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November 21st, 2014
It was a beginning.
The Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee got down to work Thursday afternoon by discussing items they will need and trying to pin down how often they will have to meet to get a budget through in a timely manner.
Finance Committee Chair and Third Ward Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst said she was a little concerned that the budget is tighter than expected due to a reduction in income tax.
The Knights of Columbus will host its 7th Annual Chili Cook-off at 5 p.m. Friday at the K of C Hall in Wapakoneta to help support the Auglaize County Shop with a Cop program.
Senior trustee Mike Sullivan said last year’s cook-off was able to raise more than $3,000, which benefited at least 100 children who were able to participate in the program.
The results of the Nov. 4 election are official.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections met twice this week, first to examine absentee ballots on Tuesday, and then to go over provisional ballots, if any, and certify the election on Wednesday.
Add a little jazz to any holiday gathering this season with the help of Wapakoneta High School juniors Eli Kentner, Micah Nicol and Dakota Dillon.
The three formed their band, Jingle Jazz Trio, about two weeks ago, but have been performing together at school events for the past couple of years.
The Christmas spirit was on full display inside the halls of The Gardens at Wapakoneta Tuesday night as the 16th annual Festival of Trees event prepared to open to the public.
A total of 79 decorative holiday items have been set up throughout the retirement home, including Christmas trees, wreaths and various specialty items that will be sold in a silent auction this week.
BOTKINS — The implementation of new fire department guidelines was discussed during Tuesday night’s Botkins Village Council meeting.
SOG, or standard operating guidelines, are recommendations the council receives from a company called Ohio Plan, which annually reviews procedures in an effort to find things that could be insurance issues.
The years pass, yet one thing remains, Wapakoneta can always count on the St. Joseph Catholic Church Sewing Club to host its annual Christmas Bazaar, as this year will mark the club’s 11th season of hosting the event.
“This is a big job,” said Christmas Bazaar Chair Charlene Smith. “This is basically a year of preparation.”
Councilors heard an update on various building issues at its meeting Monday, along with an update on a request for support from the Eastern Shawnee regarding land in Logan County.
At-Large Councilwoman and Chair of the Lands and Buildings Committee reported on that committee’s meeting, held on Nov. 10.
The committee reviewed several properties that had been brought to their attention:
Cold temperatures that rival the deepest parts of winter have arrived.
The frigid air has hampered efforts to melt the ice following the snow that fell Sunday and Monday. In addition to school closures, snow and ice were blamed for several crashes as the week began.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol:
As the holiday season fast approaches, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is urging residents to be aware of scams that can quickly make the holidays go sour even before they get started.
Several online reports and the Sheriff’s Office have sent a press release warning people, and even though this is just an annual notification from Solomon, he still wants residents to be aware.