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Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:25 PM

PAULDING — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kepler will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5.

Richard Kepler and Sharon Kadesh exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 5, 1963, at the First Christian Church in Paulding, with Rev. Hal Zug officiating.

They are the parents of  a daughter, Sharolee (Jeffrey) Huet of Merritt Island, Fla. and a son, Brian (Sandra) Kepler of Deerborn, Mich.

The couple also has two grandchildren, Nathan and Shelby Huet, also of Merritt Island, Fla.

A Hawaiian themed party was held at the couple’s home this summer.

The Kepler’s are celebrating this special occasion with a 15 day tour of the 50th state, the Hawaiian Islands.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:24 PM

PAYNE – Mr. and Mrs. John Tinlin of Payne, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

John H. and Susan Tinlin were married Sept. 29, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Haviland by the Rev. Grayson Atha.

They are the parents of three children, Lisa (Ron) Mandel of Le Mesa, Calif., Mark of Payne and Amy (Steve) Coyne of Defiance.

The couple also have three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

To celebrate the event, the couple just returned from a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Niagara Falls.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:54 PM

PAYNE – Donald and Marlene Kipfer, of Payne, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Lee, to Timothy Everett Heck, the son of Daniel and Debra Heck, of Payne.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, with an associate’s degree in business administration. She is currently employed at JAT Trucking in Fort Wayne as a dispatcher.

Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Bethel S.T.A.R. Christian Academy and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is enrolled in Bowling Green’s masters of business administration program. He is currently employed at Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay, as an advanced IT systems integrator.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne.

Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Findlay.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:53 PM


Gene and Nova Scarbrough will celebrate 70 years of marriage on November 21, 2013.


Gene and Nova have three daughters, Debra (Chuck) Dunham, of Haviland, Ohio; Melanie (John) Dotson, who passed away in 2002, of Zephryhills, Florida; and Algene (Wayne) Westgate, of Marion, Indiana.


They have 11 grandchildren, Ryan (Jodi) Dunham, Kim (James) Harness, Jason (Sheila) Dunham, Melissa (Ben) Moore, Patric (Jody) Dunham, Stephen (Rachel) Yurcaba, Rachel Dotson and Lauren Dotson, Adam (Jamie) Westgate, Lesleigh (Brent) Moore, Gena (Ryan) Smith. The couple also has 31 greatgrandchildren.


They request the honor of your presence for their family celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Grover Hill Elementary School. No gifts please...just your smiling face!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:52 PM

ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rhoad will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26.

Francis Rhoad and Linda (Hoste) Huss were married Sept. 26, 1988, in Covington, Ky. by Circuit Court Judge James Gilliece.

Fran is retired from Weatherhead and Linda is an Avon representative.

Fran has two sons, Dan (Yvonne) Rhoad of Antwerp and Darin Rhoad of Paulding; and a stepson, John Phillips of Antwerp.

Linda has a daughter, Angie Kaufman and a son, John Huss, both of Antwerp.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a get together at a later date with family and friends.