April 9th, 2012
CELINA — Members of a local lake group received an update on a new campaign aimed at tackling external loading issues at Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed Alliance Coordinator Laura Walker unveiled the Grand Again campaign that is being kicked off in the region during Saturday’s monthly Lake Improvement Association meeting. The campaign, which features a handful of topics, is directed at reducing the external loading — or non-point source pollution — that reaches Grand Lake St. Marys.
A local high school student has a passion for playing football.
And one day he wants to take his passion to a whole new level and coach his favorite sport.
“Football is what I’m really passionate about,” Wapakoneta High School junior Nathaniel Bracy said. “Even when I’m done playing, I still want to be involved with it.”
Bracy hopes to play football in college, while working toward a degree in education.
“I would like to become a football coach,” Bracy said of future plans.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ much-needed break started a couple innings early.
After playing 10 full games and one rain-halted game in the first 13 days of the season, the Redskins deserved it.
Wapak easily dispatched the Kenton Wildcats with a 16-0 five-inning run-rule win in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
“Truly this man was God’s son.”
These words were spoken to Jesus right after he took his last breath on the cross.
At the last installment of the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Lenten Luncheons, the Rev. Ward Lewis, of the Church of the Nazarene, dug deeper into these words.
“I believe that is why you are all here because you believe he surely was the son of God,” Lewis said at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta on Friday afternoon.
Twelve years ago, a local resident who did not have any symptoms learned she was diagnosed with cancer.
Sixty-nine-year-old Dianna Johnson spent her career working as a nurse, so she often had labor intensive tasks, such as lifting people in and out of their beds.
“I had hurt my back lifting my dad,” the 1960 Wapakoneta High School graduate said. “I’m a nurse, so I have lifted patients for close to 50 years.”
With a rail line in place for the industrial park, Wapakoneta city leaders have been spurred to develop a local rail authority.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz and Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Executive Director Greg Myers say they believe the establishment of a rail authority for Wapakoneta’s newest industrial park is inevitable and its existence should prove to be advantageous for the city.
Virginia E. âGinnyâ Goubeaux, 88, of Sidney, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 7, 1923 in Sidney, the daughter of the late Josephine (Seger) and Andrew Larger. On June 5, 194,7 she married Cecil Goubeaux who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Joyce) Goubeaux, of Sidney; a son-in-law, William (Lisa) Finkelstein, of Santa Monica, Calif.; a brother, Carl (Helen) Larger, of Wapakoneta; and four grandsons, Brian (Alana)Goubeaux, Matthew Goubeaux, David (Brie) Goubeaux, and Christopher Goubeaux.
Carl P. Rosengarten, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Wapa-koneta Manor.
He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Sidney, the son of Francis (Lump) and Julius Rosengarten, who preceded him in death. On March 11, 1955, he married Mary E. Bellamy, who died Jan. 11, 2006.
A number of minor changes have added up to some big savings for Wapakoneta City Schools, the district’s superintendent says.
Through the first eight months of the school’s fiscal year, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators have managed to save a million dollars from what the district spent a year ago this time, Superintendent Keith Horner said.
The information was made public during a recent school Finance Committee meeting.
“It’s due to multiple things we’ve done,” Horner said of the savings.
A Wapakoneta resident recently earned an African-American in History Award at the ninth annual Power of Unity Luncheon held at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima late February.
The man says the award is more for his hometown than for his work.
The award is given annually to a black achiever. Jim Bowsher is white, although the influence of Native American ancestry is also noticeable in his appearance. While Bowsher is not particularly impressed with awards or notoriety, this time around he felt the recognition was quite significant.