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June 25th, 2014
Cancer fighters and survivors will unite for the Relay For Life of Auglaize County from 6 p.m. Friday to noon on Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
This year’s Relay For Life, a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, will incorporate the theme “Game On to Fight Cancer,” Relay For Life specialist Sarah Burke said.
The events will begin with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. with cancer fighters sharing their accomplishments and progress stories, followed by the Survivor Lap at 6:15 p.m.
Internet search after Internet search led one local 15-year-old to a gig as an extra in an upcoming Hollywood comedy set to hit screens July 2.
Maddie Bayne, an incoming Wapakoneta High School sophomore, is interested in acting, and last May she had the opportunity to be an extra on the set of “Tammy,” a movie starring Melissa McCarthy, most famously known for her raunchy turn as Megan in Bridesmaids, and for playing Molly on CBS’ hit comedy “Mike and Molly,” and Susan Sarandon, a Hollywood mainstay.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe announced Monday he is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to fund a $4.8 million project that will allow natural gas to become a village-owned utility.
At a regular board meeting, Rowe said he contacted a bond council firm based in Cincinnati to formulate funding plans that will satisfy the USDA. He said he hopes the council will contact him within the next few weeks with a list of funding scenarios that can be presented to the USDA.
WAYNESFIELD — Plodding through a busy agenda, the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education approved a list of items regarding the upcoming school year, and gave superintendent J. Chris Pfister a raise.
Pfister will see his pay rise by 2 percent in July.
A Wapakoneta Public Works Department vehicle was found engulfed in flames at 3:02 a.m. on Sunday, June 22 at the dead end of Stonybrook Drive, Wapakoneta.
Wapakoneta Police Officers responded to the 1993 Ford truck, which had been reportedly stolen. The entire cab and engine compartment were destroyed by the fire.
The Wapakoneta Noon Optimist Club has teamed up with the Wapakoneta WaterPark to host the first annual Carnival at the WaterPark event this Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m.
The event, which is aimed toward the youth of the community, will feature eight games such as water bowling, catch a duck, ring toss, spray away and Frisbee tic-tac-toe, among others.
There will also be several water-related door prizes given away throughout the day, including items such as snorkels, goggles, squirt guns and more.
The Auglaize County Public District Library was the place to be Saturday for science related activities.
The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) was in town with five different kiosk exhibits for children and their families to experiment with and learn.
With all activities at the kiosks being hands-on the kids were able to test, feel and experience what was happening on their own.
Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker said the event went really well.
Aqua Woman, Super Girl, Wonder Woman — Girl Scouts found their “real life” inner superheroes during this year’s Girl Scout Camp at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
“We thought it would be good to show that girls can be powerful, too,” PA Emily Deffenbaugh, 16, said. “I think it’s important for them to know that they can do anything, even if people tell them no, they can’t. They can do it.”
Auglaize County Commissioners have begun interviewing applicants for a new county administrator and released the applicant list to the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday evening. The commissioners hope to hire someone within the next few weeks.
The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.
Five young women entering their senior year of high school were invited to attend this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State (BGS) program held at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
Wapakoneta High School students Kaitlin Hughes, Julia Pepple, Jenna Sawmiller, Beth Severt and Megan Watt, were recognized by the school administration to participate as delegates in the 2014 week-long program.
The girls have been at BGS since last Sunday and will be returning home today.