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February 7th, 2014
On Friday night, Wapakoneta Elementary School hosted its first annual Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, as part of a year-long service learning project.
However, this was not your typical Dance-A-Thon. Instead of dancing continuously for hours, the students were able to engage in different activities that were set up in three separate locations throughout the school.
Valentine's Day is approaching quickly, and local florists have started preparing for the rush this coming Friday will bring.
Whether customers call ahead of time to place their order or walk in on Feb. 14, many things need to be done to sell arrangements, bouquets or glassware that people are interested in purchasing.
According to a couple of shop owners, the day of the week Valentine's Day falls on is one of the biggest factors to consider when prepping for the holiday.
A pink painted house with a pink gate and a yard adorned with roses, hearts and cupids stands among the bustling businesses and sidewalks in downtown Wapakoneta.
Those who know the couple that lives there understand the care put into the home, and they have likely stopped to ask exactly what makes the house a "Painted Lady."
Doris (Orphal) and Kenny Weber have lived in this house for 19 years, and it has been in the Orphal family for 69 years.
The United Way of Auglaize County exceeded its 2013 monetary goal and looks to continue the success in 2014.
Executive Director of the United Way of Auglaize County, Randy Fisher said they raised $330,000 for 2013, and their goal was set at $325,000.
Fisher said that in the past, making goals has been a real problem for this county.
The 2014 Winter Olympics begins today in Sochi, Russia, but for some local children, the celebration began yesterday evening at the Auglaize County Public Library.
The library held its first ever “Kids Olympics Party” to get children interested and excited for the Olympic Games.
It’s a situation not many people wish to think about — an armed person entering a school or workplace — but, for law enforcement and school officials, it’s a reality that calls for community preparedness.
The Wapakoneta and Cridersville Police Departments organized an active shooter training school for officers and officials throughout Auglaize and surrounding counties last week at the previous St. Joseph Elementary School.
Created as a movement-wide effort to raise awareness of the skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, National Girl Scout Cookie Day will be celebrated this Friday and Saturday.
Communications Manager of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Shonna King said this will be the second year the event is taking place and will hopefully boost sales nationwide.
“The event was such a success that it was decided to extend the celebration, which is why we have National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend,” King said.
On Feb. 2, Wapakoneta High School sophomore Travis Fisher received an award that will stay with him for the rest of his life — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable for members of the Boy Scouts of America, and only 2 percent of scouts achieve this distinction.
ST. MARYS — Voters in several school districts will see levies on the May primary ballot.
In St. Marys, voters within the school district are slated to vote on five-year, 6.8 mill renewal levy. Voters in New Bremen will vote on a renewal of a 1 percent income tax for operating expenses. County residents who live in the Botkins School District will vote on a renewal of a five-year, 2 mill permanent improvement levy, and those who live within the Indian Lake School District will vote on a five-year, 7.2 mill renewal and increase levy.
A local art center will be accepting photography work from the community for its annual photography contest and exhibit to open Feb. 28.
Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta is welcoming the public to submit photographs to be judged for the “2014 Juried Photography Exhibit Prospectus.” Work will be accepted from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.