Surprise Severe Weather in Paulding County

By: Josh Steiner On May 18th, 2017, a few scattered thunderstorms impacted Paulding County, bringing sporadic straight-line wind damage to parts of the county. The two main areas impacted were near Haviland and Cecil. In Haviland, some power poles and tree limbs were snapped from the first storm. The second storm caused more significant damage…

Grabill Eye Center Begins In-House Lens Edging

Grabill Eye Center is pleased to announce their purchase of a lens blocking and edging unit that will now allow them to make glasses in the store.  One of their certified opticians, Robin Phillips, has extensive background in the lens edging and glasses assembly process and has already trained on and begun using the machine.…

Local Man’s Year-long Journey In Hospice

People often believe that hospice is for patients with only hours or days to live, however this is not always true.  For the family of longtime Van Wert resident Wally Purmort, the hospice journey was experienced for over a year at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. “My husband had a gradually debilitating disease…

Donation to Paulding Sheriff

Sue Beck made a donation of $600 for Sheriff Landers to deposit into the D.A.R.E. Fund, Explorers’ Account and Paulding County Dog Kennel.  These monies were collected during one of her bus trips to Chicago.  Once she announced the monies made from her 50/50 drawing would be donated to these funds, her clients were very…

Woodlan FFA Competes in State Floriculture Contest

The Woodlan FFA Floriculture team competed in the State FFA Floriculture            contest held at the Central Nine Career Center located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This Career Development Event team competition consists of seven events: floriculture general knowledge, customer complaint, floral arrangement, pinching plants, identification of plants and tools, a job application,…

Central Lutheran Preschool Celebrates The Week Of The Young Child

Central Lutheran Preschool was happy to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Students participated in special dress days and activities each day, including Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Future Friday.  Preschoolers were able to work and engage…