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July 11th, 2014

Starting with a pageant

July 11, 2014

Ten young women will vie for the Miss Summer Moon 2014 Scholarship Pageant Queen to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center, 1 Redskin Trail, Wapakoneta. 

With a theme of “Where the Boys Are,” the pageant will kick off the beginning of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival with a talented performance by Brad Severt, Austin Drake and Micah Nicol. 

Museum brings space to life

July 11, 2014

To help celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon the Armstrong Air and Space Museum is gearing up for events during the 2014 Summer Moon Festival.

The festival runs from July 16 to 20, and the events at the museum run July 19 and 20.

Director of the museum Chris Burton said the next few years will be leading up to a bigger celebration of the 50th anniversary.

Downtown is where it's at

July 11, 2014

Tethered hot air balloon rides and a kids entertainment section are two new features that will highlight the downtown portion of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival, which will also include more than 15 events, music, rides and games.

Suspect flees police at Cashland

July 11, 2014

An intruder was seen inside of Cashland, 1254 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, after an alarm alerted Wapakoneta Police at 4:50 a.m. today.

On officer’s arrival, a subject was observed inside the business, after which officers surrounded the building and made entry with the department’s K-9. No one was located inside.

According to a press release, police believe the suspect fled out the back door before the business was surrounded.

Project overview, easements top sewer discussion

July 11, 2014

Mayor Rodney Metz provided an overview of the $30M West Auglaize Street sewer project Thursday evening and fielded questions from homeowners with properties affected by the fork.

“Our purpose tonight is to bring everybody up to speed,” Metz said.

Before Metz spoke, Safety-Service Director Bill Rains noted that, of the $30 million estimate, only $14 million has been spent so far.

Author unveils ‘First Man’

July 11, 2014

“I wasn’t chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role.”

Official biographer of Neil A. Armstrong, James Hansen, would tell anyone this quote from Armstrong himself is the epitome of Armstrong’s character, attitude toward life and his simple complexities.

Hansen dropped by the Armstrong Air and Space Museum Wednesday night to elaborate on Armstrong and help define who he really was, while also discussing his 2005 biography, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.”

July 10th

New furniture store opens

July 10, 2014

A new store that recently opened on Willipie Street is specializing in selling gently used furniture items, dishware and home decor.

Everyday Furniture & More opened May 30, joining the many other locally-owned shops in downtown Wapakoneta.

Store owners Eric and Jenny Kent have close ties to Wapakoneta, and wanted to open up a store that would benefit the community they grew up in.

Board preps for election

July 10, 2014

November is months away, but for the Auglaize County board of elections it seems to be right around the corner.

The board of elections met Wednesday morning to discuss its national change of address (NCOA) mailings, deadlines for petitions and the upcoming ballots for the Nov. 4  midterm election.

Director of the board of elections, Michelle Wilcox said 933 NCOA letters were sent out along with 1,002 supplemental mailings.

Only Believe Ministries celebrates with ice cream

July 10, 2014

BOTKINS — In the spirit of summertime, Only Believe Ministries hosted an ice cream social for parishioners and guests after its regular Wednesday service yesterday.

“It’s a time in which church can come together, friends can come together, and just enjoy some fellowship and enjoy some ice cream at the same time,” Only Believe Ministries Administrator Eric Smith said.

Smith said the event was a great way for parishioners to catch up on their summer activities.

July 9th

‘Miracle baby’ set for third heart surgery

July 9, 2014

Although he faced immeasurable odds since before birth due to a heart defect, a local baby is described as “happy, lovable” and mostly healthy.

Before he turned 1 year old, Carter Comer, of Wapakoneta, had two surgeries on his heart due to a rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, in which the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped.

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