Ask Me… Miss C!

Dear Miss C: I am 12 and have a huge crush on this boy in my class. But my friend said he told her that he would never go out with me because I am a dog face. But I thought he liked me because he liked my pics on IG (Instagram). Now I feel…

Jane Marie Clair

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HICKSVILLE, OH Jane Marie Clair, 58, of Hicksville passed away Tuesday evening at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She was born on December 28, 1956 in Montpelier to James M. and Wanda L. (Freeman) Snow.  Jane graduated from Montpelier High School in 1975, where she received her beautician’s license from Four County Joint Vocational…

Short Shines as Aces Fall to Archers in Sectionals

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Antwerp Archers and the Hicksville Aces faced off in the first round of sectionals at the Bryan High School Gym on Tuesday, February 25. The game began with Antwerp’s Audrie Longardner picking up Rachel Williamson’s tip-off. After a turnover, the Lady Aces’ Katelyn Berenyi drove the ball down and hit a two point basket. It…

Lady Raiders – Sectional Champs!

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The Sectional Championship game between the Fayette Eagles and the Lady Raiders took place on the last day of February. The Saturday evening game began a little late after Pettisville crushed the Lady Archers in their final match. Playing for blood, both teams were after the game. Quite clearly there were no domination going on.…

Girl Scouts Partners with Heroes in Action

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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is partnering with Heroes in Action for the tenth year in a row to provide Girl Scout Cookies to members of the military and their families. The initiative dubbed “Operation Cookie” launches on National Cookie Weekend, February 27, 2015. Beginning that day and through March 29, Girl Scouts will be…

Do You Take Time to Unwind, to Relax?

Winning the Battle for a Generation by: Pastor Rick Jones Early into my ministry, I discovered an important life-altering, life-saving principle, “to take time to unwind and relax.” I would often come home from my evening ministry meetings with young people all wound up, so much so that I could not come home and go…

Shoe Collection Drive Deemed a Success!

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Family Health Care, a non-profit company located at 1052 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio recently held a shoe collection drive in collaboration with Funds2Orgs network; funds earned from the fundraiser will help to cover the cost of uninsured clients of Family Health Care that pay a minimum fee for their office visits. The support…

Dog Care 101 at Payne Elementary

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Do you like working with dogs? Do you enjoy helping people out, too? Mrs. Lynne Mansfield, from Antwerp, came in and talked to Mrs. Pfeiffer’s 3A class at Payne Elementary about her profession as a dog groomer and dog boarder. This worked very well into their curriculum since they have been learning about animals in…

Archers Crumble to Warriors

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Local cross-state rivals took to the court for the final game of both the Antwerp and Woodlan for the 2014-2015 boys basketball season on Friday, February 27. The game started with both teams having a good first quarter and Antwerp having a three point lead. Antwerp’s Trenton Copsey and Sam Williamson both had a quarter…

Madonna Theresa Kolb Koenn

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CECIL: Madonna Theresa Kolb Koenn, age 91 passed away on March 1st at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 3, 1923 to Leo and Mildred (Mangas) Kolb. On August 29, 1953 she married Ted Koenn, who survives. She was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cecil, where she taught…

Ask Me… Miss C!

Dear Miss C, Ok so I am terrified. I am 50 years old and getting ready to start dating for the first time in about 30 years. I have invited a young lady out for our first date, and now I am stuck because I don’t know where to take her! Can you give me…

Fat Shaming Leaves Lasting Negative Impressions

The Nurturing Well by: Jill Starbuck More than 30 years ago, I was a sixth grader walking down a hallway when a high school student pointed at me and loudly proclaimed, “Now that’s what I call fat!” I can tell you what I was wearing that day, how I felt afterwards, how I feel about…

Bethel College troupe to perform show about Eusebius Hershey at New Horizons Fellowship in New Haven

The Bethel College Genesians, a traveling drama troupe from Mishawaka, Ind., will perform Sunday, March 1st, at New Horizons Fellowship. The free performance begins at 6:00 p.m. Hershey is described as the first missionary in the history of the Missionary Church to answer the call “to serve Christ in ‘inhospitable lands.’” This season’s production is…