July 30, 2014

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  • 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...
  • Archers fall in regional semifinal

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter FINDLAY – The Antwerp Archers came up short again at the softball Division IV Regional at Findlay last Friday, falling to Fremont St. Joseph by a score of 3-1. The loss marked the end to another successful season for Ant...
  • John Paulding Days is June 9-11

      By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – John Paulding Days will begin on Thursday, June 9, and will continue through Saturday, June 11. Many activities are planned for the four-day event, which promises to hold something for everyone. ...
  • Antwerp Rib Fest slated June 11

    By JAROD ROSEBROCK Correspondent ANTWERP – The Second Annual Cleveland Street Rib Fest will take place in Antwerp on June 11. It will include all of the events from last year and a few new additions to the festivities as well. One such new additi...
  • Show flair at RFL Chair Affair

    Team Entou“Rog” presents the 2nd Annual Relay For Life “Chair Affair.” For the Chair Affair, chairs of any type (lawn chairs, desk chairs, fold up metal chairs, etc.) are uniquely designed and then auctioned off to the highest bidder in suppo...
  • Chamber director to retire

      PAULDING — Conrad “Clip” Clippinger, director of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, today announced he will be retiring on July 15. He has served as director for nearly six years. The chamber’s board has formed a search committee to find a s...
  • Letters from God

    By Jim Langham I’ll never forget that Sunday, at the end of a hectic and draining day, when a most surprising letter arrived from my grandma. Never mind the fact that she had been gone for many years. And forget the fact that the U.S. Postal Servi...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker LIFE BEGINS AT THE CANDY COUNTER One of my favorite topics to talk and think about is the times gone by. When I think of my childhood days, my mind goes back to the 1950s and early ’60s. The memorabilia from my childhood has sud...
  • Five advance to track regionals

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter MINSTER – Wayne Trace and Antwerp’s track teams participated in the Division III district meet at Minster over the weekend with five individuals advancing to regional competition at Troy this weekend. Wayne Tr...
  • Lady Archers win district championship

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter BRYAN – By besting Fairview 4-1 in the softball Division IV district finals at Bryan last Friday, Antwerp earned its sixth trip in seven years to the Findlay regionals, where the Archers will face Fremont St. Joseph toda...
  • Memorial Day services set

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer Memorial Day activities in honor of deceased veterans will be held around the county on Monday, May 30. The public is encouraged to share in these Memorial Day activities. Please, take a few minutes from your...
  • Bookin' down the road with the new bookmobile

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – “Here Comes the Bookmobile,” will be on the front of a bus you might see coming soon to your town. The Paulding County Carnegie Library purchased a bookmobile in October 2010 after library di...
  • Golf outing added to JPDays

    One of the exciting new events at this year’s John Paulding Days will be a golf scramble on Friday, June 10. The public is invited to join in the fun at the Paulding Chamber of Commerce JPD Golf Outing at Auglaize Golf Club in Paulding County. Th...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker TILL DEATH DO US PART? Years ago all a girl wanted to do was get married, have a home and raise children. I know this, because I was one of those girls. We all know the vows of marriage. “To have and to hold, from this day forwa...
  • ASHLEY DONALDSON and TROY WILHELM

    PAULDING – The parents of Ashley Kay Donaldson and Troy Joseph Wilhelm have announced the couples engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Betty Lane and the late David Donaldson. She is a 2007 graduate of Paulding Hig...
  • ANDREA LOTHAMER and CODY BROOKS

    MONROEVILLE – Andrea Lothamer of Monroeville, Ind. and Cody Brooks of New Haven have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Terri Lothamer of Monroeville. She is a graduate of Woodlan High S...
  • Duer leads Raiders to title

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter CONVOY – Ashton Duer took a no-hitter into the seventh before settling on a two-hitter as Wayne Trace posted a 6-1 victory over Spencerville in Division IV sectional action at Crestview on Friday. The Raiders al...
  • Lady Archers steal sectional title

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter EDON – Trailing by one run going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Antwerp Archers softball team was up against it last week in a Division IV Sectional Final against the Edon Bombers. But Antwerp used Edon mis...
  • Raiders second at GMC meet

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter AYERSVILLE – The Green Meadows Conference track and field championships took place on Friday with the Wayne Trace girls leading county teams by finishing second in the meet. Tinora claimed the championship with ...
  • New ball complex opens

      By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – The new Lela McGuire Jeffery Ball Complex had its grand opening on Saturday, May 14. A lot of excitement was in the air as the dedication ceremony took place and the first pitches were thrown on ...