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Fallen arches

August 21, 2014

The Wapakoneta McDonald’s restaurant is closed, but there’s no need to call 911. Too late. Somebody already did.

According to police, a person called 911 earlier in the week regarding the closure, and provided a peak, perhaps, at how important the Golden Arches are to the community.

The restaurant that had stood since 1972 came tumbling down Wednesday as more than 50 onlookers gathered to watch the demolition firsthand. It had been closed since Sunday night.

God’s storehouse reports growing need for help

August 21, 2014

Whether it be donating food items, raising money or volunteering manpower, representatives from God’s Storehouse in Wapakoneta say the need is great, and they need more help.

“We have so many people coming. We’re really just chewing through our resources,” God’s Storehouse Chair Carol Berg said. “We spend well over $1,000 every week on groceries.”

It’s back to school day

August 20, 2014

With children of all ages, parents and faculty members in attendance at Wapakoneta City Schools back to school celebration Tuesday night it certainly didn’t seem like summer any longer.

As a matter of fact, as of this morning school is officially back in session.

The schools and parking lots were packed last night to offer an introduction to the buildings, teachers and new surroundings for students entering into the 2014-15 school year.

District elects two to board

August 20, 2014

Two local farmers were elected to the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors Tuesday during the organization’s 68th annual meeting at the V.F.W. Hall in Wapakoneta.

Brett Fledderjohann and Ron Wilker were elected to three-year terms, and will join Jeff Zwiebel, Lou Brown and Rick Place on the five-member board.

WaterPark season ends

August 20, 2014

The Wapakoneta WaterPark saw its final day for the season Tuesday, and while many swimmers visited for a fun afternoon, the park is closing the season without making much of a splash.

“We’ve had discussions about why we’re down,” WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett, also Wapakoneta recreation director, said, “because we’re down in attendance from two years ago, but two years ago there were 44 days above 90 degrees. Last year I think there were 13, this year, none.”

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