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May 14th, 2013

Talks continue

May 14, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Approximately 50 residents came together to listen to reasons for potential water and sewer increases in an area village.
 

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Wapak Schools construct bus addition

May 14, 2013

Moving forward with an addition to the bus building, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members approved a contract during a special meeting Monday.
 

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

Cemetery rules reminded

May 14, 2013

In an effort to step up communication with family members that have died, Greenlawn Cemetery Superintendent Jack Hagerman is reminding people of cemetery rules regarding site decorations and he points out one in particular for people to be aware of as Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day approach.

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

May 13th

Heartbreak to helmets: Bicycle Safety Day’s goal to protect cyclists

May 13, 2013

Thirty years have passed since Keith Froning’s baseball team last assembled — ever since a bicycle accident took Keith’s life.

Keith’s mother, Marlene Froning, took the opportunity this weekend to surprise the team and bring them together again.

Team members and coaches were given specially designed t-shirts with a drawn rendition of Keith’s baseball picture from 1983 on the back as they all came together Saturday for the first time in 30 years during the fifth annual Bicycle Safety Day at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Drop in the swap

May 13, 2013

When half of the items don’t even make it inside the building, you know it is a successful day for the annual Wapakoneta Drop and Swap.

The “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” adage rung true Saturday as the 20-year-old event saw it’s traffic decrease just slightly from a year ago.

Growing interest with today’s youth

May 13, 2013

There are few absolutes in life, but one of those is kids like to get dirty — very dirty, if possible.

Children got the chance to do just that Saturday at the annual Children’s Greenhouse Day at the Village Green Floral and Garden Center in Wapakoneta. The cooler temperatures did nothing to stop the kids from coming out.

Co-owner Gretchen Sheely said the business holds the annual event to get children interested in gardening at a young age.

May 10th

Trip of a lifetime

May 10, 2013

A group of area residents recently went on “a trip of a lifetime,” as they got to explore a country halfway around the world.
A week trip to China, that was offered through the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, attracted several people from not only the Wapakoneta area but also surrounding area and other states.
“The chamber did it all,” Wapakoneta resident Pam Lange said of the chamber, who planned the entire event. “We did tourist things, along with other things, such as having dinner in someone’s home.”

A cut above

May 10, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
As a little girl, a Wapakoneta High School senior remembers her great aunt wearing wigs after she was diagnosed with cancer.
It is a memory that has stuck with her through the years and inspired her to help others.

Ronald’s Walk: Kids helping kids

May 10, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Kids helping kids was what Ronald’s Walk was all about on Friday at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
The walk was the culmination of a year of fundraising by students, staff members, parents and the community for the Ronald McDonald House, in Dayton.
“We are helping kids,” first-grader Caitlyn Rostorfer said.
The 7-year-old said by collecting pull tabs, they are able to help children and their families, who stay at the Ronald McDonald House while the children are sick.

ONU students show replica of Mars rover

May 10, 2013

As a part of the Engineering Projects and Community Service (EPICS) program, Ohio Northern University students delivered Thursday an interactive, 1/4-scale replica of the Mars rover Curiosity to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

The replica was designed by engineering students at the university and was offered as an actual 1-credit hour class for students.

Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said the display will be a valuable educational tool that should draw a lot of interest at the museum.

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