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January 4th, 2012

BASKETBALL: Trojans hammer Houston

January 4, 2012

BOTKINS — Nine different players scored as the Botkins Trojans rolled to a 67-44 win over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County League varsity boys basketball game Tuesday at Botkins High School.

It was the first league win of the season for the Trojans (4-3, 1-2 SCL).

Botkins’ Tyler Egbert led all scorers with 21 points, scoring 15 of those in the second half.

Ethan Zimpfer added 11 for the Trojans. Gabe Lawrence chipped in with nine and Josh Schwartz contributed eight.

Botkins led 17-11 after one quarter and stretched the margin to 32-24 at the half.

Diabetic care takes foothold

January 4, 2012

Taking care of feet is more important than many realize and takes more than pulling on socks and lacing up shoes each day, especially for diabetics.

“Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common reason for amputation of lower extremities in the U.S.,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said.

The ulcers most often occur on the ball of the foot or the bottom of the big toe, he explained. They also can occur on the sides of the foot, usually due to poorly fitting shoes.

Several crashes caused by icy conditions in Wapakoneta

January 4, 2012

Wapakoneta police officers responded early Monday morning to several crashes caused by icy roads from a New Year’s Day light snow.

Katlinn Cox, 21, 612 Perry St., was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control after she failed to negotiate a curve on Industrial Drive due to icy conditions and slid the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving into a 1998 General Motors Sonoma driven by Robin Wheaton, 57, of 217 N. Rauthland Ave., according to an officer’s report from the Wapakoneta Police Department.

Local shop keeps busy with bridal season

January 4, 2012

With the new year starting, this is currently the busiest season for bridal shows and prom dress shopping.

Local bridal shops, including Simply Elegant, are keeping up with the current trends and are preparing for trunk shows in the coming months to display gowns, veils and jewelry for that special day.

“A few weeks before Christmas is our quiet time,” Simply Elegant Formals owner Brenda Johns said. “There is time there to prepare for the upcoming season.”

Pamela Marie Carr-Fyke, 65

January 4, 2012

Pamela Maria “Sunshine” Carr-Fyke, 65, of 5212 Raywood Lane, Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Pemberton, passed away Sunday, Jan.1, 2012, at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
She was born on Dec. 6, 1946, in Botkins, the daughter of the late Wanda (Lotridge) and Elmo Stegeman.

January 3rd

Committee seats set: President names councilors to committee posts

January 3, 2012

With the departure of one long-time councilor, Wapakoneta City Council President Steve Henderson says he shuffled members on committees to match the best people to the challenges confronting the city.

“I think every committee is important and the work they do is vital to the success of the city,” Henderson said. “I hopefully have matched the interests and strengths of the councilors to the committees that best suit their talents.”

Two separate fires take barn, house

January 3, 2012

A house and family pets and a barn and its contents were all lost in New Year’s Eve fires in Logan Township.

Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Vorhees said he expects both to be total losses from what he described as “two major fires.”

Patricia and John Joseph were displaced from their two-story home after it caught fire while they were gone Saturday night.

Sister Cities plan adult trip

January 3, 2012

Local adults have the opportunity to travel to Germany — be submerged in the European culture, sight see and enjoy the German history — this summer for two weeks.

The Wapakoneta Sister Cities is hosting a “Taste of Germany Adult Trip” informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA in the small group room. This trip is open to any adult interested in traveling to Germany with the organization.

Coordinators of the trip will go over the trip information, answer questions and set a date for trip deposits.

Bernadine Potbury, 90

January 3, 2012

Bernadine Potbury, 90, formerly of 1102 Neil Avenue, St. Marys, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born May 3, 1921 in Brown City, Mich., to Cora Mae (Walker) and Roy Eastman. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married Robert E. Potbury, who died Feb. 21, 1993.

Lewis H. Metzger, 86

January 3, 2012

Lewis H. Metzger, 86, of Spencerville, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic following complications of surgery on Nov. 4, 2011.
He was born April 6, 1925, in Spencerville, the son of Carrie (Stonehill) and Frederick Metzger, who are deceased. On June 21, 1947, he married LaDonna E. Good, who survives.
He is survived by four children, Frederick L. “Fred” Metzger, of Spencerville, Gary L. Metzger, of St. Marys, Randall K. “Randy” Metzger, of Spenccerville, and Penney R. Gerdeman, of Fort Jennings.

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