August 22nd, 2011
More than $25,000 in donations for new tennis courts adjacent to Wapakoneta High School are expected to be accepted by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during Tuesdayâ€™s board meeting.
The donations to be accepted at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the school board office, include $16,000 from Wapakoneta Rotary Club, $7,500 from the Wapakoneta City Recreation Department, and $2,000 from Millerâ€™s Textile.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said to date 85 percent of the project has been funded by donations.
Barbeque chicken dinners are being sold to benefit an area family, who had lost their home due to a fire earlier this summer.
A benefit barbeque chicken dinner will be held for area couple Rachel and Tom Huelskamp. The couple, along with their four children, lost their home and all of itâ€™s contests in a house fire on July 18.
The American Legion, in Wapakoneta, will be cooking up the meals on Sept. 9, and pick-up is available at the American Legion site, along with the Trupointe branches in Botkins, St. Marys, New Bremen, Uniopolis or Wapakoneta.
At times the job of lifeguard can become mundane.
But Wapakonetaâ€™s Kayla Prater finds the job anything but mundane as she has taken the position as a chance to enhance her communications skills since she has chosen that area as her future profession.
Prater, who began working at the park her sophomore year of high school, has now worked at the Wapakoneta WaterPark for four years and has become a familiar, friendly face to its many patrons over the summer months. She is now beginning her second year at Ohio University working on earning a degree in communications studies.
Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn saw his first game action for the Indianapolis Colts in a 16-3 exhibition loss to the Washington Redskins on Friday at Indianapolis.
With 3:11 left in the game, Horn caught a 12-yard pass to the left from Dan Orlovsky. He picked up a first down on the play. But the Colts were unable to move the chains again in what would be their final possession of the game.
Horn missed the Coltsâ€™ first exhibition game with an injury.
The Wapakoneta athletic department will be recognizing the 1986 WBL Championship football team, coaches and cheerleaders before the Wapakoneta vs. Bellefontaine football game on Friday. Honorees and their families are invited to attend a social gathering at the Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m., a tour of the building at 6, and the recognition at 7.
Players, coaches and cheerleaders who have not already done so should contact the athletic office at 419-739-5206 or email@example.com to confirm attendance or for more information.
The Redskins varsity girls golf team finished third in a tri-match against Bellefontaine and Perrysburg at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Perrysburg won the event with a scored of 175. Bellefontaine posted a 197. And Wapak turned in a 209.
Bellefontaineâ€™s Jascey Vermillion carded a 41 to take medalist honors.
â€śWe played pretty good tonight,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śThe golf course has changed in the last week to being very fast and hard, so our girls did a nice job of adapting to the condition change that they are not accustomed to.â€ť
LIMA - Wapakâ€™s varsity girls tennis team swept the Lima Senior Spartans 5-0 at Lima Senior.
Annie Harrod blanked Lima Seniorâ€™s Alexis Smith 6-0, 6-0 in first singles.
The Spartans were forced to forfeit in second and third singles.
In first doubles, the Redskinsâ€™ Katie Martin and Kirsten Wellons shut out Erica Schlesselman and Brooklyn Mason 6-0, 6-0.
Wapakâ€™s Chloe Veit and Carly Buzzard routed Ryan Crockett and Amelia Upthegrove 6-0, 6-2 in second doubles.
The win lifts Wapak to 3-0 on the young season.
The Redskins next match is Monday afternoon at 4:30 at WBL foe Elida.
CELINA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team finished 17th at the 24-team Celina Invitational on Friday at Foxâ€™s Den in Celina.
The inexperienced Wapak squad turned in a team score of 344 but was just a few strokes from finishing in the top half of the pack.
A landmark business along Auglaize Street in downtown Wapakoneta may be in danger of not reopening.
The City Bakery, located at 20 W. Auglaize St., has been closed since July 1, when natural gas to the building was turned off due to an inability to pay bills.
â€śItâ€™s bad,â€ť said owner Rod Sidel, 48, who also lives upstairs of the bake shop.
This week, electricity to the business he took over from his parents approximately seven years ago also was disconnected.
A Wapakoneta girl, born with a heart condition, had one wish â€” meeting Cinderella at her castle.
Four-year-old Nevaeh Walp had her wish granted â€” where dreams do come true.
She, along with her family, traveled to Florida to meet Cinderella and other princesses at Walt Disney World, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The family, which included Nevaehâ€™s parents, Tina and Jon Walp, and her sister, Gabrielle, 7, joined Cinderella for breakfast in her castle.