Archive - 2014
WAYNESFIELD — Hardin Northern and Waynesfield-Goshen are somewhat alike. Both teams have small rosters, are under the direction of first-year head coaches and have underachieved recently after dominating their competitors in the mid-2000s.
The glaring difference is the fact that Waynesfield has fielded a team for 68 consecutive seasons whereas that streak was broken for the Polar Bears last year.
The Shell gas station on Bellefontaine Street is trading in its car wash for a barbecue joint as it undergoes a remodel that is set for completion by the end of October.
Shell owner Bryan Hutchison said the remodel, which will expand the building 25 feet toward the road and eliminate the car wash, will make room for Hickory Pit BBQ, a restaurant and catering service Hutchison first opened at the Marathon gas station in Delphos.
An open storefront located at 28 E. Auglaize St. is in search of its next resident.
The Wapakoneta Community Development Center, or WCDC, is looking to fill its low-cost storefront business incubator again.
Director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, Josh Hines, said the incubator is designed to help a startup company or home-based business when vulnerability is at its highest.
BOTKINS — Archeology may generate ideas of ancient dinosaur bones and giant digs, but Botkins 10-12 grade Archeological History students are discovering that their hometown’s background can be uncovered in a few local artifacts.
History teacher Bryan Trego said the idea for an archeology class came from a desire to offer a unique look at local history, whether that means identifying Native American history or working with the Botkins Historical Society.
VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died
Richard Ricky King, 60, born Jan. 22, 1954, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, Texas.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard King and Rose-Mary Moore King, and a sister, Debra Perkins.
Auglaize County’s Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson addressed two main concerns during the bi-monthly Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, held Wednesday morning at the Auglaize County Council on Aging in St. Marys.
Anderson began by addressing two spills, one of which he responded to Tuesday in Pusheta Creek.
“I just had one yesterday (Tuesday),” Anderson said. “It was a manure spill, a manure release that killed some fish.”
Those who knew Father Lawrence Tebbe should recognize the handiwork which has been photographed and displayed at the Auglaize County Public District Library, and those who never knew him may want to take a closer look into the artist who dedicated his life to preserving St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg.
The Auglaize County Historical Society is hosting the mini-exhibit “A Retrospective on the Life and Work of Father Lawrence Tebbe” at the library in Wapakoneta during September.
September is National Senior Center Month, and the Auglaize County Council on Aging has found a fun, festive way to celebrate. It will host the third annual Auglaize County Harvestfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds east gate entrance. Entry is $1 or a canned good that will be donated to a local food pantry. Kids 10 and under will be admitted free.
New this year will be a car show, which will run all day. Door prizes will be given to the first 30 entrants, and the cost to enter is $5.
To help get the month of September started off with a some excitement, a group of staff members of the Auglaize County Public District Library accepted a challenge from the Stallo Minster Library.
The challenge accepted was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and staff members Ronda Dear, Lori Scheer, Rhonda Toland and Bev Miller participated when seven children dumped cups of ice water on their heads.