The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

Rockford community information ROCKFORD — The Rockford area fall communitywide garage sale will be held September 12-13. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Rockford Recreation Association. Residents living in the Rockford area can register their sale for $10, while out-of-towners can purchase a vendor space to set up at Shanes Park for $15. Registration […]

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 5:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert High School football team, cheerleaders and “The Recking Crew” are inviting the public to the unveiling of the new Cougar uniforms this evening at Elks Lodge 1197 in Van Wert.  The exciting unveiling begins at 7:30 p.m. today, and Cougar fans are not going to want to miss this event! […]

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 5:18 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

The Pregnancy Life Center’s annual Walk for Life fundraiser has started off big with $16,200 given in corporate and church sponsorship. Here, some of those sponsors receive a 2014 Walk for Life t-shirt. Shown are (from the left) Brad Petrie of Calvary Church, Dave Gardner of Dave “Dent Man” Gardner, Kathy Karges of Countryside Chapel United Methodist […]

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 5:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

William J. Molter and Janice J. Molter to william J. Molter and Janice J. Molter, inlot 88, Delphos. Estate of Roger E. Staats to Helen c. Staats, inlot 431, Delphos. Helen C. Staats to Karen S. Lee, inlots 430, 431, Delphos. Herman H. Beckman Trust and Alma E. Beckman Trust to James A. Wellman and […]

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 2:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Real Estate Transfers

Local BSA Scout Troop 35 recently relived a part of history when they participated in the camping program aboard the World War II Aircraft Carrier Yorktown in Charleston Harbor.  The troop became “shipmates” with other troops as they toured Yorktown, World War II Submarine Clamagore, and the World War II Destroyer Laffey. Morning and evening […]

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 2:22 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 1:20 pm. FILED UNDER: Lancer Lines

By Hope Wallace “The Symphony of My Heart,” art postcards by Iowa artist Saffron Goetschius is over a staggering 500 cards categorized as mail art. Mail art (also known as Postal art and Correspondence art) is an artistic movement centered around sending small scale works through the postal service.  It initially developed out of the […]

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 1:15 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Rex Dolby All four Wassenberg Camera Club officers and three club members were on hand Sunday afternoon at the fair grounds to take in photos for the Van Wert County Fair’s Photography Exhibit. Members not only recorded the entries, but also hung the pictures in attractive way in the proper locations, and assisted entrants, when […]

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 1:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor U.S. Representative Bob Latta was in Van Wert on Tuesday to tour two local businesses and also hear concerns from the local business community. Latta first toured National Door & Trim in Vision Park and then drove down the street to Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM), a globally directed agribusiness that is getting […]

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 8:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leslie Marbaugh cuts the ribbon on the new Rabbit Barn at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on Tuesday. Marbaugh donated the winnings from her 2012 grand champion rabbit meat pen to help get fundraising for the new facility off the ground. The new barn replaces a 125-year-old structure that was falling down around the rabbits. […]

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: News