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The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

The Golf Outing Committee of Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 recently made a donation of $400 to the Pregnancy Life Center Clinic. Presenting the check to Julie Dorsch are Golf Outing Committee members Paul Cucciarre and Tim Friemoth. (Elks photo)

POSTED: 08/08/17 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

The Van Wert Rotary Club recently hosted District Governor Deb Cheney to share about goals for District 6600 clubs for 2017-1018 year. Shown (from the left) with Governor Cheney (third from left) are local Rotary board members Brent Tow, Eric Hurless, Andrew Bashore, Jacque Welch, and Gregg Bashore. (Rotary photo)

POSTED: 07/25/17 at 8:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

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Van Wert Manor, 160 Fox Road, will host its annual Dog Days of Summer event this Friday, July 28.

The newly-renovated Van Wert Manor is inviting the community to its 1950s-inspired drive-through car hop! The event will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, with Van Wert Manor serving free hot dogs and chips to go.

Van Wert Manor has been part of the community since 1970 through its tradition of caring.

For more information about Van Wert Manor, contact Janel Schulte, community marketing coordinator, at 419.238.6655.

POSTED: 07/25/17 at 8:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

United Way of Van Wert County received a grant from the US Bank Foundation. The US Bank Foundation’s giving platform focuses on work, a stable job, a home to call one’s own, and a community connected through the arts, recreation, and play. United Way has been awarded $689 to go towards the 2-1-1 Help Center, which provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional that will review a person’s options for help and provide assistance in the area of basic needs, financial assistance, children and elderly services, physical and mental healthcare, volunteering opportunities, and more. Shown is United Way Executive Director Vicki Smith (left) with Terra Bonifas, universal banker at US Bank. (photo submitted)

POSTED: 07/21/17 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

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The Van Wert High School Class of 1987’s 30-year reunion will be held Saturday, September 16, at Karen Schaadt’s house, 8529 Zook Road near Van Wert.

The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and a catered meal consisting of a choice of chicken breast or pulled pork, with a vegetable, potatoes, and salad will be served at 5 that evening. Feel free to bring a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. Ice will be provided. Those attending should bring outdoor chairs as well. After the meal, a bonfire and story sharing is planned.

Cost of the meal is $15 per person or $25 per couple. RSVP by sending a check or money order to Angie Bowersock Stemen, 13609 E. Lincoln Highway, Van Wert, OH 45891, by August 1.
The class will also be attending the VWHS home football game versus Ottawa-Glandorf on Friday, September 15, at 7 p.m. Class members are also working with the high school to arrange for the class’s own section in the stands so classmates can sit together.

Additionally, reunion organizers are working with VWHS Principal Bob Priest to arrange a tour of the new high school. Organizers will announce the time for the tour as soon as final arrangements are made.

Reunion organizers would also like to keep track of classmates that are not on Facebook. Classmates who know of others who are not on Facebook can share contact information of those class members so they can be contacted by regular mail.

Those who plan to attend the reunion can comment on Facebook and provide a spouse’s name as well.

POSTED: 07/21/17 at 7:59 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

Van Wert dentist Dr. Kevin Laing donated $100 to the Van Wert County Historical Society to be used for the Railroad Heritage Weekend, which will be July 29-30 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Shown are (from the left) Bill Stanley, Dr. Laing, and Chuck White. (photo submitted)

POSTED: 07/01/17 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

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The Van Wert County chapter of Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Trinity Friends Church on North Franklin Street in Van Wert.

Ohio 82nd District Representative Craig S. Riedel is the scheduled speaker. He will provide legislative updates and welcomes questions from PERI members.

Refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m. that day. All public retirees and guests are welcome.

POSTED: 06/29/17 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

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The All-Twig Board met June 21 in Conference Room A at Van Wert County Hospital.

Before the meeting began, a check for $18,000 was presented to Michael Holliday, VWCH chief financial officer. These funds were the results of the volunteer efforts and community support of the Hospital Thrift Shop, the Hospital Gift Shop, and Holiday Poinsettia Sales. Following that presentation, Holliday, who was accompanied by Ellen Rager, director of patient and community relations, gave the group an overview of how donations to the hospital are handled.

Donations specified to a fund in in the Endowment Fund remain in the account forever and only interest income on those funds is used for hospital operations. All funds given for a specific purpose can only be used for that purpose. Funds received with no specific designation are considered ‘general contributions’ and used to purchase equipment and supplies as needed for the hospital as decided by hospital administrative personnel.

Following Holliday’s presentation, Mae Stoller gave the invocation. A light lunch of pasta, broccoli, breadsticks, and pecan pie was prepared by the hospital.

Chairman Jeanne Ziegler called the meeting to order. The minutes of the April 19 meeting were reviewed and approved. The comptroller presented her financial report.


POSTED: 06/26/17 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles

CLC donates to groups 6-2017

Van Wert Catholic Ladies of Columbia Chapter 121 made two presentations at its May meeting. Through the state organization’s assistance and fundraisers, C L of C presented a total of $300 to the Pregnancy Life Center and $250 to St. Mary’s Purse Bingo. Shown are (from the left) Jan Keipper, co-president, presenting Theresa Marshall, committee chair, the money for Purse Bingo. This event will be held September 15 at the K of C Hall, with proceeds used for a need in the parish or school. Also, Cathy Steffan, PLC Board member, accepts a donation from Barb Laing, co-president, to be used for operating the center. (photo submitted)

POSTED: 06/17/17 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Lifestyles

Young's Waste Service gives to RR Heritage Weekend 6-2017

Young`s Waste Service donated $100  to the Van Wert County Historical Society to be used for the
Railroad Heritage Weekend July 29-30 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Shown are (from the left) Bill Stanley, Richard Riley, and Chuck White.
(photo submitted)

POSTED: 06/12/17 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: Lifestyles