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June 4th, 2013

Vacancy creates personnel shortage

June 4, 2013

With the retirement of Jim Harpest from his position with the city of Wapakoneta at the end of last year, the Wapakoneta Engineering Department is in need of help this summer.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Clean city for GOBA

June 4, 2013

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz pledges to have crews clean up the city in time for riders with the Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) visiting Wapakoneta when they and their families arrive in mid-June.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Hats off to ’13

June 4, 2013

Managing Editor
Staring out at their fellow graduates donned in their red or white caps and gowns, five members of the Wapakoneta High School class of 2013 reflected on the people who influenced their lives in the past and cited quotations from presidents, movies and other leaders as inspiration for their future endeavors.
The five honors speakers at Saturday’s commencement included Nicole Brown, Ross Kohler, Brandon Miller, Makenna Salsbury and Nate Hager.

EMA trains for wind, spill

June 4, 2013

Dozens of first responders, utility workers, county officials and other emergency personnel gathered in St. Marys and Wapakoneta to run through a training scenario that tested how prepared each segment was in the event of a disaster.
For the complete story, see the Monday, June 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Mayor camera shy over speed

June 4, 2013

Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz is not keen on installing speed cameras in the city, but he is willing to use them as a warning device.
For the complete story, see the Monday, June 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

June 1st

Millennium grads: 2013 style

June 1, 2013

 

Thirteen years ago, many of Wapakoneta High School seniors graduated from their pre-school program as the class of the new millennium — including a special pair which appeared on the front page of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Couple starts business that goes to Xtremes

June 1, 2013

 

Tracie and Tom Allman have been offering landscaping out of their home for nearly 12 years. They felt the time was right to finally open up a separate business location beside their home.

Xstream Landscapes & Waterfalls officially opened up on May 25 at it’s new location.

“We saw the need to have a place for people to come and look,” Tracie Allman said.

Wapak Schools retirees recognized

June 1, 2013

 

Seven Wapakoneta City Schools employees were recognized upon their retirements this week.

The retirees include Treasurer Susan Rinehart, high school English teacher Diane Elshire, third-grade teacher Cathy Beard, second-grade teacher Darlene Adams, high school social studies teacher Bill Dellinger, sixth-grade teacher Michelle Boyer, and high school Spanish teacher Dale Meyer.

May 31st

Elections director named

May 31, 2013

A 1983 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School and an office manager and legal assistant at a Lima law firm is tabbed to be the the next director of the Auglaize County Elections Board.
Michelle Wilcox received unanimous support from the four Elections Board members to replace Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell, who is scheduled to retire July 31.
Wilcox is to replace Campbell effective Aug. 1, but board members intend to hire her as an intern so she can learn under Campbell and other staff and so she can attend a state seminar the last week of June.

Family, religion helped forge top student

May 31, 2013

A strong Christian background and a family’s encouragement and inspiration, made one of Wapakoneta High School’s top five students into the person he is today.
For the complete story, see the Friday, May 31 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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