Archive - 2014 - News Article
During holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and what some may call a Hallmark Holiday in Sweetest Day, a van sits on the corner of Bellefontaine and Wagner Streets in Wapakoneta or in the parking lots of either O’Reilly Auto Parts or Miller’s Textile.
That van is there to sell flowers, and it has been going on for more than 18 years by Gloria Garber and her husband, both of Port Jefferson, a town just east of Anna.
The Noon Optimist Club of Wapakoneta held its 11th annual Arts & Craft Show on Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.
Noon Optimist Club member Bonnie Wurst said 90 percent of items available at the show were homemade and 10 percent were commercial items that vendors purchased.
At least 64 vendors signed up for the event. Vendors from all over Ohio and parts of Indiana traveled to Wapakoneta for the show.
BOTKINS — Some way or another, cancer has struck someone throughout their lives. A mom or dad, bother or sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, the list goes on and on. Some instances are more devastating than others.
Growing up in Marion, Wapakoneta High School athletic trainer Emily Nielsen never knew such a position even existed until she went to college.
"In Marion there was not an athletic training presence at all," she said. "I had no idea what it even was."
As a high school athlete, Nielsen said area schools would rely on parents sitting in the stands who may have had a medical background to provide treatment for injured players.
It was all about raising your paddles, dropping quarters and a chance for some great prizes Thursday as the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership sponsored its “Spook”tabular quarter auction.
“This all goes to benefit the downtown building owners,” Judie Presar, president of the DWP, said before the auction started. “We try to raise funds to help them restore their buildings.”
November's gubernatorial election is not about voting for one political party over the other, it is about doing what's best for Auglaize County, said the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, Sharen Neuhardt, when she visited the Wapakoneta Daily News Thursday.
A benefit honoring Scott McEldowney, a Wapakoneta resident battling stage four pancreatic cancer, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Knights of Columbus, 614 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta.
The benefit is being hosted by McEldowney’s friends and family.
No classes today for students at a middle school and an elementary school in northeast Ohio. Both campuses are shut down over an Ebola scare.
It was an evening of dinner, music, special gifts and presentations, magic, song and dance.
The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, said its farewells Wednesday night at a formal dinner and 20th anniversary ceremonies at Wapakoneta High School.
Following dinner, guests were invited into the Performing Arts Center, where they were first treated to a slideshow on the 20-year history of the relationship between the two cities.
The Noon Optimist Club of Wapakoneta will host its 11th annual Arts & Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Wapakoneta High School.
The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school cafeteria and gymnasium. Admission is $3, and patrons can receive $1 off the admission price if they print out a coupon that can be found on the Noon Optimist Club’s Facebook page.