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September 2nd, 2011

Elementary principals use results to work to improve

September 2, 2011

Results for Wapakoneta City Schools’ two elementaries on state report cards were a bit different but the focus of administrators — improving — remains the same.
Wapakoneta Elementary School was designated an excellent school while Cridersville Elementary School was designated an effective school, based on the results of the 2010-11 school report card.

Local attends seminary, receives support

September 2, 2011

A Wapakoneta native will soon be traveling to the East Coast to dig deeper in her studies at a theological seminary school, and she will have the support of her home church, St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Twenty three-year-old Kendra Short has made the decision to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary School, in South Hamilton, Mass. — which is outside of Boston.
Short, who graduated from Hope College, in Mich., with degrees in philosophy and psychology in the spring, talked with a seminarian, who helped her to discover a career path after college.

Traveling group starts its 40-day voyage

September 2, 2011

A traveling recreational group is starting its 40-day voyage across four states at the KOA Campgrounds in Wapakoneta.
The Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) converged at the campgrounds Wednesday to begin its voyage. The recreational club travels in only Airstream trailers. With a traveling theme if “Watch It Made in the U.S.A.,” participants said it was only natural that the club begin its journey near Jackson Center, where Airstreams are made.
Sharon and George Hilton, of New Mexico, are wagon masters for the journey.

September 1st

Billy Carl, 77

September 1, 2011

Billy Joe “Bill” Carl, 77, of rural Alger, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

WMS and WHS rate ‘excellent’ on state reports, still concerns

September 1, 2011

Wapakoneta Middle and High schools both received designations of excellent on their schools’ state report cards recently released by the Ohio Department of Education.
Administrators at the schools said they are pleased with their successes, but, of course, have areas upon which they continue to work.
“We had some very good areas and some areas of concern,” Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne said.

No write-ins filed in county

September 1, 2011

With the deadline for write-in candidates to file to run for office in Auglaize County passing Monday, no one has filed.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said the passing of the deadline to file as a write-in finalizes the list of candidates for the Nov. 8 general election.

Fryburg to kick off 121st festival

September 1, 2011

One of the oldest festivals in the area will celebrate its 121st year where they plan to sell their famous recipe soup along with bringing the community together to celebrate.
The Fryburg Homecoming Festival is set for this Sunday and includes raffles, games and, of course, their popular mock turtle soup.
“The mock turtle soup has been a tradition for years,” Fryburg Homecoming Festival co-organizer Connie Butcher said. “This is a special recipe that has been in Fryburg for a long time.”

FOOTBALL: Wapak, Elida battle in key WBL game

September 1, 2011

It wasn’t that long ago that a Wapakoneta/Elida matchup was considered an afterthought in the Western Buckeye League picture.
Not this year. And not this weekend.
After years of being also-rans, Wapak and Elida are now contenders.
The Redskins and the Bulldogs will square off at 7:30 tomorrow night in what is probably the biggest game in Week 1 of the WBL season.
When the question is asked — ‘Can anyone challenge Kenton this year?’ — these are usually the first two names to enter the discussion.
And for good reason.
Gone are the days when Elida was the doormat of the WBL.

August 31st

Mary Gallimore, 88

August 31, 2011

Mary B. Gallimore, 88, formerly of 111 North Van St., and a resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, died at 5:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Otterbein Saint Marys.
She was born April 5, 1923, in Celina, the daughter of Anna (Snow) and Jacob Sholler. On Dec. 11, 1943, she married Rolland Gallimore and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1999.

Frederick Bush, 72

August 31, 2011

Frederick Joseph Bush, 72, an Ohio native and current resident of Ruskin, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
He was born Nov. 20, 1938. His wife, Patricia, survives..
Also surviving are two brothers, Paul (Ann) Bush and David (Margo) Bush; three sisters-in-law, Cheryl (David) Wasmund, Barbara Perreault and Donna Williams; several nieces and nephews; a great nephew and several great nieces.

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