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October 27th, 2014

Group holds first youth pheasant hunt

October 27, 2014

Auglaize County Pheasants Forever held its first youth pheasant hunt Saturday at a hunting preserve on Fryburg Drive at Hardin Pike, just south of Wapakoneta.

The morning began with a safety lesson and practice at Moulton Gun Club, before moving to Shoot-em Game Birds. Two birds were taken during the first part of the morning; by Justin Kennedy of Lima and Cory Stauffer of Wapakoneta.

Spooktacular at Museum

October 27, 2014

It was pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins Saturday at the Spooktacular hosted by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.

With pumpkin and face painting sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club and pumpkin carving sponsored by Walmart, museum director Chris Burton kept busy cutting tops and cleaning out pumpkins for customers to work on.

October 25th

Redskins need 1 more win to clinch league outright

October 25, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins clinched a share of the Western Buckeye League title after they posted 42 points in just under 17 minutes Friday in a 42-0 shutout win against the Van Wert Cougars in a WBL varsity football game at Harmon Field.

Wapakoneta (9-0, 8-0 WBL) will look to clinch the league title outright next Friday in the final week of the regular season, needing a win in its league contest against the Shawnee Indians (2-7, 2-6), as the Redskins lead Kenton by one game in the league standings.

Cavaliers overwhelm Waynesfield-Goshen

October 25, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity football team celebrated “Cheer for a Cure” during its Friday night Northwest Central Conference matchup against the NWCC’s defending champion, the Lehman Catholic Cavaliers.

The Tigers, however, did not have much to cheer about on the field, as the Cavaliers rolled to a 56-10  blowout win to clinch a share of the NWCC title for this season.

October 24th

Cheering on the Redskins at 91

October 24, 2014

 Sixth row up, starring right at the 50-yard line every Friday night to watch his Wapakoneta Redskins with a little company, his wife one on side, from time to time, and Auglaize County Judge Frederick Pepple and his wife on the other.
This happens to be a weekly routine, but only when the Redskins play at home, and a routine that has continued for over 52 years.
You might have seen him with his World War II hat on cheering for the red and white and you might have even heard of him before because he happens to play a part in American history.

Boeke to spend near year in jail, repay $290K

October 24, 2014

Twenty-five people watched as Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced Jane M. Boeke to 360 days at the Auglaize County jail with one day suspended and ordered Boeke to repay $209,556 in restitution and court fees to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
“There is no sentence I feel good about,” Pepple said to a sobbing Boeke. “On either side.”
According to Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce, Boeke embezzled $194,004 from St. Augustine in Minster and St. Joseph in Egypt between Dec. 26, 2001, and May 28, 2013.

Fun and prizes at Halloween Parade

October 24, 2014

Thursday night’s Halloween Parade in Wapakoneta brought out many gules and goblins on what turned out to be a beautiful evening. Many children dressed up for the costume contest hosted by the Chamber of Commerce but the various floats that participated in the parade are also just as impressive. The Auglaize County District Public Library’s float won the Grand Marshall’s Award for best slot in the parade, and DARE won the Mayor’s Award for best float. 

No fix yet for One Call glitch

October 24, 2014

The cause of a malfunction in the One Call Now and text alert systems that left many parents in the Wapakoneta City School District wondering if school was canceled Thursday has not yet been identified, WCS Superintendent Keith Horner said. 

“We do not yet know what happened,” Horner said. “We’re looking into it, but we don’t have any guesses at this time.”

Zip Stop plans to open soon

October 24, 2014

Good service, good products and good prices.

That’s what Speedy Mart convenience store owner Ricky Patel hopes to bring to Wapakoneta when he opens up shop on Nov. 1. 

“I make sure the customer is happy — that’s my philosophy,” Patel said. “If you’re happy and you leave with a smile, you’re gonna come back.”

Carolyn Lawson, 57

October 24, 2014

Carolyn Lawson, 57, of 1033 Hendricks Avenue, St. Marys, died suddenly at 11:59 A.M. Saturday, October 18, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

She was born January 7, 1957, in Jelico, Tennessee, the daughter of Hewil and Evelyn (Orick) Teague.

She married Stephen Lawson and he died October 20, 2014.

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