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April 19th, 2012

Adding new books: New program planned for elementary students

April 19, 2012

After several years of review and pilot programs, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators plan to adopt new math textbooks for students.

“We will see children learning more, adjusting to the challenge,” Wapakoneta City Schools Director of Instruction Julie Miars Golden said.

Miars Golden said after talking with each of the elementary teachers during the three-year selection process, they decided to go with Harcourt’s Go Math! series.

Quarter auction benefits Relay for Life

April 19, 2012

After a successful event last year, the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life team Rock Out Cancer is planning another quarter auction this Saturday.

For a quarter auction, a variety of consultants donate items — with values between $15 and $100 — which guests can bid on. Those wanting to bid hold up their numbered paddle and after all bids are placed, a paddle number is drawn to determine the winner. By spending between $35 and $40, they can bid on everything.

RAC to auction shoes

April 19, 2012

A local art gallery is saying goodbye to decorated furniture and hello to shoes as they gear up for their annual benefit auction.

With the Summer Moon Festival three months away, Riverside Art Center officials are already planning their annual auction that they host in conjunction with the event.

Riverside Art Center members are currently taking on a new challenge for their charity auction this year by collecting donated decorated shoes.

April 18th

BASEBALL: Wapak holds off Sidney, gets ready for Defiance

April 19, 2012

 

After Wednesday’s 9-6 win over the Sidney Yellow Jackets, the Wapakoneta Redskins are owners of a two-game win streak, one straight in the Western Buckeye League.

Next up for the Redskins?  How about the Defiance Bulldogs, owners of a 54-game WBL win streak.

Defiance (11-1 overall, 3-0 WBL) has not lost a WBL varsity baseball game since April 28, 2006.  Wapak will try to put an end to that streak at 5 p.m. Friday at Defiance High School.

TENNIS: 'Skins clobber Kenton

April 19, 2012

 

KENTON — The Wapakoneta Redskins had little trouble with the Kenton Wildcats, rolling to a 5-0 sweep of a Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis match Wednesday at Kenton.

Wapak won all five matches in two sets each, winning five of the sets 6-0 and five of them 6-1.

Senior Nic Oen dropped Kenton junior Graham Reese 6-1, 6-1 in first singles.

Redskins senior Joey Jose blanked senior Jaden Perkins 6-0, 6-0 in second singles.

In third singles, Wapak senior Andy Faller topped freshman Jake Abbott 6-1, 6-0.

Hours expanded

April 18, 2012

The Auglaize County Public District Library Board of Directors approved a motion Tuesday to reinstate hours to their former level prior to cuts in 2008.

The move pushes the total hours the district libraries will be open to 180 from 132, a 36 percent increase. The increases were 48 hours from 40 hours in Wapakoneta, 20 hours from 13 in Cridersville, 32 hours from 26 in Minster, 32 hours from 20 in New Bremen, 24 hours from 13 in New Knoxville, and 24 hours from 20 in Waynesfield.

Dog attacks local

April 18, 2012

A dog that attacked a Wapakoneta man Monday night is being quarantined for 10 days by orders of the Auglaize County dog warden.

Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the 3-year-old male boxer and lab mix is being kept in quarantine at the owner’s house on Murray Street.

The dog is owned by Mike Jackson, 30, according to a Wapakoneta police officer’s report.

An investigation is ongoing and charges are expected, Wapakoneta police clerk Denise Kohler said.

Wapakoneta woman honored by the queen

April 18, 2012

Life can take people in many directions. Wapakoneta resident Nancy Scott is a shining example.

Scott recently received the Award of Service medal from the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, for her service in the Women’s Land Army in England.

Barbara A. Stroh, 83

April 18, 2012

Barbara A. Stroh, 83, 100 Bielefeld St., New Knoxville, died suddenly at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born March 26, 1929, in Belle Center, Ohio, the daughter of Jennie (Dutcher) and William Painter.
She married Ralph E. Stroh on May 26, 1947, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her two sons: William Stroh, of Divide, Colo.; and Dennis Stroh of New Knoxville.

Bob Stewart, 79

April 18, 2012

Bob Stewart, 79, of 15825 Amsterdam Road, Anna, joined the Lord and his family and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 3:12 a.m.
Robert Herman Stewart was born March 22, 1933, in Shelby County to Agnes (Johnson) and Walter Stewart who preceded him in death. He was a 1951 graduate of Sidney High School.

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