September 30th, 2011
Helen Hazel (Swink) Smith, 100, 1011 Kensington Lane, Celina, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Miller House in Celina.
She was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Mary (Varner) and Harry Swink. On Aug. 25, 1933 she married Gerald William Smith, who died in 1982.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Sue Locke, of Mansfield; two grandchildren Kyle (Kelly) Coe, of Findlay, and Kami (Jerry) Minor, of Rockford, Ill.; four great-grandchildren Kira Coe and Kaleb Coe both, of Findlay, Garald Cress, of Cridersville, and Jimi Bennett, of Rockford, Ill.
One minute the Wapakoneta Redskins were in the match.
The next they werenâ€™t.
The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans rallied to overcome a sizable second-game deficit to win that game and roll to sweep the Redskins in three games in battle for Western Buckeye League volleyball supremacy Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
After dropping the first game 25-18, the Redskins were just two points away from tying it at a game apiece with a 23-16 lead in the second.
LIMA â€” Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock advanced to the semifinal round of the Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis tournament with a win Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts.
Playing first singles, Klock bumped off No. 5 seed Mariah Krugh of St. Marys in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 in their quarterfinal match.
Klock advances to face Shawneeâ€™s Lauren Rovner, the top seed in first singles, in the semifinals. Semi-final play starts Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team rolled to a 207-273 win over the Celina Bulldogs in its final Western Buckeye League match of the year Wednesday at a rainy Wapakoneta Country Club.
Despite the rainy conditions, the Redskins score was just two strokes off their team average.
Wapak is 9-10 overall and 2-5 in the WBL. Celina is 1-10 and 1-8.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen fired a 44 to earn medalist honors in her final home match.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Shelby Kohler (50), Hannah Smith (55) and Bryly Beaman (58).
A heavy rain fell on the orange helmets of a youth football team as they take to their field for practice Thursday night. The drops drip of the facemasks as volunteer coaches give instruction. The youthâ€™s uniforms are soaked as they battle to get better on the saturated grass and mud.
They know the storied past and the pride in being a member of the Uniopolis Browns.
A group of parents in Uniopolis got together in 1958 and formed the Uniopolis Browns youth football team. Now, 53 years later, a group of parents are again getting together to help re-establish the program.
With the national YMCA logo changing, a local family donated a new awning to the local facility.
James Berg, of Wapakoneta, and his family donated a new awning that is currently installed in the front of the Wapakoneta YMCA facility.
â€śThe YMCA appreciates all of the support from the Berg Family for the awning that all members will enjoy,â€ť Wapakoneta Family YMCA CEO Josh Little said. â€śThe national YMCA required us to change the awning due to the new logo, and the family graciously donated the awning after donating the original one a few years ago.â€ť
A mother, who said she was speaking on behalf of many other parents, brought concerns about an annual trip to Washington, D.C. before Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week.
â€śI donâ€™t feel honesty and fairness is too much to ask from the district,â€ť said Lara Sutton, a mother of three children who attend Wapakoneta City Schools.
Her concerns dealt with the inability of parents to chaperone the trip and the practice of using only staff membersâ€™ children to participate in demonstrations while they were there.
Constance J. Bruns-Enicks, formerly of St. Marys, died Friday, September 23, 2011 in Zephyrhills, Fla.
She was born March 21, 1941 in Lenore, W. Va., the daughter of Emma (Bevins) and Nelson and Hall. On Aug. 22, 1983, in Greenville, she married Franklin O. Enicks, who died June 30, 2004.
Surviving are two sons, John Bruns, of St. Marys, Dan Bruns, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and a daughter, Donna Albers, of New Bremen.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Burge Cemetery in Montezuma.
Ethel M. Hume, 92, of Lima, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Lima, the daughter of Coral (Jefferys) and William Frymyer. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Charles Hutchinson and Emil Roy Hume.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. Wanda Working officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson.com
Betty Jean Miller, 82, of Lima,, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center.
She born Oct. 28, 1928, in Paulding County, Ohio, to Gladys (Hadding) and Ridge Myers. On Feb. 1, 1947, she married Robert L. Miller.
She is survived by five children, Nancy L. Williams, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Robert Miller, of Union, Ky., Betty Theis, of Lima, Linda Sealscott, of St. Henry, and Diana Harner, of Lima.