SkillsUSA Ohio State Championship winners

Congratulations to the following Vantage Career Center students who have placed in the top three in their category at the 2018-19 SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships, held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio: Matthew Schmiesing (Crestview), Senior Construction Equipment Technology, received bronze in Heavy Equipment Operations; Trevor Siefker (Kalida), Junior Precision Machining, received…

Stan’s Articles

EAST DAGGETT & SOUTH MAIN By: Stan Jordan There are two buildings here and I will tell you what I remember about them. Dave Zuber had a wooden grocery store there on the left side for years. Then it was made into a brick building and sold to Alex Grant about 1912. George Bakle had…

Vantage Inducts Three New Members into Alumni Hall of Fame

Three distinguished Vantage graduates were inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame during the All Boards Dinner on April 4, 2019. The inductees include Mr. James (Jim) Shaffer, a 1977 Mendon-Union graduate, who was enrolled in the Ag-Business program at Vantage. Jim worked for his father on their 300-acre farm, where he still farms today.…

Superior Aluminum Alloys receives $15,000 rebate from PPEC

Replacing old metal hallide lights with energy-efficient LED lights isn’t cheap – but if you’re a member of a not-for-profit electric cooperative, it may be more affordable than you think. Thanks to Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s (PPEC) Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Lighting Program, companies receiving electricity from the co-op, like aluminum smelter Superior Aluminum…

D.A.R.E. Graduation

On April 18, 2019,   the Paulding County D.A.R.E. program had  DA.R.E. Graduation for the 5th graders of Oakwood Elementary. Each 5th grader received a certificate, medal, and t-shirt for completing the 12-week program. Also, during graduation essay winners were announced. Deputy Mendez said the winners of the essays were Lily Lamond, Hunter Harwell, Lillian…

HCS Students Collect for a Good Cause

By: Breanna Crowl and Lydia Miesle The Proverbs 31 Class, a class elective at Harlan Christian School to teach ladies the importance of serving God, family, friends and community, wrapped up their Sock & Shoe Drive. The numbers are very impressive. HCS has less than 140 students and they did a wonderful job of donating…