Housing, Utilities and Taxes
Many local realtors are available to assist in obtaining housing
in the area, be it purchasing or renting. Building contractors
are available to construct new homes in two new subdivisions
located in Deshler.
Deshler has many fine recreational facilities to offer. There
are two recreational parks with shelter houses and playground
equipment, a community swimming pool, tennis courts and three
reservoirs for fishing. The
Deshler Memorial Field has two fields for baseball and softball
activities. The Deshler Men's Association
also has a lighted basketball court at their facilities. For
youth we have:
- Soccer League
- Little League Baseball
- Mini-Patriot Basketball
- Mini-Patriot Football
- Patrick Henry Theater League
- Debbie's Deshlerettes Baton Troupe
- Midget Football
- Girls' Softball
Deshler offers a variety of opportunities for Christian
worship, education, and service. There are many different denominations
including Lutheran, United Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Church of the
Brethren, and Baptist. The Deshler Council of Churches works together on ecumenical
projects including community worship
services and community vacation Bible school. Area congregations have reached
beyond their own walls to provide social service ministry to all age groups.
Community Organizations and Services
Many civic organizations contribute to the good of the community,
both through the cooperative efforts of their members and through
financial donations. Some local clubs and organizations are the
Lions Club, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, Bartlow Township
Historical Society, Deshler Men's Association, Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts, Genealogical Society, Bavarian Club, Garden
Club, Art League, Aladdin Club, Eastern Stars, Mason, 4-H, and
a Senior Citizens Organization.
Henry School System traditionally provides a high-quality
academic environment for its 1,200+ students. The school system
is composed of two elementary schools (Deshler Elementary,
housing grades K to 2; and Malinta Elementary, housing grades
3 and 4), a new centralized middle school, housing grades 5
through 8; and a centralized high school for grades 9 through
12. Our schools share a common element -- a strong and caring
teaching and support staff. Special programs in the district
include an enrichment program, speech & hearing
program and specialized reading teachers.
The Vocational Agriculture
advances to state levels at the Ohio State Fair and the music
department as well as the science department participates and
competes at the state level.
The Athletic Department is a member of the Northwest
Ohio Athletic League, the oldest conference in the state of Ohio.
Patrick Henry offers a full range of athletic
and extra-curricular programs that
develop the full
range of students'
interest and ability.
Patrick Henry School
District Library System is headquartered in Deshler at the
Edwin Memorial Library with branches in Hamler and Malinta.
These libraries have a book collection of over 85,500.
Within commuting distance there are two technical colleges,
three private colleges, two state universities and a parochial
The PTO, the Parent Music Association, the Athletic Boosters, the Patrick Henry Theater League
and the Academic Boosters also support the school system.
For more detailed information on he Patrick Henry
School System, visit their web site of at: http://www.patrickhenry.k12.oh.us.
Retail Businesses and Services
Deshler has a variety of retail businesses to offer as well
as being able to meet the demand for professional
services. The following businesses strive to meet the needs of
all the members of the community: supermarket, gas stations,
automotive repair shops,
automotive supply store, towing
hardware, plumbing & heating,
propane and fuel oil distributors, welding and sheet metal serves,
refuse pickup, hair stylists, craft & antique shop, florist,
bowling alley, car wash, interior and exterior
decorating, video supplies, pizza shops, tavern restaurants,
preschool & day care facilities, medical doctor,
home facilities with occupational therapy facilities, and a weekly