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August 2nd, 2013

Pastor retires after life of service

August 2, 2013

Staff Writer
After 32 years of service in the church — 18 of which he spent as pastor of First English Lutheran Church — the Rev. Steven Nelson has decided to retire.
Describing his work as “challenging and fun,” Nelson said his goal working as pastor was to help people connect with faith. Through the years, he has tried to meet this challenge in ways that made sense to the community.
“He’s a very passionate person,” church Council President Brian VanMeter said. “He teaches about compassion.”
VanMeter said the pastor is in tune with the needs of the community.

Growing God’s love

August 2, 2013

Rows of sweet corn, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peppers and melons growing behind a local church are helping feed those in need.
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 2 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Dailey book details Ohio prison history

August 2, 2013

Former Wapakoneta resident James Dailey II will be at the Riverside Art Center at 2 p.m. Saturday for a book signing for his new book “Inside the Ohio Penitentiary.”
For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 2 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

August 1st

Family feud

August 1, 2013

For one of Doneta and Aaron Kaeck’s three children, winning isn’t everything but working to beat your older brother is the only thing.
While 14-year-old Josee says she would like to win with the best lamb during the Auglaize County Sheep Show, the best thing that could happen to her during the event would be to beat her 17-year-old brother, Jordan.
“I try to help her,” Jordan said before Josee interjects with a teasing air, “I don’t like him to and he’ll say I think I know it all. Really I just like showing my brother up.”

National Night Out celebrates 10

August 1, 2013

For the 10th year, the community is once again invited to take part in a National Night Out against crime.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Aug. 1 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

July 31st

‘Boys in Blue’

July 31, 2013

Staff Writer
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Boys in Blue” is an opportunity for visitors to the Auglaize County Fair to learn more about their local Civil War heroes.
The exhibit, located at the Gary Log House historical site at the fairgrounds, gives locals a chance to interact with historical artifacts and view photographs and biographies of people who lived during the Civil War.

OSHP targets criminal activity

July 31, 2013

Through effective traffic enforcement, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is impacting the criminal element on public roadways and in communities.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 31 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Happy Daz may be coming

July 31, 2013

A new restaurant with area roots may be coming to Wapakoneta.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 31 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Pee Wee showmen sparkle in prelude

July 31, 2013

Staff Writer
If a person is too young or too old to compete in 4-H, the Auglaize County Fair still does not discriminate.
The Auglaize County Pork Producers held its annual Pee Wee and Adult Showmanship competition on Monday.
The competition has showmanship for the 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-year-old classes as well as one for adults. A total of 81 youth and 10 adults participated in the contest and smiles could be seen everywhere.

New royal pair

July 31, 2013

A 2013 New Bremen High School graduate and 2013 Memorial High School graduate today rule over the 161st Auglaize County Fair after being crowned as the 2013 Junior Fair queen and king.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 30 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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