Archive - Mar 4, 2014 - News Article
The sun was shining bright Monday morning as Happy Daz owner John Heaphy prepared to ceremoniously cut the ribbon and official open the doors of his newest Happy Daz location, located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue (state Route 501) and Defiance Street (state Route 198).
Even though it was 10 a.m. and below 10 degrees, many of the first customers, who also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony, purchased ice cream treats, officially welcoming Happy Daz to Wapakoneta.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Coordinator Dr. Dan Harpster spoke with the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta at its weekly meeting Monday afternoon, urging them to keep three things in mind about agriculture: it’s about growing food, opportunities and knowing the facts.
“Don’t get too hung up on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or pesticides or this and that,” Harpster said. “There’s always going to be issues — get the facts, know what the issues are and at the end of the day, farming is about growing food.”
An ordinance allowing the director of public service and safety to persue bids for the city’s refuse and recycling service didn’t even make it first reading Monday night as councilors voted to table the ordinance.
At-Large Councilman Randy Fisher was the most vocal opponent of the measure.
“I’m unhappy with this ordinance,” Fisher said. “We have a revenue problem and we shouldn’t heap it on the refuse department.”