March 28th, 2014
Although a tourist attraction with travel reviews from all over the world, the Temple of Tolerance may be as much a mystery to the people in its hometown as it is to those who come visit.
Women at Risk, International, or WAR, is a nonprofit, Christian mission organization with the goal of rescuing, teaching and providing empowerment to women and children around the world who are victims of illegal trafficking and slavery.
In order to raise awareness and funds for WAR, in coordination with Harvest Baptist Church, Laura Schwartz has organized a 5K walk/run that will take place in Wapakoneta on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. The race will begin and end at Harvest Baptist Church, located at 1301 Navajo Trail.
Roxy Vogan, 74, of 1712 Kingsbury Drive, Saint Â Marys, died at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 20, 1939, in Saint Marys, the daughter of Paul and Violet (Williams) Rieger.
She is survived by her two children, Jim (Freda) Vogan, of Lexington, Tenn., and Lani (Steve) Byrley, of Celina; four granddaughters, Carrie Vogan, Lisa Vogan, Amy (Samuel) Bell and Traci Byrley; and a great-granddaughter, Braylee Bell.
She is also survived by her siblings, Paul Rieger, of Saint Marys, and Denise Kohler, of Wapakoneta.
The Wapakoneta High School Impulse Indoor Drumline will be competing in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA) state championship competition this Saturday — a performance the group has been working toward since November.
“It’s a progression,” Impulse Indoor Drumline Director Steve Wimmers said. “We add more to our show as we do other competitions throughout the year to make it better. It gets better and longer as we add different things to improve on it.
“It’s a growing process from November until now.”
As a way of helping keep seniors involved in the community, the Auglaize County Council on Aging provides a senior center where the focus is socialization.
Through events like bingo, guest speakers and other forms of entertainment, seniors are able to get out of the house and enjoy some of the things the community has to offer.
A Vintage Wedding Gala hosted by Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Village Green in Wapakoneta.
WASS President Landa Tomlinson said spring is the best season to host wedding-related retail events.
“Right now is just in time for the summer weddings that are going on,” Tomlinson said. “We’ve had girls coming in the shop with weddings starting in May through August and into the fall.”
School administrators, teachers and families gathered to recognize six students for their achievements in the classroom during a Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting in the cafeteria of Wapakoneta Elementary School on Tuesday night.
“I really enjoy doing this because our students can get some recognition so that they can shine,” WES Principal Mark Selvaggio said. “They also have their parents and grandparents here, and you can tell by their faces how proud they are of their children.
BOTKINS — Zoning issues regarding the proposed front entrance sign at the new school building came up at a regular Botkins Village Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Village Administrator Jesse Kent said the sign is to exceed the limits of 32 square feet in size and 6 feet in height.
Mayor Steve Woodruff advised council of a similar situation when a sign exceeded allowed proportions. In that case, council did not make any exceptions.
A handful of people, ranging in age, gathered at the back of the performing arts center at Wapakoneta High School on Tuesday evening.
In a rush the current cast and crew of the 2014 WHS musical, the Music Man, came to greet their visitors and find out what they all have in common.
An emotional, educational and exciting alumni reunion followed as the visitors happened to be former cast and crew members of past productions of the Music Man.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved ticket prices for athletic events in the 2014-15 school year during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The prices for three different types of tickets will change for the 2014-15 school year compared to what they are for the current 2013-14 school year.
Prices for adult tickets at volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and wrestling events will have increased by one dollar from $5 to $6. Prices for student tickets for those events will have decreased by one dollar from $4 to $3.