Category: Stan Jordan

Stories by Stan

Antwerp’s Foreign Exchange Student

By: Stan Jordan Johannes Faust was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany on October 28 of 1998. There are three children in the family. He went to school at Bingen Am Rhein. He likes math, physics, chemistry and biology. When he gets home, he will start his junior year. His father, Stefan, is and architect and…

The American Badgers’ Range

The above picture from wikipedia shows that the American Badger is native to northwest Ohio. Yes, there are a few around, but they are nocturnal somewhat and are shy and never stray far from their hole in the ground, so you don’t see them very often. The American Badger is a significant predator of snakes,…

Things Just Fall Into Place

By: Stan Jordan Back in 1989, I and my brother in-law Ray Gross went to Florida bass fishing for a couple of weeks. His wife, my sister Grace, was still working and at the Paulding County Hospital. We did not have reservations at the fish camp on Lake Istapoga so we stayed at a motel…

Lest We Forget

By: Stan Jordan In a couple of days it will be July 20th, 2017. It has been 10 years on the 20th of July about 7:00 in the evening that three of our EMS squad were fatalities of an accident while on duty, along with two patients. They were transporting two people to the Paulding…

The Cecropia Moth By Stan Jordan

This picture of the Cecropia Moth was taken here at the West Bend News. Charlie Jones brought this moth in to show its size. There are a number of species of the giant silk moth, native to our area. In late May or June, the adult Cecropia moth emerges from the cocoon. Their wing span…

More News On The Badger

By: Stan Jordan Yes, there are badgers in the area, they are not plentiful, but there are some here. They are extremely fast and shy, and you are lucky to see a live one. If you do see one, he is always running for cover. He will dive into his hole or a catch basin…

Auto By Otto

Otto was married and moved to town is 1907, he had pretty much made up his mind that photography would be his life’s work. But all his life from a little boy in Germany, he loved birds and animals and wild life. He got interested in taxidermy and it became a big hobby for him.…

Ehrhart Homestead

By: Stan Jordan This is a picture of the Ehrhart Homestead, it was built in 1902 or 1903. There was 3 children in the family. This homestead was west of Antwerp on old US 24, about one forth of a mile east of the state line on the south side of the road. Well, Otto…

What do you think about this?

By: Stan Jordan The city of Fort Wayne is contemplating making a River Road Way there in that part of town, after the three rivers come together and form the Maumee River. They plan on spending 20 million dollars on the project, maybe even a little more. Right here in the Antwerp area, we can…

My Trip To Philly

By: Stan Jordan I just got back from a trip to Philadelphia to see my old buddy Ben Franklin. All the talk around there is about the coming Revolutionary War. My other old buddy, Juan Valdez, was there also, you know he is the guy that rides the burrow and sells coffee. He is something…

I Don’t Like

By: Stan Jordan I don’t like a lot of this stuff that is going on in Washington. I don’t like, or agree with, all of sword rattling, threats, promises or waving of the atomic bombs or nuclear war heads at each other. We are growling at North Korea for doing things that we have already…

When Is A Beaver Not A Beaver?

By: Stan Jordan Rex Hurni gave me these pictures of some of the gnawing done like a beaver here on the Maumee River He received them from his granddaughter Laura Miller, who lives down by Delaware Bend. She has seen this animal twice. I have received a number of these reports on damage to the…

Some More On The Eagles

HorsePower Holiday By: Stan Jordan Dan and Traci Bowers tell me that they are sponsoring another HorsePower Holiday this year at the Paulding County Fairgrounds on May 5th, 6th and 7th – the first weekend in May. This consists of tractor pulls of all types, from little ones up to the 1000 horse power and…