Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
Presents under the tree and a full stomach on Christmas Eve may be customary for some, but, for others, even basic necessities can be difficult to come by throughout the holidays.
One local organization is dedicated to bringing â€śChristmas Cheerâ€ť to those those families who need extra assistance this season.
Personnel from fire departments from Wapakoneta, Buckland, St. Johns and Uniopolis are asking their communities to donate toys and non-perishable food items through the â€śChristmas Cheerâ€ť program, which is celebrating its 31st year collecting and distributing donations.
Students took turns petting and cuddling puppies and kittens while learning about their care during a special event at Cridersville Elementary School on Monday.
Paraeducator Laura Hadding organized the event as a fun activity on the last day of school before Thanksgiving break. All of the schoolâ€™s kindergarten through fourth-grade students got a turn visiting the activity housed in the gym. While there they learned about pet care from an employee and volunteer of the Humane Society of Auglaize County, got their faces painted to look like
A white tree decorated with Wapakoneta Redskin logos attracts a large bid right from the beginning and the members of Girl Scout Troop 20721 could not be more excited.
The bids does not excite them, it is the fact their tree entitled â€” â€śWeâ€™ve Got Spiritâ€ť â€” will help people.
â€śWe decorated it with hair bows, necklaces and bobby pins all in Redskin colors,â€ť Elizabeth Sidener said. â€śWe did it to support the Wapakoneta Redskins and to help raise money for the Tri-County Visiting Nurses program.â€ť
With a little more than a month left in the United Way of Auglaize Countyâ€™s 2014 campaign, pledges received total approximately 75 percent of the $325,000 goal.
That goal is in reach, United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director Randy Fisher said, if anticipated pledges are received and if members of the local community also consider making a donation.
The Wapakoneta-Lima South KOA Campgrounds has been awarded a top honor from the company.
The local KOA campground was awarded the 2014 KOA Presidentâ€™s and Founderâ€™s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the worldâ€™s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds, on Thursday during KOAâ€™s Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas.
The KOA Presidentâ€™s and Founderâ€™s Award is presented annually to campgrounds receiving the highest scores in customer service from their campers and top scores in KOAâ€™s annual quality review, said Mike Gast, vice president of communications for KOA.
Results of the Nov. 5 general election stayed the same after they were certified Thursday by Auglaize County Elections Board members.
â€śThere were no major changes other than we no longer need to have a recount in New Bremen,â€ť Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox said after the meeting.
When board members began certifying the election on Wednesday, Wilcox anticipated the need for two recounts in the county due to close results.
While the Duchouquet Township trustee race still
People know this man as a crooner.
People know this man as the longest serving Auglaize County elected public official.
People know this man as a historian and a collector.
Today, Vern Doenges is now known as the first-ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed Thursday by the Auglaize County Historical Society.
Fifty years ago, the death of U.S. President John Kennedy by an assassinâ€™s bullet changed the nation he governed and the world.
The event also changed the lives of three Wapakoneta men, including one man who was looking to serve on the national stage but who altered his plans when the former Massachusetts senator was shot and killed.
Wapakoneta native Fred Zint said he has two connections to the late president. He met Kennedy, who was then a senator from Massachusetts, during a regional Jaycee meeting in Rockford, Ill. in 1958.
A few volunteers prepare wooden penguins with Wapakoneta Redskins and Ohio State Buckeyes written on them while another group of volunteers put some finishing touches on center pieces with candles and globes.
The St. Joseph Catholic Church Sewing Club is preparing for this year’s Christmas Bazaar to be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, touted the benefits of the Senate farm bill proposal that goes far beyond supporting farmers and their endeavors.