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Wapak's Gonterman plays in state's top all-star game

April 28, 2014

DAYTON — Kyle Gonterman had a good experience this past week in preparation for football at the college level this coming fall.

The Wapakoneta High School senior took part in the Ohio North-South Classic festivities, which concluded Saturday with an exhibition all-star game hosted by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

Gonterman played at center for the South team in the Division I-III game.

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Emrick, 84

April 28, 2014

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Emrick, 84, of Cridersville, died at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Union Township, Auglaize County, to Earnest Clay and Norma Hemmert Emrick. He married Shirley Maxine Thrush on Oct. 7, 1951, and she survives in Cridersville.

Dick was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and V.F.W. Post 8445, Wapakoneta, and a former member of Brands Lake Fishing Club and Eagles Lodge, Aerie 691. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had been a maintenance repairman for the U.S. government.

Dog park set to open in August

April 28, 2014

Beginning this summer, dog owners in Wapakoneta will have the opportunity to bring their four-legged friends to a new dog park that is set to open on the former Lanning Farm property, located on the corner of West Auglaize Street and Herbstritt Court.

Wapakoneta High School junior Travis Rohrbach is in charge of the project.

Dinner offers pioneer view

April 28, 2014

Cooking over an open fire and sitting down to a meal in a log house may be considered old fashioned, but a few locals received the pioneer experience over the weekend.

“We’re doing this around the 1840s, the same time period that Wapakoneta was being settled and becoming more populated,” Andrea Burton, who organized the event in collaboration with the Auglaize County Historical Society, said.

Healthy Kids Day a success

April 28, 2014

On Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, 150 people attended the nationally celebrated Healthy Kids Day at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, which takes place at nearly 1,600 YMCA branches across the country.

Healthy Kids Day is aimed at helping kids exercise not only their bodies, but also their minds.

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