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November 14th, 2011

Building block kids: A bridge toward a construction career

November 14, 2011

Approximately 25 children gathered Saturday morning into the Wapakoneta Elementary School cafeteria to construct with Legos any type of structure they wanted.
Appropriately, the overall winning entry was a bridge designed by Jacob Schreiner as the competition is designed to introduce and build a bridge between children and the construction industry. The competition was organized by members of the Lima Ohio Area Chapter 374 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

Applications being taken for Shop with Cop

November 14, 2011

Families in need of assistance this holiday season are being asked to submit their information as soon as possible to the local “Shop with a Cop” program.
“We try to find those who are in most need and work with the other organizations so as not to duplicate services but to help as many as we can,” said Jerry Sawmiller, who serves as chair for the annual holiday assistance program.
Sawmiller is a detective sergeant with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

FOOTBALL: Schwartz named league's best lineman

November 14, 2011

Wapakoneta Redskins senior right guard Chris Schwartz was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year when the All-Western Buckeye League football teams were released on Friday.

Schwartz, who will attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY in the fall, earned the honor in a vote by the WBL coaches.

He was a key cog in an offense that led the league in rushing yards with 3,073 yards on the ground in the regular season.

SOCCER: Faller named all-state, all-district

November 14, 2011

Wapakoneta Redskins senior Andy Faller is adding to his growing list of honors.

After being named the Western Buckeye League boys soccer Player of the Year, Faller was selected Division II Second-Team All-State by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association and First-Team All-District by the Northwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association on Friday.

Faller was the first Wapakoneta boys soccer player to ever be named the WBL Player of the Year.

Defiance Bulldogs’ Doug Herrett was voted the district Player of the Year. The Coach of the Year was Bath Wildcats’ Jeremy Winegardner.

Elementary student is fluent in two languages

November 14, 2011

A Wapakoneta Elementary School student is a typical third-grader — she loves to read, draw and play.
But Mayra Aguirre can do one thing that is atypical — she is bilingual. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
“My mom and dad know Spanish and lived in Mexico, but I grew up here,” Mayra said. “I grew up my whole life here so I know English. My mom does not know a lot of English but she is learning more and more.”

Mary Pfenning, 79

November 14, 2011

Mary Jo Pfenning, of St. Marys, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in the Emergency Department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Other arrangements are incomplete at the funeral home.

James Sturgill, 73

November 14, 2011

James Kenneth “Kenny” Sturgill, 73, of Harrod, died at 6:13 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Powell River, Va., the son of Lona Caudill and James Hobart Sturgill. On July 5, 1964, he married Marlene Owsley, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James “Keith” Sturgill, of Lima, Shawn Sturgill, of McConnelsville, and Jason Sturgill, of Harrod; and a daughter, Sherry Beidelschies, of Harrod.

Mary Ramsey, 99

November 14, 2011

Mary Margaret Ramsey, 99, 423 Huffman Street, St. Marys, died at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center, where she had made her home for the past two years.
She was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Clara (Rohrbach) and Charles F. Teeters. On April 24, 1935, she married Walter “Pete” Ramsey and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1977.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan Paul, of New Bremen, and Mary Holtzapple, of St. Marys; and a son, Walter Ramsey Jr., of Belleville.

Mary Riethman, 84

November 14, 2011

Mary Martha Riethman, 84, of rural Anna, died at 12:45 a.m., Sat.urday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
She was born July 29, 1927, in Botkins, the daughter of Alma (Monger) and Edwin Kinstle, who preceded her in death. On June 7, 1950, she married Clarence H. “Bud” Riethman, and he died March 21, 2007.

November 11th

FOOTBALL: Redskins bow out

November 12, 2011

PIQUA — One-by-one, the Wapakoneta Redskins seniors stood before their younger teammates.

One-by-one, tears in their eyes, they told them, don’t forget this feeling.

And don’t let it happen again.

One of the greatest seasons in Wapakoneta football history came to a conclusion Friday night as the Trotwood-Madison Rams handed the Redskins a 27-6 defeat in a Division II regional semifinal at Piqua’s Alexander Field.

Wapak ends its season with a 10-2 record. The 2011 Redskins were just the third team in school history to win 10 games and the second to win a playoff game.

BOTKINS — Ending a streak of 11 straight scoreless innings, the Botkins Trojans scored...
NEW BREMEN — Wapakoneta’s junior Adam Henderson ran in from the field between innings...
The Wapakoneta Redskins sent all nine batters in their lineup to the plate in the first inning...

 

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