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Students fight cabin fever with Dance-A-Thon

February 7, 2014

On Friday night, Wapakoneta Elementary School hosted its first annual Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, as part of a year-long service learning project. 

However, this was not your typical Dance-A-Thon. Instead of dancing continuously for hours, the students were able to engage in different activities that were set up in three separate locations throughout the school. 

Local florists gear up for the coming week

February 7, 2014

Valentine's Day is approaching quickly, and local florists have started preparing for the rush this coming Friday will bring.

Whether customers call ahead of time to place their order or walk in on Feb. 14, many things need to be done to sell arrangements, bouquets or glassware that people are interested in purchasing.

According to a couple of shop owners, the day of the week Valentine's Day falls on is one of the biggest factors to consider when prepping for the holiday.

A bike ride and a Painted Lady

February 7, 2014

A pink painted house with a pink gate and a yard adorned with roses, hearts and cupids stands among the bustling businesses and sidewalks in downtown Wapakoneta.

Those who know the couple that lives there understand the care put into the home, and they have likely stopped to ask exactly what makes the house a "Painted Lady."

Doris (Orphal) and Kenny Weber have lived in this house for 19 years, and it has been in the Orphal family for 69 years.

United Way drive exceeds its goal

February 7, 2014

The United Way of Auglaize County exceeded its 2013 monetary goal and looks to continue the success in 2014.

Executive Director of the United Way of Auglaize County, Randy Fisher said they raised $330,000 for 2013, and their goal was set at $325,000.

Fisher said that in the past, making goals has been a real problem for this county.

Students prep for Olympics

February 7, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics begins today in Sochi, Russia, but for some local children, the celebration began yesterday evening at the Auglaize County Public Library.

The library held its first ever “Kids Olympics Party” to get children interested and excited for the Olympic Games.

Police conduct active shooter training exercise

February 7, 2014

It’s a situation not many people wish to think about — an armed person entering a school or workplace — but, for law enforcement and school officials, it’s a reality that calls for community preparedness.

The Wapakoneta and Cridersville Police Departments organized an active shooter training school for officers and officials throughout Auglaize and surrounding counties last week at the previous St. Joseph Elementary School.

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