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April 4th, 2014

Gettin’ ready!

April 4, 2014

For the next two weeks, the Wapakoneta Parks Department will be working hard to get the town’s  parks ready for the various activities that will be taking place during the spring and summer months.

The department will be responsible for cleaning the parks, making sure all the playground equipment is working correctly, lining nine soccer fields and getting all the baseball fields ready for play.

Naturalist brings life to schools

April 4, 2014

As part of their lesson on living and non-living things, kindergarten students at Wapakoneta Elementary School were given a hands-on presentation by Beth Theisen, a naturalist who works at the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District in Lima.

Theisen travels around the area giving presentations to classes and various other groups, educating them about animals, conservation and respecting nature.

On Thursday, she stopped by WES, bringing several different types of caged animals for the children to observe.

Music Man debuts April 11

April 4, 2014

Next Friday Wapakoneta High School’s performing arts center will be buzzing while the cast and crew of the Music Man host their debut performance at 7:30 p.m.

For junior Sara Foor this is her first leading role in all three years she has been doing musicals. Foor will be playing Marian opposite her senior boyfriend, Austin Drake, who is no stranger to being the lead in the high school musical.

Foor said taking on the leading role has been a difficult process with memorizing her lines, but a good experience.

Wapak F.D. assists at fire in St. Marys

April 4, 2014

ST. MARYS — Thick, black smoke filled downtown St. Marys are firefighters from several local departments battled a fire at a residence along East Spring Street Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 12:42 p.m., calls poured into the St. Marys Fire Department reporting a structure fire at 311 E. Spring St.  As crews made entry, black smoke poured out of the windows and vents of the home. Smoke filled downtown and wind gusts caused visibility to drop as the smoke was carried throughout the area.

April 3rd

Skate shop a labor of love

April 3, 2014

Named for his son, Jarett Jones opened up his shop on Nov. 1, 2008.

Jones is the owner of AMJ Skateshop, located at 34 E. Auglaize, a store that focuses on selling skateboards, parts, apparel and occasionally a BMX bike or two.

AMJ stands for Anthony Michael Jones, Jones’ 11-year-old son; the name also represents Anthony’s paternal and maternal sides of his family.

ESC picks Wapak senior to represent county

April 3, 2014

A Wapakoneta High School senior who attained a perfect score on his ACT and is involved in numerous extra-curricular activities was named the Auglaize County Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Achievement Award winner at its annual banquet at WHS on Wednesday.

George Jose was chosen out of six area school districts to represent the county at a student recognition luncheon in Columbus on April 9. One student from all 88 counties in Ohio will be represented.

April 2nd

Armstrong plates may be sole survivors

April 2, 2014

The note from the publisher mentioned a man in Atlanta, Ga., who claimed to have historic printing plates about the moon landing, along with a request to check into it.

Dutifully, the editor made the call.

On the other end was Paul Harris, who said he may have front-page plates from the presses at the Wapakoneta Daily News from the dates that Apollo 11 took off, the Eagle landed on the moon and the crew returned to earth.

Comedy featured in dinner and show

April 2, 2014

The Wapakoneta Theatre Guild, Inc. will be performing their spring dinner theatre April 4, 5 and 6 and 11, 12 and 13.

Living her dream

April 2, 2014

For 15 years, Dawn Johns had the dream of opening up her own herb shop in her hometown of Wapakoneta.

Today if you walk by 105 E. Auglaize St., you will see that Johns is making her dream a reality.

Adrienne’s Herb Shoppe opened on February 28, specializing in organic vitamins, foods and supplements.

Organic means that the plants used to make the herbs and food she sells have not been sprayed with any chemicals, therefore, using the product may reduce your risk of getting cancer, Johns said.

April 1st

4-H honors leaders at annual banquet

April 1, 2014

The Auglaize County 4-H Club recognized several members for their contributions to the organization throughout the years at the 52nd Annual 4-H Adviser and Junior Leadership Recognition Banquet Monday night at the Junior Fair Building.

The club awarded plaques to three outstanding 4-H youth, one friend of 4-H and one outstanding adviser at the banquet.

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