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September 2nd, 2014

Fryburg celebrates parish life

September 2, 2014

FRYBURG — Kiddie tractor pulls, corn hole, craft wheels and bingo — to visitors, the Fryburg Homecoming Festival may seem like any fun, small town festival, but those who grew up anticipating ‘mock turtle soup’ once a year understand the sense of community under the St. John Catholic Church steeple. 

What’s in the soup?

September 2, 2014

FRYBURG — Mock turtle soup is a staple of the Fryburg Homecoming Festival, but, when put to the test, can locals identify what ingredients make up for the mock turtle?

Bob Thorpe, of Fryburg, said he imagined the famous mock turtle soup tasted like “some kind of turtle,” however, he has always opted for the chicken noodle soup alternative.

College friends hired together

September 2, 2014

After becoming friends in college, Olivia Richard and Jenalyn Hennon knew they wanted to work together after graduation, but they never thought it would actually happen.

Much to their amazement, the recent college graduates happened to be hired at the same time, in the same building and even in the same grade level when they were offered jobs teaching first grade at Wapakoneta Elementary School. 

August 29th

Marching band keeps the beat

August 29, 2014

As the clock winds down during the first half of a Wapakoneta High School football game a group of over 100 students is preparing to take the field for a performance of their own.
That’s right, the WHS band performs at every home and away football game and helps to keep the party going through halftime.
What does it take for these young musicians to step out on the field every week and perform for such large crowds?
Well, it takes a lot of work, dedication, practice and do-overs to get the shows to the best standard they can be.

Concerns over gas cloud reported

August 29, 2014

The Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency is continuing its investigation after reported sightings of a white cloud of gas originating from a plant in the industrial park on Willipie St., Wapakoneta, on Tuesday.
Residents in the surrounding area of South Pine St., west of Veteran's Park, contacted officials after a fast-moving gas cloud encompassed several house trailers, originating from the plant of manufacturer and transportation provider AIP Logistics in the industrial park.

Stuck truck raises project concerns

August 29, 2014

When the residents of the 800 block of West Auglaize Street look out into their backyards they’re privy to a large eyesore —  that is seemingly hidden to the public — due to the work being done with the city’s south interceptor sewer project.

For West Auglaize Street residents John and Doris Sheipline, the sight they saw Thursday morning left them with an uneasy feeling in their stomachs.

Common Core under fire at board meeting

August 29, 2014

As a bill to repeal Common Core in Ohio continues to hear testimony from supporters and opponents, several local residents took to the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday to express their opposition of Common Core and their desire to repeal it.

“I’m here today because my concerns regarding Common Core have not subsided, but actually have grown,” New Knoxville resident Darla Lee said.

Jauert retiring after 42 years

August 29, 2014

After a 42-year career as an attorney at law, Doug Jauert is retiring.

Botkins native returns to school district

August 29, 2014

BOTKINS — The new Botkins Local School 7-12th grade principal says he is happy to be returning to his hometown after working in Wapakoneta School District for eight years, and is anticipating what he expects to be an exciting school year.

August 28th

Optimists give park to city

August 28, 2014

It took the Breakfast Optimist Club over two years, 1,500 hours of work, thousands of dollars for materials, equipment and land, not to mention all of the sweat, manpower and effort put forth, to complete its portion of Breakfast Optimist Park.

Located on South Water Street, members from the club met on Wednesday afternoon to officially hand over the park to the City of Wapakoneta, Mayor Rodney Metz and Parks and Recreation Supervisor Jack Hayzlett.

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