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October 28th, 2014
WAYNESFIELD — Finances were the topic of debate in a lengthy and packed Waynesfield Village Council meeting Monday night. The meeting lasted two hours as council members try to find ways to save money and still have enough to pay bills, but it’s becoming trickier every day.
During the finance portion of the meeting, three of five council members, with one council member absent, voted no in transferring money to cover solicitor fees.
It was all fun and games in the basement of the Auglaize County Public District Library on Perry Street on Monday evening.
The library’s Youth Services Coordinator, Kristine Spyker — dressed as Amelia Bedelia — led the fun as 11 costumed children participated in a variety of games, sang a song and made a pumpkin craft. Assisting Spyker was, appropriately, Youth Services Assistant Ronda Dear.
Monday’s unseasonably warm temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for the Wapakoneta YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler.
There was certainly no shortage of Halloween spirit, nor a lack of costume variety. People came dressed as zombies, witches, basketball players, a banana — the list goes on and on.
The History of Halloween and craft event took place at the Auglaize County Public Library Saturday as a handful of parents and children attended to put together Halloween-themed crafts and watch a documentary on the history of Halloween.
Auglaize County Pheasants Forever held its first youth pheasant hunt Saturday at a hunting preserve on Fryburg Drive at Hardin Pike, just south of Wapakoneta.
The morning began with a safety lesson and practice at Moulton Gun Club, before moving to Shoot-em Game Birds. Two birds were taken during the first part of the morning; by Justin Kennedy of Lima and Cory Stauffer of Wapakoneta.
It was pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins Saturday at the Spooktacular hosted by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
With pumpkin and face painting sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club and pumpkin carving sponsored by Walmart, museum director Chris Burton kept busy cutting tops and cleaning out pumpkins for customers to work on.
Â Sixth row up, starring right at the 50-yard line every Friday night to watch his Wapakoneta Redskins with a little company, his wife one on side, from time to time, and Auglaize County Judge Frederick Pepple and his wife on the other.
This happens to be a weekly routine, but only when the Redskins play at home, and a routine that has continued for over 52 years.
You might have seen him with his World War II hat on cheering for the red and white and you might have even heard of him before because he happens to play a part in American history.
Twenty-five people watched as Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced Jane M. Boeke to 360 days at the Auglaize County jail with one day suspended and ordered Boeke to repay $209,556 in restitution and court fees to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
â€śThere is no sentence I feel good about,â€ť Pepple said to a sobbing Boeke. â€śOn either side.â€ť
According to Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce, Boeke embezzled $194,004 from St. Augustine in Minster and St. Joseph in Egypt between Dec. 26, 2001, and May 28, 2013.
Thursday night’s Halloween Parade in Wapakoneta brought out many gules and goblins on what turned out to be a beautiful evening. Many children dressed up for the costume contest hosted by the Chamber of Commerce but the various floats that participated in the parade are also just as impressive. The Auglaize County District Public Library’s float won the Grand Marshall’s Award for best slot in the parade, and DARE won the Mayor’s Award for best float.
The cause of a malfunction in the One Call Now and text alert systems that left many parents in the Wapakoneta City School District wondering if school was canceled Thursday has not yet been identified, WCS Superintendent Keith Horner said.
“We do not yet know what happened,” Horner said. “We’re looking into it, but we don’t have any guesses at this time.”