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December 3rd

Armstrong, the person, remembered

December 3, 2014

Those who were there to see Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon either on television or to hear it on the radio can attest hearing the most famous quote of his life, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”

But who was Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon?

NOVA and PBS will answer that question in a documentary, airing at 9 p.m. tonight on  WBGU and WBGU-HD.

December 2nd

Council salutes Redskins team

December 2, 2014

Following the usual procedural items, Wapakoneta City Council focused on a Proclamation delivered by Mayor Rodney Metz congratulating the Wapakoneta High School varsity football team for their outstanding season.

At-Large Councilwoman and Chair of the Lands and Buildings Committee Rachel Barber brought to council’s attention a letter sent to residents on West Auglaize Street regarding sandstone sidewalks. 

Boosters turn pink into green

December 2, 2014

The "Pink Out" campaign, where fans would wear pink at Wapakoneta Redskins' home football and soccer games throughout the month of October this past season, was more than just wearing the color pink and joining a national movement supporting breast cancer. 

It was also about raising money, $3,332 to be exact, and it all went toward a great cause.

Botkins Elementary celebrates Christmas

December 2, 2014

BOTKINS — Kicking off the Botkins Elementary Christmas Program Monday evening was the fifth grade band.

Instrumental director Paula Owen introduced them, telling the audience how hard they worked to learn the song “Jingle Bells.”

She told those who had seen them perform previously this year, “you’re gonna be impressed with how much they learned.”

December 1st

Dedicated to delivering the news

December 1, 2014

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Pat Gallimore from swift completion of his appointed rounds as a newspaper carrier for the Wapakoneta Daily News.

And as winter settles in, you won’t be seeing Gallimore delivering just one or two newspaper routes in a durable, warm four-wheel drive Chevrolet Silverado. 

Judge sees little change in budget

December 1, 2014

In a recent meeting with the Auglaize County Commissioners, Municipal Court Judge Gary Herman said his department’s 2015 budget will remain “very close” to this past year’s budget.

The proposed municipal court budget for 2015 is up less than half a percent from last year, going from $310,922 to $311,422. 

Pair of fires fought

December 1, 2014

Wapakoneta firefighters were called to two separate fires that occurred within 24 hours of one another this past weekend.

The cause of a warehouse fire Friday night in Wapakoneta has been determined by fire officials, but another fire that occurred Saturday at a business near the scene of the first blaze is still being listed as undetermined, Wapakoneta Fire Captain Jeff Orphal said.

November 29th

Public defender seeks no change in 2015 budget

November 29, 2014

Auglaize County Public Defender Jerry Siesel told county commissioners there would be no changes to his department’s proposed 2015 budget, but outlined several circumstances that may have an impact on future budgets.

At a recent meeting, Siesel informed the commissioners about three interrelated reforms to Ohio’s indigent defense system, which includes county public defenders, court-appointed counsel and the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. 

November 28th

Tradition keeps driver on the track

November 28, 2014

The dirt, the speed, the roaring of engines and the smell of treaded tires is what fuels Joel Ortberg. From the day he was born, racing has been more than just a passion, a hobby for the young Ortberg, it’s in some ways a family tradition. 

A four-generation tradition that is.

W-G finds solution in patrols

November 28, 2014

An agreement between Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has led to an increased law enforcement presence in the district, and school officials hope this added security measure will work as a deterrent to a potential school shooter or any other criminal activity that could take place in and around the school.

The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter...
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Wapakoneta Redskins avenged one of their league losses from last season...
BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would...

 

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