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Summer food program menu PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 07, 2014 3:35 PM


NOCAC Summer Food Service Program for children served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at LaFountain Park in Paulding:

Tuesday, July 8 - Friday, July 11

TUESDAY – Ham and scalloped potatoes, cornbread, fresh fruit, 1% milk.

WEDNESDAY – Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, fruit cocktail, slice of bread, 1% milk.

THURSDAY – Barbecue beef on bun, coleslaw, cinnamon apples, chips, 1% milk.

FRIDAY – Hot turkey sandwich on bread, parsley potatoes, pineapple, 1% milk.


Fourth of July holiday celebrated since 1777 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:39 AM

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday since 1941. Though that may seem like a long time for the country to wait to celebrate the independence it declared in 1776, the tradition of the Fourth of July, often referred to as Independence Day, dates back to the dawn of the American Revolution and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Since then, July 4th has been recognized as the dawn of American independence, and celebrations that included fireworks and parades can be traced back to the 18th century.

On July 4, 1777, the city of Philadelphia, which would become the first capital of the United States of America, held the first annual commemoration of American independence, and exactly one year later George Washington ordered that all of his soldiers be offered double rations of rum to commemorate the anniversary.

In 1781, Massachusetts was the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday, and the day was actually declared a federal holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1870.

However, that declaration did not grant a paid holiday to federal employees. That benefit came in 1941, which is why that year is now recognized as the first year when the Fourth of July officially became a federal holiday.

Calendar for July PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 1:41 PM

July 3 – Fireworks in Defiance at dusk, Pontiac Park, Kingsbury Park or the Fort Grounds in Defiance.

July 3-4 – Delphos Kiwanis July 4th Celebration, Stadium Park, Delphos

July 3-6 – Old Fashioned Farmers Days, Van Wert County Fairgrounds Van Wert; visit


July 4 – Annual Firecracker Century Bike Tour, Jubilee Park in Van Wert, 7:30 a.m.; visit

July 4 – Fountain Park Concert Series 7 p.m., Fountain Park downtown Van Wert, Lima Symphony Pops Orchestra

July 9-13 – Paulding County 4-H Camp

July 9 – Paulding County Hospital Foundation’s Dr. Mark Teets Memorial Golf Tournament at Auglaize Golf Club, contact 419-399-1138.

July 11 – Summer Concert Series, “Red White and The Blues” at 7 p.m. at Herb Monroe Community Park in Paulding

July 12 – Big Boys Toys Car Show at 3-8 p.m. in Antwerp, call 419-258-2727 for information

July 23-Aug. 3 – Ohio State Fair, Columbus,

July 24 – The Paulding County Township Association’s fish and chicken fry, 5-7 p.m., at the county extension building

July 25-27 – Grover Hill Summer Fest at Welcome Park

July 26 – Payne Relief 5K; for information, visit the Payne Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page or email

County's crops are in the 'sweet spot'
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 9:22 PM


Feature Writer

PAULDING – Paulding County OSU Extension Agent Sarah Noggle said recently that in spite of some heavy rains and storms last week, the local county is still the “sweet spot of Northwest Ohio” for countywide consistency and crop conditions.

While noting that most farmers would probably prefer a drying period with sunshine and heat, Noggle said that most crops in the county are looking good and that in many cases, beans benefited from the rain.

Dog kennel distributes reading incentives
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 9:22 PM

PAULDING – The Paulding County Dog Kennel is distributing “Paws to Read” incentives to the first 10 people who adopt dogs from the kennel beginning June 30.

The incentives are part of the Paulding County Carnegie Library “Paws to Read” adult summer reading program and include a bandana for the dog, a flying disk, book bag and informative brochures about disaster preparedness for your dogs. It also includes a list of books on dog care available in the library collection.

Legislative reps view PPEC's new technologies
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 9:16 PM

PAULDING – Representatives from Gov. Kasich’s office and Congressman Bob Latta’s office visited Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) in Paulding last week to hear more about the co-op’s renewable energy units.

On Wednesday, June 25, Chase Eikenbary, regional liaison for the governor, and Ryan Mack, district representative for Latta, viewed the co-op’s onsite wind and solar energy units. They were joined by county economic developer Jerry Zielke.

George Carter, PPEC’s general manager and CEO, said the wind and solar units have been at the facility for three years. Co-op members have been very interested in the units, he said. Current data on the wind turbine and solar panels can be found on their website’s home page at