The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

VW independent sports/submitted information Crestview 6’7″ senior wing Javin Etzler was chosen as the 2018-2019 NWC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season by Northwest Conference boys’ basketball coaches at their annual selection meeting. Etzler received 113 total points in the voting to finish ahead of Luke Denecker, a junior guard from Bluffton. […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 1:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

Crestview junior Morgan Dowler was recently awarded a “Silver Key” award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her piece titled “Oh, Honey”. Dowler’s artwork was inspired by broken pieces of drainage field tile and is on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA) through April 7. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:59 am. FILED UNDER: Youth

VW independent/submitted information Cassondra Clark recently graduated from a trainee position to that of branch office administrator at the Van Wert office of the financial services firm Edward Jones. Clark has lived in the Van Wert area for 28 years. “For the past 12 months, Cassondra has performed the duties of her job while also working to complete her training and testing requirements,” Hurless said. “This is a well-deserved promotion.” A branch office administrator […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: Business

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert agent Devin Sheets has earned the prestigious AFLIC Award from American Family Insurance. He joins a select group of agents who distinguished themselves in 2018 through outstanding sales of life insurance products offered by the company’s subsidiary, American Family Life Insurance Company. Sheets has been an agent for American Family […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: Business

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Service Club has initiated its annual search for area youths who best exemplify self-reliance. The club’s school presentations were completed the last few weeks at Van Wert, Lincolnview, and Crestview high schools and Vantage Career Center. The R.K. Thompson Self-Reliance Award is designed to provide recognition and cash awards […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Civic Theatre announces the opening of its next show, The Sunshine Boys.  VWCT is honored to bring this Neil Simon gem to the stage.   The Sunshine Boys was originally produced in 1972 and directed by Alan Arkin. This version, under the direction of Doug Grooms, with assistance from Deb Duncan-Faul, opens March […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

Local amateur photographer Rex Dolby took this photo of damage caused by the high winds from this past weekend.

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The YWCA has announced its 2019 Scholarship for Young Women finalists. They are:  Lakin Brant, the daughter of Dan and Sabrina Brant, who attends Lincolnview High School and is a member of Calvary Evangelical Youth Group. Lauren Schumm, the daughter of Mark and Julie Schumm, who attends Crestview High School and is […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: News

Wee Care Learning Center, a United Way of Van Wert County agency, held its 2018-19 United Way campaign recently. Wee Care uses its United Way allocations to help families experiencing financial difficulty, unexpected medical costs, or family hardships. The support they receive helps families remain successfully employed or complete their educational endeavor while providing their […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The 2019 Fountain Park Summer Music Series concerts will be announced soon and The Van Wert County Foundation is seeking non-profit organizations interested in providing concessions during these Friday night concerts. Any non-profit organization in Van Wert County is welcome to submit its name to The Van Wert County Foundation between now […]

POSTED: 02/27/19 at 7:53 am. FILED UNDER: News