1. Bluegrass Opry Barn Concert – Saturday, December 16

    Bluegrass Opry Barn Concert – Saturday, December 16

    The family bluegrass band, Mountain Melody, will perform on Saturday evening at the Bluegrass Opry Barn in Oakwood Ohio. This band has entertained at the Barn before and they are enthusiastically welcomed back! The show starts at 7pm and tickets are $10 at the door. The Opry Barn is a family-friendly venue with a heart for sharing the talents of bluegrass artists. All are invited! The Opry Barn is located one mile north of Oakwood on State Route 66.

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  2. Carl F. Corbitt, 1935 – 2017

    Carl F. Corbitt, 1935 – 2017

    Findlay – Carl F. Corbitt, 82, of Findlay formerly of Continental died 1:58 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospice Center, Findlay. He was born May 31, 1935 in Continental to the late Tillman Ross and Nettie (Shafer) Corbitt. On October 16, 1954 he married Elizabeth C. Bellmann who survives in Findlay. He is survived by a son: Jeffrey Corbitt of Findlay; two grandchildren: Jordan Corbitt of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tyler (Stacy) Corbitt of Englewood, Ohio; a great-grandchild: Jayla Corbitt; and two sisters: Marjorie Prater of Homer, Michigan and Edna Mae Sloane of Blue River, Kentucky. He was...

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  3. Irwin Puckett, 1938 – 2017

    Irwin Puckett, 1938 – 2017

    Irwin Puckett, age 79, died on Friday, December 08, 2017 at 7:29 AM at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio. He was born on January 9, 1938 in Bonanza, Kentucky to the late Cecil and Susie (Manual) Puckett. On April 10, 1963 Irwin married Jacqueline “Jackie” Johnson and she preceded him in death on June 12, 2015. Irwin retired from General Motors of Defiance as a Millwright after thirty years. He was a member of the Community Church of Cecil, Ohio. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from January 27, 1958 until May 16, 1961, on the U.S.S. Myles C....

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  4. You’re All Invited! Putnam County Reunion in Florida

    You’re All Invited!  Putnam County Reunion in Florida

    The annual Putnam County Reunion for snowbirds in Florida will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Duff’s Restaurant located on the corner of St. Rt. 41 and 6010 14th St. West in Bradenton, Florida. Fellowship starts at 10:30, lunch will start at 11:00. For further information contact Marv Rau at 419-789-9332 or email rauar15@tds.net. Spread the word – grab your other Putnam County friends and join us in Bradenton!

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  5. “Thank You” From the Family of Mike Coble

    “Thank You” From the Family of Mike Coble

    My children and I would like to thank Mark Brecht, Continental Fire Department, Putnam County EMS and our neighbor Larry Donaldson for your immediate response on Friday December 1st when Mike was called home. Thank you to the family and friends who stopped by, called and/or text their support in our time of need. Thank you to Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home and Bloomer’s Boutique for making our farewell to our husband and father beautiful. Thank you to Pastor Rick Noggle and the North Creek United Methodist Church family for giving us the best possible funeral service. Thank you to the Continental...

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  6. Make & Take Sign Party Fundraiser for Tripp – December 16th

    Make & Take Sign Party Fundraiser for Tripp – December 16th

    Come out and enjoy an afternoon fundraiser at the “Make & Take Sign Party” on Saturday December 16th from 2pm-5:30 pm at the Continental Elementary School. There are lots of sign options available. Cost is $20 for 4×24 and $13 for 4×12 and a portion of the money is going back to Tripp and his family. Hope all can come and help out Tripp and his family! Please RSVP to reserve your spot! You can contact Linda Britsch Coble or Cheryl Grant.

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  7. Rau’s Celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary

    Rau’s Celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary

    Bill and Erma Rau are celebrating their 50th anniversary Saturday, December 9. The couple were married December 9, 1967 at the Christ EUB Church, Continental by Rev. Larry Hopkins. Bill is the son of Leroy and Esther Rau, and Erma is the daughter of Lauren and Violet Wagner. Their two children are Bernie (Theresa) Rau of Continental, and Janie (Dale) Noffsinger of Paulding. Their grandchildren are Jake Rau, Riley Noffsinger, Wyatt Noffsinger, Lindsey Miller and Ben Miller. Their great-grandchildren include Grant Clementz, Danielle Clementz, Bricen Miller and Brea Miller. Bill is retired from General Motors Powertrain, Defiance. Erma is also...

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  8. Michael E. Coble, 1946 – 2017

    Michael E. Coble, 1946 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL — Michael E. Coble, 71 of Continental, died 2:23 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Defiance. He was born February 16, 1946 to the late Carl E. and Anna Rose (Quigley) Coble. On June 20, 1964 he married Janet Tracy, who survives in Continental. He is also survived by 5 children: Kevin (Shelly) Coble of Cloverdale, Rodney (Natalie) Coble and Rex Coble, both of Defiance, Theresa (Burnell) Rau of Continental and Kathleen Coble of Kalida; 8 grandchildren: Lindsey Miller, Benjamin (Becky) Miller, Jake Rau, Kelly Coble, Sarah (Brian) Donaldson, Stephanie Coble, Andrew Coble, and Alex Coble; 6...

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  9. Celebrating 50 Years!

    Celebrating 50 Years!

    On Saturday, December 9 at 2pm, join Bill and Erma Rau and as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! The celebration will be at the Continental American Legion in the small hall. No gifts, please, your presence will be exactly what they want.

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  10. Mary Ellen Mooney, 1932 – 2017

    Mary Ellen Mooney, 1932 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Mary Ellen Mooney, 85, of Continental died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 24, 1932 in Vansant, VA to the late Bill and Liza (Keen) Stiltner. On February 24, 1948 she married Lewis H. Mooney who died January 13, 1973. She is survived by seven children, Ed (Diane) Mooney of Continental, Shirley (Robert) Sanders of Defiance, Carol (Gary) Blair of Piqua, Jim (Linda) Mooney of Lima, Leonard (Sharon) Mooney of Kalida, Linda (Ronald) Smith of Continental, and Barbara Drummer of Danville, IA; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and...

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