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Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Representative Latta visits area farms
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VENEDOCIA — Dan“Boomer” Bonifas and hiswife, Janet, were ready for thevisit from U.S. RepresentativeBob Latta Friday morning.They were joined on thefamily farm on Converse-Roselm Road by Dan’s par-ents, Richard “Bunny” andDr. Jane Bonifas. The farmhas been in the family for142 years and six generationsof Bonifases. They farm 400acres and have 200 head of beef cattle.Latta said he was usingAugust as a work period toget out and talk with those herepresents in agriculture.“I have 14 counties and Irepresent the largest numberof farmers in the state,” hesaid. “To do my job, I haveto talk with the farmers andsee what they need. A littleless than one percent of thepopulation of Ohio is on afarm and just a little undertwo percent are in the countryand they provide food for therest of the country and world.If we can’t provide our ownfood, we’re in trouble. Thefamily farmer is the back-bone of this country.”Latta himself is no strang-er to the farm, having beenraised in an agricultural fam-ily. His wife’s family farmsas well.Dan opened the dialoguewith Latta by voicing hisconcern about the recent por-trayal of farmers.“I’m worried aboutthe image we have,” heexplained. “We’re getting abad reputation by what a fewdo. We raise and have a good,safe product.”His mother agreed.“This is our livelihood,”Dr. Bonifas said. “We wantto see our farmland reachits potential. We care for theland and try to keep the soilrich and viable. We do whatwe can every year and it’sstill a gamble.”Janet wanted to make sureLatta knows the importanceof what he and Congress do.“I want him and othersin Congress to be aware thatevery time they set a policyor pass legislation, it impactsthe family farmer,” she said.“We have a lot invested inthis — a lot of time andenergy. I hate to see themlegislate for those few whocause a problem. They shouldbe legislating for everyone.”The Bonifases, like mostfamily farms, feel like theyare drowning in regulations.“There are $1.8 trillionof regulations on businesses,individuals and farmers inthis country today,” Lattadeclared. “And people won-der why sometimes thingsget more expensive? Youhave to hire more people tofigure out what the regu-lations are. There’s a realquestion about some of theseregulations if they are evennecessary. And have theregulators seen what thoseregulations would do out inthe real world? I have askedthem if they know the impactand they can’t tell me. Theydon’t go out there and seewhat is happening. There’s adisconnect.”Latta mentioned the effort18 months ago at makingnew safety rules for farmsthat would have kept farmkids from working on familyfarms.
U.S. Representative Bob Latta, left, talks with Dan “Boomer” Bonifas about his con-cerns Friday during a visit to the Bonifas farm. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)See LATTA, page 10More than 100 motorcyclists, including 20 members of the Chained Eagles of Ohio, escorted the Ohio Vietnam POW/MIA Wall, above, and the Eyes of Freedom Displayfrom Sidney to Fort Jennings for Fort Fest on Friday afternoon. The POW/MIA Wallis located in Memorial Hall and available for viewing from 9 a.m. to close today andfrom 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Eyes of Freedom Display will be housed atthe fire station and available for viewing from noon to close today and from 10:30 a.m.to 6 p.m. on Sunday.At right: Fort Jennings Fort Fest celebration began Friday morning with Camp 1812/ Senior Day in the park, which is an interactive camp for grade school children who hadthe opportunity to learn about crafts and skills used by militia and Native Americans.Pictured are grade school children taking instruction on how to play 2-ball, a gameplayed by tossing two balls connected in and by a leather case and tossed/caught witha wooden stick notched out at the end. Events continue at the park today and Sunday.Above right: During Camp 1812/Senior Day, grade school children were instructedon how to throw a Tomahawk. Pictured is a participant who caught on quickly, hittingand sticking a tomahawk during his turn. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)
 Fort Fest underway
 Allen County Fair opens Friday
Opening day of the 163rd Allen County Fair saw a flurry of activity, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, 4-H livestock deliveries and theKewpee Showcase of Bands at the Grandstand. Above left: Under the direction of Jan Hare, St. John’s Marching Band use flash and some fancyfootwork while presenting its show to a packed grandstand during the Kewpee Showcase. Above right: 4-Hers Rachel and Hannah Dienhart areentering their cute little Nubian goats, which will be housed in the Sheep and Goat Barn. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)
Partly cloudytoday andmostly cleartonight. Highsin the mid 70sand lows inthe lower 50s. See page 2.Effective immediately,the Delphos SwimmingPool will open at 2 p.m.,weather permitting, forthe rest of the season.This is due to thecool weather conditionsand the loss of staff.The evening swimhours will begin at 5p.m. instead of 6 p.m.
Pool hours changefor rest of season
Ardner Open taking teams
The 12th annual JohnArdner Memorial Golf Outingset for Sept. 1 at The OaksGolf Course (2425 SouthKemp Road) is taking teams.The noon shotgun startincludes golf, cart and din-ner for $45 per person.RSVP your team by Fridayby contacting Nolan Ardner(419-303-9583) or ShawnArdner (567-204-1062).
TODAY
Football Scrimmages:Jefferson at Bath, 10 a.m.;Elida at Fort Loramie, TBABoys Soccer: Ottovilleat Spencerville, 11 a.m.;Lincolnview at LimaSenior, 2 p.m.Girls Soccer: Lincolnviewat Lima Senior, noon;Wapakoneta at Ottoville, 6 p.m.Co-ed Cross Country:St. John’s/Lincolnview/VWat OHSAA Early-SeasonInvitational, 9:30 a.m.
 
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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
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Linda Lea (Fox), 63, of Venedocia, funeralservices will be at 5 p.m. today at Harter and Schier FuneralHome, Pastor Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will take placeat Venedocia Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contribu-tions can be made to the Middle Point Fire Department orVenedocia Lions Club. To leave online condolences for thefamily, visit www.harterandschier.com.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly sunny in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10mph.
TONIGHT:
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Eastwinds around 5 mph.
SUNDAY:
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. East windsaround 5 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the south aftermidnight.
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT:
Mostlyclear. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.
FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
Sheriff asks farmersto inspect corn nearintersections
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VAN WERT — Van WertCounty Sheriff Thomas M.Riggenbach is seeking assis-tance from area farmers andlandowners to enhance motor-ists’ public safety. This is thetime of year when cornfieldsreach their full height and canalso hamper visibility at inter-sections. When the view of approaching traffic is blocked,the results can be serious acci-dents.Anything which removessight obstructions, such astrimming the tops of cornstalks down to the level of the ears, helps insure motor-ist safety. Sheriff Riggenbachasks everyone who farmsthroughout Van Wert Countyto inspect intersections wherethey have corn and removesight obstructions. This allowsall motorists to travel VanWert County roads with ahigher degree of safety.
Information submitted
The following is a week-ly report concerning con-struction and maintenancework on state highwayswithin the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 1,which includes the countiesof Allen, Defiance, Hancock,Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, VanWert and Wyandot. This reportis issued each week beginningin April and continues throughNovember.For the latest in statewideconstruction, visit www.ohgo.com. Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any informa-tion needs.
Construction andMaintenance ProjectsWeek of Aug. 19I-75 Reconstruction Project
For the most recent infor-mation concerning the I-75reconstruction project throughLima and Allen County, and thesafety upgrade of Ohio 117/309on Lima’s east side please visit:www.odotlima75.org· I-75 between FourthStreet and Ohio 81 in Limawill have occasional nighttimelane restrictions during recon-struction of the existing lanesof pavement, replacement of mainline bridges and recon-struction of the interchanges.Work began in March and willcontinue through fall of 2015.Traffic is maintained two lanesin each direction the majorityof the time. Lane restrictionsgenerally occur from 7 p.m.until 10 a.m. the followingmorning. All ramp entranceand exits are currently avail-able.-The I-75 northbound exitramp to Fourth Street reopenedon Thursday. The northboundentrance ramp is expected toreopen in approximately twoweeks and the southboundramps are anticipated to bereopened in approximatelyone month. Electronic mes-sage boards have been placedalong I-75 to guide traffic forthe Allen County fair to theappropriate exits. Northboundtraffic on I-75 may use exit124 (Fourth Street), south-bound traffic on I-75 can useexit 125 (Ohio 117/309) orexit 122 (Ohio 65). Exit 124southbound will remain closedthroughout the fair. There willbe no access to I-75 fromFourth Street during the fair.Use Ohio 65 or Ohio 117/309to access I-75 from the fair-grounds. Signs have beenplaced throughout the area toguide traffic to and from thefairgrounds.-Paving of the new lanes onI-75 is under way in the north-bound direction outside the bar-rier wall. Paving will continuenorth to the Ohio 117/309 inter-change. Traffic on I-75 could beaffected at times. Motorists arecautioned to watch for concretetrucks entering and exiting thehighway over the next severalweeks as the operation continues.· Ohio 117/309 is two lanesin each direction without a cen-ter turn lane from just eastof the interchange with I-75to Bowman Road during asafety upgrade project whichwill reconstruct areas of thepavement and install a raisedcurb median in the center of the roadway. All traffic is cur-rently traveling on the northside of the roadway whilework takes place on the south.Only two lanes of traffic aremaintained, one lane in eachdirection, from Willard Avenue(Speedway) to the west of theI-75 interchange. This part of the project will be completedthis fall.· Ohio 81 from just west of Stewart Road to just west of Neubrecht Road east of Limais one lane in each directionin the existing eastbound lanesfor pavement reconstruction.All ramp movements are cur-rently maintained at the inter-change with I-75.
Allen County
There are no projectsscheduled by the Allen Countymaintenance garage which willsignificantly affect traffic inthe coming week.
Putnam County
Ohio 65 between Leipsicand the Henry County line andbetween Columbus Grove andOttawa will be restricted to onelane through the work zone forpavement repair. Work is beingperformed by the PutnamCounty ODOT maintenancegarage.Ohio 12 in ColumbusGrove is now open.
Van Wert County
Ohio 66 north of its inter-section with U.S. 30 will closeMonday for two days for a cul-vert replacement. Traffic will bedetoured onto U.S. 224 to U.S.127, to U.S. 30 back to Ohio66. Work is being performedby the Van Wert County ODOTmaintenance garage.Ohio 66 south of its inter-section with U.S. 30 will closeAug. 26 for two days for a cul-vert replacement. Traffic will bedetoured onto U.S. 224 to Ohio189, to Ohio 190 back to Ohio66. Work is being performed bythe Van Wert County ODOTmaintenance garage.Ohio 117 near its intersec-tion with Ohio 116 will closeSept. 3 for two days for a cul-vert replacement. Traffic will bedetoured onto Ohio 116 to Ohio81, to Ohio 66, back to Ohio117. Work is being performedby the Van Wert County ODOTmaintenance garage.U.S. 127 three miles southof Van Wert closed Tuesdayfor 45 days for bridge repair.Traffic is detoured to Ohio709 to Ohio 118 back to U.S.127. Work is being performedby Brumbaugh Construction,Arcanam.
Janet E. Smith
Feb. 1, 1956-Aug. 15, 2013
Janet E. Smith, 57, of Spencerville, passed awaypeacefully at 6:19 a.m.Thursday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter, surrounded by herfamily after a courageous bat-tle with cancer.She was born Feb. 1, 1956,in Lima to Richard and ShirleyPotts Harruff, who survive inSpencerville.On April 26, 1974, shemarried her best friend andsoul mate, Jessie J. Smith,who died Sept. 29, 1995.Survivors include a son,Richard (Sandra) Smith of Celina; a sister, Sherry Wieter,and her fiance, Scott Dittoof Delphos; nephew, CurtisHarruff of Lima; nieces, BethWieter of Spencerville, Mandy(Mat) Miller of Spencervilleand their children, Mathewand Logan, Jamie (Scott)Bruce of Wapakoneta andtheir daughter, Amaya,Tammy Coil of Spencervilleand her daughter Amber; andbrothers-in-law, Leon Wieterand Dennis Harruff, both of Spencerville.She was preceded in deathby her sister, Pamela Harruff;and sister-in-law, RoxanneHarruff.Funeral services will beat 10:30 a.m. Monday in theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. Andrew J. Atkins offici-ating. Burial will follow in theSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-5p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome.In lieu of gifts or flow-ers, memorial contributionsmay be made to the HumaneSociety of Allen County.
Delores “Dolly” V.Sheeter
Delores “Dolly” V. Sheeter,85, of Delphos, passed awayon Friday afternoon at herresidence surrounded by herloving family.Arrangements are pendingat the Strayer Funeral Home.Wheat $6.01Corn $5.94Soybeans $13.97
Mary Lou Atkinson
Dec. 25, 1931-Aug. 11, 2013
Mary Lou Atkinson, 81,passed away peacefully athome on Aug. 11 after a cou-rageous battle with lung can-cer.She was born in Van Buren,Ind., on Dec. 25, 1931, to GuyRobin and Elizabeth (Volk)McKee.Living all of her young lifein Delphos, Mary Lou movedto Chagrin Falls where shemarried the love of her life,Russell “Russ” R. Atkinson,on Sept. 5, 1970. He precededher in death on Nov. 15, 2011.She is survived by herson, Robert (Shea) Alexanderof Youngstown; her daugh-ter, Toni Carroll (Michael)Jones of Brandon, Miss.;her stepson, Russell (Nancy)Atkinson Jr. of Rockwood,Mich.; and many grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren.Also preceding her in deathwere four brothers, WendellMcKee, Paul McKee, JamesMcKee and Charles McKee;and a stepdaughter, CherylKinsey.Her family and faith, cen-tered at her home in Chagrin,were most important to her.At her request, serviceswill be private and arrange-ments made by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Homelocated in Chagrin Falls.In lieu of flowers, the fami-ly requests that memorial con-tributions be made to Hospiceof the Western Reserve, 17876St. Clair Avenue, ClevelandOH 44110.
One Year Ago
The Young Riders Horse Club had five mem-bers qualify against high standards to competeat the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair show at theOhio State Fairgrounds. They include JeanaleBonifas, daughter of Larry and Heather Bonifasof Landeck; Reagan Priest, daughter of Bob Priestand Kara Priest of Van Wert; Leah Lichtensteiger,daughter of Dave and Janice Lichtensteiger of Ohio City; and Lindsey and Paige Motycka,daughters of Joe Motycka of Convoy.
25 Years Ago – 1988
When Harold Glen Brooks photographedBaxter Bridge one February morning in 1985, henever thought the photo would win a contest andbe included in an album bound for Australia. So hewas more than a little surprised when he was noti-fied recently his photo had captured first place inCategory A of the Lima-Allen County CommunityAmbassador Photo Contest. His winning printwill be included in an album community ambas-sador Kim White will present to her host familyin Australia.Delphos Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliarypresented a gift of $200 to the Delphos PublicLibrary for its services to the elderly. Taking partin the presentation were Helen Gasser, president of the auxiliary; Mary King, trustee; Nancy Mericle,library director; and Doris Keller, junior pastmadam president of the auxiliary.Larry W. Deitering, son of Larry and DianeDeitering of Delphos, has been named to thedean’s list for the second semester at St. FrancisCollege, Fort Wayne. He achieved a 4.0 gradepoint average. Deitering is a graduate of St. John’sHigh School.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The Gospel Mariners Quartet will appearSaturday night at Delphos Evangelic UnitedBrethren Church, according to the Rev. WalterMarks, pastor. Ned Williman, baritone memberof the group, is the son-in-law of Rev. and Mrs.Marks and has written many of the songs thequartet sings.Peppers and cabbage are grown in the tri-coun-ties primarily for home use and sale at roadsidestands. But last week two extension service repre-sentatives looked over experimental fields grownfor St. Marys Foods, Inc., and decided peppers andcabbage show promise as a commercial project.The group toured the farms of Al Metzger, north-east of Delphos; Oscar Hempfling, southeast of thecity; and Norbert Niemeyer and Karl Krendl, whoboth farm south of Delphos.Guest speakers at the weekly Rotary luncheonmeeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurantwere Irvin Hanf, Service Director for the city of Delphos, and Councilman George Grothous. Bothspoke in regards to the tubing of the canal for thepurpose of creating off-street parking.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Further plans for the annual K of C picnic tobe held Sunday were made at a regular meetingof the local council held in the K of C roomsTuesday evening. The picnic for members of thelocal council and their families will be held at P.A. Warnecke’s grove, east of this city, beginningat 2:45 p.m. Sunday. In the event of rain, the out-ing will be held at Leo German’s place east of Delphos.The Delphos senior league is now without theservices of two regular teams. Miller’s Opticians,one of the favorite kittenball teams here for anumber of years, has disbanded. Loetz Market hasalso dropped from the schedule. Russell Judkins,manager of the league play in Delphos, stated thatall league games on the Miller and Loetz schedulewill be forfeited to the opposing team as the gamesappear on the league schedule.Mrs. Don Ford, East Second Street, entertainedthe members of the Nira Club and three guestsat her home Tuesday evening. Her guests wereMrs. Robert Lyle, Mrs. Frank Bowsher and Mrs.Lawrence Lang. In euchre, Mrs. James Dillionwas high and Margaret Collette, second.
Fort Jennings Schools
High school - Ala Carte pretzel and cheese every Friday andsalad bar every Wednesday. High school - additional fruit andvegetable daily.
Week of August 21-23Wednesday:
Pepperoni pizza, corn, cocoa bar, fruit.
Thursday:
Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes,peas, dinner roll, fruit.
Friday:
Hot dog, baked beans, cake, fruit.
Ottoville Local SchoolsWeek of August 21-23Wednesday:
Pizza, chips, corn, pineapple, milk.
Thursday:
Hamburger, french fries, green beans, apple-sauce, milk.
Friday:
Chicken nuggets, tossed salad, butter bread, pears,milk.
Associated Press
Today is Saturday, Aug. 17,the 229th day of 2013. There are136 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 17, 1943, theAllied conquest of Sicily duringWorld War II was completed asU.S. and British forces enteredMessina.
ODOT releases weekly road report
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The canal probably saved the lifeof A.R. Tabler, fireman, at the Hinde& Dauch paper mill Saturday nightwhen gasoline which he was pouringinto the gas tank of his automobiletook fire.Tabler had gone into the company’sgarage, where a car, a Ford sedan, andthe company’s truck was stored. Hestarted to fill the tank of his car froma 5-gallon can when fumes from thegas took fire from a lantern he hadwith him.The burning fluid was thrown overhis clothing and he saved his life byrunning to the canal and throwinghimself into the water.His right hand was badly burned,the skin of the entire back of the handbeing burned. He was taken to theoffice of a physician for treatment.The fire department was called tothe scene of the fire. The machineswere moved out and the flames soonextinguished.The upholstering of the sedan wasdamaged and the machine was other-wise scorched. One tire was burned onthe truck and this machine was other-wise scorched. One tire was burned onthe truck and this machine also wasconsiderably scorched.The building was not damaged.Delphos Herald,March 23, 1926—————
To RehearseFor Concert
The members of the DelphosChoral society will meet for rehearsalat Jefferson auditorium Tuesday eve-ning. The ladies are requested to meetpromptly at 7:30 and the men at 8:00.It is especially requested that all mem-bers be present as work for a concertto be given after Easter will be takenup in earnest at this time.Delphos Herald,March 23, 1926—————
Rubber RoadsSaid to be Best
A plan for widespread promotion of rubber roads in Great Britain has beenreported to the Commerce Dept. by itsLondon office.For durability, cleanliness and free-dom of vibration, roads made fromrubber blocks are said to be unequaled.A British rubber paving block com-pany has been formed, with the ideaof selling such roads for “special quietareas,” such as surround hospitals,historic buildings and bridges.Delphos Herald,July 20, 1928—————
Police and FiremenPrefer Comfort to Being, ‘Dressed Up’
They are certainly fine new uni-forms and it does seem too bad thatthe people of Delphos have no oppor-tunity to see their new service uni-forms just now.But at that, you can’t exactly blamethe members of the police and firedepartments for delaying the initiationwas indefinitely delayed.The uniforms are of a good gradeof material and not at all of the sum-mer variety. Hence, all people whohave been suffering from the heat, willappreciate the position of the policeand firemen, who, naturally, prefercomfort to being “dressed up,” in theirnew uniforms.The new outfits do make a pleasingappearance of the police and firemenwhen they get a chance to wear thenew clothing, which, in the meantimeis reposing in solitary state in theoffice of Mayor Williams at the citybuilding.Delphos Herald,July 20, 1928—————
Famous Negro RunnerMarries Cleveland Girl
Minnie Ruth Solomen, comely col-ored maid in a local hair-dressing par-lor, wrinkled her nose in the generaldirection of Los Angeles and MissQuincella Nickerson today and wentto the railroad station to say goodbyeto her brand new husband, JessieOwens, negro sprint star.The ill-at-ease Jessie, non too sureof his welcome after stories got aboutthat he was planning to marry the LosAngeles colored girl while MinnieRuth waited for him here, arrived bytrain at 6 p.m. last night and within 4hours he was married.Delphos Herald,July 6, 1935—————
Gramm Truck Windin Contest
The Gramm truck, manufactured inDelphos, won in a contest against threestandard makes of trucks two weeksago when subjected to a severe test.The trucks were tried out at Batavia,N.Y. for two weeks, hauling sand.Frank Mericle, of Delphos, made thedemonstration for the local company.The Batavia council was in the marketfor a truck and after the demonstrationthe Gramm truck received the vote of four members of the city council. Twoother trucks received one vote each,while the fourth received none. TheGramm truck was purchased and isnow in service there.Delphos Herald,Sept. 7, 1926—————
Slippery Pavement causesAccident with Delphosand Lima cars
A slippery pavement was the causeof an automobile accident in whichseveral Delphos people were involvedFriday evening.Ralph Brickner, driving a Maxwellcoach and accompanied by MissHelen Schosker, Mrs. Wm. Diller,Mrs. A.S. Brenneman and ArthurDiller, was returning to Delphos fromLima. A Chevrolet coach ahead of hiscar slowed down suddenly and Mr.Brickner applied his brakes. The carskidded on the wet pavement, turnedsideways on the road and was struckby an Essex coach, driven by H.C.Ross, Lima.The Ross car was thrown into theditch and turned over on the side. Itwas badly damaged. Ross was notinjured.Miss Schosker was thrown fromthe car to the pavement and had anumber of scratches and bruises butwas not otherwise injured. The otheroccupants of the Delphos car escapedinjury.The frame of the Maxwell was bentas were the fenders, and the body wassomewhat sprung.The accident happened about onemile east of Elida.Delphos Herald,Dec. 1928—————-
Shooting atThreshing Site
As a result of a threshing disputein which Winifred Williams was shotand killed at the Green farm, nearBluffton, one week ago last Saturday,three indictments for murder in thefirst degree were returned by a spe-cial jury in Hancock County court atFindlay.The indicated men are, HomerGreen and his two sons, Merritt, 26and Lehr, 20. On account of feelingagainst the accused men and threat-ened mob violence they are now beingheld in a secret jail.The slaying of Winifred Williams,and the shooting of his father tookplace on the Green farm a week ago.It culminated a grudge between thetwo families which existed from thetime Green leased his farm to EdgarHartman on a grain share basis.Homer Green said that he had rent-ed his farm to the tenant with theunderstanding that he was to have thethreshing right, when harvest came.He later learned that Bart Williamsand his son were given the threshingrights on the farm. The shooting tookplace when the Williams threshingoutfit was driven to the Green farm.Winifred Williams was instantly killedand Bart Williams, the father, waswounded, when a shotgun in the handsof Merritt Green was discharged.Delphos Herald,Sept. 7, 1926—————
Will Receive WarEquipment
Assurance that Delphos will receivea number of World War (one) trophieshas been given in a letter to JohnWahmhoff curator of the local muse-um, written by Earl Fisher, formerDelphos resident, who is acting underthe direction of the adjutant general inthe distribution of the war materials.The letter from Mr. Fisher askedas to whether the application for thematerials has the approval of the localLegion post. He states that it has beenthe policy to take care of all Legionapplications first but that no suchapplication has been received from theDelphos Legion.This matter will come before themeeting of the Legion here next weekand it is likely that it will receive theapproval of this organization.A formal application blank wasentered with the letter from Mr. Fisherand this will be filled out and sentin by Mr. Wahmhoff as soon as theLegion has given its approval.Mr. Fisher states that the allot-ment which will be sent to Delphosincludes: a machine gun, 10 rifles, 10bayonets, 2 canteens, 2 sabres, 1 car-tridge case and 2 helmets.These were all taken during the warand will make an interesting additionto the museum.It is housed in the basement of the library building and is carefullyarranged and classified. It is openeach week at least once.It is frequently visited by classesfrom the local public and parochialschools and on these occasions, Mr.Wahmhoff gives interesting explana-tions of the various exhibits.Delphos Herald,Sept. 9, 1926—————
Notice Eagles
Picnic at Fisher’s Grove, 2 1/2miles east of Ft. Jennings, Sunday,Sept. 14. All members and their fami-lies are urged to attend. Bring yourfriends. It will not be necessary tobring tickets, as all refreshments willbe free. Members having automo-biles are urged to stop at Eagles hallbetween 8:00 and 9:30 and assist infurnishing conveyance for those whohave no machines. John Altenburger,W.P.Delphos Herald,Sept, 9, 1926—————
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Fair Board Director petitionsavailable, 5 positions open
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VAN WERT — Positions for Van Wert County FairBoard Director from the City of Van Wert, Villagesof Van Wert County (to include Delphos), WillshireTownship, Ridge Township and Harrison Township, areto be elected at the 2013 fair by members of the VanWert County Agricultural Society.Persons desiring to run for a Fair Board Directorposition who reside in those areas may obtain a petitionat the Van Wert County Fair Office by speaking withTroy Oechsle, Fair Manager.Fair Board Directors are elected by voting held onthe last day of the Van Wert County Fair, Sept. 2, at theFairgrounds office. Votes may be cast by fairgoers whopurchase a Membership ticket to the fair and reside inVan Wert County. The Membership ticket is purchasedin advance of the fair and the cost is $18. Membershiptickets will not be sold after 5 p.m. Aug. 27. This ticketalso provides admittance to the fair for all six days thefair is held. These “voting” Membership tickets are onlyavailable at the Fair office or directly from Fair BoardDirectors.There are 24 retail stores and businesses in Van Wertselling “non-voting” or season tickets to the fair. Thesetickets are the same at $18 but do not carry votingprivileges. Season tickets will not be sold after 5 p.m.Aug. 28.The Fair office is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.and from 9 a.m.–noon Saturdays. The Van Wert CountyFair dates are Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Contact the Fairoffice at (419)238-9270, vwfair@bright.net or at vanw-ertcountyfair.com.
‘Ohio’s Dragons andDamsels’ set for September
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LIMA — Tri-MoraineAudubon Society andthe Johnny AppleseedMetropolitan Park Districtwill feature “Ohio’s Dragons& Damsels” at 7:30 p.m.Sept. 3 in the meeting roomof OSU Lima’s Visitor andStudent Services Center,3900 Campus Drive. Takethe Mumaugh Road entranceto the campus. It’s the firstbuilding to your left (first leftturn). The program is free andopen to the public.Dragonflies and damselfliesare fascinating insects. Theadults are ravenous predatorsthat fly at speeds up to 35 mph.The larvae are dependent uponclean waters, making themimportant indicators of waterquality. Robert C. Glotzhober,retired senior curator of naturalhistory at the Ohio HistorialSociety, finds almost any areaof natural history of interestand enjoys sharing his enthusi-asm for the wonders of naturewith groups. In 2008, he wasawarded the Wildlife DiversityConservation Award by theOhio Division of Wildlifefor his work with dragon-flies and damselflies in Ohio.In 2011, he was given theDistinguished ProfessionalInterpreter Award by theGreat Lakes Region of theNational Association forInterpretation. The stars andstarlets of the program arestill flying in good numbersand those who attend themeeting are invited to visitone of the district’s parks tomake observations and buildupon what they learn at thepresentation.At 1 p.m. Sept. 21, theAllen County Ohio CertifiedVolunteer Naturalistgroup, Johnny AppleseedMetropolitan Park District(JAMPD) and Tri-MoraineAudubon Society will hosta “Fungi Hike” at KendrickWoods located west of Lima,half a mile north of SR81, on Defiance Trail. Thehike will be led by RobertAntibus, professor of biol-ogy and biology departmentchair at Bluffton Universityand JAMPD commissioner.Dress for the weather withsturdy walking shoes. Insectrepellant, camera, binocularsas desired. Free and open tothe public. Experienced andbeginning naturalists are wel-come.

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