Category: Stan Jordan

Stories by Stan

The Buckeyes in 2016…

By: Stan Jordan Now before you plant a bomb in my 1999 Dodge pickup, please read all of this chatter. The Ohio Buckeye football team last August and was rated second, third and fourth in the nation to start the season. I think a lot of that came from ESPN and the commission to select…

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…

What I’m Thankful For

What I’m Thankful For By: Stan Jordan Here it is Thanksgiving time already. I must lay my ball point pen aside and look back over the past year. Last winter was a mild one, we didn’t have much snow, I’m glad of that but one of my friends had purchased a new snow plow and…

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…

Senior Resident Breakfast

Sam Rivers Indian Agent Senior Residents Breakfast By: Stan Jordan On Thursday morning, October 27th, we old timers were given a breakfast, dancing girls and boys, the Show Choir and the high school band. We were waited on hand and foot by members of the Honor Society. What a fine morning that was. The Show…

Christmas Came Early

By: Stan Jordan My desk here at the West Bend News is probably one of the best locations in town. I have a nice window right in front of me that looks over on East River Street, that was remodeled a few years ago and is one of the prettiest streets in town. I can…