Archive - 2014
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.
McGUFFEY — With non-conference competition out of the way, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team will begin play against Northwest Central Conference foes. For the Tigers, conference play will begin Friday at McGuffey against the Upper Scioto Valley Rams.
“We had a close game against them last year, and it has been a solid rival for the program in the last two seasons, so there is some extra motivation just because of who we are playing,” Tigers coach Tyler Turner said. “Our kids want to beat Upper.”
A long-awaited event debuted this past weekend, and it was very successful in its inaugural year.
The Auglaize County Open Championship — a golf tournament among players from the county’s three courses — was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wapakoneta Country Club, Arrowhead Golf Club and Minster and Prairie View Golf Club in Waynesfield each hosted one day of the tournament.
Prairie View’s Doug Spencer said executing the idea for the tournament took less than one year, it was a routine desire among the county’s golfers.
Before it was a done deal Kathleen Pellington knew she wanted to live and work in Wapakoneta.
Pellington, the new music teacher and show choir director at Wapakoneta High School called her dad as soon as she pulled into town for her interview with WHS.
UNIOPOLIS — Union Township Trustees came one step closer to assuming complete ownership of the Village of Uniopolis Wednesday night after signing a deed that will transfer three parcels of land within the village to the township.
The deed will transfer lots 13, 14 and 34 from the village to the township, which includes the sewage treatment plant, post office and old town council building.
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Richard E. Miller, 70, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born Dec. 29, 1943, to the late Arlie E. and Marie E. (Brincefield) Miller. On May 18, 1974, he married Wavalene Bowsher, who survives.
Mr. Miller had been a custodian for the Wapakoneta City School system. He was a member of Eagles Lodge, Aerie 691 and Labor's Union 329. He had served in the National Guard and was a NASCAR fan.