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Skating queen: Local finds love on ice

July 20, 2011

For a local 10-year-old Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader a routine practice has turned into a new obsession.
With the elementary children taking class trips to go roller skating a couple times a year, Lacey Dietrick found her niche.
“The schools take the kids on a roller skating day every year,” said Lacey’s mother, Treasa Detrick. “Lacey quickly got very good at it. We were surprised at how fast she picked it up. She was a very good roller skater.”

PAC releases schedule

July 20, 2011

The first theatrical season for the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center is set to feature popular stories and music, as well as a big green dinosaur, Scrooge and the Cat in the Hat.
“We are so excited about the first season at the Performing Arts Center (PAC),” PAC Events Coordinator Pam Egbert said. “We have picked shows that not only appeal to the school- aged children, but also the local residents that not only enjoy theater but enjoy coming to the Performing Arts Center to see a good show.”
• Thaddeus Rex and Rock the Dinosaur on Tuesday, Sept. 13

Shuttles retire, but not end to space journeys

July 20, 2011

As NASA retires the three remaining space shuttles to museums, the space program is on halt as they will be working on sending astronauts beyond the bounds of Earth later this century.
The space shuttles have been in operation for 30 years, and a local museum director says it is time to trade them in for something new.
“The shuttles were quite old,” Armstrong Air and Space Museum Director Chris Burton said, “and there is not something to replace them yet.”
This means that the United States will not have means to go out on space explorations for several years.

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