Praising the Wapakoneta Police and Fire departments as “second to none,” VFW Commander Delmar Merricle on Monday presented officer Shannon Place and firefighter Zach Heinfeld with the VFW awards for Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year.
Some people may call it God’s work that these are just good people, or it is just what you do for Christmas.
John and Grace Puskar are more like guardian angels who saved Christmas for many strangers.
CRIDERSVILLE — The Village of Cridersville and American Electric Power Company have come to an agreement allowing AEP to stay on the village’s land for another six months, while guaranteeing the village monetary gains once the company is done.
On Monday, Cridersvile Village Council held a special meeting with representatives from AEP to finalize and ultimately come to an agreement on a new deal.
Facing their best opponent of the season — the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds — things did not come easy for the Wapakoneta Redskins often in Monday’s game.
The speed of the game and pressure was unlike what undefeated Wapakoneta had seen in its five previous wins.
The Redskins were eventually able to control the pace and handle the pressure, holding down LCC in the second half to record a 69-56 win Monday in non-league varsity girls basketball action at Wapakoneta High School.
The Wapakoneta Public Works Department has its trucks and equipment primed for snowfall this winter, which could come as early as Christmas Eve.
With the latest weather forecast predicting snow starting Wednesday night and continuing into Christmas Day, crews have already loaded up the city’s fleet of seven trucks with salt, brine and beet juice.
The Auglaize County Public Library has completed a much-needed update of their website, an update the library believes will better serve their patrons.
“We wanted to do something that was first and foremost more user-friendly,” said Andrea Burton, Adult Services Coordinator for ACPL. “It is easier to navigate and easier to find the information that our patrons are looking for.”
The library’s website was officially launched on Thursday, Dec. 11.
Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved with this year’s Christmas Cheer Program, 336 needy families will have a bountiful Christmas.
The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter after a lull in the second quarter against the visiting Kenton Wildcats.
The Redskins rolled to 47 points in the second half, stretching their lead to 30 points, 72-32, midway through the fourth quarter, while junior point guard Ethan Good scored a career-high 23 points.
Leo Blevins is one tough kid.
More than two months after he was struck by a vehicle on the side of county Road 25A near his home in Cridersville, Leo is back at home and doing better than anyone expected.
“I’m doing pretty good,” Leo said Thursday. “My right hand is a lot better but it’s not like it was, and my leg kinda hurts every once in awhile, but other than that I’m good.”
She’s down in the post, under the basket. One dribble, holds the ball and shoots, but misses her shot. She fights for the rebound, that small, 5-foot-2 frame against that mammoth 6-footer, but while she’s at it, scrapping and fighting for that loose ball, she throws in an elbow for good measure. Right into the gut of that overbearing center.
Offensive rebound, dribble, shoot, score. Live to fight another day.