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March 13th, 2012

Grounds for camping: Generating sites eases campground demand

March 13, 2012

Demand for camping sites at the Auglaize County Fair continues to grow, and to ease the backlog fairgrounds crews are creating a private electric generator area.

Auglaize County Agricultural Society Secretary Fred Piehl informed Fair Board members the waiting list for fairgrounds’ 350 camping sites during the Auglaize County Fair has grown to 60, with demand growing each year.

Friends organize bingo benefit for fire victim

March 13, 2012

Friends of a Buckland woman who lost all her belongings and suffered injuries in a fire days before Christmas are hoping the community comes out to offer its support at a fundraiser this weekend.

From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buckland Fire Department a bingo benefit is being planned for Becky Krites. Her friends, Missy Johnson and Niki Oren, are planning the event with the help of a large number of supporters. Tickets for the event must be purchased by Friday to attend.

March 12th

PERI meeting

March 12, 2012

The PERI meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Easy Campground. They hold their meeting the first Tuesday of every month.

Moon City Magic: Steer, heifer show gives early chance to hone talents

March 12, 2012

Standing tall and straight, the 11-month-old youngster gets his hair trimmed, all the while quieted by Hannah Koch, as she prepares him to be judged.

The 952-pound youngster is Maverick, a steer born in April, and Koch is a junior at Botkins High School. The pair competed Saturday in the third annual Moon City Preview held in the Show Barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Wapak wins Scholastic Bowl

March 12, 2012

With seven wins in nine varsity matches, the Wapakoneta High School Scholastic Bowl team won the ninth annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament held Friday at The Ohio State University at Lima.

The Redskins team, under the direction of coach Adam Friemering, consists of Joey Jose, George Jose, Austin Klingler, Ross Kohler, Chris Schwartz and Cole Thrush.

Schwartz also earned recognition as being named to the WBL Scholastic Bowl All-Tournament Team, chosen by the coaches of the other teams.

Soccer sparks interest of student

March 12, 2012

Dressed as the late magician Harry Houdini, Kaleb Benny would rather slip the handcuffs of school work to be on a lined soccer field.

Benny, a sixth-grader at Wapakoneta Middle School, said he was no longer nervous about giving his presentation after having given his speech to two judges Friday during the annual Biography Fair.

While he likes schools, the 11-year-old son of Wendy and Steve Benny is quick to point out he would rather have given his presentation on a soccer player or be playing on the soccer field.

March 9th

In another's shoes

March 9, 2012

Thomas Jefferson, Martha Stewart and William Shakespeare all lurked through the halls Friday at the Wapakoneta Middle School.

The sixth-graders, who held their annual Biography Fair on Thursday for parents and Friday for fellow students and judges, had the opportunity to select a famous person, research that person and then dress-up like them. All their work was judged by members of the local community.

“They worked so hard,” sixth-grade teacher Michelle Boyer said. “They know the person they are studying and are very excited.”

Relay readies for 15th year

March 9, 2012

In 15 weeks, the Auglaize County Fairgrounds midway will host walkers for an 18-hour walk for the 15th annual Relay for Life as teams and individuals celebrate victims and survivors of cancer.

Trying to mirror the stages through which a cancer survivor endures, Relay for Life organizers have chosen the theme, “A Cure for All Seasons.”

Red Cross hopes month spurs support

March 9, 2012

The American Red Cross is asking everyone to help others in need by supporting the lifesaving services the national organization provides.

The director of the Auglaize County Branch of the American Red Cross is making a special plea for the community’s support in March, which is Red Cross Month.

Active members shape FFA

March 9, 2012

Members garner national, state awards, honors
The number of awards achieved is not always the true measure of a good year, a Wapakoneta FFA adviser told FFA members and parents Thursday night.

With approximately 4,000 people attending Thursday’s banquet, Wapakoneta FFA advisers Ron Brown and Chris Turner discussed the fact so many FFA students had done so well throughout the year.

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