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October 23rd, 2013
Heritage Trails Park District (HTPD) officials announced Tuesday their intent to place a property levy on the primary ballot to fund programming and expansion of the Auglaize County park district into the next decade.
Heritage Trails Park District Commissioner Dave Stillwell explained the park district commissioners agreed to place a seven-year, 0.6-mill property tax levy on the primary ballot in May 2014 in Auglaize County. The levy would generate approximately $300,000 for the park district formed in 1996.
Cautiously sticking a finger in each of four bowls â€” sand, silt, clay and a combination of the three â€” students quickly discovered some differences in the types of soil.
Third-graders in Jared Seloverâ€™s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School worked on several different experiments on Tuesday as they wrapped up a science unit studying soil.
Prepare to be bitten â€” zombies will be infecting Wapakoneta residents with a good cause this Saturday.
Kids, A Priority Of Wapakoneta (KAPOW) will be hosting its fourth annual Zombie Walk starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wapakoneta Middle School.
KAPOW Vice President Nina Laney said the idea for a zombie walk in Wapakoneta began four years ago, as zombie walks were a growing trend in bigger cities. The idea was a hit in Wapakoneta, as well, and the event has averaged more than 100 participants every year.
A city administrator proposed a road map for upcoming Wapakoneta street improvement projects totaling more than $6 million to be completed during the next five years.
Wapakoneta Engineering Superintendent Mary Ruck generated the five-year plan which calls for reconstructing Perry Street and West Auglaize Street and improving the area behind downtown businesses as well as repaving and improving the downtown section of Auglaize Street and Stinebaugh Drive.
For more information about the street improvement projects, see the Tuesday, Oct. 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A downtown revitalization program proved to be very popular with downtown property owners hoping to take advantage of a joint city-private organization effort, a Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership member says.
FaĂ§ade Improvement Committee Chair Sue Siesel provided Wapakoneta City Council members during Mondayâ€™s meeting with an update of the program as its first year nears its conclusion.
One Wapakoneta native used her voice to take a stand for breast cancer awareness, in front of an audience of 63,207 football fans.
Jennifer Christiansen, 43, sang the national anthem prior to the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions NFL game Sunday afternoon at Ford Field in Detroit.
Christiansenâ€™s brother, Dave Christiansen, of Wapakoneta, said he attended the game and was proud of his sisterâ€™s performance on the field.
â€śIt was absolutely wonderful â€” very emotional,â€ť Dave Christiansen said.
Many families tune into the Disney Christmas parade as a Christmas morning tradition, but this year, a few local dancers will â€śDance the Magic.â€ť
Three dancers â€” Madison Sams, Dylan Snyder and Olivia Tregoning â€” from The Dance CentrĂ©, of Wapakoneta, will be performing at Walt Disney World in Florida in the Dance the Magic Parade onÂ Dec. 5-8.Â After submitting their auditions of a Disney-choreographed dance routine, the girls were chosen to participate in two major events in Disney World.Â
Four years ago, one Wapakoneta woman had yet to precision cut her first piece of wood with a scroll saw.
On Saturday Vickie Schaub manned a booth selling her creations at the Wapakoneta Noon Optimist Craft Show held in the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria and gymnasium.
â€śThis is my first time having a booth anywhere,â€ť Schaub said, sitting at the end of a table in the middle of gymnasium. â€śI think I am doing OK.â€ť
Within a 30-minute walk of downtown Wapakoneta, an Ohio professor says someone within that radius is involved in or has been affected by human trafficking.
With an extensive highway system, a high number of truck stops, close proximity to Canada and a high poverty rate, Ohio is one of the most vulnerable states in the United States for human trafficking, University of Dayton political science professor Anthony Talbott said Sunday during an hour-long presentation on human trafficking at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center.
Several recent cases of viral meningitis in the area have gotten the attention of local health officials.
â€śWe are looking for commonalities but havenâ€™t found any,â€ť Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said of the several cases reported in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert counties. â€śIt is unusual to have this many.â€ť
She said many of the cases have been reported in young children and a majority have been in Mercer County.