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Saturday,July27,2013
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TellingTheTri-County’sStorySince1869
Baseball Hall of Fame to holdinductions, p6This and That: The DienstbergerFoundation & Family, p3
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Getting to know ...... the Canal DaysPet Parade chair
Anna Wainscott, Abbey Meyer and Maddie Brown won second in best dressed withtheir “teacher dog Littman during the 2012 Canal Days Pet Parade. Queen WhitneyHohlbein congratulates them. (Herald file photo)BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—Don’tbesurprisedtoseeavarietyofunusualpets—reptiles,pigs,goats,rabbits—andnotsounusualpets,dressedincostumesandtheirpetparentsroamingthestreetsofdowntownDelphosduringthe2013CanalDaysCelebration.PetParadechairRickVonderwellhasbeeninvolvedwiththeCanalDaysfes-tivitiesfor10years.Afteropeninghisken-nel,VonderwellwasapproachedbyKarenGrothouse,thepreviouscoordinatorofthekids’events,whoaskedifhewouldbeinter-estedintakingontheevent.Atthattime,thePetParadehadanewsponsoreveryyearandhedecidedtohelpwiththesetupandtakedownfortheevent.“VolunteeringforCanalDayseachyearisagreatwaytosupportthecommunity,”Vonderwellreflected.“Atsomepointyouneedtocontributetothewholeofthegroup,itcan’talwaysbetake,take,take.Itismyfriends,familyandneighborsthatgettoenjoyit.”Planningforthenextyear’seventstartsalmostassoonasthecurrentyear’sCanalDayscelebrationisover.Therearemeet-ingsthroughouttheyeartomakesureeveryoneisonthesamepage.EventCoordinatorDianneSterlingbeginssched-ulingandcoordinatingpeople,places,timesandequipment.“Everyoneinvolvedknowstheirpartandeachyearitallcomestogether,”Vonderwellstated.BobUlmrunsthePA(publicannounce-ment)systemandtheCanalDaysQueencontestantsdothejudging.Vonderwellputstogethergoodybags,whichhehandsouttothekidsandhasthecertificatesofparticipa-tionmade.“It’stheonlytimeofyearthatI’mallowedinpublicwithamicrophone,”Vonderwellsaidjokingly.Vonderwellsaidthecommunitysupportfromlocalbusinessesiswhatmakestheentireeventpossible.Eachyear,PetParadeheadquartersislocatedontheSecondStreetstageinfrontofTheRustic.Thereisnopre-registrationfortheeventandeachyear,itisaguessonhowmanyandwhowillshowup.Mostlycloudythismorning,thenbecom-ingpartlycloudywitha50percentchanceofshowersandthun-derstorms.Partlycloudytonightandcooler.Highsinthemid70sandlowsintheupper40s.Seepage2.
Supervisionofdogwardentochangehands
BY ED GEBERTTimes bulletin Editornews@delphosherald.com
VANWERT—TheVanWertCountyCommissionerswillchangedtheoversightoftheVanWertCountyDogWardenThursday.DogWardenRichStrunkenburgwillthenbedis-patchedandsupervisedbytheVanWertCountysheriff.“Thiswillgivethepeopleofthecountybetterser-viceandprovidebetteraccountabilityforthedogwarden,”CommissionerThadLichtensteigersaid.Collaborationbetweenthecommissioners,thesheriffandtheVanWertCountyHumaneSocietyhasledtothenewover-sightplan.Thegoalofeachplanwastoenhancetheservicetothepublic.Callstotheoldphonenumberforthedogwardenwillauto-maticallybeforwardedtothesheriff’soffice.Strunkenburgwillbedispatchedbythesheriff’soffice.Thatofficewillalsooverseethedogwardeninhisdutiesandwillalsohandletheday-to-dayassignments,performanceevaluations,andadministrationofbenefitsandvacationtime.Meanwhilethecommissionerswillcontinuetohavetheappointingauthorityovertheoffice.Complaintshavebeenmadeinthepastofdifficultyreach-ingthedogwardeninemergencysituations.Withthesheriff’sofficedispatchingtheanimalcalls,therewillberecord-keepingbyathirdpartytologandaddressanycomplaintsthatmayoccur.Thenewnumberforthedogwardenwhenanyservicesareneededwillbe419-238-3866.LichtensteigeradvisedthatanyquestionsorconcernsaboutthenewsystemwouldbeaddressedbycallingeithertheSheriff’sOfficeat419-238-3866orthecommissioners’officeat419-238-6159.
TheIceMan:Therealstory
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—It’sbeen75yearssinceArthurGrothousewashiredtoworkduringweekendsalongsidebroth-ersLeonardandClarenceLauseattheSteinleBreweryCompanyasan“IceMan”.In1937,Grothousebeganhelpinghisdadwhoworkedonthedockatthewestsideofthebrewery.HesaidpeoplewoulddriveinoffofSecondStreetwiththeirautomobilesandparkclosetothedock.Peoplewouldplacetheirorder,theicewouldbecutandloadedintoacontainerintheircar.“SundaysafterMasswasareallybusytime,”Grothousesiftedthroughtheimagesinhismind.“DadwouldcutblocksoficeandIloadeditsohedidn’thavetojumpupanddownfromthedock.”Duringthesummerof1938,Grothousewashiredpart-timebythebrewerytoworkonweekends.OnSaturdays,heandLeonardLausewouldgettoworkveryearly,loadupaFordpickupwithfiveorsix150-poundcakesoficeandheadtoMaude’sRestaurant.By7a.m.,thecrewoftwowereenjoyingcoffeeandadough-nutbeforerunningtheirweeklydeliveryroute.FirstwewouldgetMaude’sice,”Grothousesaidfirmly.“ThenwewoulddriveupanddownFifthStreethit-tingallthebars,restaurantsandmeatmarkets.”GrothouserecountedthehoursofdrivingthroughthestreetsofDelphosandtherigorsoftheday-longdeliv-eryprocess.“LeonardwouldgoinandgettheorderandIwouldchoptheice,”hesaid.“Leonardgrabbedthetongstocarrytheiceintothebusiness.”WhendeliveringtoabarliketheRusticonSecondStreet,theiceblockshadtobechoppeduptofitintoacontainersurroundingthecoilscarryingthebeerfromthekegtothetap.“WehadtomakesureeveryonehadenoughicethroughMondaysincenooneworkedonSunday,”hesaid.Bythetimetheyweredonedeliveringtothebusi-nesses,theyhadtogobackandpickupanothercakeoficebeforeclamoringupanddowntheresidentialstreetsdeliveringicetoresidents.
World War II veteran Arthur Grothouse recalls thesummer of 1937 when he worked alongside the Lausebrothers as an “Ice Man” delivering ice and beer toDelphos businesses, residents and nearby communities.(Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)See ICE MAN, page 10
 Phil Dirt and the Dozers at Stadium Par
Back by popular demand, Phil Dirt and the Dozers will play Stadium Park onSunday for the fourth installment of the Delphos Rotary Club’s Music in the Parkseries. America’s premiere “Rock ‘N R’oldies” review expresses musical talent withhigh energy and a contagious sense of humor. Phil Dirt & The Dozers will transportlisteners to the 1950’s and 60’s for classic music of the era. Imagine hearing The FourSeasons’ “Sherry” with the original falsetto vocals intact, the Righteous Brothers’“Unchained Melody” or “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” or “Pretty Woman” and“In Dreams” by Roy Orbison. Party on the beach with The Beach Boys and imaginethe Platters’ “Only You” performed with all the scratches and skips found on a well-worn 33 1/3 record, the way The Dozers first learned it. The Phil Dirt time machinealso stops by the 1970s for hits from the Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Eagles and the O’Jays. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will beserved beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Delphos Herald file photo)
Classof’48plans65threunion
TheSt.John’sHighSchoolclassof1948willmeetatnoononAug.3attheOutpostRestaurantinFortJenningsforits65threunion.CallPegMansfieldat419-692-7466orLaDonnaPetersonat419-695-1706.
Counciltomeetinspecialsession
DelphosCityCouncilwillmeetinspecialses-sionat7p.m.TuesdayattheMunicipalBuilding.Itemsontheagen-daincludethe2013and2014budgets.
3-on-3tourneysetforMarbletown
A3-on-3baskeetballgournamenthasbeensetforAug.10duringMarbletownFestival.Theeventisadouble-eliminationtournament.Entryis$45andincludesT-shirtsandprizes.Mustbe16yearsoroldertoparticipate.RegisterbyMondaybycallingortextingBillFarlerat419-231-2001.
Tryoutssetforvolleyball
MandatorytryoutsandpracticeforgirlsinterestedinplayingSt.John’sHighSchoolvolleyballwillbeheldfrom3:30-7p.m.Thursday.
See PET PARADE, page 10LJGA hostingAwards Banquet
LIMA—TheLimaJuniorGolfAssociationwillhostitsannualseason-end-ingAwardsBanquetMondayatShawneeCountryClub.Thoseexpectingtoattendshouldplanonarrivingbetween6:30-7p.m.,withdinnerbeginningat7p.m.AnRSVPwouldbegreatlyappreciatedbutnotrequired;e-mailljga@woh.rr.com.OpentoallLJGAjuniorgolfersandfamilies,par-ticipant’smealisprovidedandnon-participantsare$19eachtobepaidatthedoor(cashorchecksonly).Dresscodeisshirtswithcollars;noshortsorjeans.Trophiesforalleventswillbeawardedanddoorprizeswillbegiventojuniorgolfers.Thoseunabletoattendcanpickuptheirtrophy(ies)atSwingRiteGolfRangeuntilOct.1.
 
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Vol. 144 No. 31
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerLori Goodwin Silette,
circulation managerThe Delphos Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.The Delphos Herald is deliv-ered by carrier in Delphos for$1.48 per week. Same daydelivery outside of Delphos isdone through the post officefor Allen, Van Wert or PutnamCounties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio. 405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DELPHOS HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partlycloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highsin the mid 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy through midnight then becomingmostly clear. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10mph.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Highs around70. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Highs inthe mid 70s. Lows in the upper 50s.
TUESDAY:
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chanceof showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.Wheat $6.25Corn $5.57Soybeans $13.97
Michael Sterling
Nov. 5, 1957July 24, 2013
Michael Sterling, 55,of Delphos, died at 6 p.m.Wednesday at Riverside NursingCenter in Dayton.He was born Nov. 5, 1957, inLima, to Ray and Janet (Irwin)Sterling. His mother preceded himin death on Oct. 1, 1994. Hisfather survives in Florida.He was a long haul truckdriver.Mr. Sterling enoyed race cars,truck driving and kick boxing.He was a high school graduateof Delphos Jefferson in 1976 andan Army veteran.Survivors include a son, DylanRue of Minnesota; two brothers,Tom Sterling of Delphos andTracy Sterling of Van Wert; anda grandchild.Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Monday at Harter and SchierFuneral Home, with the Rev.David Howell officiating. Burialwill take place at Ridge Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-4 and6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome.Memorial contributions canbe made to the American CancerSociety.To leave online condolencesfor the family, go to www.hart-erandschier.com.
ODOT provides local road report
The following is a weekly report concerning construction andmaintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen,Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert andWyandot.
Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project
For the most recent information concerning the I-75 recon-struction project through Lima and Allen County and the safetyupgrade of Ohio 117/309 on Lima’s east side, visit:
www.odot-lima75.org
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I-75
between Fourth Street and Ohio 81 in Lima will haveoccasional nighttime lane restrictions during reconstruction of theexisting lanes of pavement, replacement of mainline bridges andreconstruction of the interchanges. Work began in March and willcontinue through fall of 2015. Traffic is maintained two lanes ineach direction the majority of the time. Lane restrictions generallyoccur from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. the following morning. All rampentrance and exits are currently available.— All entrance and exit ramps at the Fourth Street interchangewith I-75 are now closed. The southbound entrance and exitramps closed July 15 for 60 days for reconstruction. The north-bound entrance and exit ramps closed July 8 until mid-August forreconstruction. Traffic is detoured to the Ohio 65 interchange thennorth on Ohio 65 (St. Johns Road) to Fourth Street. Electronicmessage boards have been placed on I-75 advising motorists touse Ohio 65.·
Ohio 117/309
is one lane in each direction in the eastboundlanes from just west of the interchange with I-75 to BowmanRoad during a safety upgrade project which will reconstruct areasof the pavement and install a raised curb median in the center of the roadway.— Beginning Monday, traffic will be switched from the southside of the roadway to the north and will be two lanes in eachdirection without a center turn lane. Only two lanes of traffic willbe maintained, one lane in each direction, from Willard Avenue(Speedway) to the west of the I-75 interchange where concretepavement has been placed and must cure prior to traffic beingplaced on it. Once the cure time is complete, traffic will remainone lane in each direction from Willard Avenue to the west of theinterchange but will be traveling on the north side of the roadway.·
Ohio 81
from just west of Stewart Road to just west of Neubrecht Road east of Lima is one lane in each direction in theexisting eastbound lanes for pavement reconstruction. All rampmovements are currently maintained at the interchange with I-75.
Allen CountyU.S. 30 entrance and exit rams throughout Allen County
 will be maintained by flaggers for berm operations.
I-75 entrance and exit ramps throughout Allen County
 will be maintained by flaggers for berm operations.
Putnam CountyOhio 189
is now open.
Ohio 12 in Columbus Grove
closed March 15 for 90 daysfor a sewer replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65 andSycamore Street back to Ohio 12.
Ohio 108 just south of Ohio 613
closed June 17 for embank-ment repair. The route will remain closed for several more weeks.Traffic is detoured from Ohio 108 to Ohio 15, to Ohio 613 backto Ohio 108.
Van Wert CountyOhio 116 from the Auglaize County line to Van Wert
will berestricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair.
U.S. 127 three miles south of Van Wert
will close Aug. 13for 45 days for bridge repair. Traffic is detoured to Ohio 709 toOhio 118 back to U.S. 127.
Alcohol factor in single-vehicle crash
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LIMA – The Lima Post of TheOhio State Highway Patrol reportsalcohol was a factor in a single-vehi-cle injury crash that occurred Fridaymorning on Interstate 75 south of Breese Road.Justin L. Reynolds, 22, of Venedocia, was operating his vehiclesouthbound on I-75 when he drove off the left side of the roadway into themedian and struck the retention cable.Reynolds was trapped inside hisvehicle. Shawnee Fire and EMSresponded to the scene and extricatedhim from the vehicle. He was takento St. Rita’s Medical Center for treat-ment of his injuries.Corey D. Holt, 24, Van Wert, wasa passenger in the vehicle at the timeof the crash. He fled on foot fromthe scene and was apprehended, withthe assistance of Shawnee PoliceDepartment, approximately a mileaway on Dixie Highway. He sufferedan injury to his head as a result of the crash and was taken to St. Rita’sMedical Center for treatment.This crash remains under investi-gation. Seat belts were in use by bothoccupants at the time of the crash.I-75 was reduced to one lane of travel at the Breese Road interchangefor a short period of time, whilethe investigation and clean-up wereundertaken. The Shawnee PoliceDepartment also assisted Lima PostTroopers at the scene.
BOWSHER, 
Ruth E., 87, of rural Spencerville, funeral ser-vices will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with Pastors Gary Hohman andJim Mortemore officiating. Burial will follow in SpencervilleCemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may bemade to the Hartford Church Building and Missions fund.
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Sonya Kay, 46, of Delphos, funeral services will beat 1 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with PastorJody Harr officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitationwill be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieuof flowers, donations can be made to the family. To leaveonline condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.
One Year Ago
Marbletowners will see a very familiarface in this year’s parade marshal. Bev Cross-McNeal has been chosen to represent theneighborhood. Cross-McNeal is a sergeantwith the Delphos Police Department and apast Delphos Herald Tri-County woman of the Year. She also grew up in Marbletownand is fiercely loyal to her stomping grounds.
25 Years Ago – 1988
July 31 will be the first anniversary forPastor Warren Jacobs at Marion BaptistChurch, Defiance Trail at Bloomlock Road.Special music will be presented at the 10:45a.m. and 7 p.m. services, with Pastor Jacobspreaching at both services. Pastor Jacobs grad-uated from Auglaize Rural High School. Mrs.Jacobs was the former Ruby Zimmerman andattended Spencerville schools.Winners of the Delphos Bass Club’s thirdtournament was Norm Kunz, with three fishweighing eight pounds, 13 ounces. MikeParsons took second place with two fishweighing one pound, 13 ounces. ArnoldOsting was third with a fish weighing onepound, nine ounces.Trustees of Washington Township areinstalling numbered signs throughout thetownship identifying residences for emer-gency vehicle runs. Installing a sign at theresidence of Raymond Holdgreve were VinceHoersten and Cletus Baumgarte, trustees; andTom Knebel, roadman for the township.
50 Years Ago – 1963
A Tri-County tennis tournament opento players 12 to 21 years old will be held atStadium Park in Delphos during the latterpart of August. City Recreation Board andDelphos Optimist Club will jointly spon-sor the tournament. According to Optimistand recreation board member Wilbur Ayers,emphasis will be on playing rather thanwinning. Interested Delphos and Tri-Countyplayers should register with RecreationDirector Robert Arnzen.The building that housed what is believedto have been the first milk pasteurizingplant in northwest Ohio is now a two-cargarage. It’s located on the Melvin Hempflingfarm, about two miles west of Delphos onRoute 30. When the plant was moved toDelphos, Melvin’s brothers, Albert and FredJr., together with John Falter, ran it under thename Lincoln Highway Dairy. Today it hasbecome the San-A-Pure Dairy.Reservations for the ladies luncheon nextTuesday at the Delphos Country Club are to bemade with Mrs. Robert Hall, East ClevelandStreet, by noon Monday. Cards will be playedafter lunch until 4 p.m. Tuesday’s golfing pro-gram will include Two Ball, Best Ball, withthe drawing set for 8:30 a.m.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Representatives of the boards of countycommissioners of Van Wert, Allen, Pauldingand Mercer counties have agreed to furnishthe sum of $2,500 for the location of a CCCcamp in Delphos. The camp would be locat-ed at the city farm near the sewage disposalplant. Those meeting here Wednesday vis-ited the proposed site and approved the placeas ideal for the building of barracks, etc.A picnic for the members of the D.F.D.L.Club and one guest, Dorothy Hummer, washeld at the Firemen’s clubhouse near thiscity Tuesday evening. A delicious turtle soupdinner was served. In the bunco games,which followed dinner, Mrs. Nick Hummerheld high score and Mrs. Carl Ditto wasconsoled. Mrs. Lewis Leonard was mostsuccessful in progressive hearts and Mrs.Lloyd Foley was low.The members of the Delphos Eaglesband were honored guests at a dinner andprogram given Tuesday evening at theMethodist church. The program consisted of the following: vocal solos, Robert Kiggins,Daniel Rupert and Mrs. Frank Linder; clari-net solo, Mary Alice Fethers; quartet pre-sentation, Robert Kiggins, Daniel Rupert,Carl Erickson and Carl Miller; trumpet solo,Donald Weideman; and address, the Rev.Swearingen.
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Today is Saturday, July 27,the 208th day of 2013. Thereare 157 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight inHistory:On July 27, 1953, theKorean War armistice wassigned at Panmunjom, endingthree years of fighting.On this date:In 1789, President GeorgeWashington signed a measureestablishing the Departmentof Foreign Affairs, forerunnerof the Department of State.In 1861, Union Maj. Gen.George B. McClellan tookcommand of the Army of thePotomac during the Civil War.In 1866, Cyrus W. Fieldfinished laying out the firstsuccessful underwater tele-graph cable between NorthAmerica and Europe. A previ-ous cable in 1858 burned outafter only a few weeks’ use.In 1909, during the firstofficial test of the U.S. Army’sfirst airplane, Orville Wrightflew himself and a passenger,Lt. Frank Lahm, above FortMyer, Va., for one hour and12 minutes.In 1921, Canadianresearcher Frederick Bantingand his assistant, Charles Best,succeeded in isolating the hor-mone insulin at the Universityof Toronto.In 1940, Bugs Bunny madehis “official” debut in theWarner Bros. animated car-toon “A Wild Hare.”In 1942, during WorldWar II, the First Battle of ElAlamein in Egypt ended in adraw as Allied forces stalledthe progress of Axis invaders.The Allies went on to win aclear victory over the Axisin the Second Battle of ElAlamein later that year.In 1960, Vice PresidentRichard M. Nixon was nom-inated for president on thefirst ballot at the RepublicanNational Convention inChicago.In 1967, President LyndonB. Johnson appointed theKerner Commission to assessthe causes of urban rioting,the same day black mili-tant H. Rap Brown said inWashington that violence was“as American as cherry pie.”In 1974, the HouseJudiciary Committee voted27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachmentagainst President RichardNixon, charging he had per-sonally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.In 1980, on day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, thedeposed Shah of Iran diedat a military hospital outsideCairo, Egypt, at age 60.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Friday:
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Most residents of our fine com-munity have heard of the Arnold C.Dienstberger Foundation and its gener-osity. In fact, we have all been touchedby this foundation in one way or anotherthrough grants which have been award-ed to the many organizations in theDelphos School District. However, didyou know how this foundation wasformed?It all began back in 1963, whenArnold C. Dienstbeerger set up an irre-vocable trust as a memorial of his wife,Emma, who passed away on the 31stday of July in 1963.Arnold was born 12 March 1892in Delphos to Charles and Rose(Wiedeman) Dienstberger. He mar-ried Emma Buchholtz on 2 December1924. They each had several siblingsbut their marriage was not blessed withchildren. Emma was born in MiddlePoint, the daughter of Lewis and MaryBuchholtz. At the time of her death in1963, she was survived by two brothers:Herman F. Buchholtz of Delphos andCharles L. Buchholtz of Van Wert; andtwo sisters, Mrs. Howard Hughes of Van Wert and Mrs. Anna Showalter of Fort Wayne. A brother and sister weredeceased. Emma was a member of St.Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, theAmerican Lutheran Church Women andthe Delphos Chapter No. 25, Order of the Eastern Star. Her burial was in thefamily mausoleum in the Walnut GroveCemeteryArnold spent most of his life inDelphos. At one time, the Dienstberger’smade their home at 627 W. Fifth St. inDelphos. His siblings were Cedelia, whomarried A. O. Smith; William C., whomarried Zoe Dill; and Carl, who marriedMollie Smith.Arnold was a member of St. Peter’sLutheran Church in Delphos. He gradu-ated from the University of Chicago LawSchool, was a veteran of World War Iand a member of the Delphos AmericanLegion and the Delphos Post 3035,VFW. He was a member of the DelphosChapter 105 Royal Arch Masons, theDelphos Council 72 Royal and SelectMasters, and a 50 year member of HopeLodge 214, Free and Accepted Masons.Dienstberger purchased the City Fuelin 1924 from F. O. Brotherton and soldthe business and retired in 1942. ArnoldDienstberger passed away 16 June,1980, at the Delphos Memorial Home.Services were at the Lutheran Churchwith entombment in the family mauso-leum at Walnut Grove Cemetery.In 1964, Dienstberger made anoffer of $76,500 to build the DelphosMemorial Home for the aged. The offerwas conditional upon the residents of Delphos raising the additional fundsnecessary to construct and operate thehome. The money was set aside in anirrevocable trust. The home would beself-sustaining. A group of Delphos andarea residents had just formed an organi-zation to build an old folks home at theintersection of US 30 North and South.Dienstberger was a member of that com-mittee. The town raised a substantialamount of money for the project.A timeline of the establishment of nursing homes in Delphos might behelpful:1963 — Del Ward opened on WestThird Street, named in honor of MaryWard. George and Bertha Grothouswere managers.1966 — Del Ward was purchased bythe Dienstberger Foundation.1966 — The 50-bed DelphosMemorial Home was built.1973 — An addition was added toThe Del Ward Home from a donation byDr. Chambers and named in honor of hiswife, Sarah Jane Chambers.1978 — A 50-bed expansion wasadded to the Memorial Home.1998 — The Delphos MemorialHome and the Sarah Jane NursingHome were sold to Vancrest.Following the sale of these twohomes, the money became part of TheArnold C. Dienstberger Foundation. TheFoundation began giving grants in 1998.The grants for the first year amount-ed to $62,800. By 2010, the grantsamounted to $300,000 and in 2011, itwas $305,000. This past year 2012, thefoundation gave $325,000 to a numberof organizations in the Delphos SchoolDistrict. Since 1963, the DienstbergerFoundation has given away 3.6 milliondollars.The Delphos Swimming Pool wasthe recipient of a very generous gift of $50,000 for needed repairs to the wall of the pool. Without this grant, the wonder-ful pool, a WPA Project in the 1940s,might not have been able to open.We should all be thankful to Arnoldand Emma Dienstberger for this won-derful gift, and to the board of the foun-dation for their diligent monitoring of the whole of the foundation.Current members of the board are RickMiller, Bill Massa, Doug Harter, NickClark, Lonnie Miller, Doris Neumeier,Jerry Gilden and John Nomina.Some recipients of the grants are TheDelphos Police and Fire Departments,both the public and parochial schools,Stadium Project, Delphos Senior CitizenCenter, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, The St.Vincent DePaul Society, The DelphosChristmas Project, The Delphos CanalCommission, The Postal Museum andthe Concerts in the Park. The foundationalso provided the money to purchase theland for the Veterans Memorial Park.The immigrant ancestor of theDienstberger families was Jacob, whoarrived in 1850 at the age of 18.
The history of the DienstbergerFamilies will be continued on Aug. 10 inthe Delphos Herald.
Mathis Grocery and Bakery badly damaged
(Continued from lastSaturday’s paper)
It was about 11 o’clockMonday night when E.E.Mathis’ grocery and bakery, onestory frame building, betweenthe Walsh block and Wm.Wagner’s brick building wasdiscovered on fire.The blaze started about half way between the front and rear,directly over the brick oven onthe north side. It was very dif-ficult to reach the fire owing tothe building having a doubleroof and its position between thehigh brick walls on either side. Itwas some time before the blazewas put out.It was with great difficultythat a crowd was restrained frombreaking in the door and makingan effort to carry out the goods,which, had it been allowed,would have been a very fool-ish undertaking. All the goodsin the front end of the store areuninjured.It was fully an hour beforethe last flickering flame wasquenched and the crowd leftfor home. The bake room wasnot touched by the fire or waterand head baker, Huffman, wasat work Tuesday as usual. Noattempt to conduct business willbe made until the insurance hasbeen adjusted. The building isowned by C.G. Mathis of southof Delphos, an uncle of E.E.Mathis.—————The millinery store of Mr.Kate Eysenbach & Sister isagain open to the public. Thelegal action has been discontin-ued, the judgment paid and thebusiness will be conducted thesame as heretofore. The ladiesare now preparing for the springtrade.—————A cage of Mongolian andthree of Ring Neck pheasantshas been shipped from the StatePheasant farm, near Van Wert,to Washington Court House,for exhibit at the Southern OhioPoultry Assn. show at that city.Delphos Herald,Jan. 14, 1897—————
Negro Inventors
In the field of invention,names of negroes are verynumerous. Recently, a negro of Newark, N.J., invented a newtype of oil burner which is saidto produce a large amount of heat from a given fuel. AnotherNegro has invented a device toregulate the light of a locomo-tive so that the headlight willfollow the track when the engineapproaches a curve.A Texas negro has devised acar rail joint designed to preventthe spreading of rails. Whilea negro from Grand Rapids,Mich., has invented the “type-o-phone,” designed to record at theother end of the wire, an exactduplicate of the message whichthe sender writes on the machinebefore him.Delphos Herald,Feb. 24, 1927—————
Clover Leaf Shops
Delphos is not in the coalmining district but this city isdue, nevertheless, to take theplace of the mines in case thereis a strike, as is now threatenedin the bituminous coal miningregions.Should the strike come,Delphos will be one source of coal supply for the Nickel Plate.The Clover Leaf is nowengaged in piling up coal in thelocal yards. Carload after car-load of the “black diamonds,” isbeing received here and piled upas a reserve supply.A steam shovel has beenbrought in and is unloading thecoal at the rate of about 18 car-loads a day. Already about 50carloads have been stored hereand about 50 more are at theyard ready to be unloaded.More coal is on the way andwill also be stored here.H.J. Truesdale, road foremanof engines, has come to Delphosfrom Frankfort and he and O.Rosselit, general foreman at thelocal shops, are supervising.Delphos Herald,Mar. 9, 1927—————AD
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Harness Stolen
About a week ago, B.J.Johnson, who lives about sixmiles west of Delphos on RidgeRoad, reported to the officershere that a set of harness hadbeen stolen from his barn. Thepolice have been on the look-out but were unable to locatethem. Johnson, who had reasonsto believe that the harness hadbeen brought to Delphos, begana search here and they werefinally located in the barn of Harry Bowman, but he is of theopinion that they were stolenby another party. Johnson hadBowman arrested, charging himwith concealing stolen property.The defendant plead not guiltyand his bond was fixed at $100,to appear for trial. Bond wasfurnished and Bowman wasreleased.Delphos Herald,June 6, 1898—————
Delphos Boy GoesTo Philippines
A Delphos boy is now in SanFrancisco, Calif., and leaves forthe Philippines in three weeks.Casper Peifer of Troop B, 4thCavalry of Cleveland, O., now incamp at Fort Presido, Calif., haswritten to Mayor Cochran. Afterfour days on the train, passingthrough tunnels and snow shedsin the Rocky mountains, at oneplace 49 miles in length andplunging into darkness for twohours, the 4th Cavalry arrivedsafe in the land of flowers onMay 29th.The letter states that the farm-ers of California are harvestingwheat and oats, oranges, cherries,lemons, etc., are ripe, and flow-ers are in full bloom, makingit a lovely country. The com-pany will be drilled eight hoursa day before their departure forDewey’s possessions. Peifer isanxious to hear from home.Delphos Herald,June 6, 1898—————AD
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COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine iswarning consumers to beware of phone scams involving utili-ties. Two Ohio consumers reported losing about $800 each afterreceiving a call from someone claiming to represent a utilitycompany and demanding payment. Dozens of other consumersare reporting unsolicited calls about lowering their energy rates.“With current technology, it can be difficult to determine if acall is legitimate or a scam, and with fluctuating temperatures andhigh bills, utility scams can be more effective,” Attorney GeneralDeWine said. “It’s important to remember that any time youreceive an unexpected call, you have the right to ask questions,demand answers or simply hang up.”In a recently reported scam, a caller — pretending to representa utility company — said the consumer’s electrical power wouldbe shut off unless the consumer sent hundreds of dollars using aprepaid money card. In reality, the call was not coming from theconsumer’s utility company.Consumers also are reporting unsolicited phone calls fromindividuals claiming they can lower consumers’ natural gas rates.The Attorney General’s Office has received approximately 100complaints about these calls in the last two months, and morethan 80 of the complaints were filed since July 1. In the com-plaints, consumers from Northeast Ohio generally report receiv-ing a call from a 740 or 440 area code phone number. The callerclaims to represent Dominion and offers a discount or a lower gasrate. Dominion East Ohio says these calls are not from Dominionand that the business does not solicit consumers over the phone.Consumers can help protect themselves by following thesetips:Don’t trust your caller ID. Callers can disguise the numberthat appears on your caller ID, making it very difficult to deter-mine where a call is coming from.Don’t respond to robocalls. Even if the call instructs you topress a button to opt out, don’t follow the instructions. By press-ing a button, you confirm that you have an active phone numberand you may receive even more calls.Ask callers to identify themselves and provide written infor-mation. If they refuse, it is probably not a legitimate business.Know your rights. Natural gas and electric companies gener-ally must give you a 14-day notice before disconnecting yourservice. Contact the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, www.puco.ohio.gov, to learn more and to compare electric or naturalgas offers in your region.When in doubt, hang up. If a caller claims to represent yourutility company but makes threats or demands immediate pay-ment, hang up and call your utility company using a number youknow to be legitimate, such as a number on your most recentstatement.Beware of requests for prepaid money cards. This is a pre-ferred payment method for scammers.Don’t give out personal information over the phone.Consumers who suspect a scam or an unfair business practiceshould contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at 800-282-0515 or www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.
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Sally Looser turns 85today.Her family plans to honorher by having a special familygathering in Hicksville today.Anyone who wants to helpSally to continue celebratingthis special occasion can doso by sending birthday wishesto her at: Box 92, OttovilleOH 45876.

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