Archive - Apr 2014
Hanley E. Evans, 73, of 1025 Hendricks Ave. in St. Marys, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1941, in Fonde, Ky., to Richard and Doshie (Snodgrass) Evans, Sr. On May 8, 1971, in Sidney, he married Elaine L. Lynch, who survives.
As a mother of two who is 15 years removed from college, Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer and CFO Angie Sparks admitted she was a bit apprehensive about going back to school.
“I was very nervous because I knew I would have to learn how to balance a full-time job, school, two kids and still being involved in the community,” Sparks said.
In the fall, Sparks will once again set foot on the campus of her alma mater, Bluffton University, to begin a master’s program in business administration with a concentration in accounting.
The upcoming Bicycle Safety Day will mean an event filled with goodies, bicycles and fun for locals, but for one woman, it is a day filled with education she knows could save a life.
For six years, Marlene Froning has been organizing Bicycle Safety Day, which ensures that participating children receive proper bicycle equipment and education.
This year the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the TSC garage building on Willipie Street, Wapakoneta.
Wapakoneta’s annual Drop and Swap is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Department at 110 E. Harrison St.
This event is held in an attempt to reduce the amount of material going into the landfill by offering residents a place to drop off unwanted items and possibly exchange their items for someone else’s household goods.
However, you do not need to drop in order to swap, and you can drop without swapping as well.
Louise E. Neuman, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:40 a.m., Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Auglaize Acres. She was born Dec. 14, 1933, in Allen County, the daughter of Cloyd and Iona (Hager) Sakemiller, who preceded her in death. On April 18, 1952, she married G. Delbert Neuman, and he died on Sept. 11, 1999.
WAYNESFIELD — For the second straight meeting, a lengthy discussion ensued regarding the benefits of keeping Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe versus bringing back a three-person board of public affairs.
At a regular village council meeting Monday night, Waynesfield resident Barb Earle asked each council member if ridding the village of an administrator was something that was under serious consideration.
A night of singing, dancing, awards, dinner and much more will help close out the season for this year’s members of the Wapakoneta Singsation.
On Friday, Singsation will present their Cabaret, beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria. Although tickets for the dinner portion are no longer available, members of the community are encouraged to buy tickets for the show portion of the evening for $5. Those tickets will be available at the Performing Arts Center door starting at 6:45 p.m.
A family discovered a stranger on their couch when they woke up at 5:19 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at 917 West Auglaize St., Wapakoneta.
Tasha Sheipline, 33, of the residence called police after noticing the intruder in the house. Sheipline said she had heard a noise around 3:30 a.m., but dismissed it, thinking it was her children.
When police arrived at the door of the residence, the intruder, Bryan Leonard 41, of 620 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, unlocked the door for the officers.
Leonard was incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail for burglary.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins held on for a 5-4 win Monday against the Kenton Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
Since a loss in the league opener to Van Wert, the Redskins have won five straight WBL games and are currently tied for second place.
Wapakoneta’s win Monday set up a showdown scheduled for this afternoon between Wapakoneta (12-4, 5-1) and unbeaten Defiance, which is alone in first place in the WBL standings.
DAYTON — Kyle Gonterman had a good experience this past week in preparation for football at the college level this coming fall.
The Wapakoneta High School senior took part in the Ohio North-South Classic festivities, which concluded Saturday with an exhibition all-star game hosted by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.
Gonterman played at center for the South team in the Division I-III game.