March 27th, 2014
The Wapakoneta High School Impulse Indoor Drumline will be competing in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA) state championship competition this Saturday — a performance the group has been working toward since November.
“It’s a progression,” Impulse Indoor Drumline Director Steve Wimmers said. “We add more to our show as we do other competitions throughout the year to make it better. It gets better and longer as we add different things to improve on it.
“It’s a growing process from November until now.”
As a way of helping keep seniors involved in the community, the Auglaize County Council on Aging provides a senior center where the focus is socialization.
Through events like bingo, guest speakers and other forms of entertainment, seniors are able to get out of the house and enjoy some of the things the community has to offer.
A Vintage Wedding Gala hosted by Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Village Green in Wapakoneta.
WASS President Landa Tomlinson said spring is the best season to host wedding-related retail events.
“Right now is just in time for the summer weddings that are going on,” Tomlinson said. “We’ve had girls coming in the shop with weddings starting in May through August and into the fall.”
School administrators, teachers and families gathered to recognize six students for their achievements in the classroom during a Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting in the cafeteria of Wapakoneta Elementary School on Tuesday night.
“I really enjoy doing this because our students can get some recognition so that they can shine,” WES Principal Mark Selvaggio said. “They also have their parents and grandparents here, and you can tell by their faces how proud they are of their children.
BOTKINS — Zoning issues regarding the proposed front entrance sign at the new school building came up at a regular Botkins Village Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Village Administrator Jesse Kent said the sign is to exceed the limits of 32 square feet in size and 6 feet in height.
Mayor Steve Woodruff advised council of a similar situation when a sign exceeded allowed proportions. In that case, council did not make any exceptions.
A handful of people, ranging in age, gathered at the back of the performing arts center at Wapakoneta High School on Tuesday evening.
In a rush the current cast and crew of the 2014 WHS musical, the Music Man, came to greet their visitors and find out what they all have in common.
An emotional, educational and exciting alumni reunion followed as the visitors happened to be former cast and crew members of past productions of the Music Man.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved ticket prices for athletic events in the 2014-15 school year during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The prices for three different types of tickets will change for the 2014-15 school year compared to what they are for the current 2013-14 school year.
Prices for adult tickets at volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and wrestling events will have increased by one dollar from $5 to $6. Prices for student tickets for those events will have decreased by one dollar from $4 to $3.
ELIDA — One task which had always come relatively easy to Sara Warner that she found to be challenging Monday was scoring points.
The Wapakoneta High School senior was a dependable points scorer on a team full of many of them.
Warner averaged 15 points per game during her senior season for the Redskins but went scoreless Monday.
Although she wanted to score at least once in Monday’s game, she realized why it was tough to do so.
The district advisory council met at the Auglaize County Health Department Monday morning for the annual meeting to discuss the progress, statistics and changes the health department encountered in 2013.
Auglaize County health commissioner Charlotte Parsons explained that most of the annual report for 2013 discusses change. Parsons said she has been in public health in Ohio for 24 years, and she has seen a lot of changes.
WAYNESFIELD — In front of a standing-room-only crowd, several Waynesfield residents spoke to the village council about their desire to keep Fred Rowe as village administrator during a meeting Monday night.
The duties of the current village administrator had previously been handled by a board of public affairs, which was abolished in 2007. The board was made up of three Waynesfield residents who were voted into their positions.