October 24th, 2011
SIDNEY â€” The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers celebrated a team win Saturday night in a chess match of a game.
With injuries depleting his corps, Tiger varsity coach Gary Spencer credited his entire team for Saturdayâ€™s exciting victory over the Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers â€” a game which came down to the final seconds.
As Spencer watched two-way starter Gabe Wilcox and then Cody Baker go down to injury, his coaching staff shuffled in and replaced tired or nicked up players.
Wapakoneta City Schools plan to join other districts from around the state in officially voicing its opposition to a bill which would transfer public money to support private education.
Wapakoneta Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said on their agenda for Tuesdayâ€™s board meeting is approval of a resolution opposing House Bill 136. St. Marys City Schools also recently approved a similar resolution. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Horner described the bill as â€śhorrible,â€ť with â€śproblems written all over it.â€ť
Nine people are on a short list from 43 applicants to fill the spot that will be left vacant by Joe Lenhart as Auglaize County administrator.
Kim Everman, Tim Klopfenstein, Chad Scott, Jarid Kohlreiser, Scott Frey, Tammy Bruns, Deb Zwez, Craig Knapke and Mike Hensley all were scheduled for a second round of interviews and were finalists for the position.
Everman, of Celina, is the clerk-administrator for the Mercer County commissioners.
Klopfenstein, of Wapakoneta, is president and general manager of an independent office for MCC Capital Corp.
Zombies are set to invade Wapakoneta for the second straight year this weekend.
The walking dead return for the second Wapakoneta Zombie Walk, sponsored by the KAPOW (Kids are Priority of Wapakoneta) Club, as they traverse Auglaize Street before dusk on Saturday.
Virgil D. Hudson, 96, of St. Marys, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Golden Living Center-Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
C. Louise Zimmerman, 96, of Elmcroft Retirement Center in Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at 10:33 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Van Wert County, the daughter of Evelynn Marguerite (Gorslene) and Karl Dewitt Hirn. On March 10, 1934, she married Arthur F. Zimmerman, who died March 3, 2000.
Surviving is a son, Richard A. (Mary) Zimmerman, of Spencerville.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Reed.
Sadie V. Esque, 83, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Logan W. Va., died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born March 1, 1928, in Morehead, Ky., the daughter of Lillie (Mathews) and Ott Terry, who preceded her in death. On June 28, 1948, she married Rezin J.(Joe) Esque, and he died Aug. 20, 1995.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP â€” Another hurdle cleared.
And now the big one.
The Wapakoneta Redskins came up with a pair of big third-quarter stops and pulled away to a 41-14 win over the Shawnee Indians on Friday night at Shawnee.
Wapak remained unbeaten at 9-0 overall and 8-0 in the Western Buckeye League.
The win sets up what looks to be an epic Week 10 matchup against the also undefeated Kenton Wildcats for all the proverbial marbles.
â€śI couldnâ€™t ask for a better season,â€ť Wapak center Nick Warner said. â€śItâ€™s been great. I never expected something like this out of my senior year.â€ť
BOTKINS â€” The fact that Dayton Stivers came into Fridayâ€™s sectional matchup with Botkins as the underdog didnâ€™t have Botkins head coach Kevin Lynch fooled at all.
â€śI had scouted them,â€ť Lynch said. â€śWe knew going in that it wasnâ€™t going to be easy.â€ť
The Stivers team, loaded with eight seniors, matched up well with both Botkins speed and physical style of play before finally succumbing in Botkinsâ€™ 3-2 win.
Stivers showed they had come ready to play by quickly scoring the first goal of the game and leaving the Trojans scratching their heads.
The killing by Muskingam County law enforcement officers of 49 of 56 exotic animals let loose by their late owner stirred feelings of anger, disbelief and empathy by local authorities touched by the mid-week incident.
Wapakoneta native Mike Kohlreiser, who operates Understanding Wildlife, a company started with his wife, Marsha, in 1992 to educate people about wild animals, said he was struck with a range of emotions when news broke of Terry Thompson being found dead at his complex outside of Zanesville and his menagerie of exotic animals being freed.