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July 20th, 2012
By CARLA MEYER
A pair of 4-H members have a goal of earning a blue ribbon at the county fair and qualifying for state â€” along with making their project a career in the future.
On Friday, two members of the Pin Cushion Pals and 4-H Rascals 4-H Club were judged on cake decorating projects they are bringing to the Auglaize County Fair â€” which is slated from July 29 to Aug. 4.
A newly formed group to support the Wapakoneta Public Library is looking for community input.
The Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library is sponsoring a contest as it searches for a logo that would be easily recognizable and reflect the mission of the group.
â€śThere has never been a group like this to support Wapakoneta Public Library,â€ť said Barb Harrod, who serves as the groupâ€™s president.
But with almost all the other libraries in the county having such â€śfriendsâ€ť groups, Harrod said the organization of such a group here is long overdue.
For nearly two hours, 18 area teams locked horns in the spirit of battle in an attempt to show true athleticism and teamwork.
If they had been trying to exhibit their sport as the next possible addition to Olympic events, the results might not have turned out so well. However, fun for all in the name of charity was the goal, and the annual charity bed races at the 2012 Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta were a complete success.
A quarantine fee has been established for animals that need to be housed by the local dog warden after biting someone.
Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes after a dog bites someone and it is required to be kept quarantined for 10 days, the owner doesn’t want to or can’t keep the dog during that time.
Volunteers from a local church recently traveled to Birmingham, Ala. to contribute to what Becky Sunday defined as “the community of Christ.”
Sunday, the minister of Church Development and Parish Life at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, was one of 15 parishioners along with other volunteers that made the trip to Birmingham to help clean up storm damage. The opportunity came up through the United Church of Christ Volunteer Ministries, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s Birmingham office.
The Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center was filled with smiling faces and positive attitudes when 14 young women competed for the title of Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant queen.
But only one took home the title.
Eighteen-year-old Mindy Kiefer was crowned as the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant queen on Wednesday evening, as family and friends cheered her on.
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Kiefer told the Wapakoneta Daily News after the competition. “I was very, very surprised.”
Reports of record sales and profits from the Ohio Lottery does not automatically mean additional funds for school districts across the state.
Angered by Team America donning opening ceremony uniforms made in China, a U.S. legislator is introducing a measure aimed at perfection — requiring the federal government to purchase apparel that is 100 percent American made instead of 51 percent.
More unwanted guests have made their way into Auglaize County homes.
“We’re getting three to five calls a week asking about more information on bed bugs,” Auglaize County Health Department Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson said.
Anderson said he didn’t have a tally for the total number or calls or reports they had received about the pests, but the number of calls received from throughout the county have been high for the past three or four months.
Negotiations between Auglaize Acres administrators and its unionized employees remain ongoing.
The 64 employees belonging to the bargaining unit are continuing to work under terms of the previous contract, which expired June 30, Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said.
The previous three-year contract was signed in 2009. The contract under negotiation would be for another three years.
“We are still in negotiations,” Pierce said, noting since negotiations are taking place she can not say more until a contract is finalized.