October 28th, 2014
WAYNESFIELD — Finances were the topic of debate in a lengthy and packed Waynesfield Village Council meeting Monday night. The meeting lasted two hours as council members try to find ways to save money and still have enough to pay bills, but it’s becoming trickier every day.
During the finance portion of the meeting, three of five council members, with one council member absent, voted no in transferring money to cover solicitor fees.
It was all fun and games in the basement of the Auglaize County Public District Library on Perry Street on Monday evening.
The library’s Youth Services Coordinator, Kristine Spyker — dressed as Amelia Bedelia — led the fun as 11 costumed children participated in a variety of games, sang a song and made a pumpkin craft. Assisting Spyker was, appropriately, Youth Services Assistant Ronda Dear.
Monday’s unseasonably warm temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for the Wapakoneta YMCA’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 5k and Little Monster 1-Miler.
There was certainly no shortage of Halloween spirit, nor a lack of costume variety. People came dressed as zombies, witches, basketball players, a banana — the list goes on and on.
The History of Halloween and craft event took place at the Auglaize County Public Library Saturday as a handful of parents and children attended to put together Halloween-themed crafts and watch a documentary on the history of Halloween.
Auglaize County Pheasants Forever held its first youth pheasant hunt Saturday at a hunting preserve on Fryburg Drive at Hardin Pike, just south of Wapakoneta.
The morning began with a safety lesson and practice at Moulton Gun Club, before moving to Shoot-em Game Birds. Two birds were taken during the first part of the morning; by Justin Kennedy of Lima and Cory Stauffer of Wapakoneta.
It was pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins Saturday at the Spooktacular hosted by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
With pumpkin and face painting sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club and pumpkin carving sponsored by Walmart, museum director Chris Burton kept busy cutting tops and cleaning out pumpkins for customers to work on.
The Wapakoneta Redskins clinched a share of the Western Buckeye League title after they posted 42 points in just under 17 minutes Friday in a 42-0 shutout win against the Van Wert Cougars in a WBL varsity football game at Harmon Field.
Wapakoneta (9-0, 8-0 WBL) will look to clinch the league title outright next Friday in the final week of the regular season, needing a win in its league contest against the Shawnee Indians (2-7, 2-6), as the Redskins lead Kenton by one game in the league standings.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity football team celebrated “Cheer for a Cure” during its Friday night Northwest Central Conference matchup against the NWCC’s defending champion, the Lehman Catholic Cavaliers.
The Tigers, however, did not have much to cheer about on the field, as the Cavaliers rolled to a 56-10 blowout win to clinch a share of the NWCC title for this season.
Â Sixth row up, starring right at the 50-yard line every Friday night to watch his Wapakoneta Redskins with a little company, his wife one on side, from time to time, and Auglaize County Judge Frederick Pepple and his wife on the other.
This happens to be a weekly routine, but only when the Redskins play at home, and a routine that has continued for over 52 years.
You might have seen him with his World War II hat on cheering for the red and white and you might have even heard of him before because he happens to play a part in American history.