Wapakoneta students helped the community get into the holiday spirit with their annual holiday choral performance.
“Singing in a Winter Wonderland” was performed by the Wapakoneta Middle School and Wapakoneta High School choirs Tuesday evening.
A Wapakoneta High School student’s project on roadway safety for tractor and farming equipment has caught the attention of Wapakoneta Police Chief Russel Hunlock, who said he wants the public to be aware of this issue.
WHS senior, Michael Spees, chose to do his 12th grade English project on this topic because he said that most people aren’t being careful enough when they encounter tractors and other farming equipment on the road.
BLUFFTON — A banked-in 3-pointer as time expired in the third period Tuesday all but deflated the Wapakoneta Redskins.
The triple put the Bluffton Pirates ahead by seven points, 36-29, entering the fourth period and proved to be enough of a cushion in the low-scoring affair.
Bluffton used the momentum from the buzzer-beater to more than double its margin by game’s end in a 57-41 win Tuesday over Wapakoneta in a non-league varsity boys basketball game in Pirate Gymnasium at Bluffton High School.
James Lewis Schumann, 77, of Wheelock Street, Keene, N.H. died at the Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, after a period of failing health.
Jim was a former resident of Wapakoneta and was a graduate of Blume High School. He was a member at St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church and was married in the church on July 27, 1958 to Wanda Lee Meyers and they have been married for fifty-five years.
A private memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Keene, N.H.
Many local runners faced the snowy weather to participate in the first annual â€śHot Chocolate 5Kâ€ť on Saturday, and they were rewarded after they made it to the finish line.
â€śThe Y has done other versions of 5Ks and runs,â€ť Wapakoneta YMCA Director Josh Little said. â€śItâ€™s a unique event â€” itâ€™s exciting for Sertoma Club to partner with the Y.â€ť
The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club is dedicated to community service for hearing and vision.
Little said the two organizations came
together to think of a fun, unique way for locals to enjoy a run in the winter.
The inability to take action topped the action of Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
Council faced two money ordinances tagged as emergencies â€“ a temporary appropriations ordinance to start fiscal year 2014, totaling more than $10 million through more than three dozen funds; and a supplemental appropriations ordinance totaling $177,000 to adjust seven different funds.
The 18th annual Miracle Meal took place at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds Monday night. Hundreds gathered in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds for a free Christmas dinner complete with gifts for children, music and fellowship.
Miracle Meal Board President Rollie Kent says the event started 18 years ago when a handful of Christians got together to give back to the community.
â€śWe decicded to do this and it started small,â€ť Kent said. â€śThen it grew each year into what it is now.â€ť
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers did what they should have Monday in handling a banged up Botkins Trojans team.
On paper, W-G was the favorite entering Monday’s contest, and the result on the scoreboard matched what showed on paper by the game’s end, as the Tigers managed a 65-37 victory in a non-league varsity girls basketball contest.
The Tigers are now 5-1 overall after Monday’s win.
The Trojans had only eight healthy players in the entire high school entering Monday’s game.
For many families, the holidays are a time for sharing memories and celebrations. One local organization is reaching out to the community to help give this experience to those who may be forgotten this time of year.
Freedomâ€™s Colors will be hosting its 14th annual Christmas dinner and program on Saturday for the veterans who reside in the Alzheimerâ€™s ward at the Dayton Veterans Hospital.
Remembering local veterans, members of the community spent their Saturday laying wreaths on gravesides throughout Auglaize County.
â€śAll the veterans that we laid wreathes on today, they were all killed in the line of duty in a foreign war,â€ť Freedomâ€™s Colors Ralph Reynolds said Saturday.Â
The act of laying a wreath on the veteransâ€™ graves showed their families that they are not forgotten, despite how many died more than 30 years ago, Reynolds said.Â
â€śTheyâ€™re the ones that never made it home,â€ť Reynolds said. â€śThey made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.â€ť