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August 13th, 2012
After the June windstorm left downed trees, debris and mild devastation across Wapakoneta and the rest of Ohio, one athletic facility will be receiving an upgrade for the upcoming season.
The baseball field at Wapakoneta High School is to receive renovations and repairs after damage from the windstorm left the dugouts unusable.
“The tops of the dugouts were blown over,” said Brad Rex, athletic director of Wapakoneta High School. “The insurance company deemed them totaled.”
Cars and crafts will be the focus of an upcoming event to benefit local children in Wapakoneta.
The KAPOW (Kids, A Priority of Wapakoneta) will be hosting its third annual Car Show, Craft Show and Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 outside of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.
A local student has had a busy summer with a number of activities and volunteering duties, but he also is looking forward to the start of school so he can see his friends more often.
Thirteen-year-old Ryan Schneider, who will be in eighth-grade at Wapakoneta High School this fall, has spent the summer swimming and volunteering at the Auglaize County Public District Library in Wapakoneta.
Life has taken a lot of unexpected twists for the man who was recently named pastor of the Uniopolis and St. Johns United Methodist churches.
Little did the man leading two churches, David Moore, realize early on in his life how the sport he loved would shape the way he loved.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Moore played high school baseball at Lafayette High School, a fairly successful program that has produced 10 minor leaguers, including current Major League Baseball player Austin Kearns.
A petition to surrender corporate power in Uniopolis was certified during a special meeting Friday of the Auglaize County Elections Board, while one to allow Sunday alcohol sales at a Waynesfield establishment was not certified.
The petition for the village of Uniopolis to surrender it’s corporation and dissolve needed 37 valid signatures to be certified by the Elections Board. With 60 valid signatures obtained, the petition is to appear on the November ballot.
While a former Wapakoneta High School student may have transferred to a school in Arkansas, members of a school activity will long remember and appreciate one of the last tasks he did.
Cody Wilges, the son of Gwen and Ed Wilges, recently completed a bridge in the nature center behind the high school for his Eagle Scout project.
“I talked to the cross country kids and asked them if they could use a bridge for their meets and practices,” Wilges said. “They said, ‘Yes.’ ”
A complaint, the nature of which is not being released at this time, has been made against a long-time Wapakoneta physician.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock told the Wapakoneta Daily News this morning that a Wapakoneta woman made a complaint to his office about Dr. Tom Freytag at the end of May or late June.
The community coming together is a neat thing about Servant’s Day — an organizer says.
The third annual Servants Day is set for Sept. 22, and local residents are reminded that Aug. 15 is the deadline to apply for home repair assistance through this program.
Democrats in Auglaize County kicked off their re-election efforts for President Barack Obama against the presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney with the grand opening of their campaign headquarters Thursday in Wapakoneta.
The local staff outlined their goals to capture voters in the predominantly Republican and conservative county in west-central Ohio.
Local farmers have joined together to nominate Wapakoneta City Schools for a rural education grant.
The district was selected as one of 22 finalists from Ohio for as much as $25,000 from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant from the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Co.
Wapakoneta City Schools’ application was strengthened with community support offered by numerous farmer nominations, according to to those who selected grant finalists.