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November 11th

Wing Fest’s aim serve those who served

November 11, 2013

For two Wapakoneta businessmen, taking 10 months to organize and coordinate one day of fun for the Wapakoneta area is worth all the days they and their supporters contribute as they make local veterans’ lives easier and more pleasant.

Showing off home inspirations

November 11, 2013

The Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta hosted the third annual “Showcase of Homes,” an event where three Wapakoneta homes opened their doors to the community for a view of the interior remodeling and designs.
WCL member Edna Rayburn said each of the three showcased houses coincidentally were featured in the garden showcase held earlier in the year. Since guests had an outside view, many came back for a view inside the house, as well.

Harmon Field to host 2 more playoff games

November 11, 2013

From staff reports

Harmon Field in Wapakoneta will be the site of at least two more playoffs games this fall after having hosted the town’s Redskins this past Friday.

The stadium will be a neutral site for a pair of postseason games, one Friday and one Saturday, as Convoy Crestivew (9-2) and Ada (8-3) will meet there at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Division VI, Region 20 semifinal, while North Lewisburg Triad (11-0) and Sidney Lehman Catholic (10-1) will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Division VII, Region 26 semifinal.

November 8th

Wapak falls shorts in OT loss to Shawnee

November 9, 2013

Sports Editor

Kodi Morgan scrambled to extend the play and the Redskins’ season. Nearing the goal line, the Wapakoneta Redskins quarterback managed an attempt which just barely dropped from his hand, as did the Redskins’ chance to extend the game and their season.

The Redskins were 3 yards short after Morgan’s scramble on a 4th-and-goal, on what proved to be the final play of a 41-34 overtime loss to the Springfield Shawnee Braves.

Valuing vets

November 8, 2013

The Wapakoneta community came out to honor the nation’s veterans during the Wapakoneta Middle School’s (WMS) annual tribute to local heroes.
“It will never be equal to what they do for us,” WMS Student Council President Katie Engle said. “We want them to know we appreciate what they do for our country.”
She said student council members organized the event to give thanks to veterans’ many sacrifices and she thought the choirs and music were what made the assembly special.
“When every grade started singing, I think that’s what
See VETS, Page 8A

DWP starts drive

November 8, 2013

With the success of the Façade Improvement Program and improving look of downtown Wapakoneta, Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) officials are looking for more members.
For more information on this story, check out the Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

TONIGHT AT 7:30 at Harmon Field - Wapakoneta

November 8, 2013

Playoff Game: Wapakoneta vs. Springfield Shawnee

Vision of the future

November 8, 2013

During a ceremony to honor the first participants in a joint private-public downtown Wapakoneta building program, the city’s mayor challenged Wapakoneta City Council to find more money for the fledgling program.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) hosted an event Thursday in the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Heritage Room to recognize the first six property owners taking advantage of the matching grants available through the Façade Improvement Program.

Club collects ‘Coats for Kids’

November 8, 2013

Hundreds of Wapakoneta families should be able stay warm this winter thanks to a group of students dedicated to providing coats to children and adults in need.
“Coats for Kids” is a program provided by the Wapakoneta High School’s Octagon Club that collects community-donated coats to be distributed to struggling families throughout Wapakoneta.
Green barrels marked “Coats for Kids” will be set up throughout the community for people to donate new or gently used adult and children sized coats.

Wapakoneta's Warner, Kantner earn district honors

November 8, 2013

From staff reports

Wapakoneta Redskins senior Sara Warner and varsity coach Ross Kantner each were honored by the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association, as the NWOSSCA released its annual all-district awards and scholarship winners Thursday.

Warner earned a spot on the district’s first team in Division II for her performance during the 2013 season.

She was one of six players from Western Buckeye League schools to be a first-team selection in Division II.

Warner was named a first-team All-WBL selection last month.

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