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May 10th, 2013

Ronald’s Walk: Kids helping kids

May 10, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Kids helping kids was what Ronald’s Walk was all about on Friday at Wapakoneta Elementary School.
The walk was the culmination of a year of fundraising by students, staff members, parents and the community for the Ronald McDonald House, in Dayton.
“We are helping kids,” first-grader Caitlyn Rostorfer said.
The 7-year-old said by collecting pull tabs, they are able to help children and their families, who stay at the Ronald McDonald House while the children are sick.

Eva Motter, 89

May 10, 2013

Eva M. Motter, 89, died at 1:28 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Foraker, to Mary Ellen (Giberson) and Harry Robinson. On Feb. 9, 1942, she married Willis Wilbur “Bill” Motter, and he preceded on Aug. 21, 1969.

Kathy Luma, 76

May 10, 2013

Kathy L. Luma 76, of Wapakoneta died at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born June 22, 1936, in Lima, to Edna (Patterson) and William H. Miller who preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1953, she married Cletus M. Luma, and he died April 8, 2007.

Kelly Hennon, 53

May 10, 2013

Kelly B. Hennon, 53, of Botkins, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, following a sudden illness.
He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Lima.
His mother and step-father, Letha and Donald Method, survive in New Knoxville. On March 14, 1981, he married Lorie A. Ott, and she survives.

ONU students show replica of Mars rover

May 10, 2013

As a part of the Engineering Projects and Community Service (EPICS) program, Ohio Northern University students delivered Thursday an interactive, 1/4-scale replica of the Mars rover Curiosity to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

The replica was designed by engineering students at the university and was offered as an actual 1-credit hour class for students.

Armstrong Air and Space Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said the display will be a valuable educational tool that should draw a lot of interest at the museum.

Students watch cannon firing demo

May 10, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Several Waynesfield-Goshen Schools students got a big “bang” out of their education during class on Thursday.

Members of the school’s Civil War Brigade, as well as several other classes of students, were able to  watch a cannon firing demonstration. Members of each class participated as team members that fired the 12-pound, mountain Howitzer, the most common gun of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

The demonstration was presented by Taylor Batteries from Woodville, a Civil War historical preservation group.

Horner reflects on success, prepares for change

May 10, 2013

Wapakoneta City Schools is celebrating its past successes, while preparing for future changes in how students and teachers are to be measured.

Superintendent Keith Horner highlighted Wapakoneta City Schools first excellent rating based on 2012 state report cards during his annual State of the Schools address Thursday before the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s a reflection of all the hard work the teachers are doing in the classroom every day,” Horner said.

May 9th

Mother inspires daughter

May 9, 2013

A Wapakoneta High School senior had a hard time narrowing down an essay nominating her mother for “Mother of the Year” — as she has done so much for her throughout her 18 years.

When Jocelyn Campbell nominated her mother, Tami Campbell, for “Mother of the Year,” a contest sponsored by the Wapakoneta Daily News, she never expected her essay to be chosen as the winner.

“I was really shocked,” Jocelyn said. “I just started thinking about things, and I had a hard time narrowing it down to the limit.”

Kathy Luma, 76

May 9, 2013

Kathy L. Luma 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta, where arrangements are incomplete.

Record first step

May 9, 2013

In an attempt to improve local government transparency, an effort is underway to investigate the feasibility to record Wapakoneta City Council meetings and to air them on local television outlets and computer websites.

Council’s Communications and Rules Committee members agreed improving transparency of government actions and decisions prompted the hour-long meeting to investigate possible options to video record meetings.

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