August 1st, 2014
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council voted 4-2 to eliminate the position of village administrator in favor of a board of public affairs at a regular council meeting Thursday night.
Councilors Bill Motter, Glen Valenti, Sharon Ewing and Dick Hardin voted in favor of the board, while Rich Libby and Vickie Zimmerman voted to keep Village Administrator Fred Rowe.
The Wapakoneta Police Department is inviting the public to attend the upcoming National Night Out, an annual, fun-filled event planned to give community members a chance to interact with law enforcement agencies around the county.
Cordie Miracle, 89, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Findlay, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Cordie was born March 27, 1925, in Bell County, Ky., to the late George and MaryBell (Hoskins) Thompson. She married the love of her life, Cecil A. Miracle, on Aug. 3, 1944, in Saint Marys, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1990.
Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member — compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.
Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.
When she entered the ring to show a Jersey steer she’d had since it was born, she said she had to be calm not just for herself, but for the animal so that it would stay calm.
On July 23, Waynesfield Village Council held an emergency meeting to address the abolishment of the position of village administrator and return to having a locally elected board of public affairs.
The second reading of the proposed ordinance ended in a tie, with council members Bill Motter, Dick Hardin and Sharon Ewing voting in favor of the change and Glen Valenti, Vickie Zimmerman and Rich Libby voting to retain the village administrator position.
A Waynesfield-Goshen High School teacher was recently named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Civil War Trust for his work as a history teacher and with the school’s Civil War Brigade.
Joe Foster was presented with the award at the Civil War Trust’s National Teacher Institute in Atlanta on July 18. The ceremony was part of a three-day event that featured various speakers, workshops and Civil War battlefield tours.
Clarence L. Landt, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. He was born in Glenbrook, Iowa, the son of Edwin and Elsie (Luchie) Landt, who preceded him in death. On May 23, 1945, he married Irene Roop, and she died Aug. 29, 1973.
Survivors include three children, Terry Landt, of Wapakoneta, Larry Landt, of Elkton, Ohio, and Janice Landt, of Iowa, and two granddaughters, Kendra and Rochelle.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Arlo Landt.
Charles Edward "Ed" Wells, 70, of 9631 state Route 274, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 8:09 a.m., at his residence after a three-year courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Sidney, the son of the late Charles Homer and Olga (Eschmeyer) Wells.
A 16-year-old New Bremen resident and a 17-year-old who lives near Botkins were crowned Showman of Showmen and Market Lamb Grand Champion at the Auglaize County Fair’s Junior Fair Lamb Show Tuesday night.
Deion Hoehne, an incoming junior at New Bremen High School, was crowned Showman of Showmen after he competed in the showmanship portion of Tuesday’s lamb show. Grand champion of the market lamb competition was Whitney Bornhorst, who will be a senior at Botkins High School this upcoming school year.
He is described by employees as a good, honest guy who couldn’t be any nicer or sweeter, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of his local business.
Mike Swaney Buick-GMC is asking the community to join in the celebration of 30 years in town by hosting a first annual family fun run and 5k.
On Aug. 23 the celebration will begin at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC located at 211 E. Auglaize St. The 5k run/walk will start at 9 a.m. and the family fun run will begin at 9:05 a.m.