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Grad earns perfect 4.0

June 8, 2012

Many who know Nathan Turner would say when he wanted to accomplish something, he did it in fours.
The new Waynesfield-Goshen graduate had a perfect 4.0 grade point average through high school, and to complement his academic achievements he lettered all four years in both football and track.
“Waynesfield did a good job of preparing me for college,” Turner said. “I had to learn to balance a pretty busy schedule. I think one of the biggest things I learned here was to balance my time wisely.”

Kimpel case ends

June 8, 2012

A charge of sexual battery against former Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel was formally dismissed Friday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court for crimes committed in Auglaize County along with three of four felony charges he was facing in Shelby County.
Acting Judge Sumner Walters, who is retired from Van Wert County, affirmed the case be dismissed. The case alleged Kimpel engaged in sex with a former Shelby County deputy, Jodi Van Fossen, at her rural Wapakoneta home when he knew she was drinking and had recently taken a dose of medication.

Relay for love

June 8, 2012

Looking up at a blue sunshine-filled sky, a mother contemplated the white puffy clouds.
“I look for any sign from the boys that they are OK,” said Judy Strauser, who a year ago lost her son after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
Frequently, she will discover a random rubber band here or there that her son used to flip at will across rooms of their house. She leaves them where they are or flips them somewhere else to find them again later.
“They always make me think of him,” Judy said.

Kids learn about safety

June 8, 2012

An annual cooperative effort between local authorities, businesses and the fire department brings valuable safety lessons to area children.

The 12th annual Safety Day, which was held this week at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, calls on the expertise of safety-service professionals from the Wapakoneta Fire Department, the Auglaize County DARE program, Wapakoneta Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office to help lead different programs for the school-aged children.    

Challenge sheds pounds, awards ‘losers’

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — Participants of the Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge are all “losers,” having shed more than two tons over the past six months.

Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez announced Thursday night between the 51 teams in the Grand Health Challenge and the seven teams in the Grand Health Family Challenge that finished, 4,536.73 pounds were lost.

“If you do the math, 4,536.73 pounds were lost by the participants,” Zwez said. “That’s pretty darn awesome. Good job everybody.”

A chance career turns into profession

June 8, 2012

Taking a chance on a college course of study led a recently retired Wapakoneta teacher to a career she loved.

When Deb Madden went to college, she intended to pursue a degree in elementary education and become a teacher, but she was part of a group advised that because of a recent influx in the position, they most likely would have trouble finding jobs. One of the alternative fields suggested to her was speech therapy.

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