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Hobert “Hobie” G. Krouse, 88

To honor the life and legacy of  Hobie Krouse, the public is invited to attend a celebration of life to be held at Montpelier High School, February 16, 2020 beginning at 2pm. Please bring your own special memories, as well as, hear many speakers share that day including Lynn Oberlin, …

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Fatal Crash On 6

A Defiance man dies in a crash on Highway 6, about six miles southeast of Bryan. Officials tell reporters Phillip Powell was westbound…when he goes over the median, into oncoming traffic. That’s when he slams into a pickup, driven by Roger Bostelman, of Hamler. Powell was pronounced dead when officials …

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Payments On The Way

Farmers hurt by the trade war get good news, as the third round of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments are approved in Washington. The payments are aimed at helping farmers, suffering from trade retaliation. Williams County farmers who do qualify will receive $67 per acre, with a cap of …

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Forum Set For Wednesday

A “Meet the Candidates” public forum for countywide races in the March primary is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams County Veterans Building, on E. Main St. in Montpelier. The forum includes both opposed and unopposed candidates. The community is invited. A panel will present questions to candidates …

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Area Bank Merger Completed

SB Financial Group, parent company of State Bank and Trust…and Edon Bancorp, who owns The Edon State Bank, announce a merger. Under terms of the agreement, Edon Bancorp will be combined with SB Financial and Edon State Bank will merge with and into State Bank. The move was unanimously approved …

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Phillip Michael Powell, 33

Phillip Michael Powell, age 33, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, along with his beloved dog, Ramona, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Phillip worked construction for Robison Renovations. He attended Second Baptist Church and Experience Church, both in Defiance, and Congregation …

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Cristina Sue “Cris” Whitney, 66

Cristina Sue “Cris” Whitney, age 66, of Montgomery, Michigan, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, in her home after an extended illness. Cris was a graduate of Camden-Frontier High School and graduated from South Central Michigan Licensed Practical Nursing School in Coldwater, Michigan. She worked as an LPN for …

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Henry Jozeph Kotula, 65

Henry Jozeph Kotula left this earth surrounded by family and went home to be with his creator on February 5, 2020. He valiantly battled kidney cancer over four years.   His family would like to thank the research oncology team of Dr. Alexander Starodub and all the caring medical staff …

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Dane M. Michael, 93

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred….minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne. Dane and Marjorie Michael celebrated 71 years of marriage on Thursday, February 6. Later that evening Marjorie passed away in her home surrounded …

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Marjorie A. Michael, 92

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred….minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne. Dane and Marjorie Michael celebrated 71 years of marriage on Thursday, February 6. Later that evening Marjorie passed away in her home surrounded …

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