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April 23rd, 2014
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored 11 students for their hard work this school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night in the Wapakoneta Middle School Library in front of a crowd of parents, teachers and school administrators.
Each of the 11 recognized students are currently attending WMS and were nominated by several of their teachers ranging from grades five through seven.
This Saturday the Wapakoneta Family YMCA is participating in the Y’s national movement of encouraging kids to keep their minds and bodies healthy by holding the free event, Healthy Kids Day.
According to a news release from the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is celebrated at nearly 1,600 Y’s across the country. It is an fun, educational event to help get kids learning and moving aimed at maintaining those characteristics throughout the summer months.
A dog bite was reported on Wapakoneta Middle School grounds at 9:43 a.m. on Friday, April 18.
Principal Wes Newland called the Wapakoneta Police Department advising he was bit in the ankle by a dog while he was riding his bicycle to school.
According to the report, Newland advised that he did not wish to file charges, only to find the dog’s owner.
In a news story published in our Saturday, April 19 edition of the Daily News we reported that an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will be held today at Auglaize Acres. It has been brought to our attention this event is actually on May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Auglaize Acres.
Wapakoneta’s Safety-Service Director Bill Rains blazing defense of Mayor Rodney Metz overshadowed Monday’s council meeting.
Take a look into your garbage or recycle bins — to most, empty glass bottles or an overused box-spring mattress might seem like junk, but one shop owner has made a living out of repurposing what others might throw away.
Michele Shicora, owner of Relics in downtown Wapakoneta, described repurposing as turning “trash to treasure.”
“Something that someone would think was junk and turning it into something funky and cool,” Shicora said.
For Wapakoneta residents looking to participate in the city’s curbside recycling program, there are a few rules that need to be followed to insure that recyclable materials can be processed properly.
The first thing to remember is what can be placed in the red recycling bin and what cannot.
Green, brown and clear glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, steel or tin cans, No. 1 plastic containers and No. 2 plastic containers are all acceptable items that can be recycled.
Tim Hurley and Archie Stafford are both employees of the United States Navy, stationed at the Patuxent River, Maryland Naval Air Station and they are considered unmanned aerial system (UAS) subject matter experts working for the Academy of Model Aeronautics as part of their small UAS outreach program.
The duo was in Wapakoneta on Friday showing friends and family members their UAS by taking it for a test flight around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.
Five thousand Easter eggs were distributed around the Wapakoneta First United Methodist grounds by church members early Saturday morning in preparation for the community-wide Easter egg hunt.
Egg hunt committee chair Nan Stiger estimated 400-500 people, including, children, parents and grandparents, attended the hunt.
“It’s family. People just love to get together,” Stiger said. “It’s a tradition that you just don’t forget — egg hunting with your family.”
Motivational speaker Bruce Boguski will provide a free seminar Tuesday to discuss his new book, “The Testing Zone,” which provides techniques to allow students to raise their test scores by improving memory and retention, increasing creativity and learning how to relax in pressure situations.
The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center and is open to the public.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner encourages students, parents and teachers to attend.