The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Virginia P. Gunter, 85, of Delphos, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born March 6, 1931, in Landeck, the daughter of Oswald P. and Irene C. (Blockberger) Klaus, who both preceded her in death. On May 29, 1948, she married William L. “Bill” Gunter Sr., who died […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 5:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent sports CONVOY — Crestview has announced the following athletic cancellations for Thursday: The varsity baseball game at Hicksville has been cancelled, with no make-up information at this point. The varsity softball game at Van Wert has been canceled and will be made up Wednesday, May 4, at Van Wert. Start time is 4:30 […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 11:21 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

CONVOY — The Crestview Lady Knight softball team downed the Elida Bulldogs 4-1 on Wednesday. Winning pitcher was Jada Preston with nine strikeouts, while she also led the offense with a two-run home run and a double. Kristen Etzler had a double. The Lady Knights are now 3-0 on the young season.

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 7:54 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Foundation has announced its 2016 Fountain Park Summer Music Series. The series features eight free concerts in Fountain Park in downtown Van Wert. All concerts are on Friday nights, beginning at 7 p.m., while food service is available by 5:30 each evening from various non-profit organizations in Van Wert County. […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Wednesday was a busy day in Van Wert Count Common Pleas Court, with 17 people appearing for a variety of hearings. Of those, Judge Martin Burchfield sentenced eight people on Wednesday. Those sentenced include the following: Amanda Buzard, 32, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 11 months on a charge of heroin […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The R.K. Thompson family and Van Wert Service Club announce that local resident Bob Brubaker will be the speaker for this year’s R.K. Thompson Self-Reliance Awards banquet. It was in June 2005 that Brubaker was on a weeklong bicycle trip with his family when he suffered a massive stroke. Brubaker was forced […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

The YWCA of Van Wert recently received a donation from Leland Smith Insurance. Shannon Greve (left) of Leland Smith Insurance presented YWCA Executive Director Kimberly Laudick with a check for $1,000. This donation will be used to support the Youth Enrichment Program, which includes the After School and Summer Food programs. The YWCA is a […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 7:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Peony Festival Committee will be holding the Peony Festival Quarter Auction on Friday, April 8, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Woodland Avenue in Van Wert. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the auction beginning at 6 that evening. Help support the Peony Festival and have a great time. Those attending have […]

POSTED: 03/31/16 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

Irene H. Myers, 99, of rural Ohio City, died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born December 8, 1916, in Dayton, the daughter of Harry and Eva (Hodgson) Spidel, who both preceded her in death. On November 27, 1935, she married Walter William […]

POSTED: 03/30/16 at 8:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

By Avery Mueller, club reporter The Venedocia Lads and Lassies held their meeting March 17. The group confirmed final details and volunteer work for the Venedocia Pancake and Sausage event, which took place on March 19 at the Venedocia Lions Club.  The club reviewed officer positions and responsibilities and also discussed the 4H Bylaws and Constitution. […]

POSTED: 03/30/16 at 2:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Youth