September 15th, 2011
Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
‚ÄúIn the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,‚ÄĚ said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. ‚ÄúThis year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.‚ÄĚ
Caroline Irene Heise, 73 of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Kenton, died at 12:19 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima.
She was born June 14, 1938 in Kenton, to Dorothy Katherine (Resch) and Stephen Edward Dick. On July 28, 1971 she married George O. Heise, Sr. who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, John M. McKinley, Richard D. McKinley, Sam E. Heise; and two daughters: Ann M. McKinley, and Roberta L. Alexander.
No public visitations or services are planned.
Janice R. Schroeder, 74, 387 Lawrence Road, Delaware, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept.11, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1937, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Aurora (Wierwille) and Raymond Eversman. On March 13, 1954, she married Charles Schroeder and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Robin Schroeder, of Delaware, and Joe Schroeder, of Martha‚Äôs Vineyard, Mass.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Schroeder.
Betty J. Reichelderfer, 87, of Cridersville, died at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Cridersville Health Care.
She was born Feb. 14, 1924 in Wapakoneta, to Frances R. (Fricke) and Harry Benjamin. Both parents are deceased. On Jan. 19, 1946, she married Fred J. Reichelderfer, who survives in Cridersville.
It took less than 10 minutes for the tide to turn.
And turn it did.
The Celina Bulldogs scored three goals in a span of 9:19 to pull out a 3-2 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer match Tuesday at Ryan Field.
Trailing 1-0 late in the first half, Celina tied it at the 10:07 mark, took a 2-1 lead on an own-goal by Wapak, and stretched it to 3-1 with 48 seconds left in the half.
From there the Bulldogs held on, allowing just an Andy Faller penalty kick in the second half for the 3-2 win.
The Minster Wildcats posted a 180-206 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a varsity girls golf match Tuesday at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Wapak sent out just four players as No. 2 golfer Shelby Kohler missed her second-straight match with an illness.
Courtney Knippen and Hannah Smith both carded 47‚Äôs to lead the Redskins. It was a personal-best round for Smith.
‚ÄúEven though we did not come out with a win tonight the ladies played much more in control of their games,‚ÄĚ Wapak coach Dawn West said. ‚ÄúIt was a nice comeback from last night‚Äôs match. ...
Auglaize County Health Department officials are considering increases to food service license fees.
Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson distributed charts of Auglaize County‚Äôs current fees and those of 22 health department in the state‚Äôs northwest district to Auglaize County Health Board members during Tuesday‚Äôs meeting to compare and review during the next month as they prepare to hear proposals for fee increases locally.
ST. MARYS ‚ÄĒ Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two area newspapers.
The Evening Leader, of St. Marys, and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for the Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a smile.
A U.S. Congressman says he plans to introduce a bill that would help school districts across the state keep up with renovation and maintenance projects.
The Fix America‚Äôs Schools Today (FAST) Act, to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, would provide financial assistance to help cover a multitude of projects for districts across the nation. Under a proposal included in President Barack Oba-ma‚Äôs American Jobs Act, Brown said Ohio could net approximately $986 billion for projects, which could support more than 12,000 jobs.
Lester E. Koch, 77, of rural Wapakoneta, died 7:40 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor, following a more than four year courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 13, 1934, in Auglaize County, the son of Leona (Elsass) and William Koch, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1954, he married Mary E. Rausch, and she survives.