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August 12th

Lasting shelter project — local Boy Scout builds shelter house to help park

August 12, 2013

A Wapakoneta High School sophomore works with a small crew of men Saturday at Breakfast Optimist Park, the former site of Centennial Elementary School, building a shelter house on the north edge of the property.
Dan Reichenbach, 15, who is a Boy Scout with Troop 14 under George Herman, lifts a preconstructed rafter for the roof of his Eagle Scout project. He is building a 16-foot by 24-foot shelter house for the park near playground equipment.
For complete story see the Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 11th

Chasing a dream

August 11, 2013

 

Campers came back to  Earth during the last day of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum space camp, after launching rockets into the sky as their last activity on Friday. 

Counting down from 10, the campers cheered on each child as they waited their turns to launch their rockets. 

Building the rockets, feeling weightlessness in a swimming pool, designing mission patches, flying in a private plane and other hands-on activities gave campers the feeling they were astronauts in training during space camp. 

Retired psychologist notes changes

August 11, 2013

 

A psychologist retiring after 29 years at Wapakoneta City Schools spent her first seven years in education teaching.

While she spent much of her time working in the district’s elementary schools, Roberta Parker also evaluated children with multiple disabilities and worked with children attending programs outside of the district and filled in as needed at other buildings. Her assignments changed frequently as needed. 

No suspects in multiple vehicle break-ins

August 11, 2013

 

Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputies have no suspects in at least six separate incidents of thefts from at least eight different vehicles.

The thefts took place within a 3-mile radius south and east of Wapakoneta overnight Thursday, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said.

He said a number of items were removed from the vehicles, with at least one vehicle forcibly entered to remove an item visible to the suspect.

The sheriff said his deputies continue to investigate the incidents.

August 9th

Renovations recognized

August 9, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Renovations to the Auglaize County Courthouse are being recognized again with another historic preservation award from a state organization.
The courthouse has been named a recipient of the Preservation Merit Award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society.

Going green

August 9, 2013

While the city’s solar field has been producing power for a month, city officials and business representatives officially christened the city’s own power plant “that now burns sunshine.”
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 9 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Local wins state fair with steer

August 9, 2013

Growing up on a farm, farming is almost second nature to one 12-year-old New Knoxville girl, who says it is almost as natural as breathing.
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 9 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

‘Athletic steers’ wanted

August 9, 2013

Managing Editor
From hoof to the hook.
Large animal owners of grand and reserve champions at the Auglaize County Fair received a glimpse of how their animals would be judged by packers and butchers — and ultimately the consumer. They also learned the fair judges were right on with their evaluations, according to a carcass judge’s report.

Teachers told to integrate smart devices

August 9, 2013

Technology can be found everywhere and used by mostly everyone.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Aug. 8 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Students share creative outlets

August 9, 2013

An explosion of color and creativity covered the walls of the Fine Arts Building at the Auglaize County Fair last week.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Aug. 8 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

The greatest athletes of Wapakoneta gathered near the Auglaize River last night to race in one of...
Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner threw the ceremonial first pitch Friday prior to the Cleveland...
Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim...

 

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