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November 26th

A Day at the Pound

November 26, 2013

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 school’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

November 25th

We've got (holiday) spirit

November 25, 2013

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 — “We’ve Got Spirit” — will help people.
“We decorated it with hair bows, necklaces and bobby pins all in Redskin colors,” Elizabeth Sidener said. “We did it to support the Wapakoneta Redskins and to help raise money for the Tri-County Visiting Nurses program.”

United Way nears mark

November 25, 2013

With a little more than a month left in the United Way of Auglaize County’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.

Local KOA wins top honor

November 25, 2013

The Wapakoneta-Lima South KOA Campgrounds has been awarded a top honor from the company.
The local KOA campground was awarded the 2014 KOA President’s and Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds, on Thursday during KOA’s Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas.
The KOA President’s and Founder’s Award is presented annually to campgrounds receiving the highest scores in customer service from their campers and top scores in KOA’s annual quality review, said Mike Gast, vice president of communications for KOA.

November 22nd

Recount needed only in Duchouquet

November 22, 2013

Results of the Nov. 5 general election stayed the same after they were certified Thursday by Auglaize County Elections Board members.
“There were no major changes other than we no longer need to have a recount in New Bremen,” 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

Once in a Lifetime

November 22, 2013

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.

JFK's death changed local lives

November 22, 2013

Fifty years ago, the death of U.S. President John Kennedy by an assassin’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.

November 21st

How nice of a Bazaar

November 21, 2013

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.

Brown backs Senate farm bill effort

November 21, 2013

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.

Fire strikes MEI

November 21, 2013

A materials fire at Midwest Elastomers Inc. on Wednesday morning caused an undetermined amount of damage at the plant, Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said this morning.

Nine firefighters from the Wapakoneta Fire Department and five firefighters from the Uniopolis Fire Department responded to the blaze which started shortly before 9 a.m. Wapakoneta crews were back at the fire station at 11:15 a.m.


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