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July 24th

Holistic program benefits area people

July 24, 2012

A group of local mothers said a holistic program — which their children recently attended — is greatly benefiting their children.

Darla Gossard, along with her husband, Stephen, founded the Northwest Ohio Conductive Education Program, in 1999, which is a holistic approach designed for children and adults with a neuromotor disorder.

Their son, Cory, now 25, has cerebral palsy.

July 23rd

ACME: Stayin' alive

July 23, 2012

BRYAN — Wapakoneta emerged from the first weekend at the state ACME baseball tournament with a loss, but the Redskins are still alive after a bounceback win on Sunday.

The Redskins’ latest encounter in what has developed into a Western Buckeye League rivalry with Defiance was a 3-0 loss that put them in a must-win situation the rest of the tournament. Wapakoneta responded with a 12-3 win over Springfield on Sunday afternoon to stay alive in the tourney.

Family affair: Race brings people together

July 23, 2012

For one area family, the Run to the Moon races Saturday morning proved to be a family affair.

The four-member family raced together in the 5K race. Others could race in a 10K race and youngsters and their parent could race in a special 1-mile race. All the races started and ended at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

Amy and Jim Morrisey, of Lima, who ran the race with their two daughters, Jocelyn and Emily, praised race organizer, Amy Kentner, for a well-planned event.

Festival success

July 23, 2012

“Probably the most successful ever.”

Those were the final words 2012 Summer Moon Festival chairman Josh Steinke used to describe this year’s event, held Wednesday through Sunday.

“We likely had record attendance,” Steinke said. “The weather was cooperative. All of the ride vendors and food vendors said sales were up from last year.”

This year feature lager beer, Old Vienna Lager, was sold out by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, Steinke said. A total of eight kegs had been made for the festival.

Talent show draws in big crowd

July 23, 2012

The third annual talent show proved to be a huge success for the third consecutive year, organizers said, drawing a crowd of more than 200 people who watched 29 acts during the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta Saturday.

Winners are not named in the contest, as it is just a chance for talented children between the ages of 8 to 18 to showcase their abilities.

“They were all very good,” Connie Krites, co-chair of the event, said.

The event is sponsored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists.

July 20th

Astronaut visits Wapak

July 20, 2012

Attendees of a public tour of the Armstrong Museum with astronaut Gregory H. Johnson picked up a wealth of information about the past and the future of space travel in two separate tours at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Friday.
Johnson is a a NASA astronaut sand retired colonel of the United States Air Force. Johnson was the primary robotic arm operator on the March 11, 2008 Crew Exploration Vehicle, flight STS-123, and was the pilot of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, or flight STS-134, which was the second-to-last flight of the space shuttle program.

Icing on the cake

July 20, 2012

By CARLA MEYER
Staff Writer
A pair of 4-H members have a goal of earning a blue ribbon at the county fair and qualifying for state — along with making their project a career in the future.
On Friday, two members of the Pin Cushion Pals and 4-H Rascals 4-H Club were judged on cake decorating projects they are bringing to the Auglaize County Fair — which is slated from July 29 to Aug. 4.

Friends of the Wapak Public Library forms

July 20, 2012

A newly formed group to support the Wapakoneta Public Library is looking for community input.
The Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library is sponsoring a contest as it searches for a logo that would be easily recognizable and reflect the mission of the group.
“There has never been a group like this to support Wapakoneta Public Library,” said Barb Harrod, who serves as the group’s president.
But with almost all the other libraries in the county having such “friends” groups, Harrod said the organization of such a group here is long overdue.

Racing to the end

July 20, 2012

For nearly two hours, 18 area teams locked horns in the spirit of battle in an attempt to show true athleticism and teamwork.

If they had been trying to exhibit their sport as the next possible addition to Olympic events, the results might not have turned out so well. However, fun for all in the name of charity was the goal, and the annual charity bed races at the 2012 Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta were a complete success.

Quarantine fee set

July 20, 2012

A quarantine fee has been established for animals that need to be housed by the local dog warden after biting someone.

Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes after a dog bites someone and it is required to be kept quarantined for 10 days, the owner doesn’t want to or can’t keep the dog during that time.

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