Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
Wapakoneta High School junior Alex Koch was especially excited for the event, because he had the opportunity to take his father’s 1987 Oldsmobile 442 out to pick up his date Annie Henderson, a Wapakoneta High School junior.
This vehicle was special because it was the same transportation that his father drove to pick up his date for their prom when they were in high school and his wife when they got married.
During the summer of 2011, a 2009 Wapakoneta High School graduate came back to her hometown to give back.
Georgetown College (Kentucky) student Devon Golden, a member of the Georgetown Tigers women’s basketball team, helped recruit blood donors for an American Red Cross blood drive for two youths, Jason Strauser and Jesse Doseck, who died from cancer. Earlier this month, she received the Auglaize County Youth of the Year Award for 2011 from the American Red Cross in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties.
Plans are in the works for the Wapakoneta High School varsity softball team to travel to Florida in 2013.
Redskins varsity softball coach Bill Sammons presented plans for the team to play in a tournament at Cocoa Beach during spring break next year to Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during a recent board meeting.
He anticipated between 14 and 16 players making the trip, with those going being high school juniors and seniors or other members of the varsity team.
Motorists using East Benton Street through these first few weeks of construction will no longer be permitted down the street starting May 7 when paving contractors move in.
Workers with Celina-based Shinn Brothers start work that Monday and the street will be closed until the $779,680 full-depth street reconstruction project is complete. The project is scheduled to be done by Sept. 30.
Tightly grasping handfuls of pennies, kindergartners dropped them into large collection buckets this week at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
As they gave all the pennies they had they said they were donating them to help fix the “broken school.”
They brought with them from home not just their pennies, but nickels, dimes, quarters and even dollar bills — anything they could find — to help students just like them who had lost part of their school to a tornado earlier this year.
With the Auglaize County Relay for Life only eight weeks away, team captains are working at full force preparing for the special day.
Relay for Life is scheduled to be held Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, and team captain Kim Klingler and her team, TSC Purple Stars, are creating a tribute book, The Greater Auglaize County Tribute Book, which will be available for sale at the event.
College students would not have to worry about the interest rate on their student loans doubling for at least one more year, if Congress votes today to pass on legislation to extend the existing interest rate.
Ohio’s two U.S. senators favor the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, which would extend the 3.4 percent interest for one more year. The two legislators also favor extending the rate longer.
A local shop owner had cameras following his every move this week as he gave his testimony for a documentary.
Mike Smithson, owner of Wapakoneta’s Art Your Mind Design was recently interview by The 700 Club, a program on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) this week.
They were with him for approximately 11 hours Wednesday, filming his story.
“I turned in my testimony, after becoming partners with The 700 Club, and they wanted to share my story,” Smithson said.
Wapakoneta sixth-grade teacher Janet Steinke was able to offer her students an inside look during their study of ancient civilizations.
Steinke’s nephew, 2005 St. Marys graduate Deron Steinke, is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan for six months. It resulted in a perfect opportunity as students wrote letters to Deron Steinke during his time in Afghanistan to learn about the culture.
Encouraging women to be empowered and to realize their lives can be productive is a Celina woman’s goal and the reason she wrote the book, “Bloom Girl Bloom.”
Using her experiences as a businesswoman and having served on numerous leadership boards and organizations as well as having talked with women around the world, Jan Miesse wrote her book to inspire women through these adages and bits of wisdom.