The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Independent staff and submitted information Abbie Mengerink, Van Wert High School/Vantage Career Center student and FCCLA member, virtually attended the 2021 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, where she was awarded a gold medal for her project.  More than 2,500 students and advisors nationwide participated in Student Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Event projects with the top […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 11:56 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Billy Knoll and Jeremy Buechner (above) present Van Wert County Humane Society board members Jeff Hood, Franki Eggleston, and Deb Sealscott with a contribution of $4,476 to the Humane Society’s capital campaign. Knoll and Buechner both participated in the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge 2020 and also hosted a fundraiser this summer on behalf of the […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 11:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Rose Marie (Voltz) McClure, 92, of Harrison Township, died Tuesday morning, August 31, 2021, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 13, 1929, in Willshire Township, the daughter of Rudolph Howard and Harriet Ethel (Hey) Voltz, who both precede her in death. On December 30, 1950, she married Carl Junior McClure at Fort […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 2:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Maria (Jung) Burnett, 87, of Delphos, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at The Meadows of Delphos, where she had been in hospice care for just a few short days.  Maria was born in 1934 in Lauterbach-Hessen, Germany, to Arthur and Lena (Grunewald) Jung, who both preceded her in death. She survived both Nazi Germany […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 2:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Lissie Jean (Talbott) Kirk, born July 12, 1942, to Floyd and Mae (Back) Talbott, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday August 29, 2021, with family by her side.  In 1963, she married the love of her life, Phillip Kirk Sr., who survives her at home. Lissie was preceded in death by her parents, […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 2:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Jacquelyn S. Shrum, 84, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2021, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.  She was born August 24, 1937, in Van Wert, to Donald and Renata (Frosch) Geisman, who both preceded her in death.  On August 18, 1956, she married the love of […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 2:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports Volleyball Lincolnview 3 Continental 0 CONTINENTAL — Lincolnview had no trouble with Continental, winning in impressive fashion on the road 25-14, 25-6, 25-8 on Monday. Kendall Bollenbacher had 13 kills and 11 digs, while Breck Evans finished with 16 assists. Emma Bowersock had four aces in the win. The Lancers (4-0) […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 3:57 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert will hit the road for the second time in three games as the Cougars (2-0, 1-1 WBL) travel to Defiance to face the Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 WBL) on Friday night. A preview of the game will appear on Wednesday’s Sports page. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 3:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor Top area high school football performances, undefeated teams, dubious claims by a central Ohio school and college football are among this week’s Random Thoughts. Numbers How about some impressive numbers from last Friday’s area football games? Van Wert quarterback Aidan Pratt tossed five touchdown passes in the first half of a […]

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 3:56 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Submitted information There will be no pre-sale tickets for Friday’s Crestview at Wayne Trace varsity football game. All tickets at the gate will be $6.

POSTED: 08/31/21 at 3:55 am. FILED UNDER: Sports