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February 13th, 2015

Farmer’s win helps firefighters

February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Monsanto Fund made a $2,500 donation to the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday.

Local producer Tony Lochard was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Lochard Farms selected Buckland Volunteer Fire Department to receive the donation.

Buckland strives to soldier on

February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — Presiding over her first regular meeting of the Village Council, Acting Mayor Janet Bible reached out to the community to thank them for their support as she fills out the term of Dan Lambert, who resigned Monday.

First on council’s plate is the need for two council members to replace Bible and Lonnie John, who also resigned Monday.

Candidates must be voting residents of Buckland and must have resided in the village for at least a year.

Schoenlein to Findlay; Pfenning to Ohio St.

February 13, 2015

Two Wapakoneta High School seniors announced Friday morning their intentions to continue their education and play football in college.

Defensive end Thomas Schoenlein will attend the University of Findlay.

Offensive lineman Blake Pfenning will be a preferred walk-on at The Ohio State University.

For a story of each of these two student-athletes, see the Saturday, Feb. 14 edition of The Wapakoneta Daily News.


February 12th

Thursday, Feb. 12 basketball roundup

February 12, 2015



Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 35, final

ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta shot 22 of 42 from the field, while St. Marys was just 10 of 56 (18 percent) from the field in a Western Buckeye League matchup.

Carly Buzzard had 12 points to lead Wapakoneta (15-5, 6-2 WBL). Maddi Stiles added 11 points in her first game back after sitting out Tuesday in a loss to Coldwater.

Legacy Park project moves forward

February 12, 2015

During Monday's Village Council meeting, council took the necessary steps forward to get the Legacy Park project off the ground and running. Funds were the main talk regarding the project Monday. To see more on the story on Legacy Park, be sure to grab your Friday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News. 

February 11th

Botkins village council update

February 11, 2015

The Botkins village administrator spoke of plans to make the town more aesthetically pleasing during Tuesday night's village council meeting. For more details about the meeting, see the Wednesday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

February 10th

DWP hands out awards at annual meeting

February 10, 2015

The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) presented six awards to local businesses and a city department Tuesday night during its Annual Meeting and Dinner held at the the Eagles. 

Merit Award winners included The Concrete Protector, James F. Hearn Law Office and Interior Motifs.

Gift to the Community Award winners were the Auglaize Roots and Shoots Garden Club, Village Green and the Wapakoneta Electric Department. 

For more on the DWP meeting, see tomorrow's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News. 

Tuesday, Feb. 10 local roundup

February 10, 2015



Coldwater 49, Wapakoneta 42, final

WAPAKONETA — Trailing by six, 25-19, at halftime, the Redskins managed to tie the game at 32-32 entering the fourth quarter, but Coldwater scored 17 in the fourth quarter to land the seven-point win.

Sarah Kanney had 14 points to lead Coldwater (11-8). Riley Culver scored 11 to pace Wapakoneta (14-5).



Waynesfield-Goshen 61, Cory-Rawson 54, final

Shakeup in Buckland

February 10, 2015

Monday's special meeting of Buckland Village Council saw the mayor, the village clerk, a councilman and the street commissioner resigning.

February 9th

Cridersville Village Council Update

February 10, 2015

Cridersville Village Council meeting was held tonight. During the meeting, council approved several EMS contracts with an area village and township.

Council is also moving forward with the implemention of having a One Call system in place to notify residents of various emergencies.

For more on Monday night's meeting, see the Tuesday, Feb. 10 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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