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August 22nd, 2011
At times the job of lifeguard can become mundane.
But Wapakonetaâ€™s Kayla Prater finds the job anything but mundane as she has taken the position as a chance to enhance her communications skills since she has chosen that area as her future profession.
Prater, who began working at the park her sophomore year of high school, has now worked at the Wapakoneta WaterPark for four years and has become a familiar, friendly face to its many patrons over the summer months. She is now beginning her second year at Ohio University working on earning a degree in communications studies.
A landmark business along Auglaize Street in downtown Wapakoneta may be in danger of not reopening.
The City Bakery, located at 20 W. Auglaize St., has been closed since July 1, when natural gas to the building was turned off due to an inability to pay bills.
â€śItâ€™s bad,â€ť said owner Rod Sidel, 48, who also lives upstairs of the bake shop.
This week, electricity to the business he took over from his parents approximately seven years ago also was disconnected.
A Wapakoneta girl, born with a heart condition, had one wish â€” meeting Cinderella at her castle.
Four-year-old Nevaeh Walp had her wish granted â€” where dreams do come true.
She, along with her family, traveled to Florida to meet Cinderella and other princesses at Walt Disney World, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The family, which included Nevaehâ€™s parents, Tina and Jon Walp, and her sister, Gabrielle, 7, joined Cinderella for breakfast in her castle.
Auglaize County residents are to be among those in six counties affected by a proposed Auglaize River stream enhancement project being spearheaded by the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Two hearings have been scheduled for landowners on Sept. 13, one at 2 p.m. at the Fort Jennings American Legion, and one at 7 p.m. at the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta.
The two women appointed to interim terms as Auglaize County Clerk of Courts and Auglaize County Recorder were officially selected as appointees to finish remainders of each term Thursday by the Republican Central Committee.
Jean Meckstroh and Chris Lambert were unanimously selected to the positions by the executive committee of the Republican Central Committee after endorsements from both women who formerly held the positions.
Republican Executive Committee Chairman Wayne York said the appointments were relatively easy.
As German exchange students get ready to pack up and head home, many said they plan to take one American recipe back to share with their own families â€” macaroni and cheese.
Eight German exchange students from Lengerich and Lienen have been staying in Wapakoneta with host families as part of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities program.
The Waynesfield Police Department is joining 10,000 other law enforcement agencies from around the nation in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving to begin today.
The enforcement period for the effort â€” â€śDrive Sober or Get Pulled Overâ€ť â€” extends through Labor Day, Sept. 5. As part of the enforcement, police are vowing to arrest everyone found driving over the legal alcohol limit.
Family and friends of a Wapakoneta teenager who died after a seven-year battle with brain cancer have established a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
In their first efforts to raise money for the scholarships, which they plan to present to Jason Strauserâ€™s classmates upon graduation next spring, a golf outing was held last weekend.
The idea for the Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund came from Erin Fisher, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School this year.
Long, luscious locks run in the family of a former Wapakoneta man.
Jim Folk, his wife and two daughters all had several inches of their hair cut, as a family, to donate to a national organization that plans to use it to make wigs for those suffering hair loss from a variety of medical conditions.
At the beginning of August, Folk, a 1996 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, and his family made a trip to Great Clips, near their home in Cincinnati, to get their hair cut. More than just a trim, the entire family got several inches of their hair clipped to donate to Locks of Love.
The Auglaize County Engineerâ€™s Office hosted the Ohio Drainage Conference on Wednesday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event, which formerly used to be for West Central Ohio, has grown and is now a state-wide conference, said Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart. More than 120 people attended the conference this week.
â€śYou find that people deal with drainage across the state,â€ť Reinhart said. â€śThere are representatives here from urban