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Archive - May 2014

May 30th

Alliance eyes link to business, education

May 30, 2014

The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council hosted a meeting Thursday to promote the Auglaize/Mercer Business-Education (AMBE) Alliance, a new organization created to develop workforce connections between local companies and school districts.

The meeting took place at Marley’s Downtown and featured speakers with close ties to the organization.

After 40 years, it’s still about the little things

May 30, 2014

The smile and look of accomplishment on a child’s face is something of beauty anyone can appreciate.

For Dance Centre instructor Pam Houston after a 40-year career in the field of dance the small things continue to be what mean the most to her.

Pair named healthcare scholars

May 30, 2014

Two Wapakoneta High School graduating seniors were awarded the St. Rita’s Home Healthcare Scholarship Thursday morning for their essays describing their accomplishments and plans to study in the health care field in college.

Jennifer Spradlin and Bailey Hinegardner each received $500 in scholarship money, which will be sent directly to the school of their choice by the time they arrive in the fall.

“I felt really good about myself and I was really happy I was able to get it,” Spradlin said.

Bryan gets past Wapakoneta with 2 runs in 7th

May 30, 2014

TIFFIN — The Bryan Golden Bears had been on the verge of breaking through for a big inning all game Thursday. The Wapakoneta Redskins, meanwhile, were thirsting for chances to score all game long.

In the seventh inning, finally, the Bears broke through to unlock a 1-1 tie.

Bryan tallied two runs in the top of the seventh inning to get past the Redskins in a high school baseball Division II, Region 6 semifinal at Heminger Field hosted by Tiffin University.

Joan W. (Pronk) Dewyer, 89

May 30, 2014

Joan W. (Pronk) Dewyer, of Wapakoneta, died April 9, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Edgerton, Minn. to Lue and Wilhelmina Pronk, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her oldest daughter, LaLona. She is survived by three daughters, Margaret, Wanda and Billie Jean; one son, Ross; four sisters, Alice, Esther, Elsie and Leone; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Thank you to Auglaize Acres Nursing Home for caring for her the last several years. May you now be at peace.

May 29th

Richard Lyman Gossard, 73

May 29, 2014

Richard Lyman Gossard, 73, of Wapakoneta, died suddenly at his residence on Monday, May 26, 2014.

 He is survived by his wife, Carol (Walter) Gossard, son, Richard Gossard, Jr., and daughter, Barbara (John) Steger.

 Dick was a 1958 graduate of Sidney High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education degree at Xavier.

O. Evelyn Schaub, 94

May 29, 2014

O. Evelyn Schaub, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:03 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The Gardens in Wapakoneta.  She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Allen County, the daughter of Warren and Edith (Hoaglin) Hall, who preceded her in death.

William J. “Bill” Camper, 80

May 29, 2014

William J. “Bill” Camper, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Lima, the son of Floyd I. and Alma (Feil) Camper, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joyce E. Lunceford, and she died Jan. 11, 2012.

Career choices discussed at WMS

May 29, 2014

A panel of two local students and three local professionals spoke about their school and job experiences Wednesday at a career forum for seventh-graders at Wapakoneta Middle School.

Morgan Dirr, a senior and soon-to-be graduate of Wapakoneta High School, talked to students about the transition from middle to high school. Megan Hayzlett, who recently finished her freshman year at Bowling Green State University, was able to discuss the transition from high school to college.

Wapak BOE recognizes retirees

May 29, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education recognized the retirements of six teachers and accepted the employment of six other regular staff members for the 2014-15 school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night at Wapakoneta High School.

Linda Dailey, Mark Cook, Mary Ellen Fry, Jan Schlenker, Deb Shenk and Marlene Stedke will retire from WCS at the end of the 2013-14 school year.


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