November 21st, 2012
A local organization once again put together a compilation of historic photos together for their annual fundraiser.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) is currently selling their fourth annual calendars, and the 2013 Wapakoneta History Calendar is currently available.
“It’s a good gift for someone who has Wapak roots,” DWP President Dianne Knipp said. “It’s a small gift for people who enjoy history and for people who have ties to Wapak. It brings back a lot of memories.”
Georgene M. Roth, 86, of Midlothian, Va. passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Surviving are two sons, David (Barbara) Roth, and Tom (Gray) Roth; three grandchildren, Bryan Roth, Eric Roth, and Allison Roth; one great-granddaughter, Haley Roth; two sisters, Susan Place Kinstel, and and Karin Place Whetstone; a brother, Stanley Place Jr.; and many other loving family and friends.
Georgene dedicated her life to caring for her family and her community as an registered nurse to many area hospitals and nursing homes.
Pauline Deloris Tully, 88, of North Manchester, Ind., formerly of Wapakoneta, and Pinellas Park, Fla., died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind, where she had resided since 1991.
She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Edith (Sweeley) and Elmer Binkley, who preceded her in death. On May 4, 1940, she married James H. Tully, and he died Feb. 9, 1991.
Two Wapakoneta City Council members adamantly object to spending the remaining Hauss-Helms funds for city park improvements, while the mayor does not want to have a closed mind about leveraging a portion the approximately $700,000 in reserve for the city’s park district.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger varsity football coach — the most successful coach in the school’s history — resigned Monday, simply saying “it was time.”
Waynesfield-Goshen Schools Board of Education members unanimously elected to accept Gary Spencer’s resignation at Monday’s board meeting.
Wapakoneta Public Works Departments crews have the trucks and equipment primed for the city’s first snowfall this winter as they continue to work on leaf pick-up this fall and they finish other projects this week.
At Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting, Safety-Service Director Bill Rains announced that leaf pick-up is suspended this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but they will be back out cleaning leaves raked to the curb next week.
The varsity boys bowling team kicked off its season with a convincing win over Russia Saturday, 2519-1834.
This season’s boys squad features many returning varsity players from last year, and varsity coach Jim Kaeck said the team should be able to build on last year’s state qualifying squad.
Saturday’s match was a dissappointment in one regard for Kaeck, in that the lane conditions were poor, and the balls were hooking way too much.
The Maroon boys CYO team took to the court Sunday evening and defeated NorthStar 59-47 in their first basketball game of the season.
Leading scorer for the Maroon squad was Austin Scott, who netted 15 points on the evening.
The match was fairly even in the first quarter, with both teams knotted at 15 a piece, but the second quarter belonged to the Maroon team.
Allowing just 6 points in the second quarter to the NorthStar squad, the defense was stifling.
Pauline D. Tully, 88, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Virginia Medeline Dicke, 82, of Ohio City, died at 9:33 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert due to pancreatic cancer.
She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Mary (Rinehart) and Frank Veit. On June 5, 1948, she married Donald Willis Dicke, and he died Aug. 18, 2008.
Surviving are four sons, Gary W. Dicke, of Sevierville, Tenn., D. Bruce Dicke, of Decatur, Ind., David L. Dicke, of Ohio City, and Doug Dicke, of Decatur, Ind.; and a daughter, Linda S. Prowse, of Convoy.