Putnam County Trivia ... Sept 6

The sheriff’s office was on the third floor of the Putnam County Courthouse until 1958, when a part of the sheriff’s residence in the county jail was remodeled into office space.

In the fall of 1940, men and women competed in a corn-husking contest in Riley Township before a crowd of around 3000 people. The event also included demonstrations of farm implements by dealers and band music. The contest was an annual event for several years, and took place at farms across the county.

Saint Barbara’s Catholic Church in Cloverdale had a parochial elementary school until 1966, when it closed mainly due to a teacher shortage. After this, students in the area went to Continental and Ottoville school districts in Putnam County and Grover Hill school district in Paulding County.

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