Ken Conkle and His Garden

Kim Smith

By: Kimberly Smith Last year, around the beginning of spring, a citizen of Antwerp who goes by Ken Conkle started a community garden for himself and the community of Antwerp. I couldn’t help myself but to wonder why he spontaneously grew a garden… so why did he? Mr. Conkle has a burning passion and has…

The Maumee River Raft Race

River Raft Race

By: Stan Jordan The Advance Chassis’ 2015 Regatta on the Maumee was a blast this year. There was plenty of water in the river and no one had to portage. Just sit with your feet in the water and drift along. Dan said there were three rafts, five kayaks, and three canoes. A total of…

Help was On the Way! – Stan Jordan

Stan EMS reunion

The Lobo Tank Busters By: Stan Jordan We took off this morning on dawn patrol and we headed over towards Germany, Ruhr Valley. That is the Pittsburgh of Germany. Many factories, foundries, and defense plants. We were up about a thousand feet altitude, so we could see all around. And we did. We spotted a…

Public Phone Etiquette – Miss C

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There were no questions in the Miss C question queue this week. So, instead of answering a reader question, I am going to give some unsolicited advice (and perhaps a bit of a soapbox stance). In the meantime, please feel free to submit your questions to Ask Me… Miss C. I have confidential email (AskMeMissC@gmail.com),…

Consistency Is Key to Fitness Results

Jill Starbuck

The Nurturing Well by: Jill Starbuck Have you ever tried an exercise program only to be discouraged by the results? You gave it everything you had, but you either didn’t lose weight or you didn’t build muscle or tone to the extent that you had hoped. Chances are that you may not have given it…

Richard L. Stroup

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MELROSE: Richard L. Stroup, age 79, died Sunday, August 23, 2015. He was born June 2, 1936 in Defiance, Ohio, the son of the late Viola (Beard) Stroup. On October 17, 1959 he married Janet P. (Schlegel), who survives. He was a US Army veteran during the Korean War and retired in 1995 from GM…

Are The Recent OHSAA Rule Changes Consistent With Its Mission?

By: Jim Lowther, Matt McGowan Are the recent OHSAA rules changes consistent with its Mission? “The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s mission is to regulate and administer interscholastic athletic competition in a fair and equitable manner…” COMBINED ENROLLMENT The new rules treat cross country differently than the other 23 sports the OHSAA sponsors. For cross…

Dorothy J. Vogel

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Paulding, Ohio: Dorothy J. Vogel age 81 died 2:10 PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne Indiana. Dorothy was born in Van Wert County Ohio on March 5, 1934 the daughter of Jacob and Regina (Werling) Schaeper. On July 18, 1953 she married Vern H. Vogel, who died on…

Anna Darlene Botteron

Darlene

Anna Darlene Botteron, 67, of Antwerp, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. Darlene was born in Detroit on August 10, 1948, a daughter of the late Thelma (Burns) and Lloyd Hayden Gill. She was a friend to everyone she met. She put God and family first and worshipped at Riverside…

ACDC Safety Project

Jim Pendergrast

Antwerp Community Development Committee President, Jim Pendergrast and ACDC Board Member Tom Derck lead a project to clear brush and trees at an important corner in Antwerp. The site is at the corner of East River St. (CR 424) and Harrmann Road where the Napoleon, Defiance and Western Railway crosses Harrmann Road. Over the years,…

New Era Begins for Paulding Band

Mr. Sandwisch conducting during his first year’s band camp at PHS.

It’s a little hot and muggy when I walk into the empty band room at PHS. A young lady follows me in on Thursday night. Stephanie Habern turns around and says she doesn’t know where anyone else is. I looked down at my iOS device to see the time and realized I got there a…

Mary Jane Lunn Fulk

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AUSTIN, TX Mary Jane Lunn Fulk, formerly of Payne, Ohio passed away August 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas at the age of 93. Mary Jane was born in Payne, Ohio on October 12, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Frank “Doc” Lunn and Cora Lewis Lunn. Mary Jane grew up in Payne, Ohio…

New Teachers at PEVS

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The new school year is set to begin at Paulding Exempted Village Schools on August 20, 2015. Besides new students, Paulding will be welcoming several new teachers. Pictured here in the front row are Kinsey Miller, Paulding Elementary Art; Kristin Barbas, Paulding Elementary Title I; Amanda Teman, Paulding Elementary Intervention Specialist; Jillian Keller, Paulding Elementary…