1. Betty Hunt, 1932 – 2017

    Betty Hunt, 1932 – 2017

    Betty A. Hunt, 85, of Continental, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at St. Rita’s Hospice Center in Lima, Ohio. She was born on July 21, 1932 to Henry and Agnes (Wiseman) Ripke in Defiance. Betty was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance. She retired from working as a cook at the Defiance County Home. She was a member of the Defiance Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at the Hospital Thrift Store. She was a life member of VFW and American Legion Auxiliary. Betty enjoyed baking cakes, volunteering, and she loved spending time with her...

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  2. Card Shower for Margaret Grant – Happy Birthday!

    Card Shower for Margaret Grant – Happy Birthday!

    Margaret Grant will be celebrating her 90th birthday on September 6, 2017. Margaret was married to Kenneth Grant, a lifelong farmer, who passed away on April 18, 1997. Margaret has one son Ron, married to Marie who reside in Kalida, Ohio and one daughter, Sandra Macvoy, who resides in Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida. She has 4 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Margaret owned and operated Fashionette Beauty Shop in her rural Continental home for over 49 years. Those wishing to send cards may send them: Margaret Grant 201 South 3rd Street Apt. 305 Continental, Ohio 45831

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  3. Sulema M. Pardo, 1954 – 2017

    Sulema M. Pardo, 1954 – 2017

    OTTAWA – Sulema M. Pardo, 63, of Ottawa died at 4:50 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2017 at her home. She was born February 8, 1954 in Cloverdale to the late Isabel and Herminia (Bejarano) Baldazo. On April 3, 1998 she married Juan “Johnny” Pardo and he survives in Ottawa. She is also survived two brothers, Arnulfo (Kathy) Baldazo of Lima and Martin (Akeisha) Baldazo of Dallas, GA; and three sisters, Maria E. Pena of Columbus, Rosemary (Oscar) Velasquez of Findlay, and Juanita Baldazo of Leipsic. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Linda (Adam) Alvarado. Sulema was a...

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  4. Mark P. Elling, 1966 – 2017

    Mark P. Elling, 1966 – 2017

    Mark P. Elling, 50, of Marysville, OH, died Friday, June 16, 2017 after suffering from an aneurism. He was born December 27, 1966, in Napoleon, OH, the son of Karen (Bostelman-Elling) Johnston. He was a 1985 graduate from Continental High School and a 1987 graduate from the University of Northwestern Ohio with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Mark worked as an associate at Honda Manufacturing in Marysville. At the time of death, Mark was survived by his mother Karen and his step-father Mike, both of Summerfield, FL. (Karen was recently called home to the Lord on July 12, 2017.)...

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  5. CHS Class of 1977 Plans 40th Reunion

    CHS Class of 1977 Plans 40th Reunion

    Attention Class of 1977: In celebration of your 40th year, the classmates will be meeting on Friday, September 22nd at The Continental Fall Festival at 6:00pm under the reunion tent. (Small tent beside Grants Insurance building) This will be a simple meet & greet with other venues available. At 7:00, there will be a Newly & Not so Newly Wed game show under the main tent, then at 9:00 The Logan Ross Band will be playing. Various food & drink choices are available to purchase on site. Any questions can be addressed to Rory Grime or Barb (Britsch) Verhoff.

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  6. CHS Class of 1959 Gets Together

    CHS Class of 1959 Gets Together

    The Continental class of 1959 met at the Oakleaf Resturant in Oakwood on August 16th. Seventeen class members were there and two guest. Angie Barnhart came later. 1st row, left to right: Ruth Ann (Merriott) Stechschulte, Tom Place, Karen (Minch) Grant, Bill Homan, John Turner, Sue (Miller) Rau 2nd row: Joyce (Sullivan) Rayle, Sherry (Forney) Homier, Janice (Hersh) Martin, Sandy (Bradford) Winkle, Charles Parrett 3rd row: Robert Taylor, Jim Knoll, Mike Schalter, Larry Loudon, Pete Kakis. The class is planning on having another reunion in 2019 which will be the 60th alumni. Thanks to Chuck Parrett for pulling this reunion...

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  7. Darrell R. Meeks, 1955 – 2017

    Darrell R. Meeks, 1955 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Darrell R. Meeks, 61, of Continental died at 10:39 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born December 11, 1955 in Defiance to the late Charles and Marian (Wolf) Meeks. On September 3, 1976 he married Carol McCullough who survives in Continental. Also surviving are three children, Michelle (Chase) Horstman of Ft. Jennings, Michael Meeks of Ottawa, and Megan (Arron Matthews) Meeks of Broughton; three grandchildren, Jacob, Alyse, and Rachel; a brother, Bob (Sue) Meeks of Findlay; a sister, Linda (John) Hill of Continental; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Darrell...

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  8. William R. Bockrath, 1943 – 2017

    William R. Bockrath, 1943 – 2017

    OTTAWA – William R. Bockrath, 74, of Ottawa died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1943 in Ottawa to the late Amos and Martha (Agner) Bockrath. On June 22, 1974 he married Linda Laverty and she survives in Ottawa. Also surviving are two children, Andrew Bockrath of Ottawa and Rebecca “Becky” (Mark) Broxterman of Hamilton; two grandchildren; Amber Broxterman and Lindsay Broxterman; a brother: Victor Bockrath of Ottawa and a sister, Joyce (Eugene) Korte of Ottawa. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Sylvester and Charles Bockrath. Bill worked...

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  9. Continental Soccer Club – Reminder to Watch “Lindsay’s Law”

    Continental Soccer Club – Reminder to Watch “Lindsay’s Law”

    From the Continental Soccer Club’s Facebook page: Attention all Parents and Players: Due to a new law that went into affect on August 1, 2017, ALL PARENTS and PLAYERS must watch an 18 minute video titled Lindsay’s Law and sign a form stating it was watched. This is a requirement before participation in games, school affiliated AND Recreational leagues. If you watch the video at home, please print the form and sign. Return all forms to Josh Crossgrove or your child’s coach. There is a link to the video on the school website – www.continentalpirates.org (video link, handout and signature...

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  10. Robert N. (Bob) Williamson, 1929 – 2017

    Robert N. (Bob) Williamson, 1929 – 2017

    Robert N. (Bob) Williamson, 87, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Sylvania, Ohio. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was born on August 13, 1929 in Continental, Ohio. On February 7, 1954 he married Helen (Hiltner) Williamson, who preceded him in death in 2005. He is survived by two children, two grandchildren, and his sister, Ruth “Susie” Curl. His son Robert “Chris” Williamson and his daughter, Brooke live in Stoughton, Wisconsin. His daughter Sandra Yobbagy, her husband Jon, and their son Jonathan live in Sylvania, Ohio. He was preceded in death by...

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