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November 20th

Dressing up reading

November 20, 2013

“I ate too much turkey… my buttons are starting to pop!”
Third-graders in Chris Talowsky’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.
It’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.

VFW recognizes student efforts

November 20, 2013

Five Wapakoneta City Schools District students received recognition Tuesday evening from the Wapakoneta VFW for their efforts in a national essay contest.
“These are great programs to help the kids along,” VFW Commander Delmar Merricle said. “It’s great to see all these essays — the kids really put a lot of effort into them.”
Seventh- and eighth-graders competed in the “VFW Patriots Pen” essay contest, and high school students competed in the “VFW Voice of Democracy.” VFW officers chose the best essays out of those submitted.

Potty talk sparks voting deal

November 20, 2013

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 Monday’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 respond to MEI

November 20, 2013

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.

November 19th

Magician teaches safety

November 19, 2013

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.

Resident deems project as damaging

November 19, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville residents raised property concerns regarding village improvement and beautification projects in the village. 
Cridersville resident Greg Joseph brought his concern about a recent tree planted near his property during Monday’s Cridersville Village Council meeting. 
Joseph said two previous trees caused damage to the sidewalk in front of his house, among other issues, such as falling debris. 
“I’m not going to let this council decide what’s best for my property,” Joseph told councilors.

LTCP phase 2 to start

November 19, 2013

The second phase of a sewer replacement project in downtown Wapakoneta should be able to start soon with the contractor purchasing materials and conducting pre-construction work, a city administrator says, as the city secures a second round of funding.

November 18th

Students gain Indian insight

November 18, 2013

With a necklace of large, black bear claws fashioned to top off an ensemble of animal hides, beads and furs, no one in the Wapakoneta Middle School social studies class asked how “Bear Claw Jeb” gained his nickname. 
Also known as Jeff Hunlock, Bear Claw Jeb lectured to each fifth-grade social studies classes Friday and showed off his extensive collection on American Indian artifacts. 
With his unique style and attitude, the historian said he prefers to be known as Bear Claw Jeb, at least while he is in his native dress clothes. 

Online dog tag sales continue

November 18, 2013

An agreement for an online dog licensing system recently was renewed to continue to provide the service to Auglaize County residents.
Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the agreement with Fairfield Computer Systems doesn’t just allow for residents to pay for their dog tags online, but it assists him with determining if dogs at particular addresses have tags and helps locate owners and return dogs to them when they are found.
“Online tag sales are just a portion of it,” Bailey said.

High winds hit

November 18, 2013

High winds and heavy rain hit the area Sunday evening sparking tornado warning sirens to sound in Wapakoneta and the area after a tornado was reportedly spotted in southwest Auglaize County.
The storm cell caused tornado warning sirens to be activated for the Pusheta Township and Fryburg area, as well as New Knoxville, New Bremen and Minster.

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