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May 29th, 2013

Celebrating the sacrifice

May 29, 2013

Managing Editor
During the armed conflicts of war, American soldiers face an unusually tough task, the guest speaker said as she honored service men and women during the Wapakoneta Memorial Day ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park.
Auglaize County Veterans Service Office Director Lynne Skaggs, who served in the U.S. Army along with her husband, Todd, said he recently graduated college with his bachelor’s degree and received a book, Weird History 101, for his achievement.

Intangibles stand out in BHS

May 29, 2013

BOTKINS — For the members of the Botkins High School class of 2013, they tried to adhere to a motto that it is what is inside that matters most to people.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, May 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Cheers greet new W-G grads

May 29, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — At 3:11 p.m. the Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools superintendent certified 39 seniors, to the cheers of the crowd, as having officially graduated from the school.
To read the complete story, see the Tuesday, May 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 25th

Sea worthy crew

May 25, 2013

After 10 laps back and forth the length of the Wapakoneta Family YMCA pool, two Wapakoneta High School students decided to scuttle their boat. 

Freshman Jarrett Koch and sophomore Keaton Metz had traversed the pool one more length than their nearest competitor, freshman Judy Schaub and sophomore Dakota Stammen, whose cardboard started to deteriorate from being in the water.

Train to assist tornado victims

May 25, 2013

Soon after the tornados tore through Oklahoma earlier this week, Freedom Train owner Gary Katterheinrich had a hard time getting to sleep.

“After not getting any sleep, Katterheinrich said. “I told my wife (Sylvia) that we had to do something.”

Katterheinrich and his wife came up with a good plan.

For more on the Freedom Train helping Oklahoma tornado victims,, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Top student following his passion into the future

May 25, 2013

A love of art that started when he was just a boy, is translating into a future career for one Wapakoneta High School senior.

“When I was little, I loved to draw,” Ross Kohler said.

It wasn’t until his junior year of high school that Kohler could fit art classes back into his schedule, but when he could, he took as many art classes as possible. 

For more on Ross Kohler, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 24th

County recognized

May 24, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Auglaize County Courthouse renovations earned a recognition Thursday with a state award as the “Best Public Project” for 2013.
During a ceremony in Columbus, Heritage Ohio, a statewide, non-profit preservation organization, recognized not only the Auglaize County commissioners, but architects Garmann-Miller & Associates, general contractor Peterson Construction, plumbers JMC Mechanical, Koester Electric, structural engineers Shell & Meyer Associates, and HVAC contractor Perfection Group, for their work in preserving the building built in 1894.

WHS seniors garner $2.1M for college

May 24, 2013

For one night, Wapakoneta High School scholars took center stage during a awards night at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
To view the complete story, see the Friday, May 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Portman pushes for IRS probe

May 24, 2013

A U.S. senator voiced his displeasure with the interim director of the IRS for misleading his office and the American people and sent a letter Thursday to IRS acting commissioner.
To view the complete story, see the Friday, May 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

May 23rd

Fulfilling a bet

May 23, 2013

To fulfill a bet regarding the sale of United Way of Auglaize County reverse raffle tickets, the organization's director wagered shaving his head bald if all the tickets were sold.

The tickets were sold in less than a week.

Today, Executive Director Randy Fisher paid the bet with short hair trimmed to the scalp.

Prior to his head being shaved, he said, "I regret that I only have one head of hair to give to my county." For a photograph of him clean shaven, see Friday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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