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May 23rd, 2014

Delivery

May 23, 2014

A subscriber’s driveway, a local library, the gas station — the newspaper delivery process is in the public’s eye. Newspaper carriers are responsible for delivering the finished product of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Wapakoneta Daily News circulation manager LeAna Stoker, 31, of St. Marys, said the carriers have one of the most important jobs of the newspaper, and, if one of her 21 carriers is unable to make a delivery, an entire route may be left waiting for the news that day.

Compositon & printing

May 23, 2014

Have you ever wondered how the newspaper you’re reading was made?

At the Wapakoneta Daily News, two departments in particular are essential in creating the newspaper that lands on your doorstep six days a week: the composing department and the press room.

Composing
The composing department has many responsibilities, including laying out each page of the paper, creating advertisements to go on those pages and composing outside projects such as banners, brochures and fliers for various companies.

Groups discuss suicide awareness

May 23, 2014

Suicide is something that needs to be addressed.

Suicide is something many people have a difficult time discussing.

Suicide is something prevalent in the lives of many and prevention tactics and awareness need to be brought to the attention of everyone.

Thursday, in addition to being filled with students eating their lunch, the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria had a booth set up with prizes, a slideshow running on a projector and classmates wearing yellow shirts in support of suicide awareness day.

Red Cross touts being prepared for emergencies

May 23, 2014

Emergency preparedness was the topic of conversation during a presentation by Red Cross Community Chapter Executive Bill Steinbrunner Thursday at Wapakoneta Middle School.

Seventh-graders gathered in Karen Quatman’s classroom throughout the day to hear Steinbrunner explain how to prepare in the case of a natural disaster.

“It’s all about being prepared — thinking about what you need to get you through an emergency and actually putting it all together in one place,” Steinbrunner said.

Young Redskin flips for Junior Olympics

May 23, 2014

A local 9-year-old gymnast has taken her passion to the next level and will be traveling to Des Moines, Iowa for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in July.

Since she was 2 years old, Kolbi Moell, of Wapakoneta, has been involved with dance and tumbling. For the past year, Kolbi has been working with her coach Gloria Herring, with Gloria’s Tumbling in Bellefontaine.

“I went to Gloria’s, and then I signed up for team and I went to qualifiers, and I made it, and now I can go to the Junior Olympics,” Kolbi said.

May 22nd

Board of Elections certifies May 6 vote

May 22, 2014

The May 6 election has officially been certified by the board of elections.

In a pair of meetings Tuesday and Wednesday morning the board reviewed absentee and provisional ballots to establish the final count of votes in the Auglaize County primary election.

Survey: trained, armed employee preferred at W-G

May 22, 2014

A majority of Waynesfield residents and staff members at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools support an armed employee on school grounds, a survey conducted by school administrators found.

The survey was posted on the W-G school district’s website and was sent out through the school’s automated calling system. Over 100 members of the Waynesfield community responded to the survey, as well as 35 staff members.

School officials said they are addressing the issue in an attempt to enhance protection of students in the case of a school shooting.

Botkins Fire Department receives grants for truck equipment, gear

May 22, 2014

BOTKINS — Botkins Fire Chief Pat Fullenkamp announced the department received two grants totaling $13,288 for replacement of gear and truck equipment at a regular village council meeting.

“We received one grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office for $10,000 for (Personal Protective Equipment) and we received another grant for $3,288 to replace the intake valves on both engines,” Fullenkamp said.

Fullenkamp asked council to review the fire department’s need of new air tanks used with breathing apparatuses.

May 21st

Severe weather watch in effect

May 21, 2014

The Auglaize County Sheriff's Department announced there will be a severe thunderstorm watch for Auglaize County that will be in effect until 9 p.m. 

50 years with bees

May 21, 2014

A local bee keeper, known to many as the “Master of the Wapakoneta Farmer’s Market,” is celebrating 50 years of keeping bees and harvesting honey this year.

Donald Steinke, 77, of Wapakoneta, started out as a small-hive bee keeper as a young adult. While not a tradition in his family, Steinke said he remembered his grandfather  harvesting honey when he was a child.

Steinke found his own opportunity to take up bee keeping in 1964 when a woman whose husband had died offered to sell him their hive.

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