Archive - 2013 - News Article
People know this man as a crooner.
People know this man as the longest serving Auglaize County elected public official.
People know this man as a historian and a collector.
Today, Vern Doenges is now known as the first-ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed Thursday by the Auglaize County Historical Society.
Fifty years ago, the death of U.S. President John Kennedy by an assassinâ€™s bullet changed the nation he governed and the world.
The event also changed the lives of three Wapakoneta men, including one man who was looking to serve on the national stage but who altered his plans when the former Massachusetts senator was shot and killed.
Wapakoneta native Fred Zint said he has two connections to the late president. He met Kennedy, who was then a senator from Massachusetts, during a regional Jaycee meeting in Rockford, Ill. in 1958.
A few volunteers prepare wooden penguins with Wapakoneta Redskins and Ohio State Buckeyes written on them while another group of volunteers put some finishing touches on center pieces with candles and globes.
The St. Joseph Catholic Church Sewing Club is preparing for this year’s Christmas Bazaar to be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, touted the benefits of the Senate farm bill proposal that goes far beyond supporting farmers and their endeavors.
A materials fire at Midwest Elastomers Inc. on Wednesday morning caused an undetermined amount of damage at the plant, Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said this morning.
Nine firefighters from the Wapakoneta Fire Department and five firefighters from the Uniopolis Fire Department responded to the blaze which started shortly before 9 a.m. Wapakoneta crews were back at the fire station at 11:15 a.m.
â€śI ate too much turkeyâ€¦ my buttons are starting to pop!â€ť
Third-graders in Chris Talowskyâ€™s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School exclaimed these remarks as they worked in groups throughout the classroom, assigning parts and practicing their assigned lines of a poem they plan to deliver to classmates on Friday.
Itâ€™s part of a weekly assignment, with Talowsky picking a story or writing, often with a seasonal theme, and students working in groups to rehearse it throughout the week before it is performed.
Five Wapakoneta City Schools District students received recognition Tuesday evening from the Wapakoneta VFW for their efforts in a national essay contest.
â€śThese are great programs to help the kids along,â€ť VFW Commander Delmar Merricle said. â€śItâ€™s great to see all these essays â€” the kids really put a lot of effort into them.â€ť
Seventh- and eighth-graders competed in the â€śVFW Patriots Penâ€ť essay contest, and high school students competed in the â€śVFW Voice of Democracy.â€ť VFW officers chose the best essays out of those submitted.
The possible purchase of self-contained bathroom for one city park and another possible one at a second city park fueled a discussion between a Wapakoneta City Council member and a city administrator.
During Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting, 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier questioned the wisdom in expending the money for self-contained systems when portable facilities would be sufficient at Breakfast Optimist Park and a storage building purchased by the city from Wapakoneta City Schools was to be converted into permanent bathroom for men and women.
Firefighters from Wapakoneta and Cridersville fire departments responded to a reported fire at the Midwest Elastomers Inc. plant on Industrial Drive this morning.
Wapakoneta firefighters entered the building which was reported filled with smoke from a dust fire.
For more information, see Thursday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A magician used a little magic to reinforce past safety lessons and provide new ones to Wapakoneta Elementary School students Monday morning.
Kerry Blair, known as Kerry Kazaam, was met with an enthusiastic response from students at the school, who laughed along at his silly antics and tried to figure out his magic tricks, while also shouting out the answers to dilemmas they may face. They also listened to what they can do to make themselves safer.