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Botkins native King O'Shea enters hall of fame

October 31, 2014

Botkins native Jamie King O’Shea was inducted into the Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame recently.

King O’Shea, after an amazing career running for the Trojans of Botkins High School, had remarkable performances competing in cross country and track and field for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels.

She was Jamie King as a prep standout. Now married and a stay-at-home mother with four children, King O’Shea was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field for the Colonels.

Grad shares struggles with class

October 31, 2014

Alex Tuttle is not your average Wapakoneta High School graduate.

Sure, he struggled in school, he played sports, ran around with friends and went through that typical teenage phase that we all go through, but no one can compare with Tuttle’s life growing up in Wapakoneta.

County budget process begins

October 31, 2014

A local judge who is in charge of the budget for the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court has requested an additional $4,000 for 2015, but more funds may be needed.

Judge Fred Pepple asked the Auglaize County Commissioners to increase witness fees from $4,000 in 2014 to $8,000 in 2015 during a budget meeting Tuesday. For now, this increase is the only change in the budget from this year to next year.

Solid waste plan moves forward

October 31, 2014

The county’s solid waste policy council continued the work of updating the county’s solid waste management plan with a meeting Thursday afternoon in the auditorium of the county administration building.

The work began back in June when Jim Skora, of GT Environmental Inc., provided councilors and county commissioners with an overview of the document and discussed the procedures for updating it.

Lura N. Ruck, 97

October 31, 2014

Lura N. Ruck, 97, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born May 19, 1917, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Floyd and Vasta (Dudgeon) Lhamon, who preceded her in death. On March 24, 1940, she married Floyd C. Ruck, and he died Sept. 14, 1984.

October 30th

Christmas Store returns

October 30, 2014

November and December are fast approaching, hinting that time of the year. No not Thanksgiving, Black Friday or just the Christmas holiday.

It’s time for the reopening of Mercy Unlimited’s Christmas Store on Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta.

River cleanup moves to town

October 30, 2014

The clearing out of the Auglaize River got a little closer to home Wednesday as the contractor began work near the Hamilton Street bridge.

The area of the work will then move to the Harrison Street bridge and clear debris upstream towards county Route 25A.

“The original bid stated that the contractor is to remove severely leaning trees and debris,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.

Looking at the city’s mysterious side

October 30, 2014

Although there may not be any ghosts lurking in the dark corners of Wapakoneta, the town is home to “the greatest mystery in Auglaize County history.”

Tour guide Rachel Barber stood at the courthouse in front a group of twenty or so people. It was the last stop of Wednesday’s Historical Haunted Walking Tour and Barber was gearing up to tell the last story of the night — the story of Queen Lil.

Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83

October 30, 2014

Richard W. “Dick” Thomas, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 11:08 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 29, 2014, at the Wapakoneta Manor.  He was born June 13, 1931, in Logan Twp., Auglaize Co., the son of Jesse & Bertha (Burchin) Thomas, who preceded him in death.  On July 15, 1983, he married Alvina M. Hollenbacher, and she survives.

October 29th

District’s finances in good condition

October 29, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Board members honored Cridersville Elementary students for academic excellence during Tuesday night’s Wapakoneta Board of Education meeting and the district’s finances are looking good halfway through the five-year forecast plan.

Second graders Brantsyn Clausing and Abigail Makuh were recognized along with third graders Madison Baily, Ruby Miller and fourth grader Austin West.

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