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Charles And Joan Wells To Celebrate 60TH Anniversary

Charlie and Joan were married on June 29, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn, Indiana by the Rev. Chr. Schmidt. They have been blessed with four children, Jackie (Tom) Lantz, Brent (Buffy), Kim (Tom) Scifres and Kevin (Jenny).  Charlie and Joan also have 9 grandchildren and 13 (soon to be 14) great grandchildren. Charlie started…

$9000+ Donations From Hicksville K of C

Everyone knows of the spring fish fries before Easter each year. Well the Hicksville Knights of Columbus is donating over $9000 this year from it’s annual fish fry proceeds to 8 different organizations. The organizations included Ace Equestrian Therapies – $1012; K of C Foundation – $1012; Christ’s Cupboard – $1012; The Fellowship of Christian…

Habitat Breaks Ground On New House

The Habitat for Humanity of Paulding County recently announced the Open House for the Sholl Family in Antwerp. The homecoming event took place on Thursday, June 15 at 202 Weber St., just north of the Antwerp school. Autumn Sholl and her twin sons are looking forward to have their new 3-bedroom house finished—hopefully in the…

Veterans Memorial Coming To North Scipio

Why do you dig a hole 36’ deep and fill it with concrete in the middle of the North Scipio United Methodist Church yard, make it hard to mow around and cost time and money . . . if it isn’t a worthy project and God isn’t in it? To honor all veterans who have…

2017 Paulding County Fair Result

RABBIT SHOW  Senior Rabbit Showmanship: Riley Stoller – First place-Trophy/Rosette; Junior Rabbit Showmanship: Aewyn McMichael – First place-Trophy/Rosette; Beginning Rabbit Showmanship: Claire Miller – First place-Trophy/Rosette;  Champion of Champion Rabbit Showmanship: Jowaine Grimes – First place-Chair/Rosette; Pee Wee Rabbit Showmanship: N/A; Beginner Market Skillathon (8-11 year olds): William Krynock – First place-Trophy; Intermediate Market Skillathon…

Dedication of the Woodburn Clock Plaza

The city of Woodburn, Indiana and the children of Harry and Jeanette Henney would be honored by your presence at the dedication of the Woodburn Clock Plaza, Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (EST). Dedication will be held on the Plaza, downtown Woodburn, at hte corner of Bull Rapids and Main. Lunch to follow.…

Paulding County Fair Wraps Up Another Great Year!

The Paulding County Fairgrounds were a busy place this past week and the West Bend News has been right there with the events going on. The heat was intense all week long for fairgoers and animals alike. On Monday the parade took place starting at 6:30 pm, winding through the path between the vendors and…

Summertime Is Peak Time For Thunder And Lightning Storms

In an annual coordinated effort with the National Weather Service (NWS), the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is promoting June 18-24 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week and encourages all Ohioans to know what to do before, during and after thunderstorms, and to practice severe weather safety and preparedness throughout the summer. Summer begins on…

2017 Paulding County Junior Fair Showman of Showmen Contest

On Friday, June 16, 2017 the Showman of Showmen Contest took place at the Paulding County 4-H Fair. This contest brings the top showman of each livestock category into a final competition for overall best showman. The following top livestock showmen competed: Jowaine Grimes, Rabbits; Jacob Klopfenstein, Dairy/Beef; Faith Meraz, Goats; Trevor Speice, Swine; Hannah…

Parson to Person

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, I am in my fifties. When I was a teenager my father committed suicide. I’ve been ashamed all these years and have made some bad decisions as a result. How do I overcome being ashamed? Shame is basically receiving reproach or stigma. Being ashamed as a result of doing…

Woodburn Summer Fest is June 23 & 24

The Woodburn Community Association is hosting Summer Fest on June 23 & 24 at the Woodburn Community Park, Overmeyer Street & Fahlsing Rd. Start your weekend out on Friday, June 23rd with the beer tent opening at 5:00 p.m. A Trivia Contest for ALL AGES will start at 7:00 with doors opening at 6:00. Feders BBQ will be…

Proclaiming the Word Throughout the Earth

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each…