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18th Annual Hospice Night Out

by Putnam Connection on 12/15/14

Putnam County HomeCare and Hospice will be having it's 18th Annual Hospice Night Out Fundraiser of February 14, 2015. 

This event will be held at the Ottawa K of C and the doors open at 5:30 pm. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling Putnam County HomeCare and Hospice @ 419-523-4449. 

Putnam County Homecare and Hospice

Leipsic Fire Dept. Christmas Breakfast

by Putnam Connection on 11/06/14

Leipsic FD Christmas BreakfastsStop by the Leipsic Fire Station on SR65 in Leipsic for Christmas Breakfast on Sunday, December 7, 2014 starting at 8:00 am.

The breakfast will be FREE with a donation.

All donations will go to the Job and Family Services Christmas Program to help purchase items for area kids for Christmas.  

The public is welcome to come in and enjoy breakfast with Santa!



Chicken BBQ in Leipsic

by Putnam Connection on 11/06/14

Chicken BBQ in Leipsic, OhioSt. Mary's Leipsic Athletics is holding a Chicken BBQ on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Take out only with a drive through lane on St. Mary's Street in front of the school.

Meals are $8 each and consist of a half chicken, 2 sides and a roll.

Money raised from the Chicken BBQ will help fund athletics at St. Mary's.

Water Towers - Landmarks for Putnam County, Ohio Villages

by Putnam Connection on 02/10/14

They come in different shapes, sizes and colors. They are one of the first things you see from a distance as you approach almost any Putnam County, Ohio village.

Putnam County Ohio Water Towers

Water towers are distinguishing landmarks and help provide many Putnam County residents with their daily water needs. But do you know exactly how a water tower works?

While they are often massive in size, water towers are fairly simple devices. Basically, a water tower is a tank of water that has been elevated high above the ground. Water towers are tall so they can provide an adequate amount of pressure to all the homes and businesses they serve.

Putnam County Ohio Water Towers 

A water tower's tank is usually quite large. The size of the tank is typically sized to hold about one day's worth of water for the community it serves. If the community's water pumps fail for some reason, the water tower holds enough water to keep water flowing for about a day.

In most places, the drinking water comes from either a reservoir or well. The water is treated in a water treatment plant where clear and safe water is produced. Pumps pressurize the water and send it into the water system's feeder pipes.

The water tower is attached to the water system's feeder pipes. If the pumps are producing more water than is needed by the system, the excess water flows into the water tank tower. If the community is demanding more water than the pumps can supply, water flows out of the water tower to meet that demand.

While water towers are highly functional, many have also become elaborate forms of architecture and engineering. Here are a few examples of water towers that have also become visitor attractions:

Ear of Corn Water Tower

Ear of Corn Water Tower in Rochester, Minnesota


 Peach Water Tower in Gaffney, South Carolina


Kuwait Water Towers  

Water Towers in Kuwait 


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by Putnam Connection on 01/11/14 NetworkThe Network is an on-line community with a mission to connect and celebrate all who live, work and play in Putnam County, Ohio

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