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November 30th, 2011

City starts budget process

November 30, 2011

This is the last budget process for one Wapakoneta City Council member — and he offered some advice to his eventual successor.
Councilor-at-large Wilbur Wells, who serves as chair of the Finance Committee, reviewed the 2011 city expense report Tuesday with fellow committee members — 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier and 3rd Ward Councilor Bonnie Wurst — and they started the process in crafting the proposed 2012 city budget.

November 29th

Zone of change: Zoning Board to send recommendation regarding variance

November 29, 2011

Changes to the notification process for variances and non-conforming use requests likely will fall onto the shoulders of Wapakoneta City Council members.
Wapakoneta Zoning Board of Appeals members decided Monday a letter will be written in the next few weeks to councilors expressing their desire on proceeding with the fees and the notification process in an effort to cut costs for the city.

Natural gas study to be conducted

November 29, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council members wanted guidance regarding bringing natural gas to the northeast Auglaize County village and the input proved to be overwhelming.
Village residents decided it is time to attempt to bring natural gas to the community, at least according to a questionnaire sent out to residents earlier this month.
Residents voted 208-to-38 in favor of spending the money for a feasibility study to bring the utility into the village after they were asked the question on their utility bill mailed out in early November.

Holiday cheer soon to fill streets of Wapak

November 29, 2011

Children and families will soon have the opportunity to enjoy holiday cheer — in their own back yard.
The fifth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday inches closer to its start this Saturday in downtown Wapakoneta.
Organizer Elaine Poppe came up with the idea five years ago for the annual event.
“The festival is centered around recreating the old- fashioned spirit of Christmas,” Poppe said.
Poppe spearheaded this event because she believes children should have a special place where they can go every year and create Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.

FOOTBALL: Pickens named first-team All-Ohio

November 29, 2011

Connor Pickens spent his senior season knocking people over and picking up yards in record-breaking bunches.

Monday, he picked up a major award.

Pickens was named to the Division II All-Ohio First Team offense, which was released by The Associated Press.

Pickens was one of four Wapakoneta Redskins football players honored. He was joined by fellow seniors Chris Schwartz (Second Team offense), Kevin Kraft (Second Team defense) and Brendan Wilson (Third Team defense).

Frank Axe, 86

November 29, 2011

Frank A. Axe, 86, 11722 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Otterbein – St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in St. Marys, the son of Beatrice (Kenefake) and Frank W. Axe. On Nov. 25, 1948, at St. Henry Catholic Church, he married Pauline J. Muhlenkamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary Axe, of Troy, Robert Axe, of Milford Center; and a daughter Jean Ann Lohmuller of Granger, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two infant children Mary Axe and Joseph Axe.

FOOTBALL: Division II All-Ohio List

November 29, 2011

COLUMBUS (AP) — The 2011 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:

DIVISION II
First Team

Mary Longemeyer, 88

November 29, 2011

Mary Alice Longemeyer, 88, 06105 County Road 33-A, St. Marys, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alice (Spicer) and Daniel Hay. On Jan. 19, 1941, she married Richard Longemeyer and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1998.
Surviving is a daughter, Sue Zdrodowski of Crossville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Annie Katterhenry.

Janice Burden, 85

November 29, 2011

Janice Marie Burden, 85, of rural Spencerville, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Delphos, the daughter of Esther Mame Rohr and Harry Fredrick Werner, who preceded her in death. On June 10, 1945, she married Billy Douglas “Bill” Burden, who survives,

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tigers hand Patton 100th win at W-G

November 29, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — The first win of the season for the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers also was the 100th victory for Ted Patton as the varsity coach of the girls basketball team.

The Tigers grabbed an early lead and continued to build on the score as they defeated the Vanlue Wildcats, 66-38.

The night proved to be made more special as Patton reached the milestone with the Tigers in front of a home crowd as Patton celebrated his victory with his team and friends after the game. Patton has more career wins since he also coached the varsity girls basketball team at Perry High School.

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