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May 13th, 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.
A group of area residents recently went on â€śa trip of a lifetime,â€ť 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.
â€śThe chamber did it all,â€ť Wapakoneta resident Pam Lange said of the chamber, who planned the entire event. â€śWe did tourist things, along with other things, such as having dinner in someoneâ€™s home.â€ť
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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.
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Kids helping kids was what Ronaldâ€™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.
â€śWe are helping kids,â€ť 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.
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.
WAYNESFIELD — Several Waynesfield-Goshen Schools students got a big “bang” out of their education during class on Thursday.
Members of the school’s Civil War Brigade, as well as several other classes of students, were able to watch a cannon firing demonstration. Members of each class participated as team members that fired the 12-pound, mountain Howitzer, the most common gun of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
The demonstration was presented by Taylor Batteries from Woodville, a Civil War historical preservation group.
Wapakoneta City Schools is celebrating its past successes, while preparing for future changes in how students and teachers are to be measured.
Superintendent Keith Horner highlighted Wapakoneta City Schools first excellent rating based on 2012 state report cards during his annual State of the Schools address Thursday before the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a reflection of all the hard work the teachers are doing in the classroom every day,” Horner said.
A Wapakoneta High School senior had a hard time narrowing down an essay nominating her mother for “Mother of the Year” — as she has done so much for her throughout her 18 years.
When Jocelyn Campbell nominated her mother, Tami Campbell, for “Mother of the Year,” a contest sponsored by the Wapakoneta Daily News, she never expected her essay to be chosen as the winner.
“I was really shocked,” Jocelyn said. “I just started thinking about things, and I had a hard time narrowing it down to the limit.”
In an attempt to improve local government transparency, an effort is underway to investigate the feasibility to record Wapakoneta City Council meetings and to air them on local television outlets and computer websites.
Council’s Communications and Rules Committee members agreed improving transparency of government actions and decisions prompted the hour-long meeting to investigate possible options to video record meetings.
With more Ohioans in recent years dying from accidental prescription drug overdoses than automobile mishaps, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to re-introduce a bill Wednesday to combat prescription drug abuse and to target “doctor shopping and pharmacy hopping.”
The bill — Stop Trafficking of Pills (STOP) Act — would crack down on the fraudulent use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications.