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July 19th, 2013

Lunar rovers

July 19, 2013

A passion for cars and talking to people about them is what their owners say brought them out to display their customized, restored and historical vehicles along the streets of downtown Wapakoneta on Friday night.
Chris Sorensen, who restores vehicles, brought a Thunderbird he bought just a month ago to the Aug-Mer Shrine Club Car-Truck-Bike Show. He also brought a Mustang he has been showing for five years.
For complete story, see the Saturday, July 20, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Six miles of county roads to be repaved

July 19, 2013

A little more than 6 miles of county roadways are to be repaved this year.
Another approximate 5 miles of township roads also are to be repaved as part of the county and townships’ annual paving program approved by Auglaize County commissioners this week.
For complete story, see the Saturday, July 20, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Bid provide savings

July 19, 2013

The cost of resurfacing 8 1/2 miles of County Road 33A comes at a savings of more than $370,660.
A bid of more than $1.6 million for the project was submitted to the Auglaize County commissioners this week. Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart had estimated that the cost would be closer to $2 million.
For more information see the Saturday, July 20, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Dixon set to perform

July 19, 2013

Staff Writer
Former American Idol competitor Colton Dixon will highlight this year’s Family, Faith and Friends Concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Harmon Park.
The event is being hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association. Nan Stiger, one of many people helping with the organization of the event, said they expect a big crowd.
“Last year we had about 3,500,” Stiger said. “We are hoping for that and many more this year.”

Livestock interviews tests wits

July 19, 2013

A big smile broke across the face of a young swine showman as he left the table where he was being judged for his livestock project Thursday.
For the full story, see the Friday, July 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

‘Bedder’ team wins

July 19, 2013

The water-soaked contestants in the Bed Races for charity event felt the best of anyone Thursday. Not only did they manage to stay cool in the scorching 90 degree heat, but they also raised money for local charities by participating.
For the full story, see the Friday, July 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 18th

Soldier’s dream defending country

July 18, 2013

Staff Writer
The world has a way of twisting together the fates of people and sometimes those twists and turns can turn cruel, and even unbearable, especially to friends and family that lose a loved one.
Their paths crossed with 25-year-old Sonny Zimmerman, a 2005 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School, who died Tuesday while serving in the U.S. Army over seas.
Shortly before noon Wednesday, U.S. Department of Defense officials announced Zimmerman died Tuesday, July 16, in Mushaka, Afghanistan, of wounds he suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade.

County plans for fuel upgrade

July 18, 2013

Auglaize County officials are determining how they can recoup costs to fund upgrading a fuel complex used by multiple offices and agencies.
For the full story, see the Thursday, July 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Royal blush

July 18, 2013

As one of nine young women left, this 2013 Wapakoneta High School graduate could not believe she heard her name as Miss Summer Moon 2013.
For the full story, see the Thursday, July 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 17th

Waynesfield soldier dies

July 17, 2013

Staff Writer
WAYNESFIELD — A former Waynesfield resident has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday while on active duty, Zimmerman’s grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman confirmed Monday.
The grandmother said Zimmerman was currently serving his fourth tour in Afghanistan and had just recently returned to a tour of duty after being wounded a few weeks ago.
“This was to be his last tour there,” Loretta Zimmerman said. “I guess it is.”
His grandfather was Ron Zimmerman, long-time public employee for the village of Waynesfield.

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