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Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

VW independent/submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County has announced several events for its “Rivals United” fundraising project in the Crestview and Lincolnview school districts. The United Way will be going live on Facebook this Thursday, January 30, at 10:45 a.m., to publicize the popular friendly rivalry fundraising event. As part of the […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was dispatched at 2 a.m. Tuesday for a house fire in Payne. The fire left one adult with a pet homeless. Payne and Antwerp Fire Departments were still on the scene as of 5 a.m. Tuesday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. CERT photo

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Random Thoughts center around the Green Meadows Conference, Kobe Bryant, the Super Bowl, Cleveland’s new GM, Shawnee/Ottawa-Glandorf, the NWC boys’ basketball title race and girls’ hoops races in the NWC and WBL. Green Meadows Conference If you read the latest Monday Mailbag, you know speculation is rampant about which […]

POSTED: 01/28/20 at 4:48 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Rex E. Craig, Jr., 62, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020, at his residence in Van Wert. He was born December 31, 1957, in Van Wert, the son of Rex Craig Sr. and Kay Delores (Shimp) Bohner, who both preceded him in death. On December 8, 1984, he married the former Christina […]

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 4:27 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert Area Boychoir has hired Van Wert native Scott Turner as its new choir director for the upcoming season and has begun weekly rehearsals for its spring performance “I am excited to share music with the young students of my hometown,” the new director said. “To serve them in this capacity […]

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Six high school senior girls will be competing for the title of Queen jubilee XLV. The candidates were introduced Sunday afternoon during an introductory event at Willow Bend Country Club. Candidates include (front row, from the left) Kiersten Roehm of Parkway High School, Katie Strayer of Paulding High School, Jill Gemmer of Van Wert High […]

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles related to Paulding County’s bicentennial celebration. KIM SUTTON/for the Van Wert independent PAULDING – The next time you take a drive down the Charloe Trail (County Road 138), imagine if you will, on each side of the road, trees so thick and tall that you […]

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 8:34 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lincolnview High School held its Homecoming celebration on Saturday. Seniors Madelyn Dunn (above) and Brad Korte were crowned Homecoming king and queen. Shown below is the king and queen and their court. photos by Wyatt Richardson/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information MIDDLE POINT — The Middle Point Lions Club is holding its annual Sandwich Supper fundraiser prior to the Lincolnview-Delphos Jefferson boys’ basketball game on Friday, January 31. Food will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Club members will be serving pork barbecue sandwiches, shredded chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs. […]

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information There will be a Civil Service Commission meeting at noon Friday, January 31, in the Van Wert City Council Chambers Conference Room to discuss scheduling an entry level exam for the Van Wert Police Department. 

POSTED: 01/27/20 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News