November 18th, 2011
Mrs. Stoffer â€” the unsung hero of the Wapakoneta Redskins 2011 football team.
Years ago she told a young, impressionable Doug Frye, â€śGood, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.â€ť
Frye never forgot the words of his sixth-grade English teacher and passed them on to his young charges.
â€śI think our kids have to understand that what we did this year was a step in the right direction,â€ť the Redskins varsity coach said. â€śBut it wasnâ€™t the ultimate accomplishment.â€ť
A step in the right direction indeed.
Two years ago, the Redskins went 1-9.
The party has started in Elida.
It started early in Friday nightâ€™s game.
The Bulldogs are headed to the Division III football state semifinals after dominating the Columbus Eastmoor Academy Warriors 37-10.
It was all about the defense as Elida held Eastmoorâ€™s power rushing attack to just 44 yards and sacked quarterback David valdez nine times.
Bids for the first part of improvements to be made to the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office dispatch center came in approximately $10,000 lower than the estimate.
â€śWhen we first came out here, the dispatch center from the old facility came with us,â€ť Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said of the officeâ€™s move to the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center in 1998. â€śThis is part of updates we have been hoping to do for years.â€ť
The challenge of what move or moves to make next to beat their opponents has students at Wapakoneta High School flocking to chess sets during any free time they get.
Some students have never played before, while others have been playing for years or played when they were younger. Thirty of them have formed a club under the leadership of teacher Bill Sammons and are meeting weekly for matches and tournaments. The last time the high school had such an organization was 15 years ago.
New attractions should help add more holiday spirit to a local Christmas tradition geared toward children, a local organizer says.
Childrenâ€™s Hometown Holiday organizer Elaine Poppe is putting the final touches on the 5th annual childrenâ€™s event, which is to be held the first weekend in December, and she said she is excited about new features including the outdoor ice skating rink. Skating will be free to all the children and will be opened for two days downtown.
Elbert L. Baird, 88, of 11309 Bobwhite Lane, in St. Marys, died at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Old Washington, to Vera A. (Boyd) and Charles M. Baird.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Dorcas (Woolley) Baird; and a wife, Marjorie (Potter) Hammann-Baird.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Funeral rites are scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Monday at Meyer Community Chapel of Otterbein â€“ St. Marys, with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial is to follow at the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia.
When Thanksgiving approaches and thoughts turn to pie, many cooks have discovered they can have a crusty situation on their hands.
Rolling out a picture-perfect pie crust can be a challenge for the most seasoned baker, but particularly for home cooks who may only bake pies from scratch a few times each year.
Akron, Ohio, resident Helen Weyrick has been using the same shortening-based recipe for her pie crust for more than 60 years. But lately, she said she has been frustrated with it.
"It gets too sticky and I had to keep adding flour and adding flour," she said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Northwest All-District football teams based on the recommendations of a media panel:
The awards continue to pile in for the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team.
Four Redskins seniors were named to the Division II First Team when the All-Northwest District awards were announced Thursday evening.
â€śI am very proud of our young men who received All-District recognition,â€ť Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye said. â€śThey had an outstanding season for us. They were a major factor in our teamâ€™s 10-win season.â€ť
On the offensive side of the ball, senior right guard Chris Schwartz was named the district co-offensive lineman of the year.