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Speech winners honored

November 25, 2014

Four local students were recognized by the Wapakoneta VFW Monday evening for their efforts in a national essay contest. 

Wapakoneta High School sophomore Emma Walker won first place in the “Voice of Democracy” contest, an audio-essay competition where high school students write and record a speech tailored around a specific theme.

Waynesfield optimistic on gas deal

November 25, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Plans to give the Village of Waynesfield natural gas has taken another step closer to reality as a date with the gas company to see what it has to offer residents was disclosed during Monday’s Waynesfield Village Council meeting.

Mayor Mike Ridenour said the gas company the village is in contact with, which was not named, is having a presentation on Monday, Dec. 15, at Waynesfield-Goshen High School in front of council and village residents.

Students earn slots in honors band

November 25, 2014

This year, 11 Wapakoneta High School students earned spots in the Ohio Music Education Association’s District 3 honors band and jazz band.

Auditions were held on Nov. 15 at Van Wert High School. High school students from an eight-county area in west central Ohio competed for spots in the organization’s jazz band, honors band and choir. Each instrument had its own judge.

Downtown shops support Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2014

Black Friday — which has stretched into Thanksgiving Day —  is a day of customers quickly finishing their Thanksgiving meal and enduring the cold and brisk conditions to be the first in line outside of stores such as Walmart, Kohl’s and Kmart. 

Customers will do anything to get a great deal for loved ones, or themselves, for the holidays such as an Xbox One game console, a 60-inch HD television or sales on expensive clothing.

Hospice is about caring during a difficult time

November 24, 2014

November is National Hospice Month and Community Health Professionals wants to get the word out about hospice care while hoping to deviate from a label associated with it for quite some time.

The common idea regarding someone going into hospice care is as soon as a patient is admitted, that person is going to pass away soon.

It’s not a matter of if a person will pass in hospice care, but when.

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