September 12th, 2012
Three local Eagle Scouts and a leader are representing Wapakoneta at a national memorial service for hometown, and American hero, Neil Armstrong.
The Boy Scouts were asked to attend by the Armstrong family. While growing up in Wapakoneta, Neil Armstrong had been an Eagle Scout and member of Troop 14.
All Wapakoneta Eagle Scouts were invited to attend the service in Washington, D.C., as there was interest in representing Armstrong’s hometown and youth at the service.
Christian rock is taking the stage next week at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
The concert, which features three bands, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center. A portion of the proceeds are to go toward Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA).
Opening the show is local band, WiFive, followed by Slawdog, of Lancaster, and then the featured act, Messenger.
“We are excited about this show,” said Pam Egbert, of ProDuctions, of Wapakoneta.
Jack Huebner, 52, of Wapakoneta, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 2, 1960, in Lima, the son of Martha (Moell) and DeWitt Huebner, who preceded him in death.
CRIDERSVILLE — Two Cridersville officials, who have served village residents for decades, announced their plans of retirement.
At Monday Cridersville Village Council meeting, Village Administrator John McDonald and Fire Chief Ron Mertz made public their decisions to retire from their respective positions.
On Monday, Mayor Lorali Myers released McDonald’s letter of intent to retire to the councilors.
Work on one new park should start yet this year, while improvements to a second new park will likely wait until next spring.
Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist members intend to start working this fall with city crews to develop the park at the site of the former Centennial Elementary School, a city administrator said.
A report from an elderly Wapakoneta woman has prompted police to warn other area residents of a possible scam.
Wapakoneta Police Clerk Denise Kohler said a woman living on East Pearl Street reported Sunday morning that a man claiming to have been her paper boy years ago came to her home. After presenting himself as a former paper boy, the man, who was described as being in his 40s, walked inside the house.
Perhaps competitor Thomas Karbowiak said it best.
“Where else can I go and drink some beer, have some fun and smash something, all for a good cause?”
Karbowiak was one of 58 drivers in the 16th annual K & R Lawn Mower Derby that attracted a huge crowd Saturday behind the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wapakoneta.
Approximately 700 people attended the event, which is hosted by Jeremy Resor and Chad Kantner. Proceeds from the event are used to help fund various local charitable needs in the community throughout the year.
Local bowling lanes owner Denny Borgert had always hoped to bring a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event to Wapakoneta. That hope has now officially became a repeat event.
Sixty-four professional bowlers turned out for the event and provided plenty of excitement that included a perfect game, a double playoff for the final spot to advance to the final eight, and threats for 300 again in the final match and the $25,000 challenge at the end of the second consecutive G. A. Wintzer & Son Classic held Friday through Sunday.
CRIDERSVILLE — At the Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm, a child with autism can learn confidence and a woman with multiple sclerosis can regain her ability to walk, and volunteers drive the farm’s ability to serve riders in a more than 10-county radius.
While the two newest members of the Wapakoneta Fire Department have similar personalities, they started their lives in different towns, attended rival high schools and arrived at their decision to be a firefighter in different manners.
But Kevin Bellman and Cody Wycuff also have one other thing in common â€” they just want to help people and make a difference in their community. Their divergent paths crossed this summer when these two men, with similar personalities, were hired by Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites.