From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins recorded a major accomplishment Saturday, winning the boys portion of the 10th Annual Ohio High School Invitational Kick-Off Classic Tournament in Columbus.
Wapak bested a field of 31 teams Saturday, including some fellow members of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference.
With a score of 3,088, the Redskins finished tied for 11th in the standings after the qualifying round, which consisted of three games and two Baker games.
Wapak then joined a 16-team bracket, seeded 11th overall.
âFall, Macbeth,â WHS senior Wyatt Harrison said as he drew his sword on the final scene of the Shakespearean play, Macbeth. Harrison was performing the part of antagonist Lord Macduff during the Wapakoneta High Schoolâs Shakespearean acting classes last week.
Great Lakes Theater Festival Actors Chennelle Bryant-Harris and Michael Silverstein visited the high school every day of the week, introducing many students to the world of theater.
All Wapakoneta senior English classes got involved with acting week, acting out scenes from Macbeth.
WAPAKONETA - Throughout the day Friday, those involved with the Childrenâs Hometown Holiday helped to construct the opening highlight of the event, the ice skating rink. Children were able to enjoy an evening on the rink Friday with the fun continuing today until 3 p.m.
Elaine Poppe, chair of Childrenâs Hometown Holiday, said that there used to be ice skating in and near Wapakoneta, but due to unsafe ice it hasnât been possible in recent years.
Wapakoneta resident Mike Barbee has been doing construction his whole life. In high school he made money by working on patios and landscape and helping his dad work around the house. Barbee, who grew up in southeastern Ohio, said he has been using tools his whole life.
âWe were one of those families that never hired anyone to fix things around the house,â he said. âWe did it ourselves.â
With any luck from Mother Nature, the waters on Indian Lake will soon be solid enough for ice fishers to go have their fun.
The first ice watch is in effect from Dec. 14 through Dec. 16 according to Scott Albrecht, owner of icefishohio.com.
SHAWNEE — The Wapakoneta Redskins twice had to survive after surrendering two large leads, once in each half, but they led virtually the entire game and prevailed in the end.
The Redskins managed a 65-60 win Thursday over the Shawnee Indians in varsity girls basketball action, in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams.
Wapak’s final points of the third period at 1:19 gave the team a game-high 19-point lead, 51-32.
A company formerly located in Wapakoneta has been recognized for its technological advancements in numerous industries in the United States with a book dedicated to its history.
âSuperior â Land, Sea, Air, and Spaceâ summarizes the past 79 years of Superior Tube Company, Inc., and much of the book gives credit to the Wapakoneta plant previously located on South Willipie Street for its legacy with the company.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, in conjunction with the Wapakoneta and St. Marys police departments, released an advisory concerning a posting on a local Facebook page.
The Facebook page is for posting items for sale in an online format called âRummage Sale.â
Yesterday morning the three agencies started receiving complaints from residents concerning a posting on the Rummage Sale page of prescription medications for sale.
Coming home to a meal on the table or ready to be put in the oven can be a real treat, especially during the chaotic holiday season with parties, sporting events and everyday life to consider. Instead of resorting to frozen dinners or the drive-thru line, Kim Lee presents another option.
Lee has made her services as a personal kitchen assistant available. Leeâs daytime gig is as the cook at LouAnneâs TeaSpot. Lee is known for her healthy luncheons and high teas as well as her scrumptious desserts, all made with the freshest ingredients.
Mary Ellen Cardone, 89, formerly of Lima and Wapakoneta area, died at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. She was born Dec. 18, 1923, in Wapakoneta, to Leroy and Pauline (Neidemire) Wellington, who preceded her in death.
Her mother died when she was five and her brother Clarence was three. They lived with her grandmother until she was about fourteen when she, her father and her brother moved out and she kept house for them.