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Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Lincolnview has no starters back from last year’s 10-12 team team, but coach Brett Hammons (seventh season, 99-71) is excited about the potential of three returning letter winners and some promising newcomers.  Zane Miller, Ethan Kemler, Alek Bowersock, Logan Williams and Kyle Wallis were lost to graduation, but Hammons is ready […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 4:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Celina swept Lincolnview in non-conference bowling action at Olympic Lanes on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs won 2,182-1,639, while the Bulldogs posted a 2,367-2,295 victory. Shiann Kraft was high scorer for the Lady Lancers with a 336 series (159, 177), followed by Hanna Scaggs (148, 134, 282), Shania Profit (149, 117, 266) […]

POSTED: 11/27/19 at 4:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Jerry Dunlap, 55, of Van Wert, left Vancrest Health Care Center in Payne for Heaven on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  He was born November 23, 1964, in Van Wert, the son of Charles and Donna (Bebout) Dunlap, who both preceded him in death. Jerry spent many years at the Thomas Edison Center, where he participated […]

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Kay D. Bohner, 82, of Van Wert, died in the early morning of Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Van Wert Manor.  She was born on August 5, 1937, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Orth and Virgie (Williamson) Shimp. She married Paul Bohner Sr., who died in August 2002 and they shared many […]

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 10:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Freda B. Culler, 80, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:42 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Toledo Hospital. She was born November 8, 1939, in Converse, the daughter of Mathew M. Burnett and Catherine Jane (Logan) Burnett. On July 25, 1964, she married Dr. Fred I. Culler, who survives in Van Wert.  Other […]

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 5:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor While many local residents support the idea of a shelter for homeless men in Van Wert, several local residents who attended Monday’s Van Wert City Council meeting were not pleased with its planned location. Residents of an area that includes North Market Street and the first block of East Sycamore Street came […]

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 9:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert Manor held its fifth Fashion Show to benefit the Blessings in a Backpack program in Van Wert. The popular event, held at Wassenberg Art Center, drew more than 100 attendees, while local women business and organizational leaders and students (above) modeled clothes from local shops, members of the Van Wert High School choir […]

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 9:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming’s office has announced that Jefferson Street, from Main Street to Central Avenue, will be closed from 5-9 p.m. Friday, December 6, for Main Street Van Wert’s Merry Main Street Christmas event. 

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 9:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

Friends and co-workers gathered last week to bid farewell to longtime Van Wert Probate-Juvenile Court clerk Teresa Williman, who retired Friday after 34 years in that position. Williman began her court employment beginning with Judge Rex D. Fortney and, later, after Judge Fortney’s retirement, with current Judge Kevin H. Taylor. Williman’s tenure has included moving […]

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The Federal-Mogul Silver Seals retirees group will have a Christmas Lunch at noon Friday, December 6, at the union hall in Van Wert. All retirees and spouses or special friends are invited. Members should bring dish to share and a $5 gift exchange. For more information, contact 419.238.0694 or 419.238.2165.

POSTED: 11/26/19 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles