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Friday, Mar. 1, 2024

Donald F. Tuckerman, Jr. 75, of Van Wert, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at Van Wert Health. He was born July 11, 1943, in Fremont, Ohio, to the late Donald F. and Geraldine (Ward) Tuckerman, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Linda Tuckerman of Van Wert, Ohio; sons: Chad (Lori) Tuckerman of Maumee, […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 3:14 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Rebekah Hadrian Bjorn, 47, of Payne, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on January 29, 1972, in Georgia, the daughter of Everett and Billie DeVelde who survive in Montello, Wisconsin. On December 31, 2018, she married Terry Baldauf who also survives. Other family members include her […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 3:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Tafi Stober for the VW independent Two characteristics were immediately evident when interviewing this Friday’s Fountain Park Summer Music Series Feature, Daryl Wayne Dasher — He’s humble and he is unabashedly proud of his Northwest Ohio roots. Daryl Wayne Dasher, who now lives in Nashville, The Music City, is forever tied to Van Wert. “I […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 2:57 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Wassenberg Art Center will be serving concessions at the Daryl Dasher concert in Fountain Park this Friday, June 28. Please join us for some homemade and delectable treats during the concert while supporting the arts in Van Wert. Our partner in crime Main Street Van Wert we here at the Wass are putting nose […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 2:42 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Mary Lou Butler, 82, of Van Wert, passed away Monday afternoon, June 24, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on January 14, 1937, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Elizabeth (Mapes) Ringwald. On August 17, 1961, she married Paul E. Butler who preceded her in […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 9:40 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, home field advantage, the Cleveland Indians, the Cincinnati Reds, NBA salaries and a wish for better baseball weather. All Star Game Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game will be held two weeks from today at Progressive Field, home of the […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 5:07 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Van Wert exploded for 12 runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Crestview 14-2 in ACME baseball action at Russell Fisher Field on Monday. Jacob Forwerck drove in Logan Gerardot to give the Knights a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Cougars responded in […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 5:07 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 is happy to announce that the first place winners representing Van Wert Lodge participated in the recent Northwest District Soccer Shoot Contest held in Findlay. First place winners were Bryce Miller who competed in the U8 boys division and Keira Pollock who competed in the U12 girls division. Micah Reeder […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 5:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Van Wert City Council moved quickly through a light agenda on Monday. Mayor Jerry Mazur, Safety Service Director Jay Fleming and Councilman-at-large Joel Penton Sr. were not at the 38 minute meeting, but Council President Jon Tomlinson read aloud a report from Fleming. “Due to ongoing issues with CenturyLink the Jefferson Street […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 4:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/submitted information A reminder that Van Wert’s “Holiday at Home” parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. The parade will begin at Main Street and Cherry Street and will head west on Main, ending at Burt Street. The 5K and 10K run sponsored by the American Legion has been canceled […]

POSTED: 06/25/19 at 4:57 am. FILED UNDER: News