April 19, 2014

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  • June vacation plans evolve into final visit

    By Jim Langham Last Christmas, our family started making plans for a special trip to New Jersey during the second week of June. We were going to celebrate my father-in-law’s 90th birthday and the wedding anniversary of he and his wife, Mary Ann. We ...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker AUNT BEA’S NEW TATTOO I like to believe that there is a town called Mayberry where Andy Taylor is still the sheriff; Floyd, the barber, is still cutting hair; Barney and Thelma Lou are dating; Aunt Bea is cooking dinner and making...
  • Softball, wiffleball tourneys

    Softball, wiffleball tourneys Aug. 6 PAULDING – Paulding Reservoir Park will host the annual King of the Hill Men’s Class D/E softball tournament Aug. 6. Also, a wiffleball tournament will be held at The Swamp wiffleball field. Six-player teams...
  • 58 years later, car and first owner reunite

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer ANTWERP – Martha Bender of Antwerp was very excited when Paulding County Wildlife Officer Duane Bailey gave her a July copy of the Hot Rod Deluxe magazine. Why was she excited? The reason was that included ...
  • Interim director enthusiastic about chamber

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer A familiar face will greet those who step into the Paulding Chamber of Commerce office these days. Kim Sutton, former chamber director, has been appointed to serve as interim director following the retirement of current ...
  • Geist brings novel home

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer When Jean Ann Geist returns to her home town of Payne to do a book signing this Saturday, it will be a nostalgic ride from her home in the Bowling Green area to the cornfields and bean fields of the country in which she ...
  • WTHS Teachers receive awards

      By JAROD ROSEBROCK Correspondent HAVILAND – At the July 18 Wayne Trace School Board Meeting, three Wayne Trace teachers were awarded the Excellence in Education Award. Heather Hatcher, Jennifer Ramsier and Sharon Spinner were selected by their ...
  • Gimme shelter

    By Jim Langham I had just been off of the airplane two hours earlier this summer when I was suddenly told to take immediate shelter at a Christian bookstore in Oklahoma City. The manager of the store then instructed us to go the central conference roo...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker: ME AND EMILY POST In last week’s Penny I discussed some of the bad manners we sometimes let become “the norm” in our everyday lives. Perhaps I am old fashioned, but I love to see a man with good manners. I love to observe a...
  • Softball League standing July 27

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 1st place 12-0 Hoffman Builders 2nd place 8-4 Gatorz 7-5 Smalley’s Body Shop 6-6 Concrete Guys 2-10 R&D Engineering 1-11 Tuesday Night M...
  • Community for Kids to assist with school supplies

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – It’s that time again. It is almost back to school time and time to begin thinking about school supplies and whatever your child needs to get ready for the all important “first day.” It was...
  • New restrooms to be dedicated at Summerfest

    By BILL SHERRY Correspondent GROVER HILL – The village of Grover Hill promises to be a fun place to be the last weekend of July as Welcome Park and the community will be transformed for Summerfest 2011. Grover Hill will be celebrating its annual ...
  • Melrose U.M. Church to host Gospel Fest

      ? WHAT: Gospel Fest ? WHEN: 1-6 p.m. Saturday, July 30 ? WHERE: Melrose United Methodist Church ? WHO: United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women. ? ADMISSION: Free will offerings will be taken for bands   By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Sta...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker MIND YOUR MANNERS I constantly ask myself, “What happened to good old fashioned manners?” I am speaking of etiquette in our daily lives and how we have failed to practice it for several decades. We teach our kids the normal pha...
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric Armstrong

    VAN WERT – Jessica L. Harter and Eric L. Armstrong exchanged wedding vows May 28, 2011 at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Van Wert with the Rev. William C. Haggis II performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Kimberly Hart...
  • TARA SPANGLER and MATTHEW ADAMS

    OAKWOOD – Jeff and Melinda Spangler of Oakwood and John and Brenda Adams of Scott have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Tara Spangler and Matthew Adams. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Paulding High School ...
  • MR. and MRS. MARTIN HARMON

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harmon will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on July 17. Martin “Marty” Harmon and Diana Tracy were married July 17, 1971, at the First Church of God in Defiance by the Revs. William Jeffries and Sam Wollum. The...
  • Softball league standing July 13

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 1st place 12-0 Hoffman Builders 2nd place 8-4 Gatorz 7-5 Smalley’s Body Shop 6-6 Concrete Guys 2-10 R&D Engineering 1-11 Tuesday Night M...
  • Antwerp Schools earn state mention for productivity

    By DENISE GEBERS Staff Writer This spring, a new Web site was formed that reports on the productivity of each school district across the state. A “District Productivity Index” was calculated based on information from the Ohio Department of Educat...
  • The Rock wants supporters to 'rock the vote'

    By DENISE GEBERS Staff Writer PAYNE – The board of trustees of “The Rock,” a nonprofit Christian Community Center for kids, located at 104 Main St. in Payne, is scrambling to find support for the ministry in a unique way. The center was recen...