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October 30th, 2014
The clearing out of the Auglaize River got a little closer to home Wednesday as the contractor began work near the Hamilton Street bridge.
The area of the work will then move to the Harrison Street bridge and clear debris upstream towards county Route 25A.
“The original bid stated that the contractor is to remove severely leaning trees and debris,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.
Although there may not be any ghosts lurking in the dark corners of Wapakoneta, the town is home to “the greatest mystery in Auglaize County history.”
Tour guide Rachel Barber stood at the courthouse in front a group of twenty or so people. It was the last stop of Wednesday’s Historical Haunted Walking Tour and Barber was gearing up to tell the last story of the night — the story of Queen Lil.
CRIDERSVILLE — Board members honored Cridersville Elementary students for academic excellence during Tuesday night’s Wapakoneta Board of Education meeting and the district’s finances are looking good halfway through the five-year forecast plan.
Second graders Brantsyn Clausing and Abigail Makuh were recognized along with third graders Madison Baily, Ruby Miller and fourth grader Austin West.
CRIDERSVILLE — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services hosted a Reverse Job Fair on Tuesday at Otterbein in Cridersville.
A Reverse Job Fair puts the potential employee in the driver seat with their own booth where they can sell their skills to employers. The employers then move from booth to booth speaking with each job seeker.
Costume-clad children made their way around the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Tuesday night, excitedly participating in the 4th annual Boo on the Moon.
The event was set up as a series of different Halloween-themed activities, each one placed at a different point throughout the museum.
WAYNESFIELD — Finances were the topic of debate in a lengthy and packed Waynesfield Village Council meeting Monday night. The meeting lasted two hours as council members try to find ways to save money and still have enough to pay bills, but it’s becoming trickier every day.
During the finance portion of the meeting, three of five council members, with one council member absent, voted no in transferring money to cover solicitor fees.
It was all fun and games in the basement of the Auglaize County Public District Library on Perry Street on Monday evening.
The library’s Youth Services Coordinator, Kristine Spyker — dressed as Amelia Bedelia — led the fun as 11 costumed children participated in a variety of games, sang a song and made a pumpkin craft. Assisting Spyker was, appropriately, Youth Services Assistant Ronda Dear.
Monday’s unseasonably warm temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for the Wapakoneta YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler.
There was certainly no shortage of Halloween spirit, nor a lack of costume variety. People came dressed as zombies, witches, basketball players, a banana — the list goes on and on.
The History of Halloween and craft event took place at the Auglaize County Public Library Saturday as a handful of parents and children attended to put together Halloween-themed crafts and watch a documentary on the history of Halloween.
Auglaize County Pheasants Forever held its first youth pheasant hunt Saturday at a hunting preserve on Fryburg Drive at Hardin Pike, just south of Wapakoneta.
The morning began with a safety lesson and practice at Moulton Gun Club, before moving to Shoot-em Game Birds. Two birds were taken during the first part of the morning; by Justin Kennedy of Lima and Cory Stauffer of Wapakoneta.