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May 18th, 2012
Professional bowlers will be returning to Wapakoneta this summer, and the local bowling proprietor says he could not be happier for the community.
Astro Lanes bowling alley owner Denny Borgert received word this week from officials with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) that Wapakoneta has been chosen for the second consecutive year to host a regional event. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen High School senior Weston Hinds has had some limited experience in the field of general contracting. Now, he says he hopes to use his experience as a gateway to owning his own business.
Hinds was awarded the top prize for his business plan to open a seamless gutter installation and cleaning business Thursday in Lori Dyer’s Leadership II class, which has the aim to help students get real work experience.
Growing up in Wapakoneta at the time Neil Armstrong walked on the moon inspired a Minnesota man to use the celestial body as the theme for a literary magazine he edits.
William Waltz started “Conduit” in 1993 after finishing graduate school at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree.
In an effort to find a more efficient and effective means for notifying fairgoers of an imminent weather emergency, city and county leaders decided to move forward with placing a tornado warning siren closer to the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“The last couple years, there have been weather emergencies during the fair and there was no quick way to get the information out,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said.
Wapakoneta City School District officials have plenty of shoes to fill at the end of the year.
Wapakoneta Middle School (WMS) staff hosted the annual Teacher’s Retirement Tea Wednesday at the Wapakoneta High School cafeteria. In all, 11 teachers, who totaled 341 years service to the district, retired from the district this school year.
“I don’t know when was the last time, if ever, we had this many in one year,” WMS teacher Michelle Roediger, who helped organize the event, said.
A new type of mapping by county officials adds another layer of preparation in case of a spill.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson pinpointed specific dots as they connect to county waterways, which should help relief efforts should there be a chemical, manure or fuel spill.
A local student received a prestigious scholarship from a nationwide organization, which recognized his efforts of helping out with his family’s business.
Wapakoneta High School senior Jeff Poeppelman recently learned that he has received a Coca Cola Scholarship for $3,000. This scholarship was given through the National Independent Concessioners Association (NICA).
Along with the $3,000 scholarship, four more $1,000 scholarships were given away, and Poeppelman says he was in awe of his achievement of receiving the top prize.
The McDonald's Restaurant on Bellefontaine Street had to be evacuated briefly over the lunch hour due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment.
The Wapakoneta Fire Department responded to the scene after light smoke filled the restaurant at 11:15 a.m. today. As a precautionary measure, city firefighters evacuated the restaurant until the cause of the smoke could be found.
Bids for bituminous materials used for the county’s sealing program came in approximately 20 percent higher than last year.
Bids for RS2P, a polymer modified liquid asphalt and stone used for full and strip sealing, came in at $1.96 per gallon from low bidder Asphalt Technologies, of Edison, and ranged up to $2.27 for the high bid from Terry Asphalt Materials, of Hamilton. Other bidders included Asphalt Materials, of Oregon, and K-Tech Speciality Coatings, of Ashley, Ind.
Those prices ranged from a low bid of $1.79 and a high bid of $2.11 in 2011.
Wapakoneta City School fourth-graders will showcase their scientific talents Thursday with a science fair from 6 to 7 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria.
The students got a chance Tuesday to warm-up for their moment in the spotlight by presenting their projects to fellow classmates during school.
“It’s to help them learn the scientific method and be in the shoes of an actual scientist,” Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Tim Duncan said.