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Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

Van Wert independent sports Here is this week’s high school basketball broadcast schedule for 99.7FM WKSD. WERT’s scheduled broadcast game on Friday between Van Wert and Parkway has been postponed. Please note that games are subject to change due to COVID-19. WKSD Tuesday, December 1 – Paulding at Hicksville (girls)Thursday, December 3 – Lincolnview at […]

POSTED: 11/30/20 at 4:50 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Linda Lee Brubaker, 82, of Van Wert, passed away at 10:02 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Van Wert Manor. She was born December 2, 1937, in Van Wert, the daughter of Clark Edgar Spitler and Susan Patricia (Benner) Spitler, who both preceded her in death. On October 22, 1961, she married Robert Dean Brubaker, […]

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 6:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Pearl Elaine Walser, 93, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born September 22, 1927, in Mendon, the daughter of Dwight Leon Drake and Mae Fern (Sill) Drake, who both preceded her in death. On November 30, 1946, she married Fred Luther Walser, who […]

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 6:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Ken A. Davies, 53, of Van Wert, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Van Wert Health. He was born June 5, 1967, in Lima, the son of Rees O. Davies, who preceded him in death, and Diane (Harrison) Davies, who survives in Van Wert. In addition to his mother, survivors include two […]

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 11:30 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor CONVOY — With a number of returning starters and letter winners on the roster, Crestview is hoping to improve on last year’s 13-11 (4-4 NWC) finish.  Head coach coach Doug Etzler is entering his second season at Crestview and he has four regular starters back from last year – 6-8 senior […]

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 2:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Shown are just a portion of the Christmas decorations in Fountain Park this holiday season. Although COVID-19 concerns caused the cancellation of the official lighting ceremony, the decorations will light up downtown Van Wert for the remainder of the holiday season. Dave Mosier/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 12:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information For a decade, Small Business Saturday, designated as the Saturday following Thanksgiving, has brought focus to the many independent and locally owned brick and mortar businesses located within communities across the country — although the promotion is often overshadowed this weekend by big box Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping campaigns. Because […]

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 12:10 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Friday signed Ohio’s Certificate of Ascertainment, which identifies the appointed electors and final vote count in Ohio for each candidate in the U.S. Presidential Election held on November 3. Ohio’s Certificate of Ascertainment shows the most popular votes, 3,154,834, for Donald J. Trump and Michael R. […]

POSTED: 11/28/20 at 12:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

Larry Nighswander, 75, of Van Wert, passed away at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2020, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born September 25, 1945, the son of Clara (Beckman) Nighswander, who preceded him in death. Larry married Kathleen (Zwiebel) Nighswander in 1969 and together they had a daughter, Amy Nighswander, who […]

POSTED: 11/27/20 at 4:59 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

VW independent/submitted information The Van Wert High School Theatre Department announces that its production, Disney’s Tarzan®, The Stage Musical, will be available for streaming from Wednesday through Sunday, December 9-13.  The musical, based on Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Disney’s 1999 animated film and the book by David Henry Hwang, was filmed at the […]

POSTED: 11/27/20 at 3:06 am. FILED UNDER: News