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June 6th, 2013

Twins peak as grads

June 6, 2013

In many ways they are very alike, and in other ways, they are very different. But one thing sets them apart from other graduating classes.
For the complete story, see the Wednesday, June 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

June 4th

Fire hits Fryburg home

June 4, 2013

FRYBURG — A home fire resulting in a total loss for a family of eight in Fryburg has resulted in an outpouring of help for the family.
Nancy and Chad Steinke’s 14-year-old son, Levi, was the only person awake in the residence at 11:38 p.m. Sunday playing video games when he noticed an orange glow coming from the kitchen. His immediate response possibly saved the family from losing any one of its members.

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.

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