Wapakoneta Daily News

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SEPTEMBER 19, 1923

∎ MANY FRESHMEN SWELL ATTENDANCE-ENROLLMENT at Blume High School this year exceeds any previous year in school history. Vocational branches prove to be popular-many take domestic science, commercial, ag, and manual training courses-latin classes are also popular this year.

∎ Nine pupils have added their names to the enrollment list at Blume high school, bringing the total number of boys and girls duly enrolled in the school at the present time to 430, This exceeds all former enrollment by 19. ∎ Freshmen-146

∎ Sophomores-102

∎ Juniors-94

∎ Seniors-88

∎ All department­s in the school are crowded.

∎ Half the cattle shown at the Shelby County fair this week are from Auglaize county, according to Oscar Raberding, who is showing a string of fancy poultry at that fair. George Fisher is showing Shorthorns. Ira Price has a herd of Herefords, and the Shappells are showing Guernseys.

∎ Much interest was manifested by the athletic loving portion of this community Saturday morning when a party of Bellefonta­ine cyclists arrived in town and stopped at the Dixie Restaurant for a meal. They were all attired in their athletic suits and were ready for a race at a moment’s notice. Sam Dowell recently won the national championsh­ip at Chicago and was on his way with the others of the crowd to compete in a bicycle tournament at Piqua. On their return tip Sunday it was learned that Mr. Dowell had captured the race at Piqua.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1948

∎ Supports of the Blume High School band declared there is urgent need for 60 uniforms, which will cost a minimum of $3000. To start the ball rolling, supporters are planning a Tag Day for this coming Saturday. Homes are to be solicited Saturday morning and evening. The uniforms which the band members currently are using are now 12 years old. Band officials state that the life expectancy of a uniform is seven to eight years. School officials claim that several uniforms are broken through and some are beyond repair. The present-day uniforms were originally donated by the late Grace Shawber. When the new uniforms are purchased, the old ones will be used by Junior High Band members. School and band officials announced that plans are being made for a civic band in the near future.


∎ Former residents of Iowa, this family has resided in Wapakoneta since 1940. Mr. Hartman is night attendant at the Wapakoneta Auto Supply Co. They reside at 606 East Auglaize Street. They attend the Church of Christ, although Mrs. Hartman is the only member. MM Hartman are the parents of four children: Teddy Wayne, 19, now in Japan with the US Army; Peggy Joyce, 15; Catherine, 13; and Harold, Jr., 6. They claim no hobbies.

∎ A daughter was born September 16 in St. Rita’s Hospital to MM Mark Bowsher, 408 East Auglaize street.

∎ MM Carl Metzger, Wapakoneta Route 6, are the parents of a son born in Lima Memorial Hospital September 15.

∎ Announceme­nt-we are now in a position to give the people of Wapakoneta and vicinity the best in infants’ and children’s wear plus a fine line of gifts, toys and novelties for YOUNG FOLKS. Come in and see…stuckey’s Children’s Shop, 108 E. Auglaize St., V.B. Stuckey, prop.

∎ ANNOUNCING the Opening of the New Wapakoneta Stockyards. Farmers, feeders, livestock producersm merchants, businessme­n. We invite you to visit our new stockyard located between Wapak Street and Ashland Avenue, just east of Blackhoof street. Flowers for the ladies. Cigars for the men. We will be open for business September 20, at 9 am. Carl Moell, mgr. C.K. Elliott Co., operators.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1973

∎ WAPAK COFFEE SHOP, the new concept in coffee shop dining, featuring moderate prices, complete dinners, daily lunch specials. Coffee still 10 cents. Refills free. Open Fridays to 12:30 am. Open Sundays 11 am to 7 pm. 8 E. Auglaize Street in downtown Wapakoneta

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