Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
A warm day brought out many for the Roots and Shoots Garden Clubâs Wapakoneta Garden Tour.
On Sunday, five private gardens and one public garden were available for touring, along with receiving tips and helpful gardening hints from local gardeners. The proceeds from the tour go to the Roots and Shoots Garden Club to help fund their city projects that they do for the Wapakoneta area.
âItâs been busy,â Roots and Shoots Garden Club member Michele Bishop said on Sunday. âPeople are coming out, and itâs nice for the club.â
The class of 2011 graduated from Wapakoneta High School Saturday with the new graduates hearing speeches about where they are from and encouraging them to be meet the challenges that lie ahead of them. For a story by Assistant Managing Editor Karen Campbell and multiple pages of photographs of the event see Monday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A softball-sized piece of metal crashed through the windshield of a charter bus Friday causing delays on southbound Interstate 75.
A female student riding on the tour bus was injured by the piece of metal and transported by Cridersville EMS to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A Wapakoneta High School staff member views her retirement as bittersweet.
While Deb Hemmert says she will miss being an impartial person for students to go to as a high school guidance counselor, she knows she will enjoy taking the time to do things she never got a chance to do.
âI never had the opportunity to travel,â Hemmert said. âThere are so many places I would like to visit. Me and my husband will take a lot of small vacations.â
Hemmert was one of five retirees honored recently by the Wapakoneta Education Foundation. She taught in the district for 35 years.
A local student has hit it big with the end of the year raffle at Apollo Career Center.
Jacob Skinner, of Uniopolis, who is a commercial foods and hospitality student at Apollo Career Center, recently won a Pontiac Grand Prix at the Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony at Apollo Career Center held at the end of May.
âThe car is quite an accomplishment,â Skinner said.
A charter bus stops on Interstate 75 near the southbound exit 113 (the Uniopolis, Wapakoneta exit) and several people were taken by Cridersville and Wapakoneta EMS shortly before noon on Friday.
Religion has played an important part in a Wapakoneta High School seniorâs experiences and in part impacted the college she selected to attend for the next four years.
Chloe Hire, 18, plans to attend the University of Dayton (UD) and earn her degree in religious studies with possibly earning a second bachelorâs degree in either English or Spanish.
Hire figures she still has some time to decide what educational path she will pursue as she has yet to decide what kind of job she might like to have when she leaves school.
ST. MARYS â After 20 weeks of hard work, dieting and exercise, participants of the Grand Health Challenge wrapped up this yearâs competition Thursday evening.
The Evening Leader Publisher Deb Zwez welcomed participants to the Grand Health Challenge finale, which was held at Memorial High School.
âIâd like to congratulate you all for being losers, but in losing, that youâre all winners,â Zwez said. âWe really had an extraordinary year this year because I think this year we had the fewest number of dropouts throughout the challenge.â
Ohio avoided slipping into an economic depression from a recession with the passage of the auto rescue package aimed to aid two U.S. automakers and a myriad of auto parts plants, a U.S. legislator touts.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said the auto rescue package did not just save General Motors (GM) and Chrysler, but it kept hundreds of their suppliers in business and spurred growth in the domestic auto industry.
A local garden club is hosting a tour of local gardens in Wapakoneta on Sunday.
The Roots and Shoots Garden Club will have a tour of five private gardens and one public garden in the area. This event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
âLocal home owners have graciously opened their beautiful gardens for public viewing to benefit the Roots and Shoots Garden Club,â member of the Roots and Shoots Garden Club Michele Bishop said.