April 22nd, 2014
BOTKINS — Ending a streak of 11 straight scoreless innings, the Botkins Trojans scored twice in the fourth inning to cut into their 3-0 deficit and scored two more in the fifth to take the lead for good at 4-3.
The Trojans added three insurance runs in their final at-bat to land a 7-3 comeback win Monday over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County Athletic League contest at Botkins Community Park.
Nancy A. Koeper, 68, of 800 Bryarly Circle, Saint Marys, Ohio, died at 10:57 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1945, in Lima, the daughter of Melvin and Mildred (Thuman) Luedeke. She married Kenneth Koeper on Sept. 21, 1963, at Saint Paulâ€™s United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
Doloros M. Diegel Katterhenry, 100, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:15 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence with by her family by her side. She was born July 3, 1913, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Henry and Clara (May) Diegel, who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1938, she married Albert F. Katterhenry, and he died Sept. 2, 1972.
Wapakoneta’s Safety-Service Director Bill Rains blazing defense of Mayor Rodney Metz overshadowed Monday’s council meeting.
Take a look into your garbage or recycle bins — to most, empty glass bottles or an overused box-spring mattress might seem like junk, but one shop owner has made a living out of repurposing what others might throw away.
Michele Shicora, owner of Relics in downtown Wapakoneta, described repurposing as turning “trash to treasure.”
“Something that someone would think was junk and turning it into something funky and cool,” Shicora said.
For Wapakoneta residents looking to participate in the city’s curbside recycling program, there are a few rules that need to be followed to insure that recyclable materials can be processed properly.
The first thing to remember is what can be placed in the red recycling bin and what cannot.
Green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel or tin cans, No. 1 plastic containers and No. 2 plastic containers are all acceptable items that can be recycled.
Janet M. Walter Klein, 66, of Northfield, Ohio, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of William and Florence (Hemmert) Walter, who preceded her in death. On May 23, 1986, she married Norman C. Klein, and he survives.
Donald L. "Don" Method, 82, of rural New Knoxville, died at 11:29 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, in the E.R. Deptartment of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, in St. Marys, following a sudden illness, with his daughter at his side. He was born May 23, 1931, in Warsaw, Ind., a son of Burdette Hartman and Helen Louise Crowl Method, who are deceased. In 1949, he married Norma J. Slater, who is deceased, and in 1955, married Patricia A. Jay, who also is deceased. On Oct. 3, 1966, he married Letha A. Hager Hennon, who survives.
Tim Hurley and Archie Stafford are both employees of the United States Navy, stationed at the Patuxent River, Maryland Naval Air Station and they are considered unmanned aerial system (UAS) subject matter experts working for the Academy of Model Aeronautics as part of their small UAS outreach program.
The duo was in Wapakoneta on Friday showing friends and family members their UAS by taking it for a test flight around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.
Five thousand Easter eggs were distributed around the Wapakoneta First United Methodist grounds by church members early Saturday morning in preparation for the community-wide Easter egg hunt.
Egg hunt committee chair Nan Stiger estimated 400-500 people, including, children, parents and grandparents, attended the hunt.
“It’s family. People just love to get together,” Stiger said. “It’s a tradition that you just don’t forget — egg hunting with your family.”