April 16, 2014

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  • Emotions and the progression of seasons

    By Jim Langham A few years ago in early March when I flew from our Ohio rural home to central Florida, the flight took me through Atlanta and on to Gainesville. In the course of the journey, I was amazed by the progression of the season. From the ba...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker OLD SOUP, OLD NOODLES There are some areas of study which I find very fascinating. Among my favorite things to study are history, politics, crime investigation, the Titanic and the study of old archeological finds. When I think o...
  • MR. and MRS. CHARLES STRAHLEY

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Strahley will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this month. Charles A. “Chuck” Strahley and Cara Lou Hyman were married on June 18, 1966, in Angola, Ind. The couple have two children, Angela M. (Tony) Zartman of P...
  • MR. and MRS. ROBERT LENTZ

    MAUMEE – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lentz will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Robert Lentz and Donna McCurdy were married June 23, 1951 in Van Wert. Longtime residents of Payne, Bob worked for Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne and Donna was a homem...
  • Softball Standing June 15

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 6-0 Hoffman Builders 5-1 Smalley’s Body Shop 3-3 Concrete Guys 2-4 Gatorz 2-4 R&D Engineering 0-6 Tuesday Night Men’s League Team Rec...
  • Mills family plans ALS benefit

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer PAYNE – Bob Mills, formerly of this area, talks about his fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Mills is the brother of Paulding County resident LeeAnn Hook and t...
  • Fair continues through Saturday

    By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – One could not have asked for better weather for opening day of the Paulding County Fair. Beautiful, sunny skies with reasonable temperatures and balmy breezes greeted visitors and participants alike...
  • JPDays winners announced

    The following individuals and groups were winners in various events during John Paulding Days, June 9-11: • Grand Parade judging winners: Commercial float entries – first place Manor House; second place “Courthouse Ladies of Summer” (Lou An...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

      By Nancy Whitaker NOT LOST IN THE ’50s Perhaps, we would all like to go back to the 1950s and to a time when life seemed so much simpler. Of course, that was the era when television came into homes and rock and roll music was born. Back then, g...
  • Long wraps up great season

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter COLUMBUS – Wayne Trace junior Rachel Long wrapped up a highly successful season with a 14th place finish in the state discus competition in Division III on Friday. ...
  • Softball League standings

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS As of May 27 Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 4-0 Hoffman Builders 4-0 Concrete Guys 2-2 Gatorz 1-3 Smalley’s Body Shop 1-3 R&D Engineering 0-4 Tuesday Night Men’s Le...
  • Color of cancer is 'green' at record-setting Relay

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer There was dancing on the track this past weekend when it was learned that the 2011 Relay For Life of Paulding County had raised just short of $110,000, a record-smashing total for the local event. The Relay, with this ...
  • First Miss Paulding County will be crowned June 10

    PAULDING – Be a part of the excitement Friday evening when the first Miss Paulding County is crowned as part of John Paulding Days festivities. Paulding Chamber of Commerce will present the Miss Paulding County Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. June 10...
  • John Paulding Days schedule

    Theme: "Summer Breeze"   THURSDAY, JUNE 9 4-9 pm Paulding Kiwanis Fish and French Fries served in front of the Kiwanis Community Center   5-9 pm Homemade Ice Cream served at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot, Williams Street   5-10 pm ...
  • Two inducted into PEVS Academic Hall of Fame

    Paulding Exempted Village School District inducted the second class into the Paulding Academic Hall of Fame during graduation ceremonies recently. This program has been initiated to recognize and honor former PEVS graduates identified as having achie...
  • Handprints of caring left behind

    By Jim Langham In the midst of one of the most destructive scenes to ever occur on American soil stands a small wall with colorful reminders of the love of children from around the world. On one side of the wall are posters filled with handprints fr...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker PEANUT! PEANUT BUTTER! One of my earliest memories of food is that jar of delight known as peanut butter. When growing up, toast, bread or crackers were not served or eaten without peanut butter. I remember that there used to be a...
  • CACI CRAIG and HARVEY HYMAN

    PAULDING – Bob and Gloria Craig announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caci Craig, to Harvey Hyman, son of Dave and Jackie Hyman. Caci, a 2007 alumna of Paulding High School, is a recent graduate of Defiance College wit...
  • JULIANNE LE and JOSH SHANER

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The parents of Julianne Le and Josh Shaner are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Le Minh Tran of Superior, Colo. She is a graduate of the University o...
  • Long moves on to Columbus

    TROY – One Paulding County athlete kept her track season alive and will participate in the state meet this weekend in Columbus. Wayne Trace’s Rachel Long picked up a fourth place finish in the discus with a toss of 110-9. Long will compete at noo...