2 – The Herald Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Vol. 143 No. 5
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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March 27, 1924-June 18, 2013
Benjamin Franklin Meeks,89, of Delphos died at 9:20p.m. Tuesday at VancrestHealthcare Center.He was born March 27,1924, in Delphos to GeorgeW. and Lucinda (Johnson)Meeks, who preceded him indeath.Survivors include a niece,Judy Parsons; and a nephew,Michael Closson.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, MaryClosson and Marie Miller;two brothers, George W.Meeks Jr. and Ivan Meeks;three stepbrothers, William“Hick” Nelson, Marvin“Toad” Nelson and FrancisNelson; and a stepsister,Eileen Reinaball.Mr. Meeks loved countrymusic and playing the mouthharp.A private burial will beheld at a later date in TruroCemetery.Memorials are to donor’schoice.To leave condolences forthe family, visit harterand-schier.com.
A boy was born June 17 to Jennifer and Kurt Hohlbeinof Cloverdale.A girl was born June 16 to Amy Mathewson and TomWilliams of Delphos.A boy was born June 15 to Summer Lauf and BrandonHerron of Delphos.A girl was born June 15 to Ranae and Scott Eversole of Delphos.A girl was born June 12 to Jamie and Josh Daily of Spencerville.A boy was born June 11 to Cassondra Davis and AdamClark of Middle Point.
Owner cited for leaving dogs in car
At 2:32 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were calledto the 1100 block of ElidaAvenue in reference to a citi-zen’s complaint of two small-er dogs being locked inside aparked vehicle with the win-dows rolled completely up.Upon officers’ arrival,the vehicle was located anda short time later, the vehi-cle operator was also locat-ed exiting a local store.Harry Moorman, 89, of Delphos was cited for leav-ing the animals inside aparked vehicle with no ven-tilation or water.
One Year Ago
The Putnam County Fairopened Monday when fami-lies of the late Gary Wiechartand Ray Prowant joined direc-tors and area government offi-cials by ringing the bell. The2012 Junior Fair King andQueen are Aaron Siebeneckof Kalida and Megan Verhoff of Pandora. Ottoville and FortJennings band joined countyhigh school marching bands inthe Showcase of Bands.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Sarah Ann Evans set hersights high nearly a year agoin her quest for the Miss Ohiotitle she won Saturday night.If the Van Wert resident goeson to become Miss America,or for some reason cannot ful-fill her year-long reign, step-ping in as Miss Ohio willbe Miss Stark County CindyPeters.Delphos Knights of Columbus has named newofficers for 1988-89. GrandKnight is Edward Klima anddeputy grand knight WilliamBowden. Chancellor isThomas Granger and wardenVirgil German. Joe Wrasmanwas named recording secretaryand Irvin Holdgreve treasurer.Lloyd Smith was elected advo-cate and Cletus Baumgarteand Eugene Grothaus werenamed inside guards. Outsideguards are Donald Kavermanand Syl Knippen. Trusteesare Edmund C. Wurst, DonMcGue and Mark Maas.Two Spencerville Masons,Dave Wisher and WayneSutton, were honored as50-year members of AcadiaLodge, during a special cer-emony at a recent meeting.Two district deputies, GlenPlace and John Konkle, pre-sented 50-year pins to thehonorees, who then brieflyrecalled some memories of their 50 years of Masonry inSpencerville.
50 Years Ago – 1963
A new addressing system –the “Zip Code” system – willgo into effect nationally July1, it was announced Thursdayby Postmaster Eugene H.Schmersal. Delphos’ five-digit Zip Code is 45833.Schmersal said, “Everyonein Delphos will use this ZipCode on all correspondenceto speed mail deliveries andreduce the chance of mis-sentmail.”Tom Nomina, son of Mr.and Mrs. Elmer Nomina of Delphos, who will appear withthe College All-Stars againstthe National Football Leaguechampion Green Bay PackersAug. 3 in Chicago, said hebelieves the All-Stars have a“real good chance” to upsetthe pros. Nomina has signeda contract with the DenverBroncos of the NationalFootball League and plans toreport to them immediatelyfollowing the All-Star game.Seven members of theOptimist Breakfast Club of Delphos received perfectattendance pins at the meet-ing of the group at Family InnThursday morning. Pins wereawarded to Wilbur Ayers, whobelonged to the Lima clubbefore the Delphos organiza-tion was chartered, received anine-year pin. Three year pinswent to Mack Endsley, RobertMcDonald, John Metzner,Jr., Robert Shenk and PaulStrayer. Vernon Kill receiveda one-year pin.
75 Years Ago – 1938
John L. Hotz and Jean G.Peltier, both students at OhioState University, are at FortKnox, Ky., Reserve OfficersTraining Corps Camp. Thiscamp is established for thepurpose of training ROTC stu-dents attending the universi-ties and colleges of the FifthCorps Area. Upon successfulcompletion of this camp andupon graduation from college,the candidates will be commis-sioned as Second Lieutenantsin the Reserve Corps of theUnited States Army.Emma Metzner, SouthCanal Street, entertainedthe members of the O. N.O. Club and three guests,Mrs. Oscar A. Kolkmeyer,Mrs. L. C. Laudick andMarie Heggemann, at herhome Friday evening. EulaliaWulfhorst held high bridgescore of the club members andMrs. Kolkmeyer received theguest honors.Delphos people will bein attendance Sunday at thesecond Rushmore Schoolreunion. All of the formerstudents and teachers in thethree old school districts,Rushmore, Ford and Brushcolleges, are invited to attend.T. F. Wells of Fort Jennings,is president of the associa-tion and is in charge of thearrangements.
Today is Thursday, June20, the 171st day of 2013.There are 194 days left in theyear. Summer arrives at 10:04p.m. Pacific time (Friday 1:04a.m. Eastern time).Today’s Highlight inHistory:On June 20, 1863, WestVirginia became the 35thstate.On this date:In 1782, Congressapproved the Great Seal of theUnited States, featuring theemblem of the bald eagle.In 1791, King Louis XVIof France and his familyattempted to flee the coun-try in the so-called Flight toVarennes but were caught.In 1837, Queen Victoriaacceded to the British thronefollowing the death of heruncle, King William IV.In 1893, a jury in NewBedford, Mass., found LizzieBorden not guilty of the axmurders of her father andstepmother.In 1921, U.S. Rep. AliceMary Robertson, R-Okla.,became the first woman topreside over a session of theHouse of Representatives.In 1943, race-related riot-ing erupted in Detroit; fed-eral troops were sent in twodays later to quell the violencethat resulted in more than 30deaths.
Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
The three things that Jack steals on his visits to thegiant’s castle in the “Jack and Beanstalk” fairy tale were:two bags of golden coins, a hen that lays golden eggs anda golden harp that plays on command.The Mormon religion was founded in New York in1830 by Joseph Smith.
What two baseball teams competed in the only majorleague triple header played in the 20th century?How old was Louis Braille when he devised hisraised-dot writing system for the blind?
Answers in Friday’s
Actor James Gandolfinidies in Italy at age 51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portray-al of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “TheSopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series andturned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday inItaly. He was 51.Gandolfini died while on holiday in Rome, the cable chan-nel and Gandolfini’s managers Mark Armstrong and NancySanders said in a joint statement. No cause of death was given.“He was a genius,” said “Sopranos” creator David Chase.“Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his perfor-mances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this orany time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes.”Gandolfini, who won three Emmy Awards for his role asTony Soprano, worked steadily in film and on stage after theseries ended. He earned a 2009 Tony Award nomination for hisrole in the celebrated production of “God of Carnage.”“Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. Heand his family were part of our family for many years and weare all grieving,” said managers Armstrong and Sanders.HBO called the actor a “special man, a great talent, butmore importantly a gentle and loving person who treatedeveryone, no matter their title or position, with equal respect.”The channel expressed sympathy for his wife and children.Joe Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore on the HBOdrama, said he was shocked and heartbroken.“Fifty-one and leaves a kid — he was newly married. Hisson is fatherless now … It’s way too young,” Gannascoli said.Gandolfini’s performance in “The Sopranos” was indel-ible and career-making, but he refused to be stereotyped asthe bulky mobster who was a therapy patient, family man andapparently effortless killer.In a December 2012 interview with The Associated Press,a rare sit-down for the star who avoided the spotlight, he wasupbeat about a slew of smaller roles following the breathtakingblackout ending in 2007 of “The Sopranos.”“I’m much more comfortable doing smaller things,”Gandolfini said in the interview. “I like them. I like the waythey’re shot; they’re shot quickly. It’s all about the scripts— that’s what it is — and I’m getting some interesting littlescripts.”He played Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in KathrynBigelow’s Osama bin Laden hunt docudrama “Zero DarkThirty.” He worked with Chase for the ’60s period drama “NotFade Away,” in which he played the old-school father of a wan-nabe rocker. And in Andrew Dominick’s crime flick “KillingThem Softly,” he played an aged, washed-up hit man.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
26-37-42-44-45-48,Kicker: 4-1-8-4-2-2Estimated jackpot: $38.39million
Estimated jackpot: $44million
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