July 30th, 2014
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.
Attention car lovers, veterans and community members — the Wapakoneta VFW Post 8445 is hosting its “Veterans Helping Veterans Auto Show” on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the VFW, 712 North Dixie Hwy., Wapakoneta.
Interested participants can register their automobiles for a $10 fee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, rain or shine. Any make, model or year of a vehicle is welcome to participate, including cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Royalty was crowned at the Augliaze County Fair on Monday night.
The grandstands were full of cheering people showing their support for the Fair Court. This was Wapakoneta native Julia Pepple’s first year on the Auglaize County Junior Fair Court. She was excited to be chosen as one of the five girls, and didn’t expect to be voted on, she said.
Court members go through an interview process, submit their resume and are voted in by everyone involved in the Junior Fair.
“It’s just an honor,” she said.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French stopped by the Auglaize County Fair Monday as part of her second consecutive tour throughout all 88 Ohio counties.
Monday’s visit to Auglaize County marked her 77th stop on the tour that French said is all about educating herself about the entire state of Ohio so that she can become a better supreme court justice.
In 1943, as World War II continued to strike harsh effects across the country and globe, vehicles for civilian use took a back seat for the production of vehicles dedicated to the war efforts.
During this time, the City of Wapakoneta was in need of a new fire engine, and sought special permission from the War Department for the purchase.
According to retired honorary auxiliary member with the Wapakoneta Fire Department, Delmar Merricle, the truck is still in pretty good shape.
Theresa M. Case, 80, formerly of Auglaize Co. Road 33-A in St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital.
She was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Yahl) Dietz.
On Aug. 22, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married William M. Case, who died Sept. 17, 2000.
Edith M. Stroh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:43 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville, from complications of a recent stroke. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler, who preceded her in death. On July 9, 1942, she married Harold V. Stroh, and he survives.
A man was injured at the show barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds during a steer show around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.
Wapakoneta Fire Department and Buckland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fairgrounds on the report of an adult male injury.
No further details regarding the injury were available.
The steer show went on as as scheduled following a rain delay.
The rain also canceled the motorcycle stunt show and delayed the Truck vs. Truck Pull.
A local organization advocating for disabled veterans is celebrating its 75th year, a milestone representing community members’ efforts to continue honoring the individuals who have sacrificed for their country.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 73 received an award for their 75th year of service at the state convention held in June in Columbus.