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Hoehne takes the prize

August 1, 2014

After a two hour show and a week of competition, local 4-H members determined the Showman of Showman Thursday, the highest honor related to showing animals awarded at the Auglaize County Fair.

Deion Hoehne, 16, of New Bremen, said he had no idea he was going to win the competition. Showing steers, he said, was especially part, because his didn’t want to stop moving. The rabbits and goats, he said, were his strengths.

No go for Rowe

August 1, 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.

Police, public to share Night Out

August 1, 2014

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.

Market, dairy cows put on a show

July 31, 2014

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.

Board nixes petition to recall councilor

July 31, 2014

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.

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