Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
Seven months ago, John Stacy, of Lima, bought several vehicles in hopes of building a 1945 Ford Rat Rod. On Saturday, he parked that car in the sun at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as part of the third annual KAPOW Car and Craft Show and Flea Market.
Stacy’s car was one of more than 100 vehicles to participate in the one-day event held in the lawn on the southwest section of the museum grounds. The event attracted more than 30 cars from last year’s total of 75 vehicles. The craft show also attracted more vendors.
Children raced up a hill to check out two buckets of water ballons.
Smiles spread across their faces and laughter filled the air as the youth play a water game on a 90-degree day Saturday at Valley View Apartments — celebration at the final days of summer break before classes start today.
Neil Armstrong, “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job” when he was the first man to “take one small for a man” and “one giant leap for mankind,” died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
At a 65th reunion just a month ago, classmates of Neil Armstrong say he took extra time talking to each of them individually.
Members of the 1947 Blume High School class attending the reunion each were left with the impression that made upon them when they spoke of his death Saturday afternoon.
â€śI thought that was really nice,â€ť Dr. Dorothy Woolley, a professor at the University of California-Davis, said.
She said she was glad to have had that time to visit with Armstrong at the reunion.
Neil Armstrong, who was born on a farm outside of Wapakoneta, returned as a teen and graduated from Blume High School, made “one giant leap for mankind” with “one small step for a man” when he was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969.
Armstrong, who often said he found more excitement in landing the lunar module on the moon than actually taking a step, died today at the age of 82. Wapakoneta is considered the boyhood home of the famed astronaut, engineer and pilot.
ST. MARYS â€” Campers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will be able to take advantage of a new discount that is exclusive to the facility.
The new rates discount campsites and shelterhouse rentals by 50 percent and getaway cabins by 25 percent. The discounts are good through Oct. 31, excluding Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and Oct. 4-6.
â€śItâ€™s been a little slow for the season overall,â€ť Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller said. â€śWe had good Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, but outside of that itâ€™s been slow.â€ť
As children get their last minute back-to-school supplies, an Auglaize County medical authority said thereâ€™s something else parents shouldnâ€™t forget.
â€śParentsâ€™ checklists should not only be about school supplies, but immunizations,â€ť Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. â€śAlong with getting school supplies and new clothes, families should make a quick vaccine visit to their primary care provider.â€ť
Torres recommended families check on the immunization status of their children.
Reviewing six fund transfers line by line, a Wapakoneta City Council member says he is satisfied with the reasons for the requests, but he and a city administrator say they would like to see more detail in the memo that typically accompanies the proposed legislation.
1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier said he received the answers he needed from city Auditor Gail Walter to understand the reason behind six separate fund transfers as part of an ordinance that came before councilors during Monday’s meeting.
Supplemental programming cuts have helped create more than $59,000 in savings for Wapakoneta City Schools.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the changes to supplemental programs and contracts have been made from 2007 to the present and more than 30 positions were cut overall.
A recent trip to a local park to play turned into a clean-up effort by a 6-year-old Wapakoneta girl.
Riley Warwick and her mother, Amanda Warwick, went to Veterans Memorial Park to swing and play on the equipment, but after they noticed a lot of trash laying around, the young girl started picking it up to make the playground clean.
“I wanted to pick it up to keep the earth healthy,” Riley said. “It’s called just being nice.