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September 14th, 2011

Winner crowned at Dash for Cash contest

September 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two area newspapers.
The Evening Leader, of St. Marys, and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for the Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a smile.

Brown pushes school bill

September 14, 2011

A U.S. Congressman says he plans to introduce a bill that would help school districts across the state keep up with renovation and maintenance projects.
The Fix America’s Schools Today (FAST) Act, to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, would provide financial assistance to help cover a multitude of projects for districts across the nation. Under a proposal included in President Barack Oba-ma’s American Jobs Act, Brown said Ohio could net approximately $986 billion for projects, which could support more than 12,000 jobs.

September 13th

Lester E. Koch, 77

September 13, 2011

Lester E. Koch, 77, of rural Wapakoneta, died 7:40 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor, following a more than four year courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 13, 1934, in Auglaize County, the son of Leona (Elsass) and William Koch, who preceded him in death. On June 13, 1954, he married Mary E. Rausch, and she survives.

Wanda L. "Jean" Drees, 90

September 13, 2011

Wanda L. “Jean” Drees, 90, of St. Marys, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Pearl (Fryer) and Harve Russell, who preceded her in death. In 1939, she married Clarence “Shorty” Meyers, and he died Aug. 25, 1975. On Dec. 29, 1990, she married Henry B. Drees, and he survives in St. Marys.

Linda M. White, 45

September 13, 2011

Linda M. White, 45, of Cridersville died at 12:19 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born June 4, 1966 in Bellefontaine, to Edna M. (Branham) and Dennis L. Faulder, and they survive in Jackson Center.
She married Randy White on June 4, 1982, and he survives in Cridersville.

Sylvan J. "Jake" Paul, 88

September 13, 2011

Sylvan J. “Jake” Paul, age 88, of 18950 Kettlersville Road, New Knoxville, Ohio, passed away Sept. 11, 2011 at 9:37 p.m. at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio.
He was born on March 19, 1923, in Botkins, the son of the late Thelma (Zimpfer) and Edison Paul. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Betty Snapp, who survives.
Jake is also survived by his son, Ron Paul of Botkins; a daughter, Renee (Jim) McGriff, of Milford; a brother; Don Paul, of Orange County, Calif., and a sister, Carol Singelton, of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Ned ‘Bud’ Gaylord Burden III, 21

September 13, 2011

Ned “Bud” Gaylord Burden III, 21, died at 8:25 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 9, 1989, in Bellefontaine, to Christina (Webb) and Ned Burden II. His father and stepmother Machelle survive in Sidney and his mother survives in Lakeview.

Debra ‘Deb’ Boday, 53

September 13, 2011

Debra “Deb” Boday, 53, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 11, 1958, the daughter of Ann (Dulebohn) and Dale Miller. Her father and stepmother, Beth, survive in Wapakoneta, and she was preceded in death by her mother. On Sept. 16, 1978, in Lima, she married James “Jim” Boday, and he survives in Waynesfield.

FOOTBALL: Redskins No. 13 in state poll

September 13, 2011

Thanks to a 3-0 start, the Wapakoneta Redskins are ranked No. 13 in the first Associated Press state high school football poll released Monday evening.
Wapak is coming off back-to-back Western Buckeye League wins. The Redskins held off Bath 14-13 in Week 3 and defeated Elida, a 2010 playoff team, 29-18 in Week 2.
They routed Bellefontaine 48-0 in the season opener.
The WBL is well represented in the poll. In addition to Wapak in Division II, Kenton is ranked third and Ottawa-Glandorf eighth in Division IV.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wapak boys edge Riders

September 13, 2011

A miscue on a scorecard hurt the Wapakoneta Redskins but not enough to cost them the win.
Wapak pulled out a 183-185 win over the rival St. Marys Roughriders in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys golf dual match on Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
“It wasn’t the greatest score but a win is a win,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Freshman Drew Wayman was disqualified after signing a scorecard that contained an incorrect score on one of the holes.

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