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September 4th, 2014

Beloved artist exhibited at library

September 4, 2014

Those who knew Father Lawrence Tebbe should recognize the handiwork which has been photographed and displayed at the Auglaize County Public District Library, and those who never knew him may want to take a closer look into the artist who dedicated his life to preserving St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg.

The Auglaize County Historical Society is hosting the mini-exhibit “A Retrospective on the Life and Work of Father Lawrence Tebbe” at the library in Wapakoneta during  September.

Agency set for Harvestfest

September 4, 2014

September is National Senior Center Month, and the Auglaize County Council on Aging has found a fun, festive way to celebrate. It will host the third annual Auglaize County Harvestfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds east gate entrance. Entry is $1 or a canned good that will be donated to a local food pantry. Kids 10 and under will be admitted free.

New this year will be a car show, which will run all day. Door prizes will be given to the first 30 entrants, and the cost to enter is $5.

September 3rd

Library staff takes the challenge

September 3, 2014

To help get the month of September started off with a some excitement, a group of staff members of the Auglaize County Public District Library accepted a challenge from the Stallo Minster Library.

The challenge accepted was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and staff members Ronda Dear, Lori Scheer, Rhonda Toland and Bev Miller participated when seven children dumped cups of ice water on their heads.

Bowlers gather to help Special Olympics

September 3, 2014

Professional bowlers and local Special Olympians will gather together at Astro Lanes this weekend to compete in the fourth annual Moon City Classic, a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event that will raise money for the Auglaize County Special Olympics. 

Boating incident leaves one dead

September 3, 2014

Officials are still investigating the events which led to a man’s death following a boating accident around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Indian Lake. 

The victim has been identified as Joshua Keith, 24, of Bellefontaine. 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) watercraft officers received a call of nine people aboard a sinking boat on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp. 

Police probe thefts from automobiles

September 3, 2014

Several complaints of thefts and vehicles being entered were reported to the Wapakoneta Police Department.

According to the report, the majority of vehicles were rummaged through for change some time between Sunday night, Aug. 31, and Monday morning, Sept. 1. Vehicles were reported parked in varying locations, including driveways and streets. 

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Cincinnati Bengals

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Cincinnati Bengals

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL season.

September 2nd

Fryburg celebrates parish life

September 2, 2014

FRYBURG — Kiddie tractor pulls, corn hole, craft wheels and bingo — to visitors, the Fryburg Homecoming Festival may seem like any fun, small town festival, but those who grew up anticipating ‘mock turtle soup’ once a year understand the sense of community under the St. John Catholic Church steeple. 

What’s in the soup?

September 2, 2014

FRYBURG — Mock turtle soup is a staple of the Fryburg Homecoming Festival, but, when put to the test, can locals identify what ingredients make up for the mock turtle?

Bob Thorpe, of Fryburg, said he imagined the famous mock turtle soup tasted like “some kind of turtle,” however, he has always opted for the chicken noodle soup alternative.

College friends hired together

September 2, 2014

After becoming friends in college, Olivia Richard and Jenalyn Hennon knew they wanted to work together after graduation, but they never thought it would actually happen.

Much to their amazement, the recent college graduates happened to be hired at the same time, in the same building and even in the same grade level when they were offered jobs teaching first grade at Wapakoneta Elementary School. 

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