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June 24th, 2014

Village mulls ownership of gas utility

June 24, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Administrator Fred Rowe announced Monday he is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to fund a $4.8 million project that will allow natural gas to become a village-owned utility.

At a regular board meeting, Rowe said he contacted a bond council firm based in Cincinnati to formulate funding plans that will satisfy the USDA. He said he hopes the council will contact him within the next few weeks with a list of funding scenarios that can be presented to the USDA.

W-G superintendent to see pay raise in July

June 24, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Plodding through a busy agenda, the Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education approved a list of items regarding the upcoming school year, and gave superintendent  J. Chris Pfister a raise.

Pfister will see his pay rise by 2 percent in July.

City vehicle allegedly stolen, destroyed in fire

June 24, 2014

A Wapakoneta Public Works Department vehicle was found engulfed in flames at 3:02 a.m. on Sunday, June 22 at the dead end of Stonybrook Drive, Wapakoneta.

Wapakoneta Police Officers responded to the 1993 Ford truck, which had been reportedly stolen. The entire cab and engine compartment were destroyed by the fire.

June 23rd

Optimists host first carnival at WaterPark

June 23, 2014

The Wapakoneta Noon Optimist Club has teamed up with the Wapakoneta WaterPark to host the first annual Carnival at the WaterPark event this Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m.

The event, which is aimed toward the youth of the community, will feature eight games such as water bowling, catch a duck, ring toss, spray away and Frisbee tic-tac-toe, among others.

There will also be several water-related door prizes given away throughout the day, including items such as snorkels, goggles, squirt guns and more.

COSI visits library

June 23, 2014

The Auglaize County Public District Library was the place to be Saturday for science related activities.

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) was in town with five different kiosk exhibits for children and their families to experiment with and learn.

With all activities at the kiosks being hands-on the kids were able to test, feel and experience what was happening on their own.

Youth Services Coordinator Kristine Spyker said the event went really well.

Girl Scouts find inner superheroes

June 23, 2014

Aqua Woman, Super Girl, Wonder Woman — Girl Scouts found their “real life” inner superheroes during this year’s Girl Scout Camp at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

“We thought it would be good to show that girls can be powerful, too,” PA Emily Deffenbaugh, 16, said. “I think it’s important for them to know that they can do anything, even if people tell them no, they can’t. They can do it.”

Fred Franklin Focht, 90

June 23, 2014

Fred Franklin Focht, 90, of Waynesfield, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.

Ruth L. Musser, 86

June 23, 2014

Ruth L. Musser, 86, of Jackson Center, passed away Friday evening, June 20, 2014, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta. She was born in Lakeview, Ohio on Oct. 13, 1927, to the late Paul L. and Minnie A. (Quedeweit) McGee. She married Malcolm E. “Pete” Musser on Dec. 16, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1979. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen Musser, and a sister, Irene Smith.

June 20th

21 apply for top county position

June 20, 2014

Auglaize County Commissioners have begun interviewing applicants for a new county administrator and released the applicant list to the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday evening. The commissioners hope to hire someone within the next few weeks.

The position has been vacant for nearly five months after former administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice on Jan. 14. Hensley occupied this position for nearly two years.

Girls end week at Mount Union

June 20, 2014

Five young women entering their senior year of high school were invited to attend this year’s American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State (BGS) program held at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

Wapakoneta High School students Kaitlin Hughes, Julia Pepple, Jenna Sawmiller, Beth Severt and Megan Watt, were recognized by the school administration to participate as delegates in the 2014 week-long program.

The girls have been at BGS since last Sunday and will be returning home today.

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