Archive - 2014
After 30 years with the Auglaize County OSU Extension Office, Agricultural Agent and Educator John Smith is retiring.
His last day will be Sept. 30.
Smith, 85, said his age was a factor when deciding whether or not to retire. He also pointed to the fact that he doesn’t understand the “electronic garbage” that has become prevalent in most jobs, including his.
Apparently part of the Village of Waynesfield’s plan to entice new residents may be a claim to be the ‘Best Prepared” community in the county.
A report provided to the Wapakoneta Daily News listing the surplus military supplies distributed throughout the county has Waynesfield rivaling the Sheriff’s office in the number of items received.
Wapakoneta Manor was the place to be during the lunch hour yesterday.
Filled with classic cars of all kinds, residents and visitors enjoying the nice weather and a neatly packed lunch, the parking lot and front lawn of the Manor was packed for Pink Cadillac Day.
Activity Director at Wapakoneta Manor Peggy Hower said Pink Cadillac Day has been happening for about 13 years and it is a fun day for residents and community members to come together with all proceeds from lunch sales benefiting an organization or cause.
Patricia L. Libbee, 83, of 20340 Middle Pike, Wapakoneta, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 8:45 p.m., at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Sidney, the daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Sherman) Romaker and they are deceased. She was married on May 17, 1952, to Gordon S. Libbee, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — With the gubernatorial election less than two months away, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor made a stop in Auglaize County to campaign for the re-election of Gov. John Kasich and herself.
Taylor spoke at a meeting held by the Auglaize County Republican Women’s Club Thursday at Galaxy Starlite Campground in St. Marys.
As Lieutenant Governor, Taylor is running with Kasich in the November election just as she did four years ago when the duo were first elected.
With festive music humming in the background, snacks, apple cider and crafts he Auglaize County Public District Library hosted its first annual Halloween costume swap last night from 5-7 p.m.
Adult Services Coordinator Andrea Burton said the idea came from the New Bremen Library, that location held a similar event last year and Burton thought it would be a good idea to try in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — A local organization that helps reach thousands of county residents each year is gearing up for another year of fundraising.
The United Way of Auglaize County kicked off its annual campaign to raise funds the the community with a $330,000 goal and the message that it’s time to unite the cities of St. Marys and Wapakoneta against poverty. With that in mind, United Way Director Randy Fisher presented the new campaign co-chairs — St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown and Wapakoneta Superintendent Keith Horner.
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The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the 10-game regular season schedule, as each week’s game seems to arrive sooner than the one before.
The Redskins’ coaching staff was not fully operable until June this year, as first-year head coach Travis Moyer assembled a new mix of assistants.
The team has been working through the process of getting acclimated with new people and philosophies while trying to be as competitive as possible on Friday nights.