Woodlan FFA Receives 2nd & 5th Place in the State FFA Entomology CDE

Pictured here are (l-r) are 5th place State FFA team winners: Matt Singer, Mike Singer, Zach Wietfeldt, and Eric Kurtz.

Woodlan FFA teams finished 2nd and 5th in the State FFA Entomology Career Development Event held on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette. The Entomology CDE includes correctly identifying insect specimens, listing the Order in which the insect belongs, and answering quiz questions about insects, pesticides and entomology in general. Kaitlyn Castleman placed 1st…

Paulding Pulls in Win Over Liberty Center

Brad Crawford nails three points for Paulding. More pictures at westbendnews.net

Liberty Center travelled to Paulding for the boys basketball game on Saturday, January 3rd. The new year match for the JV team fell in the Panther’s favor with a 45-26 win. The varsity score wasn’t quite the margin when it was completed. The game against the Tigers began with a tight defense as soon as…

Derek Reeb To Be An Outbound Rotary Exchange Student

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Derek Reeb, of Antwerp, has been officially accepted to be a Rotary Exchange Student. His choice of countries are mostly European; Belgium, Germany, and France are his top choices. He will find out sometime this month where he will be placed. Derek had to go through an interview process through the local Rotary, then through…

Wayne Trace Girls Win in Second Half

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  Woodlan invited the Wayne Trace Lady Raiders to the Etzler Court on Friday, January 2. The game began with Woodlan winning the JV game, 34-30. The varsity game had Wayne Trace gaining an early lead at 2-6. Woodlan quickly recovered as they moved up to 8-8 as the Raiders appeared to stall. Soon Wayne…

Fuel King Opens in Paulding

Co-Owner Paul Grewal, Paulding Mayor Gregg White, Co-Owner Jack Grewal cut the ribbon for the brand new business in Paulding

A ribbon cutting ceremony for Fuel King commenced on January 6, 2015 in Paulding. The new business occupies the corner of N. Williams St. and W. Gasser Rd. This site was previously occupied by Paulding Putnam Electric Coop and has been reconstructed over the last year to accommodate the Fuel King convenience store. Business partners…

Mr. & Mrs. Zeller Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Herb Zeller are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Herbert Zeller and Sandra Flory were married on January 9, 1965 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Napoleon, OH. The couple has two children, Troy (Cathy) Zeller and Stacy (Phillip) Jackson; and four grandchildren, Wesley and Bailey Zeller and Luke and Shawn Jackson.…

Letter to the Editor

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On Saturday, January 3rd, I was taking down my Christmas tree and I heard the dog barking and the door bell ring. First, I went to the garage to get the dog in, but she wouldn’t come to me. I then hurried back to see who was at the front door. There stood a young…

Mary Elizabeth Laukhuf

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PAULDING: Mary Elizabeth Laukhuf, age 82 died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Gardens of Paulding. She was born August 22, 1932 in Paulding County, Ohio the daughter of John E. and Ruby E. (Gunderman) Buchman. On February 17, 1951 she married Edward E. Laukhuf, who preceded her in death on January 6, 1996. She…

Ohio EPA Grant Deadline Approaching

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The deadline to apply for Ohio Environmental Education Fund grants is Jan. 15, 2015. Grants are available for up to $50,000 to educate Ohio students, citizens and the regulated community about environmental problems and potential solutions.  Funding in 2015 will target four areas where Ohio EPA has determined a need for more education, due to…

Lloyd Dean Miller

Lloyd Dean Miller, 76, of Paulding, passed away peacefully Friday, January 2, 2015 at Van Wert Manor. Dean was born in Oceola, Ohio on August 24, 1938, a son of the late Mary Claire (Bohan) and Wesley  Miller. He was a lifetime member of IUOE Local #18 and worked for many years with Fruchey as a…

James Ricard

James Ricard, 85, of Antwerp, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Jim was born in Toledo on May 6, 1929, a son of the late Flossie (Wensel) and Oscar  Ricard. He was a railroad switchman. On Sept. 21, 1991 he married  Deborah Altic. Jim and his unique sense of humor will be…

Defiance Patrol Post Investigating Fatal Crash

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Defiance – The Defiance Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash which occurred at 1:20pm on Saturday January 3, 2015, on State Route 111, north of Hammersmith Road, in Defiance county. A 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Fred Justinger, age 78, of Defiance, Ohio, was southbound on State Route 111, lost…