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The Village Reporter - March 15th, 2017

The Village Reporter - March 15th, 2017





THIS WEEK IN Williams County Honors Those Cupcake Perfect: A Sweet
With Developmental Disabilities Success For Two Wauseon
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MONTH ... The Williams Board of County Com- Middle School Girls
vILLAGE reporter missioners designated March 2017 as Developmental Disabilities Month. The board
posed for a photo. From left, Robin Kurtz, a board of DD member; Deb Guilford, a PHOTO PROVIDED
Fulton County Sheriff supervisor for the Board of DD; Commissioner Lewis Hilkert; Commissioner Brian
Promotes Lyons Man Davis; Christina Perez of Montpelier; Jerry Spencer of Pioneer; Commissioner Terry CUPCAKE PERFECT ... Bakers Ezra Dixon and Macy
Rummel and Ashley Hendress of West Unity. Gerig display some of the cupcakes that they bake.
To Rank Of Major
•••• By: Tammy Allison
WEDCO Welcomes Macy Gerig and Ezra Dixon, twelve year old sixth
Montpelier Native Jon Husted grade students at Wauseon Middle School, have taken
the love of the popular Food Network show Cupcake
As Lunch Guest Wars to the next level. Ezra, who loves to bake and
•••• watch her favorite show, shared with her friend Macy
during fall soccer season, “Someday, I’m going to start
Fulton County Villages, my own cupcake business.”
Townships Work Macy gave it some thought and asked her friend a
short while later, “Why don’t we do it now?”
Towards Cooperation The plotting and planning began. The girls brain-
•••• stormed for just the right name. Whenever they
thought of a possibility, they would search the internet
Fayette Bus Driver to make sure the name wasn’t taken. Macy shares that
Receives Bus Driver Ezra, thinking aloud said, “Picture Perfect. What about
Of The Year Award Cupcake Perfect?” They checked, and the name didn’t
belong to any bakery on the internet. Cupcake Perfect
•••• was deemed perfect.
HIlltop High School On October 28, 2016, the girls received their first
Drama Club Stages order. Since that first order, the girls have baked over
"9 to 5 - The Musical" 800 cupcakes for over 60 orders. Their cupcakes and
frosting are all homemade using the finest quality in-
•••• gredients. The girls research recipes on the internet
Montpelier High School and then tweak them to tailor design the creations for
Presentation of "Seussical' their liking. They offer classic vanilla and chocolate
Covers All The Bases flavors with specialty flavors Oreo fudge, apple cinna-
mon, S’mores, and peanut butter.
father Morvin, who owns the computer repair store A
“THE HOMETOWN” Gig Above in Wauseon, has been the technology mas-
termind behind Cupcake Perfect. He created the web-
Attending the presentation were The girls are learning many life lessons in business,
Archbold Makes A Comeback In Fourth Quarter To Win Against Elmwood new By: James Pruitt financial, and legal principles and time management
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Robin Kurtz, a board of DD member; as well as baking skills through their entrepreneurial
new PHOTO BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF Deb Guilford, a supervisor for the journey. Both girls assisted with the start-up costs of
ANOTHER ONE ... Archbold Sophomore Rigo Ramos March 2017 has been designated Board of DD; Christina Perez of Mont- their business.
Exclusively at chalks another one up for the Bluestreaks to assist his Developmental Disabilities Month by pelier, Jerry Spencer of Pioneer and For frosting lessons, the girls spent some time with
team to a 65-56 win over ElEmxwclouosidv.ely at the Williams Board of County Commis- Ashley Hendress of West Unity. Toni Britton-Harmon, owner of The Upper Crust in
sioners. Wauseon.
superior coverage in half the time In other news, the commissioners Ezra laughs and shares, “I learned to not touch the
The commissioners hosted a contin- got a 4th quarter update on health, oven rack with bare hands!”
ACE HARDWARE gent from the Williams County Board dental and vision claims from Melissa In terms of the legal aspects of the business, Macy
of DD at its meeting March 6. The com- Bodey, of CEBCO, the insurance com- explains that Cupcake Perfect operates as a cottage
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. missioners approved a proclamation pany for the county. business meaning it is a homebased business where
WAUSEON, OH 43567 and posed for photos. everything is made out of a kitchen. To comply with
The county’s loss ratio is 122.3, far state regulations, all the ingredients must be listed on
(419) 335-1717 The proclamation encourages resi- above the CEBCO rate’s of 95 percent. their products as well as food allergy information.
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm dents to support people with devel- The target range is 85-88 percent, she Macy shares that her mom Jessica Gerig is “food
opmental disabilities including em- said. crazy” and has taught them the value of using quality
superior coverage in half the time ployment, housing, education and ingredients. Jessica also shares that the girls learned a
recreational opportunities. The docu- Five large claims totaling $1.2 mil- lesson early on in profit margins in the decision to buy
33_115288_0811 ments salutes people with disabilities lion is affecting the loss ratio for the bulk for some of their paper products.
and encourages people to get know county. This won’t affect the rated ... For both parents and girls, balance is important.
their neighbors who have developmen- Besides school and baking, both girls are in soccer and
Heart For Home Compassion Care
Holds Ribbon Cutting In Montpelier


OPEN FOR BUSINESS ... A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, March 10 for Heart at Home Compassion Care,
LLC located at 131 West Main Street, suite B in downtown Montpelier. They offer short and long term compas-
sion care for cleaning, cooking, shopping, bathing, medication reminders and other assistance for your loved
ones. You can reach owner Devin Payne or co-owner Kayla Stoy at 419-551-3178. Shown at the ribbon cutting
are: Kim Morrel, of Pear Tree enterprises, owner of the building; Sue Gearhart, executive director, Montpe-
lier Chamber of Commerce; Steve Yagelski, Montpelier mayor; Nancy Johnson, Cancer Assistance of Williams
County; Frank DeWitt, Trackside Services; Tricia Nye, sister of Kayla Stoy, owner; Renee Nye, representing
Miller's New Market, mother of Kayla Stoy; Alex Munger, who will join Heart at Home Compassion Care in July;
Cassidy Chamberlain, daughter of Kayla Stoy; Jaelynn Pollock, daughter of Kayla Stoy; Steve Funk, father of
Devin Payne, owner; Devin Payne, owner; Jason Payne, husband of Devin Payne; Angel Funk, mother of Devin
Payne; Merik Funk, brother of Devin Payne; Rebecca Hillier, sister of Devin Payne, and Kevin Motter, chamber
of commerce.

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Phil Hagelberger • Bob Stanton • Brad Ford • Greyson Spangler • Chip Wood


Light Agenda For Archbold Village Delta Council Continues Talks
Council’s March 6th Meeting Of Fire District, Other Projects


ORDINANCE UPDATES ... Archbold Village Council Members listen intently as Vil-
lage Administrator Donna Dettling updates them on the ordinance proposing the
sale of notes prior to their vote on the matter.

By: Kent Hutchison Council: PHOTO BY CORY JOHNSON, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER a. Income Tax Receipts for February
NEW OFFICER ... Shawn Wymer was sworn in by Mayor Dan Miller to serve as a
The Archbold Village Council met in 2017 – These were down 22% from last Police Officer with the Delta Police Department, with Chief Nathan Hartsock look-
regular session on Monday, March 6, year at this time. However, Ms. Dettling ing on.
2017. The group approved the following said she did not feel this was anything to
items presented by Mayor Jeff Fryman: worry about at this time as February was By: Cory Johnson $300,000 shortfall in funding for the
a short month and she anticipates more THE VILLAGE REPORTER Wilson Street Bridge project. After meet-
• The minutes of the February 20, people paying in March. ing with the Maumee Valley Planning
2017, meeting with no questions. The Delta Village Council continued Organization, Peebles is confident the
b. Street Department Labor & Equip- discussion of a proposed fire district at village could be awarded additional
• Bills and Payroll in the amount of ment Report for February 2017 length in their February 27th meeting. funding, totaling about $198,000, from
$278,312.62 the state through another CDBG. Coun-
c. Zoning Permits for January and Feb- In the Finance Committee report, cil approved Peebles applying for the
The Council Members, Mayor Fryman, ruary 2017 – The permits indicate that Councilor Lynn Frank reported that, grant on behalf of the village.
and Village Administrator Donna Dettling new home construction has already dou- according to her calculations, a recent
entered into Executive Session at 7:02 pm bled last years. York Township finance report indicated Council also passed an ordinance,
to discuss a potential property purchase the village was due nearly $42,000 for under emergency status, lowering the
and returned at 7:24 with no action taken. d. Financial Month End 2-28-2017 fire services between 2013 and 2015. weight limit Wilson Street Bridge from
In Correspondence Items a paper Citing the vagueness of the report, 6,000 to 3,000 pounds after a recom-
Village Administrator Donna Dettling showing the Appointments and Commit- council opted to defer any action or fur- mendation from the Ohio Department of
presented the following ordinance which tees for 2017 was provided to the Council ther discussion until more information Transportation. The north bound lane
Council voted to suspend the reading Members. is sought from the township. of the bridge will remain will remain
rules and approve: Under Council comments or concerns, closed, restricting traffic to one lane.
Councilman Vaughn Bentz mentioned that Continuing discussion of a proposed
• #2017-19 – An Ordinance Providing while going through Defiance he noticed at fire district between numerous entities In other business, council approved:
for the Issuance and Sale of $800,000 of the site of their new water tower construc- in the county, Village Administrator -the third reading of an ordinance to
Notes, in Anticipation of the Issuance of tion a sign indicating that Public Works Brad Peebles suggested that council use adopt an administrative policy address-
Bonds, for the Purpose of Paying Costs funds were used for the construction. Mr. Community Development Block Grant ing the enforcement of zoning compli-
to Improve the Village’s Water System by Bentz wondered if it would be prudent to (CDBG) funding to partially pay for a ance and property nuisance matters,
Constructing an Addition or Equipping or contact someone for Defiance City to find proposed feasibility study of the district -the second reading of an ordinance
Otherwise Improving the Village’s Water out information on the program. It was de- to be conducted by the Ohio Fire Chiefs authorizing Peebles to enter into con-
Treatment Plant and Related Facilities, cided to make contact to determine if the Association. tract with Delta Lawn Ranger, LLC, for
and Declaring an Emergency. This is for program would be something that the vil- lawn maintenance services,
the Anion System and the village will pay lage would want to pursue in the future. The CDBG funds, totaling $11,250, -the first reading of an ordinance to
down $200,000 of the principal, then ad- Council adjourned at 7:29 pm. Arch- were originally allocated to council by replace a former ordinance and amend
vertise to the local banks to see what rate bold Village Council’s next regularly the county in 2014 for the purposes of the name of the company OH Exchange
is available. Dettling reminded council scheduled meeting will be Monday, March downtown revitalization. However, with Facilities, LLC, to include “a Delaware
that these are annual notes, and the goal 20, 2017, at 7 pm. The German Township the lack of interest in using the dol- Limited Liability Company” for the
is to pay the interest, and as much of the Fire Services Agreement that was dis- lars and the possibility of them being placement of a broadband communica-
principal as possible through this process. cussed at the February 20th meeting will revoked, council favored approaching tions tower on village property.
be revisited at the meeting. the Fulton County Commissioners to A public hearing held concerning an
Council was provided the minutes on reallocate the funding to be used for the application for another 5 year term to
the Police and Fire Committee meeting Kent Hutchison can be reached at $18,000 study. The commissioners pre- allow an agricultural plot west of Coun-
that was held on 11/22/16. viously rejected a request to use county ty Road FG to remain under agricultural
revolving loan funds towards the study, district status for tax related purpose
The following reports were provided to brought little discussion and approval
After previous continuous debate on from council.
Edon Bancorp Holds Annual annexation and the fire district between Shawn Wymer, a former Henry Coun-
York Township and the village, council ty Sheriff’s Department deputy, was also
Meeting For Shareholders reviewed the most recently revised Fire sworn in as an officer of the Delta Police
The 2017 Annual Meeting of Share- as the directors for Edon Bancorp, Inc. Service Agreement, the third proposal Department.
holders of Edon Bancorp, Inc. was held on The same directors were appointed by the for a one-year 2018 agreement. Coun-
Tuesday morning February 28th, at the President of Edon Bancorp, Inc. as direc- cil approved Peebles in moving forward Cory Johnson may be reached at
Edon Office with 86% of the 150,000 is- tors to the wholly owned subsidiary bank, with the agreement pending review from
sued and outstanding shares represented The Edon State Bank Company, of Edon, Law Director Kevin Heban.
in person or by proxy. Ohio. Officers elected to Edon Bancorp,
Inc. and to The Edon State Bank Compa- Peebles also informed council of a
Lee Dick, President, reported on the ny, of Edon, Ohio are as follows: Lee Dick,
performance and activities of the wholly President; Estel Wyrick, Jr., Chairman of
owned subsidiary bank, The Edon State the Board; Larry W. Dewire, Vice Chair-
Bank Company, of Edon, Ohio during man of the Board; Jody L. Bidlack, Vice
2016. At year-end the bank’s assets/lia- President; Estel Wyrick, Jr., Secretary-
bilities were $62,053,000.00; total depos- Treasurer; Susan A. Long, Cashier; Jen-
its were $51,306,000.00; and net loans nifer L. Hays Internal Compliance Auditor
were $18,168,000.00. (Edon State Bank Co. only) Lucinda C. Os-
born and Jennifer L. Hays, Assistant Ca-
The shareholders of Edon Bancorp, Inc. shiers (Edon State Bank Co. only).
elected Jody L. Bidlack, Keith E. Crowl,
David J. Curry, Larry W. Dewire, Lee Dick, INFORMATION PROVIDED
David C. Newcomer and Estel Wyrick, Jr.



MARCH 17TH, 2017 - MARCH 23RD, 2017

FRIDAY, Clean Up 10 AM - 12 PM •Archbold Village Council 7 PM 6:30 PM
MARCH 17TH •West Unity Father Daughter •Bryan City Council 7 PM
•Montpelier Civic League’s Annual •Bryan School Board 7 PM WEDNESDAY,
Casino Night - Quality Inn - 6 PM Dance 4 - 6 PM •Delta Village Council 7 PM MARCH 22ND
•Evergreen School Fair 5 PM •Montpelier Father Daughter •Fayette Village Council 6 PM
•Archbold School Board 5 PM
SATURDAY, Dance 6 - 8 PM •Edgerton Village Council 7 PM THURSDAY
• Community Sausage & Pan- SUNDAY, •Edon Village Council 7 PM •Wauseon School Board Noon
cake Breakfast - Dane Michael MARCH 19TH •Metamora Village Council 8 PM
Veterans Center - Montpelier No events submitted Meeting
•Wauseon City Council 5 PM •Williams County
7 - 11 AM MONDAY, TUESDAY, Commissioners 9 AM
•Williams County Wilderness •WMiAlliRaCmHs C20ouTnHty •Fulton County
Clean Up 2nd Annual Bible Park Commissioners 9 AM •MFuAlRtoCnHC2o1uSnTty Commissioners 9 AM
•Stryker Village Council 6 PM Commissioners 9 AM
•North Central School Board

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

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14 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Looking Back At What
We Read Years Ago


WEST UNITY ebrated their 60th wedding an- son name Melvin Dean. ited the home of Mr. and Mrs. at North Central by defeating
REPORTER niversary March 23. W. A. Whyman. Mr. Biddle will Pettisville 40-17 then taking
50 YEARS AGO leave for New Mexico and Mrs. Stryker 28-22 in the finals.
120 YEARS AGO Boys State delegates for West MARCH 1967 Biddle will remain with her
MARCH 1897 Unity are: Randy Miller, Mark parents for an indefinite time. Andy Gearhart was an over-
McGuire, and Troy Shaffer. Becky Clemens and Barbara night guest of Dale Curry on
Eggs are seven cents a doz- Wyse were placed on the honor 60 YEARS AGO Friday evening.
en, lard four cents a pound, 30 YEARS AGO roll at Defiance College. MARCH 1957
and butter ten cents. MARCH 1987 30 YEARS AGO
Dianne Depew, 12, a seventh The Edon Lions Club will MARCH 1987
The P. Weidner Co. of The West Unity United Meth- grader, became Stryker’s spell- sponsor a Talent Show. There
Kunkle took in over 1000 dozen odist Church celebrated the ing champion. Runner up was will be five prizes awarded: 1st Eleven High School stu-
eggs last week. burning of the parsonage mort- Jane Graber, and eighth grader. - $25; 2nd - $15; 3rd - $10; and dents were named to “Who’s
gage Sunday, March 15, during 4th and 5th - $5 each. Who Among American High
110 YEARS AGO the morning worship service. 20 YEARS AGO School Students”. They are:
MARCH 1907 MARCH 1997 Mrs. Weldon Bordner of Sandi Gearhart, Robby Held,
Winning Governor’s Awards Edon called on the home of Mr. Heidi Hug, Phil Mann, Leslie
The roads have been so bad at the Hilltop Science Fair held The Stryker Village Council, and Mrs. Russell Strouse to see Shiver, Jennifer Siebenaler,
lately that some of the movers Saturday were Doug Housh, Kris at their March 10th meeting, ap- the new baby. Jim Steffes, Tonya Strup, Mike
have had to use four horses for Stayer, Curt Crossgrove, Brian proved appropriations for 1997, Trausch, Rachel Ziegler, and
ordinary loads. Connolly, and Craig Bavin. Win- totaling nearly $1.6 million. This 50 YEARS AGO Tami Zigler.
ners in the field of Nature were compares with 1996 appropria- MARCH 1967
Deaths noted were: Frank Billie Denton and Dana Stewart. tions of nearly $1.5 million. Flames leapt high in the
Davidson, 55; Mrs. Ora Swish- In the field of Health, winners Marvin Beach, Harold Kai- controlled burning of the grain
er of Fowler, Colo. were Jenny Yoh and Robin Mc- A program of the life of Stryk- ser, Maynard Himes, Van storage building at Edon Farm-
Crea. er native Ralph Goll, who was DeWire, and Richard Gearhart er’s Co-op Saturday.
100 YEARS AGO best known for writing numer- attended the Bowling Tourna-
MARCH 1917 20 YEARS AGO ous Lone Ranger sagas, will be ment at Dayton Saturday and 20 YEARS AGO
MARCH 1997 presented at the Stryker Ameri- Sunday. MARCH 1997
In the county basketball can Legion on March 24.
games last week, Williams and Ryan Grimes and Brian Gary Smith and Kathy Don- Rachel Elizabeth Steffes of
Fulton each won one, Fulton by Pearsall won the Sumner Award EDON nelly, along with five other Montpelier and Burke Joseph
the largest number of points. at the Hilltop Science Fair Satur- COMMERCIAL couples from BGSU spent the Kaylor of Montpelier were unit-
Caughey Miller had the highest day, March 15th. weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ted ed in marriage in a ceremony
individual record. 70 YEARS AGO Smith and family. held December 31, 1996 at the
West Unity Police of Chief MARCH 1947 home of her parents, Barb and
Carl Baum and A.L. Barn- Paul Loomis issued a warning to 40 YEARS AGO Sam Steffes of Edon.
hart have purchased a bakery all citizens to lock the doors of Mrs. Elinore Hathaway cel- MARCH 1977
and restaurant at Payne, Ohio. their residences at all times after ebrated her 90th birthday last Tiffany Dennie, daughter
a breaking and entering in the week. The eighth grade Bomb- of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dennie,
90 YEARS AGO village. ers won the BBC tournament has been named Student of the
MARCH 1927 Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Biddle vis- Month at Four County.
By action of the county com- MARCH 2007 “A TOUCH OF LOCAL HISTORY”
missioners on Monday, Eastern
Standard Time will be officially Lewis Hilkert of West Unity WEST UNITY AREA UNION GRANGE
adopted in Williams County on has been named the new com-
Sunday, April 3. missioner of Williams County. UNION GRANGE ... On May 8, 1875, Union Grange No. 1181 was established with 14 char-
ter members. In 1876, Union Grange purchased one-half acre on the northeast corner of
Carter Kissell is home from The bridge located one half County Roads M and 21/N, northeast of West Unity. A two-story wooden frame Grange Hall
Columbus on a week’s vaca- mile west of State Route 191 on was erected on the site. In 1911, Union Grange sold its Hall to Ancient Order of Gleaners
tion having finished his course County Road C will be closed for No. 498. Union Grange reportedly disbanded in 1912. The Ancient Order of Gleaners was
at OSU. He will go to Cleveland approximately 75 days for reha- founded in 1894 in Cairo, Mich., as a fraternal insurance society for men and women 16
where he has a position. bilitation work. years or older “of good moral character, who furnish satisfactory evidence of insurability”
and who “believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, the Creator, and Preserver of the
80 YEARS AGO STRYKER Universe.” Originally the order admitted only persons actively engaged in farming, garden-
MARCH 1937 ADVANCE ing and related occupations, or small town (up to 3,000 people) residents. In May 1947, the
Bryan Democrat newspaper reported, “The Gleaner Hall northeast of West Unity, one of the
The high school building 110 YEARS AGO old landmarks of the community, was sold at auction to Olin Shadel, who will raze it and use
and the Woolen Mills were bro- MARCH 1907 the materials for a new residence. Although the hall’s exact age is unknown, older residents
ken into by thieves on Monday. said it was built over 75 years ago by Union Grange, which at one time had a large member-
The seating capacity of the ship. In 1911 it was sold to the Gleaners. Mr. Shadel made the buy on a bid of $610.” This
W. F. Keller has leased the first primary has been more vintage image showing a Borton family reunion at the Gleaners’ Hall is from the 1978 History
Ohio Oil Co. building and will than reached, there being one of Williams County published by the Williams County Historical Society--Courtesy of the
operate a garage and Pontiac more scholar than there are Williams County, Ohio, Local History Exchange.
agency. seats, which is 49. The new pu-
pils in this room are Herb Behn- 1958 NORTH CENTRAL BASEBALL
70 YEARS AGO ke, Blake Gansmiller, Harold
MARCH 1947 Chappuis, Dorothy Farr, Doro- 1958 NORTH CENTRAL BASEBALL ... Kneeling Left To Right: Nile Hane, Richard Clark, Jim
thy Boillot, Lucile Allison, and Hutchinson, Bob Wells, Estel Wyrick, Kenny Wine. Standing: Marion Gilcher, Elery Kerr, Ralph
Albert Gehres, Ted Stipe, Dorothy Rataiczad. Stout, Russ Kerr, Melvin Thompson, Stan Jones, Gary Barnhart, Bill Smith, Raymond Mullins,
Meryl Brillhart and Ralph Coach Ross, Dennis Hutchison.
Riggs attended Farmers Week 100 YEARS AGO
at Columbus. MARCH 1917

Leota Day of Edgerton be- Paul Besancon and Lena
came the bride of Richard Ni- Grisier were united in marriage
hart of Edgerton in a candle- March 7, 1917.
light ceremony, March 14.
Wyatt Ehrmin has been ap-
American Legion and Auxil- pointed rural mail carrier on
iary are sponsoring an Easter Route 2, succeeding John Keller,
Egg Hunt for all children in the who resigned in December.
community, under 10 years of
age, on Easter Sunday after- Dr. Charles Goll and the
noon. stork made professional calls at
the homes of George Murray, El-
60 YEARS AGO mer Thourot, and Lem Rosend-
MARCH 1957 aul, leaving a girl at the first and
last named homes, and a boy at
Johnny DeGroff, son of Mr. Thourots.
and Mrs. Maynard DeGroff,
underwent surgery in Toledo. 90 YEARS AGO
MARCH 1927
Mrs. Barbara Matilda Pat-
ten, 82, died at the Borton David Sinkey, who has been
Nursing Home. employed by Rupp Hardware,
here left for Bowling Green where
50 YEARS AGO he will work in a Kroger store.
MARCH 1967
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Henry Coulon celebrated his Bruot on March 20, a daughter.
90th birthday March 19.
Fred Roscoe Hartman, 45, MARCH 1937
passed away at the V.A. Hospital
in Fort Wayne. Henry Sanford was badly cut
and bruised in an auto accident
Kenneth V. Charles, 60, near Bryan.
passed away Thursday.
A.F. Erney escaped serious
Roger L. Heller, 18, of Pioneer injuries when the car in which
was killed in an auto mishap. he was riding overturned near
Bowman School.
MARCH 1977 John Shilling, 65, a former
resident of Stryker, died at his
Mr. and Mrs. George home in Vicksburg, Miss.
Browneller of West Unity cel-
MARCH 1947

Miss Joyce Parker will be
valedictorian and Miss Evelyn
Partee salutatorian of the 1947
graduating class.

Miss Dorothy Stevens of
Montpelier became the bride of
John Shaw, March 10.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Law-
rence Seingneiur on March 10, a


Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 19

Register Now For Workshops At 41st Annual Sauder Village Quilt Show

grouping of creative demonstrators all set day, May 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
in the charming setting of Historic Sauder A special “Exhibit Only” admission pass
Village. Again this year the quilt exhibit is available for the annual Quilt Show for
in Founder’s Hall will feature nearly 400 $11.00. The admission price for the Quilt
quilts on full-length display in categories Show and Historic Village is only $17.00
ranging from pieced, appliqué and mixed for adults and $12.00 for students ages
media to contemporary, art, masters, 6-16. A two-day admission pass is avail-
baby, miniatures and youth. able for $25 for adults. Again this year,
children 16 and under are free every Sun-
Make plans to attend one of the most day this season!
respected and popular quilting events in
the Midwest! Take time now to register For more information about the 41st
for classes, make group reservations for Annual Quilt Show, special workshops,
a quilt guild or church group tour, or in- or other special events planned for
vite a few friends to enjoy a fun daytrip to the 2017 season at Sauder Village call
Sauder Village. 800.590.977, visit www.saudervillage.
org or follow Sauder Village on Facebook,
The Sauder Village Quilt Show runs Twitter and Instagram.
Tuesday, May 2 through Saturday, May
6 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sun- INFORMATION PROVIDED



Archbold, OH – Recognized as one of Twist” on May 6. Ms. Kerr is also present- FULTON GET YOUR AD SEEN IN “THE VILLAGE REPORTER“! YOUR AD WILL BE VIEWED BY
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will once again be a spectacular celebra- scriptions, fees, supply list and registra- $8 FOR 1-20 WORDS, $10 FOR 20-40 WORDS; +$2 FOR EACH 20-WORD BLOCK
tion of creativity and fine craftsmanship. tion details are available online. Class siz-
Quilters are encouraged to register early es are limited, so be sure to register early.
for the many workshops and the evening In addition to signing up for a quilt
dinner lecture that have been planned workshop, quilters are also encouraged For Sale Help Wanted
during this always popular event at to register a quilt for exhibition in the
Sauder Village. 2017 show. On-line registration is also
Registrations are currently being ac- available for quilt appraisals. Quilt ap- FOR SALE - Order baby The life you change may be your own.
praisals will be done at the Quilt Show chicks now thru March 25
cepted for workshops to be held during on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 for our annual Chick Day At Genesis, our growing and diverse team of employees change
Quilt Show Week – May 2 thru 7. All and advance appraisal registration is pre- promotion. Many breeds the lives of our guests and residents each day. Keeping them vital,
workshops and the evening dinner lec- ferred. Registration for workshops, quilt available. Delivery date is active and independent serves as daily inspiration as to why they
ture will be taught by guest instructors exhibition and appraisals can be found May 4. Does an May hatch chose Genesis in the first place – to change lives, including their own.
Lenore Crawford and Mary Kerr. Sched- on the Sauder Village website at http:// not fit your schedule? We Getting people back to a healthier state is our promise and what
uled workshops presented by Lenore can pick orders anytime
Crawford include “Shredded Fabric Art events/quilt-show-2017 during the hatching season motivates us. Every day is life changing.
Quilts” on May 3, and “Creating a Flower to fit your schedule. Poultry
from a Photo” on May 4 & 5. Mary Kerr’s In addition to the workshops and quilt supplies, and fee available. Genesis HealthCare is now hiring at Bryan Center
workshops include “Stars Over Virginia” appraisals, the 41st Annual Quilt Show is Superior Farm Supply, Inc., located in Bryan, OH.
on May 4, “Saving Our Treasures” on May also made up of a new merchant’s mall, 13080 St. Rt. 107, Montpe-
5, and “Log Cabin Improv with a Vintage quilt exhibition, special exhibits, and a lier, Ohio 43543, 419-485-
8351. RNs – $3,500 sign-on bonus. FT positions.
LPNs – $3,000 sign-on bonus. STNAs – FT & PT positions.
Williams SWCD Supervisor Assumes First Vice Maintenance Assistant – FT positions.
President’s Role For Statewide Organization FOR SALE - Quality furni- WE DO NOT MANDATE! New nursing graduates welcomed.
ture factory authorized sale
lowest price of the season Weekend Incentive – Work 24 hrs & get paid for 32.
- Smith Brothers of Berne FREE STNA classes.
Indiana - Upholstered fur-
Bob Short, a Williams Soil and Wa- effort to help landowners, businesses, niture on sale now at Rupp We offer competitive compensation, medical, dental, vision benefits,
ter Conservation District (SWCD) Su- educators and more to keep conserva- Furniture CO. Archbold 401(k), vacation time, growth opportunity and more.
pervisor, assumed the role of the First tion practices and quality of life a high 419-446-2551.
Vice President for the Ohio Federation priority,” concluded Short.
of Soil and Water Conservation Dis- During the annual meeting, the
trict during the recent OFSWCD annual OFSWCD Officer slate was completed Place Your APPLY ONLINE |
meeting held in Columbus. This meet- to consist of President Harold Neuen- Classified
ing brought together nearly 600 con- schwander (Holmes), 1st Vice President Advertisement Email:
servation leaders throughout the state, Short, 2nd Vice President Matt Peart
including Supervisors and staff from (Wayne), Sec.-Treasurer Jack Hazel-
Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, agency and baker (Adams), and Past President Kris
staff from the Ohio Department of Agri- Swartz (Wood). Today! Genesis HealthCare is an EO Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
culture, the Ohio EPA, the Ohio Depart-
The OFSWCD is a non-profit organi-

ment of Natural Resources, USDA Natu- zation providing support and assistance
ral Resources Conservation Service, The to Ohio’s 88 county Soil and Water
Ohio State University, and many more. Conservation Districts. County SWCDs
This year’s event focused on the theme provide a variety of conservation related
“All-In For Conservation.” assistance and programs to landown-
“I am extremely honored and excited ers and users of Ohio’s working lands
to assume the role of First Vice Presi- -- working hard to keep soils productive
dent for the OFSWCD,” said Short. “I am and waters clean throughout the state
excited to serve our districts and to help of Ohio.
address natural resources challenges For more information on the OF-
like water quality and nutrient man- SWCD, please contact Mindy Bankey,
agement throughout the state -- in an CEO at (614)784.1900. ITW Tomco located in Bryan, OH is part of the ITW Automotive OEM segment, which
designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components,
powertrain assemblies, and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers.
Quadco Rehabilitation Center Talks ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling cus-
tomer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety,
Planning, Training & Machinery Upgrades and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities
allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem solvers for their so-
Stryker – Planning, training and ma- the new operating process. Abell add- phisticated customers.
chinery upgrades were among the topics ed that despite being 20 years old, the
discussed during Quadco Rehabilitation equipment has been very dependable ITW Tomco is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Center’s (QRC) monthly Board meet- and has required minimal repairs dur- ENGINEERING MANAGER
ing held Tuesday, February 28. Execu- ing the 20 years of continuous service.
tive Director, Bruce Abell, shared with
Board members learned QRC recent-
Board Members a few of the items that ly received donations of $278 from the
will be prioritized during the organiza- Bryan Knights of Columbus and $160
tion’s, March 28, 2017, annual plan- from the Blakeslee Knights of Colum- Seeking Candidates Who Have:
ning session. bus. Abell told the Board Members that • Demonstrated experience overseeing Manufacturing Processes and related sub
the contributions were part of the orga-
Abell said the group would be focus- nizations’ “Measure Up Campaign” and departments in an Injection Molding Operation
ing on how to continue to expand com- both were very much appreciated. • 10+ Years of experience in an Engineering role that supported production launches
munity integration for the individuals • Extensive knowledge of Injection Molding equipment and tooling
served by Quadco. Abell added, “We do Abell ended his report by sharing • Experience leading continuous improvement processes
a good job with integration now, but we with the Board Members that the or- • Ensuring compliance with IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards
want to continue to improve and offer ganization continues to meet require- • Develop and motivate talented team members
even more opportunities for the folks we ments for on-going annual training for • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related field
serve.” Other topics on the agenda for Direct Support Providers. Recent train-
the March planning session will include ing topics included: Health and Safety TOOLMAKER
business and employment, which will Alerts, Unusual Incident Reporting, and
focus on the production work provided the Abuser Registry.
as employment training for individuals In addition to discussing Community
participating in Quadco programs. Abell Club trips to the Humane Society, bowl- Qualified Candidates Must Have:
also explained the Center provides ser- ing, and dining out for lunch, Shan- • A State issued Journeyman Toolmaker Certification of Completion
vices to a growing number of individu- non Zellers, Program Manager, showed • Prior experience as a Toolmaker in an injection molding facility
als that are getting older and are not as Board Members some of the winter craft • Ability to operate lathes, mills, drill presses and work with or without blueprints.
interested in working every day. Many of activities that individuals have been • Mold and die repair and special equipment build experience a plus
these individuals would rather partici- making, including a skiing snowman
pate in alternative activities in-house, pine cone. Zellers also shared pictures
as well as in the community. The group of QRC’s Valentine’s Day Party and ITW Tomco also offers competitive benefit packages
will be working on plans to offer more Dance. Party goers enjoyed cupcakes, including Health, Dental, Life Insurance & 401k/ pension
opportunities for those individuals. punch, and a DJ dance.
The Board also heard that significant Quadco’s Northwest Employment contributions.
upgrades will be made to the organi- Services Manager, Rachel Lange, told
zation’s automated pallet assembling the Board Members that Northwest Em-
equipment located at the Northwest ployment Services is currently serving Submit resume and contact information to:
Products facility in Archbold. The ma- 38 individuals in Job Placement Ser-
chinery, which was purchased 20 years vices. Lange shared with members that
ago out of a growing need to modern- some of the employment opportunities No applications will be accepted on-site
ize the agency’s production process, recently obtained are: clerical, hotel
is in need of updates to the computer housekeeping, food service, and retail
software and hardware equipment that related. ITW Tomco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
controls the automated equipment. This The next regular meeting of the Non- Employer. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment
will require manufacturer technicians to Profit Board will be March 28, 2017, in
be on-site for three days to facilitate the the Stryker facility conference room. where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas.

equipment upgrades and train staff on INFORMATION PROVIDED


Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 25

Preventing Nutrient Loss From Farms

SPROCKET & Preventing Nutrient Loss from Farms will be pre- speaking on behalf of the St Joseph River Watershed
GEAR, INC. sented on Thursday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. with a Initiative. She will talk briefly on the Initiative’s his-
light Supper and program at The Williams Soil & tory, mission, and ongoing water quality monitoring
350 S. Airport Rd. Water Conservation District Office Meeting Room. program. Mary Jane will also explain the online da-
Montpelier, OH PREVENTING NUTRIENT LOSS FROM FARMS – DR. tabase that is available to display the water quality
JENNIFER TANK, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME data that the Initiative has collected in the St Jo-
A Family Owned Business - Founded in 1951 seph River Watershed over the past 15 years.
• Dr. Jennifer Tank and her team are studying
Smithers Insurance Agency LLC the effects of conservation practices on water qual- Farm Service Agency — Julia Ickert, Williams
Nationwide Insurance ity in streams and rivers of the Midwest. As part of County Executive Director (CED)
these efforts, she is also leading the new Indiana
1210 W. High St. 540 N. Perry St. Watershed Initiative RCPP Project recently funded • Meet the NEW Williams County Farm Service
Bryan, OH 43506 Napoleon, OH 43545 by the USDA. Agency County Executive Director, Julia Ickert.
Hear about programs and updates.
419-636-2484 419-599-1300 • The overall goal of the research conducted by
the Tank Lab is to improve the health and nutri- Williams Soil & Water
ent removal efficiency of streams and rivers drain- Conservation District is located at 1120 West
ing cropland in the agricultural Midwest through High Street, Bryan (enter from Buffalo Road). Please
implementation of watershed-scale conservation, RSVP by March 24 to Williams SWCD at 419-636-
using real-time nutrient sensing, cover crops and 2349 Ext 3. For more information call: Williams
novel drainage management that works for farmers. SWCD (419) 636-9395 Ext 3 or (419) 636-2349 Ext
3. This event is sponsored by: Williams Soil & Wa-
• International authority on the cycling of nu- ter Conservation District (SWCD), OSU Extension
trients in freshwater ecosystems • Published more Williams County (OSU) and St. Joseph River Water-
than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles on the ecol- shed Initiative (SJRWI).
ogy of streams and rivers • 2013 Leopold Leader-
ship Fellow • Areas of expertise: Aquatic ecology,
biogeochemistry of streams and rivers, nutrient cy-
cling and transport, land use effects on freshwater,
agricultural conservation practices, restoration and
water quality • Undergraduate studies at Michigan
State University • PhD in Ecology at Virginia Tech
• Since 2000, she has been the Galla Professor of
Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame
• New Director of the Environmental Change Initia-
tive at Notre Dame.

St. Joseph River Water Initiative — Mary Jane
Slaton, Fort Wayne Utilities

• Mary Jane Slaton, Fort Wayne Utilities, will be

Fulton SWCD Annual Tree Sale

Wauseon, Ohio, February 13, 2017 - The Fulton Fairgrounds. Tree brochures have recently been
Soil and Water Conservation District is once again mailed. To get an order form, stop in at the office
sponsoring their annual tree and plant sale. A wide at the Robert Fulton Agriculture Center across from
variety of trees and other plant materials are avail- the fairgrounds, call the office to have one mailed
able. These materials are provided at a low cost to you 419-337-9217, e-mail us at kbowles@fulton-
to encourage landowners to increase their use of, or go to our web site to download an
windbreak and wildlife plantings, and the varieties order form at
offered have been chosen because of their useful-
ness for these purposes. They may be purchased by
anyone and planted anywhere without restrictions.

These are bare root stock, which is the most eco-
nomical way to purchase plants. Most tree seed-
lings are three years old and range in size from
12-36 inches, depending upon which species you
order. The staff at Fulton SWCD would be happy to
assist you with information to help you make wise
selections. They can help you select trees for your
soil type, how to plant seedlings, on which variet-
ies attract wildlife, and on other subjects related to
adding to the value and enjoyment of your property
with trees and other plants.

Deadline for ordering plants is March 24th. Pick
up dates are April 7th and 8th at the Fulton County

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Fourth Quarter Comeback Leads Archbold Past Elmwood To District Finals

By: Kent Hutchison bold Coach Doug Krauss. The veteran mentor must have Archbold. This strategy led to 10 turnovers by the Roy-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER provided some words of wisdom as Archbold turned up als in the final 16 minutes. Many of the miscues led to
the heat defensively. From that point the Streaks went easy baskets for the Bluestreaks. Conversely Archbold
NAPOLEON – The heavily favored Archbold Bluestreaks on a 9-4 run to end the quarter, highlighted by a steal by took very good care of the round ball committing just 6
had their hands full in the District Semi-final encounter Ramos that led to a thunderous two-hand slam with 1:25 turnovers for the contest. Krauss broke the game down in
with the Elmwood Royals. The Bluestreaks, who trailed left in the quarter. Krauss reflected on the significance of 16 minute stretches. “It was not easy. Credit to Elmwood.
by 10 points with 5:05 left in the third quarter, went on a the play. “The steal that Rigo got that led to a dunk was a They took is out of things we wanted to run in the first
36-17 run from that point forward to survive and advance big play for us. That motivated and energized us.” half. We just came out stagnant. We needed to pick up the
with a 65-56 hard fought victory over the Royals. pace in the second half and we did. Full court pressure
The period closed with a bucket by Childress at the and rebounding improved. It’s funny how you when you
Bryce Williams put Archbold on the board at the 7:42 buzzer as the Royals were able to elude the Archbold play with a sense of urgency you play a little better. We
mark of the opening period on a drive to the basket. How- press and led 43-38. did that in the second half. We talked at halftime that we
ever, Elmwood went on a 7-0 run before Caleb Wooley had 16 minutes out of the way and that wasn’t a good 16
knocked down two free throws for the Streaks, then Still trailing by five as the fourth quarter began, Wil- for us. We are better than that. We came out the second
scored a layup off a nice feed from Eli Miller to make the liams drilled a three from the top of the key to cut the defi- 16 minutes and did what we had to do. We moved the ball
score 7-6 in favor of the Royals. Elmwood made a foul cit to just two points with 7:30 left. The Archbold press well, we got after them defensively, they turned the ball
shot, and Rigo Ramos scored off an assist from Williams was starting to wreak havoc on the Royals as they com- over a few times, and we rebounded better, took better
to close the quarter with the scored knotted at 8 points. mitted two turnovers to start the period. The second led shots, just the whole nine yards.”
to another triple by Williams. The shot hit the rim softly,
The Royals were able to control the tempo and keep the bounced high above the backboard, then down through Both teams shot the ball very well and were an iden-
Archbold offense in check for the initial quarter. The trend the net giving the Streaks their first lead since the first tical 23-45 from the field for 51%, as well as each col-
continued on into the second stanza. Elmwood got two bucket of the game, 44-43. lecting 25 boards. Archbold won the game from the foul
buckets from Childress to open the quarter, then Ramos line where they converted 13-22 freebies, while Elmwood
answered for Archbold at the 5:53 mark when he cashed Elmwood became the frontrunner once again after Du- made only 8 trips to the charity stripe making good on 5
in after receiving another assist from Williams. Williams vall scored on a jumper. Miller put Archbold back on top tries.
hit a foul line jumper to tie the score at 12 with 4:13 to with driving left handed layup. An offensive rebound and
play. Childress responded again, this time from behind stick back by Childress gave the Royals a one point lead, Once again Bryce Williams led Archbold with 20 points,
the arc to put Elmwood back up by three, 15-12. their final one of the contest, 47-46, with 6:10 left. including two triples and 7 rebounds. Eli Miller added 16
points with one trifecta, and went 7-9 from the charity
Williams got two more on a drive to the rim only to see Miller scored on a nifty spin move in the lane, was stripe. Rigo Ramos joined the duo in double figures drop-
the Royals go on another run, this time the 8-0 variety fouled in the act, and converted the old fashioned three to ping in 13 points and 8 boards. Toby Walker hit back to
to extend the lead to 23-14. Miller stopped the bleeding give Archbold the advantage once again, 49-47. For one of back three’s for 6 points, along with Kaiden Bledsoe who
with a trey from the left wing with 1:30 remaining before the few times, Elmwood broke the press leading to a fast provided solid defense. Caleb Wooley closed out the scor-
intermission. Nate Uzelac closed out the first half scoring break layup by Childress to tie the game at 49 all. ing for the Bluestreaks with 4 points.
to push the lead to 25-17 at halftime.
Another layup by Miller gave the Streaks the lead for Jonah Childress paced the Royals with a game high
The first half saw Archbold go 7-20 from the field for good with just under five minutes remaining. His basket 22 points, while Nate Uzelac had 13. Elmwood’s leading
35%, while Elmwood hit on 9-19 shots for 47%, including was the first of a 5-0 run for Archbold. The other three scorer, Tayte Lentz, who came into the contest averaging
4 baskets from behind the arc. points came from a triple from the right baseline from 21 points were game was held to just to free throws by
Kaiden Bedsole to make the score 54-49 with 4:10 left. the Archbold defense. Coach Krauss gave special credit to
The third quarter began with Archbold picking up the the two that guarded Lentz and held him in check. “The
defensive intensity. Williams added to baskets, the sec- Williams added another basket and Uzelac countered credit goes to Kaiden Bedsole and Toby Walker. We gave
ond off a steal for a layup to cut the lead to four points for the Royals. With 2:10 left, Ramos and Miller took over up some inches to him, but those two, with a little help
and prompting a time out request from Elmwood Coach scoring the final nine points for the Bluestreaks, while from their teammates, did a great job.”
Ty Traxler just 27 seconds into the period. Elmwood added just 3 more in the final 1:30. Coach
Krauss spoke about Miller’s influence on the game’s out- With the win Archbold moved to 19-5 overall and ad-
The Royals responded with a bucket, but Toby Walker come. “Eli Miller made some good decisions, went to the vanced to the District final where they played Van Bu-
countered with a triple from the right baseline. The two rack well and finished. He’s golden for us, he makes us ren on Saturday, March 11th, with a trip to Regionals at
teams exchanged baskets, then Curtis completed a con- go. You look at his offense, but he does a great job defen- stake.
ventional three point play to put Elmwood up by six, 32- sively too. He comes out and guards.”
26 with still 6:30 left in the quarter. Walker drilled his SCORING BY QUARTER:
second three in less than a minute apart to cut the lead As the buzzer sounded Archbold had advanced to the Archbold - 8 9 21 27 - 65
to three points, only to see Uzelac counter for the Royals. District final with a 65-56 victory over the upset minded Elmwood - 8 17 18 13 - 56
This led to 7 straight points for Elmwood to give them Royals. The Bluestreaks put the game out of reach by out-
their first double digit advantage of the contest, 39-29, scoring Elmwood 36-17 over the final 8 minutes. Kent Hutchison may be reached at
with 5:05 left in the period.
The second half surge was triggered by the intense
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