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August 28th, 2014
Representatives of Botkins Community Club addressed council members during a regular Botkins village council meeting Tuesday to discuss concerns over land ownership at Botkins Community Park and Cole Field in front of Botkins Local School.
Community Club Vice President Keith Buehler informed council that they were approached by the school board to put a shed on their land at Botkins Community Park.
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The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored three retiring staff members at its regular board meeting Tuesday night.
Bus driver Lori Huebner and cafeteria workers Sue Latham and Barb Naylor were recognized by the board for their years of service to the district.
Huebner, who had worked as a bus driver in the district for 19 years, was thanked by WCS Superintendent Keith Horner for getting students home safely for all those years.
The Auglaize River Enhancement Project has been underway for some time now, and yesterday crews took to a jam in the river just north of Wapakoneta in Buckland.
According to Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart, the project began about a year ago and 23 miles of the 57 miles of river channel have been cleared so far.
“They began at the Allen Putnam County Line on the river and they’ve moved up stream toward this location,” Reinhart said. “Everything from here to Putnam County has been cleaned.”
An injured person was reported to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office after flipping an ATV in a yard at 8:03 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, at a residence near the 20,000 block of Miller Road, Wapakoneta.
Scott Retterer, 36, of Wapakoneta, suffered a severe laceration in the accident.
Although Retterer refused medical treatment, the squad transported him to Lima Memorial Hospital due to the severity of the wound. He was driving a Can-am. No further information was available.
WAYNESFIELD — The regularly scheduled Waynesfield Village Council meeting was canceled Monday night after four board members were unable to attend due to reported health issues.
Councilors Bill Motter, Sharon Ewing, Dick Hardin and Glen Valenti called Mayor Mike Ridenour within a half hour of the meeting informing him they would be absent.
“Some had health issues, some had wives with health issues, but that’s all we know at this point,” Ridenour said.
The meeting has not yet been rescheduled.
Car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in a local mission the community has supported for 11 years in the upcoming car show at Harvest Baptist Church, 1301 Navajo Trail, Wapakoneta, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.
All cars, trucks and motorcycles are encouraged to enter the drive-by car show, with a requested donation to benefit Mercy Unlimited’s ministry at the Auglaize County Jail.
The Wapakoneta Family YMCA will be having a modified shutdown schedule for maintenance this year.
Beginning yesterday and continuing throughout the rest of the week the Y will have maintenance activities underway causing some areas to have limited access.
The facility will also be closed beginning Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day weekend.
Mike Swaney Buick-GMC celebrated 30 years as a local business Saturday by hosting a 5k and family fun run — an event that not only commemorated Swaney’s years in Wapakoneta, but also benefited a local non-profit organization.
More than 40 runners who ranged in age from children under 12 years old to adults aged 50 and over competed in the race. Medals were awarded to the top three men and women, as well as the top three in each age group.
Community Markets in Wapakoneta invited locals to celebrate its 50th anniversary with special deals and activities at the Food & Fun Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the store.
Katie Hostler, Community Markets Fun Fest organizer, said the 50th anniversary marks a significant milestone for the company. She said Community Markets is hosting similar celebrations at each of its stores, which span across Ohio and into Indiana.