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
- 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.
The Patrick 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 Department repeatedly 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 services, laundromat, hardware, plumbing & heating, construction contractors, 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, pharmacy, attorneys, optometrist, chiropractor, funeral director, insurance agencies, banking services, nursing home facilities with occupational therapy facilities, and a weekly newspaper.