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Free agriculture lecture June 9 at Sauder Village
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Thursday, June 05, 2014 8:03 AM

ARCHBOLD – Sauder Village in Archbold is hosting a free Agricultural Lecture Series at the Heritage Inn this season in conjunction with the renovation of the historic Grist Mill. Todd Price, founding director of Historic Wagner Farm, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 titled “The Dawn of the Golden Age of Agriculture – Early 20th Century Farming in the Heartland.”

“As part of our mission to preserve and present the agricultural history of our region, this lecture series will help share the social, economic and cultural history of northwest Ohio, how that ties in with the agricultural history, and its importance in the development of our state,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/media relations. “The speakers that have been selected for this series are known for their expertise and knowledge of agricultural history.”

Thanks to the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, all programs in the series are free and open to the public. The evening lectures will be held at the Sauder Heritage Inn at 7:30 p.m. on June 9 and Oct. 6.

Price will present “The Dawn of the Golden Age of Agriculture” – a program about the social, technological, political and economic changes of the 1920s and how these impacted farming. Price is the founding director of The Historic Wagner Farm, The Glenview Park District, in Glenview, Ill. Price is the author of the award-winning educational blog “Wagner Feed” and has more than 14 years of educational programming experience creating numerous award winning programs and original events such as the Dairy Breakfast.

On Oct. 6, Joe Anderson from Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada, will present “The Vacant Chair on the Farm: Understanding Marriage, Farm Management, and Soldiering in the Midwest during the American Civil War.”

 
Carter named parade grand marshal
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:21 PM

 

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Every small town enjoys a parade and Paulding is no exception. For a few minutes the towns folk come together on an early summer evening to enjoy the best Paulding has to offer as they march down the street. Using John Paulding Days as the backdrop, the towns folk find their favorite location along one of the tree-lined streets and with a sense of pride they watch and listen as various parts of their community ceremoniously march by.

With the parade theme of “Music Through the Ages” this year’s parade is scheduled to step off at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening. More than 100 units will meander their way through the parade route. Grand marshal for the annual parade is George Carter, chief executive officer of Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative. Carter, his wife Debra and their family moved to Paulding from West Virginia nearly 10 years ago.

 
Deed transferred to Bargain Bin
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:20 PM

By JIM LANGHAM

Feature Writer

Officers of the Bargain Bin met with Paulding County commissioners on Monday morning for the transfer of two lots of county property to the local entity for the construction of a new facility.

The two lots, located behind the old jail, will be the location of a new Bargain Bin. The possibility of a new building occurred earlier this spring when officers of the Bargain Bin received an anonymous gift of $80,000 designated toward the construction of a new facility.

The deal was topped off a few days later when it was learned that $5,000 had been donated through the Paulding County Area Foundation for the acquisition of the two lots located at the corner of Harrison and Cherry streets. That property belonged to the county at the time.

 
Dosters fought cancer together
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:20 PM

By JIM LANGHAM

Feature Writer

April 7, 2007 is a day that Kay Doster will never forget. It was the day that she began a cancer journey that was “horrifying” but eye-opening concerning the love and care of those surrounding her.

Doster found a lump on her breast during self-examination.

“I went to see Dr. Gray in Antwerp and he made all of the arrangements. I was able to have my surgery and all of the treatments at Paulding Hospital. They were very good to me. They still are very good to me,” said Doster.

 
JPHS museum art exhibit continues
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:19 PM

PAULDING – The Celebration of Arts and Artists exhibit continues through the end of June at the John Paulding Historical Society museum located across from the fairgrounds in Paulding.

On display are oil, acrylic, or watercolor paintings by fifty artists from Paulding County. Artists include nationally known Ann Dysinger and Dan Stouffer. Others have won numerous awards and have been in art shows locally and around the nation.

 
Under construction
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:11 PM
Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress

Work is quickly progressing on a gas station/convenience store on North Williams Street in Paulding, formerly the site of Paulding-Putnam Electric. A Napoleon-based business broke ground on the project last November and started construction this spring.

 
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