September 10th, 2012
Perhaps competitor Thomas Karbowiak said it best.
“Where else can I go and drink some beer, have some fun and smash something, all for a good cause?”
Karbowiak was one of 58 drivers in the 16th annual K & R Lawn Mower Derby that attracted a huge crowd Saturday behind the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wapakoneta.
Approximately 700 people attended the event, which is hosted by Jeremy Resor and Chad Kantner. Proceeds from the event are used to help fund various local charitable needs in the community throughout the year.
Local bowling lanes owner Denny Borgert had always hoped to bring a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event to Wapakoneta. That hope has now officially became a repeat event.
Sixty-four professional bowlers turned out for the event and provided plenty of excitement that included a perfect game, a double playoff for the final spot to advance to the final eight, and threats for 300 again in the final match and the $25,000 challenge at the end of the second consecutive G. A. Wintzer & Son Classic held Friday through Sunday.
CRIDERSVILLE — At the Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm, a child with autism can learn confidence and a woman with multiple sclerosis can regain her ability to walk, and volunteers drive the farm’s ability to serve riders in a more than 10-county radius.
While the two newest members of the Wapakoneta Fire Department have similar personalities, they started their lives in different towns, attended rival high schools and arrived at their decision to be a firefighter in different manners.
But Kevin Bellman and Cody Wycuff also have one other thing in common â€” they just want to help people and make a difference in their community. Their divergent paths crossed this summer when these two men, with similar personalities, were hired by Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites.
Local Republican Party members officially opened the Auglaize County Republican Headquarters Friday as the election looms only two months away.
The headquarters is located in the Grandview Plaza at the former location of Grandview Video.
Two Auglaize County Junior Fair Board members are honored to be recognize with a prestigious award.
Buckeye Beavers 4-H Club member Sarah Wilker, of St. Marys, and Auglaize Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club member Hayley Miller, of Wapakoneta, were the recipients of the Eric Vogel Memorial Award after the Auglaize County Fair.
Howard Crocker, 70, of Cridersville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
Surviving are a wife, Linda; two sons, Jim and John; a daughter-in-law, Barb; and a son-in-law, Daniel.
He worked as an independent contractor for the Wapakoneta Daily News delivering newspapers to the Botkins area.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, Ind.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Annabelle Lucille Tangeman, 98, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born March 29, 1914, in Auglaize County, near Buckland and Wapakoneta, the daughter of Ruth Regina (Newland) Weimert and George Henry Harruff, and they preceded her in death. On Dec. 24, 1932, at the home of Reverand A.M. Daehnke in Cridersville, she married Virgil Franklin Tangeman.
Residents should expect further changes to Wapakoneta’s curfew law after a nearly two hour discussion on three principal sections of the city legislation.
Dedicated civil servant. Talented musician. Local historian. Generous and courteous gentleman. That about sums it up when describing the 2012 Outstanding Auglaize County Senior Citizen.
Vern Doenges, former county auditor, dance band warbler, collector of postcards and author of the daily “Looking Backward” column, and “all-around good guy” will be honored Sept. 18 during the annual celebration of senior citizens at the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA).