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Jane Nice is theauthor of thebook
Married toMillie: TheHumble Life of Herb Monroe
. Thebook is an inspi-rational biographyabout Paulding’sbeloved HerbMonroe and wife,Millie. The bookcover, designedby Herb’s grand-daughter, showsHerb and Millie ontheir wedding dayin 1940.
f all people, I feel so humble that you would do this.I’m a poor subject,” said Herb Monroe, as author Jane Nice was working on his biography.
Almost everyone from Paulding is fa-miliar with the name “Herb Monroe.”Those who knew Herb were impacted byhis humility, compassion and sense of humor.“Herb Monroe was locally famous, not because of big accomplishments, but be-cause he loved people,” Nice said. Henever sought recognition, but consideredeach honor he received as “mountain topexperiences,” which came when he need-ed to get through life’s troubles. Nice’s book is titled
Married to Millie:The Humble Life of Herb Monroe
. Milliewas Herb’s beloved wife who passedaway in 1997 from Alzheimer’s Disease.The inspirational book details their livesfollowing the couple from the time theymet until Herb’s passing on 11-11-11 atthe age of 98.Herb Monroe grew up on a farm incentral Ohio and was taught the value of hard work. He had always been interestedin electricity and had the desire to becomean electrical engineer. He attended a lib-eral arts college which really did not offer that type of class, so he majored in physics.He worked after college for FarmBureau Rural Electric helping set up elec-tricity in rural areas.Herb met lovely Millie, his bride-to-bein 1938 at a church hot dog roast. Milliewas very classy and had gone to secretar-ial school, He was immediately takenwith her poise and beauty and she by hiscaring and great attributes. Herb said thatthrough the smoke from the wiener roast,he could tell it was love at first sight.The couple married in 1940 and in1941 moved to Paulding where Herbtook a job as the manager of Paulding-Putnam Electric. They moved in thesummer time and Millie was expecting
By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer
BY JOE SHOUSESportswriter
ANTWERP – AntwerpHigh School will host thefirst SportONE All-Star Basket ball Classic onSaturday, April 5.At 6 p.m., seniors repre-senting the three highschools from PauldingCounty and the three highschools from Van WertCounty will band together to form the Ohio squad.Ohio teams will includePaulding, Wayne Trace,Antwerp, Lincolnview, VanWert, and Division IV statechampion Crestview.Their opponent will comefrom across the border rep-resenting Indiana schoolsincluding Adams Central,South Adams, Bellmont, New Haven, Heritage,Eastside and Churubusco.The girls’ contest will tip-off at 6 p.m. followed bythe boys match-up at ap- proximately 8 p.m.Between the two gameswill be a 3-point contest.During halftime of the boys’ game will be a dunk contest.Coaches for the Classicwill be T.J. Hammer for theOhio boys and AdamCentral’s head coach, AaronMcClure.For the girls, Paulding’sLyndsi Shultz will be thehead coach and will be as-sisted by Wayne Tracecoach Bethany Hughes. TheHoosier girls will becoached by Shawn Shearer,head coach from NewHaven.SportONE is sponsoringthe event that Antwerp’sathletic director hopes to bea yearly event. “We have agreat relationship withSportONE and we are ap- preciative of their supportfor this all star game,” DrewAltimus said.Proceeds from the eventwill go toward Antwerpathletics.“We are looking at in-stalling a new scoreboard inthe gym,” according toAltimus. “The new boardwill highlight the players jersey number, the number of points he or she has andthe number of fouls.”Admission to the double-header all-star game is $5.In next week’s
will be completerosters for all four teamsalong with other statisticsand coaching information.
Antwerp to hostfirst-ever All-Star Basketball Classic
Paulding, Van Wert county players to battle Indiana
By JOE SHOUSECorrespondent
With a sigh of relief, thecalendar reminds us thelong-awaited first day of spring has finally arrived.And after enduring a long,cold, snowy winter, it’s nowtime for Paulding Countyvillages to assess how theyfared in what will go downas one of the most challeng-ing winters in history.Snow removal, street re- pairs, potholes, overtime,frozen pipes, and other un-usual hardships and addedexpenses have taxed com-munities since early January.For the village of Oakwood, administrator John Keyes reports that over-all the village is in prettygood shape.“We had two homes thatwere without water due tofrozen lines,” said Keyes.Overall, Keyes believesOakwood escaped withouttoo many potholes or muchovertime; where the villagehas seen an increase is in thesalt usage, fuel costs, andnatural gas bills to heat itsfour buildings.Fiscal Officer SusanBarron has seen a jump inheating the fire house, water building, EMS building, andthe town hall. “Last year for the three winter months, wespent $5,535 heating the buildings while this year wehave totaled $7,782,” saidBarron.There has been a slight in-crease in road salt and fuelfor its vehicles.The Village of Antwerp islooking at a $40,000 setback when it comes to expensescaused by the winter weath-er.“We’ve had water main breaks, equipment break-downs, and other expensesdue to frozen pipes,” saidAntwerp treasurer LorettaBaker.The village’s front endloader required a major re- pair in the amount of $6,600,
Melting snow leaves behindrepairs, budgetheadaches