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December 3rd

Jim Harpest retires from post with city

December 3, 2012

With only a couple hours left on this city worker’s last day, he is checking his notes and going over files.

On Friday, Wapakoneta Engineering Department technician Jim Harpest ignored cutting a cake in his honor and instead reviewed 10 pages of notes he made to help others in the office after he leaves.

Santa arrives

December 3, 2012

An annual children’s holiday event drew hundreds of children and adults to Wapakoneta this weekend, as the event organizer says many factors contributed to the large turnout.

Children made holiday memories to last a lifetime Saturday as they filled downtown Wapakoneta streets during the sixth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday.

“There are huge crowds,” Children’s Hometown Holiday organizer Elaine Poppe said, “more than last year.”

Fog delay

December 3, 2012

Due to warm weather arriving in the area, Wapakoneta City Schools and St. Marys City Schools are operating on a 2-hour delay this morning. If any changes are announced, they will be posted. Have a safe morning and a good day.

November 30th

Budget reviewed

November 30, 2012

Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart met with Auglaize County commissioners to review budget needs for the sewer, geographical information systems, tax map department and highway budgets for the upcoming year.

The sewer district budget is to increase by 10 percent to approximately $204,000, primarily due to employment changes within the department.

Showing emotion

November 30, 2012

Books are great for academic study, and many schools have focused on certain classics such as “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville and “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, just to name a couple.

However, sometimes the creator’s heart and feeling can be lost in the translation on pages.

Garden club spreads holiday cheer

November 30, 2012

Carols and crafts and a special visit by Sadie helped bring smiles to faces of residents at Auglaize Acres.

Roots and Shoots of Auglaize County garden club members visited with Acres residents, passed out baskets as gifts and sang Christmas carols.

November 27th

All the best for the holidays!

November 27, 2012

Missy Bartlett and all of us at the WDN wish you the best Christmas season ever!

Wishes for Santa

November 27, 2012

With bows in her hair and wearing a pretty dress, 5-year-old Sophie Braun slides red-and-white beads on a red pipe cleaner to make a candy cane.

The youngster from Botkins concentrates on her craft as she waits for her chance to visit Santa Claus, who visited the Wapakoneta branch of the Auglaize County Public District Library on Monday.

“I want an American Doll and a Barbie,” Sophie says, peering through her glasses. “I want Carolyn, she’s the American Doll, and I want Barbie and Pop Star.”

New post created

November 27, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council members unanimously voted Monday to create a new village position.

Officially the position will be a new class of general laborer. The person hired to the position will have the responsibility of general village maintenance.

Gas line law read

November 27, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council members continue to move forward with bringing natural gas to the northeast Auglaize County community.

Councilors heard the second reading of an ordinance Monday allowing the mayor to enter an agreement with Fanning/Howey & Associates to move forward with design plans to bring natural gas to the community.

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