October 9th, 2014
James L. “Wally” Watercutter, 53, of rural Cridersville, died Monday morning, Oct. 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1961, in Lima, the son of Leonard and Eileen (Smith) Watercutter, who preceded him in death.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan stopped by the Wapakoneta Daily News on Monday to discuss his plans to end corporate welfare and introduce legislation that would alter the social welfare system in the U.S.
Jordan, R-Urbana, said the middle class is suffering because their tax dollars are going to bailouts for large corporations and “social safety nets” for the unemployed.
Mincemeat pie may not be as common of a recipe as it was the past — but Salem United Methodist Church Secretary Janet Winkler says that’s what makes it special.
Although the main reason for the church’s annual mincemeat fundraiser is to benefit the church missions and community, Winkler said the church has continued making mincemeat itself for no other reason than tradition.
The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, arrives Sunday with a full itinerary of local sights to visit.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.
First up will be a dedication of the Lengerich Garden at Heritage Parkway in downtown Wapakoneta. The dedication will include the installation of two plaques: one representing Wapakoneta, one representing Lengerich.
Evelyn F. Barlow, 89, of New Knoxville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1925, in Macon, Mo., to George and Fern (Lee) Cox, who preceded her in death. On July 22, 1950, she married Lowell J. Barlow, and he passed away on Aug. 25, 1978.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins are beginning to receive some legitimate recognition among the state’s media members.
The Redskins (6-0) were listed fourth within Division III in the latest weekly release of the Associated Press rankings for Ohio high school football, unveiled Monday.
In addition to the lofty ranking in its division, Wapakoneta also received two first-place votes Monday — which implies two members of the media believe the Redskins are the best Division III football team in Ohio right now.
At its annual meeting Monday night, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation announced the organization’s total funds rose from $2.2 million to $5.4 million within the last year thanks to a generous donation from a local couple.
In celebration of Wapakoneta’s upcoming homecoming game and ceremony, the Wapakoneta Redskins plan to hold their annual bonfire and rally beginning at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Field.
The festivities will begin with a pep rally where the school cheerleaders and band will inspire the crowd with school spirit.
Following a brief executive session for final negotiations, city councilors Monday evening accepted a contract with the Utility Workers Union of America.
The contract, which covers employees in the public works, electric, water and waste water departments, agrees to the following wage increases: 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2014; 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2015; and 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2016
It was reunion time Saturday morning for several members of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities organization.
Ahead of the larger sister cities delegation from Lengerich, Germany, who are touring New England and New York City this week, two couples have their own itinerary, beginning with a stop in Wapakoneta.