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Adeline Grace Pessefall was born June 10, 2019, at 4:59 p.m. at the Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksviile.

On June 24, Lorene Wieland of 22134 Wieland Road, Defiance, will turn 100. Her family will host an open house to celebrate this special occasion on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Evansport United Methodist Church, 1560 West St., Evansport. They requests no gift please.

Wayne and Harriet (Colon) Patten of West Unity are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1954, in West Unity. They are the parents of Cindy (John) Noveskey, Amy (Dave) Siegel, Russell (Amy) Patten and Ann (Steve) Cilley. They have been blessed w…

Nova Rose Cordle was born June 7, 2019, at 9:06 a.m. at the Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville. The little miss weighed in at 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Bill and Deb Smith of West Unity were united in marriage on June 3, 1969. They celebrated the 50th anniversary on Monday. They have two children, Michelle and Matthew. Bill and Deb have been blessed with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wyse of Fayette announce their 65th wedding anniversary. Melvin Wyse and Eloise Lucas were united in marriage on June 7, 1954, at Ambrose Baptist Church, near Fayette. They have three children, Gary of Toledo, Scott of Fayette and Michele (Bob) Bedritis of Portland, Orego…

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Frank of Stryker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Virgil Frank and Donna Kahrs were married on June 7, 1969, in Wauseon at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The couple have three children: Sherri (Mark) Taylor of Archbold, Jody (Mark) Hulbert of Defiance and Mandy F…

Coy and Cherie Jones of West Unity are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on May 26, 1979, in Fayette. They are proud parents of five children, Cherie, Laurie, Danny (deceased), Angie and Coy Jr. They have been blessed with lots of grandchildren an…

Bennett Lee Heinze was born April 30, 2019, at the Community Hospitals and Wellness Center-Bryan.

David and Suzanne (Hire) Nelson of Angola, Indiana, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on May 17, 1969, in West Jefferson, Ohio. They are the parents of Tammy (Rodger) Swank of Pioneer, Chris (Greg) Hopkins of Pioneer, Davy Nelson of Bryan and …

Kaleigh Renee Stoker and Joseph Alan Williams were united in marriage on April 20, 2019, at Dad’s Place in Bryan.

Frank and Linda (Schmucker) Middleton of Montpelier are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 9, 1969, at the Baptist Church in Pioneer by the Rev. Jan Garber. They are the parents of Michael (Shaniquea) Middleton of California and Stephanie (Jeff) Dresser of N…

Erma Bauer of Montpelier is celebrating her 90th birthday on May 12. A card shower is being held in her honor. Cards may be sent to her at 10281 Ohio 107, Montpelier, OH 43543.

Please join the children of Vada Jean Pierce in celebrating her very special birthday, 90 years, on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 100 Elm St. in Pioneer. Cake and ice cream will be served. No gifts please. The family is preparing a Memory Book featuring not…

Don and Betty Elger celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary recently. The were united in marriage on April 22, 1989, at the United Methodist Church in Defiance. They have one son, Richard Birkhold, deceased.

McKenna Marie Williams was born March 23, 2019, at New Beginnings Birthing Center, Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.

Duane and Barbara (Ridenour) Spangler will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on April 25, 1959, in Bryan, by the Rev. Grumbling at the First Brethren Church. They are the parents of Holly (Joe) Kolodka of Lodi, Ohio, Penny (Paul) Stoll of Edon …

Edith Mast of Bryan is celebrating a very special day — her 100th birthday. An open house is being held in her honor to celebrate the occasion on Saturday, April 20, from 1-3 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 15627 U.S. 127. If you are unable to attend, well wishes can be sent to: Edith Mas…

A card shower is requested for Ernie Fleming. He had a stroke and is now disabled. He will be 82 on April 18. Ernie owned the Hawaiian Shaved Ice trailer for years and made many friends with it. Cards may be sent to Ernest Fleming, 11703 County Road D, Bryan, OH 43506.

Come and help celebrate the 100th birthday of Eleanor Bowman. The original party was scheduled in January, but had to be canceled due to the weather. The open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 903 Center St., in Bryan.

Fae Musser of Bryan is celebrating her 96th birthday on April 14. A card shower is being given in her honor. Cards may be sent to her at 2444 County Road 13, Bryan, OH 43506.

Adilynn Virginia “Jenny” Buntain was born Jan. 7, 2019, at 6:44 p.m. at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center-Bryan.

Loganne Grace Snyder was born Feb. 19, 2019 in Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Bryan.

Rex and Dorothy (Troyer) Short of Archbold are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on March 28, 1959 in Wayland, Iowa. They are the parents of Kelly (Brian) Carpenter of Pickerington, Ohio; Jodi (Andy) Herman of Edgerton, Wendy (Paul) Herr of Contin…

McKenzie Jo Frazer of Bryan, currently residing in Orlando, Florida, and Ben Shepler of Toledo and currently residing in Orlando, Florida, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Stephanie Nicole Towers of Bryan and Scott Allan Arnold of Bryan announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Darrell and Reynalda (Salinas) McKinney of Pioneer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on April 17, 1969, in Virginia. They are the parents of Robert McKinney and Holly (Jay) Hughes of Onalaska, Texas. They have been blessed with four grandchild…

On Monday, April 15, Rosemary Nester of Edon will turn 90. Her family will have an open house to celebrate this special occasion. It will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday April 14, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 201 N. Church St., Edon. Rosemary was married to the late Otis Nester and th…

Alfred Aloysius Lirot, a lifelong resident of Bryan, will be celebrating his 90th birthday. He managed Suburban Golf Course and was a draftsman at Aro Corporation and 50 Division. Come and join his celebration of life on Sunday, March 31, from 3-6 p.m. at the Center Township hall, Country Ro…

Marvin and Dolores (Leininger) Stuckey will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage April 4, 1959, in Blakeslee by Father Seites. They are the parents of Dean (Sheila) Stuckey of West Unity and Jeanne (Mike) Cupp of Fenton, Michigan. They have also b…

Jim Siler and Donna Husted Smith of Hicksville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on May 4, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Hicksville.

Aria Skye Torrez was born Jan. 21, 2019, at 1:05 a.m. at the Fulton County Medical Center, Wauseon. The little miss weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 3/4 inches long.

Alice Reeves will be celebrating her 93rd birthday on Saturday, March 23. Alice retired in 1987 from Chief Supermarket after 21 years of service. Birthday greetings may be sent to her at 01947 State Route 2, Bryan, OH 43506.

Rick and Lois (Anders) Baughman of Montpelier are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on March 29, 1969. They are the parents of Stephanie Friend and Melissa Baughman. Lois is a retired art teacher and Rick is a retired mailman. The couple have been…

Irv and Nancy Derks of Bryan are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on March 1, 1969, by the Rev. Edmund Burkey at the First United Brethren Church in Adrian, Michigan. They have two sons, Richard (Michelle) Derks and Michael Derks of Bryan. Irv and Nanc…

Brynn Marie Stuckey was born March 7, 2019, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan.

Fred and Helen Sanders of Bryan will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. The couple were united in marriage in St. Marys, Ohio. They have two children, Steve and Debra (Sanders) Kepler of Bryan and Allen and Cindy Sanders of Pineville, Kentuc…

Willis Davis will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 19. Anyone wishing to send birthday greetings may send them to him at P.O. Box 303, West Unity, OH 43570.

There will be a birthday celebration in honor of Dale Walker and his 85th birthday. The open house will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Bryan Community Center, 1130 Buffalo Road. No presents please, just your loving presence.

Rosemary Scott will be celebrating her 90th birthday on March 6. Anyone wishing to send birthday greetings may send them to her at 659 Wood Drive, Montpelier, OH 43543.

The St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Montpelier was the setting for the Sept. 22, 2018, wedding uniting Savannah Austin of Montpelier and Justin Mattern of Montpelier. Pastor Richard Blank officiated at the ceremony. Following a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple reside in Montpelier.

The children and family of Mr. and Mrs. Arvon Byroads invite all to help celebrate Arvon and Fern’s 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Please send cards and notes to their attention at P.O. Box 135, Bryan, OH 43506. No gifts please.

Adrew Wagner of Edgerton is celebrating a very special birthday. She will turn 100 years old on Feb. 27. An open house in her honor will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Edgerton Senior Center, located in the Church of Christ, 24 Laubach Drive. No gifts please.

Alan and Jane Hake of Montpelier are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on Feb. 22, 1969, at the Bethlehem Christian Union Church by the Rev. Phil Harrison. They are the parents of Shannon (Mike) Trausch of Edon and Rob of West Unity. They have two…

Connor James Melching was born on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at 1:35 a.m. at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan.

James Bouman will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Feb. 10. Anyone wishing to send birthday greetings may send them to him at Hillside Country Living, 09876 County Road 16, Apt. 38, Bryan, OH 43506.

USAF Staff Sergeant Jordan and Kristen (Abraham) Faulhaber are tickled pink to announce the arrival of their first child, Amelia Elaine Faulhaber.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Schelling of rural Pioneer will observe their Golden Anniversary with an open house on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Montpelier Moose Lodge. Charlie and Joyce were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, 1969, at St. Paul’s United Met…

A sight I have wished I could see is the Great Wall of China. It must be an awe-inspiring sight – stretching some 1500 miles, 12 to 40 feet wide at different places, and 20 to 50 feet high. I understand the Great Wall can be seen from the International Space Station, just not from Ohio.