September 29th, 2014
SIDNEY — The sounds of raw brass, delicate woodwinds and percussive instruments could be heard resonating together off of Sidney Memorial Stadium Walls on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the 28th annual Sensational Sounds Marching Band Festival.
Wapakoneta High School Marching Band performed along with high schools from Covington, Miami East and Sidney in an event fully dedicated to showcasing young musicians’ talents.
A former receptionist has been indicted by the Darke County grand jury for allegedly stealing or attempting to steal more than $360,000 from the estates of a Wapakoneta couple.
Gerald D. “Watermelon” Keller, 78, of rural Spencerville, died 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness, with his family at his side. He had been a Spencer Twp. Trustee for the past 12 years.
Charles E. Stonehill, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Orange Twp., Hancock County Ohio to the late Swan Doyal and Harriett Mary Ewing Stonehille. He married Evelyn I. Stemen July 3, 1958 and she survives in Wapakoneta.
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of early turnovers to establish a lead and keep distance between them and the Celina Bulldogs on the scoreboard Friday.
Wapakoneta remained unbeaten in 2014 with a 34-12 win Friday over the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest in Celina.
The Redskins have started the season 5-0, with four of those wins coming on the road, including Friday night.
FORT LORAMIE — It’s hard to field a team with just 25 players on a roster, it’s even harder when injuries hit especially to your most important positions on the team. An undermanned team, combined with injuries and shoddy play can all accumulate to a bad season.
This is the case for the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football as the Tigers’ season is falling apart after falling to Fort Loramie Redskins, 49-6, Friday night in a Northwest Central Conference matchup.
Wapakoneta City School students banded together to provide for needy in the community, but also to honor a woman who is remembered as a “faithful volunteer” at God’s Storehouse in Wapakoneta.
The students who participated in the Barb Norton district-wide canned food drive were awarded with a casual dress day on Friday, Sept. 26. God’s Storehouse Chair Carol Berg said the efforts of the students and teachers were much appreciated, along with the canned foods provided to stock the food bank’s inventory.
For the first time ever, the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, in collaboration with the Ohio Alliance of YMCAs, will offer a program that will allow students to participate in a simulation of the democratic process.
The program is called Ohio YMCA Youth in Government, which began in 1952, and is offered in several states across the country. The YIG movement as a whole, however, began in 1936 in New York. Although it has existed in Ohio for more than 60 years, this is the first time students living in Wapakoneta will be able to participate.
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The sun shined brightly Thursday morning as a large crowd gathered to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the new Wapakoneta McDonald’s restaurant.
“It’s hard to believe we started this on June 2 and here we are today,” co-owner Jeff Monfort said as he spoke about the construction process. “It’s been a team effort to put this thing together and I hope you can be proud of your local McDonald’s that you see here.”