Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Wapakoneta Rotary Club made a $500 donation to the Wapakoneta Christmas Cheer program; Fire Chief Kendall Krites attended Mondayâs meeting to accept the donation.
For the past couple of weeks, the club has âpassed the hatâ at meetings, explained club President Josh Little, and the clubâs board of directors agreed to match whatever was collected during the effort. After the final collection, club members had thrown $248 into the hat.
âIt seemed natural to bump that up to $250 and donate the $500,â Little said.
Wapakoneta City Schools board members shared kudos from the community during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Ron Mertz first complimented the Wapakoneta High School band on outstanding performances during the football season and then said he recently had a knock on his door with a personal thank you from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for a program held for veterans at Wapakoneta Middle School.
He commented on the respect shown the veterans, many of whom said they would never miss the program.
Located halfway around the world, the need for assistance in the Philippines remains at the heart of a local woman.
Meddy Ruck, of Wapakoneta, is raising money to send to her family in the Philippines who were struck by tragedy during Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Ruck, along with other friends, family members and volunteers are making homemade egg rolls and spring rolls as a fundraiser for her family.
Repayments back to the Auglaize County Board of Commissioners are not reflected at this time in the Dog and Kennel Fund for 2014.
Commissioner Doug Spencer said it would make a big impact to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey’s budget when it is added, but for now they are waiting until the project is done to budget payback as they have yet to determine what amount that will be.
A mother who fears what could happen to her daughter when she is not around has made it her mission to talk to as many students she can about peanut allergies.
Diane Harrod’s daughter, Emily, a first-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School, had been very sick. At 18 months old she underwent testing and it was discovered she was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs, and had asthma.
In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are reminding motorists not to compound the problem by drinking and driving.
âWith Black Friday shoppers and people starting their holiday travels, Thanksgiving weekend is a very busy time traffic wise,â OSHP Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said. âWe keep our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates and doesnât complicate the busy traffic.â
Presents under the tree and a full stomach on Christmas Eve may be customary for some, but, for others, even basic necessities can be difficult to come by throughout the holidays.
One local organization is dedicated to bringing âChristmas Cheerâ to those those families who need extra assistance this season.
Personnel from fire departments from Wapakoneta, Buckland, St. Johns and Uniopolis are asking their communities to donate toys and non-perishable food items through the âChristmas Cheerâ program, which is celebrating its 31st year collecting and distributing donations.
Students took turns petting and cuddling puppies and kittens while learning about their care during a special event at Cridersville Elementary School on Monday.
Paraeducator Laura Hadding organized the event as a fun activity on the last day of school before Thanksgiving break. All of the schoolâs kindergarten through fourth-grade students got a turn visiting the activity housed in the gym. While there they learned about pet care from an employee and volunteer of the Humane Society of Auglaize County, got their faces painted to look like
A white tree decorated with Wapakoneta Redskin logos attracts a large bid right from the beginning and the members of Girl Scout Troop 20721 could not be more excited.
The bids does not excite them, it is the fact their tree entitled â âWeâve Got Spiritâ â will help people.
âWe decorated it with hair bows, necklaces and bobby pins all in Redskin colors,â Elizabeth Sidener said. âWe did it to support the Wapakoneta Redskins and to help raise money for the Tri-County Visiting Nurses program.â
With a little more than a month left in the United Way of Auglaize Countyâs 2014 campaign, pledges received total approximately 75 percent of the $325,000 goal.
That goal is in reach, United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director Randy Fisher said, if anticipated pledges are received and if members of the local community also consider making a donation.