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Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

The Van Wert County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed Tuesday, December 1, as Giving Tuesday in Van Wert County. In proclaiming the special day, County Commissioners (from the left) Todd Wolfrum, Thad Lichtensteiger, and Stan Owens encourages county residents to donate to the #GivingTuesday program supported financially by the Van Wert County Foundation, which matches donations […]

POSTED: 11/27/20 at 2:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, has selected Hanna Young, a senior at Lincolnview High School, and Lindsey Schumm, a senior at Crestview High School, as the November recipients of its Students of the Month program. Students are nominated by their respective high schools to receive this award. […]

POSTED: 11/27/20 at 2:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

Note: This week’s Friday Flashback takes us back to the start of the 2012 boys’ high school basketball season and the Van Wert County Hospital Tip-Off Tournament, featuring Crestview, Lincolnview, Van Wert and Wayne Trace. Below is the story as it appeared on the Sports page. DAVE MOSIER/independent sports The final day of the Van […]

POSTED: 11/27/20 at 2:10 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Mary Alice Krendl, 89, of Delphos, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at her home.   She was born August 3, 1931, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to Joseph and Monica (Thwaites) Schulte, who both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to John M. (Jack) Krendl on November 21, 1953, and he […]

POSTED: 11/26/20 at 5:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Bruce A. Custer, 59, of Homosassa, Florida, went to be with our Lord on Friday, November 20, 2020.  He leaves behind his parents, Rolland and Carolyn (Marsee) Custer of Homosassa, Florida; his brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Dawn Custer of Anywhere, USA; their three children, Christopher Kluge and wife Katy, Meghan Timko and husband Steve, […]

POSTED: 11/26/20 at 11:39 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor A Lima man was sentenced to prison on sex-related counts this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Duane Young Jr., 52, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, with credit for 100 days already served, on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the third […]

POSTED: 11/25/20 at 6:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information After more than 20 years of service with the Van Wert Police Department, and a total of 27 years of public service, Lieutenant James B. Haggerty is retiring from the department, effective February 5, 2021.  In November 2000, Lt. Haggerty started his career with the Van Wert Police Department as an officer, […]

POSTED: 11/25/20 at 6:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information As of Wednesday, the Van Wert County General Health District reported six additional deaths of Van Wert County residents who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths for county residents to 18.   The Health District also reported an increase in 158 confirmed cases since last Thursday, November 19, for […]

POSTED: 11/25/20 at 5:57 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The United Way of Van Wert County recently granted Van Wert Elementary School $2,750. The money constituted New Initiative Funds, which allow organizations that are tax-exempt to apply in order to help with a one-time need or project in Van Wert County.  The Van Wert Elementary School will be using these funds […]

POSTED: 11/25/20 at 5:55 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Dean C. “Deano” Mollenkopf, 87, of Van Wert, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Van Wert Manor. He was born November 9, 1933, in Convoy, the son of John Edward and Ruth Marie (Potter) Mollenkopf, who both preceded him in death. On September 16, 1979, he married the former Susan K. Poling, […]

POSTED: 11/25/20 at 11:18 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries