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Friday, May. 20, 2022

Van Wert independent sports Soccer Crestview 8 Lima Sr. 0 (girls) LIMA — Katelyn Castle and Addison Williman each scored three goals and Crestview cruised to an 8-0 win over Lima Sr. at Spartan Stadium on Saturday morning. Adessa Alvarez added a pair of goals and an assist for the Lady Knights (3-0), while Williman […]

POSTED: 08/30/21 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor This week’s Monday Mailbag features questions about football participation, football playoff eligibility and the status of Lima Sr. football. Q: Is there a high school football participation trend in our area? If so, what is that trend — and why? It seems that some teams’ numbers have been going down, but […]

POSTED: 08/30/21 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports Here are this week’s high school and college football broadcast schedules for 99.7FM WKSD and WERT 1220AM/104.3FM. All games will air live. The schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19. WKSD Thursday, September 2: Ohio St. at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. pregame, 8 p.m. kickoff. Friday: Crestview at Wayne Trace, 6:20 […]

POSTED: 08/30/21 at 4:02 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Braxton Williamson and Cassidy Beining were named the 2021 Junior Fair king and queen during a ceremony held Sunday afternoon in the Marsh Foundation Auditorium. Williamson is the son of Bridget and Cody Williamson and is a senior at Vantage Career Center and Crestview High School. At Crestview, he is involved in […]

POSTED: 08/30/21 at 12:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Shown above are award winners from Sunday afternoon’s 4-H Fashion Revue held in the Marsh Foundation Auditorium. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 08/30/21 at 12:06 am. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information LIMA — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Van Wert County this week. All outlined work is weather permitting. U.S. 30, between Middle Point-Wetzel Road in Van Wert County and Lincoln Highway in Allen County, will have lane restrictions for a resurfacing project.  U.S. 30 near Middle Point will […]

POSTED: 08/29/21 at 11:25 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Several youngsters (above) graduated from the Cloverbud program this year and were honored Sunday afternoon on the stage of the Marsh Foundation Auditorium. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 08/29/21 at 11:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Independent staff and submitted information Van Wert City Council will hold a committee of the whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, September 13, in Council Chambers, 515 E. Main St., in Van Wert, to further discuss and address the Van Wert Forward downtown parking study.

POSTED: 08/29/21 at 11:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Susan L. Weeden, 65, of Delphos, passed away at 7:08 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born November 9, 1955, in Tampa, Florida, to Carl and Doris (Belton) Hjort, who both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Jim Weeden on July 7, […]

POSTED: 08/28/21 at 8:16 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent sports editor A lightning delay was the only thing that really slowed Van Wert during Friday’s home opener against Celina. The two teams kicked off 20 minutes late, then Aidan Pratt fired five touchdown passes in the first half to help give the Cougars a 38-0 lead. The Cougars went on defeat the […]

POSTED: 08/27/21 at 11:50 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports