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December 19th

Natural gas contract locked in

December 19, 2012

An increase is actually a decrease.

Wapakoneta residents participating in the city’s natural gas aggregation may notice an increase in the cost per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) of natural gas from their summer bills, but in reality they are paying less for natural gas than they did last winter heating season.

Safety-Service Director Bill Rains contacted American Municipal Power (AMP) officials Tuesday to determine how the natural gas costs in the city’s aggregation policy increased without city administrators receiving written notification.

December 18th

Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas! From Harrod Insurance Services, now in our new additional location, 1301 Bellefontaine St. (in front of Walmart). Call us at 419-738-7777.

A place to remember

December 18, 2012

After a Wapakoneta resident talked with his granddaughter about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he decided to replace some of his Christmas display this season with a memorial to the 20 children and six adults who perished at the school.

Larry Shaffer, a retired pastor, placed a cross with a white bow, an angel blowing a horn and a harp, all in white lights, in his front yard as a memorial. He said his 6-year-old granddaughter, Ella, wanted a way to show the families she was sorry for what had happened to the children Friday in the deadly shooting incident.

City clerk retires

December 18, 2012

In the fall of 1982, Carlene Koch answered a help wanted advertisement in the Wapakoneta Daily News to serve as clerk for Wapakoneta City Council.

On Monday during the last regular scheduled meeting of 2012, she bid farewell after more than 30 years serving in the position.

“I am going to miss the council members,” Koch said before breaking into a small chuckle, “but I don’t think I am going to miss the two meetings a month to keep the minutes.”

WCS to address our school safety

December 18, 2012

The Wapakoneta City Schools is extremely saddened about the events in Connecticut and our thoughts and prayers go out the the communities, school and families impacted by this tragedy. The Wapakoneta City Schools will be hosting a School Safety discussion open to the parents and the community on Wednesday evening at 6 pm in the Performing Arts Center. School and law enforcement officials will be in attendance. The purpose of this meeting is to explain what precautions we currently have in place, to answer questions if possible and perhaps hear any ideas for improved security provisions.

December 17th

Awesome Accomplishments!

December 17, 2012

Visit catholicscomehome.org, come to Christmas Mass or call (419) 738-2115 to discover the awesome things Jesus accomplishes in the Catholic Church!

Christmas Cheer brings tears of joy

December 17, 2012

Five months ago, a group of Wapakoneta area people got together and started planning an annual event aimed at bringing cheer to local residents during the holiday season.

Two weeks ago, the same group started by dividing items into boxes and by the end of the Friday night prior to their delivery — wrapped toys and gifts stretched upward out of those boxes. The group even started dividing food stuffs.

Shopping trip means smiles, hugs for officers

December 17, 2012

Dressed in full uniform, area law enforcement officers accompany children and their parents through the front door of the Wapakoneta Walmart.

Leading one group, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon comments on the smiles on their faces. He is not only talking about the children who are participating in the annual “Shop With a Cop” but he is addressing the officers with police departments, the Sheriff’s Office and the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

From Wapakoneta City Schools

December 17, 2012

The Wapakoneta City Schools is extremely saddened about the events in Connecticut and our thoughts and prayers go out to the communities, school and families impacted by this tragedy. The Wapakoneta City Schools will be hosting a School Safety discussion open to the parents and the community on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. School and law enforcement officials will be in attendance. The purpose of this meeting is to explain what precautions we currently have in place, to answer questions if possible and perhaps hear any ideas for improved security provisions.

December 14th

Sad about Connecticut shooting, glad about local safety measures

December 15, 2012

The school shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the second deadliest shooting at a school and the most ever at an elementary school, prompted areas school officials and students to reflect on safety here.

Area school officials and students were unanimous in their sadness over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but they remarked they believe things are safe at their respective schools.

“I just can’t imagine someone doing that,” Wapakoneta High School junior Logan Martin said. “It is hard to imagine.”

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