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Galen David “Gator” Wisda, 42

Galen David “Gator” Wisda, age 42, who grew up in Delta and had lived near Archbold, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, surrounded by his family following a long battle with cancer. Gator was a man of few words and much heart. He always had a smile for small children …

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William “Bill” E. Hartman, 86

William “Bill” E. Hartman, age 86, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away Sunday, May 08, 2022, at his home.   He was born February 29, 1936 in Williams County, Ohio to the late Emery and Madeline (Dietrich) Hartman.  He was a Army veteran serving October 25, 1955 until October 24, 1957 in …

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David L. Higginbotham, 61

David L. Higginbotham, age 61, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away late Monday afternoon, May 9, 2022, at the home of his brother and sister-in-law in Montpelier, Ohio, after a brief illness. David was a 1980 graduate of Bryan High School and had been employed by the Williams County Highway Department, …

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Martin E. Cox, 75

Martin E. Cox, age 75, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away early on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center. Marty was a former member of the Williams County Archery Club. He enjoyed hunting, working on old cars and attending cruise-ins around the area. Martin E. Cox …

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Jerry L. Cover, 76

Jerry L. Cover, 76, of Hicksville, Ohio, peacefully passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, in his residence.  He was born June 28, 1945 in Antwerp, Ohio, the son of the late Ernest H. and Ila (Fenton) Cover.  Jerry was a 1963 graduate of Hicksville High School.  He married Lillie Baker …

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LaVonne Mary Bliss, 98

LaVonne Mary Bliss, age 98, of Wauseon, passed away on May 8, 2022, at the Fulton County Health Center. LaVonne spent her life caring for her family and her home. LaVonne was born on July 11, 1923, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was raised by Paul Ray and Yvonne (Steiner) …

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Delores M. Valentine, 93

Delores M. Valentine, age 93, of Wauseon, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Kingston of Perrysburg. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a secretary for the Jeep Corporation for 30 years. Delores was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 13, 1928, the daughter of Howard and …

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William “Bill” E. Hartman, 86

William “Bill” E. Hartman, age 86, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away Sunday, May 08, 2022, at his home.   He was born February 29, 1936 in Williams County, Ohio to the late Emery and Madeline (Dietrich) Hartman.  He was a Army veteran serving October 25, 1955 until October 24, 1957 in …

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Tower Bids Done

The Edgerton Village Council awards bids for rehabilitating the water towers and for installing sidewalks on Oak Street during a special meeting. D & M Painting Corporation, out of Washington, Pennsylvania, had the lowest bid for a complete rehabilitation of the interior and exterior of both of the village’s water …

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Dackin Gets The Nod

A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader is named Ohio’s new state superintendent. Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education,…which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his hiring to oversee public K-12 education in the state. Dackin succeeds former Superintendent …

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