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Saturday, Jun. 22, 2024

Brad Norden, operations manager for Grover Hill Wind LLC (front right) recently presented mitigation funds from the company to John Paulding Historical Society vice president Melinda Krick. The funds are being used for projects including upgrading to LED lighting in the museum. The work is being done by Vantage electricity students (from left): Jarrett Hornish, […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information COLUMBUS — If you’re looking for Green Mark Vodka or Russian Standard Vodka, you won’t find it on shelves in Ohio. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Governor DeWine has directed the Ohio Department of Commerce to cease both the purchase and sale of all vodka made by […]

POSTED: 02/28/22 at 4:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lois I. Feasby, 96, of Convoy, passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Van Wert Health. She was born April 1, 1925, in Van Wert County, the oldest daughter of Luther and Gertrude (Fackler) Walls, who both preceded her in death. She married Gayle E. Feasby in June of 1943, and he […]

POSTED: 02/27/22 at 12:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Kimberly (Freeland) Cook, 63, of Naples, Florida, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022, surrounded by her family after a brief and sudden bout of cancer. Kim was born August 6, 1958, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Richard (Dick) Freeland and Deanna (Walters) Freeland. Kim graduated from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne in […]

POSTED: 02/27/22 at 11:29 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert’s Garett Gunter (10) races down the court during Friday’s Division II sectional championship game against Wauseon. Unfortunately, the Cougars came up short, losing 56-53 in overtime. However, county rival Crestview pulled out an exciting 55-52 overtime win over Patrick Henry. Check the Sports page for complete game stories. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 02/26/22 at 12:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information For the third consecutive year, Van Wert High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)  students were awarded a $1,000 grant from Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) to help bring awareness to a traffic safety issue. This year’s student-led project will focus on distracted driving. […]

POSTED: 02/26/22 at 12:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

Parents in the Lincolnview Local School District with a child who will be five years of age on or before August 1, 2022, may register their child for the 2022-23 school year. Registration will take place March 7-11 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincolnview Elementary building. Registration will require about 10 minutes. […]

POSTED: 02/26/22 at 12:46 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff and submitted information Van Wert Manor is teaming up with the United Way of Van Wert County to hold the fourth annual Cupcake Wars event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, March 25 from at the Van Wert County Council on Aging. Bakers are wanted to bake cupcakes for corresponding United […]

POSTED: 02/26/22 at 12:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information The YWCA of Van Wert County will be holding a “Girls Circle” once per week beginning Wednesday March 30 and ending Wednesday April 27. The group is open to girls between the ages of 9-12. Each session will run from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. and will be held at the YWCA. Girls Circle is […]

POSTED: 02/26/22 at 12:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Survive and advance – that’s exactly what No. 1 seed Crestview did Friday night. JJ Ward’s triple at the buzzer in overtime gave the Knights a 55-52 Division IV sectional championship win over upset minded Patrick Henry at Van Wert High School. Ward launched the game winner from near the top of […]

POSTED: 02/26/22 at 12:43 am. FILED UNDER: Sports