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August 14th, 2013

Exchange student dies

August 14, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
A German exchange student staying with a host family in Wapakoneta was killed Tuesday on an annual rafting trip in West Virginia.
Luca Kötterheinrich, 16, was on a commercial rafting trip on the Lower New River at the Keeney Rapids, when he was ejected at approximately 2:40 p.m.
Robin Snyder, chief of visitor services for the New River Gorge National River, said Kötterheinrich was ejected from the raft along a middle rapid and hit a known undercurrent rock.

Local officials check out log jam removal on Auglaize River

August 14, 2013

SOUTHWORTH – Officials from several entities met Tuesday to check out progress on the Auglaize River log jam project.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Schools to hold open houses

August 14, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools administrators and teachers are inviting students and parents to join them in a back-to-school celebration.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 13th

Dogs now taken to Allen County

August 13, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
After the collapse of a building at the temporary rented facilities the Auglaize County dog warden was operating out of, all recovered dogs are now being cared for in Allen County.
“All dogs are going straight to Allen County now,” Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Rollback to end for taxes

August 13, 2013

New legislation regarding school funding could bring both positives and negatives to school district voters, depending on their willingness to continue existing property tax levies that have already been approved.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Cridersville discusses storm damage

August 13, 2013

Cridersville community and city council members gathered Monday evening to speak about recent storm damage during a regular village council meeting.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 12th

Loving it all — Wapak WaterPark tops area as best pool

August 12, 2013

Six years ago, only a small rectangular pool attracted on average approximately 30 patrons daily. Attendance numbers had fallen off from the hundreds that would crowd the pool during the 1950s and 1960s.
On July 4, 2008, the Wapakoneta WaterPark opened with a zero-entry pool, a three-loop water slide and two diving boards into a competition pool and the attendance numbers soared. The numbers climbed higher the next year as a speed slide was added.

Lasting shelter project — local Boy Scout builds shelter house to help park

August 12, 2013

A Wapakoneta High School sophomore works with a small crew of men Saturday at Breakfast Optimist Park, the former site of Centennial Elementary School, building a shelter house on the north edge of the property.
Dan Reichenbach, 15, who is a Boy Scout with Troop 14 under George Herman, lifts a preconstructed rafter for the roof of his Eagle Scout project. He is building a 16-foot by 24-foot shelter house for the park near playground equipment.
For complete story see the Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 11th

Chasing a dream

August 11, 2013

 

Campers came back to  Earth during the last day of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum space camp, after launching rockets into the sky as their last activity on Friday. 

Counting down from 10, the campers cheered on each child as they waited their turns to launch their rockets. 

Building the rockets, feeling weightlessness in a swimming pool, designing mission patches, flying in a private plane and other hands-on activities gave campers the feeling they were astronauts in training during space camp. 

Retired psychologist notes changes

August 11, 2013

 

A psychologist retiring after 29 years at Wapakoneta City Schools spent her first seven years in education teaching.

While she spent much of her time working in the district’s elementary schools, Roberta Parker also evaluated children with multiple disabilities and worked with children attending programs outside of the district and filled in as needed at other buildings. Her assignments changed frequently as needed. 

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