The Village Reporter

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Pick up your copy of this week’s 58-page edition at counter sale locations throughout Williams and Fulton Counties in Northwest Ohio or download a copy now to your computer and/or mobile device.  The Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 edition will be available until late morning on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 (papers will be replaced at that time).


☛ Galen Cornell – (1961 – 2023) 1980 Graduate Of Edgerton High School

☛ Richard Mull – (1937 – 2023) Former Fulton County Fair Board Member

☛ Ardith Rupp – (1927 – 2023) Fayette High School Graduate

☛ Marjorie Hoops – (1929 – 2023) Member Of First Church Of God In Wauseon

☛ Ernest Raker – (1929 – 2023) 1947 Graduate Of Delta High School

☛ Franklin Bowman – (2000 – 2023) Graduate Of Wauseon High School

☛ Wayne Shinabery – (1948 – 2023) Archbold Resident

☛ William “Bill” Buckenmeyer – (1945 – 2023) Owned & Operated Buckenmeyer Farms

☛ Neil “Blue” Spengler – (1938 – 2023) Lifetime Citizen Of Archbold

☛ Nancy Flores – (1953 – 2023) Lifelong Resident Of Swanton

☛ Arthur Follett – (1935 – 2023) Member Of Montpelier Fire Department

☛ Linda Tumilty – (1944 – 2023) Formerly Of Bryan

☛ Juan Martinez – (1946 – 2023) Retired From ConAgra Foods In Archbold

☛ Jenny Moden – (1953 – 2023) Worked As Teacher’s Aide For Delta Schools

☛ Gloria Ramirez – (1950 – 2023) Swanton Resident

☛ Eleanor “Ellie” Sechler – (1945 – 2023) Member Of Hamilton (IN) Lions Club


☛ Winterfest Festivities Celebrated In Delta

☛ Montpelier Band Director Sees “Once In A Lifetime Trip”

☛ Police, EMT, Fire, Traffic & Court News

☛ MONTPELIER VILLAGE COUNCIL Robert Bohmer Of RH&B Considered For Law Director Agreement

☛ Swanton Chamber CEO Neil Toeppe Retiring After 21 Years

☛ Christmas Market Sets Up Shop In Lyons

☛ SWANTON VILLAGE COUNCIL: Council Updated On Financial Matters

☛ FAYETTE BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board Hears Updates From School Administrative Staff

☛ Funeral Pre-Planning With A Professional Eases Anxiety

☛ Dotting My Teas: Flaming Brownies

☛ Inspiring Ideas For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

☛ WEST UNITY VILLAGE COUNCIL: Resolution Passed Disallowing Cannabis Operators, Cultivators, & Dispensaries Until State Regulations Established

☛ Column: Caught My Eye, Crossed My Mind: Thanksgiving 2023 Was Perfect; Until ….

☛ Swanton Middle School Among Districts Highlighted At Education Conference

☛ West Unity Community Gathers For Parade & Tree Lighting

☛ Is It Really So? I am Back in a Science Lab: Testing a Plesiosaur Vertebra Bone

☛ Fayette Opera House Rocked By Siberian Solstice Christmas Concert

☛ Edgerton Elementary Names Bulldog Best Award Winners For November

☛ Four County Career Center Names Students Of The Month

☛ Bryan Elementary Selects Students For 5th Grade Ambassador Program

☛ Edgerton Varsity & JV Quiz Teams

☛ Montpelier Elementary Honors Little Loco Leaders For November

☛ Williams County Academic League (WCAL) Completes Season & Holds Tournament

☛ NSCC Foundation Seeking Nominations For 2024 Making A Difference Awards

☛ Christmas Cheer Parades Through Swanton

☛ Creo Coffee / Blaze & Babes Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony In Pioneer

☛ Craft Show Held In Gillette Building At Williams County Fairgrounds

☛ Local 4-H Youth To Attend National

 ☛ December Adult Programs At Swanton Public Library

☛ Four County Hosts Area Sophomores For Career Exploration Days

☛ December Youth Programs At Swanton Public Library

☛ WILLIAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Department Of Aging Shares News Of Healthy Living Grant Funding

☛ Gary & Olivia Hendricks Awarded, Bob Short & Ed Nickolite Elected At Williams SWCD Annual Open House

☛ Bryan’s Christkindl Market Off To A Great Start

☛ Annual Christmas Meeting Planned For Fulton County Genealogical Society

☛ ST. MARY SCHOOL (EDGERTON): Students Celebrate Friendsgiving; Learn About Numbers & Pumpkins


☛ Bryan Kiwanis Hears From Representative Of The Sanctuary Homeless Shelter

☛Bryan Area Foundation Contributes Money To Bryan Swim Program

☛Northwest Ohio Corn-Soybean Day To Be Held At Founder’s Hall On January 19

☛Holiday Season In Lyons Begins With Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

☛Bryan Graduate Leslie Stratton Brings Home Her Success For The Holidays

☛NSCC Receives Higher Education Grant For Commercial Truck Driver Student Aid

☛Weekly Recipe: Enjoy a tart accompaniment to holiday meals

☛Williams County Township Association Elects Officer Team For Upcoming Year

☛”The Village Reporter” Wants To Know “What Are You Most Thankful For?”

☛Williams County ~ Fulton County Area Community Calendar

☛Edgerton Graduate Opens Outlaw Armory & Ammo In Downtown

☛ Looking Back At What We Read Years Ago

☛ Church Page

☛ Classifieds

☛ Real Estate & Auction Spotlight


☛ BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Bryan Grinds Out 31-29 Win At Edgerton In Season Opener

☛ BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Evergreen Opens With 61-49 Win Over Clay

☛ BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Hilltop Knocks Off Montpelier 43-34

☛ BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Delta Holds Off Pettisville 29-25 In Season Opener

☛ BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Pettisville Defense Smothers Fayette In 37-14 Win

☛ BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Archbold Starts Season With 58-53 Win At Wauseon

☛ Boys Basketball Summaries

☛ GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Pettisville Storms Back In Second Half To Clip Hilltop 58-42

☛ GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Stryker Upends Fayette 43-26 For First Win Of Season

☛ GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Third Quarter Surge Lifts Wauseon Over Archbold 44-37

☛ GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL: Long Range Shooting Leads Montpelier Past Edgerton 46-35

☛ Girls Basketball Summaries

☛ Junior High Results

☛ Varsity Swimming Summaries

☛ Edgerton Hosts Williams County Special

Olympics “Meet The Teams” Night

☛ Winter Sports Spirit Day At Four County Career Center

☛ Athlete Of The Week

☛ Football State Championships To Remain In Canton Through 2026

☛ In Photos: Fall Sports Action – Williams County ~ Fulton County Area Athletics –

☛ Winter Sports Preview: Montpelier Locomotives

☛ Winter Sports Preview: Hilltop Cadets

☛ Winter Sports Preview: Bryan Golden Bears

☛ Winter Sports Preview: Stryker Panthers

☛ Winter Sports Preview: Wauseon Indians