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October 24th, 2013
Wapakoneta Kapow Club, Wapakoneta Daily News and the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce Costume Contest is at 6:00 tonight in front of the announcement booth.
A 60-year-old rural Wapakoneta man was arrested Wednesday following a grand jury indictment for charges involving the use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
Gregory N. Hengstler, 60, 13690 Brown Road, faces one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, a second-degree felony, one count of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, and one count of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a fifth-degree felony.
A few high school seniors were caught playing with Barbie dolls Wednesday morning in the main hall of the Wapakoneta High School.
The â€śMath Modelingâ€ť class, a college transition math class, spent its class time bungee jumping Barbie dolls off a 16-foot, 7-inch drop at the high school.
â€śThey are learning how to use mathematics to predict things,â€ť math teacher Darrell Heintz said.
Wapakoneta Halloween Parade tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Heritage Trails Park District (HTPD) officials announced Tuesday their intent to place a property levy on the primary ballot to fund programming and expansion of the Auglaize County park district into the next decade.
Heritage Trails Park District Commissioner Dave Stillwell explained the park district commissioners agreed to place a seven-year, 0.6-mill property tax levy on the primary ballot in May 2014 in Auglaize County. The levy would generate approximately $300,000 for the park district formed in 1996.
Cautiously sticking a finger in each of four bowls â€” sand, silt, clay and a combination of the three â€” students quickly discovered some differences in the types of soil.
Third-graders in Jared Seloverâ€™s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School worked on several different experiments on Tuesday as they wrapped up a science unit studying soil.
Prepare to be bitten â€” zombies will be infecting Wapakoneta residents with a good cause this Saturday.
Kids, A Priority Of Wapakoneta (KAPOW) will be hosting its fourth annual Zombie Walk starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wapakoneta Middle School.
KAPOW Vice President Nina Laney said the idea for a zombie walk in Wapakoneta began four years ago, as zombie walks were a growing trend in bigger cities. The idea was a hit in Wapakoneta, as well, and the event has averaged more than 100 participants every year.
A city administrator proposed a road map for upcoming Wapakoneta street improvement projects totaling more than $6 million to be completed during the next five years.
Wapakoneta Engineering Superintendent Mary Ruck generated the five-year plan which calls for reconstructing Perry Street and West Auglaize Street and improving the area behind downtown businesses as well as repaving and improving the downtown section of Auglaize Street and Stinebaugh Drive.
For more information about the street improvement projects, see the Tuesday, Oct. 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A downtown revitalization program proved to be very popular with downtown property owners hoping to take advantage of a joint city-private organization effort, a Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership member says.
FaĂ§ade Improvement Committee Chair Sue Siesel provided Wapakoneta City Council members during Mondayâ€™s meeting with an update of the program as its first year nears its conclusion.
One Wapakoneta native used her voice to take a stand for breast cancer awareness, in front of an audience of 63,207 football fans.
Jennifer Christiansen, 43, sang the national anthem prior to the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions NFL game Sunday afternoon at Ford Field in Detroit.
Christiansenâ€™s brother, Dave Christiansen, of Wapakoneta, said he attended the game and was proud of his sisterâ€™s performance on the field.
â€śIt was absolutely wonderful â€” very emotional,â€ť Dave Christiansen said.