The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Area communities honored their fallen military veterans on Monday, with several veterans groups partnering for a memorial service in Woodland Cemetery that morning. The local Amvets, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, Sons of the Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations were involved in the program, whose aim was to remember […]

POSTED: 05/31/21 at 11:56 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Crestview High School held its 61st annual baccalaureate and commencement program on Saturday evening in its Ray Etzler Gymnasium. Speakers included Pastor William Thomas of Convoy United Methodist Church, who gave the traditional baccalaureate address, while honor students Kylie Etzler, Carson Kreischer, and Lindsey Schumm also spoke. Principal Dave Bowen presented the class, Board President […]

POSTED: 05/31/21 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

Ralph W. Eversole, 74, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Van Wert Health.  He was born February 7, 1947, to Milo and Marjorie (Mohr) Eversole, who both preceded him in death. He later married Brenda Wurst, with whom he shared three children. Ralph graduated from Lincolnview High School and was a U.S. Army veteran […]

POSTED: 05/29/21 at 10:46 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Independent staff and submitted information Van Wert firefighters were called to a fatal fire at 322 W. Crawford St. on Friday afternoon, Fire Chief Jon Jones reported. The VWFD received a report of a structure fire at 4:13 p.m. Friday and firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the first story of the house […]

POSTED: 05/29/21 at 9:09 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent sports TROY — Lincolnview’s Daegan Hatfield finished as the Division III regional runner-up in the high jump and will compete again at next week’s State meet. During Friday’s competition at Troy, Hatfield logged a jump of 6-3, finishing only behind Tri-Village’s Layne Sarver (6-4). The 4×100 relay team of Dylan Schimmoeller, Landon […]

POSTED: 05/29/21 at 5:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Independent staff and submitted information Van Wert Live is announces the grand return of a fan favorite to the Niswonger stage!  Presented by JoAnn Wolford, The Texas Tenors, known for their rich tenor voices, will perform on Saturday, December 18, starting at 7 p.m.  Member sales have also begun, with tickets starting at $35. General […]

POSTED: 05/28/21 at 10:28 pm. FILED UNDER: News

United Way of Van Wert County has granted $1,500 to Love Inc. to support its upcoming Ignite Van Wert program. United Way Executive Director Vicki Smith noted that her board decided that the program fell more under the mission of its Community Impact funding. Shown are Smith (left) and Love Inc. representative Erica Petrie. United Way […]

POSTED: 05/28/21 at 10:23 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information CONVOY — In collaboration with Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, the Robert P. Mone Generating Station announced that it has donated $500 to the Van Wert County Foundation, to be directed to the Smiley Park Children’s Garden. “The Mone staff is honored to support the award-winning Smiley Park Children’s Garden,” said […]

POSTED: 05/28/21 at 10:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Richard P. “Rick” Say, 70, of Van Wert, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Van Wert Health.   He was born August 19, 1950, in Van Wert, the son of Charles R. Say, who preceded him in death, and Mary (Pollock) Say, who survives in Van Wert. He is also survived by his wife, […]

POSTED: 05/28/21 at 10:01 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Due to inclement conditions, Friday’s Division IV district championship baseball game between Lincolnview and St. Henry at Coldwater has been postponed until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

POSTED: 05/28/21 at 2:32 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports