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Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s edition of Random Thoughts centers around high school spring sports, Major League Baseball, the NCAA tournament, Indiana basketball and the NFL.  Spring sports Welcome back spring sports. After last year’s high school spring sports season was canceled by COVID-19, it’s nice to see baseball, softball, track and field and […]

POSTED: 03/30/21 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent/submitted information A community Good Friday service — a Van Wert tradition for more than 70 years — will continue this Friday, April 2, at First United Methodist Church in downtown Van Wert.   The service will start at 12:05 p.m. and features the story of Christ’s crucifixion. Guest pastors participating in the service are […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 11:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and School will be hosting a spring fundraiser April 3-17. All profits from this year’s event goes to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School. Below is list of all activities associated with the fundraiser.   Online benefit auction at https://www.32auctions.com/StMarysRoyals2021. The actual benefit auction will be entirely […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 11:14 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The Crestview High School Scholastic Bowl Team came in first place at the Northwest Conference Scholastic Bowl meet at CHS with a record of 7-1 for the day. Members of the team participating in the match were Karis Holloway, Levi Ludwig, Vincent Adam, and Megan Foehl. The team is coached by Shelby Walters. Crestview photo

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 11:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Just a reminder that the annual YWCA Geranium Sale pre-order deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 26.  All plants are hardy root geraniums sold in 4½-inch pots, with 15 plants per flat. Hanging baskets are also available. Plant colors available are red, white, lavender, fuchsia, pink, light salmon, and tangerine. Baskets are […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 11:09 pm. FILED UNDER: News

COLUMBUS — The Division III and IV girls basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Monday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Division I and II All-Ohio teams will be announced Tuesday, followed by the Ohio Ms. Basketball Award on Wednesday. The boys basketball All-Ohio teams will be announced starting next Monday, April 5. 2021 Division […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 8:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

The YMCA opened its swimming pool earlier this month for a local church’s yearly baptism event. Pastor Bill Watson was able to baptize 11 people, symbolizing purification, into the Pentecostal Way Church of Van Wert. There were several families who attended to support their fellow members. The YMCA looks forward to hosting more events to emphasize […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview High School, in conjunction with The Convoy Community Foundation, has established the Portrait of a Graduate Award (PGA) to recognize students seen exhibiting competencies of a Crestview graduate: being an innovative thinker, invested worker, integrity-driven decision maker, interpersonal communicator, and informed citizen. The second round of award recipients for the 2020-21 school year are […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports After no high school baseball last spring due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 season officially began on Saturday, with Van Wert and Lincolnview posting impressive victories. Van Wert 11 Delphos Jefferson 2Van Wert 11 Delphos Jefferson 1 (five innings) The Cougars cruised to a season-opening doubleheader sweep of Delphos Jefferson at Smiley […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 4:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Lincolnview’s Annie Mendenhall has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Bluffton University. She will be a third generation student at Bluffton and plans to study Medical Laboratory Sciences. She was a three-year letter winner and starter for Lincolnview girls’ basketball team and was the Lancer Award recipient for this year’s team. During […]

POSTED: 03/29/21 at 3:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports