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…

“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…

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.…

One Vehicle Fatal Crash In Paulding County

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on May 14, 2015 at approximately 7:22 PM on State Route 49 near milepost 9 in Paulding County. A 2003 Buick Regal LS, driven by Kimberly A. Staudt, 20, of Piqua, Ohio was traveling southbound on State Route…

New Owner for Old Jail

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This is the way the jail looked when first built and for many years thereafter. The Paulding County Jail was recently sold to Shelly Burk Robertson of Indianapolis. Since her purchase, Shelly has been spending weekends in Paulding, working on the interior restoration of the historical building. Shelly has ties to Paulding County as she…

WLS Kindergarten Class Visits Hadley Farm

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The kindergarten students of Woodburn Lutheran School recently took a field trip to Hadley Farm. Pictured here are Morgan Green, Natalie Miller, Yosef Rascon, Joe Coomer Jr., Joelle Borchelt, Colin Bultemeier, Vivian Emenhiser, Alexis Smith, David Bennett, Rylee Hoover, Julia Stephenson, Jordan Bultemeier, and Lucas Brenneke.

Antwerp High School Track Invitational Results

Wayne Trace freshman Tim Shepherd throws discus at the Antwerp Invitational on Friday, May 8th.

Antwerp High School hosted its Track Invitational on Friday, May 8th. Girls: Team results: 1st Fairview 118.0, 2nd Wayne Trace 81.0, 3rd Antwerp 78.5, 4th Paulding 48.5, 5th Edon 27.0 Individual events: Discus – 1st Manella, A, 96’8”; 2nd Sinn, WT, 95’5.5”; 3rd Partin, A, 87’5” Shot Put – 1st Phillips, FV, 31’ 7”; 2nd…

Cam Tribolet visits Oakwood Elementary students

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Oakwood Elementary hosted a special guest on Monday, April 27th. Cam Tribolet, a double amputee, stopped by to have lunch with the fifth and sixth graders and to share experiences from his life. He came to Oakwood due to an email he had received from sixth grader, Zach Coppes. Zach had read his autobiography and…

Snyder receives award in excellence in home nursing care

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Ashley Snyder, LPN, with Community Health Professionals of Paulding received an Excellence In Home Care Award from Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio in recognition of her service and commitment to home and community care. Snyder delivers in home nursing care to Paulding County residents and provides toenail clinic services at the Paulding County…

WLS athlete breaks track records

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Woodburn Lutheran School 6th grader, Abbey Gentz has broken two varsity school track records so far this season. Abbey is a daughter of Jake and Jamie Gentz. Abbey broke the record for the 880 yard by a just over a second. The previous record holder was Emily Voelker from 1998. Abbey also broke the school…