Lester C. Bland

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PAULDING: Lester C. Bland, age 72 died Thursday, September 2, 2015. He was born August 27, 1943 in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Cletus G. and Mabel L. (Saxton) Bland. On October 18, 1986 he married Patricia Giesken Messman, who survives. He was a US Navy veteran and retired in 1998 from BF Goodrich,…

Hearts & Hands Antwerp School Supply Project a Success!

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Hearts & Hands 2015 School Supply Project was a success. “Once again we were able to provide full supply lists for every Antwerp family who came to us. We could not do this without the support and giving by our businesses, churches, and community members,” says Courtney Shull (Hearts & Hands Founder). Though, the hope…

In God We Trust – Stan Jordan

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In God We Trust By: Stan Jordan Back in 1941-42, I was a senior at AHS. One of my teachers, Mr. Wilbur Carter, taught American History – one of my favorite subjects. The world was in a turmoil at that time. Germany had taken over Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia. They were at war with England and…

Marriage Questions – Dear Miss C

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Dear Miss C, I am thinking of asking my girlfriend to marry me, but I am afraid, not because I’m not sure I love her, but because I am afraid of how we will live together in a real family sense, like having and raising children and how we will handle money together. Aren’t these…

Miller City falls to Antwerp in HS volleyball

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Antwerp beat Miller City on August 27th: 25-11, 25-9, 25-15 Archer Leaders: Rachel Williamson – 12 kills, 1 ace, 1 block Emily Derck – 26-26 serving with 2 aces, 3 kills, 5 digs Kiana Recker – 11-11 serving, 2 aces, 4 kills, 10 digs Sidney Barnhouse – 18-19 serving, 3 aces, 1 dig Sydney Sheedy…

Antwerp Broadcasting class receives Operation Round Up grant

The Antwerp school broadcasting team is pictured here: Broadcast teacher Kayla Bagley (holding the check); standing from left: Aaron O’Donnell, Brian Geyer, Joel Steiner, Taylor Provines, Brittany Smith, and Callie Perry; seated from left: Josh Ehlinger, Matt Dooley, and Jarrison Steiner.

The broadcast program at Antwerp High School has received a grant from Operation Round Up through the Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Trust. With money from the grant, broadcast students will visit North Canton’s Hoover High School Video Productions and Broadcast Journalism classes this fall. Hoover’s student-run NCCS TV-11 is a fully-operational television station that provides…

Twin Oaks UMC Upcoming Events

Twin Oaks United Methodist Church will sponsor two special events during the Oakwood Homecoming weekend, to be held at Twin Oaks UMC Fellowship Hall, 200 Main Street, Oakwood: Friday, September 4, from 7 to 9 PM features a FREE “Kids Fun Night” that will include face painting, fun activities, movie and snacks. Parents & families…

Gerald “Jerry” Sholl

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OAKWOOD: Gerald “Jerry” Sholl age 89 died Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He was born March 28, 1926 in Paulding County, Ohio the son of Theodore and Estella (Link) Sholl. On November 4, 1950 he married L. Rosalie Bryan, who survives. He retired in 1991 from John Manville, Defiance, and was a life long farmer. He…

Panthers Falls to WT after Scoring on First Play

Driving in the for another touchdown is Wayne Trace Senior Cole Shepherd as he enters the end zone. More pictures at westbendnews.net

With only 12 seconds used on the clock, Paulding posted its first touchdown to the score board on the first play by the incredibly speedy junior Preston Ingol. Next, Wayne Trace got the ball, but struggled to know what to do in the first few minutes. The Panthers got the ball back and this time…

Defiance Post Investigating Fatal Crash

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Bryan – The Defiance Post of the Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle fatal crash which occurred on Saturday August 29, 2015, at approximately 5:40pm, on US 6, near milepost 13, in Williams County. A 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Amy Bibler, age 32, of Findlay, Ohio, was westbound on US 6.…

Ken Conkle and His Garden

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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…