1. Rev. Mr. Kenneth Albert Klear, 1933 – 2018

    Rev. Mr. Kenneth Albert Klear, 1933 – 2018

    Rev. Mr. Kenneth Albert Klear slipped the binds of his earthly life on the morning of January 21, 2018 and passed into the new life that he spent many years planning for and so richly deserved. Kenny had two great loves, first was the family he began when he married Mary (Van Poppel), on August 19, 1956, and which they together nurtured and guided for over 61 years. Kenny and Mary’s family include seven children and their spouses – Thomas (Donna) Klear of Miller City, Anthony (Kaylon) Klear of New Bavaria, Rose Ann (Edwin Silka, Jr.) Haselman of Findlay, James...

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  2. Bronc Busters 4-H Club News – January 21

    Bronc Busters 4-H Club News – January 21

    Bronc Busters 4-H Club held their second meeting on January 21, 2018. Last year’s Vice President, Katie Keller called the meeting to order and led the pledges. MJ Strickler was awarded a first-place plaque for his 2017 project ‘Discovering 4-H’, and Alexis Nunez, Dwayne Nienberg, and Lillie Nienberg received a 1 yr. certificate. The members answered roll call with their school mascot. There were 24 members, 3 cloverbuds, 4 advisors, and 10 guests at the meeting. Election of officers were held, and the following are the 2018 Officers: President – Christian Keller Vice President – Katie Keller Secretary – Emily...

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  3. Deloris J. Weible, 1934 – 2018

    Deloris J. Weible, 1934 – 2018

    OAKWOOD – Deloris J. Weible, 83, of Oakwood died 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 at The Laurels of Defiance. She was born March 25, 1934 in Van Wert County to the late Clarence and Opal (Warrick) Wallick. On November 20, 1955, she married Don A. Weible. He died November 1, 1998. Surviving are four daughters: Michelle (Rob) Oller and Monica (Gary) Lloyd both of Defiance, Melissa (Rob) Taylor of Paulding and Meda (Tom) Sullinger of Couder Sport, PA; a sister: Joan Horney of Van Wert; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers:...

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  4. Putnam County Reunion in Florida, February 8th

    Putnam County Reunion in Florida, February 8th

    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. Alice Joanne Spitnale, 1946 – 2018

    Alice Joanne Spitnale, 1946 – 2018

    Continental – Alice Joanne Spitnale, 71, passed away peacefully at 6:04 a.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Meadows of Leipsic. She was born February 17, 1946 in Defiance to the late Carl and Rosemary (Gerber) Spitnale. Alice is survived by her sister, LaDonna Engle and brother-in-law, Gene Engle of North Carolina, and Engle children: Ken, Michael, Vicki and Jenny; nephew, Douglas (Lynn) Hershelman; great-nephews and great-niece: Eric, Michael and Julia Hershelman all of Wellesly, MA.; Nephew: Brent (Patricia) Spitnale, Great-nieces: Jane and Susan Spitnale all of Sparta, NJ; great-nephew: Peter (Lisa) Surprenant and great-nieces Renee Surprenant and Lauren (Taylor)...

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  6. Book Signing by Local Author – Ezekiel O Tracy

    Book Signing by Local Author – Ezekiel O Tracy

    Local Author, Ezekiel O Tracy, is a baker, author, and artist. Growing up he read nearly every fantasy book in the Oakwood Library, filling his imagination and love for story-telling. When he isn’t writing, Ezekiel can be found baking or teaching art lessons. His published works include: The Death Diary, The Seed Bearer’s Chronicles: River & Pauline, and the Other/s. Come meet him at the Cooper Community Library in Oakwood on Saturday, January 13, 11am to noon! FREE Popcorn and Hot Chocolate Bar! Enter to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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  7. Dean’s, Honors Lists Announced For Fall Semester 2017

    Dean’s, Honors Lists Announced For Fall Semester 2017

    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Each semester, Defiance College recognizes students who have attained an outstanding level of academic excellence by naming them to either the Dean’s list or the school honors list. The honors list is for students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and enrolled in 6-11 semester hours for which letter grades are given. Students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours for which letter grades are given are named to the Dean’s list. Dean’s List: Madison Mansfield, Cloverdale Megan Ladd, Continental Honors...

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  8. Membership Meeting For Bronc Busters 4-H Club, January 15

    Membership Meeting For Bronc Busters 4-H Club, January 15

    The Bronc Busters 4-H Club will hold its Organizational Meeting at 2pm on January 15 at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Continental. Bronc Busters is a Putnam County 4-H Club based out of Continental. Our members take a wide variety of projects to the Putnam County Fair; from costume design to collectibles to horses. 4-H offers a vast variety of projects in all areas of interests; there is literally a project for everyone. Our club offers Cloverbud membership to youth in K thru 2nd grade and regular membership to youth in 3rd grade thru 12th grade. We ask that...

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  9. Elaine Perkey, 1928 – 2018

    Elaine Perkey, 1928 – 2018

    OTTAWA – Elaine Perkey, 89, of Ottawa, died at 11:14 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born August 14, 1928 in Putnam County, OH to the late Doyle and Harriet (Pangle) DeVelbiss. On August 17, 1946, she married E. Gene Perkey. He died March 4, 2004. Surviving are three children: Ginny (Bob) Hughes, New Castle, IN; David (Mary Jane) Perkey and Steph (Allen) Rosengarten both of Ottawa; one sister: Janet (Floyd) Worline of Defiance; one brother: Bud (Judy) DeVelbiss of Toledo; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death also by...

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