August 17th, 2011
Approximately 200 people turned out for the Auglaize County Soil and Water Conservation Districtâs (ACSWCD) 65th annual meeting and election at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center on Tuesday night.
When the election was tallied to conclude the program, incumbents John Schwarck and Allen Imwalle retained the two open spots.
âThat was a pretty good turnout,â Schwarck said. âI was happy with the election results because I feel this board is working very well together. We just donât sit and talk about what we could do to improve conservation efforts, we are out there doing it.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team kicked off its season with a win, sweeping the Bellefontaine Chieftains 5-0 on Tuesday at the Harmon Park courts.
Senior Makenzie Klock rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Cheryl Corbett in first singles.
In second singles, senior Shelby Gillespie held off Hannah Vance 7-6 in the second set after posting a 6-1 win in the first.
Junior Annie Harrod bested Hannah Weimer in third singles by a score of 6-0, 6-3.
In first doubles, junior Katie Martin and freshman Kirsten Wellons topped Madeline Heuser and Michelle Frantz 6-4, 6-2.
MINSTER â The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team place sixth in the 14-team Cardinal Invitational on Tuesday morning at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster.
Wapak turned in a team score of 336. Versailles won the event with a 320 followed by Fremont St. Josephâs 321.
The Redskins were just six strokes behind third-place Minsterâs 330.
The Botkins Trojans fired a 342 to finish eighth.
âWe played much better today both physically and mentally,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. âIt seemed we played much smarter golf throughout the round.â
LIMA â The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity boys golf team picked up its first win of the season by defeating Northwest Central Conference foe Temple Christian on Tuesday at Hidden Creek golf course in Lima.
W-G compiled a team score of 217 to best the Pioneers, who turned in a 230.
Justus Ball and Garrett Hauenstein were co-medalists to lead the Tigers, each carding a 48.
Eric Shaner was just one stroke back at 49 strokes.
Ryan Agnew rounded out the W-G scoring with a 72.
Israel Whitman led Temple with a 49.
The Tigers are now 1-2 on the season.
William R. Carey, 78, of Lima, died at 8:08 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Triumph Hospital in Lima.
He was born June 3, 1933, in Champaign County, Ill., the son of Mary E. ((Marsh) and Lowell C. Carey. On Nov. 6, 1970, he married Helen L. Springer Erb Carey, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Russell W. Carey, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two daughters, Starlet D. Bowles, of Delphos, and Theresa Carey, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Graveside services are at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Lima, with the Rev. Ray Hadley officiating. Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team defeated the Indian Lake Lakers 213-222 in its first dual match of the season Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Shelby Kohler led the Redskins with a round of 45. Indian Lakeâs Morgan Barnett turned in a 42 to edge Kohler for medalist honors.
âShelby hit the ball well, she just had a little trouble with her shots around the green,â Wapak coach Dawn West said. âShe is making some changes with her pitching and chipping so it wonât be long before she is more comfortable around the greens. I was very pleased with her round.â
LIMA â The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team finished a disappointing fifth in the Rob Contini Memorial tournament Monday at Hawthorne Hills golf course in Lima.
Lima Central Catholic won the event with a team score of 306. Wapak turned in a 361.
âWe didnât play very well. We had a few mental errors that cost us a few strokes,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Bobby Crow led the Redskins with a team-best 86. Josh Apple shot an 89. Aaron Johnson recorded a 92. Drew Wayman turned in a 94. And Marshall Gerlach carded a 99.
Wapakoneta councilors unanimously agreed Monday night to establish incentives to attract new businesses by designating a community reinvestment area.
The City of Wapakoneta Reinvestment Area was incorporated as the municipal corporation of the city in its entirety. The move allows the city to attract new businesses by offering additional incentives in the form of tax abatements. The investment area also is to allow for abatements for remodeling existing residential dwellings. However, councilor Tom Finkelmeier said the primary focus of the move was made to initiate jobs.
Jeff and Mary Monfort were operating McDonaldâs restaurants out west for some time when a unique opportunity arose for them to open stores in Wapakoneta and Celina in 1995.
That chance has turned into opportunity for many others beyond the thriving business-owning pair that has since opened restaurants in Coldwater and St. Marys as well.
Perhaps the coupleâs business motto has been what has led to their success.
After much discussion, Wapakoneta City Councilors voted to shift money to the Auglaize County Dog Warden during Mondayâs council meeting.
The council agreed to forward $5,000 that had already been set aside in the budget for the purpose of addressing animals running loose in the city to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey after the recommendation was made by Wapakoneta Health and Safety Committee Chairman Tom Finkelmeier and other members of the committee. The money allotted will assist with staffing.