The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

VW independent/submitted information WILLSHIRE — The Willshire Sportsman’s Club will be holding its annual Trade Days and Flea Market on Friday through Sunday, August 1-3. The event will be held on the club grounds, located 1½ miles east of Willshire on Ohio 81. Hours are 8 a.m. until dusk. All kinds of hunting and fishing […]

POSTED: 06/28/14 at 12:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sponsors a Pony League team each year through the local Parks and Recreation Department. Again this year, the lodge hosted a Hamburger and Hot Dog cookout along with ice cream sundaes at the lodge for the members of the team and their coaches. Shown is […]

POSTED: 06/28/14 at 12:42 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

William “Bill” Bader, 81, of Rockford, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Laurels of Shane Hill. He was born December 19, 1932, in Liberty Township, the son of the late Edward and Florence (Martz) Bader. On December 1, 1956, he married Edith (Bricher) Bader, who survives in Rockford. Other survivors include […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 11:24 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor The Vantage Board of Education approved new contracts with the school’s teaching staff and non-teaching employees, heard cafeteria manager Penny Baucom’s annual report and also gave the final approval to year-end fiscal reports during its July meeting held Thursday. The board first went into executive session to hear final details of the […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

A crew from the WBGU PBS television show, “Scenic Stops”, was at the Children’s Garden in Van Wert’s Smiley Park on Thursday. Here, Louise Hartwig (second from right) of the Van Wert Master Gardeners, the person most responsible for creating the garden, chats with “Scenic Stops” host Kathleen Phipps while “Scenic Stops” staff prepare to […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

Summer Music Series information One of the best tribute bands of all time for the band Chicago will be in Van Wert’s Fountain Park tonight at 7 p.m.  It is the third concert in The Van Wert County Foundation sponsored Fountain Park Summer Music Series. Eight of Toronto, Canada’s, most sought after studio musicians decided […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Van Wert city officials helped owners Lee and Karla Krendl and Brian Mercer open Lee’s Ace Hardware’s new lumberyard. Here, Mercer cuts the ribbon on the new facility, which will provide basic lumberyard items for do-it-yourselfers, as well as builders and contractors. Mercer noted that, with […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 6:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW County Fair information With less than 60 days until the kick off the 158th annual Van Wert County Fair, fair passes will go on sale at the Fair Board office starting Monday, July 7. Fair passes will remain the same price ($18) they were last year, but, new this year, from July 7-15, fairgoers […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 6:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW County firefighters’ information When stopping at Walmart to shop on the weekends of July 12, 19, and the 26, look for firefighters who will be at the store entrances, taking donations from anyone who wants to give to firefighters’ “No Child Left Unprotected” smoke detector project. The goal of this endeavor, which currently being […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 6:27 am. FILED UNDER: News

Middle Point Lions Club information MIDDLE POINT — The Middle Point Lions Club is preparing for its annual benefit auction and ice cream social. The event will be held Friday, July 25, at the Middle Point Community Building.  The auction will start at 6 p.m. and food will be served starting at 5 that evening. […]

POSTED: 06/27/14 at 6:26 am. FILED UNDER: News