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March 28th, 2014

Hot and cool power

March 28, 2014

Your house has probably taken a beating this winter, with all of the wind, snow, ice and cold.

To take care of any dirt build up on the exterior of your house it might be time to consider power or pressure washing to get your house squeaky clean for summer.

Power and pressure washers are virtually the same and achieve the same results when in use. The defining difference between the two is the temperature of water used. Power washers use a stream of hot water, while pressure washers typically use cold or normal temperature water.

Landscaping tips from the pros

March 28, 2014

From mulching to trimming to designing, Village Green in Wapakoneta knows what works — and what doesn’t — in landscaping services.

Co-owners Gretchen Sheely and Blaine Kohler said they frequently dish out advice for homeowners, whether they are seeking do-it-yourself advice or professional services.

Remembering to prepare the landscape is just as important as knowing the right flowers and shrubs to plant, Kohler said.

Tune up & clean up

March 28, 2014

Now that spring is here and the temperatures are warming up (a little bit), you may be thinking you want to start cleaning and organizing all the clutter that may have accumulated in your garage.

If you are unsure of how to get started, two local experts offered some tips on how you can make your garage as clean and decluttered as the day you moved into your home.

Before starting the cleaning process, it’s best to organize all the tools and other items in your garage to clear up space.

Temple of Tolerance

March 28, 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.

5K to aid women at risk

March 28, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

Roxy Vogan, 74, of 1712 Kingsbury Drive, Saint  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.

March 27th

Drumline continues its dream

March 27, 2014

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.”

Seniors take in Singsation

March 27, 2014

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.

Gala spotlights vintage weddings

March 27, 2014

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.”

March 26th

Board honors students

March 26, 2014

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.

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