October 25th, 2011
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team clinched a playoff berth with its 41-14 win over the Shawnee Indians on Friday.
According to the Web site joeeitel.com, which tracks the Harbin computer points, the Redskins are unofficially fifth in Division II, region 8.
The top eight teams in each region qualify. The top four teams get to play their opening round games at home.
Wapak can clinch a home game with a win Friday night against Kenton. A win would guarantee the Redskins either a third- or fourth-place finish in the points, depending on what other teams in the region do.
Virgil D. Hudson, 96, of St. Marys Township, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Golden Living Center â Valley in St. Marys.
He was born January 23, 1915, in rural Auglaize County, to Louise (Hoewischer) and Albert Hudson. On May 9, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Esther G. Prueter, who died Nov. 15, 1975.
He is survived by a daughter, Connie Sue Backlund, of Flat Rock, N.C.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Corinne âCorkyâ Arlene Youngs, 85,, of Celina, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at St. Johnâs Hospital in Anderson, Ind.
She was born Oct. 24, 1925, in St. Marys, to the late Ruby (Minckley) and Cecil Mallory. On May 1, 1945, she married William T. Youngs, who died Sept. 21, 2002.
LIMA â Armed with a new defensive scheme and a new line-up since the last time the two teams played, the Wapakoneta Redskins erased the memories of a past loss to St. Marys on Saturday night.
The Redskins won a sectional title with a three-game sweep of Auglaize County rival St. Marys Â at Lima Senior High School.
The 26-24, 25-19, 25-22 Division II sectional final win means Wapakoneta advances to the district tournament for the first time since 1997.
Avenging a regular season loss to the Roughriders didnât feel too bad to Wapak coach Keith Rambin and his Redskins, either.
SIDNEY â The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers celebrated a team win Saturday night in a chess match of a game.
With injuries depleting his corps, Tiger varsity coach Gary Spencer credited his entire team for Saturdayâs exciting victory over the Sidney Lehman Catholic Cavaliers â a game which came down to the final seconds.
As Spencer watched two-way starter Gabe Wilcox and then Cody Baker go down to injury, his coaching staff shuffled in and replaced tired or nicked up players.
Wapakoneta City Schools plan to join other districts from around the state in officially voicing its opposition to a bill which would transfer public money to support private education.
Wapakoneta Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said on their agenda for Tuesdayâs board meeting is approval of a resolution opposing House Bill 136. St. Marys City Schools also recently approved a similar resolution. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Horner described the bill as âhorrible,â with âproblems written all over it.â
Nine people are on a short list from 43 applicants to fill the spot that will be left vacant by Joe Lenhart as Auglaize County administrator.
Kim Everman, Tim Klopfenstein, Chad Scott, Jarid Kohlreiser, Scott Frey, Tammy Bruns, Deb Zwez, Craig Knapke and Mike Hensley all were scheduled for a second round of interviews and were finalists for the position.
Everman, of Celina, is the clerk-administrator for the Mercer County commissioners.
Klopfenstein, of Wapakoneta, is president and general manager of an independent office for MCC Capital Corp.
Zombies are set to invade Wapakoneta for the second straight year this weekend.
The walking dead return for the second Wapakoneta Zombie Walk, sponsored by the KAPOW (Kids are Priority of Wapakoneta) Club, as they traverse Auglaize Street before dusk on Saturday.
Virgil D. Hudson, 96, of St. Marys, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Golden Living Center-Valley in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
C. Louise Zimmerman, 96, of Elmcroft Retirement Center in Lima, formerly of Spencerville, died at 10:33 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Van Wert County, the daughter of Evelynn Marguerite (Gorslene) and Karl Dewitt Hirn. On March 10, 1934, she married Arthur F. Zimmerman, who died March 3, 2000.
Surviving is a son, Richard A. (Mary) Zimmerman, of Spencerville.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Reed.