1. Continental’s Keller On State Championship Team!

    Continental’s Keller On State Championship Team!

    The Napoleon Ohio Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Team won the division 1 state championship this past weekend at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Members of the Napoleon OIHA team include Ashton Snow (Tinora),Sam Aeschliman (Wauseon), Audrey Sonnenberg (Patrick Henry), Maddie Heuerman (Patrick Henry), Paige Knipp (Napoleon), Kendyl Snow (Tinora), Mia Badenhop (Patrick Henry), Tyler Echler (Liberty Center), Christian Keller,( Continental), Tyne Rosebrock (Napoleon), and Aria Morgan (Napoleon). The OIHA has been in place for students in grades 9-12 for more than 15 years in the northwest Ohio region. The OIHA is looking to expand its territory in order to promote their ideals...

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  2. Stanley G. Skiver, 1953 – 2017

    Stanley G. Skiver, 1953 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Stanley G. Skiver, 64, of Continental, arrived at his heavenly home 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence after bravely battling cancer the past five years. He was born August 23, 1953 in Midland, MI to Randal and Delores (Brand) Skiver who survives in Ayersville. On June 3, 1972 he married Sandra “Sandi” Weisenburger who survives in Continental. Stan’s greatest legacy is his grandchildren whom he loved spending time with and who he taught many things, especially how to be brave and strong. Stan loved God, his country, John Wayne, and especially his family. He was...

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  3. Young Pirates Finish Undefeated Season As League Champs!

    Young Pirates Finish Undefeated Season As League Champs!

    On Saturday the Continental Junior High Boys Putnam West Soccer team traveled to Fort Jennings to play Ottoville for the league Championship. Playing in a stiff breeze that played havoc with passes and high kicks it was Andrew Hoeffel who pushed one across the goal line as the young Pirates took a 1-0 lead. Warren Okuley provided a second goal for the Pirates in the first half to make it 2-0 Pirates. The second half had the Pirates defending the West goal and playing against the wind. Rhenn Armey put in the third Pirate goal, the only goal of the...

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  4. University of Findlay Welcomes New Students to Campus

    University of Findlay Welcomes New Students to Campus

    FINDLAY, OH — The University of Findlay recently welcomed new undergraduate and graduate students to campus for fall 2017. Local students include: Melissa Michel of Continental is pursuing a master of physician assistant degree. Michel is a graduate of Miller City-New Cleveland Local School. Kelsey Miller of Continental is pursuing a degree in psychology and a degree in religious studies. Miller is a graduate of Continental Local High School. The University of Findlay is one of the largest private colleges in Northwest Ohio. With a total enrollment of almost 4,000 students, the University of Findlay has nearly 80 programs including...

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  5. Roger P. Moore, 1937 – 2017

    Roger P. Moore, 1937 – 2017

    OAKWOOD – Roger P. Moore, 80, of Oakwood died at 4:32 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Brookview Care Center, Defiance. He was born June 7, 1937 in Defiance to the late Lowell and Helen (Osborn) Moore. On June 8, 1957 he married his wife of 60 years, Mary K. Brown who survives in Oakwood. Also surviving are five children, Steve (Susie) Moore of Newark, Patti (Bob) Zimmerman of Continental, Tom Moore of Oakwood, Lisa (Jeff Duryea) Cox of Defiance, and Brian (Brenda Eastman) Moore of Ottawa; twelve grandchildren, Doug, Jill, Rachel Moore, Traci (Scott) Randall, Rob (Lisa) Zimmerman and...

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  6. Defiance College Homecoming Nears; Honorees Are Announced

    Defiance College Homecoming Nears; Honorees Are Announced

    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will celebrate 2017 homecoming activities Oct. 6-7 with reunions, award presentations, and an alumni dinner. Friday’s alumni homecoming dinner begins at 5 p.m. in the Weaner Community Center. At 7:15 p.m., awards will be presented in several categories. The Alumni Citation for Academic Excellence will be presented to Judy Small Dally, Defiance, class of 1971 and 1994; and John Scheu, Sidney, class of 1972. Alumni Achievement Award recipients are Dale Bruskotter, Ottawa, class of 1974; and David Robinson, Alliance, class of 1976. Tim Leuzarder, deceased, class of 1967, was also honored with this award. Casey...

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  7. Lions Club 35th Annual Senior Citizens Supper

    Lions Club 35th Annual Senior Citizens Supper

    The Continental Lions Club welcomes all Senior Citizens and their guest to the 35th Annual Senior Citizens Supper. The supper will be held on Tuesday, October 10 with serving starting at 6pm. There will be a free meal, entertainment by the G-Men and door prizes. Reservations are requested by October 4 by calling Jack Etter at 419-596-3150 or Ed Rau at 419-596-3274. Thank you to the American Legion for donating the hall for the evening.

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  8. Linda Hill’s Piano Students – 2017 Recitals

    Linda Hill’s Piano Students – 2017 Recitals

    The annual piano recitals of the students of Linda Hill will be held Sunday, October 8 at the North Creek United Methodist church, Road B-13, Putnam County. Performing in the 3:00 PM recital are Miller City, Holgate, Defiance, & Homeschool students –Gigi Otto, John Otto, Jude Otto, Gemma Otto, Coletta Otto, Lily Otto, Vivian Otto, Liz Otto, Ava Ruck, Alex Ruck, Sophia Ruck, Natalie Pitney, Kailyn Spangler, Chloe Shaffer, Josie Schnipke, Jordan Schnipke, Anthony Inkrott, Hannah Schimmoeller, Elena & Emily Niese, and Madison Schroeder. Students participating in the 5:00 PM recital are Miller City, Ayersville, Continental, and Ottawa students –...

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  9. Helen May Shafer, 1919 – 2017

    Helen May Shafer, 1919 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Helen May Shafer, 98, of Continental, died 10:30 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Meadows of Kalida. She was born August 29, 1919 in Continental to the late Oliver and Osa (Woggermon) Tracy. On June 4, 1936, she married Wilbur Shafer. He died August 24, 1993. Survivors include three sons: Ronald (Patsy) Shafer of Columbus Grove, Gary (Joyce) Shafer of Leipsic and Terry (Marlene) Shafer of Defiance; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; thirteen great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur P. Tracy; and four sisters: D. Louise Kimble,...

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  10. Joe Mead, 1948 – 2017

    Joe Mead, 1948 – 2017

    OAKWOOD – Joe D. Mead, 69, of Oakwood, died 9:54 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1948 in Paulding to the late Clark “Sam” and Alta (Shafer) Mead. On December 19, 1981, he married Christine Pauley and she survives in Oakwood. Other survivors include six children: Cary (Tina) Mead of Oakwood, Becky (Jay) Smith of Defiance, Larry (Cari) Mead of Columbus, Danny (Kelly) Mead of Marquette, MI, Clinton (Ashley) Mead of San Diego and Matthew (Andrea) Mead of Oakwood; eighteen grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Joe was the owner of Oakwood Hardware and Lumber...

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