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Should the county emergency management agency office duties be a separate office?
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:53 PM

ST. HENRY – Katie Weis and Ben Eddy have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Nancy and Randy Kramer of Burkettsville and Tom and Angie Weis of Celina. She is a 2005 graduate of St. Henry High School and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. She is employed by the Auditor of the State of Ohio.

Her fiancé is the son of Mark and Karen Eddy of Grover Hill. He is a 2003 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He is currently employed by STAR Financial Bank in Fort Wayne.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 9, 2013 at the St. Henry Catholic Church. The custom of open church will be honored.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gunderman
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:46 PM


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gunderman are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Staci Marie Gunderman, to Dylan Robert Haney, son of Jeff Haney and the late Debra Combs Haney.

Staci and Dylan committed their lives to each other in a private ceremony performed by Pastor Terry Martin on Jan. 26, 2013 at the Harvest Field Church of God.

A reception celebrating their union will be held in late April at the Paulding County Extension Center.

The bride is employed by Mercy Defiance Hospital and the groom is employed by General Motors.

The couple resides in Paulding.


Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:40 PM


ANTWERP – Mr. and Mrs. Paul Culler will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 11.

Paul Culler and Mary Schilb were united in marriage on Feb. 11, 1953 in the Antwerp United Methodist Church by the Rev. J.E. Turner.

The couple enjoyed raising their children on their farm north of Antwerp. Paul supported his family by working in construction and in farming. Mary was his girl Friday in the construction business and later was employed in the marketing department at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mary shared her musical talents and her Christian faith by directing the children’s choirs and playing the organ for church and weddings.

The couple have five children, Mike (Jonne) Culler, Susan (Anthony) Marlin, Diane (Ron) Conner, Ruth Knapp and Julie (Todd) Harmon.

The have 11 grandchildren and are expecting their 10th great-grandchild.

They are enjoying their retirement and love to have family and friends come to visit.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013 7:11 PM

ANTWERP – Todd and Angela Wilhelm (Dempsey) of Antwerp and Tonya Stetz (Engel) of Fort Wayne have announced the engagement of their children, Desare Wilhelm and Mitchell Long.

The bride-elect attended Paulding High School and the Institution of Therapeutic Massage in Ottawa. She is employed as a licensed massage therapist at WillPower Fitness in Hicksville.

Her fiancé attended Newark School and the Professional Skills Institute of Toledo where he studied to become a physical therapist assistant. He is employed at Parkview Nursing Center in Edgerton, Ohio.

The couple is planning a May 18, 2013 in Ash Cove, Hocking Hills.

They will reside in Defiance.


ANTWERP – Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zielke will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25.

Wayne Zielke and Mary Jane Gilbert were married on Dec. 25, 1952, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Briceton.

The couple enjoyed raising their family on a farm just north of Forder’s Bridge. Wayne also worked as a commercial welder at Challenge Cook Brothers in Bryan. Mary Jane retired from Antwerp Exchange Bank and prior to that was employed by Antwerp Local Schools.

Over the years, the couple loved spending time camping at Silver Lake, Ind, taking trips to Florida in the winter and spending time with their family.

They are the parents of two sons, Jerry (Sue) and John (Darlene) Zielke, both of Antwerp; a daughter, Nancy (Del) McClain of Monroeville, Ind. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate their anniversary with a Christmas family celebration hosted by their children and families.