December 10, 1943

Word has been received in the county announcing the death of Pfc. Richard Clement of Miller S. D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Clement, former residents of northwest of Ottoville. He was killed in battle in Italy on November 6th. He had been previously wounded in the battle of Tunisia and had been awarded the Purple Heart. The young man was born in this county on October 29, 1917. He had been in the service for almost three years. A sister, Miss Valeta Wannemacher, of Delphos, and a brother Ernest, formerly of Delphos, now in service overseas, are included among the survivors.

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Pvt. Maurice R. Wannemacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Urban Wannemacher of Ottoville, was wounded in action on November 1st according to word received by the parents from the war department. The parents recently received a letter from the young man stating that he was stationed in a hospital in Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Wannemacher have two other sons in the service. Pfc. Stanley, is also located in Italy, and Pfc. Thomas, is stationed in Africa.

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Fred Eggeman, farmer of near Fort Jennings, suffered severe injury to four fingers on his right hand recently while operating a corn shredder on the farm of a neighbor. The index finger was amputated at the first joint; the second and third fingers at the middle joint, and the small finger was amputated slightly below the middle joint.

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Miss Marilyn Steiner of near Pandora won first place and the honor to represent Putnam county in the district Prince of Peace contest, when she was declared the winner of the county contest at Columbus Grove Sunday evening. Her topic was entitled “The Price of Peace.” Miss Donna Parsons of the Columbus Grove Congregational Christian church was awarded second place on her topic, “America on Signal Hill.” Miss Jean Troyer of Continental was the other contestant and used as her topic, “Bluebirds of Bombers.”

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Two automobiles were practically demolished and one person was treated by a Leipsic physician, Monday, as the result of a collision one mile north of Miller City on route 109. John Collet, of Continental, was traveling south on route 109, and Ora L. Arnold, of Leipsic, was traveling west when he entered the highway. Frank Sager of Leipsic, a passenger in the Arnold car was treated for bruises and body injuries. The other occupants escaped unhurt.

 

December 12, 1968

Army Captain Gary M. Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woods, Ottawa, has received the Army Commendation Medal for distinguished service while serving as operations officer in Korea from October 1967 to October 1968. Woods, attached to the 110th Military Police Company, obtained satisfactory ratings on both Tactical Proficiency and Surety Inspections In addition, he was the platoon leader of both the Headquarters and Sentry Dogs Platoons. He has served in the Army three and one half years.

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Extensive damage was done to a car owned by James Miller, Ottawa, when it caught fire as he was driving to work at the intersection of Pratt and Third Streets at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Fire Chief Guy Kersh said that the fire , which was raging out of control when firemen arrived, was caused by a defective carburetor. He estimated the loss on the 1955 vehicle at $100.

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Miller City held Oakwood to only three points in the first quarter but the Bobcats’ Dave Williams pulled off a three-point play at the final gun to give Oakwood a 50-47 victory over the Wildcats Saturday night.

 

December 15, 1993

Kalida High School students in Art I and II classes continued their annual Christmas tradition of creating gingerbread style house made of everything from candy canes, chocolate and graham crackers to gum balls, and pretzels. They were on display during the high school Christmas concert last week. Art teacher Max Ruhe said some of the houses will also be on display Friday, December 17 in the Kalida Natural Gas building on Main Street in Kalida. A church, complete with a steeple and cross on top, was made by Shannon Meyer. Also a candy train was made by Jill Wagner.