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August 2nd, 2012

Sibling team: Sister, brother been showing for four years

August 2, 2012

A pair of St. Marys siblings could be found Wednesday afternoon preparing their calves for the upcoming show.

Lee Ann Bertke and her brother, Todd, were brushing their two calves, creating shiny coats, and making sure they were in tip-top condition for the judges before the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show.

“My favorite part is showing how much I accomplished and just going out there and having fun,” Lee Ann said.

Farm support: Brown seeks passage of 5-year bill

August 2, 2012

With drought conditions likely resulting in crop failure and drying up any cash reserves set aside by Ohio farmers, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown called on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to match the U.S. Senate and pass their  five-year farm bill instead of the House’s “fairly pathetic” one-year deal.

Wapak Schools approve contracts

August 2, 2012

Twenty supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year were approved by the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education during a regular meeting this week.

Contracts approved pending satisfactory completion of criminal records checks include:

• Suzanne Temple, half adviser for Art Club, approximately $1,023.

• Kim Wheeler, half adviser for Art Club, approximately $906.

• Adam Friemering, Academic Team, approximately $2,047.

• Lisa Romer, French Club, approximately $2,047.

August 1st

Lions Club provides free vision testing at county fair

August 1, 2012

The goal is simple, the local Lion’s Club International district governor says, regarding their newest public service project.

Bonding with bunnies

August 1, 2012

When Ryan Schwieterman’s not in school during the summer, he is studying to be as knowledgeable as he can about his 4-H project in preparation for the Auglaize County Fair.

“You have to know a lot of stuff,” the 11-year-old said Tuesday during the rabbit show at the fair.

In addition to his studies, Ryan, who was showing rabbits for the third time on Tuesday, also keeps busy taking care of his four rabbits.

“I’ve groomed them, cut their toe nails,” Ryan said.

City plans for 9th Night Out against crime

August 1, 2012

The community once again is invited to take part in a national night out against crime.

For eight years, the Wapakoneta Police Department has joined national efforts to take part in a night meant as a unique crime and drug prevention effort designed to heighten awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

July 31st

Robert C. Cisco Sr., 87

July 31, 2012

Robert C. Cisco Sr., 87, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Allen County, to Mary “Mollie” (Sherer) and O.V. Bud Cisco. On Aug. 22, 1945, he married Elnora Weyant, and she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert L. (Karen) Cisco, of Celina, Veryl (Denise) Cisco, of St. Marys, and Dennis (Krista) Cisco, of Anna; and two daughters, Judy (Roy) McGinnis, of St. Marys, and Sharon (Mike) Miller, of Wapakoneta.

Joe Pepple, 86

July 31, 2012

Joe R. Pepple, 86, of Waynesfield, died at 4:05 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born Oct. l, 1925, in Union Township, Auglaize County, to Gladys Irene (Day) and Colby William Pepple, and they preceded him in death. On Nov. 21, 1946, in Pandora, he married Agnes S. Burry and she survives in Waynesfield.

Fair royalty crowned

July 31, 2012

Two Memorial High School graduates left the stage Monday as the latest in a long-line of royalty as the king and queen of the 160th Auglaize County Fair.

When Sarah Wilker’s name was announced as the 2012 Auglaize County Junior Fair queen, she was surprised, even shedding a few tears after her emotional win.

“I was shocked,” Wilker said. “It’s definitely a great honor, and I’m very honored to represent Auglaize County.”

Germans catch glimpse of America

July 31, 2012

Eight youngsters from Germany arrived Sunday in Wapakoneta to catch a glimpse of teenage life in the United States as part of the exchange program with the theme “Catch Your Dream.”

Cheryl Drexler, president of the Sister City program, said they are hoping the German students can catch a glimpse of what it is like to be an American teenager during their stay here. All six children making the trip are 16.

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