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October 9th, 2012
Replacing a blue blazer with a white vest with a red “W” and grabbing a pair of home-made pom-poms, the executive director of The Community Foundation of Shelby County says the best advice she has for members of the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WACF) is for them to remain cheerleaders of the community.
FORT AMANDA — Two members of the Kentucky militia stand next to an open fire cooking bread on a piece of wood and eating a form of baked sweet corn.
A member of the U.S. Army — dressed in green with gold and black trim — checks his 54-caliber rifle during a short stopover at Fort Amanda.
The rain held off on a dreary day as 75 people Sunday made the trek and completed the mile-and-a-half walk at the eighth annual CROP Walk for Hunger, which started at St. Paul United Church of Christ.
The event, which had been held on Saturdays and used to begin at Miller’s Corral, was moved to Sundays a few years ago in an effort to attract more participants. Event volunteer Darrel Acker said the move has seemed to pay off. The event has always been held in the fall season.
BUCKLAND — The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held a quarter auction to raise money for the department’s auxiliary fund Saturday.
Overall, approximately 25 donated items and 100 items overall were auctioned off to approximately 125 people in attendance. Of the 125 or so bidders, mostly women, even a few men got into the mix.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Soccer may be known as the international sport, but football done American style also has an international attraction.
Enough of a draw, in fact, that it was the single-most determining factor in what persuaded Ular Tiitma to come to the United States as a foreign exchange student from the small European nation of Estonia.
â€śWe had two clubs in Estonia,â€ť Tiitma said. â€śI played for one of them. That is the main reason I came here. To play football.â€ť
A local, who was born and raised in Wapakoneta, has been honored to join a special committee â€” one of which only a select few from across the country are apart of.
Chad Metzger, financial adviser for Edward Jones, in Wapakoneta, is the newest board member of the Alumni Advisory Council at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
â€śI canâ€™t wait,â€ť Metzger said this week as he prepares for his first board meeting this month. â€śThis is an exciting opportunity. An opportunity that I never thought Iâ€™d get. I want to make the most of it.â€ť
A local business partnered with local artists to spruce up their dining room.
Lucky Steer owner Stefanie Holtz recently renovated her restaurant and wanted to add a local, artistic touch, so she called Wapakonetaâ€™s Riverside Art Center for their guidance.
â€śI like to do business with local merchants,â€ť Holtz said.
So she talked to Riverside Arts Center Gallery Director Anna Fisher and presented her and her husband, Ron, with the idea of incorporating stained glass windows inside the restaurant to separate the staff from the dining area.
The Auglaize County commissioners plan to review a policy for pager pay for Auglaize County Department of Jobs and Family Services (ACDJFS) workers after a discrepancy was pointed out and discussed Thursday during a meeting between county officials.
Currently, the commissioners allow for the ACDJFS to set their own policy in regards to defining holiday pay. The policy defines overtime pay as being “at a rate of one and a half times the amount worked or on a holiday two times the hours worked.”
The Wapakoneta Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Day again was a big success, a club officer says, as the club served approximately 1,800 people between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.
The club presold approximately 600 tickets, and many more at the door as the day went on, Rotary Club Past President and Event Chair Sheena Behr said.
“We had a lot of walk-ins,” Behr said. “We also delivered to many businesses who called and ordered.”
A Wapakoneta resident serving his country in the Middle East says he has a strong feeling of accomplishment after returning last week from northern Afghanistan.
“We were given a job and we did it,” 1st Lt. Lyle Williams said. “Personally I felt we did a good job serving our country. It felt good to do the job we were given. It gives you a strong sense of accomplishment.”