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September 4th

Recovery after disaster at Mercy Unlimited

September 4, 2013

Staff Writer
In March 2011, the Auglaize River flooded Mercy Unlimited during what Executive Director Tammy Brown described as “the perfect storm.”
She says the rain on top of several inches snow provided the perfect conditions for flooding.
“Only when the river gets a little higher than normal do I get a little nervous,” Brown said. “I have to remember that was unique situation and I shouldn’t be worried about it.”
“We had only been in the building for a year,” Brown said. “Everything was new, and then we had the 12 inches of water.”

Mental health help needed for PTSD

September 4, 2013

The impact on mental health can linger long after a community is done cleaning up after a disaster, an Auglaize County health official says.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Eagle Scout honors elder

September 4, 2013

For a Wapakoneta eighth-grader picking a project to earn an Eagle Scout rank did not require much thought.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 3rd

Fryburg Fest

September 3, 2013

Staff Writer
Mock-turtle soup, grape pie and other traditions of the Fryburg Homecoming Festival were upheld Sunday evening at St. John’s Catholic Church.
More than $10,000 worth of prizes and raffles were available at the festival, but one of the most popular was a small painting of a winter scene.
The late Rev. Lawrence Tebbe was the leader at St. John’s Catholic Church for 34 years. During his time there, he was known for his paintings that he gave as gifts to members of his congregation.

Knippen retires

September 3, 2013

As an Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputy walks away from the Auglaize County Job and Family Services building on Friday, he says the county is going to miss Pat Knippen starting today.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Mower mashing

September 3, 2013

Demolition derbies pits drivers who brush aside all fear while aiming at other cars.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

September 1st

New hire likely

September 1, 2013

An increase in traffic and after hours callouts have prompted the need for another full-time employee at the Neil Armstrong Airport.

“We need another full time person here,” said Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh, who is the only full-time employee of the airport now. “Over the last couple years we’ve had a steady increase of traffic plus after hour callouts, which are hard to schedule using just part time help.

LGF has same percentage split, but amount decreased

September 1, 2013

The percentages of distribution remain the same for Auglaize County government entities, but the amount they are getting through Local Government Funds has been almost cut in half.

The Auglaize County commissioners recently approved an alternate plan of distribution for Local Government Funds and local government revenue assistance funds as proposed by the county’s budget commission. 

Going to eXtremes

September 1, 2013

The time is right to put on those dancing shoes.

The eXtreme Dance Center, based in Bellefontaine, has opened a studio in Wapakoneta and is accepting new recruits wanting to learn a variety of dance styles.

Chrissy Dunifon, one of the instructors and manager of the Wapakoneta site, said the time seemed right to begin offering dance lessons at the facility at the former Dodge City.

For more on the eXtreme Dance Center see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 30th

Challenge issued

August 30, 2013

Managing Editor
The leaders of police and fire in Wapakoneta came in with simple requests Thursday during a Wapakoneta City Council committee meeting — one will require more work and more money and could require a new tax levy or the safety of city residents could be in jeopardy.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock would like video cameras installed at Veterans Memorial Park and the other parks to help combat crime, especially vandalism.

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