April 30th, 2012
During the summer of 2011, a 2009 Wapakoneta High School graduate came back to her hometown to give back.
Georgetown College (Kentucky) student Devon Golden, a member of the Georgetown Tigers women’s basketball team, helped recruit blood donors for an American Red Cross blood drive for two youths, Jason Strauser and Jesse Doseck, who died from cancer. Earlier this month, she received the Auglaize County Youth of the Year Award for 2011 from the American Red Cross in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties.
Plans are in the works for the Wapakoneta High School varsity softball team to travel to Florida in 2013.
Redskins varsity softball coach Bill Sammons presented plans for the team to play in a tournament at Cocoa Beach during spring break next year to Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during a recent board meeting.
He anticipated between 14 and 16 players making the trip, with those going being high school juniors and seniors or other members of the varsity team.
Sometimes it’s not the team that makes the most plays that comes out on top. Sometimes it’s the one that makes the fewest mistakes.
Friday night, that team was the St. Marys Roughriders.
St. Marys took advantage of a slew of miscues in the first three innings to post a 5-1 win over the rival Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
ST. MARYS — Courtney Knippen and the Wapakoneta softball team pounced on St. Marys pitching from the start to take any drama out of the game against its Auglaize County rivals.
The Redskins sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 15-1 run-rule victory in five innings at K.C. Geiger Park on Friday.
Knippen started and finished the scoring outburst with a pair of extra-base hits.
BOTKINS — The Riverside Pirates rolled to an 8-1 win over the Botkins Trojans in a non-league varsity baseball game Friday at Botkins Community Park.
Riverside held the Trojans to just three hits while knocking out 12 of its own.
Botkins’ lone run came in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Pirates scored one in the first, two in the fourth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Evan Dietz was 1-for-3 with a double for the Trojans.
Seth Hoying was tabbed with the loss.
Doyle V. Snider, 85, of Lima died 12:15 p. m., Friday, April 27 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 19, 1927 in Unio-polis to Oscar and Nellie Butler Snider, who preceded him in death. He married Frances âFrankieâ Polick March 13, 1948 and she preceded him in death Dec. 26, 1993. He married Betty Kohli Sept. 16, 1995 and she survives in Lima.
Motorists using East Benton Street through these first few weeks of construction will no longer be permitted down the street starting May 7 when paving contractors move in.
Workers with Celina-based Shinn Brothers start work that Monday and the street will be closed until the $779,680 full-depth street reconstruction project is complete. The project is scheduled to be done by Sept. 30.
Tightly grasping handfuls of pennies, kindergartners dropped them into large collection buckets this week at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
As they gave all the pennies they had they said they were donating them to help fix the “broken school.”
They brought with them from home not just their pennies, but nickels, dimes, quarters and even dollar bills — anything they could find — to help students just like them who had lost part of their school to a tornado earlier this year.
With the Auglaize County Relay for Life only eight weeks away, team captains are working at full force preparing for the special day.
Relay for Life is scheduled to be held Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, and team captain Kim Klingler and her team, TSC Purple Stars, are creating a tribute book, The Greater Auglaize County Tribute Book, which will be available for sale at the event.
Wilda Miars, 85, formerly of 04521 Auglaize County Road 33-A, St. Marys, died at 9:12 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
She was born March 18, 1927, in St. Marys, to Ireta (Seib) and Vernon Schmehl. On May 24, 1947, she married Gail V. Miars, who died Sept. 20, 1995.
Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Ellen Langsdon, of Louisville, Ky., Karen Joseph, of Celina, Joyce Moon, of Marysville, and Nancy Miars, of Hilliard; and two sons, Darrell Miars, of Portland, Ore., and Russell Miars, of Portland, Ore.