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Thursday, June 20, 2013
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
NPAC tickets on sale today, p3 ACME action, p6
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Agriculture 4Community 5Sports 6World News 7Classifieds 8TV 9Relay Moons, Suns 10
Relay events on tap for weekend
Relay tallies$64,000 toward$88,000 goal
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald
DELPHOS—This is the11th year for the DelphosRelay For Life, which is an18 hour organized overnightcommunity-based walkingand running fundraising event.The relay will begin at 6 p.m.and take place at the ArnoldScott Memorial Track atJefferson Senior High Schoolin Delphos.The history of the eventstarted in May 1985 when Dr.Gordy Klatt walked and ranfor 24 hours around a trackin Tacoma, Wash., ultimatelyraising $27,000 to help theAmerican Cancer Societyfight the nation’s biggesthealth concern – cancer. A yearlater, 340 supporters joined theovernight event. Since thosefirst steps, the Relay For Lifemovement has grown into aworldwide phenomenon, rais-ing more than $4 billion tofight cancer.Chairperson CindyMetzger explained that theevent is a year-round projectand describes the relay as a“day in the life of a cancerpatient.“We should surpass ourmillion-dollar goal as welook to our community tohelp us achieve donations of $88,000.”Currently, the DelphosRelay For Life encompasses20 teams and 170 individualswho have already raised closeto $64,000 this year.The teams camp out arounda track and take turns walkingaround the track. Food, gamesand activities provide entertain-ment and build camaraderie.At Relay For Life events,communities across the globecome together to honor can-cer survivors, remember lovedones lost and fight back againsta disease that has already takentoo much. The funds raisedthrough the relays make animpact in the fight against can-cer and the proof is that thereare 14 million cancer survivorswho will celebrate anotherbirthday this year.The opening ceremonykicks off the two-day relaywith cancer survivors and care-givers taking the track for thefirst lap at 6:15 p.m. During theSurvivors Lap, all cancer sur-vivors at the event take the firstlap around the track, celebrat-ing their victory over cancerwhile cheered on by the otherparticipants who line the track.
‘Bark For Life’ honorsfour-legged caregivers
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS— Dog lovers, as well as allanimal lovers, are invited to enjoy the first-ever “Bark For Life” event taking placefrom 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at Leisure Park inDelphos.It is an event honoring the life-long contribu-tions of Canine Caregivers, to celebrate cancersurvivor-ship, to honor people lost to cancerand to fund raise in support of cancer research,education, advocacy and service. Canine com-panions demonstrate unconditional love, joy,security, compassion and no judgments of can-cer survivor’s abilities or appearances.The Delphos Animal Hospital is sponsoringthe walk and its very own Dr. Bonnie Jones,D.V.M., who is chairing the event, is infusingher contagious enthusiasm into the project and isextremely excited about being part of the Relayfor Life’s goal of reaching one million dollars indonations.
Delphos Animal Hospital is the sponsor for the first-ever Bark For Life of Delphos setfrom 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Leisure Park. Pictured are the DAH doctors and staff includ-ing, from left, Event Chair Dr. Bonnie Jones, receptionist and Administrative AssistantMeghann Myers, Dr. Sara Smith, Dr. John Jones, reception and technician Marla Klaus, receptionist Joyce Ross and receptionist and technician Angela Unverferth. The park islocated at 625 Lima Avenue in Delphos. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)
Semi enginecatches fire
Delphos Fire andRescue responded to asemi engine fire at 3:59p.m. Wednesday in the200 block of West SecondStreet. The engine of asemi-tractor trailer driv-en by Ben Violet caughtfire while his rig wastraveling eastbound onWest Second Street. Thesemi cab was deemed atotal loss. Six firefighterswith two pieces of appa-ratus were on the scene.Personnel were backon station at 5:14 p.m.(Delphos Herald/NancySpencer)
Jennings school facing $28,000 AC repair
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS — FortJennings School Board met for theirregularly-scheduled monthly meetingWednesday night and discussed therepair of the air conditioning com-pressor.All-Temp Refrigeration’s quote of $28,000 will replace the broken com-pressor. Principal Nicholas Langhalssaid that the compressor went out lastyear and that now, since the schoolyear is over, it can be replaced.The board accepted these dona-tions: $457.95 from the AmericanLegion Post 715 for the school’sflags; $500 from Fort Jennings SoccerBoosters for fertilizer; and $300 fromFort Jennings Post Prom to the classof 2014.Council also approved the dona-tion of one-half of the remaining Classof 2013 funds be given to PlayingHardball Against ALS (PHAALS)Foundation and the balance given toSt. Joseph Jog for SIDS.Old business included the approvalof the 2013-14 high school handbook,which had been revised; acceptingthe resignation of Andrea Mead asthe assistant varsity girls basketballcoach; recommending Eric Schwabas the varsity baseball coach for2014; approval of the school kitchenfor the band supper which will beheld on Sept. 8; and the approval of OTES policy.“The OTES policy is a teacherevaluation policy that we will usewhen working with the teachers nextyear,” Langhals explained.There were four new recom-mended individuals approved to fillpositions for the upcoming year andinclude: Alan “Jay” Laubenthal, whowill teach grades 7-12 math andsocial studies and coach boys juniorvarsity basketball; Rob Warnecke,who will serve as athletic eventsupervisor; Kevin Horstman, whowill coach girls junior high basket-ball; and Alex Maag, who will bethe assistant varsity coach for boyssoccer.The board also approved threenew resolutions, including renewalof the school insurance policy fromSORSA for the 2013-14 school year,which cost a little more but receivedan increase in limits and liability.They also approved the contract withNorthwest Physical Therapy for oneyear.“It’s the same as always and thecontract has been the same for the lastfew years,” Langhals explained.Council discussed the resolutionof the end-of-the-year course examsin social studies courses to assessmastery of American History, whichfulfills requirements set forth in S.B.165.“This makes sure we are assess-ing students correctly. Our teacherhas assessed materials and has incor-porated new materials — text of the Constitution, Federalist papers,etc. — to satisfy the requirements,”Langhals detailed.Council commended the girlsstate track team, including KaitlinStechschulte, Elaina Maag, MacySchroeder, Lori Bruskotter and EmilyGrone, for their fifth- and sixth-placefinishes at state competition.In addition, members congratu-lated the Environthon Team for theirstate runner-up finish.“The team was tied for first placewith 600 points,” Langhals explained.“During the tie-breaking part of thecompetition, they fell short by a fewpoints.”Langhals gave a brief report onRace to the Top.
See JENNINGS, page 7See BARK, page 7See RELAY, page 7
Farmers Marketfeatures ice cream
The Farmer’s Marketwill be featuring an icecream social from 9 a.m.to noon this Saturday.To participate, bring ahomemade ice cream recipeand samples to the market.Sponsor of this week’sevent is a local ice creamshop and will include nov-elty ice cream for sampling.
YWCA setsCheer andTumbling Camp
The Van Wert YWCA willhost a Cheer and TumblingCamp from 5:30-7:30 p.m.July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug.6 for girls in grades 1-6.The $50 registra-tion includes a tank top.Deadline is July 1.Campers will learn basiccheerleading skills, includ-ing motion technique, jumps and voice projec-tion. They will also learnchants, cheers and a danceto perform on the last day.Tumbling will be taughtbased on individual skilllevel. Learn how to incor-porate tumbling into cheers,chants and dance routines.Call 419-238-6639 to register.Today willbe sunnywith highsin the lowers80s. A clearnight as welltonight with lows in thelowers 60s. See page 2.
Youth BBWednesday Scores
Tri-County League:Delphos Braves 4, DelphosPirates 0; Young’s WasteService Yankees 6, VFWCardinals 4
Tuesday Late
Buckeye Boys PonyLeague: VW WallacePlumbers 14, Payne 4;Willshire 11, Convoy 6
Today’s Schedule
Buckeye Boys PonyLeague: VW Alspach-Gearhart at Middle Point,6 p.m.; Convoy at VWElks 1197, 6 p.m.; Wrenat Payne, 6 p.m.; Antwerpat Willshire, 6 p.m.Tri-County LL: K of C Indians vs. DelphosPirates, 6 p.m. at JubileeInner County League:Moose 1320 The Herd atMiddle Point Blue, 6 p.m.;VW Optimist Reds vs.VW Federal Astros, 6 p.m.Field 2; VW Service ClubRed Sox vs. Lee KinstlePirates, 7:45 p.m. Field 2Delphos Minor League:Tigers at Pirates, 6 p.m.LL; Dodgers at Cubs,6 p.m. Dia. 4; Mets atIndians, 8 p.m. LL; Redsat Orioles, 8 p.m. Dia. 4
Friday’s Schedule
Tri-County LL: Greif Rangers at DelphosBraves, 6 p.m. LL: TreeceLandscaping Rockhounds atDelphos Pirates, 6 p.m. Dia.4; Young’s Waste ServiceYankees vs. 1st FederalAthletics, 6 p.m. Jubilee
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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.
Associated Press
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.
BenjaminFranklin Meeks
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.
Today’s questions:
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:
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Teenagers today and potential physicians tomorrow will learnthe tools of the trade and practice their clinical skills at the 16
 annual CampMed program at The University of Toledo.Local students and incoming high school freshmen DylanWiechart of Fort Jennings, Maizee Brinkman of Ottoville andAndrew Fickert of Middle Point, along with 33 others fromnorthwest Ohio, will get a taste of medical school for two daysparticipating in hands-on lessons making wrist casts and suturingwounds, as well as taking tours of Life Flight helicopters andMobile ICU vehicles.“It’s imperative to reach out to young people early to nurturetheir interests in science and discovery. Their dreams for thefuture, which for some might include becoming a doctor, areattainable and we want to show them there are people who wantto help,” said Kathy Vasquez, director of the UT and Ohio AreaHealth Education Center (AHEC) programs and UT’s associatevice president for government relations.“CampMed gives students the opportunity to learn first-handwhat it’s like to be in the medical field before they even starthigh school. The participants really enjoy learning from currentstudents in the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences.”The two-day CampMed program will be held today andFriday on the UT Health Science Campus.The camp is sponsored by the UT AHEC program, whichalong with other programs throughout the country, strives toimprove the health of individuals and communities by develop-ing the healthcare workforce. UT medical students serve as campcounselors and the students also will interact with physicians andprofessors.The students begin this morning after the welcoming ceremo-nies with a “Tools of the Trade” session where they learn to usemedical instruments like blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes.Lessons continue for two days learning CSI-style forensic sci-ence, experiencing what it’s like to suit up in surgical gear, tour-ing a gross anatomy lab and more.CampMed, which works to spark interest in the medicalfield for the students entering high school, began in 1998. Thecompetitive program requires students to submit a letter of rec-ommendation, a nomination from a science or math teacher orcounselor, and a personal essay to be chosen to participate.CampMed is a scholarship program at no cost to the students,most of whom are first generation-college, minority, rural andother underrepresented groups.
Niswonger offers first tickets of the season
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The 2013-14 season at The NiswongerPerforming Arts Center was unveiled to greatapplause and has proven worthy of the wait.Featuring a schedule packed full of high energyand critically acclaimed national and internationalartists, tickets are in high-demand.The Niswonger Box Office will open thefirst ticket sales of the season at noon today toGrand Series ticket buyers only. The Grand Seriescontains 19 diverse events that include pop cul-ture and country music sweetheart Kellie Pickler;Christian music crossover artist, Michael W.Smith; a mighty stage presence from TBDBITL,The Ohio State Marching Band; stage great TonyOrlando at Christmas; jazz sensation Dave Kozand Friends Christmas; the highly rated PBS chil-dren’s program Dinosaur Train LIVE on stage;animal enthusiast Jungle Jack Hanna along withhis animal friends; acclaimed West Side StoryBroadway; the return of the hilarious ChurchBasement Ladies; the breathtaking CinderellaBallet performed by the State of Russia BalletCompany; media icon, US Ag Reporter, OrionSamuelson; past Jersey Boys performers appear asUnder The Streetlamp; Christian music trio PointOf Grace at Christmas; the laugh-out-loud humorof The Addam’s Family Broadway show; theinteractive “Not So” Newlywed Show with “The”Bob Eubanks; timeless music of The Spinners;lecture speaker Courtnee Carrigan shares on diver-sity in the workplace; return guest speaker CeciWiselogel presenting “Let Freedom Ring” anddirect from New York City, Gilbert and SullivanPlayers present the wildly popular operetta com-edy, HMS Pinafore.The Grand Series is priced from $314 to $541and reflects a 15 percent discount. Grand Seriesticket buyers will be the first to access PremierConcert Event tickets for country music star, TraceAdkins. A single Grand Series purchase receivesan option for a single Premier Concert Event-Trace Adkins ticket that ranges from $52.50 to$102.50.Ticket buyers also have an option to bun-dle choice events into a Select Series. SelectSeries tickets go on sale at noon June 26 at TheNiswonger Box Office. A 10 percent discountapplies to the face value of the tickets when threeto five events are selected. A 15 percent discountis applied to the face value of the tickets when sixor more events are selected.The Premier Concert Event - Trace Adkins canbe bundled with Select Series events but does notreceive a discount. A Select Series ticket buyerreceives a single ticket option for The PremierConcert Event - Trace Adkins.The freedom to choose a Select Series is avail-able at any time in the season. To receive the dis-count, Select Series must be purchased in person atthe Niswonger Box Office, 10700 SR 118 South,Van Wert, or via phone, (419) 238-6722 (NPAC).Event tickets are available for individual showsapproximately 90 days prior to the event date.These dates are communicated on the website,facebook events page and in the season catalog. Apress release always precedes the sale date for eachevent. The house capacity is 1200 seats. It is pos-sible that events can reach a sold out status beforethe individual event ticket release date. This isdependent upon sales during the Grand and Selectseries sales windows that begin June 20 and June26 respectively.The Community Concert Series, which fea-tures Debby Boone along with three other cultur-ally outstanding music performances throughoutthe season, is also available separate of a GrandSeries purchase.The Community Concert Series includingDebby Boone, The Sonos Handbell Ensemble atChristmas, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra per-forming Rodgers & Hammerstien and the worldchoir games champion, Voices of Unity YouthChoir, provides four amazing concert experiencesat the Niswonger for only $60. Any of these fourconcerts may also be purchased as part of a SelectSeries package. This series is available now at theNiswonger Box Office.The 2013-14 season event information isprovided at NPACVW.ORG and on Facebook.Season catalogs will be mailed the week of June16. Please email, call or visit to request a seasoncatalog: (419) 238-6722 (NPAC) / marketing@npacvw.org.The Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio is thrilled to share the excitementof the 2013-14 season. All are invited to experi-ence the diverse performances at the Niswonger,where inspiration is alive.
VWCF presents grant to Sheriffs Office Explorer Post 34
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VAN WERT — The Van Wert CountySheriff’s Office Explorer Post 34 would liketo send out a big thank you for the gener-ous gift provided by the Van Wert CountyFoundation of $500 in a grant on June 14.The Foundation awarded the grant money tothe Explorer Post during its Board of Trusteesannual meeting on June 11.The grant is made from the Oscar andNorma C. Fiegert Fund.The grant money will be used to providenew equipment for the explorers.Van Wert County Explorer Post 34 is forindividuals between the age of 14-21 who areinterested in a career in law enforcement andparticipate in community events alongsidethe Sheriff’s Office. Explorers also get theopportunity to ride along with Sheriff deputiesto get a first-hand look at law enforcement.Anyone interested in joining the Van WertCounty Explorer’s can contact Deputy RobertBender or Det. Adam Clark by stopping at theVan Wert County Sheriff’s Office or calling(419) 238-3866.
Pictured are Van Wert County Foundation Executive Secretary Larry L. Wendel, Detective Adam Clark and DeputyRobert Bender. (Photo submitted)
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