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October 7th, 2014
At its annual meeting Monday night, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation announced the organization’s total funds rose from $2.2 million to $5.4 million within the last year thanks to a generous donation from a local couple.
In celebration of Wapakoneta’s upcoming homecoming game and ceremony, the Wapakoneta Redskins plan to hold their annual bonfire and rally beginning at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Field.
The festivities will begin with a pep rally where the school cheerleaders and band will inspire the crowd with school spirit.
Following a brief executive session for final negotiations, city councilors Monday evening accepted a contract with the Utility Workers Union of America.
The contract, which covers employees in the public works, electric, water and waste water departments, agrees to the following wage increases: 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2014; 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2015; and 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2016
It was reunion time Saturday morning for several members of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities organization.
Ahead of the larger sister cities delegation from Lengerich, Germany, who are touring New England and New York City this week, two couples have their own itinerary, beginning with a stop in Wapakoneta.
It may not have been perfect weather for test driving a new vehicle, but that didn’t stop several people for coming out on a chilly Saturday morning in support of the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters.
Each year the Boosters host a “Drive-A- Car” event, at which a car dealership — Wapak Ford, this year — offers to make a donation for each person that test drives a new car.
Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Club members will be serving their famous pulled pork dinners to the community in an effort to raise money for their service projects benefiting local youth.
The club’s 6th Annual Pulled Pork Dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, available only through the drive-thru set up in the St. Paul United Church of Christ parking lot off Mechanic Street.
The Wapakoneta Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is inviting community members to join in âFields of Faithâ â a national event dedicated to Christians worshiping together on a football field.
District 8 FCA Representative Andy Lynch said the Fields of Faith event was organized to give students and youth in the community an opportunity to express their faith.
âWeâre just excited to bring people together and see that, you know, you might go to a different church or a different school, but we all serve the same God,â Lynch said, âso itâs a great chance to come together and worship him.â
Timothy Scott Workman was found guilty Friday on all 79 charges he faced for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and tampering with evidence.
Jurors deliberated for approximately 90 minutes before reaching a verdict around 4:30 p.m.
Workman was accused of taking nude photographs of two Mercer County women who were 16 and 17 years old at the time. The âphoto sessions,â as they were described by those who testified, took place at the Wapakoneta Knightâs Inn in 2013.
A sentencing date has not been set at this time.
The Wapak YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler is a few weeks away, but the pre-registration date — and a chance to save a few dollars — is coming up fast.
Pre-registration is $25, including a long-sleeve T-shirt, and must entry forms must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 6. Pre-registration without a T-shirt is $12, and also must be postmarked by Monday. Race-day — Oct. 27 — registration prices are $27 and $15 respectively. These entries must be postmarked by Oct. 13 or signed up at the event.
The local Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced the completion of recent renovations and is planning an open house for the public to view the new facility.
Deputy Registrar Laura Tuttle said the bureau is encouraging the community to attend the grand re-opening of the Wapakoneta License Bureau, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at 604 South Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, beginning with a ribbon cutting.