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The Village Reporter - February 22nd, 2017

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W E E K LY N O RT H W E S T O H I O - W I L L I A M S & F U LTO N C O U N T Y N E W S

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 8

THIS WEEK IN Williams County Dairy Wauseon Woman, Swanton
Association Recaps Busy 2016 At American Legion Team Up
THE To Help Toledo’s Homeless
February 13 Annual Banquet
vILLAGE reporter PHOTO PROVIDED
TAKE IT TO THE STREETS ... Residents of Toledo line up
2017 Bundles Of Joy Tab for food and clothing at an event hosted by Take it to the
•••• Streets, a Wauseon-based organization that provides sup-
port for the homeless community. The Swanton American
Montpelier Police Honors Legion also assisted.

Officers With Annual By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Awards Banquet PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF milkshakes into an art A Wauseon woman’s desire to help the homeless in
•••• form. The above refer- Toledo has grown into a significant outreach effort.
FOR 4-H CAMP PALMER … Dave Bistline, the Vice ence of 'thousands of Linda Wurns has been helping the homeless since
Fayette School Board Moves President of the Williams County Dairy Association, milkshakes' is, at best, she was 17. As a single mom, she lived on the east
Money For Vo-Ag & Sports presents a check for $1,500 from the Dairy Association generic. Breaking down side of Toledo by herself and had to take the bus ev-
to Kim Herman, Camp Palmer Board Secretary. the numbers, the Dairy erywhere.
Complex Project Association went through “It took hours to get home,” Wurns said of those long
•••• 2,028 gallons of ice cream ago bus trips. “I met many homeless people.”
in 676 three gallon tubs. One of those was Elaine Higgins, known as The Bag
2017 Bridal Guide Added to the ice cream Lady of Toledo. She once shared a lunch with her at
•••• was 192 gallons of ho- a bus stop. Higgins had been a school teacher at one
mogenized milk, and 495 time, but became depressed after a house fire claimed
Archbold Schools To gallons of chocolate milk. her family. When Higgins died, she left the city a large
Add Wifi To School Placed under the hands sum of money.
of the myriad volunteers, Wurns befriended the homeless people who would
Buses In March the aforementioned dairy watch out for her when she ran into trouble.
•••• products were combined “I didn’t forget that because I think I could have got
for the creation of ap- that into a lot of disaster,” Wurns said.
Stryker Village Council Fills proximately 12,475 milk- She began helping the homeless by herself before
Coffers As New Income Rises shakes. Consider that she moved to Wauseon. That didn’t keep her from fill-
number for a minute. If ing a van and handing things out to the homeless in
•••• you figure the building Toledo.
Montpelier Village Council being open for business When social media came out she decided to see if
12 hours a day, and have anyone else would like to help. She made a simple post
Discuss Futhre that over the eight days of about what she did and how a few friends were going
Development Opportunities the fair, the Dairy Associ- out to Toledo and would anyone like to join them.
ation churned out an av- “I did not know that a short 12 hours later of that
•••• erage of 1,560 milkshakes posting that 212 people would want to go with me,”
Williams County Board a day…that's better than Wurns said. “I was having a meltdown because I didn’t
two every minute. The know how to do that.”
Approves Contracts, Dairy Association Ban- Coordinating with so many people was a new chal-
Expense Agreement quet celebrated that mon- lenge. Wurns had been helping the street people for so
umental achievement, long it had become second nature.
•••• and turned it into a com- “They wanted to do it but didn’t even know how to go
munity enriching event. about beginning to do that,” Wurns said. “So that’s how
HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO Take it to the Streets got started.”
Auntie V's Catering So she began taking people down there to feed and
“THE HOMETOWN” provided a sumptuous clothe the homeless and that has gone on for four
family-style meal of ham years. This year she had taken three groups and this
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" By: Timothy Kays goes right back into the and roast beef, served was a year she wasn’t going to do any until one sup-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER community, and on the with tossed salads, corn, porter contacted her.
Montpelier's Kolden Uribes Scores 1000th Point In Game Against Edon evening of February 13, mashed potatoes, a selec- “When your child is calling you and telling you ‘I
One of the most heavily $4,000 in milkshake reve- tion of pies, and of course, have saved up all my stuff, when are we going to To-
trafficked buildings dur- nues was donated as part CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 ledo?’ I am not telling my child no.”
ing the Williams County of the Williams County The first time they took a lot of items out and the sec-
Fair is that of the Wil- Dairy Association's An- ond time the Swanton American Legion wanted to help
liams County Dairy Asso- nual Banquet at the Vet- on a big scale, Wurns said. Together the two groups
eran's Memorial Building filled a box truck and handed out three-quarters of the
VOTED #1 FURNITURE STORE IN 6 COUNTY AREA PAST 9 YEARS! on the Williams County contents to the homeless and the rest to a local church.
ciation,12 MONTHS NO INTEREST* and for good rea- Fairgrounds. One of the people who helps Wurns is Erin Cottrell.
She got involved four to five years ago.
• NO INTEREST *to qualified buyers It takes a lot of milk- “I was helping families in need via Facebook and
• NO DOWN PAYMENT shakes to garner enough Linda offered to help me with the items needed,” Cot-
funds to make substan- trell said.
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$50 FREE Dairy Association has, van with food and clothing and driving the bus route
son. It is at that buildingstartingat SHOPPING PASS through years of experi- downtown alone handing out items.
ence, turned the manu- “Linda always said, ‘I am taking it to the streets,’”
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during the 2016 Fair. The
funds generated through
the sale of the milkshakes

Swanton Rotary Embodies Community Service

PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF als who embody the philanthropic spirit of that con-
cept and it is conveyed in their motto, “Service Above
SECOND GENERATION PRESIDENT ... Swanton Ro- Self.” These are individuals who contribute to their
tary President Jeff Schlade (middle) with parents Ruth neighborhoods without any expectation of financial
Ann and past-president Roger. gain, praise or even gratitude.

By: Bill O’Connell All over the Village of Swanton one can see where
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the Rotary has left an indelible mark of their gener-
The backbone of a strong vibrant community is, in ous efforts. The Swanton High School boys and girls
large part, made up of people who willingly give their track and soccer teams have a great venue in which to
time, experience, expertise and sometimes monetary compete thanks to the Rotary. Games under the lights
assistance to make their hometown a great place to at Memorial Park take place and residents can enjoy
live and raise a family. It is the concept of giving back spending time in beautiful Pilliod Park because of proj-
to the community they have chosen in which to live ects funded by the Rotary. These and many more are
their lives. tangible evidence of the Rotary’s impact on Swanton.
The Swanton Rotary is an organization of individu-
What may be even more significant is the Rotary’s
scholarship program. Over the years, they have given
over a quarter million dollars in scholarships to Swan-
ton High School students to help fund their dreams of
a higher education. Some of these students have re-
turned to become contributing members of the Swan-
ton society while others have gone on to be an impor-
tant part of other communities.

Two fund raisers were recently held in the Swan-
ton Sports Center for the local Backpack Buddies pro-
gram to help feed students in need on weekends and
for scholarship and project monies.

The Swanton Rotary received its charter on Novem-
ber 14, 1962 and will celebrate its 55th anniversary
later this year. Currently, it has 33 active members
made up of business and professional leaders from the
area. The overall leadership skills of its members are

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CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE Fayette School Board
Moves Money For Vo-Ag
Williams County Dairy Association ...
& Sports Complex Project
ice cream. After the meal, was Kim Herman, the Wil- Wallace and Eugene Wil- Memorial. "This presenta-
Mr. John Radabaugh, the liams County 4-H Program son. "I'd like to thank all of tion…is for the custodians By: James Pruitt
President of the Williams Coordinator and Camp you very much," Mr. Wal- of the venue that we're at THE VILLAGE REPORTER
County Dairy Association, Palmer Board Secretary. lace said. "I know what you this evening," Mr. Rad- The Fayette Board of Education approved several
came forward to intro- Ms. Herman thanked the guys are doing…it takes a abaugh said. "This build- transfers of funds for its upcoming building project.
duce the Association offi- Association for their do- lot of time and effort. You ing has been built for our The board approved the following transfers for con-
cers, local elected officials, nation toward paying off are there in the building use, and future genera- struction of the Vo-Ag and Sports Complex.
those who assisted with the pool, as well as their making milkshakes…you tions to use as a memo- $169,833.59 from Climo Fund to Building Fund
the operations during the ongoing year-round sup- guys go nuts." Holding rial to the sacrifices many $647,911.36 from General Fund to Building Fund
fair, and those who as- port for the programs of up the envelope that con- have given, and are cur- $100,000 from Maintenance Fund to Building Fund
sisted with the banquet. the 4-H. tained the check, he add- rently giving to protect our Approved the following appropriation changes:
After recapping the Dairy ed, "There's a lot of people freedom." Bond Retirement Fund 002 – decrease $100,000
Association activities for a Mr. Bistline then pre- that don't know just how Building Fund 004 – increase $600,000
very busy 2016, Mr. Rad- sented a check to $1,500 much it takes to get some- After the presentations, Special Trust Fund 007 – increase $2,000
abaugh called forward As- to the Williams County thing like that done, and Mr. Radabaugh welcomed The board approved several staffing recomenda-
sociation Vice-President Fair Board as a contribu- how many milkshakes it to the stage singer/gui- tions:
Dave Bistline for the pre- tion to their ongoing fund- takes just to get this." tarist Cliff Erickson. He Approved a 1-year supplemental contract for Anne
sentation of three signifi- raising to meet a $50,000 was most fit for the job to Merillat for Cross Country volunteer for 2017-2018
cant financial donations. commitment for a match- Finally, Mr. Radabaugh close out the evening, as pending background and reference checks.
ing grant to construct a called Bob Walkup to the he would be a tough act Approved a 1-year supplemental contract for Hillary
Accepting a $1,500 new goat barn. Receiving stage to receive a $1,000 to follow on any other oc- Opdycke as Varsity Volleyball Coach for 2017-2018
check on behalf of the 4-H the check on behalf of the check on behalf of the Wil- casion. Erickson's haunt- pending proper licenses, background and reference
Camp Palmer Pool Fund Fair Board was Chuck liams County Veteran's ing voice and masterful checks.
use of the 12-string guitar Approved a 1-year supplemental contract for Jacy
has made him a preferred Wagner as JV Volleyball Coach for 2017-2018 pending
opening act for the likes of proper licenses, background and reference checks.
Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers Approved Allen Grant Jr. as a substitute bus driver
and the Beach Boys, and for 2017-2018, pending proper licenses, background
his performance on this and reference checks.
evening gave proof to his Rescinded motion 16-113 to issue a 1-year supple-
talents. Weaving dry hu- mental contract to Barbara Figgins as Varsity Track
mor throughout his per- Coach for 2016-2017.
formance, he had the au- Approved a FMLA leave for Ivy Kunkle for medical
dience doing three things reasons beginning March 16 through April 14.
all evening…laughing,
singing along, and giving James Pruitt may be reached at
applause. publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Timothy Kays
can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

Influenza Activity In Ohio

ANOTHER STEP FORWARD … Eugene Wilson (left) and Chuck Wallace (right) of Is Currently Widespread
the Williams County Fair Board, accept a check for $1,500 toward the local grant
fund match for the new Goat Barn from Williams County Dairy Association Vice Influenza vaccine is still available at ing it include: washing hands frequently
President, Dave Bistline. the Williams County Health Department or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
as flu-like illness continues to increase covering coughs and sneezes with tis-
and the number-of associated hospital- sues, or coughing or sneezing into el-
izations remain high. Influenza activity bows; avoiding touching eyes, nose and
in Ohio is currently widespread. mouth; and staying home when sick
and until fever-free for 24 hours without
Public health surveillance sources using fever-reducing medication.
indicate increasing activity for influen-
za-like illness in outpatient settings. Symptoms of influenza can include
The percentage of emergency depart- fever, cough, sore throat, body aches,
ment visits with patients exhibiting fe- headache, chills and fatigue.
ver and influenza-like illness symptoms
has been increasing. Weekly Influen- Flu season in Ohio generally lasts
za-associated hospitalization numbers from October to May, and peaks around
have been above the seasonal threshold this time of year. The 2015-16 flu sea-
for several weeks. son a year ago did not peak until early
March.
While vaccination provides the great-
est protection against the flu, other ef- More information about influenza
fective ways to avoid getting or spread- and flu activity in Ohio is available at
www.flu.ohio.gov

Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club To

Hold First Meeting Of The Year

FITTING RECOGNITION … Bob Walkup received a $1,000 donation for the Wil- The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club’s first meeting will be on February 27th at
liams County Veteran’s Memorial from Dave Bistline, the Vice President of the Wil- 7:30 p.m. at the Pettisville Park Pavillion. For more information you may go to the
liams County Dairy Association. club’s website: www.pettisville4h.weebly.com or contact Peggy Kruse at 419-337-
1114.

“THE VILLAGE REPORTER”

WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 - MARCH 3RD, 2017

FRIDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 24TH F•EWBilRliaUmARs YCo2u7nTtHy FEBRUARY 28TH MARCH 2ND
•Community Dinner Commissioners 9 AM •Williams County
First Lutheran Church Bryan •Stryker School Board 5:30 PM •Fulton County Commissioners 9 AM
•Hilltop School Board 6 PM Commissioners 9 AM •Fulton County
SATURDAY, •Montpelier Village Council 6 PM •Blood Drive - Montpelier High Commissioners 9 AM
FEBRUARY 25TH •Bryan School Board 7 PM School - 10 AM - 4 PM
•Annual Garage Sale •Delta Village Council 7 PM FRIDAY,
Williams County Fair Grounds •Swanton Village Counci 7 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3RD
•United Way Cheers for Charity •North Central School Board MARCH 1ST •Evergreen Mother/Son Game
No events submitted Night - Evergreen Elementary
SUNDAY, 7:30 PM School 6:30 - 8:30 PM
FEBRUARY 26TH •Metamora Village Council 8 PM
No events submitted

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Edgerton School Board Hears About Successful Students

By: James Pruitt bigail Herman, Brenna Whitman and meets one to two times a month with A field trip for advisor Heather Tim-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Jordan Warner. Mrs. Meyer. Attendance has been 25- brook and eighth graders to Chicago
30. May 12.
Several students were recognized for Williams County Spelling Bee news.
their achievements in band, choir and Sixth grader Molly Hennessey finished Meyer and Mrs. Bostater are working The board approved the following
spelling at the Edgerton Board of Edu- first and seventh grader Nicholas Roth on displaying student art projects at the personnel recommendations
cation meeting Feb. 13. finished second. Hennessy will move hospital in Hicksville.
on to the Regional competition in Ft. Resignation of Blaine Prince as assis-
High School Principal Roger Cade Wayne. Lola Giesige (fifth grade) repre- Thirteen of 55 students did not reach tant wrestling coach and a 50 percent
recognized senior wrestler Logan Stein sented the elementary school. the promotional score of 42 on the state supplemental contract effective Jan. 9
for winning his 100th match at the var- ELA assessment. Remediation has be- as the varsity wrestling coach.
sity level. In other news of note: gun as the staff prepares for the alter-
The Junior High School Quiz Bowl native assessment tests, Iowa and Terra Resignation of Matthew Brown as a
The following students were selected County Tournament will be at Edgerton Nova. volunteer wrestling coach and approve
for the All-County Band and Choir: HS Feb. 27. a 50 percent supplemental contract ef-
Choir: Harley Bell, Emalee Combs, Han- Cade proposed reinstating science A standards-based grade card has fective Jan. 9 as an assistant wrestling
nah Warner, Paige Warner, Lauren Wat- credit for select agricultural education been implemented in grades 1 and 2 coach.
son, Melody Cheek, Meaghan Tackett, courses. along with the kindergarten. Subjects
Destiny Icenhower and Blake Tackett. Several Elementary School students include physical education, music and Approved 2016-17 supplemental
HS Band: Courtney Vollmer, Delaney were part of the Ohio Art Education As- art to better align with Common Core contracts, volunteers and chaperones
Elliott, Hannah Minck, Hannah War- sociation’s 2017 State Young People’s and Third Grade Reading Guarantee pending pre-employment requirements.
ner, Ethan Brown, Melody Cheek, Kel- Art Exhibition, Principal Kermit Riehle standards. Expansion is planned for
lie Bleikamp, Keegan Steele and Quayde said. grades 3 and 4. Supplemental contracts:
Combs. The students are Leah Fritch, Caro- Joe Stark, fifth and sixth-grade girls
lyn Herman, Noelle Ritter, Avery Di- Work is being done to determine basketball coach.
Students selected for the District etsch, Peytyn Baker, Emma Brown, Lola the needs of the elementary school in Blaine Prince, varsity wrestling
Honors Festival Feb. 12 a The Strana- Giesige, Emily Stuck, Clear Stever and conjunction with new curriculum co- coach.
han Theatre in Toledo were: HS Band Sadie Walther. ordinator Mrs. Huard. Focus in on the Matthew Brown, assistant wrestling
– Quayde Combs; HS Choir – Melody The Elementary school art club areas which do not meet the Common coach.
Cheek; JH Band – Heather Vollmer; JH Core and state standards, specifically Volunteers: Kevin VanVleet, wres-
Choir – Cole Tackett, Toby Jaggers, Ab- reading and social studies. The fourth- tling; Natalee Landel, track
grade’s social studies text is from 1997. Grant Barbour was approved as an
Senior Center News assistant varsity football coach for the
The board approved the following 2017-18 year.
Fulton County Senior Center items: A reduction in force for Crystal Miller
To Offer Two Popular Programs (third-grade teacher) effective for 2017-
An overnight trip for Kalley Schaefer 18.
and selected FFA students to the Ohio Approved the updated non-certified
FFA Convention in Columbus, May 4-5. sub list: Rebecca Mavis and Tara Stiver.

A field trip for baseball coach Chris James Pruitt may be reached at
Rowlison and his team to the University publisher@thevillagereporter.com
of Michigan May 6.

Taco Bell In Swanton To

(WAUSEON, OH) - The in the light-hearted ca- nior Center sites, nursing Begin Construction In April
Fulton County Senior maraderie of the Fulton homes and more.
Center is excited to an- County Senior Center Additionally, Line
nounce that two popular choir. All experience lev- Dancing classes will be
programs are returning els are welcome. Practic- returning on Mondays
to their 2017 line-up. The es will be on Mondays at at 1:00pm beginning on
Fulton County Senior 1:00pm in the dining area March 6th. These classes
Center offers programs of the Wauseon site (240 combine fitness and fun
and services to those 60 Clinton St, Wauseon) be- for both the body and
and older. ginning on March 7th. brain. Classes will offer
The choir will occasion- not only country music
Seniors who love to ally perform at other Se- line dancing, but also dif-
sing are invited to join ferent styles of music. All

Stryker Senior Center experience levels of danc-
Brings Birthday Joy To ers are encouraged and
new dancers may join at
February Born any time. Classes meet
in the Wauseon site gym-
nasium at 240 Clinton
Street, Wauseon.
There is no charge for
these programs. Call Beth
Ricker-Flory at 419-337-
9299 for more informa-
tion.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

Bryan Senior PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF
Center
SWEARING IN ... Lieutenant Ed Dziengelewski is sworn in by Mayor Ann Roth and
Announces witnessed by Fire Chief Mike Wolever.
Regular Euchre
Party Results

PHOTO PROVIDED The Bryan Senior Cen- By: Bill O’Connell Mr. Rochelle also reported the Village
ter hosted its regular eu- THE VILLAGE REPORTER will most likely be sharing equipment
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ... The Stryker Senior Cen- chre party on February with the Village of Delta in a cost sav-
ter celebrated February birthdays and anniversaries 14, 2017. There were 20 With all the serious issues recently ings move for both communities. Delta
on February 9, 2017. Those celebrating a birthdays or players here. The winners swirling around the Swanton commu- will be sharing their Vactor truck for
anniversaries and attend, received a free meal. Spe- for the day were: 1st place nity, railyard controversy, income tax the cleaning of sewers and Swanton, in
cial thanks go Stryker Subway as those who attended went to: Shirley Williams increase, school buildings realignment turn, will share their street sweeper.
received a certificate to the Stryker Subway for a free with a 258. 2nd place and more, possibly the most common-
cookie. Darlene Hutchins was this month’s birthday went to: Pat Day with a ly asked question from residents has With regards to the Garfield Bridge
honoree. 256. The door prizes were been, “When will Taco Bell be coming project scheduled for 2018, Adminis-
won by: Dale Miller, Shir- in?” At the February 13 Swanton Village trator Rosanna Hoelzle informed the
ley Williams, Lou Hauger, Council meeting it was reported that Council the Village had received an-
Verna Shaw and Cletus construction on the new fast-food facil- other grant, this one from the Ohio
Noll. For more informa- ity is tentatively scheduled to begin in Public Works Commission (OPWC) in
tion call: 419-636-4047. April. This came after Council granted the amount of $270,000 to help defray
a request from Taco Bell of America on the cost of the estimated $1.4M proj-
INFORMATION PROVIDED a variance regarding additional signage ect. Coupled with a previous grant of
on the property which will be located at $854,810, the cost to the Village is re-
Montpelier Senior Center Honors the intersection of Airport Highway and duced to approximately $272,000.
Those With February Birthdays Hallet Avenue.
“I’m well aware there are potholes on
The meeting began with the promo- Garfield Avenue but we’re doing the best
tion and subsequent swearing in of Ed that we can,” said Ms. Hoelzle. We’re
Dziengelewski as a lieutenant on the trying to do a little bit of band-aiding so
Swanton Fire Department. Previously, next year we can do it all as one project.”
Mr. Dziengelewski had served on the
SFD for seven years in a part-time ca- The OPWC also granted the Village
pacity. $219,500 for Phase I of the Church
Street project which will be completed
The Swanton Police Department also in 2018. The Poggemeyer Design Group
had changes in the status of personnel. will likely be doing the engineering work.
Officer Dennis Sattison had submitted
a letter of resignation that was effec- Council approved time changes for
tive on January 31. To fill the vacancy the next meeting on February 27. The
Police Chief Adam Berg recommended committee of the whole will meet at 6:00
the promotion of part-time patrol offi- pm, Public Service will meet at 7:45 pm
cer JD Rahman to full-time. The Coun- and Public Safety will meet at 8:15 pm.
cil approved the promotion contingent
on a background check, Bill O’Connell may be reached at
drug testing and a six- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
month probationary peri-
od scheduled to run from sammonscarpetcleaning.com
February 26 to August 26.
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Councilman Mike Ro-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Celebrating February Birthday’s at the Montpelier Senior chelle reported that the
Center are: Seated left to right; Nancy Bryan, Jane Rath, Donna Atthy. Standing: Finance Committee would
Dick Barnhart. like to form a Tax Board of
Review. The board would
consist of three members
serving a two-year term.
Two members would be
appointed by the Council
and one by the Mayor.

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FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES Pastor’s Ponderings
BY: REX STUMP - “WEIRD! SUPERNATURAL, NOT BIZARRE!”

BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT - “ALONE”

There are many weird at one time we didn’t want don’t Him or what He does. It was a tough three years for Paul. it was for them to come to our house that
and unusual sports in our to be weird. Today, we cre- I believe the Holy Spirit is Arrested without cause. evening.
world. For instance, the ate “weird” and celebrate God, who lives in Christ- False charges brought against him.
Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub it! For instance, Lady followers, to glorify Jesus Tried three times for the same But I do know that they came. And
Society organizes an event Gaga, at the 2010 MTV and give us hope. trumped up charges. Everyone knew he their presence – that night and for the
that was first held in 1967, Video Music Awards, wore was innocent, but he was kept in prison next several years as we walked through
in which motor powered a dress made of raw beef. Romans 8:11 says, “The anyway. this family crisis – enabled us to survive.
bathtubs race over a 36- That’s weird! Pro wrestler Spirit of God, who raised Finally appealed to Caesar in Rome –
mile course. If bath tubs John Ferraro, also known Jesus from the dead, lives the Supreme Court of the day. That’s what the “brothers in Rome”
are not your sport, you can as “Hammer Head,” set the in you. And just as God Shipwrecked after a terrifying storm did for Paul. The two towns mentioned in
always watch Dog Surf- Guinness World Record for raised Christ Jesus from that lasted weeks enroute to Rome. verse 15 are both approximately 65 miles
ing, Camel Fighting, or Pea “Most nails hammered with the dead, he will give life to Making the final leg of his trip to stand from Rome.
Shooting! Trust me, there the head in 2 minutes” by your mortal bodies by this before Caesar and present his case.
is a whole website dedi- hammering a total of 38 same Spirit living within They couldn’t catch a flight or hop in
cated to informing you us nails. That’s weird. you.” Put yourself in Paul’s shoes. How their cars for an hour drive to meet Paul
about weird and unusual would you have felt? and accompany him on the rest of his
sports. Do you know who else The Holy Spirit lives in trip. They walked. Sixty-five miles. One
can be labeled as “weird?” us! There are numerous Exhausted? way.
Weird is defined as be- Christians. Considering temples created to worship Forsaken?
ing supernatural, unearth- what we as Christians be- dead and false gods across Disillusioned? They sacrificed family time. They took
ly, or bizarre. When I was lieve and how we act, we the globe. These beauti- Had the Holmes-Rahe Stress Test a few days off work.
growing up no one wanted can easily be perceived by ful, religious temples each been developed yet, Paul’s score would
to be considered “weird” nor the rest of the world as have one thing in common. have been off the charts! It was inconvenient. But they came.
did you want to be called weird. As a Christian, do People go to those temples Have you ever been there? Their brother in Christ needed them.
“Weirdo!” Think about it, you know what I used to to connect with their god. You feel at the end of your rope. He was alone. He needed someone to let
think was “weird?” The The Holy Spirit sets himself You can’t see the light at the end of him know that he would not have to go
Holy Spirit. I understood apart from all these gods, the tunnel. through what was ahead alone.
the Holy Spirit was part of who are not gods at all, by You don’t think you can take another He needed more than words. More
the Divine Trinity, but in dwelling in a place that is step. than prayers prayed from a distance.
high school I thought if you far less decorative and ma- You feel all alone. Even God has He needed to know he was not alone.
raised your hands in wor- jestic. The Holy Spirit has walked away. The rest of the verse tells the real
ship, that was weird. Over chosen to live within, not You need what Paul needed. Read story: “At the sight of these men Paul
time, that changed for me. a towering temple, but us! on… thanked God and was encouraged.”
Think of it like this; some- That is so hard to wrap our “The brothers there (in Rome) had These guys didn’t set an ambush and
times you meet someone minds around the concept heard that we were coming, and they free Paul from his unjust imprisonment.
and you think that person that God is living in us. traveled as far as the Forum of Appius They didn’t quote Bible verses to him.
is weird. You may not even But it is true! and the Three Taverns to meet us” (Acts They didn’t unpack their guitars and
like them. But once you 28.15). lead an hour of praise and worship.
get to know them and build God’s Spirit lives in us! These few words may not seem like They just showed up. They let Paul
a relationship with them... Why is this important? I much, but believe me they are. know by their willingness to walk 65
suddenly you can’t imagine can’t face today’s problems What we need when we are exhausted miles to and from Rome that he would
life without that person. It without help of God! I need and feel alone is someone to show that not have to go through what was coming
is the same with the Holy the Spirit of God in me, they give a rip. We need someone to walk alone.
Spirit. Maybe we think He helping me make it through with us through our difficult times. When he felt like he couldn’t take an-
is weird at first, because we the bad news. I need the Years ago, my wife and I received dev- other step, he could lean on them.
Spirit of God to remind astating news about one of our children. And as soon as Paul saw them, he
Souls Harbor To Perform At me it’s going to be okay. I The wind was knocked out of us. We thanked God and was encouraged.
Wauseon’s Zion Methodist need the Spirit of God to didn’t know what to do. Do you have a few people like that
trust when everything else A couple from the church who were in your life? A small group from your
GOSPEL MUSIC ... Souls Harbor, a Gospel music group, around me doesn’t make close friends heard the news and drove church that you meet with weekly to
will be presenting a concert at the Zion United Method- sense. I need the Spirit of to our home. We filled them in on the build relationships that enable you to do
ist Church on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 PM. The church God in me to empower and details. We cried. We knew there was no life together?
is located east of Wauseon, OH at 4533 Fulton Co. Rd. encourage me to press on quick solution. No easy fix. No answers. You need them. You may not be in
11 between Co. Rds. D and E, 2 ½ mi south of St. Rt. 2 in competition and life. Our friends did, too. a crisis right now, but you will be some
(Airport Hwy.). Please note: this is the new location for So they did the only thing they could. day. And somebody is going to need you
concerts formerly held at the north dover united meth- For those of you trying They wrapped their arms around us and some day.
odist church. The group includes Joy Brown, lead, Da- to make sense of your pain, said, “We can’t fix this for you, but we Go find them now.
vid Brown, tenor, and Ron Brown, baritone. The mission death, or life’s turbulent want you to know that you won’t have to “Two are better than one, because they
statement of Souls Harbor is to share the good news of ride I can give you some go through it alone.” have a good return for their labor: If ei-
the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song. Those who are books to read or share my And we didn’t. It made all the differ- ther of them falls down, one can help the
lost are encouraged to come to know Christ as their per- thoughts. But before I give ence in the world. other up. But pity anyone who falls and
sonal Savior; those who know Christ are encouraged to you that, what we all need That couple didn’t have to drop what has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie
draw closer to and rely on Him in their daily lives. Come is God’s presence in us. We they doing to rush to our house to be down together, they will keep warm. But
at 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 5, to be blessed with their need the hope of God in us. with us. I don’t know how inconvenient how can one keep warm alone? Though
music. There is no admission charge. A freewill offering We need the peace of God one may be overpowered, two can defend
will be taken. There will be a light meal after the con- in us! We need the Spirit themselves. A cord of three strands is not
cert. For more information, please call (419) 867-1528. of God every day, every mo- quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4.9-12).
ment! How do you get the
Holy Spirit? We must place
our faith in Jesus Christ.
We must believe and have
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CHARLEIGH GRACE GORSUCH FRANKIE DEAN GRAZIANI CASYN MICHAEL GRIESER HUDSON DAVIS GRINE
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November 10, 2016 September 30, 2016 September 26, 2014
Tyler & Alexus (Valderas) Gorsuch Steven & Ali (Anderson) Graziani Brett & Ashlie (Horst) Grieser Keith & Krista (Howell) Grine
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Jeremy & Amy Gorsuch, Alvordton, OH David Graziani, Defiance; Jill Graziani, Bryan Al & Annie Horst, Jennifer Horst, Archbold, OH

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West Unity, OH Stryker, Ohio Edon, OH Wauseon, OH
October 19, 2012 June 14, 2016
April 14, 2014 September 25, 2015
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Tim & Kimberly Towns, West Unity, OH Stan & Jen Shipman, West Unity, OH Vince & Jean Herman, Edgerton, OH
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Wauseon, OH Montpelier, OH Montpelier, OH Montpelier, OH

August 29, 2012 January 30, 2013 December 1, 2014 January 11, 2012
Oscar & Allie (Miller) Hernandez III Matt & Christie Hoffman James Hoffman Jr. & Elysia Bohner James Hoffman Jr. & Elysia Bohner

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June 17, 2013 April 18, 2012
March 10, 2016 December 16, 2014
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David & Rachel (Lloyd) Lange Chad & Sharon (Westrick) Lillemon Chad & Sharon (Westrick) Lillemon Chad & Sharon (Westrick) Lillemon
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LIAM ALAN SMITH JONAH MICHAEL SPEELMAN ARYA THOMPSON CHASE THOMPSON
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July 7, 2016 July 2016 July 2014
December 22, 2016
Leah Bussing & Joel Smith Jeslyn Lyons & Doug Speelman Dana & Jewels Thompson Dana & Jewels Thompson
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ERIK THOMPSON TUCKER JAMES TROWBRIDGE RHYLEE ELIZABETH RAE VILLANUEVA AVERII LYNN WALDFOGEL
West Unity, OH Archbold, OH Montpelier, OH Wauseon, OH
August 2012 April 3, 2014
January 2, 2017 September 11, 2016
Dana & Jewels Thompson Thomas & Heather (Miller) Trowbridge Miranda Buchanan & Brandon VanDyke Scarllette Gombash & Asher Waldfogel
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Boys Varsity Basketball Action

Montpelier Powers Past Edon Bombers 91-51 In Neighbor Battle

PHOTOS BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF

View All Photos Of This Event Online At www.thevillagereporter.com Boys Varsity Basketball Patriots. Colt Arthur connected for 26
points to lead Bryan. Evan Smith sup-
CHRYSLER - DODGE - JEEP - RAM February 14th, 2017 ported with 13 points in the win.

Tri-County Liberty Center 70, Edon 65 Archbold 76, Delta 38
Repair, Inc. The Bombers battles with their op- No Game Stats Submitted.
ponents from the NWOAL but fell short.
A/C work - Auto - Edon held a 36-27 halftime lead but the Wauseon 53, Evergreen 20
Farm - Truck Tigers turned the offense up a notch in No Game Stats Submitted.
the second half for the win. Braden Mill-
WhWehyedymdmraaraakukueleilaciaclhllhlokoksisinenesddsss&&ooff er connected for 23 points to lead Edon. February 18th, 2017
fiftititninggss.. Austin Kiess, Travis Siebenaler, and
Braden Bauer finished in double figures Hilltop 47, Antwerp 38
800-872-3220 as well with 16, 10 and 10 points respec- The Cadets notched their 20th victory
419-237-2546 tively. with the non-conference win over Ant-
werp. As is usually the case it was Quinn
February 17th, 2017 Smith and Ryan Brooker leading the way
with 15 points apiece. The hot shooting
Stryker 64, Fayette 49 Cadets connected on 87% of their two
The Panthers used a strong second point attempts and added 12 points from
quarter with an 18-9 advantage to pro- the foul line.
pel them to the BBC victory. During the
period Luke Holsopple connected for 12 Paulding 56, Bryan 55
points, all from three-point land. Hol- Despite their desperate attempt in the
sopple finished with 33 points in the win, fourth quarter, The Golden Bears fell by
27 coming from beyond the arc. Clayton one point in the non-league game. After
Pheils and Travis Wagner paced the Ea- ending the third quarter down 43-32,
gles with 16 and 11 points respectively. Bryan scored 23 points in the final pe-
riod but fell just short. Jaden Valderas
Montpelier 91, Edon 51 led Bryan with 20 points and Colt Arthur
This night was all about Kolden added 15.
Uribes. The Locos’ junior set a school re-
cord by scoring 41 points and eclipsing Wauseon 65, Pettisville 43
the 1000-point barrier with another year The Indians kept pace with Hilltop
to go. Uribes numbers read 9 twos, 3 as the area’s only 20 game winners.
threes, and 14 foul shots. Michael Blake Wauseon took off in the second quarter
connected for 20 points and Colin Rock- outscoring the blackbirds 20-5 as they
ey finished with 11. The Bombers were continued to roll. Brooks Gype took the
led by Austin Keiss with 18 and Braden scoring honors in this one connecting for
Miller with 16. 20 points. Carter Bzovi and Austin Rotroff
supported with 16 and 11 points respec-
Hilltop 68, North Central 55 tively. Detric Yoder and Graeme Jacoby
The Cadets improved to 19-1 with the led Pettisvlle with 12 points apiece.
lopsided victory over the Eagles. The BIG
three for the Cadets led the scoring pa- Defiance 67, Archbold 62 (OT)
rade once again. Tim Maneval led with It was the 11-6 advantage in the over-
23, Quinn Smith finished with 17 and time session that led the Bulldogs to the
Ryan Brooker added 14 in the win. Josh non-league win over Archbold. The Blue
Roesener carried North Central scoring Streaks, 16-5 overall, were led by Bryce
22 points in the defeat. Williams who finished with 24 points.
Swanton 64, Liberty Center 46 Kaiden Bedsole added 15 and Rigo Ra-
The Bulldogs ran out to a 38-15 half- mos connected for 11 points.
time lead and coasted to the NWOAL
victory. Once again it was Swanton’s MCVD 62, Montpelier 48
big man that supplied the fire power. The Locos fell behind 33-21 at the
Gunnar Oakes attributed for 36 Bulldog break and could not recover as they fell
points in the win. Duyane Goings added in the non-conference clash. Michael
12 points. Blake led Montpelier with 22 points and
Kolden Uribes finished with 15.
Bryan 62, Patrick Henry 56
The Golden Bears collected their 12th Fairiview 61, Edon 47
win of the season with the win over the No Game Stats Submitted.
Edgerton 73, North Central 49
No Game Stats Submitted.

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(Continued) Michael Blake Joins 1000th Point Club

Although his formal athletic career will come to a close PHOTO PROVIDED
this spring, Michael still plans to keep his competitive
fire burning. “I have no plans to play college athletics,
however I’ll definitely still play intramural sports!”

When asked to summarize what Blake has meant
to the basketball program, Muehlfeld explained. “I am
personally proud of Michael and his accomplishments
throughout his four years playing for our program. His
feat of 1000 points is incredible, but he is also our top
defender and takes a lot of pride in that as well. He
is an incredible teammate and it has been an honor
to get to coach Michael. He is a player that has laid
a great foundation for our program throughout the
last four years and is one that we will continually refer
back to and be appreciative of his respect and dedica-
tion to our program.”

Brigle added the following in regards to Blake’s leg-
acy at Montpelier. “Michael is a great kid from a great
family. He is a leader within our district. He has put
in countless hours of work over the last 8 years and
is now reaping the benefits. We are very proud of Mi-
chael for all that he has done athletically for our pro-
grams. We wish him the best in his future.”

Michael was asked to share how he wanted to be
remembered by his teammates as well as the younger
students. “I try to set an example for both my team-
mates and classmates that they can follow. As a se-
nior leader there’s a lot of people looking up to me and
watching what I do. If I constantly goof off and slack
with a bad attitude that won’t get anything accom-
plished and people would just lose respect for me. I try
to go 100% in everything I do all the time. That’s the ex-
ample I try to set and that’s the example I want people
to follow. I would like them to remember the competi-
tive nature of not only myself but the entire team. Our
team hates to lose and I think that’s huge growing up
playing sports. If you start out losing games chances
are when you grow up losing won’t be a big deal to you.
But, I want kids to remember the competitive nature
and remember that it’s not okay to lose. Montpelier
can’t fall back into its losing ways and if kids hate to
lose it won’t.”

Despite all the accolades Blake has achieved, he has
still remained incredibly humble. He is also grateful to
all who have contributed to his success. “I would like
to thank my coaches who have guided me throughout
my high school basketball career my teammates past
and present who’ve pushed me and been by my side,
and the entire community of Montpelier for coming
out to Fayette and showing all the love and support.
I would lastly like to thank my family, and most im-
portantly God for all of the talents and blessings he’s
given to me.”

This attitude of hard work, humility, and unselfish-
ness is apparent whether watching Blake on the court,
track, or in the school hallways. It is also one that
draws people to him. All qualities that will take Mi-
chael far in the days and years ahead. Obviously, that
future will be very bright!

Kent Hutchison can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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JV Boys Basketball Action

Edon & Montpelier Battle In J.V. Action (No Stats Received)

PHOTOS BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF

Girls Varsity Basketball quarter, but the Bombers battled the rest
of the way only to fall short. Seven Locos
February 14th, 2017 contributed to the won with the leading
scorer, Jaelyn Lyons finishing with 10
Ottawa Glandorf 61, Archbold 43 points. Edon had two players in double
The Bluesteaks had a tough task in figures as Claire Radabaugh led all scor-
taking on the state ranked Division II ers with 12 points and Samantha Weid-
team. With their 20 game win streak on mer added 11. The Locos finish the regu-
the line, the Streaks fell behind early lar season with a mark of 9-13 and 6-6
and though playing even the second half in the BBC.
could not recover from the 40-16 deficit
at the half. Kierstyn Repp led the Streaks Archbold 63, Delta 50
with 12 points while Andi Peterson add- The Bluestreaks capped a terrific
ed nine. The win was OG’s 20th straight 21-1 season and a NWOAL title with the
against no losses. 13-point win. Morgan Miller collected 16
points to lead the Streaks while Kierstyn
Fairview 40, Montpelier 23 Repp and Alyssa Ziegler broke into dou-
The Apaches had too much offense for ble figures with 14 and 10 points respec-
the Locos. It was another game that saw tively. Delta’s Maddie Mattimore led all
one team jump out to an early 14-5 first scorers with 23 points while Emily Clif-
quarter lead and ended the first half with ton added 11 and Abby Freeman finished
a 22-7 advantage. The Locos rebounded with 10 points. Delta’srecord moved to
in the second half, but it was too little too 11-10 and 3-4 in the league.
late. The Locos were led by Rebekah Carr
with nine points. Wauseon 57, Evergreen 52
The Indians’ Brianna Castellano ex-
Stryker 45, Delta 37 ploded for nine fourth quarter points to
In a battle of the Panthers, Stryker help guide Wauseon to their third win
jumped on top 18-8 to end the half. The of the season as they ended the season
two teams scored 56 points between then 3-19. Castellano led all scorers with 22
in the third and then fell flat at 0-0 in the points. Rylee Campbell and Alexis Su-
fourth. Stryker’s 27 third quarter points arez added 12 points apiece in the win.
led them to the non-conference victory. Three Vikings ended in double figures as
Haley Doehrmann led Stryker with 16 Hannah Herr and Alyssa Noe scored 11
points and Taylor Haines added 13. Del- points apiece and Lexi Shipman added
ta’s Abby Freeman led all scorers with 17 10 points.
points. Pettisville 37, Toledo Christian 23
No Game Stats Submitted.
February 16th, 2017
North Central 45, Hilltop 37
Montpelier 44, Edon 41 No Game Stats Submitted.
The Locos open up with a 12-3 first

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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Boys JV Basketball February 17th, 2017

February 16th, 2017 Stryker 34, Fayette 33
Despite the 17-12 advantage in the
North Central 37, Hilltop 31 fourth quarter, Fayette fell just short
in their BBC contest with the Pan-
The Eagles held onto their lead from thers. Stryker held a 22-16 lead head-
the opening tip for the BBC win. Lead- ing into the final period. Daniel Fether
ing North Central were Jack Bailey led Stryker with 15 points. Porter Mag-
with 12 points and Hayden Haas nine inn led Fayette’s charge in the fourth
points. Heer led the Cadets with nine period as he scored 12 points during
points. the period and ended the game with 16
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Bowling Action

Bryan High School Bowlers Dominate Sectional Play

By: Bill O’Connell Easley with a 461 and a combined 426 from Kora Ellis Griffin Dean bowled a 244 in the first game on his way
THE VILLAGE REPORTER and Madison Foth. to a 635 series for an overall individual second place fin-
ish. Falling in behind Dean was Cory Hemenway with a
The Bryan High School bowling teams, girls and boys, With a third place finish the Wauseon Indians also ad- 576, Noah Bany had a 571, Kyle Shafer rolled a 564 and
do not hold their home matches at River City Bowl-A-Way vanced to the next level. Mackayla Kearney rolled a 546 Tycen Ogden came in with a 490. Napoleon and Van Wert
in Napoleon but they certainly make themselves at home series to place fourth as an individual and Jenna Simon finished third and fourth, respectively and will also com-
when they compete there. Fresh off their sweep of the had a 469. pete in the District tournament.
NWOAL Championships at that venue the week before,
the Golden Bears doubled down in dominating fashion Evergreen finished seventh, Delta was ninth and The Wauseon Indians finished ninth and did not qual-
and captured the girls’ and boys’ Sectional titles to ad- Swanton came in eleventh place in the twelve-team tour- ify as a team to move on but Nick Kearney rolled a 613
vance to the District tournament in Rossford. nament. series and placed third to advance as an individual. Other
team finishes included Evergreen in eighth, Swanton in
On Friday, Danika Hickey led the Bryan girls with a In the boy’s tournament on Saturday, the Bryan bowl- eleventh and Delta in thirteenth.
three-game 590 series, a score that placed her second ers got off to hot start rolling a 1013 in the first game to
overall individually, as the Bears won by 77 pins over Lib- open up a 330-pin advantage over eventual second place The District Tournament will be held at Interstate
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Napoleon. Backing up Danika’s outstanding effort was but could not overcome the large deficit and lost by 58 February 24.
Jordan Easley with a 481, Emma Meade with a 464, Jade pins. “It was one of the best starts we’ve had all season,”
said Bryan assistant coach Dustin Gillet. “When they Bill O’Connell may be reached at
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BRYAN BOYS TEAM ... Front Row (L to R): Coach Kathy Jo Miller, Mike Rychener, GIRLS SECTIONAL TITLE ... Jordan Easley fired a 490 series to help Bryan capture
Austin Brandenberry, Noah Bany. Back Row: Kyle Shafer, Griffin Dean, Tycen Ogden, the girls’ Sectional title.
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