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March 11th, 2013
A mist forms as the 917-pound steer’s hot breath hits the cool air in the Show Barn Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The steer, with a sable black coat, walks the show ring as Wapakoneta High School student Kerrie Miller grips tightly on the reins. She works the steer into the best position for judging, taking advantage of past experience gained at past shows to sharpen her skills even further during the Moon City Preview, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Young Farmers and the Wapakoneta FFA Alumni.
WAYNESFIELD — Stepping into one room at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools included stepping back into time.
A group of Civil War re-enactors hosted an 1860s ladies tea to help visitors to the Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi WinterFest learn about the time period and a different pace in life.
“We were really teaching people about what the teas were all about and why the ladies held them,” Carol Baker, one of the re-enactors dressed in a hoop-skirted blue dress, said.
Twins Abbie and Allie McGaughy are glad they have each other, but both admit they are different.
“We don’t look the exact same,” Abbie said.
Abbie has long, blond hair and is the taller of the two. She describes herself as more of a tomboy, who likes to do karate and play basketball. She likes to wear jeans. She likes to read scary books and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.
Bob Hope shared a joke about determining when a person is getting old.
Juliette Gordon Lowe shared how when she ran low on money that she sold a string of pearls to continue funding an all girls organization in its infancy.
Vincent Van Gogh shared he had an older brother who died at a young — his brother had the same birthday and the same name as he.
William Shakespeare shared he was born on April 23 and died on his birthday 52 years later in 1616.
Hazard risk analysis information is going electronic.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said they are making plans to combine inspection forms and make them accessible to emergency responders online.
“It’s something new and we want to make sure we have it right, before we send it out to everyone,” Anderson said of plans to start the change with one business serving as a pilot and then to expand it from there.
Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) responded to a Fryburg home where a 60-year-old male was found dead early Friday morning.
Addressing the fact President Obama met with rank-and-file Republican leaders Wednesday regarding dealing with ‘the sequester,’ a U.S. Congressman says he just hopes the president is serious about working with Republicans on eliminating the budget deficit, reducing the federal deficit and spurring the sluggish U.S. economy.
With the calls finalized and the pledges tallied, the Wapakoneta Family YMCA’s annual support campaign raised more than $100,000 in five weeks to assist families and individuals become a part of the Y community.
During the victory luncheon Thursday, Wapakoneta Family YMCA Executive Director Josh Little revealed the 35 volunteers working on the annual campaign secured $112,220 for the support campaign which is used to help subsidize the child care program, youth programming and memberships for families and individuals who cannot afford that cost on their own.
The former president of the Buckeye Institute addressed members of the Auglaize County Patriots Thursday at RJ’s Coffey Cup concerning Ohio’s sliding status economically.
During Wednesday’s presentations at the 21st annual Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, a Purdue University professor addressed farmers on improving drought tolerance for crops.
Tony Vyn, who specializes in agronomy at Purdue University, along with a group of other researchers, conducts research on developing drought-resistant crops in the United States.