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October 8th, 2014

Sister City guests have full itinerary

October 8, 2014

The Sister City delegation from Lengerich, Germany, arrives Sunday with a full itinerary of local sights to visit.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sister City relationship.

First up will be a dedication of the Lengerich Garden at Heritage Parkway in downtown Wapakoneta. The dedication will include the installation of two plaques: one representing Wapakoneta, one representing Lengerich.

Evelyn F. Barlow, 89

October 8, 2014

Evelyn F. Barlow, 89, of New Knoxville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1925, in Macon, Mo., to George and Fern (Lee) Cox, who preceded her in death. On July 22, 1950, she married Lowell J. Barlow, and he passed away on Aug. 25, 1978.

October 7th

Wapakoneta ranked 4th in state media poll

October 7, 2014

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins are beginning to receive some legitimate recognition among the state’s media members.

The Redskins (6-0) were listed fourth within Division III in the latest weekly release of the Associated Press rankings for Ohio high school football, unveiled Monday.

In addition to the lofty ranking in its division, Wapakoneta also received two first-place votes Monday — which implies two members of the media believe the Redskins are the best Division III football team in Ohio right now.

Couple wills $3.2M toward scholarships

October 7, 2014

At its annual meeting Monday night, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation announced the organization’s total funds rose from $2.2 million to $5.4 million within the last year thanks to a generous donation from a local couple.

Bonfire tradition continues

October 7, 2014

In celebration of Wapakoneta’s upcoming homecoming game and ceremony, the Wapakoneta Redskins plan to hold their annual bonfire and rally beginning at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Field. 

The festivities will begin with a pep rally where the school cheerleaders and band will inspire the crowd with school spirit.

Council OKs wage hikes

October 7, 2014

Following a brief executive session for final negotiations, city councilors Monday evening accepted a contract with the Utility Workers Union of America.

The contract, which covers employees in the public works, electric, water and waste water departments, agrees to the following wage increases: 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2014; 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2015; and 2 percent effective Aug. 1, 2016

October 6th

Sister Cities welcomes early visitors

October 6, 2014

It was reunion time Saturday morning for several members of the Wapakoneta Sister Cities organization.

Ahead of the larger sister cities delegation from Lengerich, Germany, who are touring New England and New York City this week, two couples have their own itinerary, beginning with a stop in Wapakoneta.

Drive-A-Car helps Boosters

October 6, 2014

It may not have been perfect weather for test driving a new vehicle, but that didn’t stop several people for coming out on a chilly Saturday morning in support of the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters.

Each year the Boosters host a “Drive-A- Car” event, at which a car dealership — Wapak Ford, this year — offers to make a donation for each person that test drives a new car.

Breakfast Optimists to serve pulled pork

October 6, 2014

Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Club members will be serving their famous pulled pork dinners to the community in an effort to raise money for their service projects benefiting local youth. 

The club’s 6th Annual Pulled Pork Dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, available only through the drive-thru set up in the St. Paul United Church of Christ parking lot off Mechanic Street.

Ray L. Hower, 60

October 6, 2014

Ray L. Hower, 60, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 5:17 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at his residence, with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Lima, the son of Arthur Oliver and Wahoneta Irene (Hardford) Hower, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 29, 1991, he married Deborah K. Wilder, and she survives.

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