Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Toys 4 Tots now collecting
    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.
  • Soup & Sandwich and needed support
    The event is part of the outreach mission of the Leipsic United Methodist Church. Five different soups will be available this year, along with sloppy joe and chicken sandwiches, as well as hot dogs, for both dine-in and carry-out supporters. Organizers collect a free-will offering for the meal, and a raffle will be held as well with tickets for purchase.
  • Hosting a fish fry for fellow residents at the Kalida Meadows
    Every Friday at 3 p.m., the nursing home hosts a happy hour for its residents. Mr. Koch thought this would be the perfect time to host a fish fry for his fellow residents.
  • County-wide Trick or Treating
    It’s that time of year again. The time when the leaves change colors, the temperature drops, and spooks, goblins and assorted characters suddenly begin appearing on our streets, delightfully shrieking greetings of, “Trick or treat!”
  • Nearly a century of friendship, revisited
    This past Thursday, Oct. 4, Agnes Hoffman left her residence at the Kalida Meadows and spent a brief time visiting with her friend Alice (Thompson) Bucher at Van Crest in Ada. The two have been friends since childhood. All of which is rather unremarkable, except for one fact.

    Both Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Bucher are 103 years old.

  • Glandorf's "Arthritis Express" takes 10th in Red Bull Derby
    Four local men referred to themselves as ‘old geezers’ when they entered a competition that took place in Dallas, Texas. The men took part for a second year in the Red Bull Derby competition held this year in late September.
  • Ooh La Latte open in Grove
    Another new business has opened its doors in downtown Columbus Grove.
  • Creating an, "Outdoor classroom"
    Scouting, among many other things, is all about perseverance, hard work, commitment to a cause. For Ottawa-Glandorf Sophomore and Troop 229 Scout Sam Schroeder, he needed all that and more to push through his chosen Eagle Scout project.
  • Nora Basinger commemorated at annual Historical Society meeting
    Putnam County Historical Society President is shown presenting a stone in honor of Nora Basinger who served as the Society Registrar for 18 years to Basinger's daughter, Virginia Leis. The stone was presented during the annual Society's meeting on Saturday.
  • Unsere Deutsch-Amerikanische Feier
    "Our German-American Celebration"
  • Marrow donor registry drive
    A marrow donor registration drive for ages 18-44 will take place this Sunday, Sept. 8 at St. John The Baptist Parish Center, 109 N. Main St., Glandorf.
  • PC Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair keeps families in their homes
    Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair has completed 20 projects since they officially completed their first project two years ago on Labor Day weekend.
  • FIsh with a Cop
    Roughly 200 area residents, including over 100 kids came out to Kalida’s Fish & Game for a free youth fishing derby held last Saturday, August 24.
  • Funds from Black Swamp Classic to support YMCA's kid's programs
    Over $66,000 raised through annual golf event.
  • Hosting grandchildren campouts
    Spending time with grandchildren can be a special time. Some area grandparents have gone beyond just having a few hours or an overnight time with a grandchild.
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