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Duo touts unmanned aircraft at museum

April 21, 2014

Tim Hurley and Archie Stafford are both employees of the United States Navy, stationed at the Patuxent River, Maryland Naval Air Station and they are considered unmanned aerial system (UAS) subject matter experts working for the Academy of Model Aeronautics as part of their small UAS outreach program.

The duo was in Wapakoneta on Friday showing friends and family members their UAS by taking it for a test flight around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

Church holds Easter egg hunt

April 21, 2014

Five thousand Easter eggs were distributed around the Wapakoneta First United Methodist grounds by church members early Saturday morning in preparation for the community-wide Easter egg hunt.

Egg hunt committee chair Nan Stiger estimated 400-500 people, including, children, parents and grandparents, attended the hunt.

“It’s family. People just love to get together,” Stiger said. “It’s a tradition that you just don’t forget — egg hunting with your family.”

Test workshop set at school

April 21, 2014

Motivational speaker Bruce Boguski will provide a free seminar Tuesday to discuss his new book, “The Testing Zone,” which provides techniques to allow students to raise their test scores by improving memory and retention, increasing creativity and learning how to relax in pressure situations.

The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center and is open to the public.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner encourages students, parents and teachers to attend.

Age-old lessons still true today

April 18, 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.

Green cleaning workshop at library

April 18, 2014

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.

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