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…

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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…