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April 2nd, 2014

Living her dream

April 2, 2014

For 15 years, Dawn Johns had the dream of opening up her own herb shop in her hometown of Wapakoneta.

Today if you walk by 105 E. Auglaize St., you will see that Johns is making her dream a reality.

Adrienne’s Herb Shoppe opened on February 28, specializing in organic vitamins, foods and supplements.

Organic means that the plants used to make the herbs and food she sells have not been sprayed with any chemicals, therefore, using the product may reduce your risk of getting cancer, Johns said.

Frederick D. “Fred” Egbert, 72

April 2, 2014

Frederick D. “Fred” Egbert, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Findlay, the son of William D. and Mary (Shafer) Egbert, who preceded him in death. On April 15, 1977, he married LouAnn Bradford, and she survives.

April 1st

4-H honors leaders at annual banquet

April 1, 2014

The Auglaize County 4-H Club recognized several members for their contributions to the organization throughout the years at the 52nd Annual 4-H Adviser and Junior Leadership Recognition Banquet Monday night at the Junior Fair Building.

The club awarded plaques to three outstanding 4-H youth, one friend of 4-H and one outstanding adviser at the banquet.

Auglaize River heating up

April 1, 2014

Just when we thought the effects of winter were over, there comes the threat of volcanic activity beneath the Auglaize River.

According to local officials, recent measurements show the water temperature of the river is at 94 degrees, far warmer than the usual 33 degrees it is this time of year.

Along with the heat, a foul smell has been reported.

“It smells like rotten eggs,” said Josh Hines, executive director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wapak native returns to help community grow

April 1, 2014

There’s a new face at the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council.

Jessica Braun, a Wapakoneta native, took over as assistant director March 17.

Braun attended The Ohio State University after high school and spent one and a half years after graduation woking on an AmeriCorps project.

AmeriCorps is an organization whose members conduct intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

‘Skins double up Jays

April 1, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins created runs with the help of five doubles out of their eight hits in Monday’s game.

Although the offense produced fewer hits as the game wore on, they were solid enough in other areas to hold off the St. John’s Blue Jays in the season opener for both teams.

The Redskins emerged with a 6-3 non-league victory Monday over St. John’s in varsity baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.

March 31st

Caring third-grader builds ‘buddy bench’

March 31, 2014

A third-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School took it upon herself to help students at her school make new friends.

A couple weeks ago, 9-year-old Becca Poynter was reading the Weekly Reader, an educational classroom magazine designed for children. She read about a “buddy bench” — a place where children can sit during recess that lets other kids know that they are looking for someone to play with.

Poynter thought this was a great idea and that there should be a buddy bench at her school.

Relay donates to cancer society

March 31, 2014

Relay For Life made a $6,000 donation to the American Cancer Society Auglaize County on Thursday.
Including today’s funds and income from bingo, the Relay team has donated $19,629 to the ACS.

Officials note new focus for health agency

March 31, 2014

Last week the Auglaize County Health Department met with the district advisory council for the annual 2013 report.

Emergency Response Coordinator Don Jump and Director of Environmental Health Curt Anderson presented their assessments to the council regarding changes and upcoming events for the health department.

Jump explained he has been in the position for three years, and his past work with the Wapakoneta Fire Department gave him a great background for his current position.

Ned A. Mowery, 85

March 31, 2014

Ned A. Mowery, 85, of Cridersville, died at 9:50 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 26, 1929, to Ruhie Edward and Margaret ‘Dutch’ Viola Baumgardner Mowery. Both parents preceded him in death. On May 12, 1950, he married Jeanne Ann Harshe, who survives in Cridersville.

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