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October 10th, 2012
Through nine months, the Auglaize Acres is operating with close to a $150,000 deficit, which has the Auglaize County commissioners voicing some concern since they want the county nursing home to continue operation as a stand-alone facility.
During a monthly update, Auglaize Acres Business Manager Kim Sudhoff shared the financial report which showed a deficit of $16,908 in September and an annual deficit of $149,977. It has not created a debt, but it has reduced the cash carryover for the Auglaize Acres fund from $565,591 to $415,613.
Cookbooks with healthier food choices and calorie counters may be in line for Christmas gifts for purchase this year in Auglaize County, if the 2012 health assessment for the county prompts local action.
In the publication recently released by the Auglaize County Health Department, diabetes and weight gain appeared to be the most significant problem areas in the county.
Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided Health Board members with a copy of the assessment during Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Board meeting.
Firefighters with the Wapakoneta Fire Department responded just before noon Tuesday to a house fire at 311 Glynwood Road.
Firefighters responded after receiving a 911 call Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. about a house fire at the address of Lynn and Luke Nagel.
The couple has children, but nobody was home at the time.
Fire Capt. Jeff Orphal said Lynn Nagel came home from a church-related event and noticed heavy smoke when she opened the garage. She reported the fire and firefighters and police officers responded to the scene at 11:54 a.m.
Faced with tight budgets for two more years, the Wapakoneta City Recreation director says he and his staff will continue to do the best they can to maintain the parks, but area residents should not look for any major improvements.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed renewing the district’s 4.9-mill permanent improvement levy currently in place during its school board meeting Monday.
Board members are currently discussing a 10-year permanent improvement plan, but they would need the levy still in place to execute the plan. The levy, passed in 2008, will expire in 2013.
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