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August 27th, 2012

Classmates recall more than a famous astronaut

August 27, 2012

At a 65th reunion just a month ago, classmates of Neil Armstrong say he took extra time talking to each of them individually.
Members of the 1947 Blume High School class attending the reunion each were left with the impression that made upon them when they spoke of his death Saturday afternoon.
“I thought that was really nice,” Dr. Dorothy Woolley, a professor at the University of California-Davis, said.
She said she was glad to have had that time to visit with Armstrong at the reunion.

August 25th

Neil Armstrong dies

August 25, 2012

 

Neil Armstrong, who was born on a farm outside of Wapakoneta, returned as a teen and graduated from Blume High School, made “one giant leap for mankind” with “one small step for a man” when he was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969.

Armstrong, who often said he found more excitement in landing the lunar module on the moon than actually taking a step, died today at the age of 82. Wapakoneta is considered the boyhood home of the famed astronaut, engineer and pilot.

August 24th

Grand Lake St. Marys offers discount

August 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — Campers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will be able to take advantage of a new discount that is exclusive to the facility.
The new rates discount campsites and shelterhouse rentals by 50 percent and getaway cabins by 25 percent. The discounts are good through Oct. 31, excluding Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and Oct. 4-6.
“It’s been a little slow for the season overall,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller said. “We had good Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, but outside of that it’s been slow.”

Back-to-school: Checklists should include vaccines, too

August 24, 2012

As children get their last minute back-to-school supplies, an Auglaize County medical authority said there’s something else parents shouldn’t forget.
“Parents’ checklists should not only be about school supplies, but immunizations,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. “Along with getting school supplies and new clothes, families should make a quick vaccine visit to their primary care provider.”
Torres recommended families check on the immunization status of their children.

City fund reconcilation: Councilor satisfied with transfer explanations

August 24, 2012

Reviewing six fund transfers line by line, a Wapakoneta City Council member says he is satisfied with the reasons for the requests, but he and a city administrator say they would like to see more detail in the memo that typically accompanies the proposed legislation.

1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier said he received the answers he needed from city Auditor Gail Walter to understand the reason behind six separate fund transfers as part of an ordinance that came before councilors during Monday’s meeting.

Cuts save district money

August 24, 2012

Supplemental programming cuts have helped create more than $59,000 in savings for Wapakoneta City Schools.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the changes to supplemental programs and contracts have been made from 2007 to the present and more than 30 positions were cut overall.

Young girl helps fight littering problem

August 24, 2012

A recent trip to a local park to play turned into a clean-up effort by a 6-year-old Wapakoneta girl.

Riley Warwick and her mother, Amanda Warwick, went to Veterans Memorial Park to swing and play on the equipment, but after they noticed a lot of trash laying around, the young girl started picking it up to make the playground clean.

“I wanted to pick it up to keep the earth healthy,” Riley said. “It’s called just being nice.

August 23rd

Driven by CAR

August 23, 2012

A county economic development endeavor should provide a foothold in the automotive industry, leading county economic development representative says who is inspired after revealing they already have two leads for possible development here.

The Auglaize County commissioners recently provided help spending $5,000 for membership to the  Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and another $1,850 for two representatives to attend a recent annual seminar held by the organization.

Church looking for help for pastor

August 23, 2012

A Waynesfield church congregation is banding together to help their pastor fight breast cancer and they are hoping others in the area will help.

Katie Hayes, the pastor of Waynesfield United Methodist Church, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year after a misdiagnosis last year. By the time the cancer was diagnosed correctly, it had also spread to her lymph glands. In the past few months Hayes has undergone surgery and chemotherapy and is now receiving radiation treatments.

RAC displays local artwork

August 23, 2012

An upcoming exhibit includes art not only for all ages but from all ages.

The Riverside Art Center, in Wapakoneta has their fourth annual Greater Wapakoneta Community Art Exhibit ready to go for their opening reception on Friday.

Riverside Art Center Gallery Director Anna Fisher said there is a variety of artworks displayed during this exhibit which will be shown until Sept. 29.

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