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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:19 PM

PAULDING – Megan Simpson and Camron Monnier, both of Lexington, Ky., have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Charles and Susan Simpson of Cecil. A 2008 graduate of Paulding High School, she graduated in 2012 from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in aviation management. She is employed as an operations specialist at the Lexington Blue Grass Airport.

The prospective groom is the son of Bernard and Sue Monnier of Paulding. He is a 2006 graduate of Paulding High School and a 2010 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and management. He is employed as assistant manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Lexington Blue Grass Airport branch.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 5 p.m. Sept. 27, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Paulding.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:03 PM

PAULDING – Harold and Jackie McDougle celebrated their 25th anniversary on Aug. 27.

Harold McDougle and Jackie Heck were married on Aug. 27, 1988, at their residence by their pond.

They are the proud parents of two daughters, Cassie and Marcie. Harold also has two sons, Brandon and Jason, and two daughters, Jenny and Deanna. The couple has four grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:02 PM

ANTWERP – Brett and Sara Johanns and Troy and Amanda Koppenhofer, of Antwerp, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Koppenhofer, to Jarod Martenies, son of Vanice Martenies and the late Ray Martenies, of Antwerp.

The bride-elect, a graduate of Antwerp High School and Owens Community College, is a dental hygienist in Fort Wayne.

The prospective groom, a graduate of Antwerp High School and Bowling Green State University, works in shipping and receiving at Nemco Food in Hicksville.

The couple will marry on September 7, 2013 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:52 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. John E. Ganger celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 22.

John E. Ganger and Cheryl Ann Giesken of Paulding, were united in marriage on June 22, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding, by Father Ruess.

Parents of the bride were Aloysius and Opal (Gunderman) Giesken and parents of the groom were Lerenzie and Margaret (Chapke) Ganger, all of Paulding. Serving as bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Mary Ellen Dagger and Mary Ann Gross. The flower girl was sister of the bride, Maralyn Giesken. Groomsmen included the groom’s brother, Roland Ganger and the bride’s brother, Robert Gieske.

John retired from GM Power train in Defiance, following 38 years of service. Cheryl was a homemaker and an in-home childcare provider for 15 years.

They are the parents of three children, John Jr. (Dessie Diehm) of Antwerp, James, who died in a tragic car accident in 1987, and Teresa (Donald) Lippi of Van Wert.

The couple have seven grandchildren, John III, Nathan and Noah Ganger and Khandiss, Donnie, Brandon and Travis Lippi.

The couple celebrated the occasion Sunday, Aug. 18, at a buffet-style dinner party at the Black Swamp Bistro in Van Wert hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:51 PM

PAYNE – Mr. and Mrs. James Overmyer of Payne will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jim and Carole (Wood) Overmyer were married Sept. 7, 1963 by Pastor Marvin Biery at the Payne Church of Christ.

He is retired from International Harvester and continues to be a Harrison Township trustee; she is a retired registered nurse from Paulding County Hospital.

They have one son, Wade Allen (Holly) Overmyer of Houston, and two daughters, Dawn Elaine (Eric) Cook of Payne and Krista Lynne (Brad) Volk of Grover Hill. They also have six grandchildren: Eli and Tanner Cook, Hannah, Libby and Patrick Overmyer and Campbell Volk. One grandson is deceased.

They plan a quiet celebration with immediate family later in the fall.