Category: Community

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…

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…

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…

Antwerp RibFest River Run 5K – 2017 Winners

OVERALL: Male: Sam Williamson 16:13 Female: Gracie Laukhauf 23:21 AGES 5-9: Male: Damon Rosswurm 29:54 Female: Gabriella Snyder 29:33 AGES 10-14: Male: Landyn Reyes 20:59 Female: Caroline Rohrs 27:41 AGES 15-19: Male: Jake Ryan 18:51 Female: Julia Steiner 37:58 AGES 20-29: Male: Weston Geyer  20:45 Female: Rose Mansel-Pleydell 34:04 AGES 30-39: Male: Andrew Reyes 21:11…

Spaces Available To Become A Certified Youth Fishing Instructor

Any adult, group, or conservation club who has a sincere interest in taking kids fishing should consider becoming a certified Passport to Fishing instructor, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). A Passport certification course is being offered June 28 at the ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two Office in Findlay. Passport to…

Outstanding Community Support For Spring Fling!

The 6th annual Spring Fling Charity Event experienced great community support this year, resulting in a record amount of funds raised for two area outreach organizations. Support came from the best showing yet of collector cars, to a great audience bidding on items during the benefit auction, to another sold-out crowd for the hog roast…

Never Forget!

The flagpole is up! The flagpole was put up by hand at the North Scipio Community Veterans’ Memorial on April 22, 2017, to proudly display the American flag and honor our veterans and our country. The 26-foot tall flagpole is made of aluminum. Bracing was welded to the bottom and then bolted by hand to…