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February 26th, 2013
The director of Auglaize County Veterans Services knows first hand about the men and women she is serving.
Lynne Skaggs is a veteran.
So is her husband, as well as her father, her grandfather, her great-grandfather, her uncles, her brother and cousin. One of her uncles was killed in Vietnam.
Her husband Todd’s father, grandfather and brother also have served in the U.S. military and the couple is likely to have a future veteran growing up in their house.
WAYNESFIELD — An attempt to bring natural gas to the village of Waynesfield moved even closer to reality when Waynesfield Village Council members approved Monday a resolution to conduct an assessment of the properties.
Auglaize County Public District Library Director Beth Steiner will now serve as the library district’s fiscal officer and Youth Services Coordinator Karie Maurer-Enneking added the responsibilities of deputy fiscal officer on Monday.
By LANCE MIHM
Three of four high school graduates returned to Wapakoneta this weekend as the guests of honor as the newest members of the Wapakoneta City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Madigan and Jack Earl attended a dinner ceremony Saturday as they were installed as the newest members of the school district’s Hall of Fame. Shawn Flarida could not be in attendance.
After a few years of dwindling attendance, the ninth annual Bowling the Health of It event at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta had 60 kids sign- up to participate in this year’s event.
The event had only 16 children participate last year, so the higher numbers were welcomed by Wapakoneta Noon Optimists members, who hosted the annual event.
As a Wapakoneta High School senior rounds out his last year of high school, he looks forward to college although he will miss one thing the most — home.
Eighteen-year-old Cedric Gegel will be going from a Redskin to a Crusader in the fall as he plans to attend Capital University, in Columbus, to study electronic media and film, with an emphasis in journalism and pre-law.
But this was not where he initially visioned himself going.
Selling candy and carnations to fellow students allowed the Wapakoneta Middle School DARE Council to make a difference in the lives of children battling life-threatening illness.
From the sales of candy bars at Christmas and carnations and candy for Valentineâ€™s Day, the DARE Council was able to raise $1,000, which officers of the club presented Monday to Debbie Butner, manager of the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network, at the Dayton Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
A local sixth-grader says she comes from a musical family â€”Â and notes music is her passion.
Wapakoneta Middle School student Hope Johns recently had the opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of people, as she sung the National Anthem at the last two home Wapakoneta High School boys basketball games, prior to the last game of the season on Friday.
â€śI was nervous, but I knew I could do it though,â€ť Hope said. â€śWithout music I wouldnâ€™t have a life. Itâ€™s what I do.â€ť
A Wapakoneta City Council member is questioning the fiscal soundness of the city spending money from the general fund to help raze structures in 2012 to take advantage of state grants to eliminate slum and blight.
Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier learned this week the breakdown of city dollars spent to help raze four structures in 2012, beyond the $40,000 grant used to actually tear down the structures.
ST. JOHNS â€” A 30-year-old man was reportedly shot in the chest at a home on Weimert Road this morning. He was transported by St. Johns EMS to a hospital in Lima.