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October 23rd

Botkins blanked by Bulldogs in district match

October 23, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans saw their season end Tuesday after a 6-0 loss to the Yellow Springs Bulldogs.

The loss came in a Division III Southwest District boys soccer district semifinal.

Trojans goalkeeper Christian Hoskins had 18 saves Tuesday, giving him a single-season school record of 161 saves.

Hoskins previously set a school record for saves in a match with 21 in Botkins’ sectional championship against Miami East.

Yellow Springs had one player score three goals and assist on two others Tuesday.

October 22nd

City maps street plan

October 22, 2013

A city administrator proposed a road map for upcoming Wapakoneta street improvement projects totaling more than $6 million to be completed during the next five years.
Wapakoneta Engineering Superintendent Mary Ruck generated the five-year plan which calls for reconstructing Perry Street and West Auglaize Street and improving the area behind downtown businesses as well as repaving and improving the downtown section of Auglaize Street and Stinebaugh Drive.
For more information about the street improvement projects, see the Tuesday, Oct. 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Façade first year success, leaders say

October 22, 2013

A downtown revitalization program proved to be very popular with downtown property owners hoping to take advantage of a joint city-private organization effort, a Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership member says.
Façade Improvement Committee Chair Sue Siesel provided Wapakoneta City Council members during Monday’s meeting with an update of the program as its first year nears its conclusion.

Singing for a cure

October 22, 2013

One Wapakoneta native used her voice to take a stand for breast cancer awareness, in front of an audience of 63,207 football fans.
Jennifer Christiansen, 43, sang the national anthem prior to the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions NFL game Sunday afternoon at Ford Field in Detroit.
Christiansen’s brother, Dave Christiansen, of Wapakoneta, said he attended the game and was proud of his sister’s performance on the field.
“It was absolutely wonderful — very emotional,” Dave Christiansen said.

Wapakoneta appears in poll again

October 22, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins made their second straight appearance in the Associated Press poll, a weekly ranking of the top Ohio high school football teams as voted upon by media members.

The Redskins (7-1) were tied for 18th in Division III on Monday, receiving 17 points along with Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-0).

Teams receiving at least 12 points appear in the poll after the voting.

Wapak first appeared in the poll Oct. 14 when it was ranked 16th in Division III.

October 21st

Locals to "Dance the Magic" at Disney World

October 21, 2013

Many families tune into the Disney Christmas parade as a Christmas morning tradition, but this year, a few local dancers will “Dance the Magic.”
Three dancers — Madison Sams, Dylan Snyder and Olivia Tregoning — from The Dance Centré, of Wapakoneta, will be performing at Walt Disney World in Florida in the Dance the Magic Parade on Dec. 5-8. After submitting their auditions of a Disney-choreographed dance routine, the girls were chosen to participate in two major events in Disney World. 

Crafters show off wares at fundraiser

October 21, 2013

Four years ago, one Wapakoneta woman had yet to precision cut her first piece of wood with a scroll saw.
On Saturday Vickie Schaub manned a booth selling her creations at the Wapakoneta Noon Optimist Craft Show held in the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria and gymnasium.
“This is my first time having a booth anywhere,” Schaub said, sitting at the end of a table in the middle of gymnasium. “I think I am doing OK.”

Talking trafficking

October 21, 2013

Within a 30-minute walk of downtown Wapakoneta, an Ohio professor says someone within that radius is involved in or has been affected by human trafficking.
With an extensive highway system, a high number of truck stops, close proximity to Canada and a high poverty rate, Ohio is one of the most vulnerable states in the United States for human trafficking, University of Dayton political science professor Anthony Talbott said Sunday during an hour-long presentation on human trafficking at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center.

Botkins boys, girls advance to regionals

October 21, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans will make a bus trip Troy this coming Saturday after qualifying to regionals this past Saturday at the district level.

The Trojans were third out of nine schools Saturday in a Division III Southwest District boys cross country race at Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton.

Botkins was one of the top four teams qualifying to regionals Saturday.

Wapakoneta freshman Zokfie qualifies to regionals

October 21, 2013

From staff reports

Allie Zofkie will be the lone representative of Wapakoneta High School at the regional cross country level, as the freshman qualified from districts Saturday.

The Wapakoneta Redskins finished ninth overall out of 11 teams in a Division I Northwest District girls cross country meet at Pearson Metro Park in Oregon.

The top four teams advanced from districts Saturdays, and the top 16 individuals not on qualifying teams also advanced.

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