Celebrate Responsibly This Super Bowl Weekend

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The Indiana Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Indiana State Police, the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), would like to remind all Indiana motorists to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl responsibly, by driving sober and safe. “Whether it’s the Super Bowl or any other event, please remember…

Antwerp Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Distributes Mission Money

Antwerp Mt. Calvary Lutheran Pastor Derek Evans presenting a $1000 check to Becky Zartman of the Antwerp Food Pantry.

Every December the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (LCMS) designates its remaining mission fund budget money to local, regional, or international recipients as needed.  2015 was another banner financial year for the church and provided the opportunity for Mt. Calvary to exceed the mission goal.  This year the largest recipients of the mission funds were both…

Lakewood Park Defeats Warriors

Woodlan Junior Deontae Biggs attempts a 3 point basket in the fourth quarter.

The Lakewood Park Christian boys basketball team took on Woodlan at the Strautman Stadium. The JV team won against Lakewood Park Christian. The varsity home team performed well, but not enough to defeat the Auburn team. Cole Weiss and Andrew Hahn both were going after the score big time. The first period had Lakewood Park…

Raiders Shutdown Wildcats

Senior Luke Miller was burning up the net with 3 point baskets against Kalida!

The Kalida Wildcats travelled to the Palace on Saturday, January 30 to take on the Raiders boys basketball team. The JV game was the one to watch. It went into a double overtime before the Wildcats took the 59-56 win. Following the JV game was the seniors basketball players and cheerleader who have represented the…

Demetrius A.B. Meeks

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Oakwood, OH Demetrius A.B. Meeks, 7 weeks of age, passed away 4:51 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born December 12, 2015 in Van Wert to Joshua and Courtney (Bartley) Meeks, who survive in Ft. Jennings. Also surviving are three brothers: Dante and Trenton Meeks, Tristen Draper; a sister:…

Lisa Ann Recker

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ANTWERP, OH Lisa Ann Recker, 47 of Antwerp passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Lisa was born July 23, 1968 in Paulding the daughter of  Roger & Cheryl (Gilts) Detmon. She was the Superintendent at Paulding County Board of DD; a member of Northwest Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition and Paulding Kiwanis Club. Lisa had…

Ray Albert Sinn

Haviland, OH Ray Albert Sinn 83 passed away on January 29, 2016 at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on October 19 1932 to the late George and Clara (Zeltwanger) Sinn. On October 18 1959 he was joined in marriage to Ann Haab in Milford,IN who survives. Born to this union were 3…

Woodlan vs Fremont Girls BB

Woodlan Junior Ellie Kayser scores under the basket for two points. She goes on to be the top scorer of the game.

The Lady Warriors hosted Fremont on Wednesday, January 20 in what proved to be another good win for Woodlan. The first period was a boon for Woodlan when Ellie Kayser kept scoring including her last second shot from the three point line that boosted the team’s morale as they more than doubled Fremont’s points. The…

45th ACAC Woodlan Wrestling Won by Adams Central

In the 285 weight class, Warrior Malik Murray pins his opponent in the first round at the ACAC Wrestling Tournament hosted by Woodlan.

Weight: 106 1st: Logan Mosser, Adams Central 9 30- 7 2nd: Wyatt Miller, South Adams 10 24- 3 3rd: Chris Schuller, Woodlan 9 24- 10 4th: Ian Liette, Jay County 16- 18 5th: Dalton Armstrong, Southern Wells 10 16- 7 6th: FF, Bluffton 0- 0 Weight: 113 1st: Nick Liter, Adams Central 10 28- 9…

Band Stand in the Veteran’s Memorial Park

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By: Stan Jordan The above picture of the old band stand in the park was loaned to us by Alyn Bichard. He found it in an old trunk that belonged to his grandma. We are standing on the north side looking east. This picture was an old post card posted marked 1915. The cement steps…