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August 2nd, 2014
WAYNESFIELD â€” At Thursday's regular village council meeting, Waynesfield Mayor Mike Ridenour announced a third party will be conducting an investigation of two separate issues involving two council members and the mayor himself.
The investigation was spurred by a letter addressed to the mayor from Councilman Rich Libby regarding the manner in which executive session was called at the July 23 special meeting, as well as allegations of a hostile work environment for village employees created by Councilmen Dick Hardin and Bill Motter.
Tying the record set last year, Hubertine Fetter's champion market barrow sold for $13,000 yesterday morning at the Auglaize County Junior Fair Livestock Sale.
Fetter, 11, is the daughter of Todd and Audra Fetter, and raised her barrow within the Waynesfield This-n-That club.
Brooke Egbert and her reserve champion market barrow earned $8,300 from 31 combined buyers. Egbert however, was not at the auction due to showing her steer at the state fair. Taira Greve stepped in for Egbert Friday.
After a two hour show and a week of competition, local 4-H members determined the Showman of Showman Thursday, the highest honor related to showing animals awarded at the Auglaize County Fair.
Deion Hoehne, 16, of New Bremen, said he had no idea he was going to win the competition. Showing steers, he said, was especially part, because his didn’t want to stop moving. The rabbits and goats, he said, were his strengths.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council voted 4-2 to eliminate the position of village administrator in favor of a board of public affairs at a regular council meeting Thursday night.
Councilors Bill Motter, Glen Valenti, Sharon Ewing and Dick Hardin voted in favor of the board, while Rich Libby and Vickie Zimmerman voted to keep Village Administrator Fred Rowe.
The Wapakoneta Police Department is inviting the public to attend the upcoming National Night Out, an annual, fun-filled event planned to give community members a chance to interact with law enforcement agencies around the county.
Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member — compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.
Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.
When she entered the ring to show a Jersey steer she’d had since it was born, she said she had to be calm not just for herself, but for the animal so that it would stay calm.
On July 23, Waynesfield Village Council held an emergency meeting to address the abolishment of the position of village administrator and return to having a locally elected board of public affairs.
The second reading of the proposed ordinance ended in a tie, with council members Bill Motter, Dick Hardin and Sharon Ewing voting in favor of the change and Glen Valenti, Vickie Zimmerman and Rich Libby voting to retain the village administrator position.
A Waynesfield-Goshen High School teacher was recently named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Civil War Trust for his work as a history teacher and with the school’s Civil War Brigade.
Joe Foster was presented with the award at the Civil War Trust’s National Teacher Institute in Atlanta on July 18. The ceremony was part of a three-day event that featured various speakers, workshops and Civil War battlefield tours.
A 16-year-old New Bremen resident and a 17-year-old who lives near Botkins were crowned Showman of Showmen and Market Lamb Grand Champion at the Auglaize County Fair’s Junior Fair Lamb Show Tuesday night.
Deion Hoehne, an incoming junior at New Bremen High School, was crowned Showman of Showmen after he competed in the showmanship portion of Tuesday’s lamb show. Grand champion of the market lamb competition was Whitney Bornhorst, who will be a senior at Botkins High School this upcoming school year.
He is described by employees as a good, honest guy who couldn’t be any nicer or sweeter, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of his local business.
Mike Swaney Buick-GMC is asking the community to join in the celebration of 30 years in town by hosting a first annual family fun run and 5k.
On Aug. 23 the celebration will begin at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC located at 211 E. Auglaize St. The 5k run/walk will start at 9 a.m. and the family fun run will begin at 9:05 a.m.