Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Christmas parade starts the season
    Christmas parade starts the season
    The Christmas season kicked-off this past weekend with several events throughout the county. Though, none perhaps signify the beginning of holiday celebrations more than the annual Welcome Santa Christmas Parade in downtown Ottawa. Sponsored by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, and now in its 27th year, the annual event is much more than a parade, with performances and family activities at the Rex Center and the municipal parking lot. View this article for more pictures of this event, as well as celebrations from throughout the county.
  • Aggregate power purchasing proposed
    Aggregate power purchasing proposed
    Village officials in Leipsic were introduced to the idea of a community-wide aggregation proposal during Monday’s council meeting. The aggregation would provide better energy rates for residential customers.
  • YMCA now offering 24/7 access to fitness room
    YMCA now offering 24/7 access to fitness room
    In return for unobtrusive digital oversight, YMCA Members can now access a 24/7 fitness room. Something to keep in mind when considering one more piece of pie this Christmas season.
  • LifeWise is a go
    LifeWise is a go
    LifeWise Academy is a go and will begin in the fall of 2020 for the younger grades in the Pandora-Gilboa school district.
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  • Anytime your local newspaper covers an event, Sentinel reporters often take a large number of high-quality photos. Typically, only one or two are published along with the article. The remainder of those photos then go into our archives, and are rarely seen again. This has changed. You can now go online to: to view and purchase nearly every photo taken.
  • OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf started the 2019-20 basketball season on a winning note Friday night with a 72-46 win over Liberty Center.
  • Margaret Wenzinger, 98, of New Bavaria Ohio died 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.
  • Generally, our fields are planted and crops emerged and growing at this time of year. Yet, very little corn or soybeans have been planted in Putnam and surrounding counties because of abnormally wet conditions.
  • They are our country’s unsung heroes. More than 90 million Americans improve the quality of life for loved ones who have chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or the frailties of old age.
  • Toys 4 Tots collection boxes have been distributed to businesses and organizations around the county, including here at the Putnam Sentinel, with assistance from the Putnam County Junior Optimists Club.


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