August 26th, 2014
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.
Richard E. Buffenbarger, 59, of Wapakoneta, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 25, 1954, to the late Glenn E. and Eulabelle Jenkins Buffenbarger.
Richard worked at the Auglaize Industries Workshop in New Bremen for 41 years.
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.
Vickie D. McCollum, 53, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:47 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lima Memorial health System. She was born in Lima, the daughter of Carl and Barbara Jean (Newland) Martin. Her mother, Barbara Jean Norman, survives in Wapakoneta, and her father is deceased. She was married to Gary McCollum, and he is deceased.
Donald L. Mack, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 29, 1930, on the family farm near Buckland, to the late Carl Lavonne and Tessie Lola Reed Mack. He married JoAnn Thompson Jan. 4, 1953, and she survives.
By BRAD FRANK
The Wapakoneta Redskins overcame a rocky start to their scrimmage Saturday but settled down to show some positive outcomes, as Wapakoneta topped the Minster Wildcats, 21-14, in three quarters of football.
Quarterbacks were not subject to live tackling in Friday’s scrimmage, as officials’ whistles often blew with the QBs sitting in the pocket or scrambling for yardage.
Kicks and punts were allowed but blocking and tackling on returns were not.
RAWSON — The 2013 season was a big disappointment for the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team.
The Tigers finished 2-8 overall and 2-4 in the Northwest Central Conference, however at Cory-Rawson High School on Friday, W-G showed improvement and talent along with some techniques that need some ironing out.
“Overall, we need to clean up our performance, but we are coming together nicely,” said Tigers coach Tyler Turner.