Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article
The Wapakoneta FFA discussed this past year’s accomplishments, handed out several awards and announced its new officer team for the 2014-15 school year at its annual banquet Thursday evening at Wapakoneta High School.
The banquet was in recognition of all 110 FFA (Future Farmers of America) members currently at Wapakoneta High School, as well as their parents, school administrators and members of the community who have helped with the program.
A German Mardi Gras, known as a “Fasching,” was hosted by Wapakoneta Sister Cities on Thursday at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Wapakoneta, proceeds sponsoring the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany.
Cream puffs, homemade by Wapakoneta Sister Cities President Cheryl Drexler, were biggest hit at the fundraiser. Other food items included brats and kraut, German potato salad and spaetzle.
German culture celebrates the “Fasching” in February with a celebration similar to the U.S. Mardi Gras.
With schools coming from Alabama, Virginia and Kentucky, to name a few, the Wapakoneta High School Performing Arts Center is the place to be on Saturday, March 22.
Wapakoneta High School’s show choir, Singsation, is hosting the 13th annual Music and More competition, which is sure to offer a variety of shows from a wide range of schools.
According to the Wapakoneta Choral Music Society President, Anita Foor, 16 groups are competing this year, including two middle school teams.
Long-time Auglaize Acres employee Kim Sudhoff was officially named administrator of the nursing facility on March 6 after serving one month as interim administrator.
Sudhoff has worked at the facility for eight years, starting out as the payroll clerk and later promoted to business office manager.
Originally from St. Marys, 17-year-old, Glenn Zimmerman is a U.S. Junior Olympic Pistol shooter, and he will be making an appearance this Saturday, March 15 at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC to speak with young shooters.
Glenn’s father, Jim, said he hopes this event serves as an outlet for kids who are aspiring shooters to come and learn more and have their questions answered.
During its semimonthly meeting Tuesday, Wapakoneta Lions Club member Jack Preston announced that the club made $466 from its Bob Evans community fundraiser on March 1.
The Lions Club teamed up with Bob Evans’ restaurants in Wapakoneta and Lima to guarantee that 15 percent of every bill spent at the restaurant that day would be given to the Lions Club when customers presented a voucher during checkout.
Preston said this year’s fundraiser generated the highest amount of money they have ever received in the years they have done it.
Mike Lackey, Lima resident and author of “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” spoke to the Lions Club of Wapakoneta at its semimonthly meeting on Tuesday at Astro Lanes.
Lackey, a retired newspaper reporter, editor and columnist, has contributed to the Dictionary of Literary Biography, “NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture” and the book, “Deadball Stars of the National League.” He is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Lima since 1975.
With only four months until fair week, the Auglaize County Fair board is finalizing planning and updating locals on changes being made to the fair this spring.
The Auglaize County Fair dedicates certain days of fair week to special members of the community, including “Kid’s Day” and “Veteran’s Day.” At a regular fair board meeting, members discussed adding some new special days and making adjustments to the existing days.
Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons brought four topics to the forefront of the Auglaize County Health Department Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning, all of which needed board action.
Primarily, the community health improvement plan needed to be accepted. After a number of meetings and discussions Parsons said she received the final plan on Monday.
On Saturday night the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 12th Annual Bowling Bash at Astro Lanes.
Teams were encouraged to come dressed in costumes or to follow a theme for their apparel. The Chamber was giving out prizes for different challenges, costumes and teams throughout the night. The best dressed team won $50 and a pizza. Along with a fun night, the Bowling Bash also acts as a fundraiser for the Chamber.
The Bowling Bash is a night of fun where teams of eight sign up to compete in Scotch Doubles Bowling.