2A – The Herald Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Vol. 143 No. 243
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Warmer. Highs in the lower80s. Southwest winds 10 to20 mph.
Partly cloudy.A 20 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms throughmidnight. Lows in the mid60s. Southwest winds 15 to20 mph.
WEDNESDAY ANDWEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid80s. Lows in the upper 60s.South winds 10 to 20 mph.
EXTENDED FORECASTTHURSDAY ANDTHURSDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid80s. Lows around 70.FORT JENNINGS PARKGIVEAWAYMay 20 — No. 562 - Rickand Jane MetzgerMay 27 — No. 022 - Virgiland Mary Gerdeman
Feb. 29, 1916-May 24, 2013
Gertrude M. Hempfling,97, of Landeck, died at 3:43p.m. Friday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.She was born Feb. 29,1916, in Ottoville to John andMary (Kieffer) Klima, whopreceded her in death.In 1939, she married AlbertFreund, who died in 1954.She them married OscarHempfling, who died in 1992.Survivors include threesons, James (Mary) Freundof Elida, Robert (Pat) Freundof Sidney and Steve (Cathy)Hempfling of Mariposa,Calif.; a daughter, JaneFreund of South Euclid; astepson, Robert Hempfling of Coldwater; three stepdaugh-ters, Alice (Walter) Schroederof Columbus Grove, AngelaSchroeder of Bluffton andVelma Kill of Wapak; twodaughters-in-law, LyndaSeaman and Rosie Hempfling;and eight grandchildren, 23stepgrandchildren and manygreat-grandchildren.She was also precededin death by a son, ThomasFreund; a stepson, RalphHempfling; five brothers andfive sisters; and a stepson-in-law, Melvin Schroeder.Mrs. Hempfling was oneof the first cooks at LandeckElementary School, whereshe retired as head cook. Shewas a member of St. Johnthe Baptist Catholic Church,Landeck, and its CL of CChapter 84. She was a veryactive member of the EaglesAerie 471 Auxiliary, whereshe was a past president andvery active member of thedrill team. She was an avidcard player, especially pin-nacle and euchre. She enjoyedreading and was an excellentcook.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m.Thursday at St. John theBaptist Catholic Church,Landeck, the Rev. ChrisBohnsack officiating. Burialwill be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 3-8p.m. Wednesday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea Parish Wake will begin at7:30 p.m.Preferred memorials areto St. John’s School or thechurch.
Martin pleads guilty to November Rockford murder
BY ED GEBERTDHI Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
CELINA — The man accused of gunning down his live-ingirlfriend in their Rockford trailer home has pleaded guilty.On Friday, Daniel C. Martin entered a guilty plea to the onecharge against him — murder with a specification that he useda firearm to commit the crime. The plea was confirmed in apress released from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.Martin is due to be sentenced on June 27 in Mercer CountyCourt of Common Pleas. The potential sentence would be 15years to life in prison with an additional three years for theweapon specification.Martin was charged with shooting Melinda S. Shinn onNov. 8, 2012 in the trailer they shared at 509 North St. inRockford. Shinn’s 9-year-old child was present in the mobilehome when the shooting occurred but was not injured. Whenpolice arrived at the trailer at around 10:45 a.m., Martin wasnowhere to be found. Authorities searched for Martin and hisvehicle, a 1998 Ford Explorer, which was not parked at theresidence. The car was later found in Fort Wayne, where itwas known Martin had relatives. He was captured in that cityon Jan. 2 when deputy marshals and Mercer County detec-tives raided the home where Martin was staying. Authoritiesfound an AK-47 rifle inside.No motive has been publicly discussed, although it is knownthe couple were arguing on the evening of Nov. 7 due to textmessages received that night by Shinn’s family members. Thepress release indicated that the Prosecutor’s Office would haveno further comments at this time.The murder investigation was only the fourth handled bythe Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in the past 12 years.
Dispute leads to marijuana charge
At 9:45 p.m. on May 19, Delphos Police were called to thearea of West Seventh and North Jefferson streets in referenceto a dispute in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, they came into contact with TracyFigert, 26. During the investigation, it was found Figert wasin possession of a greenish vegetative substance believed tobe marijuana.Figert was cited for the possession of marijuana and laterreleased.
Man arrested on theft charge
At 7:16 a.m. on May 20, Delphos Police were called to abusiness in the 1100 block of Elida Avenue in reference to atheft complaint at that location.Upon officers’ arrival, they made contact with store manag-ers who advised they observed James Steele IV, 22, of Delphostaking items from the store without paying for them.Steele was arrested and transported to the Allen County Jailand will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charge.
One Year Ago
About 200 or so bravedthe heat to honor the fallenMonday at Veterans MemorialPark. Though much of theprogram conducted by theDelphos Veterans Council wasthe same as most other years,some new bricks were addedto honor local men who werepreviously unrepresented inthe park.
25 Years Ago – 1988
St. John’s 72nd commence-ment exercises will be at 3p.m. June 5 in the high schoolauditorium for 84 seniors. TheRev. James E. Peiffer, pastor,will be the commencementspeaker. Michael Schlereth,valedictorian of the seniorclass, will be the speaker rep-resenting the students.The Ottoville CatholicLadies of Columbia CouncilNo. 30 held its final meetingfor the summer at Dew DropInn Restaurant. Members withperfect attendance were CathyBurgei, Eileen Kemper, AlmaKaufman, Rosa Deitering,Jean Hilvers, BeatriceStepleton, Edwina Byrne andSharon Fischbach. They eachreceived a potted plant.Ray Brandyberry of Delphos described his trip toKenya as one he will neverforget and “I enjoyed it somuch I would like to return.”Among the color photos arethe Great Mosque in Nairobiwhich is the starting pointfor a safari in the wilds of Africa. Brandyberry dined atthe Samburu Menu NationalPark lodge, land of Elsa, thelioness immortalized in “BornFree.”
50 Years Ago – 1963
Philip Bouckaert, a nation-al Jaycee director assignedto Ohio, addressed DelphosJaycees at their annual inaugu-ral banquet Saturday eveningat the Delphos Country Club.The Speak Up Jaycee awardswent to Art Utrup. The semi-annual Key Man award wasgiven to Keith Kiggins, Jayceetreasurer. Don Schweller wonthe Outstanding Spoke award.Delphos school childrenmade up the posters that haveappeared in store windowsheralding the city’s clean up,paint-up, fix-up drive. First-prize award for the best postermade in grade school wentto Carol Whittington. JoyceRozelle and Doris Gabel werefirst in junior high and highschool divisions.The Ladies Branch of theCatholic Knights of Americaheld a social for the publicFriday evening at the Knightsof Columbus club rooms.Cards were played with theprize in euchre going to Mrs.Joseph Siefker and in fivehundred to Mrs. Anton VanAutreve. At the close of theevening, a lunch was servedby the committee in charge.
75 Years Ago – 1938
An entertaining programwas presented at the MethodistChurch Thursday afternoonunder the sponsorship of theWoman’s Foreign MissionarySociety of the church. Theprogram opened with a musi-cal which included the follow-ing: Mrs. Ed. Falke, Mrs. F.P. Linder, Mary Jane Meads,Betty Dell Currey, VelmaGeary, Annie Roberts Daviesand Mrs. Frank Render.A good game is in pros-pect for the followers of theFort Jennings baseball clubSunday afternoon whenJennings and Huntington,Ind., meet on the Jenningsdiamond. Pitching three-hitball, Lefty Mack was largelyresponsible for Jennings’ 2-0win over Woodville in theopening game of the seasonlast Sunday. Urb Recker wasin the receiving station.
Park giveawaywinners announced
Fire breaks out aboardRoyal Caribbean cruise ship
BALTIMORE — Afire that broke out aboarda Royal Caribbean(NYSE:RCL) ship Mondaydid enough damage that therest of the cruise was can-celed and the cruise line saidthe more than 2,200 passen-gers aboard will be flownfrom the Bahamas back toBaltimore.The fire that began at2:50 a.m. Monday was extin-guished about two hours laterwith no injuries reported. Acause wasn’t immediatelyknown.Royal Caribbean wrote ina series of tweets that execu-tives have met with passen-gers and that the cruise line isarranging flights for all 2,224guests today. It said passen-gers will receive a full refundof their fare and a certificatefor a future cruise.Aboard ship, the captainannounced that passengersneeded to go to their mus-ter stations, rousing Mark J.Ormesher from his stateroomon the Grandeur of the Seas.Ormesher wrote in anemail to The Associated Pressthat immediately after thecaptain’s announcement, hisroom attendant knocked onthe door and told him and hisgirlfriend to grab their flota-tion devices, saying it wasn’ta drill.
Fort Wayne Schools cuttinghours over insurance
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — One of Indiana’s largestschool districts is cutting the hours of 610 part-time teach-ing aides and cafeteria workers to save money and to avoidproviding them health insurance under the federal health careoverhaul.Fort Wayne Community Schools Chief Financial OfficerKathy Friend says it’s cutting their hours from 30 to 25 eachweek beginning June 3 because insurance would have cost$10 million. Beginning in January, large employers must offerhealth insurance to those who work at least 30 hours per week.Friend told The Journal Gazette for a story Monday (http://bit.ly/13Vuh5b ) the insurance matter is “something that almostall employers with part-time employees are trying to resolve.”Friend says 230 other part-time employees will keep work-ing 30 hours per week and become eligible for health insur-ance.
A boy was born may 24 toLeah and Joshua Kleman of Kalida.
Sept. 23, 1933-May 27, 2013
Patricia L. Sterling, 79, of Elida, died at 5 a.m. Mondayat Roselawn Manor.She was born Sept. 23,1933, in Elida to Carl V. andBeulah (Diltz) Little, who pre-ceded her in death.On Sept. 22, 1951, shemarried Donald E. Sterlingwho preceded her in death onApril 11, 2005.Survivors include a son,Dana (Diane) Sterling of Delphos; two daughters,Darlene Jones of Delphosand Sabrina (Ray) Neifordof Lima; two brothers, BillMorris of Lima and Gene(Helen) Morris of Elida; 11grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.Mrs. Sterling was a home-maker and served the sur-rounding community formany years as a registerednurse. She was a member of Pike Mennonite Church inElida. She liked to read and dopuzzles and especially liked tooil paint.Private services will beheld at a later date with burialin the church cemetery.Preferred memorials are toPike Mennonite Church.To leave condolences, visitharterandschier.com.
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