May 23rd, 2013
To fulfill a bet regarding the sale of United Way of Auglaize County reverse raffle tickets, the organization's director wagered shaving his head bald if all the tickets were sold.
The tickets were sold in less than a week.
Today, Executive Director Randy Fisher paid the bet with short hair trimmed to the scalp.
Prior to his head being shaved, he said, "I regret that I only have one head of hair to give to my county." For a photograph of him clean shaven, see Friday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Assistant Managing Editor
The addition of 44 provisional ballots to Auglaize County election tallies did not change the outcome of any races or issues.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said they did confirm that there would be an automatic recount for the St. Marys councilor-at-large race between Dan Uhlenhake, who ended up with 590 votes, and Russell Bailey with 583 votes.
Buckeye Farm Antiques (BFA) officials say they are hoping for the best event yet as the organization hosts the 24th annual Tractor and Gas Engine Show this Memorial Day weekend at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
To view the complete story, see the Thursday, May 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News
Silva cells and taller growth trees in the downtown business district as part of the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and enhancement project may be flipped with smaller growth trees planned for the residential section.
To view the complete story, see the Thursday, May 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Geraldine R. Metzger, 88, 308 E. Bremen St., New Knoxville, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
For the complete death notice, see the Wednesday, May 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Four Wapakoneta Redskins made the Western Buckeye League first-team list, tied for most in the league with Shawnee.
In baseball, Johnny Crawford and Chandler Kaeck made the first team list.
Crawford is the No. 1 pitcher for the Redskins and the centerfielder on his off days. He is a dynamic southpaw that is a threat on the mound and at the plate. Crawford has committed to play college baseball at Bowling Green State University.
Viewing the damage from the tornado that struck Moore, Okla. Monday is almost unimaginable for most people, but resident who lives there says to sit through the storm was even more treacherous.
Diane Brandehoff, a native of Ada, saidthe EF5 tornado is an event she will never forget.
At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed by the tornado, measured at 1.3 miles wide at parts, that went through the heart of the community. More than 230 people were injured by the storm and at least 100 have been pulled alive from the storm.
With a weather pattern conducive to creating tornadoes across the Plains states in the past few days and moving into the Midwest today, an Auglaize County official says the present is a good time to develop or to review household emergency plans for future inclement weather.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson predicts the summer of 2013 to be similar to 2012 with more storms likely based on reports issued by national climatologists.
Electing to add six of eight alternates in addition to the base bid, costs for a new dog shelter still remain under the estimate of $460,000.
“We checked with our bidders and went through the numbers,” said architect Brad Garmann, of the firm Garmann-Miller & Associates. “Heyne went through the numbers and they are comfortable with a base bid of $381,600.”
We have made contact with the school for photos, but we are still missing these seniors photos FOR WAPAKONETA. You have until 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) to turn them in if you want to be included in our Graduation Publication.