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November 7th, 2011

‘Tis the season: Large crowd ushers in Holidays

November 7, 2011

Large crowds turned out in downtown Wapakoneta this past weekend as the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) hosted a Home For the Holidays open house.
Several businesses took part in the event designed to help kick off the holiday season.
Along with weekend shopping specials, residents could enjoy horse and carriage rides, warm cider, scented pine cones, and a bazaar at the church.

FOOTBALL: Ticket info

November 7, 2011

The following is the schedule for Wapakoneta Playoff Ticket Sale Information:

Wednesday Nov. 9 from 3-7 pm for 9-12 Football Players and Cheerleaders and Parents, Band Parents, and Reserved Football Season Ticket Holders

Thursday Nov. 10 from 8-12 for students and staff and from 12-3 for General Public

Friday Nov. 11 from 8-1 for General Public

FOOTBALL: Regional semifinal pairings

November 7, 2011

REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS

Division I
All games at 7 p.m. Saturday, unless noted
Region 1
1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Solon (10-1), at Byers Field
2 St. Ignatius (9-2) vs. 6 St. Edward (8-3), at Brunswick
Region 2
1 Tol. Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (9-2), at Mansfield Arlin Field
7 Wadsworth (10-1) vs. 3 Hudson (10-1), at Canton Fawcett Stadium
Region 3
1 Hilliard Davidson (10-0) vs. 4 Upper Arlington (9-2), at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium
2 Pickerington Central (8-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (9-2), at Ohio Wesley University Selby Stadium
Region 4

November 4th

Children of Hope service to be held

November 5, 2011

A church service is planned to pray for the local children whose lives are touched by a life threatening or life changing illness.
The fourth annual Children of Hope Community Praise and Worship Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 302 E. Pearl St., Wapakoneta.
“This worship is a way for the community and family and friends to offer love, care, support, and prayers for these youth and their families,” the Rev. Mark Bauer, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, said.

City Bakery to open Monday

November 5, 2011

Those delicious toroidal rings and flattened spheres injected with cream or custard once again will grace our fine city.
Rod Sidel announced on Friday that the City Bakery will officially open at 5 a.m. Monday.
The bakery, located at 20 W. Auglaize St. in downtown Wapakoneta, closed July 1 when natural gas to the building was turned off due to an inability to pay the bill. The store is owned by Rod Sidel, who had taken over the family business approximately seven years ago. The bakery has been in the same location since 1885 and had been in the family since the 1970s.

Waynesfield Village Council race wide open

November 5, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Six people are challenging for two open spots on Waynesfield Village Council at the Nov. 8 election.
One incumbent, Ronda Knox, is on the ballot with five newcomers. Councilor Chris Wilson opted not to run for another term.
James Caster, 42, 602 Morning Glory Drive, is a relatively new resident to the village, only living there a few years. However, he said he feels he has a lot to offer to the village.
“I had several people approach me and encourage me to run,” Caster said. I thought I should take them up on it and see what happens.”

FOOTBALL: Wapak overcomes slow start to top Franklin

November 5, 2011

FRANKLIN — Another slow start, another strong finish.

Another win.

But not just any win — the second playoff win in school history.

The Wapakoneta Redskins scored 18 unanswered points to overcome an early deficit and pull away to a 24-13 win over the Franklin Wildcats (9-2) in a Division II regional football quarterfinal Friday night at Atrium Stadium in Franklin.

Wapak upped its record to 10-1 on the season and earned a trip to Piqua High School next Friday where the Redskins will take on the No. 1-ranked Trotwood-Madison Rams in regional semifinal action.

George Winegardner, 88

November 4, 2011

George Budd ‘Pete’ Winegardner, 88, of Lima, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011,at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Allen County, to Nellie Eleanor Albrecht and Lester Cole Winegardner. On April 23, 1943, he married Mary Jane Frisinger and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Jane Kidd, of Kenton, and Kathryn Louise ‘Kathy’ Hites, of Lima.

Jay Lenhart, 42

November 4, 2011

Jay J. Lenhart, 42, of Shadyside, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, after a battle with cancer.
He was the son of Norma (Gene) Gill, of Wapakoneta, and Thomas (Glenice) Lenhart, Sr., of Sidney.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the ballroom side. at the Eagles Lodge in Wapakoneta.
Donations may be made to Gilda’s Club in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Arrangements are being handled by Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jean M. Lewis, 73

November 4, 2011

Jean M. Lewis, 73, died suddenly after a brave fight against a very aggressive cancer on Nov. 3, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She had recently returned to Bluffton to enjoy her retirement.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, the daughter of Catherine and Charles Bernard Lewis Bockrath.

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