Tag Archive: Willshire Herald

Feb 01

Personal Items from 1904 Willshire Herald

I am still getting information from the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald that my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm saved. The Willshire Herald was the predecessor of today’s Photo Star. Years ago local newspapers included personal items—information that included some of the happenings around the neighborhood–what the neighbors were doing, who visited who, …

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Jan 16

1940—Willshire High School Excels in Basketball and Academics

Willshire High School was known for its successful basketball teams. They even traveled to state tournaments several times. And the students were smart, too! The following is an article about the celebration banquet held for the members of the Willshire Bearcats basketball team who played at the state basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, on 15 …

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Nov 28

This & That from The Willshire Herald

One of my favorite pastimes is looking through old issues of The Willshire Herald on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. Below are some interesting articles that I recently found. Sustains Injured Hand John Scaer, farmer residing on route 2, Willshire, had the misfortune of cutting four fingers and the thumb off the left …

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Oct 19

Chattanooga News in the 1930s

Old issues of hometown newspapers may contain some interesting news and human interest items about the locals. I noticed a regular “Chattanooga News” page in old issues of The Willshire Herald as I looked for obituaries in that local newspaper. I find these old issues on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. The Willshire Herald, …

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