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March 13th, 2014

Auglaize Acres gets new chief

March 13, 2014

Long-time Auglaize Acres employee Kim Sudhoff was officially named administrator of the nursing facility on March 6 after serving one month as interim administrator.

Sudhoff has worked at the facility for eight years, starting out as the payroll clerk and later promoted to business office manager.

Junior Olympian to share his shooting experiences

March 13, 2014

Originally from St. Marys, 17-year-old, Glenn Zimmerman is a U.S. Junior Olympic Pistol shooter, and he will be making an appearance this Saturday, March 15 at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC to speak with young shooters.

Glenn’s father, Jim, said he hopes this event serves as an outlet for kids who are aspiring shooters to come and learn more and have their questions answered.

Lions Club discusses fundraising efforts

March 13, 2014

During its semimonthly meeting Tuesday, Wapakoneta Lions Club member Jack Preston announced that the club made $466 from its Bob Evans community fundraiser on March 1.

The Lions Club teamed up with Bob Evans’ restaurants in Wapakoneta and Lima to guarantee that 15 percent of every bill spent at the restaurant that day would be given to the Lions Club when customers presented a voucher during checkout.

Preston said this year’s fundraiser generated the highest amount of money they have ever received in the years they have done it.

March 12th

Lions welcome author’s discussion on ‘spitballs’

March 12, 2014

Mike Lackey, Lima resident and author of “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” spoke to the Lions Club of Wapakoneta at its semimonthly meeting on Tuesday at Astro Lanes.

Lackey, a retired newspaper reporter, editor and columnist, has contributed to the Dictionary of Literary Biography, “NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture” and the book, “Deadball Stars of the National League.” He is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Lima since 1975.

Fair adds to special days

March 12, 2014

With only four months until fair week, the Auglaize County Fair board is finalizing planning and updating locals on changes being made to the fair this spring.

The Auglaize County Fair dedicates certain days of fair week to special members of the community, including “Kid’s Day” and “Veteran’s Day.” At a regular fair board meeting, members discussed adding some new special days and making adjustments to the existing days.

Health plan OK’d

March 12, 2014

Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons brought four topics to the forefront of the Auglaize County Health Department Board of Health meeting Tuesday morning, all of which needed board action.

Primarily, the community health improvement plan needed to be accepted. After a number of meetings and discussions Parsons said she received the final plan on Monday.

March 11th

Bowlers kick back at Bash

March 11, 2014

On Saturday night the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 12th Annual Bowling Bash at Astro Lanes.

Teams were encouraged to come dressed in costumes or to follow a theme for their apparel. The Chamber was giving out prizes for different challenges, costumes and teams throughout the night. The best dressed team won $50 and a pizza. Along with a fun night, the Bowling Bash also acts as a fundraiser for the Chamber.

The Bowling Bash is a night of fun where teams of eight sign up to compete in Scotch Doubles Bowling.

W-G OKs supplemental contracts

March 11, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — At its regular board meeting Monday night, the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education accepted the supplemental contracts of two assistant coaches, as well as the employment of four tutors.

The contracts of assistant softball coach Damien Dyer and assistant baseball coach Stuart Spencer were approved at the appropriate level of the adopted supplemental salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year.

Village tackles handful of ordinances

March 11, 2014

The Village of Cridersville addressed many ordinances and resolutions at the monthly meeting for March 2014.

One of those ordinances was, number 1657 which was presented to council last month as an amendment to the previous ordinance number 1652.

Mayor Lorali Myers said this ordinance pertained to amending the ordinance that was previously passed regarding the pay package for non-elected employees of the village.

March 10th

WinterFest ends with a fairy tale

March 10, 2014

A community performance concluded Waynesfield’s WinterFest, and to many area locals, it was the highlight of the weekend.

“This is our community festival,” WinterFest chair and theatre producer Pat Noykos said, noting how this year’s Winterfest crowd has been the largest to date. “We try to diversify to try to get something for everybody.”

This year’s theatre play, “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective,” presented by WG Muchinippi Community Theatre, captured the attention of children and adults, alike.

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