Archive - Jul 20, 2011 - News Article
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.
âThe schools take the kids on a roller skating day every year,â said Laceyâs mother, Treasa Detrick. âLacey quickly got very good at it. We were surprised at how fast she picked it up. She was a very good roller skater.â
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.
âWe are so excited about the first season at the Performing Arts Center (PAC),â PAC Events Coordinator Pam Egbert said. âWe 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.â
â˘ Thaddeus Rex and Rock the Dinosaur on Tuesday, Sept. 13
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.
âThe shuttles were quite old,â Armstrong Air and Space Museum Director Chris Burton said, âand there is not something to replace them yet.â
This means that the United States will not have means to go out on space explorations for several years.