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September 22nd, 2014
One hundred years of service in Auglaize County was celebrated yesterday in addition to 28 years of service from John Smith, Ohio State University Extension Office, agricultural agent and educator.
The extension has been aiding people throughout the county since 1914 by following its mission of connection people with the university.
Beth Miller, the 4-H educator and county director of the OSU extension office, said the office has affected a lot of lives over the past century.
For many veterans, getting acclimated back into society after serving overseas can be a long and often extremely difficult process, especially for those returning with mental and physical disabilities.
A local organization called Hunting with Heroes, founded by Wapakoneta resident Joe Sawmiller, is dedicated to helping those veterans.
Founded in 2009, the organization brings disabled veterans together to engage in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
The weather was just about right Saturday for outdoor chores such as painting and roof repairs.
About 40 sites in Wapakoneta saw more than 100 volunteers step up to help spruce up properties for residents in need Saturday during the annual Servants Day.
The event, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association, provides an opportunity to help members of the community who are otherwise unable to do the work.
According to event officials, applications were up this year.
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.
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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