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'No Kid Goes Hungry' program initiated for Paulding Schools
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 9:33 AM


Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Alfonso “Tony” Gonzales Jr. has a passion to make sure no one goes hungry, especially school children. Gonzales said it broke his heart when he heard that a child in a Utah school system had their lunch taken away because they didn’t have the money to pay for it.

He said, “This is a problem not just in Utah, but around here as well. I just kept asking myself, ‘What can we do? What can I do to help?’ I want to help make sure that each child eats lunch and ensure that trays of food are not dumped due to lack of funds or because they did not have the money.”

Burkley seeking re-election
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 7:48 AM


PAYNE – State Representative Tony Burkley has filed petitions to run for re-election in the May primary.

Burkley is currently in his first two-year term as state representative in the 82nd District, which includes the counties of Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert, and part of Auglaize.

Burkley previously served as Paulding County commissioner for 16 years.

He currently serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources, State and Local Government, and Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committees.

Burkley resides at rural Payne with his wife, Nancy.


Lady Archers fall to Crestview
Monday, February 03, 2014 11:23 AM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Sportswriter

ANTWERP – It was the tale of two teams going in opposite directions: one with one loss and one with one victory. For the once-beaten Crestview Lady Knights, their winning streak was never in jeopardy when they traveled to Antwerp last Tuesday evening.

Lady Raiders post GMC win
Monday, February 03, 2014 11:13 AM

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER • Progress Sportswriter

HAVILAND – The Wayne Trace Lady Raiders recorded a key Green Meadows Conference win over Tinora on Thursday as the Raiders pulled away late for the 45-36 victory.

Spelling Bee champion
Friday, January 31, 2014 10:02 AM
Marcus Miller, 2014 Paulding County Spelling Bee champion. Bill Sherry/Paulding County Progress

Marcus Miller, an 8th grade student at Paulding Middle School, and son of Brian & Misty Miller, is the 2014 Paulding County Journal Gazette Spelling Bee champion. On Thursday, Marcus correctly spelled the word "potash" in the 16th round of words to claim the championship.  Marcus will be representing Paulding County in the 2014 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Area Spelling Bee in Fort Wayne on March 8.

Sports Roundup Jan. 31
Friday, January 31, 2014 9:24 AM


Sports Roundup Jan. 31

Boys Basketball –

Antwerp 63 Fairview 44

Paulding 43 Delphos Jefferson 40

Wayne Trace 67 Tinora 64 in OT



Saturday schedule:


Girls Basketball: Paulding at Continental; Wayne Trace at Miller City

Boys Basketball: Antwerp hosts Montpelier; Wayne Trace hosts Kalida (PN)

Wrestling: Antwerp and Wayne Trace at GMC Tourney at Fairview; Paulding at NWC Tourney at Allen East