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Cheering on the Redskins at 91

October 25, 2014

 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.

Boeke to spend near year in jail, repay $290K

October 25, 2014

Twenty-five people watched as Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced Jane M. Boeke to 360 days at the Auglaize County jail with one day suspended and ordered Boeke to repay $209,556 in restitution and court fees to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
“There is no sentence I feel good about,” Pepple said to a sobbing Boeke. “On either side.”
According to Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce, Boeke embezzled $194,004 from St. Augustine in Minster and St. Joseph in Egypt between Dec. 26, 2001, and May 28, 2013.

Fun and prizes at Halloween Parade

October 24, 2014

Thursday night’s Halloween Parade in Wapakoneta brought out many gules and goblins on what turned out to be a beautiful evening. Many children dressed up for the costume contest hosted by the Chamber of Commerce but the various floats that participated in the parade are also just as impressive. The Auglaize County District Public Library’s float won the Grand Marshall’s Award for best slot in the parade, and DARE won the Mayor’s Award for best float. 

No fix yet for One Call glitch

October 24, 2014

The cause of a malfunction in the One Call Now and text alert systems that left many parents in the Wapakoneta City School District wondering if school was canceled Thursday has not yet been identified, WCS Superintendent Keith Horner said. 

“We do not yet know what happened,” Horner said. “We’re looking into it, but we don’t have any guesses at this time.”

Zip Stop plans to open soon

October 24, 2014

Good service, good products and good prices.

That’s what Speedy Mart convenience store owner Ricky Patel hopes to bring to Wapakoneta when he opens up shop on Nov. 1. 

“I make sure the customer is happy — that’s my philosophy,” Patel said. “If you’re happy and you leave with a smile, you’re gonna come back.”

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