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Archive - Oct 28, 2013

Scaring and caring: Zombie Walk supports DARE program

October 28, 2013

Resembling a scene from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” zombies trudged down Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta looking for humans — in cars, in shops, in the street.

Police preach safety in numbers

October 28, 2013

While trick-or-treating may seem like a harmless, family-friendly activity, parents are advised to consider basic safety rules on Halloween. 

Many “hidden” dangers get special attention on this holiday, particularly speeding vehicles and child predators. 

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said police officers will be monitoring the roadways on Halloween night.

For more on Halloween safety tips, see Monday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Election forum planned for Wednesday

October 28, 2013

Locals are invited to come out and meet the candidates for 2013 general election during an election forum to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wapakoneta’s YMCA Community Room. 

The Wapakoneta Daily News is organizing the event as a service to the community, Publisher Deb Zwez said. 

“It’s really important for the community to ask questions,” Zwez said, noting that the forum is open to the public.

Flora twins advance to state for Botkins

October 28, 2013

From staff reports

Chloe Flora and Cameron Flora, sophomore twins at Botkins High School, each qualified for the cross country state championships with finishes inside the top 16 of their respective races Saturday.

Cameron Flora, with a time of 16 minutes, 57.67 seconds, was 14th in the Division III, Region 10 boys race Saturday at Troy High School, while Chloe Flora took seventh with a time of 19:48.14 in the Division III, Region 10 girls race.

Wapakoneta's Zofkie ends season at regionals

October 28, 2013

From staff reports

Allie Zofkie concluded her strong first high school cross country season Saturday with an appearance at regionals.

The Wapakoneta Redskins freshman placed 66th overall out of 128 runners Saturday in the Division I, Region 2 girls cross country race at Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin.

Zofkie completed the course in a time of 20 minutes, 37.71 seconds Saturday.

The top 16 individuals not on qualifying teams advanced from Saturday’s regional race to the state championships.

Taylor E. Dicke, 11

October 28, 2013

Taylor E. Dicke, of New Bremen, died on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 9:12 p.m. at her residence. She was born on Aug. 25, 2002 in St. Marys. She was the daughter of Joseph Dicke and Nicole (Mohler) Dicke, both of New Bremen. Survivors include her sisters Abigayle and Olivia both at home; her grandparents, Roland and Cindy Dicke, of New Bremen, and Mike and Brenda Mohler, of Wapakoneta; her great-grandparents, Eileen Yaney, of Celina, Virginia and David Poe, of Pioneer, Carolyn Pape, of New Bremen and Ona Mohler of Muncie, Mich. Also surviving is a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mildred F. Tucker Rust Carnes, 90

October 28, 2013

Mildred F. Tucker Rust Carnes, 90, of Allentown, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
She was born April 14, 1923, in Elida, a daughter of Henry Edgar and Lucy Frances Stemen Tucker, who are deceased. Her step-father, Delbert Huey is also deceased. On Nov. 24, 1946, she married M. Devon Rust, who died June 27, 1950. Then on April 12, 1961, she married John H. Carnes, who died Aug. 19, 1989.

Funding forecast

October 28, 2013

An anticipation of more funding from the state is a highlight of the Wapakoneta City School’s five-year forecast, the district treasurer says.
District administrators are expecting to receive approximately $14.1 million in state funding for fiscal year 2014, thanks to a new funding model approved in House Bill 59, Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Angie Sparks said.

Celebrity cat missing downtown

October 28, 2013

Moon Florist owners have been missing their calico cat “Alice,” for more than two weeks.
“She was just sitting outside at noon watching the cars go by,” Moon Florist Owner Deb Kiser said, recalling Oct. 11.
Alice is an old, heavyset and multi-colored cat that has been living in the Moon Florist for six years.
“They say a cat picks you for the owners,” Kiser said about when Alice came pawing at their door. “I guess she picked us.”

Airport continues to plan for future

October 28, 2013

Plans for future growth continue at the Auglaize County airport.
Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh is working with Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart on plotting parcels to accommodate an annexation into New Knoxville for access to extended village utility lines.
The extension of the underground utility lines — water and sanitary — is deemed necessary as the existing infrastructure would not be acceptable for a new facility to be tied into, Stroh said.
For more information on the airport's growth, see the Saturday, Oct. 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily news.

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