September 19th, 2011
From painting and plumbing to roofing and yard work, residents could be found throughout the Wapakoneta area helping each other Saturday.
The purpose for the second-consecutive Servants Day â€” is neighbor helping neighbor.
Hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association (WAMA), groups of volunteers worked on houses in need of repair. Homes were recommended for the work by other members of the community or interested residents could apply themselves for a group to help them out. In total, 30 were on Saturdayâ€™s schedule.
Casually tossing his reddish-blonde bangs to the side of his freckled face, a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader said thereâ€™s one thing that should be known about him.
â€śPeople like to call me Justin Bieber ... because of my hair,â€ť Eric Carpenter said with a grin.
The 9-year-old isnâ€™t much into music though. Heâ€™d rather spend his time playing guard for the Warriors, which his father coaches. Of course, heâ€™d prefer to be fullback.
Eric also plays baseball.
Garrett Rhodes, 21, of Wapakoneta, died late Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 2011, at the scene of a single-vehicle accident in rural Auglaize County.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Eunice M. Kohlreiser, 79, 1523 Klosterman Ln., St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 13, 1932 in New Knoxville, the daughter of Luettea (Piepmeyer) and Erbin Stienecker. On Aug. 11, 1951, she married Robert L. Kohlreiser Sr. who survives in St. Marys.
Also surviving are her children; Marilyn (Larry) Mills and Mary (Mike) Zimmerman, both of St. Marys and Robert Kohlreiser Jr. of California.
Odos Charles Craig, 92, died Sept. 16, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 4 1919, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Freida Marie (Walther) and Chauncey C. Craig. On July 3, 1940, he married Rosemary Frost, who survives in Lima. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
The Wapakoneta Redskins used a second-quarter outburst to take a three-touchdown lead, then took advantage of Celina miscues to preserve a 41-20 win over the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League football game Friday night at Harmon Field.
Wapak remained undefeated at 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in the WBL.
â€śWe won. Thatâ€™s positive,â€ť Wapak coach Doug Frye said. â€śWe didnâ€™t turn the ball over. Thatâ€™s positive. The rest of it needs a heck of a lot of work if weâ€™re going to be any good.â€ť
MILFORD CENTER â€” In an emotional game for both schools, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers edged the Fairbanks Panthers 12-6 on Friday at Fairbanks.
Waynesfield dedicated the game to long-time team bus driver, Deb Boday, and former athlete Ned Burden, both of which passed away earlier in the week.
And Fairbanks dedicated the game to senior quarterback, Mitch Rausch, who was involved in an automobile accident on Thursday night.
In what has become perhaps the most highly anticipated game on the Northwest Central Conference docket each year, the rivals dueled in a hard-fought defensive battle.
BOTKINS â€” An area student was selected by his high school to share his musical skills during a special 9/11 band performance.
Botkins High School junior Adam Ewry was selected by his band director to play with the Sidney Civic Band at their â€ś9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert.â€ť
â€śIt was a good experience playing with all the excellent musicians,â€ť Ewry said. â€śI was probably the youngest one there.â€ť
NEW BREMEN â€” Superintendent Ann Harvey will be leaving the district at the end of the month, as she accepted a position as Auglaize County Educational Service Center superintendent Thursday night.
Harvey said she anticipates her last day in New Bremen to be Sept. 30, and she will begin work at the Auglaize County ESC in early October.
She remarked she is looking forward to the challenge.
Farmers in the local area are eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of the yearâ€™s tumultuous weather.