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August 25th, 2011

Russell Jacobs, 93

August 25, 2011

Russell E. “Gene” Jacobs, 93, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Union Township, to May (Marquess) and Clarence Jacobs.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Uniopolis.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to the Wayne Township Rescue Squad or donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.armentroutfuneralhome.com.

Scott Murray, 81

August 25, 2011

Scott K. Murray, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Bluffton, the son of Ethel (Scoles) and Nile Murray, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 8, 1948, he married Patricia J. O’Brien, and she died July 18, 2005.

FOOTBALL: Frye, Redskins focused on Bellefontaine

August 25, 2011

With a difficult Western Buckeye League schedule looming on the horizon, Doug Frye could easily be forgiven for overlooking Week 1 opponent Bellefontaine.
But the second-year Wapakoneta Redskins football coach is not a man who is easily distracted.
Just ask Mrs. Frye.
“One time, about 15 years ago, when I was at Danville High School, we were playing in a tight game, and there was a skydiver that came down on the field that was supposed to hit Mount Vernon’s field and hit Centerburg’s field,” Frye said.

August 24th

Russell Jacobs, 93

August 24, 2011

Russell E. “Gene” Jacobs, 93, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

Eric Evans, 48

August 24, 2011

Eric W. Evans, 48, of Clover, S.C,. formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Davis Regional Medical Center, from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident Monday morning.
He was born Sept. 29, 1962, in Lima, the son of Virginia (Bogart) and Thomas D. Evans. His mother, Virginia Sockrider survives in Wapakoneta, along with his step-mother, Sandy Evans. His father, Tom Evans and his step-father, James Sockrider are both deceased.

Jordan has faith: Rep. addresses U.S. budget, economy

August 24, 2011

Americans and their elected leaders face a pivotal moment in U.S. history in regard to the national debt, deficit and budget, a member of Congress says, and he trusts Americans to make the right decisions.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wapak boys lose soccer opener

August 24, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Kalida Wildcats in the Redskins’ season opener Monday at Ryan Field in Wapakoneta.
Kalida took a big early lead with three goals in the first. The Wildcats scored in the 16th, 23rd and 33rd minutes before adding a fourth goal to put the game out of reach less than three minutes into the second half.
Kalida outshot Wapak 20-10 overall and 12-8 on-goal. Colin Mankin and Adam Johnson each had two shots on goal for Wapak but could not convert.
Redskins’ goalkeeper Zach Holtzapple had eight saves.

Quake shakes area

August 24, 2011

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University-Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.
The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported receiving numerous telephone calls regarding an earthquake. 

School zone safety tips to follow

August 24, 2011

Approximately 70 child pedestrians, who were between the ages of 5 to 15 years of age were severely injured in Ohio during the 2010-11 school year.
As the summer winds down, and students are back in school, an area police chief encourages motorist and pedestrians to stay alert in residential areas, near schools and in school zones.
“The first week of school is where we see the most problems,” Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said.

August 23rd

Louis Doenges, 91

August 23, 2011

Louis William Doenges, age 91, 8861 Guadalupe Road., New Bremen, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born May 7, 1920, in St. Marys,the son of Marie (Oldiges) and William J. Doenges. On Aug. 19, 1944, in McCartyville, he married Lucille K. Huecker and she died March 2, 2005.

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