August 23, 2014

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Parish festival enjoyed by all
Written by Stephanie Groves   
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:15 PM
Children and adults alike were out in full force celebrating St. Joseph Catholic Church’s 76th annual Parish Festival on Sunday afternoon. Jennings resident Jocelyn Stegner has fun making her way through the inflatable obstacle course and blasting her way down the slide. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
Van Wert County Fair royalty hopefuls announced
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Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:13 PM
Sophie Wilson

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VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Fair will soon be here and the contestants for 2014 Jr. Fair King and Queen have been announced by the Junior Fair Coronation Committee. The committee is also noting that the coronation ceremony date and time has changed this year. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Entertainment Tent.

Kettering Banjo Society plays Stadium Park
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:12 PM
The Kettering Banjo Society was the fifth offering of the Delphos Optimist Club’s Music in the Park Series. Left: Society member Don Stevison plays the spoons during a number. Jimmy Buffet fans will rejoice at the final concert of the season with the Parrots of the Caribbean. The quintet of fine, seasoned players hailing from Dayton salute the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reef Band. They are fun, exciting and entertaining for any age group. The Parrots will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Marbletown Festival sees great participation in events
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:10 PM
Participants in the annual Marbletown Festival Frog Jumping Contest blow on their frogs and pound the ground to get them moving. The event is a “fan fave” with the children, drawing more than 65 to the jump.  (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)


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MARBLETOWN — Young and old flocked to Garfield Park for the 9th annual Marbletown Festival Saturday.

It was a day of filled rosters for many events with 50 runners in the Run for the Marbles 5K, more than 65 children in the Frog Jumping Contest and nearly a dozen golf carts in the poker run.

Museum to present ‘What Ever Happened to Baby VaLaire?’
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Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:08 PM
VaLaire Rilee Orchard



LIMA — The Allen County Museum will host “What Ever Happended to Baby VaLaire?” at 2 p.m. Aug. 24.

The 1920s and 30s were the golden years of theater and vaudeville. By 1932, at the age of 6, VaLaire Rilee was already a known performer, having appeared on stages throughout the United States and Canada since she was 14 months old. Now, this 6-year-old stage star, “Baby VaLaire,” began dividing her time between a school room and her life in show business. It was the life she would know for the next 11 years.