Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • MC-NC's Koenig recognized
    John Koenig, an agricultural teacher at Miller City – New Cleveland School in Miller City, is one of 10 finalists in Ohio for Ag Educator of the Year through Nationwide’s Golden Owl Award.
  • Community, cookies, and camping with the Girl Scouts
    “Helping the community,” comes the immediate response from all five Girl Scouts during their troop’s meeting this past Monday at the Columbus Grove VFW. They were responding to a question on what they liked about being Girl Scouts.
  • O-G Girls Softball gives back
    The Ottawa-Glandorf High School Girls’ Softball seniors hit a grand slam for veterans this Christmas.
  • Friends, family and Polka
    Members of the Ohio Polka Association say they enjoy the friends, family, and fun they have while attending polka dance events.
  • Brothers share a love of decorating
    Brothers Ken and Tom Diltz grew up surrounded by Christmas trees during the holiday season. When their parents passed away, they continued this tradition. This year the brothers put up and decorated 28 Christmas trees in Ken’s basement.
  • A lifetime of nativity
    The reason for the season was on full display Sunday to visitors at the Putnam County Historical Museum in Kalida during their Christmas open house.
  • 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!”
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Ooh La Latte open in Grove
    Another new business has opened its doors in downtown Columbus Grove.
  • 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.
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