Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
BUCKLAND â€” An environmental issue is pushing its way to the forefront in Buckland.
Buckland Village Council members agreed to schedule a public meeting to inform residents and answer questions concerning building a new centrally-tied sewer system in the village.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have mandated that the small village begin plans to update the sewer system. Currently, each resident has independently-operated septic tanks.
The meeting has been set for 7:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Buckland community building where council meetings are now held.
The village of Cridersville will soon have a sign in front of the Cridersville Village Hall to display announcements and to keep village residents informed on events.
A local church, Westview United Methodist Church, in Cridersville, purchased a new outdoor sign for their church, and they gave the opportunity to the village of Cridersville to purchase their old sign for a low price of $50.
The cost for the village to purchase a new sign would be approximately $17,000, Mayor Lorali Myers said during Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
Lack of funding is preventing Wapakoneta City Schools from offering its traditional summer school to students who may need the extra assistance.
While looking for a less costly alternative, a free online program was found that would provide opportunities for students of all levels to practice skills on which they can improve throughout the summer.
â€śOdyssey allows all our students to work at their own pace on material that is appropriate for them,â€ť said Carrie Knoch, the districtâ€™s gifted intervention, gifted coordination and literacy coach, who is overseeing the program.
Alicia Klosterman may not be intending to apply skills that she learned in FFA to the farming industry itself. However, she considers everything she picked up as a member in the past four years as very important.
â€śFFA helped prepare me for life,â€ť said the 18-year-old daughter of Linda and Tom Klosterman, who was awarded first in the state in FFA for agricultural processing.
â€śThere is so much I can do now that I couldnâ€™t do before,â€ť
See FFA, Page 2A
CRIDERSVILLE â€” A new group has been reinstated in an area village, and its members plan to give recommendations to help beautify their village.
A few residents in Cridersville came together to re-organize the Cridersville Tree Commission.
The members of this group will come together and research and recommend ways to beautify their village, especially concerning the tree lawn on Main Street in the village.
The rough economic times the United States is experiencing will prompt Americans to make tough decisions and should force national legislators to make smarter choices, a U.S. lawmaker says.
Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said he knows Americans realize that the road ahead is tough and are willing to pay the price to preserve their liberties and their freedoms, but after decades when those in political office could survive mistakes â€śthe politicians have to act smarter.â€ť
With a dry week coupled with modern technology, preliminary estimates show that Auglaize County farmers have for the most part salvaged what was expected to be a record-setting year for growing corn.
Large amounts of rain throughout the months of April and May had kept farmers out of the field in May. However, a let up of the rainfall to start of the month of June allowed farmers to get in the fields.
Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association Communications Director Natalie Lehner said modern technology and resolve help Ohio farmers to be efficient when given a window.
WAYNESFIELD â€” After seeing the difference a person can make, Waynesfield-Goshen High School graduate Abbey Gray has chosen to offer the world one more difference maker.
â€śI have seen a lot of childrenâ€™s medical missions at the church,â€ť Gray said. â€śIâ€™ve seen some drastic changes in those kids when someone has treated them overseas or treated them when they come here. I want to be a part of that.â€ť
Some old favorites and some new ideas are being featured in plans for the 39th annual Buckland Firemans Festival.
Scheduled for Friday and Saturday, the downtown Buckland event this year will include the addition of a kids tent, novelty wheel and mechanical bull riding. Popular activities returning are to include a car show, T-102 Country Star Playoffs and a cornhole tournament, Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Vorhees said.
A local middle school student had the opportunity of a lifetime when she traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Wapakoneta Middle School sixth-grader LeeAnn Jose took her fifth trip to the nationâ€™s capital last week to compete for the first time at the national level of the spelling bee competition.
â€śIt was fun,â€ť Jose said, â€śand exhilarating.â€ť
Jose recently returned home last Saturday, just in time to enjoy her last week of school before summertime.