July 21st, 2011
Robert Hegemier, 88, 1909 Kishler Dr., St. Marys, died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Ansonia, the son of Martha (Vogel) and Emil Hegemier. On May 27, 1944, in rural Auglaize County, he married Mary Lea Schamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary (Connie) Hegemier, of Earlysville, Va., Jim (Tracy) Hegemier, of Ellenton, Fla.; and four daughters, Sharon (Ed) Sullivan, of St. Marys, Shirley (Mark) Dine, of Hilliard, Joan Smith, of Celina, and Gloria (Judd) Morrison, of Charleston, N.C.
The Wapakoneta Waves 11-12 year-olds left their mark on the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships last weekend at Wapakoneta WaterPark.
They were the Wavesâ only age division to take top honors in both the boys and girls standings.
The 11-12 girls dominated, scoring 393 points to just 278 for the second-place Sherwood Sharks. Nine different girls medaled with four of them garnering four or more medals.
In fact, the 11-12 girls accounted for 17 percent of the combined team score for the Waves. They score more points than any other age division for the Waves.
James D. Davis, 76, of Celina, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at his residence on Grand lake St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Robert Hegemier, 1909 Kishler Drive, St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.
Archie A. Dupont, 904 Hager St., St. Marys, died at 5:16 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, in the emergency department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Ranger, Ind., the son of Isabell (Oldham) and Louis Dupont.
Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Harshman Cemetery in Fairborn.
Arrangements are being handled by Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Condolences may be sent to millerfuneralhomes.net
For a local 10-year-old Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader a routine practice has turned into a new obsession.
With the elementary children taking class trips to go roller skating a couple times a year, Lacey Dietrick found her niche.
âThe schools take the kids on a roller skating day every year,â said Laceyâs mother, Treasa Detrick. âLacey quickly got very good at it. We were surprised at how fast she picked it up. She was a very good roller skater.â
The first theatrical season for the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center is set to feature popular stories and music, as well as a big green dinosaur, Scrooge and the Cat in the Hat.
âWe are so excited about the first season at the Performing Arts Center (PAC),â PAC Events Coordinator Pam Egbert said. âWe have picked shows that not only appeal to the school- aged children, but also the local residents that not only enjoy theater but enjoy coming to the Performing Arts Center to see a good show.â
âą Thaddeus Rex and Rock the Dinosaur on Tuesday, Sept. 13
As NASA retires the three remaining space shuttles to museums, the space program is on halt as they will be working on sending astronauts beyond the bounds of Earth later this century.
The space shuttles have been in operation for 30 years, and a local museum director says it is time to trade them in for something new.
âThe shuttles were quite old,â Armstrong Air and Space Museum Director Chris Burton said, âand there is not something to replace them yet.â
This means that the United States will not have means to go out on space explorations for several years.
For some of the youngest members of the Wapakoneta Waves swimming team, the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships over the past weekend were their first taste of a major competition.
And they didnât disappoint.
Wapak finished second overall in the competition to perennial power Westside Wave.
By individual age group, the 8-under boys placed fourth and the 9-10 boys took second. The girls were seventh in the 8-under and fourth in 9-10.
Beating a path to the medal stand on Friday and Saturday were Justin Fleagle and Nate Metzger as both won five medals over the two-day meet.
WOAL Championships by Age Division
Boys 8-Under Scores
Westside Wave 199
Shawnee CC Tide 193
Ada/Lost Creek Gators 161
WAPAK WAVES 158
Sherwood Sharks 152
Van Wert Marlins 88
Kenton Stingrays 79
Bluffton Sardines 38
Girls 8-Under Scores
Westside Wave 281
Ada/Lost Creek Gators 227
Sherwood Sharks 201
Van Wert Marlins 123
Shawnee CC Tide 111
Bluffton Sardines 93
WAPAK WAVES 84
Kenton Stingrays 67
Boys 9-10 Scores
Westside Wave 338
WAPAK WAVES 252
Ada/Lost Creek Gators 224
Sherwood Sharks 216
Van Wert Marlins 137
Shawnee CC Tide 68
Bluffton Sardines 10