October 3rd, 2011
A Seneca County farmer views a new soybean as an opportunity for farmers to grow a new crop and a chance for consumers to add a nutritional and tasty vegetable to the dinner table.
Charles Fry says he hates the fact that the United States imports more than 100,000 tons of the soybean, called edamame (pronounced ed-ah-mommy), with 85 to 90 percent coming from China.
Fry says he is encouraged by the fact that they intend to see farmers plant the edible soybean on 1,200 acres in 2012 and as many as 4,000 acres in 2013 â all to be grown for the American consumer market.
BOTKINS â Officials from any school district would be proud to have four students among the top 10 in just about any conceivable competition.
Now imagine doing that at either a state or a national competition.
Four Botkins High School students pulled of that feat Sept. 17. Competing at The Big E, a national fair held in West Springfield, Mass., seniors Seth Aufderhaar, Jordan Marx and Jordan Fledderjohann along with junior Logan Russell, all placed in the top 10 in the national livestock judging competition.
Wapak at Van Wert, 5
Botkins at Newton, 5
Wapak vs. Shawnee, 5
Wapak at St. Marys, 6
W-G vs. Hardin Northern, 6
Wapak at Shawnee, 5
Botkins at Anna, 5
Wapak at UNOH Sectional, 9 a.m.
Wapak vs. Van Wert, 6
W-G at Marion Catholic, 6
Botkins at Jackson Center, 5:30
Wapak vs. St. Marys, 7:30
W-G at Fort Loramie, 7
Wapak vs. Lima Senior, 1
Botkins at New Knoxville, noon
OTTAWA â Offense, defense and special teams.
You name it, Wapak owned it.
The Wapakoneta Redskins made big plays on all three as they pulled away to an emphatic 35-14 win over the state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf Titans on Friday at Titan Stadium.
With the exception of a five-minute span in the second quarter, this one was all Redskins.
âI was just so proud of our kids tonight,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said. âIâm proud to be their coach and I was proud of their effort.â
Wapak remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Western Buckeye League.
WAYNESFIELD â The highly educated know that in the wild, the Tiger is the best swimmer among the feline class.
Waynesfield-Goshen proved that fact well with a 50-6 Homecoming win over the Riverside Pirates on Friday night in near monsoon conditions.
âWith the wet field conditions, we knew that we had to put points up right away,â W-G coach Gary Spencer said.
Tigers running back Gabe Hennon put points up not even a minute into the game with a 48-yard run. He added two more in the first quarter and another 48-yard run with 11:53 in the second quarter.
A teenage girl smiles as she watches locks of her shiny blonde hair being clipped and cut by her beautician.
Fifteen-year-old Lexi Osborn, of St. Marys, entered the boutique with her long blonde hair, but she wanted to get it cut off and her head shaved in honor of her step-mother, who is battling breast cancer.
âIt feels unbelievable,â Lexi said, right after touching her head devoid of hair.
Beautician Lena Springer, of Mirror Image, in Wapakoneta, assisted Osborn with the process.
A recent local centenarian has a unique way of looking at many things that most of us learned in history class during high school.
Myrtle Delong, who lives on Hengstler Road, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Friday.
Myrtle talked about being old enough to remember many things that most people can only discuss after looking at old photographs
She can recall still traveling by a horse-pulled carriage, fetching water from a pump well, and getting milk straight from the cow. She went through the Great Depression, two world wars and lived for a time in a log cabin.
Supplemental contracts and other personnel matters were approved during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week.
Other matters also approved included donations, acceptance of inter-district open enrollment students and attendance on an overnight field trip for high school students to attend the FFA National Convention.
Two donations accepted were from Dr. Matthew M. Jose, with $1,500 donated to the tennis courts and $1,725 to Great Lakes Theatre.
Elmer H. Will, 88, of New Bremen, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at 5:39 a.m. at the St. Ritaâs Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1923 in Carthagena. He is the son of Ida F. (Kaup) and Ferd D. Will.
On Aug. 29, 1953 he married Lela J. Bauer, who survives in Minster.
Also surviving is his daughter Peggy (Mark) Kitzmiller, of New Bremen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, in New Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery near New Bremen.
Mary Kathryn Place Baker, 93, of Wapakoneta, passed away 6:03 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. She was born Jan. 14, 1918, the first daughter of Stanley B. and Lela (Graessle) Place, who preceded her in death.
On Sept. 27, 1939, she married Robert F. Baker, and he survives in Wapakoneta.