Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
Two auxiliary officers retired from the Wapakoneta Police Department force Thursday — ending more than six decades of combined association with the local law enforcement agency.
John Nester, 67, retires after 14 years on the auxiliary and concluding nearly 42 years on the force. He worked more than 28 years as a full-time officer with the Wapakoneta Police Department before retiring in 1998.
“I have really enjoyed it,” Nester said
ST. MARYS — Two Auglaize County residents are among a group from the Northwest Ohio Region of the American Red Cross who are traveling to New Jersey to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Richard and Colleen Bekemeier, of Wapakoneta, Jean Schroeder, of Ottawa, and Rodney Knauss, of Van Wert, were deployed on Wednesday to Ocean, N.J., to help out with relief efforts in the wake of Sandy's devastation earlier this week. Much of the region remains without power and towns, homes and businesses have been leveled because of the storm.
Most of the time, fire chiefs in Auglaize County work to put out fires. Now, they have they hope a new item catches “fire.”
In an effort to raise funds for firefighter training, the Auglaize County Fire Chiefs Association recently released a cook book of their favorite recipes — made by their mothers, their wives, other relatives and even by themselves — and they said they hope it becomes a hot item for the holidays and beyond.
BOTKINS — Students in Chad Berning’s Botkins High School agricultural business class recently learned first-hand some of the ins-and-outs of starting an agricultural-related business.
For a class assignment, students were to develop detailed plans to open a business from the ground up. All of the ideas were presented to the class, with classmates choosing the top four. The top four in turn presented their plans a second time to Botkins Village Administrator Jesse Kent, who selected an overall best presentation.