October 15th, 2012
From crafts to entertainment and chicken dinners to children’s activities, a first-ever event for a county agency had officials calling it a success.
The Auglaize County Harvestfest, sponsored by the Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) and held Saturday, attracted a large turnout, the executive director said.
“We are up to 650 people,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the midpoint of the event. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Defending a U.S. Army major, who is accused of shooting and killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood in Texas, proves challenging for a former resident who is now part of the legal team tabbed to represent the accused shooter.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who worked with his father, John Poppe, after and before returning to serve as an attorney for the Judge Advocate General’s Office and for the U.S. Army, is a member of the defense team assigned to defend Maj. Nidal Hasan.
A rural Wapakoneta man is listed in critical condition after being involved in a farming accident Saturday morning.
Bill Berg, 71, 13870 Kohler Road, Wapakoneta, was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center at 11 a.m. after a farming accident at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Despite Van Wert finding itself in the red zone four times Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins came away with a shutout win on Senior Night.
Sophomore Kodi Morgan, in his second career start, had three touchdowns on the day, two through the air and one on the ground.
The Cougars, not able to put any points on the board, fell victim to the Redskins at Harmon field, 35-0.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers entered Friday night's NWCC showdown with a perfect scenario, a chance to nail down a league title and a likely playoff berth, in front of a large homecoming crowd.
Instead, the Tiger laid an egg of epic proportions, suffering a relentless 42-14 pounding at the hands of the Panthers.
“It was senior night, so I’m sure the girls were a little amped,” said varsity head coach Keith Rambin. “If I’m being honest, we played one of our most flawless games of the year.”
And flawless is was.
Wapakoneta volleyball hosted Kenton in the regular season finale, and swept the Wildcats 3-0; 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.
Susan K. “Susie” Hardin, 63, of 11746 Bay Road, Wapakoneta, died 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima, following a short battle with cancer.
She was born April 14, 1949, in Mercer County, the daughter of Carol (Lehman) and George Whitehead.
She married Mickael Hardin on April 20, 1968, and he survives at the residence.
To honor a late Wapakoneta Middle School teacher, students and staff can wear sweats to school on Friday.
To honor her community service and to be able to wear those sweats, students need to donate a canned good while staff and administration have been challenged to donate five canned goods or $5 — all of which will be given to God’s Storehouse.
An injured kitten was brought to a local shelter in hopes to help it survive.
The Auglaize County Humane Society was recently brought a domestic medium-hair 10-week kitten by three young volunteers who found the animal near a home that had been burnt by a house fire on McBeth Rd.
The kitten, Ember, is a female, and needs a surgery to fix an infection in her eye from spreading.
Auglaize County Humane Society Office Manager Miranda Oden said Dr. Virgil Brown, of Mouton Veterinary Clinic, quoted the surgery to cost $300.
NEW BREMEN — Last year was a breakthrough year for the United Way of Auglaize County, which exceeded its campaign goal for the first time in more than a decade, and that success came when community members joined together to make Auglaize County a better place for everyone.