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Saturday, May. 25, 2024

Wilma K. Agler, 95, of Decatur, Ind., and formerly of Van Wert, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Maplewood of Shane’s Village in Rockford. She was born September 24, 1918, in Ohio City, the daughter of the late William and Nella (Parker) Pierce. On April 18, 1936, she married Verdine Agler, who […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 7:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The Van Wert Cougars opened their season with a 46-41 victory over the Lincolnview Lancers in the Van Wert County Hospital Tip-Off Tournament opener played Friday night. The Cougars (1-0) will now play the Crestview Knights this evening for the tournament championship. Because the Wayne Trace Raiders are still playing football, winning […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The Lincolnview Lady Lancers had an easy time of it, beating Hicksville 55-28 Friday night in a non-conference girls’ basketball match-up played at Lincolnview. The Lady Lancers had four players in double figures, led by Julia Thatcher’s 15 points. Others in double figures included Christine Stemen (14 points), Hannah McCleery (12 […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Hundreds of children and their parents braved frigid temperatures to see the lights lit up at the Christmas Garden (Children’s Garden) at Smiley Park on Friday evening. Santa Claus was also on hand, as was the Grinch, although he didn’t act too Grinch-like. The project is spearheaded annually local resident Jim Clay (above with microphone) […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office information A Payne native was killed Wednesday morning in a single-car accident that occurred on the Van Wert-Paulding County Line Road. According to the accident report, Evan J. Gordon, 24, of New Haven, Ind., was killed shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his 1998 Ford Contour […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

A number of children and their parents showed up Friday morning to welcome Santa Claus in front of The Hotel Marsh in downtown Van Wert. The event was sponsored by the Van Wert Lions Club and Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service in Van Wert. Above, Santa and Mrs. Claus are greeted by (from the […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information MIDDLE POINT — Santa Claus will visit the village of Middle Point on Saturday, December 7, at the Middle Point Community Building. The event is sponsored by the Middle Point Fire Department Auxiliary and Middle Point Lions Club. The MPFD Auxiliary will provide a craft project for children, starting at 11:30 a.m. that […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 7:26 am. FILED UNDER: News

Evan Joseph Gordon, 24, formerly of Payne, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in an automobile accident in Van Wert County. He was born July 31, 1989, in Van Wert, the son of Bill and Lori (Schneider) Gordon, both of whom survive in Payne. Other survivors include a brother, Nicholas J. Gordon of Payne; his paternal […]

POSTED: 11/30/13 at 7:02 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Roger E. Mowry, 78, of Van Wert, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2013, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born August 22, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Earle and Estelle (Taylor) Mowry. He married Corrine (Jamkowski) Mowry, who survives in Van Wert. Other survivors include […]

POSTED: 11/29/13 at 3:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent/submitted information This year marks the 175th anniversary of Methodism in Van Wert, and Rev. Gus Christo-Baker and the congregation of First United Methodist Church invite the public to a special worship celebration scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, December 8. The mortgage from the 1999-2000 renovation project will also be burned at that […]

POSTED: 11/29/13 at 5:09 am. FILED UNDER: News