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August 24th, 2012

Girls Soccer: Redskins net first win of season

August 25, 2012

 

Behind the speed and foot of junior Sara Warner, the Wapakoneta girls soccer team found its first win of the season Thursday night.

Warner had two goals on the day, and accounted for the only scoring in the match.

“I think that we played really well, we really played as a team and I think we really dominated the second half as far as possession and getting goal opportunities,” Warner said after the game.

Grand Lake St. Marys offers discount

August 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — Campers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will be able to take advantage of a new discount that is exclusive to the facility.
The new rates discount campsites and shelterhouse rentals by 50 percent and getaway cabins by 25 percent. The discounts are good through Oct. 31, excluding Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and Oct. 4-6.
“It’s been a little slow for the season overall,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller said. “We had good Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, but outside of that it’s been slow.”

Back-to-school: Checklists should include vaccines, too

August 24, 2012

As children get their last minute back-to-school supplies, an Auglaize County medical authority said there’s something else parents shouldn’t forget.
“Parents’ checklists should not only be about school supplies, but immunizations,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. “Along with getting school supplies and new clothes, families should make a quick vaccine visit to their primary care provider.”
Torres recommended families check on the immunization status of their children.

Leo A. Mackesy, 91

August 24, 2012

Leo A. Mackesy, 91, of Lakeview, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, August 23, 2012.
He was born on July 9, 1921, in Oilsprings, Ontario, Canada, to the late Alice Nelson and William Mackesy.
He also was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and Donny; two grandsons, Timothy J. and Donald W.; five sisters, Margaret, Dora, Kate, Mary and Ann; and six brothers, Bill, Tom, Jim, Jack, Pat and Frank.

City fund reconcilation: Councilor satisfied with transfer explanations

August 24, 2012

Reviewing six fund transfers line by line, a Wapakoneta City Council member says he is satisfied with the reasons for the requests, but he and a city administrator say they would like to see more detail in the memo that typically accompanies the proposed legislation.

1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier said he received the answers he needed from city Auditor Gail Walter to understand the reason behind six separate fund transfers as part of an ordinance that came before councilors during Monday’s meeting.

Cuts save district money

August 24, 2012

Supplemental programming cuts have helped create more than $59,000 in savings for Wapakoneta City Schools.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the changes to supplemental programs and contracts have been made from 2007 to the present and more than 30 positions were cut overall.

Young girl helps fight littering problem

August 24, 2012

A recent trip to a local park to play turned into a clean-up effort by a 6-year-old Wapakoneta girl.

Riley Warwick and her mother, Amanda Warwick, went to Veterans Memorial Park to swing and play on the equipment, but after they noticed a lot of trash laying around, the young girl started picking it up to make the playground clean.

“I wanted to pick it up to keep the earth healthy,” Riley said. “It’s called just being nice.

August 23rd

Robert Katterhenry, 86

August 23, 2012

Robert “Red” Katterhenry, 86, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Jamie Rammel, 27

August 23, 2012

Jamie Lynn Rammel, 27, of Celina, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Mercer County Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 10, 1984, in Coldwater, the daughter of Dona J. (Goodwin) Kaler and Richard “Ralf Rammel. Her mother and step-father, Paul Kaler, survivie in Camp Hill, Pa. Her father survives in Celina.
Also surviving are a son, Brandon Hemmelgarn, of Celina; and two daughters, Lillian Hemmelgarn, of Celina, and Taylor Hemmelgarn, of Celina.
She was preceded in death by an infant child, “Junior.”

Nettie Davis, 92

August 23, 2012

Nettie M. Davis, 92, of Vandalia, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born July 28, 1920, in Logan County, the daughter of Martha (Giberson) and Frank Walters, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 8, 1939, she married Floyd L. Davis, and he died July 5, 2008.

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