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May 1st, 2013

Cultural lessons: Flat Stanleys’ adventures teach students

May 1, 2013

Gummy bears and Euro coins came back with one Flat Stanley after a trip to Germany.

Instead of returning with tourist photos, this Flat Stanley brought a PowerPoint of all the places he visited to share with the class. He also was dressed in a handmade traditional German outfit.

Other Flat Stanleys sent out by second-graders in Diane Sammons’ class at Wapakoneta Elementary School visited California, Florida, and other states, as well as cities throughout Ohio.

Time to talk: Arming school personnel should be discussed now

May 1, 2013

An Ohio school plan risk manager says now is the time for everyone involved to start a serious discussion on the topic of authorizing school employees to possess weapons on school property.

“Research shows that people that take a proactive approach survive more often,” Travis Thompson told approximately 30 people who attended a forum at Wapakoneta High School. “Nothing will get done if we have our head in the sand.”

Outfielders all hit home runs in win over Ottawa-Glandorf

May 1, 2013

 

All three outfielders for the Wapakoneta Redskinsvarsity baseball team hit home runs in Tuesday’s victory against the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans.

Johnny Crawford in center field, Andrew Hines in right field and Dylan Knoch in left field combined for four RBIs on their three home runs to give the Redskins a 6-4 victory.

Twice the heart: Girl surviving after heart transplants

May 1, 2013

CELINA — Students are raising money to help pay for a classmate’s heart transplant with a 5K called “Find the Beat Again” at Wright State University (WSU) Lake Campus at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Friends of WSU student Rachel Doseck planned the event to help her in some way after an extended illness caused her body to reject her initial heart transplant.

Doseck, who had a heart transplant 11 years ago, received a second heart on Jan.10.

Darvin Luginbuhl, 91

May 1, 2013

Darvin R. Luginbuhl, 91, of Bluffton, died Friday morning, April 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Bluffton, to Fannie (Steiner) and William Luginbuhl. On May 26, 1946, he married Evelyn Johnson, and she survives.

April 30th

Culver goes the distance as Wapak edges Bath

April 30, 2013

 

The Wapakoneta varsity baseball team edged out Bath in a Western Buckeye League match up, thanks in part to solid pitching from a junior that went the distance Monday.

Chace Culver pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 runs, 5 hits and 3 walks, and picking up the victory over the Bath Wildcats, 3-2.

Seeking levy passage

April 30, 2013

For $2.56 per month per household, an Apollo Career Center administrator says the staff can better be able to fulfill the school’s mission of teaching students, young and adult, the skills they will need for the rest of their lives.

Day of Prayer goal to gather locals

April 30, 2013

The community will be gathering together this week to celebrate a national event locally.

The National Day of Prayer is set to start at noon Thursday at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta.

The Rev. Mark Bauer, of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, said the national event is celebrated annual in Wapakoneta and the goal is to bring the community together in prayer.

Students to present Bully Busters program

April 30, 2013

BOTKINS — Three Botkins Elementary School students have decided to tackle the problem of bullying through a statewide program.

Sixth-graders Grace McCafferty, Nicholas Fischio, and Sarah Klaus have formed the Bully Busters as part of Ohio’s Youth For Justice, a program of the Ohio Center of Law-Related Education. The team was responsible to identify a problem in their community, investigate the problem and find possible solutions. They also had to develop a plan of action.

April 29th

Students ask dates in creative ways

April 29, 2013

Local high school students put their creativity to the test this year, as many dates were asked in a special fashion for prom.

Wapakoneta High School senior Josh Windle wanted to ask his date to prom in a unique way because she has never been to prom before — as her country does not practice the tradition.

Windle asked German exchange student Cathrine Thams during a class they have together at the school.

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