October 11th, 2012
SIDNEY — After a host of local, state and federal officials spoke, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tour bus pulled up to the stage at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney Wednesday at promptly 7 p.m., sending most in attendance into a frenzy and back into a chant of “Four more weeks.” This was a chant started earlier by state Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, during his address to the crowd, referring to the 27 days left until the election.
A county agency is gearing up for a festival to help get people into the spirit of the season — and to raise some funds for their organization.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) is hosting their first annual Auglaize County Harvestfest from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds. Patrons can enter through the east gate entrance.
ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said this is an event for all ages to enjoy.
“We have a wide variety of activities,” Roby said.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area nursing home recently hosted a community-wide event to bring the residents together and enjoy fellowship.
The Cridersville Healthcare Center held a chili cook-off Wednesday, their first of many, to gather and enjoy a good cup of the tasty concoction.
Activities Director Karen Metzger said they decided to host this contest as a way of bringing in the community to see their newly remodeled space.
It was the last regular season game for the Wapakoneta girls soccer team, and after an up and down season on the pitch, the girls finished with a statement.
Wapakoneta hosted the Kenton Wildcats Tuesday evening, and sent them home backing, bearing a 4-1 loss to the Redskins.
Varsity head coach Ross Kantner said he was proud of the way the girls finished the season, and hopes to take this momentum into sectional play.
Through nine months, the Auglaize Acres is operating with close to a $150,000 deficit, which has the Auglaize County commissioners voicing some concern since they want the county nursing home to continue operation as a stand-alone facility.
During a monthly update, Auglaize Acres Business Manager Kim Sudhoff shared the financial report which showed a deficit of $16,908 in September and an annual deficit of $149,977. It has not created a debt, but it has reduced the cash carryover for the Auglaize Acres fund from $565,591 to $415,613.
Cookbooks with healthier food choices and calorie counters may be in line for Christmas gifts for purchase this year in Auglaize County, if the 2012 health assessment for the county prompts local action.
In the publication recently released by the Auglaize County Health Department, diabetes and weight gain appeared to be the most significant problem areas in the county.
Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided Health Board members with a copy of the assessment during Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Board meeting.
Firefighters with the Wapakoneta Fire Department responded just before noon Tuesday to a house fire at 311 Glynwood Road.
Firefighters responded after receiving a 911 call Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. about a house fire at the address of Lynn and Luke Nagel.
The couple has children, but nobody was home at the time.
Fire Capt. Jeff Orphal said Lynn Nagel came home from a church-related event and noticed heavy smoke when she opened the garage. She reported the fire and firefighters and police officers responded to the scene at 11:54 a.m.
Robert Donald Souder, 63, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He was born Feb. 4, 1949, in Bellefontaine, to the late Lillian Maxine (Shultz) and William Emerson Souder. On April 24, 2009, he married Ruth Ann Stevens, who survives.
Faced with tight budgets for two more years, the Wapakoneta City Recreation director says he and his staff will continue to do the best they can to maintain the parks, but area residents should not look for any major improvements.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed renewing the district’s 4.9-mill permanent improvement levy currently in place during its school board meeting Monday.
Board members are currently discussing a 10-year permanent improvement plan, but they would need the levy still in place to execute the plan. The levy, passed in 2008, will expire in 2013.