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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:54 PM

PAYNE – Donald and Marlene Kipfer, of Payne, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Lee, to Timothy Everett Heck, the son of Daniel and Debra Heck, of Payne.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, with an associate’s degree in business administration. She is currently employed at JAT Trucking in Fort Wayne as a dispatcher.

Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Bethel S.T.A.R. Christian Academy and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is enrolled in Bowling Green’s masters of business administration program. He is currently employed at Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay, as an advanced IT systems integrator.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne.

Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Findlay.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:53 PM


Gene and Nova Scarbrough will celebrate 70 years of marriage on November 21, 2013.


Gene and Nova have three daughters, Debra (Chuck) Dunham, of Haviland, Ohio; Melanie (John) Dotson, who passed away in 2002, of Zephryhills, Florida; and Algene (Wayne) Westgate, of Marion, Indiana.


They have 11 grandchildren, Ryan (Jodi) Dunham, Kim (James) Harness, Jason (Sheila) Dunham, Melissa (Ben) Moore, Patric (Jody) Dunham, Stephen (Rachel) Yurcaba, Rachel Dotson and Lauren Dotson, Adam (Jamie) Westgate, Lesleigh (Brent) Moore, Gena (Ryan) Smith. The couple also has 31 greatgrandchildren.


They request the honor of your presence for their family celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Grover Hill Elementary School. No gifts please...just your smiling face!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:52 PM

ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rhoad will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26.

Francis Rhoad and Linda (Hoste) Huss were married Sept. 26, 1988, in Covington, Ky. by Circuit Court Judge James Gilliece.

Fran is retired from Weatherhead and Linda is an Avon representative.

Fran has two sons, Dan (Yvonne) Rhoad of Antwerp and Darin Rhoad of Paulding; and a stepson, John Phillips of Antwerp.

Linda has a daughter, Angie Kaufman and a son, John Huss, both of Antwerp.

The couple will celebrate the occasion with a get together at a later date with family and friends.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:51 PM


GROVER HILL – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Bidlack of Grover Hill will be celebrating 70 years of marriage.

Robert Paul Bidlack and Shirley Ann Thrasher were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 1943, in Covington, Ky.

Paul is a retired farmer and also is retired from B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn.

Shirley is a homemaker and was a talented seamstress. She has enjoyed giving handmade gifts to friends and family during her lifetime.

They have been blessed with six children. They are Connie (Tom) Baldwin of New Haven, Dennis (Cheryl) Bidlack of Van Wert, Paulette (Richard) Stemen of Payne, Patricia Bidlack of Van Wert, Rudy (Ellen) Bidlack of Scott and Jeffrey (Jenni) Bidlack of Grover Hill.

They have 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate the occasion with an open house to be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School gym.

A card shower will be held and the couple request no gifts.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:20 PM

BRYAN — Kylie Lyn Patten and Nathan Paul Fenter, both of Hicksville, have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Jane Patten of Bryan. She is a graduate of Bryan High School and Northwest State Community College. She is employed in the admissions office at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center in Bryan.

Her fiancé is the son of Richard and Kathy Fenter of Payne. He is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School and Vantage Career Center and is employed by Spec-Temp in Antwerp.

The couple will exchange wedding vows in a private ceremony on Sept. 28, 2013 at the Opdyke Park in Bryan.