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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Lloyd E. Eddy, 89, of Grover Hill, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1928, in Union Township, to William and Phoebe Savilla (Poling) Eddy, who both preceded him in death. Lloyd attended Union High School and married the love of his life, Lois I. (Wilmore) Eddy, on […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 3:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Benjamin Alan Harris, 84, of Van Wert, died at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born June 27, 1933, in Van Wert, the son of Dr. Philip and Marcia (Ireton) Harris, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Louise […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 3:35 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Lanny K. Clem, 75 of Sand Lake, Michigan, died at 4:49 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Summit City Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born January 9, 1942, in Van Wert, the son of Marlin L. and Lenore Eileen “Nonie” (Black) Clem, who both preceded him in death. Survivors include his girlfriend […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 3:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

When the Van Wert Area Photography Club set December 2 as the date for its Christmas Dinner, it was still two weeks until Thanksgiving, plus another nine days after that until the dinner. Now that the date is here, some are still eating leftovers. Still, 6 p.m. at the Black Angus is the time and […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 9:02 am. FILED UNDER: Camera Club News

Congratulations to the award winners of the Annual Wassenberg Artist Members’ Exhibit and Sale! Artists who received awards are: Mary McVay Worthington Memorial Award: Anita Lehman: Midnight Map Van Wert County Foundation Award: Misty Hughes: Girl Wonder Douglas Koch Memorial Award: Jan Boone: Wild Thing Gertrude Sluterbeck Memorial Award: Brian Michael Sirois: A Timeless Rest Van Wert County Hospital […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

Christmas has always been a special time of the year at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. This year is no exception. We got the season started with Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar’s Country Christmas show this past weekend. Coming this Friday, December 1, is Rudolph — the Musical, and then, on December 9, The Texas Tenors come in […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:39 am. FILED UNDER: Music in Van Wert

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two people were sentenced and a total of nine people appeared for criminal hearings in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court this week. On Monday, John McRedmond, 23, of Van Wert, appeared for an arraignment hearing on charges handed down by a recent grand jury indictment. McRedmond entered not guilty pleas to […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will visit Van Wert County on Wednesday, December 6, to hold a Medicare Check-Up Day event. The event will be held at the Van Wert County Council on Aging, 220 Fox Road in Van […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

This coming Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, from 6:30-8:30pm, Jennings Road Church of Christ will hold its annual Live Nativity Drive-Thru event. Live animals, including camels (above), creative costumes, and the manger scene will allow area residents to enjoy the recreation of the birth of baby Jesus from the comfort of their vehicles. The church is located […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Community Health Professionals (CHP) is hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at its office at 1159 Westwood Drive in Van Wert. The event features handmade items from the nonprofit organization’s Sewing for Hospice volunteers, including custom pillowcases with popular kid’s characters, Ohio State and […]

POSTED: 11/30/17 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: News