Archive - Apr 8, 2013 - News Article
Minutes after their Saturday evening performance, members of the Wapakoneta High School’s drumline exchanged hugs and cheers, smiles and tears.
Impulse, which is comprised of eighth-graders through high school seniors, had just concluded their 2013 season in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association Championships held for the third time at Wapakoneta High School. The event showcased 20 drumlines and 42 color guards.
Electrical work this Sunday which required the entire city of Wapakoneta to be without power took far less than the time allotted for the work.
American Electric Power (AEP) requested the city shut down its substations and go “off line” so they could replace capacitors and switches at the Hamilton Street Substation, which is the central point for power coming into the city.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said they set aside two hours for the outage in case other work needed to be done. The power was out for 25 minutes.
Three fourth-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary School gave back their earnings from an economic project to help others.
Braden Fisher, Taylor Schneider and Hannah Feathers all elected on their own to give their $5 initial investment that was returned to them as profit to the Ronald McDonald House, the school’s community service learning project.
“I felt like people at the Ronald McDonald House needed our help and support,” Braden said. “They are sicker than I am.”