Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article
On Feb. 2, Wapakoneta High School sophomore Travis Fisher received an award that will stay with him for the rest of his life — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable for members of the Boy Scouts of America, and only 2 percent of scouts achieve this distinction.
ST. MARYS — Voters in several school districts will see levies on the May primary ballot.
In St. Marys, voters within the school district are slated to vote on five-year, 6.8 mill renewal levy. Voters in New Bremen will vote on a renewal of a 1 percent income tax for operating expenses. County residents who live in the Botkins School District will vote on a renewal of a five-year, 2 mill permanent improvement levy, and those who live within the Indian Lake School District will vote on a five-year, 7.2 mill renewal and increase levy.
A local art center will be accepting photography work from the community for its annual photography contest and exhibit to open Feb. 28.
Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta is welcoming the public to submit photographs to be judged for the “2014 Juried Photography Exhibit Prospectus.” Work will be accepted from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.
A local fourth-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary may be the future president of the United States of America.
Gavin Sutton, 10, said he thinks he could be a good president one day.
“Everyone in my class says I should run for it, and I think I could do it,” he said.
Sutton will likely begin his political career when he makes the transition to middle school. He said he plans to run for representative of each grade, and as class president when he makes it to seventh grade.
Yesterday evening and today have brought the area yet another winter storm. With snow accumulating several inches so far, there is a lot of cleanup to be done.
Whether you prefer a snowblower, shovel or a form of ice melter, surely someone in your household will be out clearing off sidewalks and driveways.
True Value Store Manager Mike Meiring said when preparing for weather like this it is important to make sure your snowblower is in good condition.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon reports that Auglaize County roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways are also icy. Only those who feel it necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Local community members share their feelings on the death of Vernon Doenges, who died early Sunday morning. As you will see, Vern worked with many people and had many interests. His knowledge and generosity will be missed.
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It has been several months since Wapakoneta City Schools took over full supervision of preschool programs in the district, and Wapakoneta Elementary School Vice Principal Carrie Knoch said that so far, it has been working well.
“Financially, it was a good move for us, but more importantly, it helped align all of our services and get our students in our buildings,” Knoch said. “We are much more familiar with the needs of our preschoolers now and so we anticipate their transition to kindergarten being very smooth.”
Streets and frozen pipes topped the list of topics discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Wapakoneta City Council.
In her report on the Finance Committee’s Jan. 30 meeting, Chairwoman Bonnie Wurst noted that her committee is exploring the possibility of using the permissive tax fund to grind and pave the city’s portion of Glynwood Road when the county does their portion. The cost would be about $65,000. Adding a bike path is also under consideration, with no cost available for that project.
A teacher from the Wapakoneta School District has been recognized for her achievements in the classroom throughout the past year.
Wapakoneta High School English teacher Kelli Benshoff, who teaches 10th grade Language Arts, has been awarded the “2013 Teacher of the Year” award distributed by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.