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Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022

Kathleen Jo Brotherwood, 59, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Mayor Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She was born March 15, 1952, the daughter of the late Willard and Leota (Dunlap) Dougal. On July 1, 1972, she married Robert James Brotherwood, who preceded her in death on January 11, 2002. Survivors include a son, Dennis […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 3:17 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

G.M. Alspaugh, 85, of Celina, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. He was born October 16, 1925, in Wilshire, the son of the late Arnold and Ruah (Clouse) Alspaugh. On January 11, 1948, he married Bonnie (Burke) Alspaugh, who preceded him in death. Survivors include four sons, Albert (Dayle) Alspaugh or […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 3:17 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent/CVB information The Van Wert area will soon see visitors from across the United States and most likely a few foreign countries, as well, as we will once again be at the intersection of 2 of the largest yard sales in the nation.  Yard Sale Mania will be in full swing August 4-5-6. […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 5:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police No new reports. Delphos Police July 28, 7:04 p.m. — Glenn Feathers, 48, of Delphos, was cited for driving a motor vehicle while under a license suspension as a result of a traffic stop in Delphos.

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 5:00 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

CINDY WOOD/independent feature writer A 25-acre pond shaped like a Harley Davidson emblem. A poker run. Tattoo contests, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It all combines to create this year’s Wetzel Motorcycle Club swap meet, which arrives in full force today. It’s been 25 years since a group of friends gathered at a motorcycle garage to plan […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 4:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Recorder Jan McIntosh (left) greets a young well-wisher at a reception held Thursday in the basement of the Courthouse. McIntosh is retiring after 30½ years in the Recorder’s Office. McIntosh first began working in the office in January 1981 for her mother, Carol Bebout, who was then county recorder. McIntosh continued to […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 4:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/VWFD information Imagine receiving a 9-1-1 call for someone ill. The caller provides information on the problem and tells the dispatcher the address where the victim is to be found. An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit is dispatched to the scene, but no house number can be seen and crews have to estimate […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 4:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Community Health Professionals’ Hospice held its annual “Rays of Hope” day camp from July 19-21 at Van Wert County YMCA’s Camp Clay. Thirty-five youths from Van Wert and surrounding counties enjoyed swimming, rock wall climbing, crafts and games in addition to therapeutic, educational activities. CHP thanks the following businesses and individuals for their contributions: Papa […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 4:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Community Health Professionals’ volunteers will sell homemade baked goods and their one-of-a-kind handbags during the Van Wert Senior Center’s garage sale, to run July 28-30. The handbags are made from upholstery fabric and are designed and sewn by hospice volunteers; proceeds benefit the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 3:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

BERNE, Ind. — First Bank of Berne, headquartered in Berne, Ind., and AmericanTrust Federal Savings Bank, headquartered in Peru, Ind., jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which First Bank of Berne will purchase most loans and substantially all other banking-related assets and assume all deposits and related liabilities of AmericanTrust. Under the […]

POSTED: 07/29/11 at 2:57 am. FILED UNDER: Business