2 – The Herald Saturday, February 2, 2013
For The Record
Vol. 143 No. 167
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
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Delphos St. John’sWeek of Feb. 4-8
Monday: Cream of potatosoup/ crackers/ cheese stickor assorted sandwiches,cooked carrots, Romaine sal-ad, fruit bar, fresh fruit, milk.Tuesday: Hamburgersandwich, pickle and onion,assorted fries, Romaine salad,applesauce, fresh fruit, milk.Wednesday: Meatball sub,broccoli/cheese, Romainesalad, mixed fruit, fresh fruit,milk.Thursday: Popcorn chick-en/roll, green beans, Romainesalad, pears, fresh fruit, milk.Friday: Tacos/ soft/ hard/lettuce/ tomato/ cheese/onion, black beans, Romainesalad, peaches, fresh fruit,milk.
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of Feb. 4-8
Grab and go lunches areavailable every day and mustbe ordered by 9 a.m.Week of Feb. 4-8Monday: Nachos w/cheesesauce and meat sauce, bread-sticks, green beans, blackbean salsa, sherbet, lowfat orfat free milk.Tuesday: Chicken fingers,bread and butter, baby carrotsw/dip, diced pears, lowfat orfat free milk.Wednesday: Cheese/pep-peroni, breadsticks, marinarasauce, Romaine salad, fruit,lowfat or fat free milk.Thursday: Salisbury steak,bread and butter, mashedpotatoes w/gravy, fruit, low-fat or fat free milk.Friday: Franklin: Hot dog;Middle and Senior: Footlonghot dog, baked beans, chips,mixed fruit, lowfat or fat freemilk.
Landeck ElementaryWeek of Feb. 4-8
Monday: Blended chickennuggets, butter/peanut but-ter bread, green beans, fruit,milk.Tuesday: Spaghetti withmeat sauce, Romaine lettucesalad, breadstick, fruit, milk.Wednesday: BBQ porksandwich, french fries, fruit,milk.Thursday: Chili soup,crackers, butter/peanut butterbread, carrots, fruit, milk.Friday: Macaroni andcheese, butter/peanut butterbread, peas, fruit, milk.
OttovilleWeek of Feb. 4-8
Monday: Sloppy Joe w/pickles, baked beans, tri tator,pineapple, milk.Tuesday: Spaghetti, bread-stix, green beans, applesauce,milk.Wednesday: Pizzaburger,Romaine blend lettuce, corn,peaches, milk.Thursday: Chicken noodlesoup w/crackers, butter orpeanut butter bread, carrotstix, apple crisp, milk.Friday: Chicken nuggets,augratin potatoes, Romaineblend lettuce, butter bread,mixed fruit, milk.
Fort JenningsLocal SchoolsWeek of Feb. 4-8
Chocolate, white or straw-berry milk served with allmeals.High school - Ala Cartepretzel and cheese everyFriday and salad bar everyWednesday. Additional fruitand vegetable daily for highschool.
Week of Feb. 4-8
Monday: Chicken tetrazzi-ni, breadstick, broccoli, fruit.Tuesday: Coney dog, corn,cookie, fruit.Wednesday: Breadedchicken patty, carrot and cel-ery sticks, sorbet, fruit.Thursday: Popcorn chick-en, cocoa bar, green beans,fruit.Friday: Sloppy Jo sand-wich, pretzel sticks, bakedbeans, fruit.
Spencerville SchoolsWeek of Feb. 4-8
Monday: Chicken baconranch wrap w/toppings, corn, juice, milk.Tuesday: Cheeseburger,baked beans, carrots w/dip,peaches, milk.Wednesday: Bacon andegg breakfast pizza, smileyfries, apple slices, milk.Thursday: Breaded chick-en patty sandwich, steamedbroccoli w/cheese, carrots w/dip, pears, milk.Friday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes w/gravy,carrots w/dip, roll, mixedfruit, milk.
Lincolnview SchoolsWeek of Feb. 4-8
Monday: Chicken patty/bun, refried beans, apple-sauce, milk.Tuesday: Cheese pizza,salad/cressing, fruit crisp,pineapple, milk.Wednesday: Chili soup,PBJ sandwich, carrot sticks,mixed fruit, milk.Thursday: Chicken faji-tas/tortilla, green beans, cornsalsa, cookies, strawberries,milk.Friday: Hot dog/bun, fries,mandarin oranges, milk.
Paul H.,91, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. today at St.Joseph Catholic Church,Fort Jennings, the Rev.Charles Obinwa officiating.Following the Mass, theDelphos Veterans Counciland Fort Jennings AmericanLegion will conduct mili-tary graveside rites at thechurch. Burial will be inSt. Joseph Cemetery, FortJennings. Friends maycall one hour prior to theMass today at the church.Preferred memorials areto Wounded Warriors ordonor’s choice.
Gary Karl,61, of Van Wert, funeral ser-vices will be held at 2 p.m.today at Alspach-GearhartFuneral Home & Crematory,Van Wert. The Rev TimothySims will officiate. Burialwill be in EvangelicalProtestant Cemetery, ruralVan Wert County. Visitationwill be from noon to 2 p.m.today at the funeral home.Preferred memorials maybe directed to NODC CareBear Fund.
May 31, 1930 -February 1, 2013
Mary E. Baxter, of Spencerville, died at 6:54 a.m.Friday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.She was born May 1, 1930 toGeorge and Germaine (Strayer)Suever, who preceded her indeath.On June 16, 1950, she wasunited in marriage to William C.Baxter who preceded her in deathon July 24, 2010.Survivors include her chil-dren; one son, William C. (Pam)Baxter II of Delphos; one daugh-ter, Susan (Dave) Casemier of Delphos; four sisters, Jean Millerof Ada, Jane (Gene) Youngpeterof Spencerville, Shirley Strayer of Lima and Joyce (Ron) Brennemanof Delphos; one brother, Paul(Sondra) Strayer of Spencerville;four grandchildren, Wesley (Erin)Baxter, Bradley (Ashley) Baxter,Jonathon (Michelle) Casemierand Jessica (Doug) Rudasill;seven great-grandchildren, Booneand Alecta Baxter, Trace andMalin Casemier and Brayden,Lea and Ty Rudasill.Mrs. Baxter was a volun-teer and presiding judge for theMarion Township Election Board.She was also a home maker. Marywas a member of Morris ChapelChurch, Elida Garden Club andHappy Hours Garden Club. Shewas a kind-hearted, giving moth-er, grandmother, great-grand-mother and friend. Her greatest joy was supporting her familywith her love and presence. Shewas a gifted gardener, willing toshare any of her flowers, plantsand produce. She truly appreci-ated her time on this earth andthe glory of nature and all itscreatures.Services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Monday at Trinity UnitedMethodist Church with ReverendDavid Howell officiating. Burialwill follow in Walnut GroveCemetery. Visitation will be from1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Monday atTrinity United Methodist Church.Memorial contributions can bemade to Angels for Animals.
Mary E. Baxter
This is so not how this wassupposed to be. I quit smokingand my lungs were supposedto clear and I was adding yearsto my life and getting sickless.Reality? Coughing, cough-ing, coughing. I thought per-haps it was my lungs purg-ing more than 30 years of cigarette smoke but I don’tthink so.Throat hurts. Chest hurts.Head hurts. Probably got afever. Yuck!Flu bug, why did you haveto visit me?It was inevitable. You can’thide from it. It gets us all -eventually.But I was supposed to geta free pass this year because Iquit smoking. It’s not fair.So now I have to get thiswritten, share my miserywith you and go to bed. Isit cold enough out there forya? I love walking the dogand having my nostrils freezetogether. I’m just lucky thisone is almost as cold as I ambecause he doesn’t have muchfur. Sadie could stick it out fora while with her triple coat.I’m ready for the heat wavetoday and I won’t even minda little snow. I’m hoping tosleep in a bit and wake up toa white wonderland. It willlook lovely while I snivel andcough.I wonder if BuckeyeChuck and PunxsutawneyPhil will agree today. I think itwould be cool to have my ownground hog and hold a partyeach Groundhog Day and leteveryone come over and see if my little guys sees his shadow – or not. So which will it be?Six more weeks of winter oran early spring? I’ll tell youa secret. Groundhog Day isabout six weeks from the firstday of spring. Coincidence? Idon’t know, you tell me.It would still be neat tohave my own groundhog.I’ve have been sleepingbetter since I quit smokingand that’s nolaughing mat-ter. I appreci-ate sleep andthere’s noth-ing better thangood sleep.Thingsare starting totaste better,too. I didn’tthink thingstasted bad before so this couldget interesting – and danger-ous. There’s this thing aboutquitting smoking: it’s reallyhard and you find yourself trying to replace it with some-thing and it’s usually food. Ithink Popsicles may be mysaving grace.There is one thing I hopeI don’t do after officiallybecoming an ex-smoker. Thatwould be to get down on peo-ple who still smoke. If anyoneknows how hard it is, I do. Itwas a big decision to put itout there in a column and leteveryone know.When smokers talk aboutit, it’s kind of like a club. Weall know how it is. We allknow how much they controlus and when one of us tries toquit and doesn’t make it, well,we all know that it’s hard andit may take more than onetry. When we see someonesmoking who said they weregoing to try and quit, we feeltheir pain. There’s no judging.We’re bummed because wethought maybe if they coulddo it, we could too.So remember that. Notnecessarily for me but for allthose trying to shake the nico-tine monkey off their back.
Why did you come a callin’?
A boy was born Feb. 1 toMelanie and Brian Wierwilleof Spencerville.
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the schoolhouse door,” saidAgriculture Secretary TomVilsack.Most snacks sold in schoolwould have to have less than200 calories. Elementary andmiddle schools could sell onlywater, low-fat milk or 100 per-cent fruit or vegetable juice.High schools could sellsome sports drinks, diet sodasand iced teas, but the calo-ries would be limited. Drinkswould be limited to 12-ounceportions in middle schools, and8-ounce portions in elementaryschools.The standards will covervending machines, the “a lacarte” lunch lines, snack barsand any other foods regular-ly sold around school. Theywould not apply to in-schoolfundraisers or bake sales,though states have the power toregulate them. The new guide-lines also would not apply toafter-school concessions atschool games or theater events,goodies brought from home forclassroom celebrations, or any-thing students bring for theirown personal consumption.
Hunt for murderermistakenly freed in Chicago
BY JASON KEYSERThe Associated Press
CHICAGO — Authoritiessearched Friday for a convict-ed murderer from Indiana whowas mistakenly released aftera Chicago court appearance,as officials in Illinois admittedthey lost paperwork directingthem to return him to Indiana.It turned out Steven L.Robbins didn’t even need tobe brought to Chicago in thefirst place, and Cook Countyofficials on Friday also pointedfingers over who was respon-sible for that mistake.Robbins, 44, was servinga 60-year sentence for murderin Indiana and was escortedby Cook County sheriff’sdeputies to Chicago this weekfor a court appearance in aseparate case involving drugand armed violence charges— a case that had actuallybeen dismissed in 2007. Afterappearing before two CookCounty Circuit Court judges,Robbins was taken to a jail onChicago’s South Side. He wasreleased hours later, instead of being sent back to Indiana tocontinue his murder sentence.The public was not alerted thathe was on the loose for about24 hours.Cook County Sheriff TomDart on Friday took respon-sibility for Robbins’ release,saying a document show-ing he should be returned toIndiana disappeared while hisdeputies were transporting theprisoner, sometime betweena Tuesday court appearanceand his return to jail after asecond court appearanceWednesday. Robbins wasreleased Wednesday evening.“We’re not ducking the factwe dropped the ball. We mademistakes,” Dart said. “Thepublic deserves much more.We’re going to find out whatwent wrong here.”But Dart and CookCounty State’s Attorney AnitaAlvarez, both prominent localDemocrats, exchanged tensewords about who should acceptresponsibility for havingRobbins brought to Chicagofrom Indiana. Alvarez said heroffice had told Dart’s officethat it didn’t need to bringRobbins from Indiana becausethe drug and armed violencecase was closed. But Dart’soffice proceeded anyway, shesaid, because of confusion overthe outcome of the case andbecause Robbins demanded tostand trial. “The Cook CountySheriff’s Police, despite thefact that the assistant state’sattorney told them that theydidn’t have to bring him back,they thought it would be betterif they did bring him back toget this all cleared up becausethe guy keeps writing lettersdemanding trial,” Alvarez toldreporters.But Dart said his officesought — and was granted— permission from the stateattorney’s office to bringRobbins to Chicago. The sher-iff showed The AssociatedPress a copy of the extradi-tion request from Septembersigned by one of Alvarez’sprosecutors. “We can’t just goto any state in the country andsay ‘You know what? We’regoing to take someone outof your prison and bring himhere.’ … They’re the ones thatsigned off on allowing us to goget this guy,” Dart said.Dart also said that becauseof an antiquated computersystem, his office thought anarrest warrant for Robbins inthe case was still active, whichis why it asked the state attor-ney’s office for permission toextradite Robbins. “It’s ourfault but we move 100,000people a day and it’s all donewith paper,” Dart said. Federaland local law enforcementofficers searching for Robbinswere knocking on doors inIllinois and Indiana on Friday,including those of his friendsand relatives, the sheriff’soffice said. The FBI and U.S.Marshals Service offered a$10,000 reward for informa-tion leading to his apprehen-sion.In a late afternoon inter-view, Dart said there had beensightings of the fugitive andthat authorities had been closeto catching him. Robbins, aGary, Ind., native, was serv-ing a sentence for murder andweapons convictions out of Marion County in Indiana.Witnesses to the 2002 killingtold police Robbins was argu-ing with his wife outside abirthday party in Indianapoliswhen a man intervened, tell-ing Robbins he should not hita woman, according to courtdocuments. The witnesses saidRobbins then retrieved a gunfrom a car and shot the man,Rutland Melton, in the chestbefore fleeing.CLEVELAND — TheseOhio lotteries were drawnFriday:
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BY KANTELE FRANKOThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS —Republican Josh Mandel isn’tready to write off his politi-cal future after his unsuccessfulchallenge to U.S. Sen. SherrodBrown last fall in one of themost bitter, closely-watchedand expensive elections in thecountry.Mandel confirmed this weekthat he plans to seek re-electionas Ohio treasurer next year.“Obviously it’s impossibleto predict the future, but youknow, I think the best courseforward for me is just do a good job as state treasurer, which Ibelieve we have been doing andI’ll continue to do,” Mandel saidThursday during a legislativepreview session for journalistsorganized by The AssociatedPress. Asked to reflect on therancorous campaign and itspotentially damaging effect onhis political ambitions, Mandelrattled off a few Ohio politi-cians who he said bounced backafter their “political obituaries”were written. He noted thatGeorge Voinovich had a dou-ble-digit loss in a 1988 Senaterace before becoming governorand later U.S. senator, and thatcurrent Ohio Attorney GeneralMike DeWine lost a 1992 chal-lenge to then-Sen. John Glennbut won a Senate seat two yearslater. DeWine lost the seat toBrown, a Democrat, in 2006.
Ohio treasurer Mandelhopeful for political future
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