February 13th, 2014
St. Johns Volunteer Fire & Rescue will hold its first-annual casino night on Saturday, Feb. 15 as a fundraiser for new equipment.
Volunteer firefighter Brian Schlosser said the department needs to update its Self Contained Breathing Apparatus’ (SBCA’s), as well as some other equipment.
Games that will be available at the event will be Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Roulette and Silent Poker. There will also be a silent and live auction.
Sandwiches and chips will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.
Annamarie Faigle, 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Dayton, the daughter of Otto and Katharine (Heisler) Keppler, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1946, she married Henry F. â€śHankâ€ť Faigle, and he died Oct. 18, 1990.
Survivors include, a daughter, Stephanie Engelhaupt, of Botkins; two grandchildren, Matthew Engelhaupt, of Westerville, and Kendra Engelhaupt, of Nashville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by son-in-law, Wayne Engelhaupt.
For some, obscure knowledge comes naturally. The random facts and figures in your head can be put to good use in trivia tournaments with friends, while sitting at home watching Jeopardy, or by getting involved with a school academic club or team.
Over the past eight years, Wapakoneta High School senior, Austin Klingler, has participated in his school academic team. Starting early, in fifth grade, Klingler considers himself to know a lot of general knowledge topics.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership discussed its accomplishments of 2013, its goals for 2014 and handed out several awards at its annual meeting and dinner at the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening.
“There were so many things to be accomplished and it was all done thanks to fabulous people who spent a lot of time,” DWP President Judie Presar said.
During a regular Botkins village council meeting, Village Administrator Jesse Kent addressed council with a request for a service agreement with Pro-Tech Solutions to install new software for control of water and wastewater services in the village.
“SCADA is nothing more than software in a computer type platform to be able to electronically see, analyze and control your water and wastewater production,” Kent said.
Kent said the program allows for real-time data for water and sewer plants.
The Wapakoneta Redskins managed a comeback win Tuesday over the state-ranked Minster Wildcats in their final home game of the regular season on Senior Night at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak trailed by 10 points, 34-24, in the third period but outscored Minster 26-12 the rest of the way to notch a 50-46 win Tuesday in a non-league varsity girls basketball game, giving Minster its first loss in 2014.
The Wildcats’ last loss was Dec. 27 against the against Wadsworth in the Bath Holiday Tournament.
WAYNESFIELD — The supplemental contracts for three coaches and one music director were approved during a regular meeting of the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education on Monday evening.
Head boys track and field coach Jim Epperly, volunteer assistant girls basketball coach Janet Patton, pit orchestra director Klayton Hilleary and assistant track coach Brian Shaw were all approved by the board based on the adopted supplemental salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
A Michigan man is in custody after he allegedly robbed a Wapakoneta Subway restaurant Monday night.
At approximately 5:07 p.m. Monday, the Wapakoneta Police Department received a phone call from employees at the Subway at 1401 Bellefontaine St., regarding a robbery. A male subject reportedly entered the store, produced a weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene heading east on Bellefontaine Street in a mini-van with Michigan license plates. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the store.
Steinke Family Chiropractic is hosting its second annual Have a Heart dinner at 7 p.m. tonight at the Wapakoneta VFW.
The dinner is free, but donations are welcomed.
Emily Ailes, head chiropractic assistant at Steinke Family Chiropractic, said the event is open to the public and donations will go to Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Hospital in Oklahoma City.
“We do a campaign, so if they come to dinner they can donate,” Ailes said. “We also bless our guests by inviting them into our office.”
Robin Emrick, 48 years of age, passed away Feb. 8, 2014, from Parkinsonism, a degenerative brain condition for which, at present, there is no known cause or cure.
Robin was born in Washington, District of Columbia, Oct. 5, 1965. She attended Holy Cross High School in Kennsington, Md. (Class of 1983) and was a graduate of Denison University (Class of 1987). At Denison, Robin was an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and many other campus organizations.