October 4th, 2011
BOTKINS â A host of state-ranked cross country team descended upon Botkins Community Park on Saturday for the Best in the West Cross Country Invitational.
In the varsity girls meet, the Botkins Trojans finished fifth behind Versailles, Fort Loramie, Minster and Spencerville â all ranked ahead of Botkins in the latest state poll.
Botkinsâ top seven included Shelbie Bailey (15-21:23), Brittany Bailey (19-21:43), Liz Knoop (23-21:50), Elleah Cooper (41-22:37), Jackie Smith (46-22:55), Bethany Christman (47-23:01) and Renee Buehler (54-23:24)
Vanessa Kayana Lopez, three-weeks old, 120 Villa Nova Blvd. St. Marys, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at Toledo Childrenâs Hospital.
She was born Sept. 7, 2011 in Toledo, to Hector and Gerri (Bonifas) Lopez.
Survivors are her parents; a sister, Leticia Lopez, of St. Marys; and a brother, Diego Lopez, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hector Lopez, Jr. and Balentine Lopez and a sister, Natalie Lopez.
Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Judy Ball officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
William H. âBilly Bobâ Doering, 66, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at St. Ritaâs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 18, 1945, in Lima, the son of Norma (Cook) and Harold Doering, who preceded him in death. On June 24, 1988, he married Sheila Nichols, and she survives.
A group of people and dogs came out and enjoyed sunny skies as they helped to raise awareness and funds for one purpose â worldwide and local hunger issues.
âHunger is one of the biggest problems that the world faces today,â the Rev. Becky Sunday, of St. Paul United Church of Christ, said prior to the he seventh annual CROP Hunger Walk held in Wapakoneta on Sunday afternoon.
Community members from several local churches came together for the two-mile walk through historical downtown.
A Seneca County farmer views a new soybean as an opportunity for farmers to grow a new crop and a chance for consumers to add a nutritional and tasty vegetable to the dinner table.
Charles Fry says he hates the fact that the United States imports more than 100,000 tons of the soybean, called edamame (pronounced ed-ah-mommy), with 85 to 90 percent coming from China.
Fry says he is encouraged by the fact that they intend to see farmers plant the edible soybean on 1,200 acres in 2012 and as many as 4,000 acres in 2013 â all to be grown for the American consumer market.
BOTKINS â Officials from any school district would be proud to have four students among the top 10 in just about any conceivable competition.
Now imagine doing that at either a state or a national competition.
Four Botkins High School students pulled of that feat Sept. 17. Competing at The Big E, a national fair held in West Springfield, Mass., seniors Seth Aufderhaar, Jordan Marx and Jordan Fledderjohann along with junior Logan Russell, all placed in the top 10 in the national livestock judging competition.
Wapak at Van Wert, 5
Botkins at Newton, 5
Wapak vs. Shawnee, 5
Wapak at St. Marys, 6
W-G vs. Hardin Northern, 6
Wapak at Shawnee, 5
Botkins at Anna, 5
Wapak at UNOH Sectional, 9 a.m.
Wapak vs. Van Wert, 6
W-G at Marion Catholic, 6
Botkins at Jackson Center, 5:30
Wapak vs. St. Marys, 7:30
W-G at Fort Loramie, 7
Wapak vs. Lima Senior, 1
Botkins at New Knoxville, noon
OTTAWA â Offense, defense and special teams.
You name it, Wapak owned it.
The Wapakoneta Redskins made big plays on all three as they pulled away to an emphatic 35-14 win over the state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf Titans on Friday at Titan Stadium.
With the exception of a five-minute span in the second quarter, this one was all Redskins.
âI was just so proud of our kids tonight,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said. âIâm proud to be their coach and I was proud of their effort.â
Wapak remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Western Buckeye League.
WAYNESFIELD â The highly educated know that in the wild, the Tiger is the best swimmer among the feline class.
Waynesfield-Goshen proved that fact well with a 50-6 Homecoming win over the Riverside Pirates on Friday night in near monsoon conditions.
âWith the wet field conditions, we knew that we had to put points up right away,â W-G coach Gary Spencer said.
Tigers running back Gabe Hennon put points up not even a minute into the game with a 48-yard run. He added two more in the first quarter and another 48-yard run with 11:53 in the second quarter.
A teenage girl smiles as she watches locks of her shiny blonde hair being clipped and cut by her beautician.
Fifteen-year-old Lexi Osborn, of St. Marys, entered the boutique with her long blonde hair, but she wanted to get it cut off and her head shaved in honor of her step-mother, who is battling breast cancer.
âIt feels unbelievable,â Lexi said, right after touching her head devoid of hair.
Beautician Lena Springer, of Mirror Image, in Wapakoneta, assisted Osborn with the process.