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March 21st

Stone and concrete prices stay stable

March 21, 2013

Concrete and aggregate prices for 2013 remain relatively the same as last year, while the income paying for them continues to drop.

Bids for concrete came in at $85, the same as last year, from low bidder Spring Creek Concrete, of Minster.

Other bids were $87.45 from Quality Ready Mix, of St. Marys; $98.25 from Ernst Concrete, of Lima; and $101.50 from Ohio Ready Mix, of Huntsville.

“Concrete came in at basically the same price as last year,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Kuck said.

W’field reviews natural gas plan

March 21, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — A total of 35 people showed up at a public meeting at Waynesfield-Goshen High School Wednesday to discuss bringing natural gas to the village of Waynesfield and the possible neighborhood revitalizations throughout the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Craig Mescher, a representative from Fanning-Howey & Associates, facilitated the meeting, which elicited far fewer questions than a similar meeting held Feb. 20.

March 20th

Betty Winegardner, 84

March 20, 2013

Betty E. Winegardner, 84, of Waynesfield, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Gardens at Wapakoneta.
She was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Lima, to Rowena (Barnes) and Robert Wolfe. On May 29, 1948, she married Russell Winegardner, and he preceded her in death Oct. 30, 2007.

Howard Wheeler, 90

March 20, 2013

Howard C. Wheeler, 90, of Norwalk, died Friday, March 15, 2013, in the Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Auglaize County, to the late Hazel Mae (Reed) and Raymond Franklin Wheeler and came to this area in 1950.

Redskin softball prepares for Florida

March 20, 2013

 

The Spring Sports season for the girls softball team begins a little sooner than normal this year.

The girls open against Sidney on April 2 as their first game in the area, but this team will be traveling to Florida for some practice and some games against some of the nation’s best teams.

The girls are headed to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where they will play school from Pennsylvania, Florida and Kentucky.

Variety of programs offered by extension

March 20, 2013

Programs presented by Auglaize County Ohio State University Extension Office impact youth, families and the community, local office educators say.

Extension Office educators were able to reach more than 2,200 youth with the 4-H program through community clubs, school enrichment, and special events. Approximately 275 adult volunteers assisted with the programming, according to 2012 highlights.

Family donates, hopes to find cure

March 20, 2013

A family’s dedication to find a cure for cancer has lead to a generous donation.

The Knoch-Spinnati family started participating in the Auglaize County Relay for Life eight years ago, and now they host their own fundraiser to raise money for the organization.

Wapakoneta resident Vicki Spinnati and her family recently raised $4,000 from a basket bingo fundraiser, a homemade scarves sale and local donations.

Friends band together for library

March 20, 2013

With the Wapakoneta Public District Library, one of the few libraries in the region, without a support group, a group of local residents decided to come together and join efforts to support the local library as “Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library.”

They recently started their first membership drive campaign.

“All of the other local libraries had one,” Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library President Barb Harrod.

“We knew it was late but we are very proud to get it off the ground.”

Betty Winegardner, 84

March 20, 2013

Betty E. Winegardner, 84, of Waynesfield, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Gardens of Wapakoneta.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waynesfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial is to follow at Willowbranch Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield or from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be expressed at armentroutfuneralhome.com.

March 19th

Safe Routes to Schools grant program sparks old debate

March 19, 2013

One Wapakoneta City Council member is urging his fellow councilors to consider residents’ objections to the installation of sidewalks along five streets in Grandview Estates.

Another councilor points out the work is a city improvement, in the city right-of-way and is paid completely with state and federal funds with no assessments on the property owner.

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