1. Velma C. Otto, 1926 – 2017

    Velma C. Otto, 1926 – 2017

    Kalida – Velma C. Otto, 91, of Kalida, formerly of Leipsic died 3:50 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born January 12, 1926 in Leipsic to the late Henry and Louise (Selhorst) Brown. On September 17, 1946, she married Thomas Otto who died January 9, 2015. Velma is survived by her children: Thomas (Betty) Otto of Cloverdale, Richard (Melanie) Otto of Park City, UT, Steven (Gerilyn) Otto of Ottawa, and Sue (William) Flood of Charlotte, NC; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister: Rosemary Lammers; and a brother:...

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  2. Christopher M Potts Memorial Golf Scramble Deadline Approaching

    Christopher M Potts Memorial Golf Scramble Deadline Approaching

    The 21st Annual Christopher M Potts Memorial Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Country Acres Golf Club in Kalida. The Christopher M. Potts Memorial Golf Scramble is the primary fundraiser for the Christopher M. Potts Memorial Scholarship. $65 per person/$260 per team, $360 for a team and a hole sponsorship, $100 for a hole sponsorship only. Shotgun starts at 7:30am and 1:30pm. Entry deadline is September 10, 2017. Proceeds from the event fund two local scholarships awarded to one student from Continental High School and the other at Kalida High School. For more information, visit...

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  3. Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association’s Labor Day Festival

    Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association’s Labor Day Festival

    The Norther Indiana Bluegrass Association hosts two Kendallville Bluegrass festivals a year on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday just before Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. It has been doing this since the late 1970s. Campers start arriving a week before the festival starts. On the Sunday before the festival there will be over 100 campers on site. The Noble County fairgrounds in Kendallville, IN is 65 acres. It will fill with campers by the festival weekend with campers arriving from all over the upper Mid-west and other states. Why? Most of the campers are coming early so they can...

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  4. Ottawa Metro Parks – A Camper’s Gem

    Ottawa Metro Parks – A Camper’s Gem

    Campers: If you are a camper, we are going to share our little secret with you…..Ottawa Metro Park. Our family loves camping at this 30 site, family-friendly, self-registering campground on the east edge of Lima. The sites are large, there are several pull-thru sites and two handicap sites. Sites 3 & 4 even has a sand volleyball court! The restroom/shower rooms are spotless. On Saturday mornings, Ranger Dan comes around and personally invites the young campers to a hands-on educational program. Our grandchildren enjoyed fishing and learning about frogs, toads, and salamanders. There are hiking trails and a jungle-gym playground...

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  5. Violet L. Grant, 1929 – 2017

    Violet L. Grant, 1929 – 2017

    Violet L. Grant, 87 years, of Mark Center, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Genesis Healthcare-Bryan Center, Bryan, Ohio. Violet was born November 1, 1929, in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Wheeler) Ankney. She married Darl Richard Grant on April 15, 1953 in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on August 14, 1987. Violet was a machine operator for the former 50 Corp for many years. She was also the former owner of The Glass Hat and Vi’s Place, in LaFerria, Texas. Violet enjoyed horses, going to the dog races and gambling...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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