Archive - Jul 22, 2011 - News Article
By CARLA MEYER
A local favorite will be coming back to town to perform at the fair.
Soulâd Out Quartet will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent.
The group is based out of Georgetown has become a regular to the county fair, and this will be their fifth consecutive year performing in the gospel tent.
âWeâve had them here for a couple of years,â Gospel Tent Committee member Tom Knoch said. âTheyâre really good. They are four young men â super Christians.â
By LANCE MIHM
Wapakoneta lost one of its favorite sons Wednesday when Walter Stinebaugh, 88, died at Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by his family.
After marrying his wife, Jean, in 1942, the couple were both working full-time at the Lima Locomotive Works when Stinebaughâs dream of going into carpentry began to come to fruition.
âIt started out simply as remodeling,â said Barb Haehn, one of Stinebaughâs three children. âOver the next couple of years, it just kind of evolved.â
The coupleâs other children are Tina Helmstetter and Ralph Stinebaugh.
Itâs not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.
Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did âlots of stuffâ to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.
A local business owner is the newest member of a foundation in Wapakoneta, designed to help the community.
Sandra Huffman, who is the owner of PT Works, in Wapakoneta, was recently inducted into the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) as a new trustee.
âIâm honored to be sitting among this group of people,â Huffman said. âIâm proud to even be asked.â
In continuing efforts to control expenses, the new Auglaize Acres administrator recently recommended several contractual changes.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved those changes, recommended during the past few weeks.
Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said making the changes and watching finances is as important as ever with the new state budget decreasing the Medicare rate the Acres receives by 9 percent beginning July 1.
âWeâre looking at ways we can be most efficient and good stewards of money,â Pierce said. âIts a tight economy and weâre looking to control expenses.â