Stan Jordan

Old Phrases and Sayings – Stan Jordan

OLD PHRASES AND SAYINGS By: Stan Jordan Hi old timer! Our family was exiting a fine restaurant in Fort Wayne a few weeks ago when the following incident took place: We a met a man who looked to be around 80 years old with his family, entering the restaurant. I suppose it was his daughter…

A Talk With Gary and Linda Mabis

By: Stan Jordan Gary and Linda Mabis came in the other day and we discussed “The Prairie” out at the Antwerp High School. Linda got the idea of a place that would be safe for our native birds, bees and bugs. She had attended a seminar in Dayton called “The Midwest Nature Plan” and it…

Looking Back on 2016 – Stan Jordan

Looking back on 2016 By: Stan Jordan As I sit here at my desk and look out across Main Street here in Antwerp, with all of the snow laying around and the mercury plunging down to zero, this is the first bitterly cold snap of the winter, and I am already tired of winter. We…

The Pocock Block – Stan Jordan

By: Stan Jordan The other day a lady asked me what the word “Pocock” meant on the building on the west side of Main Street in the second block. The Pocock brothers, John and Emmett, had a grocery store on the corner where the Hometown Pantry is now located. That was in 1887 and the…

‘Our Eagles Nest Is Gone’ and others – Stan Jordan

Our Eagles Nest Is Gone By: Stan Jordan On Monday night, November 28th, there was quite a wind storm and it blew our local eagle nest to pieces. In fact, the next morning, what remains of the nest is hardly any bigger than a squirrels nest. I talked to Jim Pendergrast about this situation, as…

The New Tanker, and other stories – Stan Jordan

By: Stan Jordan The above picture is of Antwerp’s new tanker, it will be used in all of Antwerp’s fire district and any emergencies in the surrounding area. The firemen in the picture are left to right: Nick Bragg, Fire Chief Ray Friend, Gale Jordan and Jim Terwilliger. These boys went down to the Atlanta…

The Paulding County Jail

By: Stan Jordan I visited the Paulding County Jail the other day, and I was impressed with the appearance, inside and out. It was very neat and well organized. Maybe I better slow up,  that was the sheriff’s office that we visited. The incarceration area is well organized with double bunks and tables for 14…

El Paso Sam, Indiana Agent Chapter 1 – Stan Jordan

About the Eagles Nest The Wind Mills El Paso Sam, Indian Agent Chapter 1: Sam & Callie Get Married By: Stan Jordan El Paso Sam and Slim Jim Martin arrived in North Platte, Nebraska Territory right at Christmas time in 1851. The fellows had to go to the livery stable and take care of the…

A little history of the Antwerp Fire Department

By: Stan Jordan In April 1880 Antwerp purchased the first hook and ladder truck from Ft Wayne second-handed for $800. In 1920, the first piece of motorized fire equipment was acquired by the village and that is the top picture here, a Model T Ford. In 1933, Antwerp purchased the Dodge fire truck. On that…

The End of the Lobo Tank Busters – Stan Jordan

The End of the Lobo Tank Busters By: Stan Jordan The Lobo Tank Busters are no more. Col. Bainebridge came over last night and what he said changed our lives forever. We are going home! The war in Europe is about over and the col. said all four of us qualified to be discharged. We…

Carryall Township by Stan

By: Stan Jordan I asked Josh Steiner if he knew why this township is called Carryall and he didn’t know. The above picture is of that rock taken from Mr. Ehrhart’s book. If you go west on 424, where the Maumee River runs the closest to the highway, you look down into the river and…