Archive - Jan 6, 2014
ST. MARYS — A storm system that blanketed the region with up to 8 inches of snow Sunday has given way to frigid temperatures that the county hasn’t experienced since 1999.
Sunday’s storm, which featured a mix of rain and snow, left the county with a variety of weather conditions. That has given way to temperatures hovering near zero with wind chills approaching minus-40 degrees.
Get your checkbooks ready, clear a shelf off in your cupboard; it is that time of year again, Girl Scout Cookie sale season.
On Friday, Girl Scouts will begin their door to door preorder sales, and Shonna King, Communications Manager at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, said the cookie program is meant to teach the girls throughout the selling and delivery process.
“They’re learning business ethics, decision making, and so we really push that because we know these are skills the girls are going to need throughout their life,” she said.
The Wapakoneta Redskins regrouped quickly after halftime after letting a first-half lead slip and cruised in the second-half to a 57-45 win over the Kalida Wildcats.
Wapak led 16-11 after the first period Saturday but Kalida made a run at the lead to trail by one, 27-26, at halftime.
Redskins varsity coach Rusty Allen explained his team’s adjustments for the second half which resulted in the double-digit win.
Hugh Morris, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:35 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Jackson, Ky., the son of John B. & Martha (Raleigh) Morris, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Molly Bernice Fortner, and she survives.
Other survivors include:
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A cooking contest for kids 5 and older will take place at the Auglaize County Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Kids in the kitchen is an event Karie Maurer-Enneking, of the library’s youth services, hopes will teach kids the importance of being courageous in the kitchen.
As we enter the new year, the Wapakoneta Daily News sought out several community leaders and asked them about their hopes and/or goals for 2014.
After deciding to permanently close the youth center at the Wapakoneta YMCA, the fitness center is looking at other opportunities to reach local youth.
YMCA Director Josh Little said the previous youth development center was not being utilized, so they are looking into other opportunities to reach the “tween, teenage” age groups.
“One of the pillars of the YMCA and our focus is on youth development,” Little said. “We want to continue to serve that population.”