Wayne Trace Retains Black Swamp Trophy

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This game was a tough call Friday night. Going in, nobody was really sure who would take home the Black Swamp Trophy. Paulding seemingly had a strong team. On the other hand, Wayne Trace had a dominant reputation that proceeded them in every game. However, they are younger this year. Wasting no time, the Panthers…

The Surprise Tornado Outbreak of August 24th

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By: Joshua Steiner On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, I was walking back from my atmospheric thermodynamics class (ironic isn’t it?) around 4:00 p.m. when I heard the news that a tornado had touched down in Kokomo, Indiana. A few minutes later, two tornado warnings were issued for the northern section of Indianapolis. One of the…

UPDATED: Antwerp Volleyball 4-0 After Crushing Lancers

Sophomore Rachel Williamson slams the ball and scores for the Antwerp side of the board. More pictures at westbendnews.net

__ UPDATE: As of Monday, August 29 Antwerp is now 5-0 after defeating Montpelier in 3 sets. This is Coach Paul Stoll’s 200th win as a volleyball coach. Congratulations to Coach Stoll and the Lady Archers. — Antwerp started strong on Saturday, August 27. The game against Lincolnview was a quick 3 set game. Antwerp…

Community Church Service in Woodburn

The sister churches of Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Antwerp, will host a community church service. The service will be held on Sunday August 28, beginning at 10am, at the Riverside Park in Antwerp. The service is an outreach to anyone from northeast Indiana or northwest Ohio that would like to…

Milkweed Seed Pod Collection To Begin September 1St

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By: Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist Paulding SWCD Due to the drastic decline in the population of the Monarch Butterfly, the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative and the Paulding SWCD are seeking public involvement to collect and drop off common and swamp milkweed pods from established plants. Milkweed is known as a pollinator species which means it…

Watch for Scams While Giving a Helping Hand

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Right now with all of the destruction caused by last night’s tornadoes there are a few who have lost homes and many who have had lots of damage. It’s terrible and quite a few people are ready and willing to help their neighbors. While this is all true, there are people who are already attempting…

PC Sheriff’s Office: Zero Tolerance to End Drunk Driving

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Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs August 19-September 5, 2016. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging…

Woodlan FFA Serving Others

Pictured Left to Right: Christopher Saylor, Rhea Kemplen, Kolton Helmke, Logan Noble, Draven Martz, Branden Bennett, Eric Fuller, Kassie Copper-Helmke, Lauren Durkes, Breanna Allgeier, and Joe Martin, Indiana FFA Program Specialist

The Woodlan FFA Chapter volunteered to help with the Circle City Relief project, a community service project which serves the Indianapolis and greater Indianapolis areas. Circle City Relief is a grant and donation program dedicated to helping the homeless and poverty stricken of Indianapolis. The Circle City Relief program provides food, clothing, hygienic products, and…

Church Donates School Supplies

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The Ministerial Society of Grover Hill Area Churches want to make sure all the Grover Hill Elementary students start the school year with a brand new backpack . Mrs. Kathy Denny sorts and packs the bags by Grade level with needed items. First Day of School for Grover Hill Elementary is August 24th. Open House…

Panthers Fall in Four to Antwerp

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On Saturday, August 20, the Lady Panthers hosted the Antwerp Archers for the first in county competition of the fall season. The Junior Varsity followed the freshman game (Freshman – Antwerp over Paulding 25-18, 25-8) and the Paulding team performed very well. The girls easily won over Antwerp with Paulding taking the early lead and…