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November 25th, 2014

Students earn slots in honors band

November 25, 2014

This year, 11 Wapakoneta High School students earned spots in the Ohio Music Education Association’s District 3 honors band and jazz band.

Auditions were held on Nov. 15 at Van Wert High School. High school students from an eight-county area in west central Ohio competed for spots in the organization’s jazz band, honors band and choir. Each instrument had its own judge.

November 24th

Downtown shops support Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2014

Black Friday — which has stretched into Thanksgiving Day —  is a day of customers quickly finishing their Thanksgiving meal and enduring the cold and brisk conditions to be the first in line outside of stores such as Walmart, Kohl’s and Kmart. 

Customers will do anything to get a great deal for loved ones, or themselves, for the holidays such as an Xbox One game console, a 60-inch HD television or sales on expensive clothing.

Hospice is about caring during a difficult time

November 24, 2014

November is National Hospice Month and Community Health Professionals wants to get the word out about hospice care while hoping to deviate from a label associated with it for quite some time.

The common idea regarding someone going into hospice care is as soon as a patient is admitted, that person is going to pass away soon.

It’s not a matter of if a person will pass in hospice care, but when.

EMA seeks less in 2015

November 24, 2014

In a recent meeting with the county commissioners, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson proposed a budget for 2015 that will be nearly 15 percent lower than his current budget.

Next year’s budget shrunk mainly because of a 92 percent decrease in the EMA’s equipment line item, which went from $25,000 in 2014 to a proposed $2,000 in 2015.

November 21st

Patient thriving following stay at local hospice

November 22, 2014

Joyce Murphy has lived a long life. From a wife of more than 40 years with a family business, to a woman who was admitted to hospice care and now resides at Wapakoneta Manor.

The common consensus when someone is admitted to hospice care is a person is going to pass away in a matter of months, maybe days or weeks, but not for Murphy, who was in hospice care for five months. She is the exception.

Math whiz earns Honda medal

November 22, 2014

Ever since he was a young child, Wapakoneta High School senior Hayden Metzger has always loved math.

“I’ve always understood math better than a lot of other subjects,” Metzger said. “There was just something about it that really hit home with me. From the start I could do it easily and as I grew older it stuck with me.

“I just always really enjoyed math.”

Stylists ready to ‘wow’ at roomier location

November 22, 2014

The five stylists at Mirror Image Hair Salon are almost completely settled in their new home after moving into it three weeks ago.

The salon moved to its new location at 801 Middle St. from 2 S. Seltzer St., where it had been for more than eight years. Prompting the decision to move was the need for more space.

District to purchase semi to save on trips

November 21, 2014

The Auglaize County Solid Waste District will purchase two new vehicles in 2015, director Dave Reichelderfer said in a recent budget meeting with the county commissioners.

County touts GIS benefits

November 21, 2014

Auglaize County is giving municipalities within the county the opportunity to create a database of its infrastructure through an app.

Committee begins work on budget

November 21, 2014

It was a beginning.

The Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee got down to work Thursday afternoon by discussing items they will need  and trying to pin down how often they will have to meet to get a budget through in a timely manner.

Finance Committee Chair and Third Ward Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst said she was a little concerned that the budget is tighter than expected due to a reduction in income tax.

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