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June 6th

Tour cultivates ideas

June 6, 2011

A warm day brought out many for the Roots and Shoots Garden Club’s 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.
“It’s been busy,” Roots and Shoots Garden Club member Michele Bishop said on Sunday. “People are coming out, and it’s nice for the club.”

June 4th

WHS graduates the class of 2011

June 4, 2011

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.

June 3rd

Delay on I-75

June 3, 2011

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.

Retirement bittersweet for WHS guidance counselor

June 3, 2011

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.
“I never had the opportunity to travel,” Hemmert said. “There are so many places I would like to visit. Me and my husband will take a lot of small vacations.”
Hemmert was one of five retirees honored recently by the Wapakoneta Education Foundation. She taught in the district for 35 years.

Apollo Career Center student wins big

June 3, 2011

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.
“The car is quite an accomplishment,” Skinner said.

Bus stop on Interstate 75

June 3, 2011

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 is valued in senior's life

June 3, 2011

Religion has played an important part in a Wapakoneta High School senior’s 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 bachelor’s 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.

Health Challenge wraps up

June 3, 2011

ST. MARYS — After 20 weeks of hard work, dieting and exercise, participants of the Grand Health Challenge wrapped up this year’s competition Thursday evening.
The Evening Leader Publisher Deb Zwez welcomed participants to the Grand Health Challenge finale, which was held at Memorial High School.
“I’d like to congratulate you all for being losers, but in losing, that you’re all winners,” Zwez said. “We really had an extraordinary year this year because I think this year we had the fewest number of dropouts throughout the challenge.”

Brown touts recovery

June 3, 2011

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.

June 2nd

Club to showcase gardens

June 2, 2011

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.
“Local home owners have graciously opened their beautiful gardens for public viewing to benefit the Roots and Shoots Garden Club,” member of the Roots and Shoots Garden Club Michele Bishop said.

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