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New Ebay store in Wapak helps people get extra cash

August 3, 2012

A new store recently opened on Willipie Street is helping customers get top dollar out of items they decided to part with to make extra cash.
Melinda and Ritchie recently opened Just Stuff, which specializes in helping people get the maximum amount out of items they have chosen to sell on Ebay.
“I think a lot of it haas to do with the economy,” Rodney Ritchie said. “People are looking for a little extra money. They are taking their collectables off of the shelf or out of the closet.”

Record sale

August 3, 2012

One new record was set with the sale of the champion market barrow and 30 buyers came together to donate thousands toward a scholarship during Friday’s market lamb and hog shows.
Slade Oen’s grand champion market barrow sold for $13,000 during Friday’s Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale, besting the previous record set in 2011 by $2,500. RaNae Bornhorst sold the grand champion barrow last year.
A list of 30 buyers came together to purchase Oen’s hog.
Meanwhile, Diana Heitkamp brought in $4,000 for her reserve champion market barrow.

Dig teaches basics of Christian faith

August 3, 2012

Local interdenominational Christian organization Children Choosing Christ came up with a novel way to teach children the basics of the Christian faith with “Dinosaur Dig: Phenomenal Find” this week at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The interdenominational campaign, which is supported by several area churches, has been at scheduled to be at 10 county fairs across the state, with the Auglaize Fair being the fourth.

Best of the best

August 3, 2012

Between sketching out diagrams of a chicken in their notebook to taking notes from a friend on a dairy cow, the top showmen at the Auglaize County Fair tried to learn how to show other animals in less than a week.

The Showman of Showmen Sweepstakes yielded its typical eight contestants competing for the title of top showman at the fair.

Harness racing is a family tradition

August 3, 2012

For some, family night at the Auglaize County Fair is an annual tradition. People come out to enjoy truck driving, livestock shows, amusement rides or to eat that deep-fried funnel cake they allow themselves to have once a year.

But for one family the Auglaize County Fair is more than a festival, it is a tribute to their father, a tribute that is now a nine-year family tradition. Every summer the Chiles family makes their way back to Wapakoneta from across the country for the fair.

Local students travel to Germany

August 3, 2012

Six local students recently made a trip to Germany as part of an exchange program with Wapakoneta’s sister city, Lengerich, Germany.

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