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Saturday, Jul. 13, 2024

Lecturer Ceci Wiselogel — and Honest Abe — gave a presentation on American symbols entitled “Let Freedom Ring!” for the opening show of the 2013-2014 season at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio. Wiselogel’s audience included hundreds of students from Van Wert Middle School and Parkway Middle School. (Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent) 

POSTED: 09/28/13 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kenneth A. “Ken” Kundert, 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 10:15 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, in the presence of his family and under the loving care of the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born March 7, 1937, in York Township, Van Wert County, the […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 8:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Carolyn Ann Placke, 64, of Van Wert, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born November 22, 1948, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Carl C. and Donna (Rice) McCoy. On August 31, 1974, she married Stephen F. Placke, who preceded her […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 8:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Awards were handed out and economic development celebrated during the 2013 Van Wert County Economic Development Annual Dinner held Thursday at Willow Bend Country Club. The event, sponsored by Van Wert County Hospital, Central Insurance Company and Citizens National Bank, featured an update on local economic development activity, as well as special […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information While there have some successes with a two-year-old revival of the former Hot Air Affair hot air balloon festival, those successes are not enough to have  a third edition of the festival, organizers say. “The two-year effort at attempting to revive the once very successful Hot Air Affair has ended with […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce helped a new store, Label Shopper, cut the ribbon on its business, which is located in the old Sears store on South Shannon Street. The Van Wert store, the 85th for the New York City-based company, offers discount “famous label” clothing for men and in […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Congressman Gene Green (D-Texas) have introduced bipartisan legislation to remove the unnecessary and costly integration ban, while maintaining the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to regulate set-top boxes in the future. “By one estimate, the prohibition has cost cable operators and consumers […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 6:43 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert volleyball news LIMA — The Van Wert Lady Cougar volleyball team was back in action on Thursday as they traveled to Lima Bath to take on the Lady Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League match-up. The Cougars were again victorious, defeating Bath straight games by scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-15. Van Wert […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 6:24 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview volleyball news The Crestview Lady Knight volleyball team traveled to Spencerville on Thursday and came away with a Northwest Conference victory over the Lady Bearcats in three straight games: 25-18, 25-18 and 25-11. Crestview is now 11-3 overall and 5-0 on league play. Leading the way in kills was Courtney Trigg, while leading server […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 6:17 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert golf news KALIDA — The Van Wert Cougar golf team ended a frustrating season Thursday at the Division II sectional tournament at Country Acres golf course in Kalida. Cougar golfer Brandon Hernandez led the way for Van Wert with an 86, but his score wasn’t low enough to qualify for district tournament. In […]

POSTED: 09/27/13 at 6:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports