October 13th, 2014
Amid a festive atmosphere enhanced by strings of white lights, candlelit tables and Sinatra, the Heritage Parkway was the scene of rekindled relationships and making new friends Sunday evening.
Wapakoneta Sister Cities welcomed their guests from Lengerich, Germany, although due to flight complexities, the entire delegation was unable to attend. The event began at 6:30 p.m., but the final group wasn’t due to land in Dayton until 7 p.m.
The Tri-County Coin Club held its 58th Annual Coin Show Sunday in the Jr. Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
About 20 dealers signed up and were available to to sell, trade and appraise coins and currency.
According to club President Gordon Coffin, most of the dealers were from the tri-county — Auglaize, Mercer and Allen county — area, but some come from further away.
A Quarter Auction benefitting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” children’s event was held Sunday at First English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 107 West Mechanic St., in Wapakoneta.
“Breakfast with Santa,” which is celebrating its sixth year, is a free event for area children.
Sally A. Singleton, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. She was born Feb. 28, 1938, the daughter of James J. and Donna M. (Croushorn) Singleton, who preceded her in death.
Concussions in high school sports has been a hot topic in recent months, and for one local athletic trainer, protocol for dealing with this type of injury is heading in the right direction.
Emily Nielsen, an athletic trainer who was hired by Wapakoneta City Schools in August, knows firsthand why creating a stricter concussion policy among high school sports is beneficial for the safety of student athletes.
This is the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany.
As Wapakoneta Sister Cities President Cheryl Drexler recently said, â€śI think those people who started this 20 years ago probably didnâ€™t realize what they were going to be accomplishing for the next generations to come
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense was put in some tough situations late in the game Friday but came through when needed most, as the Redskins prevailed 21-14 over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in varsity football action on Homecoming Night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
In the Western Buckeye League showdown featuring two state-ranked teams, Wapakoneta (7-0) took a two-score lead with six minutes left in the game, but a lost fumble and a muffed punt by the Redskins’ offense gave the Titans (5-2) excellent field position trailing by seven points.
By JAKE DOWLING
RIDGEWAY — It’s always nice to spoil the opposing team’s Homecoming, especially when the same happened to you the week before.
That is how the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football felt after a loss last week as the Tigers came into Ridgeway to return the favor.
The Tigers (2-5, 1-2 NWCC) ruined the Golden Gophers’ (2-5, 0-3) Homecoming festivities by thanks to some big plays leading to 19 unanswered points and forcing four turnovers all en route to a 35-12 victory.
Luckily for the Wapakoneta Redskins, they had room to give on the scoreboard Thursday in their game against the Shawnee Indians, because they surely did not have a tie to spare in the Western Buckeye League standings.
Wapakoneta, on its Senior Night, survived the final two minutes of the game after a late goal by the Indians reduced their deficit to one, 2-1, as a tie would have given the St. Marys Roughriders their second straight outright league title.