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March 10th, 2014

WG stages day of fun

March 10, 2014

WAYNESFIELD— The Muchinippi WinterFest took place on Saturday, March 8, and for the first time, all events were held on the same day, with the exception of an encore performance of the community play “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective” on Sunday.

WinterFest, which has been a two-day event in the past, is a community activity that raises funds to support W-G organizations such as the Muchinippi Community Theater, academic boosters, music boosters, the cross country team, the W-G sophomore class and the Deb Boday Memorial Scholarship Fund.

March 7th

Spring in to action

March 7, 2014

Spring may not seem like it is right around the corner, but believe it or not it is quickly approaching. With the weather hopefully taking a turn toward warmer temperatures soon the community is prepping to offer many events to help entertain and excite.

One of those events happens to be marshmallow themed. The Auglaize County Public District Library will be running an art "Marshmallow Peepshow". The idea is to make a diorama depicting a favorite scene from film, literature, television or art using Peeps as the stars of the creation.

Spring toward school events

March 7, 2014

Spring is right around the corner, and with that will come several events at Wapakoneta City Schools. Below is a list that details many of these events, broken down by school.

Look forward to faith

March 7, 2014

With the holidays long past and the winter season still hovering, church-goers may be looking forward to the many faith-centered activities that start in the spring.

Pastor Kim Pope-Seiberling, of First United Methodist in Wapakoneta, said there are exciting changes at her church this year.

"We just really want to reach out to the community and let people know that they are welcome here, and their kids are welcome here," Pope-Seiberling said.  "We're becoming very child and family oriented."

Scout earns Eagle award

March 7, 2014

Wapakoneta High School senior Austin Klingler was initially unsure of what he wanted to do his Eagle Scout project on.

After speaking with his scout master, George Herman, he came to find out about an organization that he didn’t even know existed—the Auglaize County Crisis Center.

The crisis center, whose mission is “to provide a coordinated family intervention program to ensure the safety, dignity and self-determination of those involved in a violent family relationship,” felt like the right organization for Klingler to help.

Wapak native trooper of the year

March 7, 2014

A Wapakoneta native was awarded the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 2013 “Trooper of the Year” in the annual state-wide leadership awards.

Trooper Christian “C.J.” Niemeyer, of the Columbus Metro Post, was selected from eight district troopers of the year.

Cridersville came together in 2013, looks forward to 2014

March 7, 2014

The Village of Cridersville faced a few challenges and changes in 2013, and Mayor Lorali Myers believes these were attended to head-on by the community and turned into positives.

Over the past year Cridersville welcomed a new administrator in Jarid Kohlrieser and a new tax administrator in the City of St. Marys.

Myers said Kohlrieser worked closely with the former administrator giving him an idea of what the duties of the position would entail.

March 6th

Officials investigate alleged animal abuse

March 6, 2014

Law enforcement officials discovered a case of alleged animal neglect and abandonment at a Wapakoneta residence on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Calvin Schneider, with the Wapakoneta Police Department, said an officer responded to 706 Park St. in Wapakoneta on Wednesday after receiving a call about an open door at the residence.

On arrival, the officer went into the residence and found two animals, a deceased dog and another dog who appeared aggressive.

Lenten services begin

March 6, 2014

Yesterday the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association met to recognize Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association gives an opportunity for people of Wapakoneta to go on a spiritual journey together throughout Lent. They will continue to meet every Wednesday during Lent, with a different presider taking the altar each week.

Rev. Pat Sloneker of St. Joseph’s kicked off the yearly staple yesterday with an offering of ashes followed by a luncheon in the Parish Life Center.

Nation program targets the ‘R’-word

March 6, 2014

Wapakoneta Middle School students joined the national ‘End the R-word’ campaign to stop the use of the words retard and retarded on Wednesday by vowing to never use the word to describe any person or situation.

Deputy Samuel Blank, who teaches D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) classes in every middle school in Auglaize County, decided to address the issue after years of hearing it being used by students in the classroom.

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