August 19th, 2011
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.
Auglaize County residents are to be among those in six counties affected by a proposed Auglaize River stream enhancement project being spearheaded by the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Two hearings have been scheduled for landowners on Sept. 13, one at 2 p.m. at the Fort Jennings American Legion, and one at 7 p.m. at the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta.
Steven H. Shrock, 71, of 10805 Celina-Mendon Road, Mendon, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Elwood, Ind., the son of Claudine (Garner) and John Shrock, who preceded him in death.
He married Karen Smith on Feb. 15, 1958, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by three sons, Steven Shrock Jr., of Versailles; Dave Shrock, of Celina; and Scott Schrock, of Mendon.
Richard C. â€śDickâ€ť Weisenbarger, 79, of 801 Oliver St., St. Marys, and formerly of Van Wert, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Darke County, the son of Mabel (Carmony) and Wilbur Weisenbarger, who preceded him in death.
He married Izez Weadock Ankerman on May 22, 1993, and she survives at the residence.
He also is survived by three children, Kay Jennings, of Arkansas; Kevin Weisenbarger, of Green Cove Spring, Fla.; and Kristin Weisenbarger, of Jonesboro, Tenn.
The two women appointed to interim terms as Auglaize County Clerk of Courts and Auglaize County Recorder were officially selected as appointees to finish remainders of each term Thursday by the Republican Central Committee.
Jean Meckstroh and Chris Lambert were unanimously selected to the positions by the executive committee of the Republican Central Committee after endorsements from both women who formerly held the positions.
Republican Executive Committee Chairman Wayne York said the appointments were relatively easy.
As German exchange students get ready to pack up and head home, many said they plan to take one American recipe back to share with their own families â€” macaroni and cheese.
Eight German exchange students from Lengerich and Lienen have been staying in Wapakoneta with host families as part of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities program.
The Waynesfield Police Department is joining 10,000 other law enforcement agencies from around the nation in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving to begin today.
The enforcement period for the effort â€” â€śDrive Sober or Get Pulled Overâ€ť â€” extends through Labor Day, Sept. 5. As part of the enforcement, police are vowing to arrest everyone found driving over the legal alcohol limit.
SIDNEY â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team picked up its second win in as many matches with a 4-1 win over the Sidney Yellow Jackets on Thursday in Sidney.
In first singles, Wapak senior Makenzie Klock rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Kassi Edwards.
Redskins senior Shelby Gillespie topped Monica Kislig 7-6, 6-3 in second singles.
Junior Annie Harrod rounded out a sweep of the singles matches for Wapak with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Katie Salyers.
The Redskins also won in first doubles as junior Katie Martin and freshman Kirsten Wellons pulled out a 6-4, 6-2 win.