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Fair royalty crowned

July 29, 2014

 Royalty was crowned at the Augliaze County Fair on Monday night.

The grandstands were full of cheering people showing their support for the Fair Court. This was Wapakoneta native Julia Pepple’s first year on the Auglaize County Junior Fair Court. She was excited to be chosen as one of the five girls, and didn’t expect to be voted on, she said.

Court members go through an interview process, submit their resume and are voted in by everyone involved in the Junior Fair.

“It’s just an honor,” she said.

Justice makes second trip to Auglaize County

July 29, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French stopped by the Auglaize County Fair Monday as part of her second consecutive tour throughout all 88 Ohio counties.

Monday’s visit to Auglaize County marked her 77th stop on the tour that French said is all about educating herself about the entire state of Ohio so that she can become a better supreme court justice.

City’s vintage fire truck needs help

July 29, 2014

In 1943, as World War II continued to strike harsh effects across the country and globe, vehicles for civilian use took a back seat for the production of vehicles dedicated to the war efforts.

During this time, the City of Wapakoneta was in need of a new fire engine, and sought special permission from the War Department for the purchase.

According to retired honorary auxiliary member with the Wapakoneta Fire Department, Delmar Merricle, the truck is still in pretty good shape.

Injury mars day 1

July 28, 2014

A man was injured at the show barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds during a steer show around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.

Wapakoneta Fire Department and Buckland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fairgrounds on the report of an adult male injury.

No further details regarding the injury were available.

The steer show went on as as scheduled following a rain delay.

The rain also canceled the motorcycle stunt show and delayed the Truck vs. Truck Pull.

DAV celebrates 75th year

July 28, 2014

A local organization advocating for disabled veterans is celebrating its 75th year, a milestone representing community members’ efforts to continue honoring the individuals who have sacrificed for their country.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 73 received an award for their 75th year of service at the state convention held in June in Columbus.

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