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December 8th

Santa arrives to take requests

December 8, 2014

Children of all ages lined Main Street Saturday for a chance to meet Santa Claus and receive a present during the Eighth Annual Children’s Hometown Holiday.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Santa sat in his outpost, letting children sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. As they left the outpost, each child was given a stocking, candy cane and one gift that ranged from action figures to board games and puzzles.

Woman exits moving vehicle

December 8, 2014

A Wapakoneta woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after she exited a moving vehicle Saturday evening on U.S. 33 near Bay Road, west of Wapakoneta.

Erin Seggerson was driving with her husband, John Seggerson, also of Wapakoneta, at 7:22 p.m. when she jumped from the passenger side door of the vehicle. 

Dancers headed to Orange Bowl

December 8, 2014

eXtreme Dance Center, on 15041 Wapak Fisher Road, is giving five local girls the opportunity to dance live at the Orange Bowl halftime show in Miami, Fla., on New Year’s Eve.

Baylee Johnson, 16, Gina Place, 13, Lauryn Craig, 12, Abby Kite, 12 and Emily Tingler, 10, will dance during the halftime performance of country music band Little Big Town. 

December 5th

Mail for Heroes sends holiday cheer

December 5, 2014

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but for those in the military, coming home may not be an option.
That is why Michelle Frank, assistant business manager for the Wapakoneta Daily News, started Holiday Mail for Heroes. Up through Dec. 11, people can submit their loved ones’ names, ranks, full military address and a picture, if they so choose, to the Wapakoneta Daily News or The Evening Leader. The submissions will then run on a page in the newspapers on Dec. 13, so anyone wishing to send some Christmas cheer to the military men and women can do so.

Consultant shares insights on downtown

December 5, 2014

As one of the nation’s leading experts in corporate location strategy and property selection, Don Schjeldahl has visited thousands of towns like Wapakoneta, looking for communities that would be the right fit for companies that are considering opening up a new facility.

Council holds annual luncheon

December 5, 2014

The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Annual Meeting held Friday afternoon featured a guest speaker who has more than 30 years experience in corporate consulting.
Don Schjeldahl, founder of the Don Schjeldahl Group, spoke to WAEDC members and local community leaders about his experience in corporate location strategy and property selection, and how a town like Wapakoneta can best prepare itself for industries looking to expand into other regions.

Botkins mural takes flight

December 5, 2014

BOTKINS — When Botkins Superintendent Connie Schneider asked Dan Knepper to paint a mural for the new school building, he jumped at the chance. Thursday afternoon, in front of school faculty, students and community members he unveiled what he has spent more than two months perfecting. 

YMCA seeks to make rates more 'member friendly'

December 5, 2014

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA is adding two new membership categories and changing their membership rates to make prices more member-friendly.

There are three membership categories: Family, Single and Student, but the YMCA is adding a Couples category and has already added a category for individuals above the age of 55.

Ex-firefighter's case going to trial

December 5, 2014

The case of a Wapakoneta fire captain who was demoted to firefighter and later fired will move forward in federal court.

Tom Stinebaugh, who was demoted in March 2012, and fired that September, confirmed to the Wapakoneta Daily News on Thursday that a motion by the city to dismiss the case was denied by the judge presiding over the case.

December 4th

Children’s Hometown Holiday returns

December 4, 2014

The eighth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5-7 with several events happening throughout the weekend.

At 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Santa will be in his firetruck as he and his helpers travel on Auglaize Street  to Blackhoof Street and onto Main Street to Santa’s Wapakoneta Outpost where he will remain from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. From this outpost, Santa will be greeted by the Rockettes.

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