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April 20th, 2012

Carolyn Foster, 88

April 20, 2012

Carolyn Marie Foster, 88, of Swanton, died Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2012, at the Genoa Care Center.
She was born March 22, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Victoria (Schneider) and Albert Hartard. She married Eddie Foster, who died in 1993.
She is survived by a son, Leland Foster, of Swanton.
There will be no public visitation or services. There will be a private family burial.
Arrangements are being handled by Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.
Contributions may be given to Hands of Grace in Delta.
Condolences may be expressed at barnesfuneralchapel.com.

Esther Tester, 96

April 20, 2012

Esther M. Tester, 96, of Troy, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
She was born June 6, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Margaret (Sheipline) and Joseph Brown. She married Vernon Tester, who preceded her in death June 14, 1981.
Surviving are a son-in-law, David Mers, of Troy; a sister, Lucille Waldman, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Doug (Toni) Mers, of Troy, Craig (Teresa) Mers, of Troy, and Mark Mers, of Troy; two great-grandchildren, Aarin Burke and Clinton Mers; and four great-great-grandchildren, Tessa, Briella, Lucas and Abel.

John Dorner, 75

April 20, 2012

John J. Dorner, 75, of Wapakoneta, died peacefully at his home April 17, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 26, 1936, in Sidney, to Nora M. (Hunt) and Rudolph S. Dorner, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 26, 1959, he married Doris M. Petitjean, who survives in Wapakoneta.

April 19th

Adding new books: New program planned for elementary students

April 19, 2012

After several years of review and pilot programs, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators plan to adopt new math textbooks for students.

“We will see children learning more, adjusting to the challenge,” Wapakoneta City Schools Director of Instruction Julie Miars Golden said.

Miars Golden said after talking with each of the elementary teachers during the three-year selection process, they decided to go with Harcourt’s Go Math! series.

Quarter auction benefits Relay for Life

April 19, 2012

After a successful event last year, the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life team Rock Out Cancer is planning another quarter auction this Saturday.

For a quarter auction, a variety of consultants donate items — with values between $15 and $100 — which guests can bid on. Those wanting to bid hold up their numbered paddle and after all bids are placed, a paddle number is drawn to determine the winner. By spending between $35 and $40, they can bid on everything.

RAC to auction shoes

April 19, 2012

A local art gallery is saying goodbye to decorated furniture and hello to shoes as they gear up for their annual benefit auction.

With the Summer Moon Festival three months away, Riverside Art Center officials are already planning their annual auction that they host in conjunction with the event.

Riverside Art Center members are currently taking on a new challenge for their charity auction this year by collecting donated decorated shoes.

April 18th

BASEBALL: Wapak holds off Sidney, gets ready for Defiance

April 19, 2012

 

After Wednesday’s 9-6 win over the Sidney Yellow Jackets, the Wapakoneta Redskins are owners of a two-game win streak, one straight in the Western Buckeye League.

Next up for the Redskins?  How about the Defiance Bulldogs, owners of a 54-game WBL win streak.

Defiance (11-1 overall, 3-0 WBL) has not lost a WBL varsity baseball game since April 28, 2006.  Wapak will try to put an end to that streak at 5 p.m. Friday at Defiance High School.

TENNIS: 'Skins clobber Kenton

April 19, 2012

 

KENTON — The Wapakoneta Redskins had little trouble with the Kenton Wildcats, rolling to a 5-0 sweep of a Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis match Wednesday at Kenton.

Wapak won all five matches in two sets each, winning five of the sets 6-0 and five of them 6-1.

Senior Nic Oen dropped Kenton junior Graham Reese 6-1, 6-1 in first singles.

Redskins senior Joey Jose blanked senior Jaden Perkins 6-0, 6-0 in second singles.

In third singles, Wapak senior Andy Faller topped freshman Jake Abbott 6-1, 6-0.

Hours expanded

April 18, 2012

The Auglaize County Public District Library Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to reinstate hours to their former level prior to cuts in 2008.

The move pushes the total hours the district libraries will be open to 180 from 132, a 36 percent increase. The increases were 48 hours from 40 hours in Wapakoneta, 20 hours from 13 in Cridersville, 32 hours from 26 in Minster, 32 hours from 20 in New Bremen, 24 hours from 13 in New Knoxville, and 24 hours from 20 in Waynesfield.

Dog attacks local

April 18, 2012

A dog that attacked a Wapakoneta man Monday night is being quarantined for 10 days by orders of the Auglaize County dog warden.

Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the 3-year-old male boxer and lab mix is being kept in quarantine at the owner’s house on Murray Street.

The dog is owned by Mike Jackson, 30, according to a Wapakoneta police officer’s report.

An investigation is ongoing and charges are expected, Wapakoneta police clerk Denise Kohler said.

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