Nov. 12, 1986

Kiwanis of Paulding presents an Award of Honor to Jim Marcom, son of Earl and Bernice Marcom of Rt. 3, Paulding, for his heroic efforts when he saved his mother from drowning in a boating accident in Canada.

Paulding Chamber of Commerce elects Stan Searing as president. First and second vice-presidents are Randy Swary and Mike Arend. Elected board members are Nancy Coughlin, Brian Miller, Sue Crossland, Bob Fessel, Dan Nutter and Bill Doan.

Wayne Trace School Board considers a citizen’s suggestion to organize a high school girls’ softball team.

Winners in the youth division of the corn-husking contest at the John Paulding Historical Society were first place - Warren Schlatter; second place - David Schaefer; third place - Carrie Pier.

Paulding PTO purchases a photocopier for the elementary building.

Successful longbow hunters in Paulding County this week are: William Boylan, Antwerp, doe; Jack Wiswell, Paulding, doe; David Wells, Paulding, doe; and Rolland Deming, Defiance, buck.

Mark Spangler, Oakwood, has been nominated to receive the American Farmer degree, the highest degree presented by the National FFA Organization.

The Frontier Auction Barn, located at 114 Merrin Street in Payne, has an auction every Saturday night. Auctioneers are Albert Pratt, Jr. and Ray Pratt.

From the classifieds: For sale - Gold and green shag carpet, 10’x12’, $10; green Norge washer and dryer, runs good but noisy, $25/set. Contact Buzz Carnahan.

Nov. 13, 1996

An auction fund-raiser is held to aid the family of Josh Cass, an Oakwood sixth-grader diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Josh’s parents are Bob and Judy Cass.

The Paulding County Economic Development Board honors 12 county businesses at the first annual awards program.

The Val store in Paulding is having a going-out-of-business sale with 10-40 percent off everything in the store.

Paulding Boy Scout Troop 315 will be placing bags on doors in Paulding on Nov. 16 for donations of non-perishable food items. Pick-up of the bags will be Nov. 23 and donations will go to the Paulding Village Food Pantry.

The American Red Cross of Paulding County is currently seeking citizens who would be interested in becoming certified instructors for various classes, including Adult and Infant/Child CPR; Community First Aid and Safety; Standard First Aid; Babysitting and others.

Paulding Area Visiting Nurses Auxiliary will conduct its annual Christmas Walk on Sat. Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Payne.

From the classifieds: Wanted to buy - Levi jeans, jackets and corduroy pants. Also 1960-’70s all color denim bell bottom pants, polyester shirts, shoes and accessories. Call Fran.

A one-way designation on Shaffer Rd. and a delay on a water tower painting project top discussion at Antwerp Village Council meeting.

Nov. 15, 2006

The Festival of Trees begins Nov. 17 at John Paulding Historical Society.

Six sexual abuse charges are heard by Paulding County Grand Jury.

The Jacob-Eaton Children’s Home gets spruced up on the inside. Corey Walker, director of Job & Family Services said, “The last of our six children moved out in September. We had no one needing a home at that time, so we took this opportunity to paint, clean and redecorate the home.”

Sheriff Dave Harrow says the jail levy, which was defeated, will appear again in next November’s election.

Wayne Trace senior Michelle Hill turns 18 on election day and says the best birthday gift ever was a voting sticker.

Dave and Dianne (Heller) Stouffer celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19 with a family dinner.

After 20 years, Rita Howell, R.N., is retiring from Paulding County Hospital. She worked in the medical-surgical patient care department and is certified in emergency nursing.

County farmers reap above-average harvest in spite of the rainy weather.

The Melrose Game Club is having a Coon Hunt on Nov. 17. Hunt time is from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m.; two-man, two-dog teams, $30/team with a 50-percent payback for the most coons killed and 30-percent payback for the biggest coon. Hunters keep their coons!

The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce would appreciate your help in decorating the pine tree between the Antwerp Insurance Agency and the Dance Dolls Studio. Please donate lights and outside decorations to the Chamber. Help to decorate the tree would also be appreciated.