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July 22nd, 2013

Local youths show off singing, dancing routines, talents

July 22, 2013

Managing Editor
The crowd and other participants at the 2013 Summer Moon Festival’s Youth Talent Show spurred on the acts and made them feel really welcomed, one of the returning performer says.
Ten acts, comprised of 15 youths aged 8 through 18, participated in the show on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of approximately 150 people gathered in the Festival Tent.
“I really liked the fact that most people were cheering you on this time — the crowd and the other competitors,” said 12-year-old Jenna Dodds, who sang “Our Song” by Taylor Swift with her best friend Elora Freistuhler.

Rain impacts street sales

July 22, 2013

Thunderstorms and rain showers may have dampened business Saturday morning at the street sales held during the Summer Moon Festival, but as the skies cleared the afternoon attendance definitely picked up.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Wiener King crowned champ

July 22, 2013

Twenty-one dogs. Twenty nail-biting races. Just One goal.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 19th

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.

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