September 22nd, 2014
For many veterans, getting acclimated back into society after serving overseas can be a long and often extremely difficult process, especially for those returning with mental and physical disabilities.
A local organization called Hunting with Heroes, founded by Wapakoneta resident Joe Sawmiller, is dedicated to helping those veterans.
Founded in 2009, the organization brings disabled veterans together to engage in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
Alma Lee Rhodes, 78, of 14047 Glynwood–New Knoxville Road in rural St. Marys, died at 10:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her residence. She was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Little Clear Creek, near Pineville, Ky., to Robert Eual and Verda (Partin) Webb.
On Dec. 18, 1954, in Jellico, Tenn., she married Matt S. Rhodes, who survives.
The weather was just about right Saturday for outdoor chores such as painting and roof repairs.
About 40 sites in Wapakoneta saw more than 100 volunteers step up to help spruce up properties for residents in need Saturday during the annual Servants Day.
The event, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association, provides an opportunity to help members of the community who are otherwise unable to do the work.
According to event officials, applications were up this year.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were sound in all phases of Friday’s game, as they rolled to a 38-6 win over the Bath Wildcats in their home opener, a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
The Redskins’ starting defense held Bath’s starters scoreless, the offense had zero turnovers and finished scoring drives, and a couple special teams plays stood out, as state-ranked Wapakoneta cruised to its fourth straight win to begin the season.
McGUFFEY — Friday’s game against Upper Scioto Valley was not the way the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team wanted to open play in the Northwest Central Conference.
Not only were the Tigers (1-3, 0-1 NWCC) beat handedly by the Rams (2-2, 1-0) 28-0 in McGuffey, but they were outgained 358 yards to 152 in total offense, 273 to 85 through the air, racked up a season-high 11 penalties for 110 yards and converted just 2 of 17 on third down.
After 30 years with the Auglaize County OSU Extension Office, Agricultural Agent and Educator John Smith is retiring.
His last day will be Sept. 30.
Smith, 85, said his age was a factor when deciding whether or not to retire. He also pointed to the fact that he doesn’t understand the “electronic garbage” that has become prevalent in most jobs, including his.
Apparently part of the Village of Waynesfield’s plan to entice new residents may be a claim to be the ‘Best Prepared” community in the county.
A report provided to the Wapakoneta Daily News listing the surplus military supplies distributed throughout the county has Waynesfield rivaling the Sheriff’s office in the number of items received.
Wapakoneta Manor was the place to be during the lunch hour yesterday.
Filled with classic cars of all kinds, residents and visitors enjoying the nice weather and a neatly packed lunch, the parking lot and front lawn of the Manor was packed for Pink Cadillac Day.
Activity Director at Wapakoneta Manor Peggy Hower said Pink Cadillac Day has been happening for about 13 years and it is a fun day for residents and community members to come together with all proceeds from lunch sales benefiting an organization or cause.
Patricia L. Libbee, 83, of 20340 Middle Pike, Wapakoneta, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 8:45 p.m., at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Sidney, the daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Sherman) Romaker and they are deceased. She was married on May 17, 1952, to Gordon S. Libbee, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — With the gubernatorial election less than two months away, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor made a stop in Auglaize County to campaign for the re-election of Gov. John Kasich and herself.
Taylor spoke at a meeting held by the Auglaize County Republican Women’s Club Thursday at Galaxy Starlite Campground in St. Marys.
As Lieutenant Governor, Taylor is running with Kasich in the November election just as she did four years ago when the duo were first elected.