April 6th, 2012
A number of minor changes have added up to some big savings for Wapakoneta City Schools, the district’s superintendent says.
Through the first eight months of the school’s fiscal year, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators have managed to save a million dollars from what the district spent a year ago this time, Superintendent Keith Horner said.
The information was made public during a recent school Finance Committee meeting.
“It’s due to multiple things we’ve done,” Horner said of the savings.
A Wapakoneta resident recently earned an African-American in History Award at the ninth annual Power of Unity Luncheon held at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima late February.
The man says the award is more for his hometown than for his work.
The award is given annually to a black achiever. Jim Bowsher is white, although the influence of Native American ancestry is also noticeable in his appearance. While Bowsher is not particularly impressed with awards or notoriety, this time around he felt the recognition was quite significant.
With local residents cleaning in and around the house this spring, a Wapakoneta administrator warns against disposing of yard waste and other debris in a fire and provided tips when enjoying an outdoor flame.
The Wapakoneta Fire Department has received a few calls this spring regarding open burning, Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. He noted most fire departments receive more calls in the spring and fall regarding people sitting out in front of a fire or burning things on their property in the city.
A Wapakoneta High School senior describes himself as competitive and a person who thrives in a disciplined environment.
This description helped lead to Chris Schwartz being named Auglaize County’s Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award winner Wednesday at the annual banquet at Wapakoneta High School Wednesday.
The former shows he is wise beyond his age at making career choices.
Updates to the dispatch center, which handles all 911 calls for Auglaize County, are expected to be complete by May 1.
“This is something that has been needed for a few years but we needed to be in the position where we could get it done within our budget,” Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Wednesday.
With preparing for Easter, the Rev. Becky Sunday, of St. Paul United Church of Christ, says people at the foot of Jesus’ cross wanted the Savior to prove He was a king.
Sunday addressed worshippers Wednesday at the last Lenten Luncheon on “If You are the King of the Jews, Save Yourself.”
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Twenty up. Twenty down.
Only the 21st Shawnee Indians batter got the best of Johnny Crawford.
The Wapakoneta Redskins junior came within one out of throwing a complete-game no-hitter in Wapak’s 4-0 win over the Shawnee Indians in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game Tuesday night at Shawnee High School.
A hanging changeup was his only misstep of the night.
In Wapakoneta’s 7-4 win over Shawnee in girl’s high school softball action Tuesday, one thing was for sure.
No one wanted to discuss the big elephant in the room.
With seven Shawnee varsity players serving suspensions for alcohol consumption, six of them starters, both teams came into the game facing enormous pressure.
The Wapakoneta Redskins suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hand of the perennial tennis power and Western Buckeye League favorite Shawnee Indians on Tuesday at the Rotary Club Courts at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak fell to 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in the WBL. Shawnee is 4-0, 2-0 WBL.
In first singles, Wapak’s Nic Oen defeated Jason Barton 6-1 in the first set before Barton bounced back to win the next two sets 6-2 and 6-4.
Shawnee’s Zach Diltz knocked off Joey Jose 6-3, 6-0 in second singles.
The Auglaize County Mustangs went to New Philadelphia Saturday morning with high hopes.
They returned as state champions.
The Mustangs won the state Special Olympics Division III basketball tournament championship with an 81-61 win over the Fayette County Dragons.
A team can be comprised of players between the ages of 13 and 40 who have some form of disability.