Archive - Apr 2, 2012
After two decades, an Auglaize County organization eclipsed the $500,000 mark for their cause — funds used to protect and develop land for pheasants and other wildlife.
The Auglaize County Pheasants Forever organization celebrated reaching the milestone Saturday during their 21st annual banquet and fundraiser in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Like area homeowners, city crews have taken advantage of the warm weather, but one city administrator does not want to predict they can do any additional projects this summer until the later this spring.
“It has been a extremely busy this spring and we have even been busy this entire winter since it has been extremely light weather,” Mayor Rodney Metz said. “The Electric Department has been able to be out all winter changing transformers to keep up with that project. In the past, we haven’t been able to do that.
With $55,000 in scholarships available to Wapakoneta students, the director of an area community foundation wants to make sure everyone who can take advantage of the opportunity to apply for aid.
Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WCAF) Executive Director Larry Tester has been working closely with school administrators to get the message out about how much is available in a variety of scholarships for local students seeking college degrees.
“We are offering 40 scholarships this year,” Tester said.