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January 3rd, 2012

David Raymond Kreitzer, 56

January 3, 2012

David Raymond Kreitzer, 56 of Lima, died at 6:32am on Dec. 31, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on April 2, 1955, in Springfield, Mass. to Hazel (Rudity) and Raymond Kreitzer, who both preceded him in death. Dave was raised in Wapakoneta where he graduated from high school in 1973.
On June 4, 2005, he married Donna M. Gerad, who survives in Lima.

Barbara M. Nagel, 88

January 3, 2012

Barbara M. Nagel, 88, of Wapakoneta, died 5:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at The Gardens, Wapakoneta, where she had resided for the past six years. She was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Rose (Strominger) and Wilbur Nagel.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Theresa Nagel, of Wapakoneta, 15 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William H., Robert G. and J. Paul Nagel.

January 2nd

Teachers take opportunity to give their side of talks

January 2, 2012

Two weeks after an invitation only meeting where Wapakoneta City Schools administrators explained their position to a select crowd, teachers took advantage of a public comment period to voice their side.

Teachers addressed Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and administrators Saturday for more than two hours during a special meeting of the board.

Student has success in the classroom and on the athletic field

January 2, 2012

BOTKINS — No matter what it might be, competitiveness has fueled Botkins High School junior Ethan Zimpfer to plenty of success whether it is in the classroom or on the athletic field.

Zimpfer is the son of Deb and Joe Zimpfer.

“He is the kind of person that gives 100 percent all of the time,” his father said. He is a very good athlete and he loves to win.”

SWIMMING: 'Skins finish 7th at Holiday meet

January 2, 2012

LIMA — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls swimming teams both finished seventh in the Holiday Invitational on Thursday at the Lima Family YMCA.

The Shawnee Indians won both groups.

In all, 18 boys teams and 17 girls teams competed in the annual event.

For the Redskins boys team, Ryan Kremer grabbed third in the 200-yard individual medley and fourth in the 100 freestyle.

Nate Hager took third in the 200 freestyle. He also placed sixth in the 50 freestyle.

Ryan Greve was fifth in the 100 breaststroke.

January 1st

'Last, final and best' offer implemented, teachers prepare to strike

January 1, 2012

Wapakoneta City School teachers are preparing for the worst — a possible strike — and hoping for the best — Wapakoneta City School administrators and board members reopening negotiations.

Wapakoneta City School Board of Education members voted 4-0 during a special board meeting Saturday morning to implement its “last, final and best” contract offer which took effect  New Year’s Day. Board member Pat Gibson had an excused absence from the meeting.

December 30th, 2011

BASKETBALL: Wapak rallies to shoot down Flyers

December 31, 2011

For three quarters, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team had no pulse.

Then senior Andy Faller hit a jumper from the left wing.

Ba-bump.

And freshman Adam Henderson ventured into a forest of blue and gold trees, grabbed an offensive rebound and stuck it back in the basket.

Ba-bump, ba-bump.

Then Faller drained a 3-pointer.

Ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump.

Those three baskets ignited a 19-point fourth quarter as Wapak erased a nine-point deficit and pulled out a 39-35 win over the Marion Local Flyers on Friday at Wapakoneta High School.

Top 10 in 2011

December 30, 2011

From staff reports
1. Player eligibility investigated
With the Wapakoneta Redskins on the verge of possibly winning the Western Buckeye League title and securing a stronger position in the state playoffs, news spread of a player being ruled ineligible — possibly costing the 9-0 Redskins at the time to forfeit all their games.
News of the player possibly being ineligible and the subsequent decision by Wapakoneta City Schools administrators to voluntarily hold the player out of the final game traveled both wing and fling.

Friends fond farewell

December 30, 2011

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
After three decades of making memories, friends and the news, the leader of the Wapakoneta Daily News is retiring.
One word can sum up her whole experience — rewarding.
Publisher Dianna Epperly packed up pictures and awards Friday afternoon during her last day of work at the newspaper — but not only packing up these tangible items — she also packed up memories she collected during the past 34 years. Memories, she says, that will last a lifetime.

Say it ain’t so, Joe

December 30, 2011

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
Joe Lenhart will walk out of his office Friday and flip the switch to turn out the lights. The next time the office opens, he won’t be the person turning them back on for the first time in 11 1/2 years.
A retirement party was held for Lenhart on Friday, his last official day in the office as Auglaize County administrator. A mixture of current and former elected and hired officials from a vast area of county offices showed up to pay respect to a man that served in county positions for 28 years.

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