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One Year Ago

Another historic building in Paulding is slated to hit the ground as county commissioners have taken steps toward demolishing the old jail building on South Williams Street. The jail was built in 1876 and operated continuously until a new facility opened in 2007. Plans call for it to be demolished as soon as mid-January using county engineer department employees.


25 Years Ago – 1989

LaVera Hanf hosted the Changing Times League Christmas party recently in her home. Co-hosting were Gwen Rohrbacher and Millie Spitnale. The meeting was presided over by president June Korte with devotions given by Gert Fischer. Win, lose or draw was played. Marilyn Lause, Fischer, June Korte, Marie Swick and Sylvilla Odenweller were winners and were given Christmas ornaments.

With the retirement of two of its cooperative extension agents in agriculture it could be that rural residents of Van Wert and Putnam counties will lose many years of invaluable experience that may never be replaced. Long-time agricultural agents of the Ohio Cooperative Extension Service Donald Kimmet of Putnam County and George Roop of Van Wert County retired Dec. 31.

St. John’s gymnasts will ring in the new year with their first meet Jan. 3 at Shawnee. The gymnastics team includes Sue Hempfling, Ami Anderson, Erin Kesler, Julie Hanser, Marcy Vonderwell, Cindy Alder, Nikki Wellman, Nykky Sanchez, Trish Sterling, Katie Hanser, Amie Feathers, Marianne Brinkman, Bonnie Langhals, assistant coach Teresa Burnett and Coach Sue Miller.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Officers for the ladies branch, No. 868, Catholic Knights of America were installed during the branch’s annual Christmas party held this past week at the K of C club rooms on Elida Avenue. The social part of the evening was spent playing cards. Prizes went to the following: high, Marcile Grothaus; low, Viola Grothause; and door award, Mary K. Williams.

At the December meeting of the Putnam County Commanders American Legion, plans were made for the fourth annual county-wide banquet for all past commanders and past auxiliary presidents of the eight posts in the county. The banquet will be held Feb. 1 at Fort Jennings. Music for the round and square dancing, which will follow the banquet, will be furnished by Urban Becker and his Montanna Ramblers.

Pope Paul VI devoted himself Friday to preparations for his journey to the Holy Land Saturday. The pontiff will be making history in many ways on his pilgrimage. He will be the first Pope to visit the Holy Land and the first to fly. He will be the first to leave Italy since 1812.


75 Years Ago – 1939

F. H. King, Phar. D., dean of retail druggists in Ohio, was confirmed by unanimous vote Saturday by the special session of the Ohio Senate as a member of the Ohio State Board for his 10th consecutive term. He began his business career with the firm of Evans and Evans in this city on Jan. 31, 1883. On April 1, 1887, King and Arnold B. King associated themselves under the name King Bros and were in business together for many years. Then F. H. King and Thomas A. Williams formed a business and were together for eight years under the name of King and Williams.

The New Year’s card party and dance held in the K. of C. rooms Monday evening for the Knights of Columbus and their ladies was well attended. The following received awards in the card games: in five-hundred, Mrs. James McNamara and Hubert Ricker, high; Mrs. Harold Remlinger and Michael Evans, second; and in pinochle, Mrs. Aloysius Kimmett and A. J. Sever, high; and Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Gengler, second.

The Bow Bridgettes and their escorts enjoyed a formal dinner dance New Year’s night at the Berglioff in Fort Wayne. In the party were the following: Rita Stallkamp, Alice Lindemann, Dorothy Weger, Patricia Heyser, Alma Gerdemann, Mary Walterick, Eva Yochum, Elmer Scherger, Jerome Schmit, Louis Simmons, Ronald Patton, Paul Gladen, Paul Kaskel and Arthur Grone.


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