June 5th, 2014
While getting more females into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers as a national initiative may not sound like fun and games, it may be as easy as visiting the local space museum.
Girl Scouts from various troops in the local area participated in a program hosted by the Armstrong Air and Space Museum and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in order to earn their product designer merit badge this week.
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The Wapakoneta Dog Park is getting closer to completion.
Travis Rohrbach’s Eagle Scout project received a major donation Tuesday that will go a long way to build the fencing Rohrbach needs to all but complete the project.
The donation of $500 from Glenna McCormick of Guild the Lily in Wapakoneta was given in memory of Glenna’s late husband, Bill.
Bill McCormick, who died in 2010, was a volunteer and founding member of the Auglaize County Humane Society.
Many Botkins locals will be reminiscing days gone by at the 50th anniversary of the Botkins Carousel, which will include an open house of the current school building to begin demolition in late March, 2015.
“We felt this was a great opportunity with it being the 50th anniversary for past students and residents to make a homecoming and be able to see the school,” Botkins Area Community Club President Audrey Gutman, said, “Especially since at this time next year the main part of the building will be in the process of coming down.”
To kick off the St. Joseph Festival on July 4, the Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library and the festival committee will host the fourth annual Firecracker 5k Run/Walk at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The race is the festival’s first event of the day, and will begin at 9 a.m. at the front gate of the fairgrounds.
The route is the same as last year, beginning at the fairgrounds and going down Auglaize Street, through Hamilton Road and Harrison Street, and will finish where it started.
Patsy L. Metzger, 82, of Lima, died at 10:54 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. She was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Jackson Center, the daughter of the late Arley and Helen Zwiebel Gross. On July 2, 1950, she married Luther E. Metzger, Sr. who died April 4, 2011.
Mrs. Metzger was a super sales representative with Avon for about 40 years, which she loved. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Lafayette and a former member of the Farm Bureau.
With a short agenda, Wapakoneta City Council’s regular meeting focused on energy and updates on the West Auglaize Street project.
The energy discussion was sparked by the report on council’s utility committee meeting May 28.
The committee’s chair, At-Large Councilman Randy Fisher, reported that the committee continued its discussion on the AMP Sustainable Energy and Efficiency Programs. Fisher noted in the minutes of the meeting that the committee has concerns about the cost of the program to the city’s large power users.
As the school year came to an end yesterday students were filled with joy, excitement and anticipation of what the summer will bring.
A handful of students were also met with the challenge of saying goodbye to the school they have grown up in throughout the past five years.
Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth graders were celebrated at the end of the school day Monday as they officially make their way onto fifth grade, and middle school.
After seven weeks of training, 23 Wapakoneta women whose age ranged from 11 to 78 years old accomplished the goal they set for themselves back in April: to complete a 5k race.
The Neon Rush 5k, which took place Monday night in Wapakoneta, was the final run for the group who called themselves the “Asphalt Angels.”
The group began the race in the parking lot of the Wapakoneta City Schools Administration Building and ran 3.1 miles through the streets of a surrounding neighborhood.
As 13 years of schooling came to a close Saturday, 193 graduates of Wapakoneta High School reflected on memories past and looked toward the future.
“This is a time to celebrate and enjoy the moment, but I also hope you start to anticipate and prepare for the next adventure,” WHS Principal Scott Minnig said.
For the class of 2014, the next adventure will include continuing their education in college, entering into full-time employment or joining the military. Regardless of the path they choose, Minnig urged students to continue to work hard.