1. Sending Out Happy Birthday Wishes!

    Sending Out Happy Birthday Wishes!

    We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Ashton Donaldson! Ashton turned 4 on Monday, February 15th. He is the son of Adam Donaldson and Ashley Donaldson, grandson of Larry & Karen Donaldson, Jody Fletcher, Denise & Gary Riggleman and the great-grandson of Dave and Liz Fleck. Ashton manages a small farming and dump truck operation and favors John Deere machinery. Some of his favorite foods are dippy eggs and oak milk (oatmeal). He brings lots of sunshine into the lives of those around him – Happy Birthday, Ashton!

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  2. Card Shower Planned for Leah Ries – 95 Years Young!

    Card Shower Planned for Leah Ries – 95 Years Young!

    A card shower is planned for Leah Ries, soon to celebrate her 95th birthday on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Leah is the wife of late Rev. R. Wayne Ries; children include Connie (Ries) Knittle-Jones married to Thomas Jones; Robert (Bob) Ries, of Van Wert and Nancy Ries of Madison, IN; Sister Esther Ley and Brother, Warren Summersett, of Van Wert. Those who would like to help her celebrate this glorious occasion, may send a card or note to her at the following address: Leah Ries, Vancrest Assisted Living Apt 109, 10357 Van Wert Decatur Road, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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  3. 61st Gillespie Reunion, Saturday August 8th

    61st Gillespie Reunion, Saturday August 8th

    The 61st Gillespie Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 8th at Christ United Methodist Church, 311 South Main Street in Continental. Meet at the church at 1:30pm for afternoon activities – swimming/fishing at the Columbus Grove Municipal Pool, cemetery tour, or movie matinee. Potluck dinner will be back at the church at 5pm. Bring any new or old photos to be added to the family slide show. For more information, contact Karen Donaldson at 419-796-9057 or kldonaldson398@yahoo.com.

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  4. Wishing Kenny Winkle a Very Happy Birthday!

    Wishing Kenny Winkle a Very Happy Birthday!

    The eNews and friends would like to wish Kenny Winkle (aka Barney) a very Happy Birthday today! Kenny, the original “K” in H & K Chevrolet on South Main Street in Continental since 1960 has been influential in the lives of many in our community. Many young men in Continental got their start in life working after school washing cars and cleaning the shop – learning the ropes, mentored by Kenny. A birthday luncheon was held today at H & K to celebrate the occasion. We wish Kenny good health and much happiness all the days of his 91st year!

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  5. Happy Birthday Ashton!!

    Happy Birthday Ashton!!

    Ashton Keith Donaldson will be three years old on Sunday, February 15th. Ashton is the son of Adam Donaldson and Ashley Fletcher-Donaldson. Ashton’s favorite activities are playing with Thomas the Train and moving stones with his John Deere digger and dump truck. He also spends a lot of time working with tractors and wagons. His favorite foods are eggs, pizza and chocolate. We wish Ashton a very Happy Birthday!

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  6. Twins Celebrate 80th Birthday

    Twins Celebrate 80th Birthday

    Happy Birthday wishes to Rose Marie Stanton and Ruth Anne Sigler as they celebrate on September 1st. Rose Marie, of Continental, and Ruth Anne, of Pandora, remain best friends after 80 years. They bowl for the Grant Insurance team weekly and get together often with their husbands to dine out and play pinochle. Happy Birthday!!

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  7. Birthday Wishes To A Friend (August 6th)

    Birthday Wishes To A Friend (August 6th)

    The word is out — there’s just no doubt you have a birthday due! A little bird first spread the word, and all the town went who, “Whooo???” The ladies blushed and fairly gushed with cries of “Goodness me!” The gentlemen said “Jeepers — when?” “By heck, it just can’t be!” And as the story made the rounds, Folks rubbed their chins with flustered frowns — The calendar may say it’s so but on you, birthdays just don’t show!* Brenda Henry Groff — hope you have a wonderful day! –From a friend!*From a very, very old birthday card.

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  8. Happy Birthday – Claire is Five!

    Happy Birthday – Claire is Five!

    Wishing Claire Donaldson a very Happy Birthday! On this Friday the 13th, Claire celebrates her 5th birthday. She is the daughter of Asa and Denise Donaldson of Lima, the granddaughter of Dan and Robin Kill of Spencerville and Larry and Karen Donaldson of Continental. Claire’s favorite foods are Little Debbie Oatmeal pies and pasta. In her spare time she likes to ride bikes, play with her extensive Pet Shop collection, and go to dance class. Hope you have a wonderful birthday! — Love you bunches, Grandma & Grandpa

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