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September 30th, 2014
A Russian Bible lies on the desk of Wapakoneta High School teacher Bill Sammons, serving as a constant reminder of a mission trip he took to the country more than one year ago, and bringing to mind the fact that its people still need help.
In the summer of 2013, Sammons and three pastors took a 16-day expedition to several cities in Russia. The group traveled to Moscow and Yekaterinburg — two of the country's largest cities — as well as remote villages with little to no contact with the outside world.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Police Department investigated a report of two dogs entering a neighbor's yard and killing a dog at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at a Cridersville residence.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake said the owner of the deceased dog had the Chihuahua mix tied out in the yard at the 300 Block of West Sugar St., Cridersville, when two dogs, a husky and a part wolf breed, entered the yard and attacked the Chihuahua.
The Wapakoneta community came together Saturday afternoon and into the evening to celebrate with wings, football and favorite beverages at the 13th Annual Wapak Wing Fest to support the Lima VA clinic.
SIDNEY — The sounds of raw brass, delicate woodwinds and percussive instruments could be heard resonating together off of Sidney Memorial Stadium Walls on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the 28th annual Sensational Sounds Marching Band Festival.
Wapakoneta High School Marching Band performed along with high schools from Covington, Miami East and Sidney in an event fully dedicated to showcasing young musicians’ talents.
A former receptionist has been indicted by the Darke County grand jury for allegedly stealing or attempting to steal more than $360,000 from the estates of a Wapakoneta couple.
Wapakoneta City School students banded together to provide for needy in the community, but also to honor a woman who is remembered as a “faithful volunteer” at God’s Storehouse in Wapakoneta.
The students who participated in the Barb Norton district-wide canned food drive were awarded with a casual dress day on Friday, Sept. 26. God’s Storehouse Chair Carol Berg said the efforts of the students and teachers were much appreciated, along with the canned foods provided to stock the food bank’s inventory.
For the first time ever, the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, in collaboration with the Ohio Alliance of YMCAs, will offer a program that will allow students to participate in a simulation of the democratic process.
The program is called Ohio YMCA Youth in Government, which began in 1952, and is offered in several states across the country. The YIG movement as a whole, however, began in 1936 in New York. Although it has existed in Ohio for more than 60 years, this is the first time students living in Wapakoneta will be able to participate.
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The sun shined brightly Thursday morning as a large crowd gathered to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the new Wapakoneta McDonald’s restaurant.
“It’s hard to believe we started this on June 2 and here we are today,” co-owner Jeff Monfort said as he spoke about the construction process. “It’s been a team effort to put this thing together and I hope you can be proud of your local McDonald’s that you see here.”
A Wapakoneta native’s clothing line has received national attention, and the fashion designer is requesting her hometown’s support by casting votes her way.
Sara Oakley, 29, of Columbus, said she is a finalist in the Martha Stewart “American Made” competition.
Out of the 3,000 nominees, Oakley’s clothing line “Sweet Cottontail” is among the 1,000 chosen to move forward. Only 10 awards will be given out, Oakley said.