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It’s back to school day

August 20, 2014

With children of all ages, parents and faculty members in attendance at Wapakoneta City Schools back to school celebration Tuesday night it certainly didn’t seem like summer any longer.

As a matter of fact, as of this morning school is officially back in session.

The schools and parking lots were packed last night to offer an introduction to the buildings, teachers and new surroundings for students entering into the 2014-15 school year.

District elects two to board

August 20, 2014

Two local farmers were elected to the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors Tuesday during the organization’s 68th annual meeting at the V.F.W. Hall in Wapakoneta.

Brett Fledderjohann and Ron Wilker were elected to three-year terms, and will join Jeff Zwiebel, Lou Brown and Rick Place on the five-member board.

WaterPark season ends

August 20, 2014

The Wapakoneta WaterPark saw its final day for the season Tuesday, and while many swimmers visited for a fun afternoon, the park is closing the season without making much of a splash.

“We’ve had discussions about why we’re down,” WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett, also Wapakoneta recreation director, said, “because we’re down in attendance from two years ago, but two years ago there were 44 days above 90 degrees. Last year I think there were 13, this year, none.”

Two hotels face possible demolition

August 19, 2014

City Councilors were told Monday evening that two hotel properties near the junction of Interstate 75 and Bellefontaine Street have been put on notice and face possible demolition.

“The clock is ticking,” Mayor Rodney Metz said.

Buses get ready to roll

August 19, 2014

As students prepare to get back on the bus for the first time this school year, Wapakoneta City School District mechanics are continuing to prepare the fleet of vehicles up until the first day of school on Wednesday.

“At this point we’re just checking for small, minor stuff,” WCS mechanic Ron Lenhart said. “We’ll be working on them all the way up until the last minute.”

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