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March 6th, 2012

Talk hits gutters: Wapak councilor wants project savings to help assessed residents

March 6, 2012

Estimated cost savings on a city road project prompted one Wapakoneta City Council member to request the money be set aside to help defray some costs  to be paid by residents along the project’s route.

1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier inquired if the estimated savings from a bid under the engineer’s estimate for the East Benton Street reconstruction project could be used to help pay for the curbs and gutters, a cost assessed to affected property owners.

Gallery to host first photography exhibit

March 6, 2012

A local gallery is incorporating a new exhibit — one of which has sparked many local artists to display their talent.

The Wapakoneta Riverside Art Center is currently setting up their first-ever photography exhibit, which starts with an opening reception to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and the awards ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“In September, we had our annual juried art show,” Riverside Art Center Gallery Director Anna Fisher said.

This show includes all mediums of art, from painting to sculpture to photography.

YMCA introduces TRX

March 6, 2012

A personal trainer’s interest in a new exercise system has sparked the attention of fellow employees and area residents — and is now offered at a local fitness facility.

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA is now offering TRX Suspension Training and have on-staff personal trainers, including Lisa Barrett, working with clients. Barrett brought the idea to the facility last year.

March 5th

Cuts affect programs: FSA program sign-ups change with cuts

March 5, 2012

With cuts in the federal budget affecting administration of the U.S. Farm Service Agency, the cuts have also delayed several federal programs for farmers and producers.

The delay in programming makes it imperative for farmers to meet with local FSA personnel as soon as possible, the local FSA executive director says.

Wind energy education: Organization shows wind farm movie in Wapak

March 5, 2012

Area residents filled the Wapa Theatre this weekend to watch an informative documentary on wind farms.

“Windfall” documented the lives of residents of Meredith, N.Y., a rural farming community, and the impact the installation of 40 400-foot tall wind turbines had on their community.

Senior to become teacher or study journalism

March 5, 2012

A local high school senior is currently undecided what to study in college, but he knows his passion for basketball may help guide him along the way.

Wapakoneta High School student Kaleb Page plans to attend Bowling Green State University this fall and is contemplating positions in education or journalism.

“I have a few ideas,” Page said of a career choice. “I’m thinking about possibly becoming an elementary or high school teacher or get into sports journalism or broadcasting.”

March 2nd

BASKETBALL: Dogs down 'Skins

March 3, 2012

 

LIMA — The waters could only be held back for so long.

Then the dam finally gave way and the wave came crashing down.

Underdogs all season long, the Wapakoneta Redskins made a run at an upset Friday night only to watch the Elida Bulldogs make their own run to pull out a 51-39 win in a Division II sectional final at Lima Senior High School.

BOWLING: Wapak 7th at state

March 3, 2012

 

COLUMBUS — A pin here, a pin there.

Eventually they piled up.

After a strong start, the Wapakoneta Redskins faltered and finished seventh at the state boys bowling tournament Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

The Coldwater Cavaliers, who Wapak edged in last week’s district tournament and in the regular season standings, knocked off Springfield Kenton Ridge for the state title.

WRESTLING: Martin bumped from state tourney

March 3, 2012

 

COLUMBUS — Wapakoneta Redskins junior J.T. Martin’s dream of a state championship vanished on Day One.

Goal No. 2, to place, disappeared on Day Two.

Martin came up short in his bid to become the third state wrestling champion and was bumped out of the top eight on Friday.

The 106-pounder opened on Thursday with a loss to Eaton freshman Michael May, the No. 2 seed out of the Goshen district, on a pin at the 5:40 mark.

Combatting bullies: High school holds Anti-bullying Day

March 2, 2012

Verbal threats, name calling, rumors and tags on Facebook are all forms of bullying Wapakoneta High School students say they have experienced from other classmates.

“It’s a pretty big problem,” junior Kiesha Simpson said.

Megan Steinke, also a junior, said the biggest way students are bullied at the school is online, typically on Facebook.

“The same people do it, they just change who they do it to,” Megan said.

While the girls said for the most part they try to ignore it, name calling and gossip still hurts.

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