The Van Wert County Courthouse

Sunday, May. 31, 2020

On Wednesday, Isaac Van Wert American Legion Auxiliary Unit 178 held its inaugural First Responders Dinner at the Post. Auxiliary President Ruth Schutz said that the group’s goal was to show respect and appreciation to the men and women of the Van Wert Police and Fire Departments and the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office. Auxiliary members also […]

POSTED: 10/31/19 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Producers of the Tony Award®-winning musical Bandstand, which is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in January, recently released rehearsal photos from the musical prior to the company heading out for its national tour. Originally directed and choreographed by three-time Tony winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, featuring music by Richard Oberacker, with book and lyrics by Robert […]

POSTED: 10/31/19 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Federal Savings Bank recently donated $3,500 to the Lincolnview High School Athletic Department. This donation, along with past donations from Van Wert Federal, helps with the purchase of uniforms and equipment for Lincolnview student-athletes. Here, George Scott (center) of Van Wert Federal Savings Bank delivers a check to Lincolnview students. photo provided

POSTED: 10/31/19 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: News

On Monday, the Lincolnview High School Class of 1984 celebrated its 35th reunion. Shown are (from the left) Jon Jones, Todd Hunt, Dan O’Keefe, Kirk Dougal, Shawn Murphy, Curt Overholt, Laurie (Krouskop) Zeeff, Kelly (Hammons) Jones, Jerry Kohnen, Tim Roberts, Gregg Schaffner, Dennis Kaiser, Mark McCleery, Rod Cooper, Jane (Wortman) Schmid, and Bev (Howell) Boroff. […]

POSTED: 10/31/19 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Just like that, Week No. 10 is here, marking the end of 2019 high school football regular season. League and conference races, along with playoff positioning hang in the balance. Last week, a 19-1 record wasn’t good enough to win Pigskin Pick’Em. Guest selector Trent Temple posted a perfect 20-0 mark […]

POSTED: 10/31/19 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Six people were sentenced Wednesday during criminal hearings held in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. April Ladd, 37, of Convoy, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a felony of the third degree, and 12 months in prison on a charge of possession […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 2:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Diane Carder, 70, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos. She was born February 3, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of Don and Lucy (Hofstetter) Carder, who both preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sisters, Sue (Dave) McNeal of Delphos and Mary (Robert) Jackson of Oak […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 1:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor The Division IV playoffs are out of reach, but the Van Wert Cougars have their sights set on a second consecutive winning season. After going 9-3 last year, Van Wert can finish this season 6-4 if the Cougars can top Celina on Friday night. “If we are able to beat Celina, […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — The 2019 season will come to an end for NWC rivals Crestview and Paulding on Friday and both teams are looking to end the campaign on a high note. For Crestview (4-5, 3-3 NWC), it will be the final game for four seniors – quarterback/defensive back Kaden Short, running […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 7:11 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Various presentations made up a sizable portion of Tuesday night’s Lincolnview Local Board of Education meeting. One was from elementary students about the recent Student Family Night, which featured student projects ranging from math Jenga to robots to electricity. Several students briefly shared their projects with the board. Fifth grade teacher Tasha […]

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: News