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September 19th, 2012
ST. MARYS — With tears and moments of reflection and song, a county agency recognized the county’s top senior citizen Tuesday during its annual celebration.
Vernon Doenges was named the 2012 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year during the Auglaize County Council on Aging’s annual celebration of National Senior Center Month.
An area family has been spending months preparing for festivities that may become a fall family tradition.
Julie and Matthew Gossard, and their children, Mercedez, 13, and Caesar, 11, soon will be welcoming the community to their home during the grand opening of Furry Tail Farm Saturday.
Furry Tail Farm is a family attraction, that has everything from pumpkins and hay rides to a corn maze to a jumping pillow.
Items have been reported stolen from two more vehicles left unlocked in Wapakoneta.
Wapakoneta Police Clerk Denise Kohler said more vehicles may have been entered, but people are not filing reports, especially if the thieves did not get away with anything and only ransacked the insides looking for items to steal.
“We are actively still working on this,” Kohler said. “We do have some people of interest.”
A new program proposed by a Wapakoneta business organization hopes for city financial support and municipal backing to help property and business owners improve the façades of downtown buildings.
Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) representative Sue Siesel outlined Monday a planned façade improvement program for Wapakoneta City Council members to review and requested financial support of $10,000 each year for the next three years.
With three local Eagle Scouts being present at a national memorial honoring the first man on the moon, another representative who has a special connection to Wapakoneta area also was in attendance on that day of national mourning.
Dr. Ellen Baker, formerly of Wapakoneta, was an usher at last Thursday’s memorial service to honor Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong at Washington National Cathedral.
Residents along Douglas, South Wentz and South Rauthland streets complained Monday about parking along the streets, a recently closed gate being vandalized and the continuing use of profanity and bullying by youths at the skateboard ramp section of Veterans Memorial Park.
After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.
Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with approximately 450 to 500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.
State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive as his speech, focused on a history teacher and legislator’s perspective.
On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Eagle Scout from Wapakoneta, took man’s first steps on the moon.
On Sept. 13, 2012, three Eagle Scouts from Wapakoneta — Eric Limbert, Zach Orchard and Alec Temple — watched in awe as they stood in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as special guests at Neil Armstrong’s memorial service. Armstrong died Aug. 25 from complications after heart surgery earlier in the month.
Seat belts save lives.
That’s the message troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are again stressing to motorists.
“There is simply no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life,” OSHP Lt. Anne R. Ralston said.
She said that is why they are encouraging all motorists to buckle-up.
OSHP Sgt. Brian Jordan said when safety belts aren’t worn, the chance for serious injury is much higher in a crash.
Like a child’s Christmas list as the holiday draws nearer, the list of activities and events at the Children’s Hometown Holiday event continues to grow and grow.
The sixth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, with some activities available on the eve of the event.