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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 — 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wapakoneta resident Dave Severt doesn’t do it for the money.
As the owner of LifeTime Toys, Severt handcrafts items such as tractors, wagons and jeeps out of wood at his home on Glynwood Road. He then sells them for $25 or $30, depending on how large or detailed the toy is.
Severt, however, said almost all the money he makes on toys goes toward purchasing materials for the next batch of items he will create.
Everyone has their own opinion about what Thanksgiving means to them. They invite family over, or travel miles away to see them, prepare the turkey and enjoy a day off from working the long eight-hour workday.
But what does Thanksgiving mean to a few kindergartners at Wapakoneta Elementary School?
For Lizzie Childress, Thanksgiving is just as awesome as Christmas, mainly because Thanksgiving is her birthday.