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Archive - May 2013

May 15th

Village working out contract

May 15, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Village officials are working out a lease with a contracting company to allow them to use their land during an upcoming project.

With an upgrade of power poles stretching from Wapakoneta to Shawnee Road, contractors have pitched the idea of having a storage site on location at Delong Pioneer Park in Cridersville to village officials, and Cridersville Village Council members agreed last month and are working out the details in a written contract.

 

May 14th

Talks continue

May 14, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Approximately 50 residents came together to listen to reasons for potential water and sewer increases in an area village.
 

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Wapak Schools construct bus addition

May 14, 2013

Moving forward with an addition to the bus building, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members approved a contract during a special meeting Monday.
 

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Cemetery rules reminded

May 14, 2013

In an effort to step up communication with family members that have died, Greenlawn Cemetery Superintendent Jack Hagerman is reminding people of cemetery rules regarding site decorations and he points out one in particular for people to be aware of as Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day approach.

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Patricia Neargarder, 85

May 14, 2013

Patricia “Patty” Ann (Elliot) Neargarder, 85, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
For the complete obituary read the May 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 13th

Heartbreak to helmets: Bicycle Safety Day’s goal to protect cyclists

May 13, 2013

Thirty years have passed since Keith Froning’s baseball team last assembled — ever since a bicycle accident took Keith’s life.

Keith’s mother, Marlene Froning, took the opportunity this weekend to surprise the team and bring them together again.

Team members and coaches were given specially designed t-shirts with a drawn rendition of Keith’s baseball picture from 1983 on the back as they all came together Saturday for the first time in 30 years during the fifth annual Bicycle Safety Day at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Drop in the swap

May 13, 2013

When half of the items don’t even make it inside the building, you know it is a successful day for the annual Wapakoneta Drop and Swap.

The “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” adage rung true Saturday as the 20-year-old event saw it’s traffic decrease just slightly from a year ago.

Growing interest with today’s youth

May 13, 2013

There are few absolutes in life, but one of those is kids like to get dirty — very dirty, if possible.

Children got the chance to do just that Saturday at the annual Children’s Greenhouse Day at the Village Green Floral and Garden Center in Wapakoneta. The cooler temperatures did nothing to stop the kids from coming out.

Co-owner Gretchen Sheely said the business holds the annual event to get children interested in gardening at a young age.

Wapakoneta softball beats Shawnee in extra innings

May 13, 2013

 

With a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wapakoneta Redskins likely thought they could stamp their ticket to the next round of sectional play.

The Shawnee Indians had other plans.

After trailing the Redskins 4-3 at the end of the fifth inning and watching the Bill Sammons-led squad take a 6-3 lead in the sixth, the Indians scored three times in their last at-bat to tie the game at 6.

May 10th

Redskins squeek by Celina in tune-up game

May 10, 2013

 

CELINA — With league play finished and the sectional tournament on the horizon, the Wapakoneta Redskins scheduled an extra game against the Celina Bulldogs Thursday to keep the team loose before playoffs begin.

Wapakoneta starting pitcher Johnny Crawford, who went 5-plus innings and allowed only two earned runs in the sixth inning, picked up the victory for the Redskins, 4-2.

The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter...
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Wapakoneta Redskins avenged one of their league losses from last season...
BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would...

 

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