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February 18th, 2015

Cattlemen hold annual banquet

February 18, 2015

The Auglaize County Cattleman's Association crowned this year's Beef Queen and Princess and presented a local veterinarian with the Cattleman of the Year award at its annual banquet Tuesday night.

Eighteen-year-old Michaela Kramer was named queen and 14-year-old Jenna Heitkamp was selected as princess during the banquet, which took place at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Dr. Andy Mack, a veterinarian at Tri-County Veterinary Service, was presented with the 2015 Cattleman of the Year award.

February 17th

Botkins cruises in rout of Waynesfield-Goshen

February 17, 2015

BOTKINS — Mitch Stone and the Botkins Trojans nailed the visiting Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers early and often Monday during a 64-35 win in a non-league varsity boys basketball game.

Botkins took a 37-16 lead into the locker rooms at halftime, with Stone tallying 13 of his game-high 17 points in the first half.

Mitch Goubeaux added 12 points, and while Reid Manger and Cameron Flora had nine points for the Trojans.

Collin Lowe scored 11 of the Tigers’ 19 points after halftime, totaling a team-high 15 for the game.

February 16th

Buckland's Hummer may go to Jackson Center

February 16, 2015

Buckland Police Chief Brian Snider said Jackson Center would like to add the Hummer Buckland received in 2012 to its tactical team. The transfer will have to be approved by the federal government.

February 15th

Sectional hoops pairings unveiled

February 15, 2015



Sectional draws for the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament were held statewide Sunday.

The Wapakoneta Redskins were the fourth seed out of 11 teams within the Division II district at Liberty-Benton High School.

Wapakoneta will face Upper Sandusky at 8 p.m. March 6 in a sectional final at Riverdale High School in Mount Blanchard.


The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were seeded 12th out of 13 teams within the Division IV district at Wapakoneta High School.

Saturday, Feb. 14 local roundup

February 15, 2015



LIMA — The Wapakoneta Redskins won their second straight sectional title Saturday.

Wapakoneta's Charlie Sutton set a sectional record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.96 seconds.

1. Wapakoneta 521; 2. Lima Senior 381 (Division I school); 3. Shawnee 327; 4. Upper Sandusky 190; 5. Ada 166; 6. Minster 158; 7. Lima Central Catholic 151; 8. Kenton 133; 9. New Bremen 130; 10. Bath 103; 10. Marion Local 103; 12. Elida 88; 13. St Marys 57.


February 13th

Friday, Feb. 13 basketball roundup

February 14, 2015


Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 53, final

Adam Henderson scored 21 points for Wapakoneta, as the Redskins gave the visiting Roughriders their third straight Western Buckeye League loss.

Aaron Huffman had 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Redskins (10-9, 3-4 WBL), who ended a streak of three straight losses in the WBL.

Nathan Wilker paced St. Marys (12-7, 4-3 WBL) with 14 points.

Ridgemont 71, Waynesfield-Goshen 65, final

Farmer’s win helps firefighters

February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — The Monsanto Fund made a $2,500 donation to the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday.

Local producer Tony Lochard was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Lochard Farms selected Buckland Volunteer Fire Department to receive the donation.

Buckland strives to soldier on

February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND — Presiding over her first regular meeting of the Village Council, Acting Mayor Janet Bible reached out to the community to thank them for their support as she fills out the term of Dan Lambert, who resigned Monday.

First on council’s plate is the need for two council members to replace Bible and Lonnie John, who also resigned Monday.

Candidates must be voting residents of Buckland and must have resided in the village for at least a year.

Schoenlein to Findlay; Pfenning to Ohio St.

February 13, 2015

Two Wapakoneta High School seniors announced Friday morning their intentions to continue their education and play football in college.

Defensive end Thomas Schoenlein will attend the University of Findlay.

Offensive lineman Blake Pfenning will be a preferred walk-on at The Ohio State University.

For a story of each of these two student-athletes, see the Saturday, Feb. 14 edition of The Wapakoneta Daily News.


February 12th

Thursday, Feb. 12 basketball roundup

February 12, 2015



Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 35, final

ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta shot 22 of 42 from the field, while St. Marys was just 10 of 56 (18 percent) from the field in a Western Buckeye League matchup.

Carly Buzzard had 12 points to lead Wapakoneta (15-5, 6-2 WBL). Maddi Stiles added 11 points in her first game back after sitting out Tuesday in a loss to Coldwater.

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