2A – The Herald Monday, May 6, 2013
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Vol. 143 No. 228
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
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April 14, 1951-May 4, 2013
David William Metzger,62, of Defiance, died at 7:18a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born April 14,1951, in Delphos to HenryMetzger and Doris (Ditto)Metzger Mullenhour, whopreceded him in death.Survivors include a sis-ter, Linda (Richard) Johnsonof Cloverdale; three broth-ers, Dale (Betty) Metzger of Oakwood, Kenneth Metzgerof Delphos and Cari (Mary)Metzger of Grove City; twostepsisters, Zelma Keller andNona Jones of Lima; and step-brother, Marvin Mullenhourof Texas.He was also preceded indeath by brothers Joseph andDaniel Metzger; and his step-father, Woody Mullenhour.Mr. Metzger enjoyedspending time with his friendsand family.Private family services willbe held at a later date.To leave condolences forthe family, visit harterand-schier.com.
Ronald E.“Ronnie,” 48, of Lima, funer-al services will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday at ChilesLaman Shawnee Chapeland Cremation Services atShawnee Chapel on ShawneeRoad in Lima, Pastor MichaelHughes officiating. Intermentwill be at Walnut HillCemetery in New Hampshire,Ohio. Family and friends maycall 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.today at the funeral home. Inlieu of flowers, contributionscan be made to the family.
A boy was born May 3 toAlice and Eugene Schultz of Middle Point.A boy was born May 3to Jessica and Brian Ladd of Vaughnsville.
By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, May 6,the 126th day of 2013. Thereare 239 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On May 6, 1863, the CivilWar Battle of Chancellorsvillein Virginia ended with aConfederate victory overUnion forces.
On this date:
In 1840, Britain’s firstadhesive postage stamp, thePenny Black, officially wentinto circulation five daysafter its introduction.In 1882, PresidentChester Alan Arthur signedthe Chinese Exclusion Act,which barred Chinese immi-grants from the U.S. for 10years (Arthur had opposed anearlier version with a 20-yearban).In 1910, Britain’sEdwardian era ended with thedeath of King Edward VII; hewas succeeded by George V.In 1935, the WorksProgress Administrationbegan operating under anexecutive order signedby President Franklin D.Roosevelt.In 1937, the hydro-gen-filled German airshipHindenburg burned andcrashed in Lakehurst, N.J.,killing 35 of the 97 people onboard and a Navy crewmanon the ground.In 1954, medical stu-dent Roger Bannister brokethe four-minute mile dur-ing a track meet in Oxford,England, in 3:59.4.In 1960, Britain’s PrincessMargaret married AntonyArmstrong-Jones, a com-moner, at Westminster Abbey.(They divorced in 1978.)In 1962, in the first testof its kind, the submergedsubmarine USS Ethan Allenfired a Polaris missile armedwith a nuclear warhead thatdetonated above the PacificOcean.In 1996, the body of for-mer CIA director William E.Colby was found washed upon a southern Maryland riv-erbank, more than a weekafter he’d disappeared.In 2002, Dutch politicianPim Fortuyn (pihm fohr-TOWN’) was shot and killedin Hilversum, Netherlands.(Volkert van der Graaf waslater convicted of killingFortuyn and was sentencedto 18 years in prison.)
Ten years ago:
FloridaSen. Bob Graham launchedhis campaign for the 2004Democratic presidential nom-ination by accusing PresidentGeorge W. Bush of retreatingfrom the war on terrorism to“settle old scores” betweenthe Bush family and Iraq’sSaddam Hussein. (Grahamdropped his bid five monthslater.) Budget chief MitchellDaniels announced his resig-nation. Kmart Corp. emergedfrom bankruptcy after morethan 15 months of Chapter 11protection.
Five years ago:
BarackObama swept to a convincingvictory in the North CarolinaDemocratic primary whileHillary Rodham Clintoneked out a win in Indiana.A Georgia man who’d killedhis live-in girlfriend wasexecuted; William Earl Lyndwas the first inmate put todeath since the SupremeCourt upheld the constitu-tionality of lethal injections.Kobe Bryant won his firstMVP award after leading theLos Angeles Lakers to thebest record in the WesternConference.
The Delphos Kiwanis Club has startedprojects at Garfield Park. Kiwanis memberJamie Wisher said the group hired a privatecontractor to lay a blacktop Thursday onwhat will be a high-school-regulation-sizecourt stemming from fundraising held at suchevents as the annual Fourth of July festival.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Gilbert J. Wellman received the 1988 MercyClub award presented by the DevelopmentCouncil of St. Rita’s Medical Center at theclub’s annual banquet Wednesday eveningat Veterans Memorial Civic and ConventionCenter. A native of Delphos, Wellman isretired president of Bank One, Lima, andpresently serves as bank chairman.Ottoville weathered a 7-run sixth inningby Wayne Trace and hung on to edge theRaiders 11-10 Wednesday at Haviland.Greg Kortokrax went 4-for-4 with a doubleand home run and four RBIs for Ottoville.Other leading hitters for Ottoville were MikeSchlagbaum, 3-for-5 with a double and arun batted in; Tony Langhals, 2-for-3 with 3RBIs; Brian Miller 2-for-4 with a double; andTodd Kortokrax 2-for-3.The three first-place winners in the “WhyI Like School” poster contest held in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week are Kyle Kramer,son of Dan and Vicki Kramer; Jenny Harter,daughter of Doug and Colleen Harter; andCheri Fischer, daughter of Mike and NanciFischer. They received $50 savings bonds.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The annual May Fellowship Day services,sponsored by the United Church Women of Delphos, was held Friday afternoon in St.Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mrs.Eugene Wilcox, leader for the afternoon,introduced Mrs. Clyde Troyer of Ridge EUBChurch, Mrs. Lowell Jenkins of the DelphosEUB Church and Mrs. John Wilcox of theFirst United Presbyterian Church.A solemn requiem High Mass will beintoned Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic Churchfor the funeral of Dr. J. F. Ockuly. Dr. Ockulypracticed medicine in Ottoville and Delphosfor 54 years. He retired in 1955.
75 Years Ago – 1933
The first annual Jefferson High Schoolfootball spring training period was brought toa most successful close on Wednesday with agame between the Red and the White squads.A number of Delphos fans saw the teams fightto a 7-7 tie at city field. The game was playedregulation style with Coach John Schulte of St. John’s acting as referee. Orville Miller andRussell Judkins served as umpires and Syl.Thithoff was head linesman. Phil Hall was theofficial time keeper.The pupils of the eighth grade of St.John’s School were taken on a personallyconducted tour of the Lincoln Highway DairyWednesday afternoon. They witnessed theprocess of the sterilization of the bottles andthe pasteurizing of milk and cream. At theconclusion of the tour, the entire group wasgiven a treat by the dairy management.Mrs. Elmer Freund received the mem-bers of the Ladies Aid Society of theLutheran Church and a group of guestsinto her home north of Delphos Wednesdayafternoon for the monthly meeting of thesociety. The greater part of the meeting wasspent in sewing. On June 1, the membersof the group will meet at the home of Mrs.Fred Kloeppel, East Sixth Street. Mrs. H.W.Crede and Anna Laemmerman will assistMrs. Kloeppel.
IT WAS NEWS THEN
ODOT issues weekly road report
June 12, 1936-May 4, 2013
Vera G. Koester, 76, of Delphos, died on Saturdayevening at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter, surrounded by herloving family.She was born on June 12,1936, in Delphos to the lateFrank and Veronica (Elwer)Osting.On Sept. 11, 1954, shemarried James Koester, whosurvives in Delphos.She is also survived bytwo sons, Anthony Koesterand Mark (Sherri) Koester,both of Delphos; three daugh-ters, Pamela Ellerbrock, Sue(Bob) Will of Delphos andKim (Mike) Korte of FortJennings; 12 grandchildrenand four great-grandchildren;four brothers, Moletus, Alvin(Marilyn), Norman (Karen)and Roger Osting; two sisters,LaDonna (Leo) Schmelzerand Earlene (John) Williams;two sisters-in-law, BettyOsting and Ruth Osting.She was also preceded indeath by six brothers, Wilfred,Eugene, Urban, Edward,Louise and Earl; two sisters,Marie Osting and GeraldineGrubenhoff; two brothers-in-law, Jerome Klaus and EdwinGrubenhoff; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Edna andHelen Osting.Vera was a mother andhomemaker and retired fromAeroquip (Eaton) in VanWert. She was a member of St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch. She enjoyed attend-ing her grandchildren’s schooland sporting events, dancing,eating out with her friendsand family and playing cards.In her younger years, sheenjoyed woodworking andsewing, where she made hun-dreds of items for her kids andgrandkids.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m. onWednesday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Christopher Bohnsackofficiating. Burial will be ata later date in ResurrectionCemetery.Visitation will be from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdayat Strayer Funeral Home,Delphos, where a Parish WakeService will be held at 7:30p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the benevo-lence of the family.Condolences may beshared at visiting www.stray-erfuneralhome.com
Vera G. Koester
Betty Burgei of Delphosdied Sunday at Van WertInpatient Hospice Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
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