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August 20th, 2014

WaterPark season ends

August 20, 2014

The Wapakoneta WaterPark saw its final day for the season Tuesday, and while many swimmers visited for a fun afternoon, the park is closing the season without making much of a splash.

“We’ve had discussions about why we’re down,” WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett, also Wapakoneta recreation director, said, “because we’re down in attendance from two years ago, but two years ago there were 44 days above 90 degrees. Last year I think there were 13, this year, none.”

August 19th

Two hotels face possible demolition

August 19, 2014

City Councilors were told Monday evening that two hotel properties near the junction of Interstate 75 and Bellefontaine Street have been put on notice and face possible demolition.

“The clock is ticking,” Mayor Rodney Metz said.

Buses get ready to roll

August 19, 2014

As students prepare to get back on the bus for the first time this school year, Wapakoneta City School District mechanics are continuing to prepare the fleet of vehicles up until the first day of school on Wednesday.

“At this point we’re just checking for small, minor stuff,” WCS mechanic Ron Lenhart said. “We’ll be working on them all the way up until the last minute.”

Pub crawl to help YMCA campaign

August 19, 2014

After a successful “crawl” last year, the second annual Crawl for A Cause is set to take place this Saturday, Aug. 23.

Crawl for A Cause is a pub crawl for participants 21 years or older with all proceeds going to benefit the Wapakoneta Family YMCA Annual Support Campaign.

According to event organizer Melanie Schnippel, she and her mother Judy Dubois have worked on the Annual Support Campaign for many years and the benefits are clearly seen.

August 18th

New track to greet elementary students

August 18, 2014

Wapakoneta Elementary School students returning to class this week will notice a new addition to the school’s playground area.

A one-tenth mile concrete walking track was completed Aug. 7 after nearly a week of construction. Among other things, students will use the track to complete miles for the school’s walking club. In addition, students will be able to use the track during recess and teachers will have it available to them if they want to take their students out there during the school day.

People First winner gets shopping spree

August 18, 2014

There was a shopping spree at Community Markets on Defiance Street on Sunday morning.

People First of Auglaize County, an advocacy group for disabled people, held a drawing recently, with the winner garnering 90 seconds of shopping. The winner was Monica Hudson, of St. Marys. Her husband Joe ran the shopping spree Sunday.

Final two photo contests

August 18, 2014

We have two contests left! Show off your photography skills in the category of architecture, due by 5 p.m. tonight. Use the final contest as an opportunity to display any theme of photo you have.

August 15th

New health commissioner brings wealth of experience

August 15, 2014

After graduating from Wapakoneta High School in 2000, Oliver Fisher, has found his way back to Auglaize County.

Fisher assumed the role of Auglaize County health commissioner on Thursday, Aug. 14 and will be working with current commissioner Charlotte Parsons until she retires from the position at the end of the month.

McCormick recognized for contribution to downtown

August 15, 2014

Gild the Lily co-owner Glenna McCormick has been a fixture in downtown Wapakoneta for nearly 60 years. 

On Friday she was honored by the Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops, or WASS, for her many years as a local business owner and for being a “pioneer” to downtown shop owners who followed in her footsteps. 

Breastfeeding mothers gather for sPot of tea

August 15, 2014

Local mothers gathered at LouAnn’s Tea sPot in Wapakoneta for afternoon tea and a word of encouragement about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding their growing babies.

Alicia Lensch, breastfeeding peer helper and certified lactation councilor through Woman Infants and Children (WIC), described the event as a “breastfeeding café.”

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