April 18th, 2014
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
We’ve all heard these words throughout our lives, especially in the classroom. This theme is still being used today to teach children the importance of protecting our natural resources, as evidenced at Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday.
Bonnie Wurst, Educational Consultant for the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District, has spent the past seven years going to all six school districts in Auglaize County, talking to children about the importance of recycling.
A special adult event is being held Tuesday, April 22 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Auglaize County Public District Library.
Andrea Burton, adult services coordinator at the ACPDL has prepared a program called Green Cleaning Workshop & Idea Swap, in which she will present information on how to get started with green cleaning supplies, and participants will have the opportunity to share some of their own tips, ideas and techniques.
Burton explained she came up with the idea for this program through things she has seen online about going green and green cleaning.
The City of Wapakoneta was recognized April 9 as a Tree City USA in the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony co-hosted by the City of Kenton, the Village of Mt. Victory, and their Tree Commissions. This is the 27th time our community has been honored with this nationally recognized award.
NEW BREMEN — Wapakoneta’s junior Adam Henderson ran in from the field between innings with a hamburger on a paper plate he’d just been handed by a group of New Bremen students grilling along the left field line.
“I can’t eat this,” Henderson said, laughing, as he returned to the dugout. Not only was it the last Friday of Lent, Wapakoneta varsity baseball coach Jason Brandt doesn’t allow food in the dugout.
The Wapakoneta Redskins sent all nine batters in their lineup to the plate in the first inning and started with a 3-0 lead. They slowly but surely built on that strong start, while starting pitcher Chace Culver threw a very strong game against the Elida Bulldogs, as the Redskins recorded a 7-0 win Thursday in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
The win was Wapakoneta’s fourth in a row and kept the team one loss behind league leaders Ottawa-Glandorf and Defiance.
Described as being a loving, fun, caring little boy, 5-year-old Isacc Hayes is facing an enormous challenge.
As a preschooler at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, located at 302 E. Pearl St., Isacc is learning and working toward preparing for kindergarden next school year.
In February Isacc had been sick with a terrible cough. His parents believed it to be something like bronchitis, but after taken him to urgent care they found something much worse.
One year ago Tuesday, Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner was going about a normal day at work when she heard the news.
At 2:49 p.m., two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others.
Kentner, who has been an accomplished marathon runner for decades, wasn’t there that day. But 25 of her friends were.
She wondered, were they OK? How could this have happened? Who had done this? When will I hear from my friends?
A folk art painting with German inscription may hold a secret to a time in Auglaize County history that has faded. With no one around to tell the story of how the county historical society obtained the piece of art, the artist and his message has been, at least for now, lost in time.
Auglaize County Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber said the painting is known to be native to St. Marys due to a recognizable, well-known hotel included in the painting that dates back to the 1840s.
Tom Christian Schnell, of Fort Worth, Texas, much loved husband, father and grandfather (Opa), took Jesus' hand April 2, 2014. He was 79 years old.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Lighthouse Fellowship. Visitation was Sunday, April 6 from 4-6 p.m. at Lighthouse Fellowship. Inurnment took place at 3:15 p.m at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane B.
Lovina A. Madigan, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Hardin County, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Cook) Rostorfer, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Raymond A. Madigan, and he survives.