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Archive - Nov 25, 2013

We've got (holiday) spirit

November 25, 2013

A white tree decorated with Wapakoneta Redskin logos attracts a large bid right from the beginning and the members of Girl Scout Troop 20721 could not be more excited.
The bids does not excite them, it is the fact their tree entitled — “We’ve Got Spirit” — will help people.
“We decorated it with hair bows, necklaces and bobby pins all in Redskin colors,” Elizabeth Sidener said. “We did it to support the Wapakoneta Redskins and to help raise money for the Tri-County Visiting Nurses program.”

United Way nears mark

November 25, 2013

With a little more than a month left in the United Way of Auglaize County’s 2014 campaign, pledges received total approximately 75 percent of the $325,000 goal.
That goal is in reach, United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director Randy Fisher said, if anticipated pledges are received and if members of the local community also consider making a donation.

Local KOA wins top honor

November 25, 2013

The Wapakoneta-Lima South KOA Campgrounds has been awarded a top honor from the company.
The local KOA campground was awarded the 2014 KOA President’s and Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds, on Thursday during KOA’s Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas.
The KOA President’s and Founder’s Award is presented annually to campgrounds receiving the highest scores in customer service from their campers and top scores in KOA’s annual quality review, said Mike Gast, vice president of communications for KOA.

Harmon Field set to host 2 state semifinals

November 25, 2013

From staff reports

Harmon Field in Wapakoneta will host two more playoff games this weekend, making it six total for the fall of 2013.

The site will feature a Division VI state semifinal between Mechanicsburg (11-2) and Haviland Wayne Trace (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Friday’s game will be Mechanicsburg second straight playoff game at Harmon Field.

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