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January 3rd, 2012
With the departure of one long-time councilor, Wapakoneta City Council President Steve Henderson says he shuffled members on committees to match the best people to the challenges confronting the city.
“I think every committee is important and the work they do is vital to the success of the city,” Henderson said. “I hopefully have matched the interests and strengths of the councilors to the committees that best suit their talents.”
A house and family pets and a barn and its contents were all lost in New Year’s Eve fires in Logan Township.
Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Vorhees said he expects both to be total losses from what he described as “two major fires.”
Patricia and John Joseph were displaced from their two-story home after it caught fire while they were gone Saturday night.
Local adults have the opportunity to travel to Germany — be submerged in the European culture, sight see and enjoy the German history — this summer for two weeks.
The Wapakoneta Sister Cities is hosting a “Taste of Germany Adult Trip” informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA in the small group room. This trip is open to any adult interested in traveling to Germany with the organization.
Coordinators of the trip will go over the trip information, answer questions and set a date for trip deposits.
Two weeks after an invitation only meeting where Wapakoneta City Schools administrators explained their position to a select crowd, teachers took advantage of a public comment period to voice their side.
Teachers addressed Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members and administrators Saturday for more than two hours during a special meeting of the board.
BOTKINS — No matter what it might be, competitiveness has fueled Botkins High School junior Ethan Zimpfer to plenty of success whether it is in the classroom or on the athletic field.
Zimpfer is the son of Deb and Joe Zimpfer.
“He is the kind of person that gives 100 percent all of the time,” his father said. He is a very good athlete and he loves to win.”
Wapakoneta City School teachers are preparing for the worst — a possible strike — and hoping for the best — Wapakoneta City School administrators and board members reopening negotiations.
Wapakoneta City School Board of Education members voted 4-0 during a special board meeting Saturday morning to implement its “last, final and best” contract offer which took effect New Year’s Day. Board member Pat Gibson had an excused absence from the meeting.
December 30th, 2011
From staff reports
1. Player eligibility investigated
With the Wapakoneta Redskins on the verge of possibly winning the Western Buckeye League title and securing a stronger position in the state playoffs, news spread of a player being ruled ineligible â€” possibly costing the 9-0 Redskins at the time to forfeit all their games.
News of the player possibly being ineligible and the subsequent decision by Wapakoneta City Schools administrators to voluntarily hold the player out of the final game traveled both wing and fling.
By CARLA MEYER
After three decades of making memories, friends and the news, the leader of the Wapakoneta Daily News is retiring.
One word can sum up her whole experience â€” rewarding.
Publisher Dianna Epperly packed up pictures and awards Friday afternoon during her last day of work at the newspaper â€” but not only packing up these tangible items â€” she also packed up memories she collected during the past 34 years. Memories, she says, that will last a lifetime.
By LANCE MIHM
Joe Lenhart will walk out of his office Friday and flip the switch to turn out the lights. The next time the office opens, he wonâ€™t be the person turning them back on for the first time in 11 1/2 years.
A retirement party was held for Lenhart on Friday, his last official day in the office as Auglaize County administrator. A mixture of current and former elected and hired officials from a vast area of county offices showed up to pay respect to a man that served in county positions for 28 years.
The Clerk of Courts Office budget is expected to remain the same in 2012, while the Municipal Court Clerk Office budget should decrease in the new year.
â€śWe were definitely hit this year with added expenses with Sue Ellen (Kohler) retiring,â€ť Auglaize County Clerk of Courts Jean Meckstroth said of the former longtime clerk. â€śWe donâ€™t forsee those added expenses next year,â€ť she said.