“From the Vantage Point”: 38th Annual Vantage Senior Awards Assembly

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Family, friends, and home school representatives, gathered at the annual Awards Assembly on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of senior students enrolled in Vantage career technical programs. Awards of Distinction and scholarships highlighted the event and juniors put technology to the test as they watched the assembly via “live video…

Marie Delagrange Lengacher

Marie Delagrange Lengacher

New Haven, IN Marie Delagrange Lengacher, 85, went to be with Jesus on Monday, May 25, 2015 at her home.  She was born in Grabill, IN on August 29, 1929 to the late Henry & Katie (Graber) Delagrange. Surviving include children: Louetta (Howard) Schwartz of Burr Oak, MI; Leann (Scot) White of Ft. Wayne, IN;…

The Antwerp Furnace – Stan Jordan

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This picture of the Antwerp Furnace was in operation from 1865 to 1880. If you look close, the trees in the background are from the Maumee River east of Antwerp where it bucks up close to the old US 24 and the Wabash Railroad. This picture shows a narrow gauge railroad that was used to…

Antwerp 6th graders complete Fitness Club with 5K

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Antwerp School completed the Fitness Club for sixth grade students this spring. This program was started with the sixth grade students to promote fitness and health and to give them an activity that is only for their grade. Sixth grade is considered part of the middle school although they are not able to participate in…

Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash

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Bryan – The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash at approximately 5:00 PM on US 127 at County Road 15D in Pulaski Township, Williams County, near the city of Bryan. A 2004 Pontiac Vibe, driven by 38 year old Eric Pierce of Bryan, failed to yield the right of way as…

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, 59, of Montpelier, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Evergreen Manor. Mike was born in Defiance on January 18, 1956, a son of the late Lois (Maass) and Donald Jackson. He worked at  GM Powertrain, Dalton Machine Shop and farmed for many years. Mike enjoyed his service on the Crane Township Fire Department,…

Memorial Day Weekend Events

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Memorial Day Events in Payne: The Reuben S. Smith Post 297 Payne American Legion will host a Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 25, 2015. At 7:00 a.m. the annual breakfast begins as does the firing salute to veterans at the cemetery. The parade, including the Wayne Trace Marching Band, will begin at 9:30 a.m.…

Antwerp Class of 2015 says “Goodbye!”

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The commencement exercises for Antwerp High School Class of 2015 took place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Antwerp High School gymnasium. The ceremony was opened by principal Mike Bute. The high school band proceeded to play the National Anthem and then processional as the graduates paraded through the crowd to…

Hospice Poker Run & Blessing of the Bikes: May 24

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About 200 motorcycle riders will be part of a poker run and fundraiser for the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center on Sunday, May 24 at Family Christian Center, 1834 E. Second St., Defiance. There will be food, entertainment and a blessing of the bikes beginning at 11:00 a.m. There will be a car and…

Antwerp High School Academic Awards Ceremony

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The 21st Annual Archer Academic Awards ceremony took place for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday, May 13, 2014 in the Antwerp High School Auditeria. Principal’s Leadership Award – Collin Perry The Ryan Family Foundation Scholarships – Bailee Sigman, Kelsey Titus and Olivia Tempel Students of the Month: September – Jacob O’Donnell; October – Collin…

The Lobo Tank Busters – Stan Jordan

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The Lobo Tank Busters: On our sortie today, we flew over in the Caen area and then a little south. You see, there are still hundreds of miles of France going south towards Spain. All of the country is controlled by Germany. The allies have to drive all of the Krauts out of here and…

“Should I Just Apologize?” – Ask Me Miss C

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Dear Miss C, Okay, so here is the thing. Last week, I said something that I know hurt my friend. I told her that her relationship problems are her own fault, for being too needy all the time. I want to apologize, no not really, because I am not sorry. She needs someone to be…