Earlier this year, a Wapakoneta High School graduate and one of the earliest members of the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame earned one of the highest honors bestowed by the Queen of England to the new resident of New Zealand.
Susan (Smith) Stevens, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 1980 and was elected to the Wapakoneta High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010, earned the Queens Service Medal for her volunteer work in the country since 1999.
Area fire departments are coming together for an annual program that aims to bring Christmas cheer to every family in the Wapakoneta area.
The 30th annual Christmas Cheer Program will be taking place in Wapakoneta, and is hosted by the Wapakoneta, Uniopolis, St. Johns and Buckland fire departments.
“The Christmas Cheer Program continues to be a program to collect toys and food items to provide at least enough food for a meal and gifts for Christmas,” Christmas Cheer Program Chair and Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said.
Approximately 20 cartons of cigarettes were stolen early Friday morning from the Clark gasoline station on Apollo Drive.
Wapakoneta Police Department officers responded to an alarm at the gasoline station and convenience store at 2:13 a.m. Friday at the Clark gasoline station, known as H&F Food Mart.