September 7th, 2011
The commander of the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol recently announced plans for a sobriety checkpoint within his coverage area this weekend.
The checkpoint for drivers operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is meant to intercept impaired motorists, Lt. Scott Carrico said.
â€śUsually we donâ€™t get a lot of OVIs out of it, but it is used as a tool to increase awareness, educate and as a deterrent,â€ť Carrico told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
With the wind to its back in the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team rallied from a 1-0 deficit to post a 3-1 win over the Bluffton Pirates on Tuesday at Harmon Field.
Bluffton took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute on a goal by Lucas Harnish and held that advantage through the rest of the first half.
Colin Mankin put the Redskins on the board with a goal in the 52nd minute.
Travis Bertram scored on an assist from Andy Faller to put Wapak on top 2-1 in the 69th minute. And Cody Benny knocked in the Redskinsâ€™ third goal in the 81st minute.
Members of a local nursing home plans on hosting a remembrance event to show their thanks and appreciation to the emergency personnel in the county and to remember 9/11.
Auglaize Acres staff are holding the appreciation meal for all EMS and Emergency Response members in the community and throughout Auglaize County by inviting them to a special lunch.
Members of Auglaize County fire departments, police departments, EMS and the county Emergency Management Agency are invited to stop by Auglaize Acres for their appreciation lunch, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Claude Cass Telles IV, of Defiance, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born July 4, 1954, in Lima, the son of Faye Ella (Hissong) and Claude Cass Telles III. His mother survives in Banning, Calif.
On July 4, 1974, he married Pamela Fay Murray who survives in Defiance.
Surviving are two sons, Claude Cass Telles VV, of Archbold, and James Richard Telles, of Defiance.
Services are at 7 p.m. today at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Cremation will follow the services.
Iris Ann Burwell, 102, formerly of Wapakoneta, and a longtime resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in Lima, the daughter of Lillian (Burton) and Daniel Armentrout. On May 2, 1927, she married Guy Burwell and he preceded her in death in October 1993.
Surviving are a son, Lowell Burwell, of Liberty, Ind.; a daughter, LaDonna (Paul) Kogge, of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Cole L. Hiestand, 10, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital, following a courageous 15-month battle with aplastic anemia.
He was born Sept. 9, 2000, in Lima, the son of Carrie (Bowman) and Jonathan Hiestand, who survive in Wapakoneta.
FRYBURG â€” With light rain falling to the north and south of Fryburg, the inclement weather somehow missed the small unincorporated town, making the 121st annual Fryburg Homecoming Festival an overall success on Sunday.
While overcast skies kept attendance down slightly, the weather held off and approximately 3,000 people still turned out for fun, food and games.
To remember and honor all who lost their lives during the tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001, members of the local fire department is organizing a memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Wapakoneta Fire Department members are organizing a 9/11 memorial service on Sunday at the north lawn at the fire station.
â€śWe pledged that we would never forget those who were left behind,â€ť Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. â€śPlease bring your lawn chairs and plan to take part in honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this horrific day in U.S. history, 10 years ago.â€ť
Area residents recently got a preview of an Elvis show coming to town this weekend at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
Connor Pickens shook his head.
â€śWow,â€ť he said. â€śWow. This is unbelievable.â€ť
Yeah, that pretty much summed it up.
Pickens rushed for a career-high 267 yards, narrowly missing a Wapakoneta single-game record, to lead the Redskins to a commanding 29-18 win over the Elida Bulldogs on Friday night at Harmon Field.
After a tight first half, Wapakâ€™s offensive line took over, creating gaping holes in the Elida defense in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams.