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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:48 AM

PAULDING – Terry and Linda Neer of Paulding are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

They were married Jan. 31, 1964 in the First Baptist Church in Van Wert.

They have four children, Greg (Becky) Neer, Deb Bailey, Pam (Chris) Rosswurm and Tim (Tina) Neer. They also have 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Terry retired from BF Goodrich in 2001 and Linda retired from Sky Bank (Huntington) in 2004. Since retirement, they have enjoyed traveling around the country and last month they celebrated their anniversary in Nassau, Bahamas.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Straley
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:04 AM

Lisa Christine Burger and Chester McKinnon Straley were married at 2:00 p.m. on October 26, 2013 in Perrysburg, Ohio at Saint Rose Catholic Church by Monsignor Marvin Borger.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Catherine) Burger of Bowling Green, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. William (Shirley) Straley of Van Wert, Ohio.

Chosen as Matron of Honor was Emily Carpenter; Bridesmaids were Sarah Burger and Karen Keller.

The Best Man was Warren Straley while Groomsmen were Steven Burger, Tyler Stork and Ryan Mapes.

The flower girl was Avery Carpenter; Readers were Steven May and Christine May, the bride's godparents and aunt and uncle.

A reception was held at the Sylvania Country Club followed by a honeymoon in Jamaica.

The bride is employed at Paulding Elementary School; the groom is employed at Straley Realty & Auctioneers, Inc. in Van Wert. The couple reside in Van Wert, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wehrkamp
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:56 AM

PAULDING – Laura Ashley Arend and Michael Aaron Wehrkamp exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 6, at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Paulding with the Very Reverend G. Allan Fillman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Donald and Susan Arend and the groom is the son of Terry and Nancy Wehrkamp, all of Paulding.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Presenting the music were vocalists, Cassie Jo Arend, Joanna Arend, Nick Arend, Carol Cowell, Fritz Koch, Rosann Laker, Randy Robinett, Michelle Stoller and Greg White. The organist was Diane Goyings, pianist, Janet Miller, flutist was Dawn Sloan, oboist, Linda Sycks and trumpeter was Eric Durre.

The bride wore a white, rich satin ball gown by Allure featuring a strapless bodice, flattering ruching, and a sweetheart neckline. Swarovski crystals encrusted the entire bodice.

The gown had a cathedral-length train, complimented by the bride’s cathedral-length veil, with the edging lined with Swarovski crystals. The bride wore a princess tiara also adorned by Swarovski crystals.

She carried a large handheld clutch bouquet of an array of spring mixed floral. Stargazer lilies were nestled into creamy white hydrangea blooms, while white oceana and fuchsia roses were placed throughout the bouquet. A hint of delicate button green chrysanthemum flowers was added as well. The bridal clutch stems were wrapped with a white French satin ribbon, and a crystal rosary was entwined within the satin ribbon.

Serving as matron of honor was sister of the bride, Darcy Stoller of Paulding.

Bridesmaids included: cousin of the bride, Jennifer Arend, of Elida, friends of the bride, Megan Crawford, of Paulding, Ariana Handy, Hicksville, Stacy Mangette, Pickerington, sisters of the the groom, Connie Wehrkamp of Columbus and Laurel Wehrkamp, of Paulding.

The flower girl was friend of the bride, Brynlee Mangette, of Pickerington, Ohio.

Serving as ring bearer was nephew and godson of the bride, Luke Stoller of Paulding.

Performing the duties of best man was friend of the groom and brother-in-law of the bride, Alex Stoller, of Paulding.

Groomsmen included: friends of the groom, Joe Faykosh, Bowling Green, Ohio, Matthew Hochstetler, Wooster and Alan Miller, of Paulding. Ushers were friends of the groom, Marty Crossland, of Defiance and Darin Van Vlerah of Indianapolis.

A reception for approximately 375 guests was held at the Defiance Knights of Columbus Hall.

The couple honeymooned in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Paulding High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Parkview Physicians Group, Fort Wayne.

The groom is a 2002 graduate of Paulding High School. He is also a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University, with a bachelor of arts in political science; and a 2009 graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law. He is a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Vernon L. Preston of the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals, in Lima.

The couple will reside in Paulding.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 1:31 PM

ANTWERP – John and Julie Taylor of Antwerp are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Katlyn Marie, to Brandon Anthony Scharr, son of Bernie Scharr of Antwerp and Lisa Scharr of Woodburn.

The bride-elect graduated from Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne, with a degree in early childhood education. She is employed as a first grade teacher at Antwerp Elementary.

Her fiancé received an accounting degree from Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He is employed as an accountant at Brooks Construction in Fort Wayne.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2013 at Woodburn Missionary Church in Woodburn.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:09 AM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snodgrass celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29. Robert Snodgrass and Joyce Canter were married Oct. 29, 1988, in Paulding, by Mayor Vera Miles. The couple have five children, Tracy Snodgrass Robinson, Gary Snodgrass, Christina Caryer Cruz, Bryan Caryer and Tammy Caryer Stephens. They also have 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They will celebrate the occasion with a trip to a lake cottage in LaPorte, Ind. in the spring.