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April 30th

District treasurer juggles school work with work at school

April 30, 2014

As a mother of two who is 15 years removed from college, Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer and CFO Angie Sparks admitted she was a bit apprehensive about going back to school.

“I was very nervous because I knew I would have to learn how to balance a full-time job, school, two kids and still being involved in the community,” Sparks said.

In the fall, Sparks will once again set foot on the campus of her alma mater, Bluffton University, to begin a master’s program in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

Event to educate youth on bicycle safety

April 30, 2014

The upcoming Bicycle Safety Day will mean an event filled with goodies, bicycles and fun for locals, but for one woman, it is a day filled with education she knows could save a life.

For six years, Marlene Froning has been organizing Bicycle Safety Day, which ensures that participating children receive proper bicycle equipment and education.

This year the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the TSC garage building on Willipie Street, Wapakoneta.

Drop and Swap keeps refuse out of landfill

April 30, 2014

Wapakoneta’s annual Drop and Swap is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Department at 110 E. Harrison St.

This event is held in an attempt to reduce the amount of material going into the landfill by offering residents a place to drop off unwanted items and possibly exchange their items for someone else’s household goods.

However, you do not need to drop in order to swap, and you can drop without swapping as well.

April 29th

Waynesfield board talk continues

April 29, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — For the second straight meeting, a lengthy discussion ensued regarding the benefits of keeping Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe versus bringing back a three-person board of public affairs.

At a regular village council meeting Monday night, Waynesfield resident Barb Earle asked each council member if ridding the village of an administrator was something that was under serious consideration.

Singsation to close year with Cabaret

April 29, 2014

A night of singing, dancing, awards, dinner and much more will help close out the season for this year’s members of the Wapakoneta Singsation.

On Friday, Singsation will present their Cabaret, beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria. Although tickets for the dinner portion are no longer available, members of the community are encouraged to buy tickets for the show portion of the evening for $5. Those tickets will be available at the Performing Arts Center door starting at 6:45 p.m.

Family finds intruder on couch

April 29, 2014

A family discovered a stranger on their couch when they woke up at 5:19 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at 917 West Auglaize St., Wapakoneta.

Tasha Sheipline, 33, of the residence called police after noticing the intruder in the house. Sheipline said she had heard a noise around 3:30 a.m., but dismissed it, thinking it was her children.

When police arrived at the door of the residence, the intruder, Bryan Leonard 41, of 620 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, unlocked the door for the officers.

Leonard was incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail for burglary.

April 28th

Dog park set to open in August

April 28, 2014

Beginning this summer, dog owners in Wapakoneta will have the opportunity to bring their four-legged friends to a new dog park that is set to open on the former Lanning Farm property, located on the corner of West Auglaize Street and Herbstritt Court.

Wapakoneta High School junior Travis Rohrbach is in charge of the project.

Dinner offers pioneer view

April 28, 2014

Cooking over an open fire and sitting down to a meal in a log house may be considered old fashioned, but a few locals received the pioneer experience over the weekend.

“We’re doing this around the 1840s, the same time period that Wapakoneta was being settled and becoming more populated,” Andrea Burton, who organized the event in collaboration with the Auglaize County Historical Society, said.

Healthy Kids Day a success

April 28, 2014

On Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, 150 people attended the nationally celebrated Healthy Kids Day at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, which takes place at nearly 1,600 YMCA branches across the country.

Healthy Kids Day is aimed at helping kids exercise not only their bodies, but also their minds.

April 25th

Flag display comes to life

April 25, 2014

SIDNEY— The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus traveled to Lehman Catholic High School Friday morning to deliver a “Flags of America” presentation that detailed the origin and significance of 33 historic American flags.

Wapakoneta resident and Knights of Columbus member David Severt narrated the presentation in front of 250 students, teachers and local Sidney officials that included Mayor Michael Barhorst. 


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