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Archive - Jan 24, 2012

Clouded solar vision: Financing delays start of 20-acre, 3.5-megawatt solar project in Wapak

January 24, 2012

Trouble attracting financiers is delaying a project to provide solar energy to the city of Wapakoneta, but city leaders remain optimistic progress will be made this year.

SolarVision Inc. Vice President Michael Dickman, who appeared before Wapakoneta City Council during Monday’s meeting, updated councilors on the solar energy project expected to have been started by the end of 2011. He shared the company’s difficulties in contracting with financiers to fund the project is delaying its start.

Councilor: City parks hit marks

January 24, 2012

Walking and exercise should continue to be the primary focus of the park systems in Auglaize County and the city of Wapakoneta, according to a report released to Wapakoneta City Council members — an emphasis city administrators have placed on existing and future parks.

Local gallery recognizes young artists

January 24, 2012

A local gallery has plans to recognize young artists with an exhibit dedicated just for their work.

The third annual Riverside Art Center Youth Show is set to begin Saturday with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m.

“We are trying to promote art in schools and for the students,” Gallery Director Anna Fisher said. “This (subject) is where a lot of kids shine and they need an outlet that makes them feel good about themselves.”

WRESTLING: Wapak fifth in home invitational

January 24, 2012

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling team finished fifth in its home invitational on Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.

Colerain scored 240 points to pull out the team win at the Wapakoneta Invitational. Vandalia Butler was second at 207.5 followed by Bellevue (197), Hilliard Bradley (192) and Wapak (156).

In all, 10 teams competed in the meet.

For the Redskins, Holden Hengstler was the only individual winner. Hengstler took the top spot at 170 pounds with a 5-3 decision over Bellevue’s Brendan Adkinson in the title bout.

Evelyn Grimes, 88

January 24, 2012

Evelyn E. Grimes, 88, 106 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, died at 12:42 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center following a sudden illness.
She was born Nov. 3, 1923, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Meta Rose (Hartung) and William Harmeyer. On Nov. 12, 1941, she married Dales Grimes Sr., and he survives in New Knoxville.
Aalso surviving are three sons, Dale Grimes, of Vandalia, Robert Grimes, of St. Marys, and Dean Grimes, of Clarksville, Tenn.; and two daughters, Linda Everest, of Grand Blanc, Mich. and Pamela Ausland of Fort Wayne, Ind.

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