September 16th, 2011
Earl L. Knutzen, Jr., 56, 11470 East Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 30, 1956, in Lima, to Dolores â€śDodyâ€ť (Smith) and Earl L. Knutzen. On Oct. 31, 1997, in Wapakoneta, he married Rebecca Hawkey, who survives.
Time to shift gears.
Last week it was Bathâ€™s bruising back Aaron Smith.
Friday night it will be Celina Bulldogs quarterback Braden Billger and his arsenal of weapons.
The spread offense is coming back to Harmon Field when the 3-0 Wapakoneta Redskins host 0-3 Celina in a Week 4 Western Buckeye League matchup.
And the Redskins defense could have its hands full with Billger.
The junior quarterback has thrown for 820 yards on 70 of 124 (56.5 percent) with seven touchdowns and three interceptions already this season.
He has thrown scoring strikes to four different receivers.
WAYNESFIELD â€” As has been the case for several years now, the game between NWCC foes Waynesfield-Goshen and Fairbanks has determined the league title. This year, it appears to be no different.
â€śAbsolutely,â€ť Waynesfield coach Gary Spencer said. â€śThe road to a league title goes through Fairbanks. The kids know that. They are a great football program.â€ť
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the stateâ€™s request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.
For some, the mark of a Wapakoneta Redskin fan is easy to identify.
On some portion of the asphalt or concrete at a home or business, the familiar Wapakoneta logo, a â€śWâ€ť with an arrow through the capital letter, can be purchased to show a fanâ€™s support for the Redskins.
Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
â€śIn the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,â€ť said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. â€śThis year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.â€ť
Caroline Irene Heise, 73 of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Kenton, died at 12:19 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima.
She was born June 14, 1938 in Kenton, to Dorothy Katherine (Resch) and Stephen Edward Dick. On July 28, 1971 she married George O. Heise, Sr. who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, John M. McKinley, Richard D. McKinley, Sam E. Heise; and two daughters: Ann M. McKinley, and Roberta L. Alexander.
No public visitations or services are planned.
Janice R. Schroeder, 74, 387 Lawrence Road, Delaware, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept.11, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born April 19, 1937, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Aurora (Wierwille) and Raymond Eversman. On March 13, 1954, she married Charles Schroeder and he survives at the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Robin Schroeder, of Delaware, and Joe Schroeder, of Marthaâ€™s Vineyard, Mass.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Schroeder.
Betty J. Reichelderfer, 87, of Cridersville, died at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Cridersville Health Care.
She was born Feb. 14, 1924 in Wapakoneta, to Frances R. (Fricke) and Harry Benjamin. Both parents are deceased. On Jan. 19, 1946, she married Fred J. Reichelderfer, who survives in Cridersville.
It took less than 10 minutes for the tide to turn.
And turn it did.
The Celina Bulldogs scored three goals in a span of 9:19 to pull out a 3-2 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer match Tuesday at Ryan Field.
Trailing 1-0 late in the first half, Celina tied it at the 10:07 mark, took a 2-1 lead on an own-goal by Wapak, and stretched it to 3-1 with 48 seconds left in the half.
From there the Bulldogs held on, allowing just an Andy Faller penalty kick in the second half for the 3-2 win.