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Safety is primary concern

January 8, 2014

With school cancellations every day so far this week, Wapakoneta City Schools are feeling the effects of the bitter cold.

“Closing school due to low temperatures is relatively rare, and this week has obviously been an extreme case,” said Keith Horner, Superintendent of Wapakoneta City Schools.

Horner said there are several factors they keep in mind when it comes to determining whether or not to close school based on the temperature.

Teaching the past, impacting the future

January 8, 2014

One local woman has two main passions — giving back to her community and spreading her knowledge of history.

Brea Quellhorst, of Wapakoneta, has dedicated her career to finding imaginative ways to prove how her favorite subject is not the “boring” stereotype many misunderstand it to be.

“I want them to see how to make history fun,” Quellhorst said. “I want them to see how their lives are affected right now by what happened in the past.”

Fund helping two local business expand

January 8, 2014

Two local business projects are being partially funded by the Wapakoneta Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).

According to Wapakoneta area economic development council executive director, Greg Myers, Good Food, Inc. has been granted a $100,000 loan for equipment, which is less than eight percent of the total projected cost for the new Happy Daz restaurant. This project is set to be finished in late March.

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