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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Richard W. Gehres, 85, of Van Wert, died at 12:23 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born June 4, 1925, in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Lawrence and M. Margaret (North) Gehres. On November 20, 1949, he married Alice M. (Kreischer) Gehres, […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 4:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Garnet Maxine Bell, 96, of Van Wert, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert. She was born July 27, 1914, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Jacob Earl and Dessa Marie (Stewart) Mohler. On August 9, 1938, she married Kenneth Harold […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 4:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Edwin Dale “ED” Purk, 83, of Van Wert, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born May 5, 1928, in Allen County, Ind., the son of the late Harley O. and Agnes C. (Beauchot) Purk. On April 17, 1948, in Dixon, he married Ruth […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 4:10 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent sports It was a good weekend for local athletes, with Crestview earning its third trip to State in four years with a 7-2 victory over Fremont St. Joseph during the Division IV regional final at Findlay on Saturday. Maddie Preston went the distance for the Lady Knights, giving up two earned runs […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 4:26 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Van Wert communities celebrated the sacrifices of its military veterans with a number of services Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Included in those celebrations was one at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert that was conducted by four veterans organizations: American Legion Post 178, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, Amvets Post […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 4:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Prosecutors will take another try at convicting David A. Darst for his alleged responsibility for injuries to his 2-month-old son, Logan, in a trial that begins this morning in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. A six-man, six-woman jury deadlocked 7-5 during his first trial earlier this year and prosecutors opted to […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 3:38 am. FILED UNDER: News

David E. Suever, 60, of Spencerville, died at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus. He was born December 11, 1950, in Lima, the son of Eileen A. (Hesseling) Suever, who survives in Middle Point, and the late Arthur J. Suever. On August 21, 1971, he married Cheryl A. […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 3:29 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Van Wert independent/contributor content The 50th Van Wert County Jubilee Flower Show is approaching. The show will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, in the Administration Building on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Hours to view the flower show will be:  Saturday, 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Entries will be […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 3:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

Van Wert independent/contributor content The Van Wert Solid Waste Management District has announced the township recycling schedule for the month of June. The hours for the township drop-off service are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents and businesses can also deliver clean recyclable materials to the recycling drive-through located at the Van Wert Recycling Center on North […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 3:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

WREN – Heroes are wanted for this year’s Wren Homecoming celebration, to be held August 18-20. A big attraction to the Homecoming celebration is the annual Wiffleball tournament. As this is the 20th annual event, tournament officials are pulling out all the stops. The organizers of this event are creating a military tribute video to […]

POSTED: 05/31/11 at 3:18 am. FILED UNDER: News