The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Joan B. “Joanie” Ketcham, 79, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos. She was born April 6, 1938, in Ottawa, the daughter of David and Ruth (Johantgen) Good, who both preceded her in death. On June 21, 1968, she married Lloyd Ketcham, who died July 8, 1994. Survivors […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 5:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” was the message at the Central Mutual Insurance Company’s annual policyholders’ meeting held May 10 in Van Wert. important highlights of the meeting were the announcement that the company’s Policyholders’ Security Fund — its reserve fund — was at an all-time high, […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

CLAIRE CLAY/for the VW independent The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration on Wednesday, May 24. The day included a musical production of The Wizard of Oz, a graduation ceremony, and luncheon for the students and their families. Two students earned and received their diplomas. Many of the youths’ friends and families, as […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ will be sponsoring a Business Day at the Camp Clay Aqua Park this summer. Local businesses purchase the day for the Van Wert community; access includes swimming, a floating playground, zipline, paddleboats, a half-acre beach, and the 3,600-square-foot splash pad. New features include water cannons at the splash pad and a log roll […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The annual Van Wert City-County DARE Summer Camp is quickly approaching. Students in fifth- and sixth grades during the 2016-17 school year are eligible to attend the camp. Van Wert City DARE Officer Greg Blackmore and County DARE Officer Mike Biberstine host a three-day summer camp at the S.F. Goedde Building, 205 W. […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

Janet Bell (above), manager of the Salvation Army Thrift Store, is seeking volunteers at the Thrift Store. Individuals are needed to sort, price, and hang items on the racks and help clean the store and run the cash register. The volunteer program is looking for dependable, capable individuals willing to give a few hours of their […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District will host a pond clinic on Thursday, June 22, at the Carl Etzler pond, 4933 White Road near Ohio City. The clinic will begin at 6:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include pond construction by Jeremy Gerding of the Van Wert SWCD; fish stocking by […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:42 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Central Insurance Companies were recently awarded the prestigious Best Practices Award of Excellence from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”). This is the 10th consecutive year the company has received this award. The award recognizes those companies that have made imaginative, outstanding, and unique contributions in […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: Business

I hope many of you took time this past Memorial weekend to honor those who gave their lives for us.  One of the things I enjoy the most about Memorial Day is the celebration from our nation’s capital. PBS has been organizing and airing a Memorial Day concert featuring stories of soldiers who gave so much […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports Two Van Wert County baseball players have been named Division IV Honorable Mention all-Ohio, by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Lincolnview shortstop Chayten Overholt hit .370 during his junior campaign, and his fielding percentage was perfect throughout the season. He  was named Lancer MVP at the end of the […]

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: Sports