July 19th, 2012
The Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center was filled with smiling faces and positive attitudes when 14 young women competed for the title of Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant queen.
But only one took home the title.
Eighteen-year-old Mindy Kiefer was crowned as the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant queen on Wednesday evening, as family and friends cheered her on.
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Kiefer told the Wapakoneta Daily News after the competition. “I was very, very surprised.”
Reports of record sales and profits from the Ohio Lottery does not automatically mean additional funds for school districts across the state.
Angered by Team America donning opening ceremony uniforms made in China, a U.S. legislator is introducing a measure aimed at perfection — requiring the federal government to purchase apparel that is 100 percent American made instead of 51 percent.
More unwanted guests have made their way into Auglaize County homes.
“We’re getting three to five calls a week asking about more information on bed bugs,” Auglaize County Health Department Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson said.
Anderson said he didn’t have a tally for the total number or calls or reports they had received about the pests, but the number of calls received from throughout the county have been high for the past three or four months.
Negotiations between Auglaize Acres administrators and its unionized employees remain ongoing.
The 64 employees belonging to the bargaining unit are continuing to work under terms of the previous contract, which expired June 30, Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said.
The previous three-year contract was signed in 2009. The contract under negotiation would be for another three years.
“We are still in negotiations,” Pierce said, noting since negotiations are taking place she can not say more until a contract is finalized.
Locals can gear up for a national event that will now take place locally.
Breast cancer survivors and communities members are invited to participate in a kick-off event for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this Saturday.
Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation and unite more than 270 communities to fund the fight against breast cancer awareness, and now Lima will be hosting the annual event for the first time ever this September.
Michael P. Grove, 70, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center Emergency Room in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Clara Belle Stammen, 69, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:04 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Cridersville, the daughter of the late Dorothy C. Botkins and Clarence Rhodes. On May 4, 1964, she married Thomas Marion Stammen, who survives in Wapakoneta.
COLDWATER — For 15 years as head coach of the Wapakoneta ACME team, Willie Sammetinger had never seen his team make the state tournament.
Willie Sammetinger is a patient man.
The long wait came to an end Monday, as the Redskins blasted by Coldwater in their own back yard with an 8-0 win in the district final.
“We were close last year,” Sammetinger said after the game. “We came within one run. This year they kicked the door down and ran right through it.”
Should they stay or should they go.
After a presentation Monday by Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Executive Director Greg Myers, Wapakoneta City Council members must ultimately decide which industrial site real estate company to represent the 471-acre Job Ready Sites-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center — to stay with CB Richard Ellis or to go with the new firm Alterra, of Columbus. They also could elect to not sign a contract.