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July 9th

In the summer of ’69

July 9, 2013

Managing Editor
Twelve young women this year plan to transport the Miss Summer Moon queen pageant audience back in time — to the year Wapakoneta native son Neil Armstrong took man’s first steps on the moon.
The pageant is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center as the 12 young women compete for the title of Miss Summer Moon 2013 and the chance to reign over the Summer Moon Festival this year and the city of Wapakoneta for the next year.

Tower prompts concerns

July 9, 2013

The manager of the Neil Armstrong Airport, outside of New Knoxville, is concerned about the impact a new cell tower may have on safety.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 8 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Bikers take break in Wapak

July 9, 2013

A small cycling group making a cross-country trek made a brief stop in Wapakoneta over the weekend as they near the end of their mission.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 8 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 8th

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.

July 5th

Freedoms Colors honors veterans

July 5, 2013

Managing Editor
A set of light tan boots, one laced up and the other missing its lace with desert sand underneath them, sit in front of a military rifle in a stand with a helmet on the butt. The symbol of a fallen warrior — in this case to honor Jon Michael Schoolcraft III.
His widow donated the items in his memory. Schoolcraft, of Cridersville, died in January 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Festival fires up locals with fun, fireworks

July 5, 2013

Keaton and Kyle Lenhart chase miniature basketballs around their booth at the St. Joseph Catholic Church’s annual Fourth of July Festival as young shooters try to get them into small baskets for prizes.
For the full story, see the Friday, July 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

LEPC honored by state

July 5, 2013

A new, detailed inspection form being used by the county is receiving recognition at the state level.
For the full story, see the Friday, July 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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