The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

The Embroidery Coop, a recent addition to downtown Van Wert, officially opened at its new location at 126 E. Main St. with a ribboncutting on Thursday. Here, store owners Ernie Geyer and Shelly Becker cut the ribbon on the new store, which offers custom embroidery services and items, as well as screen printing and other […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 6:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

VWHS Marching Band news The Van Wert “Cougar Pride” Marching Band is ready for the start of another great season. Hundreds of hours of preparation, five days at band camp, 12 hours of August rehearsals and nearly one week of school and the band is now ready for its first performance of the season. This […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert golf news ST. MARYS — The Van Wert Cougar golf team traveled to Northmoor Golf Course in St. Marys to take on the Roughriders Thursday afternoon. The match was tight all the way, but the Cougars managed to win the match in a tiebreaker. Van Wert had a two-stroke lead with four golfers […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 6:23 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert girls’ tennis news The Van Wert girls’ tennis team edged St. Marys in a home match at The Van Wert County Foundation Tennis Complex on Thursday. The Lady Cougars won the three singles matches, with Ali Moreland defeating Anna Ernst 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Sydney Dull downing Abby Wilker 6-4, 6-0 […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview girls’ golf news The Lincolnview squad hosted the St. Henry Redskins and Hicksville Aces at Hickory Sticks Golf Club and came away with a split on the evening. The Lancers fell to an experienced St. Henry squad by a score of 203 to 223, but defeated Hicksville 223 to 232. Match medalist honors went […]

POSTED: 08/30/13 at 6:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor It was a sweep for Crestview High School as both the new Junior Fair king and queen, Daniel Joseph and Leah Lichtensteiger, as well as runners-up Jacob Germann and Sarah Klinger, are students at the school. Both Joseph and Lichtensteiger were excited about their new positions. “I am absolutely speechless,” Joseph said, […]

POSTED: 08/29/13 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor An interchange beautification project received some interest from local landscape designers during a meeting held Wednesday. Van Wert County Business Outreach Coordinator Sarah Smith hosted a meeting with representatives of four area landscape companies over a project that calls for designing landscape improvements to the areas around the interchange at U.S. 224 […]

POSTED: 08/29/13 at 6:54 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Van Wert man was given a six-year prison term on a sex charge during hearings held Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Matthew Peffley, 39, was given the sentence on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the second degree. Judge Charles D. Steele […]

POSTED: 08/29/13 at 6:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

United Way of VW County news The 15th anniversary of the United Way of Van Wert County’s Day of Caring is coming up next month.  This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 27. As in the past, the event will consist of The Salvation Army Food Pantry’s food drive, an American Red Cross […]

POSTED: 08/29/13 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, is happy to announce that the week of September 9-15, has been proclaimed by Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer as “National Patriotism Week”. During this week, all Van Wert city and county residents are asked to join the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in […]

POSTED: 08/29/13 at 6:19 am. FILED UNDER: News