March 5th, 2014
Marye Helen (Klima) Grieves, 69, of 104 Highland Ave., Russia, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at 8:03 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feb. 5, 1945, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Frederick and Emma (Hengstler) Klima. On Oct. 13, 1961, she married Roger Grieves, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2000.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Competitive Balance proposal which will be voted on by its member schools in May this year, the OHSAA announced Tuesday morning.
The plan, recommended to the Board from the 27-member OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee, is similar to the proposal that member schools voted upon last spring.
The proposal deals with how member schools are placed in tournament divisions for team sports the OHSAA sponsors.
With interests ranging from sunsets to clowns and fruit, local artists gathered at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta for one passion they had in common — photography.
Calen Fledderjohan, 16, of St. Marys, entered the youth category, submitting animal, landscape and still life photographs.
Fledderjohan and his best friend and fellow artist, Skylar Hennon, 16, of St. Marys, attended the opening reception.
The two said they enjoyed viewing the various works of art at the photography exhibit.
“Houston, we have a problem,” is one of, if not the most misquoted historical quote of all time, and some of that is probably attributed to Tom Hanks’ performance as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13.
Executive director of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Chris Burton, explained the historically accurate quote is, “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” at the museum on Tuesday night while giving the Museum at the Movies tour.
We’re down to nine.
Director of Public Service and Safety Bill Rains told City Council on Monday that the number of residences receiving water from their neighbors through the use of hoses had been reduced to nine.
That was from a high of about 30 reported last week.
Rains told councilors that after the article ran in the Wapakoneta Daily News, he received a call from the Environmental Protection Agency on the matter.
The EPA had previously told the City of Delphos that the use of garden hoses was not an acceptable solution.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins had four total players earn All-Western Buckeye League honors for the 2013-14 varsity girls basketball season, as the league released the teams Saturday.
The Redskins had one player on each of the four levels of the all-league rosters.
Wapakoneta’s lone senior starter, its leading scorer, guard Sara Warner was a first-team All-WBL selection this season.
Warner was a second-team choice last season as a junior.
Redskins junior post Carly Buzzard was a second-teamer this winter.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins had one representative on the All-Western Buckeye League teams for the 2013-14 varsity boys basketball season, as the WBL named its all-league rosters Saturday.
Redskins junior post Adam Henderson was chosen as an honorable mention performer for this season.
The Redskins were 5-18 overall and 2-7 in the WBL under first-year coach Doug Selvey. They finished eighth in the league this winter.
Elida’s Dakota Mathias won the WBL Player of the Year award.
Mary Jane Miller, 59, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:53 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2014, at Kindred Hospital. She was born March 31, 1954, in Lima to Clinton âBabeâ and Nellie Armstrong Miller, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a brother James E. (Joyce) Miller, of Wapakoneta; two nieces, Lori (Jeff Wilson) Froning, of Houston, and Aimee (Ron) Wicker, of St. Marys; three great-nieces, Ashley Froning of Minster, Shay Miller, of Houston, and Alyssa Wicker, of St. Marys.
Phyllis C. Elkins, 88, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Plymouth, Ind., died at 10:12 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born May 5, 1925, in Plymouth, Ind., the daughter of Ford I. and Eva (Lackey) Keyser, who preceded her in death. On May 17, 1947, she married Joseph E. Elkins, Sr., and he died Oct. 30, 2013.
Alice Jeannette âA.J.â Wintzer Heckman, 86, of Berea, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Alice Jeannette was born in Wapakoneta on Dec. 19, 1927, to Edith Link Wintzer and Carl Frederick Wintzer, both of whom preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Stone Wintzer and her husband, Richard Allen Heckman. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family.