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November 25th, 2013
With a little more than a month left in the United Way of Auglaize Countyâ€™s 2014 campaign, pledges received total approximately 75 percent of the $325,000 goal.
That goal is in reach, United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director Randy Fisher said, if anticipated pledges are received and if members of the local community also consider making a donation.
The Wapakoneta-Lima South KOA Campgrounds has been awarded a top honor from the company.
The local KOA campground was awarded the 2014 KOA Presidentâ€™s and Founderâ€™s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the worldâ€™s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds, on Thursday during KOAâ€™s Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas.
The KOA Presidentâ€™s and Founderâ€™s Award is presented annually to campgrounds receiving the highest scores in customer service from their campers and top scores in KOAâ€™s annual quality review, said Mike Gast, vice president of communications for KOA.
Results of the Nov. 5 general election stayed the same after they were certified Thursday by Auglaize County Elections Board members.
â€śThere were no major changes other than we no longer need to have a recount in New Bremen,â€ť Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox said after the meeting.
When board members began certifying the election on Wednesday, Wilcox anticipated the need for two recounts in the county due to close results.
While the Duchouquet Township trustee race still
People know this man as a crooner.
People know this man as the longest serving Auglaize County elected public official.
People know this man as a historian and a collector.
Today, Vern Doenges is now known as the first-ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed Thursday by the Auglaize County Historical Society.
Fifty years ago, the death of U.S. President John Kennedy by an assassinâ€™s bullet changed the nation he governed and the world.
The event also changed the lives of three Wapakoneta men, including one man who was looking to serve on the national stage but who altered his plans when the former Massachusetts senator was shot and killed.
Wapakoneta native Fred Zint said he has two connections to the late president. He met Kennedy, who was then a senator from Massachusetts, during a regional Jaycee meeting in Rockford, Ill. in 1958.
A few volunteers prepare wooden penguins with Wapakoneta Redskins and Ohio State Buckeyes written on them while another group of volunteers put some finishing touches on center pieces with candles and globes.
The St. Joseph Catholic Church Sewing Club is preparing for this year’s Christmas Bazaar to be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, touted the benefits of the Senate farm bill proposal that goes far beyond supporting farmers and their endeavors.
A materials fire at Midwest Elastomers Inc. on Wednesday morning caused an undetermined amount of damage at the plant, Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said this morning.
Nine firefighters from the Wapakoneta Fire Department and five firefighters from the Uniopolis Fire Department responded to the blaze which started shortly before 9 a.m. Wapakoneta crews were back at the fire station at 11:15 a.m.
â€śI ate too much turkeyâ€¦ my buttons are starting to pop!â€ť
Third-graders in Chris Talowskyâ€™s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School exclaimed these remarks as they worked in groups throughout the classroom, assigning parts and practicing their assigned lines of a poem they plan to deliver to classmates on Friday.
Itâ€™s part of a weekly assignment, with Talowsky picking a story or writing, often with a seasonal theme, and students working in groups to rehearse it throughout the week before it is performed.
Five Wapakoneta City Schools District students received recognition Tuesday evening from the Wapakoneta VFW for their efforts in a national essay contest.
â€śThese are great programs to help the kids along,â€ť VFW Commander Delmar Merricle said. â€śItâ€™s great to see all these essays â€” the kids really put a lot of effort into them.â€ť
Seventh- and eighth-graders competed in the â€śVFW Patriots Penâ€ť essay contest, and high school students competed in the â€śVFW Voice of Democracy.â€ť VFW officers chose the best essays out of those submitted.