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August 27th

New capacity charge for water usage sent to council

August 27, 2013

City water consumers will not see a 5 percent increase on their bill starting Jan. 1 if Wapakoneta City Council passes planned legislation based on a recommendation from the Utilities Committee.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Kilowatt-hour tax collection from consumers being studied

August 27, 2013

With millions of dollars from a fund spent to rebuild and upgrade the city’s electric system coupled with stagnant revenue, Wapakoneta City Council members discussed possible solutions to raise money for the Electric Expansion Fund with their utility consultant.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Mayor: Sister Cities to go on

August 27, 2013

Despite a tragic fatal accident last week involving a 16-year-old exchange student, leaders in Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany, wish to continue a student exchange program between the two Sister Cities.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz said after Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting that he has been in constant contact with Ursula Hohmann-Assig, who is president of the Sister Cities organization in Lengerich, Germany.

August 26th

Improvement set for fall

August 26, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
A Coldwater company is performing more than $58,000 in improvements to two Auglaize County-owned buildings this fall.
More than $39,000 of that work is being done at the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center with more than $18,700 for waterproofing and more than $20,000 for expansion joints.
Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley said the work was necessary after some shifting and weathering at the building built in the late 1990s. Included in the work is power washing the building on Dearbaugh Avenue.

BO Park progressing, mayor says more needs to be done

August 26, 2013

The newest park in the Wapakoneta park system hopefully should have drainage tile, grass seed and a shelter house by the end of this year, the mayor says, but the project continues to hit snags.
For the full story, see the Monday, Aug. 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Third-grader loves playing sports

August 26, 2013

One Wapakoneta Elementary School third-grader was not looking forward to the first day of school Friday.
For the full story, see the Monday, Aug. 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 23rd

Botkins, W-G card As on state report card

August 23, 2013

Two local school districts were among only 27 schools in the entire state to score an “A” on the performance index according to the new school district report cards released on Thursday.
The Minster Local School and Botkins Local School districts were among the 27 schools to receive the highest grade in the category.
For more information, see the Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Challenge to report

August 23, 2013

Still digesting the recently released state grade card and what the new letter grades mean, Wapakoneta Superintendent Keith Horner says district administrators and teachers “will accept this as a challenge to get better and to improve.”
“Basically, we are playing by a new set of rules for accountability and we have to figure out how to play by those new rules,” Horner told the Wapakoneta Daily News. “This is a first shot at looking and seeing what it will look like. There are some things here, quite honestly, that I don’t understand how they computed it.

Heather's Hope

August 23, 2013

After a breakfast of chocolate chip Eggos, a touch of make-up and a quick style to her long wavy ebony hair, 17-year-old Heather Lynch was out the door, ready to begin her senior year.
Heather hasn’t attended a “normal” year of school without surgeries, long absences or hospitalizations since she was in the seventh grade. She was looking forward to the normalness of it all again as she walked through the doors to Wapakoneta High School on Friday.

Making a difference

August 23, 2013

A young cheerleader in Wapakoneta was so moved by the anti-bullying message of another young cheerleader in Texas that she wanted to spread it throughout her hometown.
Dressed in her cheerleading uniform, Cheyenne (Chey) Phillips has taken that message to businesses and offices throughout the city, along with a poster board that people wherever she goes may sign to offer their support.

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