The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jun. 1, 2020

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Today marks the start of the 155th Van Wert County Fair, and, while this year’s edition is two days shorter than usual, it’s still packed with lots to do, see, eat, and experience. The fair officially begins today at 5 p.m. with a ribboncutting ceremony in front of Gate 1 that features […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 2:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Police Department Detective Bureau has been investigating a reported marijuana growing operation at 200 South Ave.  After receiving a search warrant, officers went to the residence, where they located a marijuana growing and distribution operation. Officers arrested Kristopher Markley, 27, for felony cultivation of marijuana within close proximity to a school. This […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 2:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/United Way information Plans are under way for the 13th annual United Way of Van Wert County Day of Caring. The date for this year’s food and blood drive is Friday, September 23. United Way agency projects will be completed on Saturday, September 24. The United Way of Van Wert County Day of Caring […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 12:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

After nearly six years of service in the Van Wert Police Department’s K-9 Unit, Officer Steve R. Boroff and his dog, Lakkie, are stepping down from the K-9 program, effective August 30, due to the age and health conditions of Lakkie. “On behalf of the department and the City of Van Wert, I would like […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 12:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Werft High School Principal Bill Clifton announces that the annual open house for parents of VWHS students will be held Wednesday, September 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. Parents or guardians are asked to meet at 7 p.m. in the high school-middle school commons for introductory comments by Clifton, followed by brief class periods that allow […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 12:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Police August 26, 12:14 a.m. — Zachary E. Miller, 27, and Gregory A. Jackson Jr., both of 324 N. Washington St., were each charged with possession of marijuana after a city K-9 unit “alerted” on the car they were in following a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. August […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 12:24 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Rob Gamble, branch manager of the Van Wert Office of First Bank of Berne, presents John White, capital campaign chairman of the Van Wert County Tennis Association, with a check for $5,000 to be used for the construction of a new tennis complex in Van Wert. “The association is very grateful to Rob and First Bank […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 12:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

I imagine many of you have seen the TV documentaries recently about September 11, 2001.  I recently saw it on the Smithsonian Channel this past weekend.  To those of us who lived through it, it seems like only yesterday; not 10 years ago.  I think I now know what my parents’ generation felt like when […]

POSTED: 08/31/11 at 12:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Lincolnview FFA chapter has had a very busy summer. The chapter was able to send two students to FFA Camp, with Bryce and Alex Campbell attending camp in Carrollton. They participated in many fun activities. In July, several members of the Lincolnview FFA helped with an Answer Plot Program by helping serve and maintain […]

POSTED: 08/30/11 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth

The Crestview Lady Knights soccer team traveled to the home of the Lincolnview Lady Lancers to compete in its first Northwest Conference match of the season. The Lady Knights came out on top by a score of 6-0. At halftime the visiting Knights led 2-0, with Crestview taking 23 shots on goal to Lincolnview’s 5.  Scoring […]

POSTED: 08/30/11 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports