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October 11th

ACCA hosts fall fest

October 11, 2012

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.

Chili cook-off joins community

October 11, 2012

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.

October 10th

Deficit concerns

October 10, 2012

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.

Weight gain, diabetes on rise

October 10, 2012

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.

Cat food likely source of house fire

October 10, 2012

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.

October 9th

Budget backlash

October 9, 2012

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.

Board discusses benefits of levy renewal

October 9, 2012

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.

WACF celebrates scholarships at banquet

October 9, 2012

Replacing a blue blazer with a white vest with a red “W” and grabbing a pair of home-made pom-poms, the executive director of The Community Foundation of Shelby County says the best advice she has for members of the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) is for them to remain cheerleaders of the community.

October 8th

Fort celebrates bicentennial

October 8, 2012

FORT AMANDA — Two members of the Kentucky militia stand next to an open fire cooking bread on a piece of wood and eating a form of baked sweet corn.

A member of the U.S. Army — dressed in green with gold and black trim — checks his 54-caliber rifle during a short stopover at Fort Amanda.

CROP Walk attendance increases

October 8, 2012

The rain held off on a dreary day as 75 people Sunday made the trek and completed the mile-and-a-half walk at the eighth annual CROP Walk for Hunger, which started at St. Paul United Church of Christ.

The event, which had been held on Saturdays and used to begin at Miller’s Corral, was moved to Sundays a few years ago in an effort to attract more participants. Event volunteer Darrel Acker said the move has seemed to pay off. The event has always been held in the fall season.

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