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Astronaut, USAF officer to appear at Run to the Moon

July 8, 2013

Each year, the number of competitors for the Run to the Moon continues to grow and this year organizer Amy Kentner says she hopes to attract even more to the one-day event.

The Run to the Moon will maintain its space theme with songs playing on the course from a 2001 Space Odyssey, Star Wars and other movies as well as news clips from the 1969 Apollo XI liftoff and moon landing to attract runners.

Lease inked for park

July 8, 2013

A lease between Wapakoneta City Schools and the village of Cridersville for park land should be mutually beneficial, school and village administrators say.

Approximately 7 acres directly south of the new Cridersville Elementary School, on Reichelderfer Road, are being leased to the northern Auglaize County village for $1 for the length of the 99-year contract.

The property is to be used to develop into a nature park, with walking paths.

WCS funds to increase

July 8, 2013

Investments in school funding in the state’s biennial budget include increases for Wapakoneta City Schools.

In fiscal year 2014, the district is expected to gain an increase of 6.25 percent in state aid and an increase of 10.5 percent in fiscal year 2015, according to estimates from the state budget signed into law by Gov. John Kasich this week.

Switch proves right for retiring teacher

July 8, 2013

BOTKINS — Luanne Powell did not originally decide to go into the educational field when she began her post-high school education. Early on, she made the switch.

Now, 30 years later, the last kindergarten child saw the benefits of that decision.

Powell’s retirement became effective the end of the 2012-13 school year, after 25 years at Botkins. Prior to that, she taught four years in the Waynesfield-Goshen School  system and one year in the New Knoxville School system.

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