June 13, 1919

Arrangements have been made for reorganization the Ohio National Guard, and two regiments are now being recruited. Lima, St. Marys and Wapakoneta have already organized their companies. Lieutenant Floyd Evans received word from Adjutant General Roy E. Layton on Wednesday, inquiring on whether Putnam County would want another Company. Lieutenant Evans will be glad to hear from any young man who would like to join, as the Company must be organized within ten days if this county is to have one. The Ohio National Guard was an organization that any man could feel proud to be associated with and made for themselves a very enviable record during the World’s War. They were at all times subject to the call of the government and, many times have rendered valuable service to the people. The new re-organization will maintain the high reward of efficiency and service by the old and its ranks will be filled by those whose names are first enrolled.


June 16, 1944

Mrs. Ola Bogart of near Columbus Grove is a patient in Memorial hospital, Lima, suffering from a fractured right hip and bruises on her arm and back, which she received in a fall from the hay loft in the barn on her farm. Mrs. Bogart was storing an electric brooder in the hay loft, when she came too close to the edge, lost her balance and fell. Her condition is reported as satisfactory.


Mrs. Louisa Ann Ulrich, seventy-four, passed away Wednesday afternoon at her home in Gilboa. She had been ailing for almost fourteen years and was seriously ill for two years. Carcinoma was the cause of her death. Mrs. Ulrich was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Burton and was born near Leipsic on October 4, 1869. In 1894, she was married to Ora Ulrich who died in 1934. Mrs. Ulrich is survived by two sons, Virgil and Donald, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gretchen Lusk and Mrs. Dorothea Pickens of Fostoria, and Mrs. Marcene Ball, of near Columbus Grove; a brother, Minor Burton of Leipsic; three sisters, Mrs. William Kindle, of Leipsic; Mrs. Emma Swank of Tribly and Mrs. Jennie Rosso, of Fostoria; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


June 12, 1969

Cloudy and rainy weather conditions continued through last week-end, with Ray Burkholder, official weather observer reporting a third of an inch of rain added to last week’s showers. Since Monday, however, mostly clear skies and summer temperatures have taken over and in recent days farmers have had an opportunity to take to the fields, for seeding of late crops, and cultivating those which had been planted earlier.


The Ottawa Missionary Church and the Highland Lanes located about a block apart at the east edge of Ottawa, were burglarized some time after 2:00 a.m. Friday. Ottawa police are investigating the thefts in which both places were ransacked by the burglars. An estimated $500 in change was taken from the Highland lanes where cigarette, pop and candy machines and a juke box were broken open. Entry was gained by taking off the hinges of a rear door. No money was obtained at the Missionary Church but a tape recorder, valued at $85, was stolen. The thieves attempted to break open the safe in the secretary’s office but failed. A rear window was broken to gain entry.


A report was received from David Miller, route 1, Hamler, by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on Monday night that a motorcycle which he had parked in the parking lot at Hoyt’s Tavern had been stripped of all accessories. According to Miller, he and a friend had stopped at the tavern at 10 p.m. and when they left at 11:30 p.m. the accessories had already been removed. Since they were bolted, it would have been necessary for the thieves to have several kinds of tools.


Ottawa-Glandorf won its first game in the Putnam County Acme League Tuesday night by downing Pandora 8-4 at the local ball yard.


June 15, 1994

Denny Ellerbrock, Kalida; Rick Balbaugh, Miller City; and Laurence Romer, Glandorf were the winners of the Putnam County Sentinel’s “Father of the Year” contest winners. Category One; Denny Ellerbrock; “My father should be Father of the Year because he is doing a FANTASTIC job of raising me. He doesn’t always give me everything I want, that way I won’t grow up being too greedy. My Dad is patient. He doesn’t rush me to learn something, that way I understand the lesson better. I’ve learned A LOT from my Dad. Thanks to my Dad I think I’ll be a TERRIFIC person when I grow up. Theresa Ellerbrock.