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March 29th, 2012

Board renews deals

March 29, 2012

Additional retirements were accepted and six administrator contracts renewed during a regular meeting of Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week.

Administrators who were extended three-year contracts beginning with the 2012-2013 school year were Wapakoneta Elementary School Assistant Principal Carrie Knoch, Wapakoneta Middle School Assistant Principal Wes Newland, Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex, Wapakoneta Athletic Director Brad Rex and Cridersville Elementary School Principal Dave Tester.

Dorothy Hittepole

March 29, 2012

Dorothy M. Hittepole, no age given, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Jonathan Everage, 30

March 29, 2012

Jonathan Everage, 30, formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Beatrice Swartz, 82

March 29, 2012

Beatrice E. Swartz, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Lima, the daughter of Beola Estella (Long) and Emmitt Cloyd Stotts. She married Leon J. Swartz, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, David Leon Swartz, of Pueblo West, Colo., Ronny Lee Swartz, of San Diego, and Carl Edward Swartz, of Lima; and three daughters, Eileen K. Zink, of St. Mary’s, Barbara L. Burden, of Wapakoneta, and Debra A. Koenig, of Wapakoneta.

March 28th

SOFTBALL: 'Skins open strong

March 28, 2012

 

Wapakoneta Redskins varsity softball coach Bill Sammons searched for the words for a moment.

“I was actually — I don’t know how you say it — ‘cautiously surprised’ at our team,” Sammons said.  “We’re young at some spots.  But I was surprised because I really think we can compete for a league title.

SOFTBALL: Knippen beats the odds with return

March 28, 2012

“Torn ACL,” — words every athlete fears.

When Ashley Knippen heard them in October, her senior year appeared to be over, at least in sporting terms.

So when Knippen trotted out to her spot in center field for the first inning of the Redskins’ season opener on Tuesday, most everyone agreed it was the best play of the game.

Beatrice Swartz, 82

March 28, 2012

Beatrice E. Swartz, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

Genevieve Russell, 74

March 28, 2012

Genevieve Russell, 74, 416 Beech St., St. Marys, died Saturday,, March 24, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Oct. 10, 1936, in St. Marys, to Callie (Starkey) and John Goodwin.
Surviving is a daughter, Donna Baker, of St. Marys.
Private family services will be held.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are being handled by to Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Ruth Stentz, 91

March 28, 2012

Ruth Stentz, 91, of Elida, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Cridersville Health Care Center.
She was born July 4, 1920, in Lima, the daughter of Laura (Hunter) and Edward Eggleston. She married Manuel Martin who preceded her in death. On July 3, 1947, she married Rolland E. Stentz, who died Aug. 12, 2006.
Surviving is a son, Leonard L. Martin, of Lima; and a daughter, Ruthellen Rhine, of Cridersville.
She was preceded by a son, Dale Edward Martin, and a daughter, Joan Martin.

Mildred Oen, 93

March 28, 2012

Mildred Deloris Champ Oen, 83, formerly of Redkey, Ind., and Minster, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, in Albany following an extended illness.
Mildred Oen was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Cambridge, Ohio, the daughter of Beatrice (Thomas) and William Tracey. She was married to Eugene (Gene) Champ in 1949 and he died in 1980. In 1989 she married Daniel Oen and he died in 2007.

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