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August 18th

Scholarship fund established for teen

August 18, 2011

Family and friends of a Wapakoneta teenager who died after a seven-year battle with brain cancer have established a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
In their first efforts to raise money for the scholarships, which they plan to present to Jason Strauser’s classmates upon graduation next spring, a golf outing was held last weekend.
The idea for the Jason Strauser Memorial Scholarship Fund came from Erin Fisher, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School this year.

Family donates hair together

August 18, 2011

Long, luscious locks run in the family of a former Wapakoneta man.
Jim Folk, his wife and two daughters all had several inches of their hair cut, as a family, to donate to a national organization that plans to use it to make wigs for those suffering hair loss from a variety of medical conditions.
At the beginning of August, Folk, a 1996 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, and his family made a trip to Great Clips, near their home in Cincinnati, to get their hair cut. More than just a trim, the entire family got several inches of their hair clipped to donate to Locks of Love.

State drainage conference held in Wapakoneta

August 18, 2011

The Auglaize County Engineer’s Office hosted the Ohio Drainage Conference on Wednesday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event, which formerly used to be for West Central Ohio, has grown and is now a state-wide conference, said Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart. More than 120 people attended the conference this week.
“You find that people deal with drainage across the state,” Reinhart said. “There are representatives here from urban

August 17th

Additions made to Cridersville facility

August 17, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — New outside additions are sprucing up a medical facility in Cridersville.
The Cridersville Healthcare Center recently held an official grand opening event to celebrate its newly built gazebo, awning and fencing.
“We are pleased that our lovely new garden will add to the charming landscape of our community,” said Cridersville Healthcare Center Administrator Albert Parton.
The gazebo, along with the fencing and canopy, were made possible through the generosity of Opal Miller, a resident of The Gardens in Wapakoneta, the sister facility to Cridersville Healthcare Center.

New databases offered by library

August 17, 2011

The Auglaize County Public District Library (ACPDL) System recently installed three new database resources at its locations.
The new databases include Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and Mango Languages.
“These three are brand new, but we are also emphasizing that we also have many other services for free to the public,” said assistant library director Diana Schneider. “I don’t think the public is aware of it as much as we like.”

ACSWCD board remains unchanged

August 17, 2011

Approximately 200 people turned out for the Auglaize County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (ACSWCD) 65th annual meeting and election at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center on Tuesday night.
When the election was tallied to conclude the program, incumbents John Schwarck and Allen Imwalle retained the two open spots.
“That was a pretty good turnout,” Schwarck said. “I was happy with the election results because I feel this board is working very well together. We just don’t sit and talk about what we could do to improve conservation efforts, we are out there doing it.

August 16th

City establishes incentives to attract new business

August 16, 2011

Wapakoneta councilors unanimously agreed Monday night to establish incentives to attract new businesses by designating a community reinvestment area.
The City of Wapakoneta Reinvestment Area was incorporated as the municipal corporation of the city in its entirety. The move allows the city to attract new businesses by offering additional incentives in the form of tax abatements. The investment area also is to allow for abatements for remodeling existing residential dwellings. However, councilor Tom Finkelmeier said the primary focus of the move was made to initiate jobs.

Support and success go hand-in-hand for owners

August 16, 2011

Jeff and Mary Monfort were operating McDonald’s restaurants out west for some time when a unique opportunity arose for them to open stores in Wapakoneta and Celina in 1995.
That chance has turned into opportunity for many others beyond the thriving business-owning pair that has since opened restaurants in Coldwater and St. Marys as well.
Perhaps the couple’s business motto has been what has led to their success.

Wapak pays dog warden to cover city

August 16, 2011

After much discussion, Wapakoneta City Councilors voted to shift money to the Auglaize County Dog Warden during Monday’s council meeting.
The council agreed to forward $5,000 that had already been set aside in the budget for the purpose of addressing animals running loose in the city to Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey after the recommendation was made by Wapakoneta Health and Safety Committee Chairman Tom Finkelmeier and other members of the committee. The money allotted will assist with staffing.

August 15th

First Showcase of Homes deemed a success

August 15, 2011

Two homes on Auglaize Street were the center of attention Sunday as the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta held its first Showcase of Homes.

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