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April 10th, 2012
It’s for those who are serving. It’s for those who served and came home. It’s for those who have the scars of war. It’s for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Wapakoneta resident and Vietnam War veteran Ralph Reynolds is raising funds to erect an 8-foot tall, 3-foot wide, 12-inch thick marble monument for the entrance at Veterans Memorial Park. The memorial would honor the soldiers who fought during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed making a radical change to its schedule during Monday’s meeting.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area councilor gave insight on an idea that went over well with the rest of his colleagues.
Cridersville Village Council members recently discussed an idea that should allow them to keep a closer tab on expenditures in the village.
Councilor Tony Zuppardo recommended department directors for the village, including those overseeing the fire, police and water departments, should give a monthly report on what kind of call load there was for that month, how many hours of overtime were worked and why it was needed.
CELINA — Members of a local lake group received an update on a new campaign aimed at tackling external loading issues at Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed Alliance Coordinator Laura Walker unveiled the Grand Again campaign that is being kicked off in the region during Saturday’s monthly Lake Improvement Association meeting. The campaign, which features a handful of topics, is directed at reducing the external loading — or non-point source pollution — that reaches Grand Lake St. Marys.
A local high school student has a passion for playing football.
And one day he wants to take his passion to a whole new level and coach his favorite sport.
“Football is what I’m really passionate about,” Wapakoneta High School junior Nathaniel Bracy said. “Even when I’m done playing, I still want to be involved with it.”
Bracy hopes to play football in college, while working toward a degree in education.
“I would like to become a football coach,” Bracy said of future plans.
“Truly this man was God’s son.”
These words were spoken to Jesus right after he took his last breath on the cross.
At the last installment of the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Lenten Luncheons, the Rev. Ward Lewis, of the Church of the Nazarene, dug deeper into these words.
“I believe that is why you are all here because you believe he surely was the son of God,” Lewis said at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta on Friday afternoon.
Twelve years ago, a local resident who did not have any symptoms learned she was diagnosed with cancer.
Sixty-nine-year-old Dianna Johnson spent her career working as a nurse, so she often had labor intensive tasks, such as lifting people in and out of their beds.
“I had hurt my back lifting my dad,” the 1960 Wapakoneta High School graduate said. “I’m a nurse, so I have lifted patients for close to 50 years.”
With a rail line in place for the industrial park, Wapakoneta city leaders have been spurred to develop a local rail authority.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz and Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council Executive Director Greg Myers say they believe the establishment of a rail authority for Wapakoneta’s newest industrial park is inevitable and its existence should prove to be advantageous for the city.
A number of minor changes have added up to some big savings for Wapakoneta City Schools, the district’s superintendent says.
Through the first eight months of the school’s fiscal year, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators have managed to save a million dollars from what the district spent a year ago this time, Superintendent Keith Horner said.
The information was made public during a recent school Finance Committee meeting.
“It’s due to multiple things we’ve done,” Horner said of the savings.
A Wapakoneta resident recently earned an African-American in History Award at the ninth annual Power of Unity Luncheon held at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima late February.
The man says the award is more for his hometown than for his work.
The award is given annually to a black achiever. Jim Bowsher is white, although the influence of Native American ancestry is also noticeable in his appearance. While Bowsher is not particularly impressed with awards or notoriety, this time around he felt the recognition was quite significant.