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September 24th, 2012
More than 150 volunteers of all ages spent most of Saturday working on 35 homes throughout the area helping neighbors during the third annual Servants Day.
Groups helped people in Wapakoneta, Waynesfield, Uniopolis and St. Johns with household chores and upkeep. They did painting, window replacement and even built a couple of handicap-accessible ramps.
A Wapakoneta High School eighth-grader along with his father and sister helped Kim Zook, of Summerplace Drive, with gardening and painting her roof as well as painting a storage building.
Two new vendors should bring new flavors to the 11th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest on Saturday at the American Legion grounds.
And while wings will start to be served at the same time — noon — people can come at 10 a.m. to listen to Vince Koza and his Saturday morning sports radio show on 93.1 The Fan as he hits the airwaves remotely from the American Legion Post 330.
While one of the organizers is excited about the new additions, he says he receives the greatest satisfaction from the event helping others.
Eight years ago, Harvest Baptist Church started its Upward Flag Football program as an outreach program to reach youth in the area with the message of Christ. The program is getting the message spread as it has grown exponentially throughout the years.
“We started out with about 80 kids,” Scott Miller, coordinator for the program and a coach of one of its teams. “We now have about 130 kids, 80 players and 50 cheerleaders.”
A mild winter last season, both locally and across the state, resulted in a 27 percent drop in salt bids for the county this week.
“Salt bids came in at the lowest price since 2007,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Engineer Gary Kuck told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Bids in 2007 were $47 per ton of salt. For 2012-13, the lowest bid came in at $49.68 per ton.
“The last four years, they have been within $1, between $67.84 and $68.55,” Kuck said.
In an effort to save Ohio jobs and to protect Ohio consumers, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown supports proposed legislation which would require companies to notify consumers their calls are being transferred abroad.
In an effort to curb profanity and vulgar language at the skating park from being heard by visitors to Veterans Memorial Park and the surrounding residents, Wapakoneta city officials proposed possibly moving the equipment to a paved section of Harmon Park.
An area businessman and radio personality recently visited a local school this week to talk about a book the students were reading.
But the man didn’t just talk about the book, he related it to his own life in an effort to let the students know they always need to stay positive and have the strength to get through tough times in life.
This year, there will be some changes to how the Auglaize County Health Department personnel administers the flu vaccine — and those changes will affect people throughout the county.
No longer will they be taking it out into the individual communities in the county, Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said.
“We have done that in the past,” Jones said. “With so many other places now offering the vaccine, the need for us to be in the community isn’t there.”
A Wapakoneta family is again walking this year to raise money for the American Heart Association, specifically congenital heart defects.
Jessica and Dan Makuh’s two daughters, Abby and Lauren, are joining them in the Dayton Heart Walk on Saturday. It’s their second walk as a family and means even more as Lauren nine weeks ago underwent her third and final heart surgery in a series for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition with which the 3-year-old was born.
Barring any further delays, the reconstructed section of East Benton Street should be open to traffic by the end of October, a city official says.
On Wednesday, Wapakoneta Engineering Department Superintendent Mary Ruck updated Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee members regarding on-going street and sidewalk projects this year. She discussed the final phases of the East Benton Street reconstruction project, the status of the Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk program and work on a bicycle route.