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August 3rd, 2011

4-H members display control, cleanliness when showing dairy

August 3, 2011

Control, cleanliness and poise were just three of the areas 4-Hers had to display as part of the dairy showmanship event Tuesday afternoon at the Auglaize County Fair.
Dozens of participants entered the show barn looking to advance in the competition. The field featured some newcomers as well as veterans of handling the thousand pound - plus animals.
“I am kind of hoping I place pretty good,” Cody Schlater said. “This is my first year doing dairy.”

August 2nd

Royalty crowned

August 2, 2011

When Kayla Schneider’s name was announced as the 2011 Auglaize County Junior Fair queen, she broke into a subtle smile — later saying she knew all the contestants were deserving.
On Monday, Wapakoneta’s Schneider and St. Marys’ Patrick Schwartz were crowned as royalty over the 159th Auglaize County Junior Fair.
Schwartz said the selection gave him a feeling of accomplishment after being chosen.
“Its an awesome feeling,” Schwartz said. “I grew up wanting to be selected some day.”

Neumeier gains approval for Rains to negotiate land deal

August 2, 2011

The city’s legislative body approved moving forward on an opportunity to purchase the former Centennial Elementary School property and make it part of the Wapakoneta park system.

Woman OK after getting caught on train

August 2, 2011

A 49-year-old Wapakoneta woman attempting to cross between stopped train cars got caught on one of them as the train started to move again Sunday afternoon.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said at 1:05 p.m. Mary Music, 49, of Apt. 1, 2 Perry St., attempted to cross through the stopped train at the Auglaize Street intersection by crawling between cars. Witnesses saw what happened and called the Wapakoneta Police Department for assistance.
Hunlock said they notified CSX about Music and asked them to make an emergency stop.
Music was removed from the train with no injuries.

August 1st

Lupus walk brings out supporters

August 1, 2011

A local fundraiser brought members of the community together to raise awareness for an auto-immune disease.
“A Walk for Lupus” attracted approximately 400 people Saturday morning to Harmon Field in Wapakoneta to show their support by either walking or running a 5K.
Lupus Foundation of America Michigan and Northwest Ohio Chapter President and CEO Aleta Foust said it is important for everyone to be aware of what lupus is.
“There are 50,000 people in the state of Ohio that have lupus,” Foust said. “There are more people than we know that have lupus”

Jamboree raises funds for fire budget

August 1, 2011

A local festival dodged the rain this past weekend as it drew large crowds for its activities on Friday and Saturday.
The Uniopolis Jamboree, the mid-summer event, is the major fundraiser for the Uniopolis Fire Department’s budget, and firefighter Sam Blank said that the money will fund their budget for the year. This year the proceeds from the event will go toward updating equipment.
“The money is used for repairs, and for new equipment,” Blank said. “Outdated equipment needs to be replaced.”

W’field to add K-9 to police force

August 1, 2011

WAYNESFIELD – Waynesfield Village Council members voted Friday to add a new officer to the local police force — a K-9.
After many councilors expressed uncertainty at a meeting Monday and tabled the issue, they evidently gathered the information they needed as the proposal from Police Chief Nathan Motter passed Friday with a unanimous vote.

July 29th

Building booths for fair

July 29, 2011

Fences and gates have been erected.
Mobile homes and house trailers sit parked inside the east gate, connected to the electric posts.
Crews work in the barns, readying them for the steers, cows, hogs, chickens, rabbits and a list of other animals.
Near the midway, three young girls carry a section of fence with their fair club’s name, Star Spangled Clovers, across the front. Lauren Klopfenstein, Emma Davis and Danica Zink move the prop Friday from a vehicle in the parking lot into the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Make-up days will be added to end of year

July 29, 2011

Any school days to be made up during the next two school years will be tacked on at the end of the year.
A revision to Wapakoneta City Schools calendar for 2011-12 and 2012-13 was approved this week eliminating make-up days on both President’s Day and Martin Luther King Day and instead transferring those days, originally scheduled to be used as make-up days as needed, to the end of the school year.
For the 2011-12 school year, students are scheduled to start on Aug. 24 with the last day planned for May 25. The 2012-13 school year is to begin for students on Aug. 28 and end May 31.

FAA shutdown has little affect on Neil Armstrong airport

July 29, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has halted construction projects across the nation, is having little impact on the local airport.
On Tuesday, the FAA shutdown forced the entity to furlough 4,000 workers and suspend $2.5 billion in airport construction linked to federal grants. While the Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville receives federal grants from the FAA, the shutdown is not currently impacting the facility.

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