November 8, 1918



Word has been received that Private Elmer Bowers, who was a member of Company “M” Ohio National Guards, was killed on the 28th of last September. His parents reside between Columbus Grove and Rockport. On last Friday the parents of Urban N. Winnow received a telegram from the government stating that Private Winnow was killed in battle on the 29th of September. He also was a member of old Company “M.” Both boys were in training here with the company and left under command of Captain Guy Cartwright for Camp Sheridan, Alabama, where they were transferred to another company.

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On last Wednesday night, at two o’clock a.m., the village of Kalida was visited by a destructive fire. The blaze was discovered in the grocery store of Mrs. Fangbush and at that time had enveloped the entire store. The alarm of fire was sounded and the citizens promptly responded to the call, but the blaze had spread to the adjoining grocery and cream station of William Siebeneck. By hard work the fire company and citizens were able to get the fire under control and kept it confined to these two store rooms. Both buildings were burned to the ground and the fire had so far progressed that it was impossible to save anything from the store of Mrs. Fangbush and it also destroyed practically all the stock of Siebeneck including a large amount of cream and poultry stored in the rear of the room. The loss on the buildings and contents will amount to several thousand dollars, partially covered by insurance.

 

November 12, 1943

Fire which cause a loss of several thousand dollars completely destroyed the country home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman, just easth of the Greensburg township house west of Glandorf, early Friday morning. The flames, which are believed to have started from a defective flue, were discovered shortly before one o’clock by members of the family and had made such headway that it was inpossible to save the large two-story home.

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Doris Quigley, thirteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Quigley of Continental, had a narrow escape from death Tuesday afternoon at four-thirty, when she walked into the path of a backing locomotive on the Nickle Plate railroad at a street intersection in that village. The girl suffered the loss of all the nails but one on the toes of her right foot and bruises and scratches about the face and head. The sole was also torn from her shoe. The Quigley child and Donna Cass were on their way home from purchasing groceries when the accident happened. The girl was removed to the railroad depot, a short distance away and a physician was called. Although the toes were mangled, it is believed that all will be saved. Two stitches were required to close the wound in the one toe. The girls reported they did not see the backing locomotive. Ralph Hooper, agent at the station, witnessed the accident.

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Ottawa village suffered its first fatal war casualty last week in the person of Second Lieutenant Harriet A. Beckman, daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Beckman. He death, which evidently was due to an automobile accident, occurred in England on Monday, October 25th. —-Miss Beckman was born in Ottawa on January 21, 1903, the daughter of Alex and Mary E. Beckman.—-She is survived by her mother, at Ottawa; a brother, Stanley, manager of the Beckman jewelry store in Ottawa; another brother, Edward J. Beckman, who was publisher of The Sentinel during the years 1923-24-25 now in journalistic work in New York and a sister, Sister Marie Alma, teacher in the parochial schools at Dearborn, Michigan etc.

 

November 7, 1968

Richard Osting, Jr., 18, of route 2, Delphos, was struck in the wrist by a blast from his shotgun at nine o’clock Tuesday morning near Rushmore. He was taken to St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima, where he underwent surgery. Osting informed Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies, who investigated, that he stopped his car to shoot crows. When he pulled his .410-gauge shotgun from the car it discharged and struck him in the wrist, he stated.

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Glandorf Girl Scout Troops 442 and 452 recently sent Christmas packages containing cookies, candy, puzzles, rifle cleanings and letters to the soldiers in Vietnam. The Ottawa-Glandorf Jaycees sponsored the project, and the Girl Scouts are grateful for the assistance given by them.

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Miller City ran up nearly enough points to win in the first three quarters Friday night and then let reserves go most of the final round as they won their season opening basketball game from Gomer 80-67.

 

November 10, 1993

Members of the Brookhill swim team recently competed in the Area III swim meet. Members of the team included: Tisha Moser, Loretta Creamer, Angel Reed, Jody Cross, Holly Meyer, Randy Wilson, Jim Hohenbrink, Ron Luderman, Terry Shafer, Joe Burkhart, Theresa Austin and Tim Amstutz.

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The Miller City freshman volleyball team finished the season with a 17-3 record and the champions of the Miller City Freshman Invitational back on October 9. Members of the team include: Kelly Oedy, Deanne Vennekotter, Melissa Schnipke, Kelly Schroeder, Nicole Schroeder, Carrie Niese, Christy McKibben, Renee Liebrecht, Anne Barlage and Jean Forster, coach.