1. Thank You From the Family of Don Harter

    Thank You From the Family of Don Harter

    The Don Harter family would like to express many thanks to family members, friends, and neighbors for everyone’s kindness, condolences, and support. We appreciate all the food, flowers, donations, cards, visits, and phone calls given to our family. We want to express special appreciation to Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Center, St. Rita’s Medical Center, Loretta from Bloomers Boutique, Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Father Mark Hoying, and the Continental American Legion and Auxiliary. Words cannot express our appreciation of all the support we have received during this difficult time.

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  2. Volunteers Needed for “Night to Shine” Event

    Volunteers Needed for “Night to Shine” Event

    Kaitlyn’s Cottage and Family Christian Center are hosting a Night to Shine sponsored by the @Tim Tebow Foundation on February 9, 2018! Night To Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Below you will find links to our Registration Websites. (All Volunteers and Guests Must register in order to be apart of the Night to Shine. Honored Guest registration will be limited to the first 150 applicants.) Honored Guest Registration: http://fccenter.net/night-to-shine/honored-guest Volunteer Registration: http://fccenter.net/night-to-shine/volunteer-registration More information: Facebook friends, I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about Kaitlyn’s Cottage,...

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  3. Mark Lynn Partee, 1950 – 2017

    Mark Lynn Partee, 1950 – 2017

    Mark Lynn Partee, 67, of Defiance, suddenly passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born on October 7, 1950 to Virgil and Betty (Lang) Partee in Richland Township. Mark served our country in the U.S.Army. He worked at General Motors in Defiance over 45 years, retiring in 2015. Mark was an active member of N. Mount Zion Church in Continental, and UAW #211. Mark will be sadly missed by his sons, Dan (Ahlam) Partee, Jim Partee, and Mike (Christine) Partee, 5 grandchildren, twin sister, Marsha (Junior) Geckle, and brothers, Mike Partee and Phil (Bettie) Partee. He was preceded...

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  4. Smith Plans 15th Swim for Diabetes Youth Services

    Smith Plans 15th Swim for Diabetes Youth Services

    Dear Friends, This year makes the 15th year that Connie and I have been raising money for Diabetes Youth Services (DYS). On February 2nd, I will be swimming 150 lengths (10 for every year). Our goal is to raise $30,000. Since I began swimming for DYS we have raised $211,950.00. The most important thing is the lives of the children with Type 1 Diabetes that have been forever changed after attending camp and other DYS sponsored activities. All the money we raise goes directly to DYS to provide money for needy children with Type 1 Diabetes to attend educational summer...

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  5. Bronc Busters 4-H Club Has Something for Everyone – Join Them!

    Bronc Busters 4-H Club Has Something for Everyone – Join Them!

    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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  6. Donald L. Harter, 1933 – 2017

    Donald L. Harter, 1933 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Donald L. Harter, 84, of Continental passed away Saturday, December 31, 2017 at St Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born in Oakwood, Ohio, January 11, 1933 to the late Orville C. and Evelyn M. (Thrasher) Harter. On June 1, 1957 he married Mary Lou Blankemeier who survives. He is also survived by his 2 sons: Ron (Susan) Harter, and Ken Harter, both of Continental; 2 brothers: Bert Harter of Grover Hill and Gary (Connie) Harter of Oakwood; 4 grandchildren: Melissa (Rob) Winkle, Michelle (Kyle) Martin, Ben (Brandy) Harter and Matt Harter; 7 great grandchildren: Brynleigh & Adelyn...

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  7. Alvera D. “Vera” Verhoff, 1929 – 2017

    Alvera D. “Vera” Verhoff, 1929 – 2017

    CONTINENTAL – Alvera D. “Vera” Verhoff, 88, of Continental, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born October 16, 1929 in Leipsic to the late William and Marcella (Kuhlman) Lehman. On August 28, 1951 she married Fred W. Verhoff who survives in Continental. Also surviving are five children, Eugene (Tammy) Verhoff of Continental, Doris (Michael) Tobe of Ottawa, Patrick (Valerie) Verhoff of Miller City, Gregory (Cathy) Verhoff and Oran (Kelly) Verhoff both of Continental; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Verhoff of Continental; twenty grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and one on-the-way; two brothers, Carl (Joan) Lehman...

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  8. Jeffrey H. Frederick, 1964 – 2017

    Jeffrey H. Frederick, 1964 – 2017

    OAKWOOD – Jeffrey H. Frederick, 53, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Parkview North Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Defiance, Ohio, February 21, 1964 to Gary and Judy (Horner) Frederick. He graduated from Paulding High School in 1982, from Northwest State in1984, and from San Diego State, California in 1987. He owned his own computer, accounting firm and worked for various contractors as controller in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. He enjoyed living by the water, boating, skiing, and entertaining family and friends. Surviving are his parents, Gary and Judy Frederick of Oakwood, Ohio; his...

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  9. Marcus Landin, 1998 – 2017

    Marcus Landin, 1998 – 2017

    KALIDA – Marcus Dennis Landin, 19, of Kalida died Monday, December 25, 2017 at his residence of natural causes. He was born June 19, 1998 in Lima to John and Melinda (Selhorst) Landin who survive in Kalida. He is also survived by a brother, Kyle Landin at home; paternal grandmother, Martha Landin of Ottoville; maternal grandfather, Eugene “Pete” Selhorst of Kalida; his dog, Lighting; uncles and aunts, Ron and Chris Landin of Ottoville, Nick and Connie Selhorst of Kalida, Jeff and Kelly Landin of Ottoville, Urban J. Selhorst of Kalida, Joe and Jane Selhorst of Kalida, and Shelley and Rob...

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  10. Make Plans to Attend the Putnam County Reunion in Florida

    Make Plans to Attend the Putnam County Reunion in Florida

    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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