The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 30, 2023

Harold Gordon “Whitey” Wyandt, 86, of West Liberty, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born July 14, 1931, in Van Wert, the son of the Rev. Harold and Norma Robeson Wyandt, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marcia […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 10:15 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor With the first weekend in June coming up, it’s time again for the Van Wert Peony Festival. First begun in the 1930s, and resurrected in the 1950s and in the 1990s, the annual festival honors the area’s peony growing tradition, which began in the 1900s when peony farms dotted the Van Wert […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information This Thursday, the Van Wert County Fair is having the annual free entertainment auction. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the auction starts at 5 that evening at the Junior Fair Building. The Van Wert Agricultural Society has items this year that include Nashville Shores Waterpark tickets, American Girl dolls, rounds of […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

Elks Lodge 1197 sponsors a free Business Day at YMCA Camp Clay on Tuesday, June 19. Thanks to the generosity of the Elks, admission is free that day, while a lunch will also be provided. Shown is Lodge Secretary Michael C. Stanley with YMCA Camp Clay Director Kevin Morrison.YMCA photo

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association will be hosting its annual D-Day match on Saturday, June 9.  Come out to honor and remember veterans both past and present. The match starts at 9:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 that morning. Those who have never participated in a match should arrive early […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 7:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports COLUMBUS — 14 local athletes are scheduled to compete in various events in the 111th annual OHSAA Boys and Girls State Track and Field Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday and Saturday. Below is the a list of the athletes, events and scheduled days and times. Division […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 6:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports The ACME summer baseball season didn’t begin the way Crestview and Lincolnview would have liked, as both teams suffered losses in their respective season openers. Visiting Wayne Trace topped Crestview 8-2 on Monday, while Parkway defeated the host Lancers 8-5. Weather permitting, Lincolnview will play at Celina tonight, while Crestview is […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports WKSD 99.7FM and the OHSAA Radio Network are teaming up to broadcast Thursday’s Division IV state semifinal baseball games live from Huntington Park in Columbus. Garfield Heights Trinity will play Fort Loramie in the first game. Pregame coverage will begin at 9:45 a.m., and game time is scheduled for 10 a.m. […]

POSTED: 05/30/18 at 6:25 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent The Van Wert Police Department is investigating a report of someone impersonating a police officer within the city. At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sunday, May 27, a woman reported to city police that she had been contacted by a person representing himself as an officer of the Van Wert Police Department while she […]

POSTED: 05/29/18 at 3:27 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Ronald Dean Medaugh, 77, of Van Wert passed away Tuesday morning at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was born August 6, 1940, in Van Wert County, the son of John Samuel Wayne and Alice Imo (Hurless) Medaugh, who both preceded him in death. On May 12, 1988, he married Carolyn S. Painter […]

POSTED: 05/29/18 at 3:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries