September 23rd, 2011
DEFIANCE â€” Connor Pickens had another big night and the Wapakoneta defense rebounded from a sluggish start as the Redskins defeated the Defiance Bulldogs 21-7 at Fred J. Brown Stadium for the first time since 1989.
â€śWe knew it was a tough environment to come into,â€ť Wapak coach Doug Frye said. â€śWe cleared a hurdle tonight. ... Weâ€™re making some progress. Iâ€™m just a hard guy to please.â€ť
The win upped Wapakâ€™s record to 5-0 on the season and got the Redskins within one win of their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1991.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â€” The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers spoiled the Perry Commodoresâ€™ homecoming game with a 20-7 victory Friday night.
It was the third straight win for W-G, which is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.
â€śThe defense really stepped up tonight,â€ť W-G coach Gary Spencer said. â€śWe kept the Commodores to under 100 yards on offense.â€ť
Both teams had trouble with traction thanks to wet conditions on the field. Perry struggled on its option ground attack while W-G struggled to run the ball and had to rely more on its passing game for the win.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team placed third at the Western Buckeye League tournament Friday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
The tournament was delayed for an hour because of rain. Once it resumed, there were few surprises as the Shawnee Indians rolled to the win.
Shawnee carded a team score of 351. Defiance was second at 383. Wapak shot a 400. And Celina took fourth with a 435.
Anna H. Milstead, 91, formerly of 29 East Lake Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Auglaize Acres, Wapa-koneta.
She was born on March 8, 1920 near Botkins, the daughter of Henrietta (Roettger) and Frederick Egbert. On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Mathias â€śCyâ€ť Milstead who died on July 16, 2000.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law Frederick and Louise Egbert and many nieces and nephews.
With cooler temperatures, leaves falling and Halloween approaching, the festive gourd is in its full glory and are plentiful in the area.
Pumpkins, which are a fall favorite, can be purchased at many area vendors and grocery stores to decorate, carve, paint and bake.
One local pumpkin seller, The Pumpkin Patch, on County Road 25A in Wapakoneta, has been in business since 2001, and have sold more than just pumpkins at their stand on the Steinke Farm.
They sell painted bales, corn shocks, gourds, squash, mums, wheat bundles, painted pumpkins and regular pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Auglaize Countyâ€™s DARE deputy recently received an award for his outstanding efforts in educating the community and its children.
Deputy Samuel Blank was honored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists with their 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Education award.
â€śWe give this out every year to someone who does something in education for the youth in the community,â€ť Optimist President Jo Derryberry said. â€śDeputy Blank has done so much through DARE.â€ť
Four more change orders have been added to the tally for renovations to the Auglaize County Courthouse.
To date, more than $214,575 has been spent on change orders for the $6.8 million Auglaize County Courthouse renovation project.
Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said they have accounted for between $238,000 and $250,000 in change orders throughout the length of the entire project.
â€śWeâ€™re getting our way through them,â€ť Lenhart said. â€śThere are still some out there as work continues.
Auglaize County property owners should expect to receive their property tax re-evaluations in the mail during the first part of next week.
Auglaize County Auditorâ€™s Office staff have been busy getting the re-evaluations ready to put in the mail. Notices for parcels covered by the CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Value) program already have been sent.
Ohio Farm Bureau are planning a meeting for those interested on the matter at 7 p.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center, in Wapakoneta. A state speaker is to be there to discuss CAUV rates.
Dana Webb says she has enjoyed the 13 years she has worked at the Auglaize County District Public library.
As she sees it, she will likely enjoy at least another 13 years or so.
â€śI am very happy here,â€ť Webb said. â€śI will probably retire here. As long as they will have me.â€ť
Webb, 51, and her husband, Dave, live in Wapakoneta. They have two grown children, Kyle, 24, and Brigitte, 23.
Megan Hayzlett sure picked a good time to have a career night.
The junior middle hitter had her best game as a varsity player to help lead the Wapakoneta Redskins to a 3-2 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a pivotal Western Buckeye League volleyball match Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
â€śI told the girls, that is probably the biggest win in my two years here,â€ť Wapak coach Keith Rambin said. â€śIt was probably our best performance of the year when we needed it most.â€ť