1. Barbara Jean Deken, 1938 – 2018

    Barbara Jean Deken, 1938 – 2018

    OTTAWA — Barbara Jean Deken, 79, of Ottawa died 10:55 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Meadows of Ottawa. She was born May 2, 1938 in Birmingham, AL to the late Roy and Mary (Walters) Taylor. On November 5, 1980 she married Robert L. Deken who preceded her in death on March 19, 2006. She is survived by 5 children: John L. “Bruce” Hurst of Ottawa, Mary Bratton of Owensboro, KY, Jessica “Cissy” (Scott) Triplehorn of Pandora, Leslie (Tom) Schumacher of Columbus Grove and Steve Deken of Continental; 15 grandchildren and 15 grandchildren with one on-the-way. Barbara retired from...

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  2. Local Students on University of Findlay’s Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    Local Students on University of Findlay’s Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    FINDLAY, OH — The dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at the University of Findlay has been announced. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Local students include: Chance Alvarado Kelsey Miller Kayla Troyer Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom. Established in 1882...

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  3. Bronc Busters 4-H News

    Bronc Busters 4-H News

    Bronc Busters 4-H club held their third meeting on February 4,2018. President Christan Keller called the meeting to order and also led the club in their pledges. The members answered roll call with their favorite T.V. show, Courtney Weaver explained about 4-H camp. Kelly passed out the project books. The club then discussed what they would like to do for their community service project, then what kind of theme they would do for the barn and booth decorating. The next meeting is going to be held February 18th at 6pm in the St. John’s Church. Taylor Tucker, Reporter

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  4. Danny L. Cass, 1951 – 2018

    Danny L. Cass, 1951 – 2018

    OTTAWA – Danny L. Cass, 66, of Ottawa died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf. He was born April 3, 1951 in Lima to the late Willard and Doris (Quigley) Cass. On October 27, 1984 he married Marie M. Niese who survives in Ottawa. Also surviving are five children, Ryan (Stephanie) Cass of Georgia, Shelley Fickel of Cleveland, Cory (Rob) Orta and Megan Cass both of Defiance, and Andy Cass of Ottawa; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother-in-law, Larry Nienberg of Ottawa. He was also preceded in death by a...

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  5. Velma Shalter, 1919 – 2018

    Velma Shalter, 1919 – 2018

    CONTINENTAL — Velma Shalter, 98, of Continental died 5:15 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 at Putnam Heritage, Ottawa. She was born August 31, 1919 in Cloverdale to the late Randolph J. and Josephine (Leatherman) Marriott. On January 11, 1941 she married Willis D. Shalter, who preceded her in death on April 20, 1994. Velma is survived by a son Michael (Carolyn) Shalter of Columbus; a granddaughter: Paige (Andy) Shalter Bruening; great-granddaughter: Lizzy Bruening; and a sister Faye Doseck of Lima. She is preceded in death by a 2 brothers: Lewis “Mike” and Paul Marriott and 4 sisters: Zelma Schmidt, Florence...

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  6. Louella V. Rau, 1927 – 2018

    Louella V. Rau, 1927 – 2018

    Louella V. Rau, 90, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Holgate, Ohio. She was born on June 8, 1927 in Arlington, Ohio. She was raised by Jessie and Frances Frayer in Melrose, Ohio. On February 28, 1945 she married Donald Rau, who preceded her in death on September 14, 2011. Louella is survived by her sons, Fred (Rachel) Rau of Continental, and Michael (Tracy) Rau of Defiance, daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Zinser of Georgia, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...

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  7. You Can Still Make It In Time for the Putnam County Reunion in Florida!

    You Can Still Make It In Time for the Putnam County Reunion in Florida!

    The annual Putnam County Reunion 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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