2 – The Herald Friday, September 13, 2013
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Vol. 144 No. 65
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
Lori Goodwin Silette
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly sunny.Cooler. Highs in the mid60s. North winds 10 to 15mph.
Clear.Colder. Lows in the upper30s. Northeast windsaround 10 mph.
Sunny.Highs in the upper 60s.Light and variable windsbecoming southeast up to 5mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 40s. South winds 5to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy.Highs in the lower 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT ANDMONDAY:
Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 50s.Highs in the lower 70s.
MONDAY NIGHTAND TUESDAY:
Mostlyclear. Lows in the upper40s. Highs in the lower70s.
TUESDAY NIGHTAND WEDNESDAY:
Partly cloudy. Lows inthe mid 50s. Highs in thelower 80s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTAND THURSDAY:
Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in thelower 60s. Highs in thelower 80s.
Don“Gus,” 82, of Ottawa, Massof Christian Burial will be 10a.m. today at Sts. Peter andPaul Catholic Church, Ottawa,with Fr. Matt Jozefiak offici-ating. Burial will be at a laterdate in the church cemetery.Military rites by the OttawaAmerican Legion and VFWwill take place after the massat church. Memorials may bemade to the Putnam CountyHospice or to a charity of thedonor’s choice. Condolencescan be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Dennis Lee, 69,of rural Spencerville, funeralservices will be at 10 a.m.Saturday at Church of Christof Auglaize County on St.Rt. 67 in Wapakoneta withMinister Patrick T. Powersofficiating and military ritesbeing conducted at the churchby the Spencerville Veterans.Friends may call from 9:30a.m. Saturday until services atthe church. Memorials may bemade to the family. ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home inSpencerville is in charge of arrangements. Condolencesmay be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
William C. “Bill”Strayer
May 7, 1930-Sept. 11, 2013
William C. “Bill”Strayer, 83, of ruralElida, died at 1:30 p.m.Wednesday of an extend-ed illness in the RoselawnManor Nursing Home inSpencerville, where he wasfor a short while.He was born May 7,1930, in Amanda Township,Allen County, to Gale andEulahla F. Boyer Strayer,who preceded him in death.He married Frances L.Moore on Oct. 11, 1953,whom he met at The OhioState University. Theywould have been married60 years next month. Shesurvives along with threechildren, Donald E. (NancyE.) Strayer of Beavercreek,Nancy L. Strayer of Elidaand Rebecca R. (Brent)English of Elida; and threegrandchildren, CarolineRose English, LorraineFrances English and AaronStrayer English, all of Elida.Bill was preceded indeath by his sister, Betty(John) Blymyer and babyboy Strayer.He was a lifelong mem-ber of the Zion UnitedMethodist Church nearElida.He was a 1948 gradu-ate of Elida High Schooland was a 1952 gradu-ate of The Ohio StateUniversity, earning a B.S.Degree in Agriculture. Hewas a member of the AlphaGamma Sigma AgriculturalFraternity and a member of the OSU Livestock Judgingteam in 1950, which he wasrecently honored for.A lifelong farmer, heraised Registered AngusCattle, which is a 90-yearlong continuous fam-ily tradition, making himthe patriarch of the oldestAngus herd in the state of Ohio.On Thursday, he, hisson-in-law and grand-son were recognized bythe Allen County Soiland Water ConservationDistrict as the 2013 out-standing co-operator.He served as treasurer of the Ohio Angus Associationfor 20 years. He was amember of the Auglaize,Van Wert, Ohio, BlackSwamp, West Central,Eastern Ohio and AmericanAngus Associations. Hewas a long-time memberand advisor for the AmandaAgricultural 4-H Club.Funeral services willbe at 1 p.m. Saturday inthe Zion United MethodistChurch, with Pastor MarkFuerstenau officiating andburial to follow in theHartford Cemetery.Friends may call from4-8 p.m. today at theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville andafter noon Saturday at thechurch.Memorials may bemade to the Zion UnitedMethodist Church of Spencerville EMS.
Oleta Marie Fronk
Sept. 24, 1924-Sept. 12, 2013
Oleta Marie Fronk, 88,of Delphos died at 1:40a.m. Thursday at VancrestHealthcare Center of Delphos.She was born Sept. 24,1924, to Don F. and Emma(Rice) Miller, who precededher in death.She was united in marriageto Kenneth L. Fronk on Sept.30, 1945. He preceded her indeath on Nov. 18, 2003. Theyhad just celebrated 58 yearsof marriage before Kenneth’spassing.Oleta was a designerand buyer at Shenk’s BridalBoutique, where she enjoyeddesigning wedding dressesand formal wear for 30 years.She enjoyed singing inthe church choir for over 50years. She also enjoyed takingher suppers to her family andfriends who were shut ins.She was a member of theChristian Endeavor as a youthmember; past elder of the FirstUnited Presbyterian Churchof Christ; and past presidentof the Woman’s Association,Rebecca and Ruth Circles.She was a past Deputy GrandMatron of District Eight of the Order of the Eastern Starand a past Matron of DelphosChapter 26; and a 50-year,life member and titled secre-tary Emeritus for 30 years of service. She also belonged tothe Grandmother Club.Survivors include a son,Phillip (Denise Mathews)Fronk of Delphos; threedaughters, Marcia (Walt)Barber of Beaverdam andCharlotte (John) Birkmeierand Susie (Dan G.) Rode of Delphos; a sister, Anne Millerof Delphos; nine grandchil-dren, Michelle (Dan) Stemanof Delphos, Scott (Renee)Fronk of West Alexandria,Angella (Will) Eversoleof Columbus Grove, Erin(Steve) Stark of Lima, KellyGarmatter of ColumbusGrove, Jason (Leslie)Birkmeier of Elida, BrianBirkmeier of Rawson, Kyle(Samantha) Rode and Lauren(Alan Trentman) Rode; 12great-grandchildren, DomonicMunoz, Sierra Fronk, Maxand Grant Eversole, Rileyand Reese Stark, Klarrissa,Kalyn, Karsyn and CadeGarmatter and Easton andElla Birkmeier; two sisters-in-laws, Catherine Miller andAnna Mae Miller of Delphos;and several nieces and neph-ews.She was also preceded indeath by a great-grandchild,Alexander Munoz; and threebrothers, Dale F., Herbert L.and Robert W. Miller.Funeral services will beat 11 a.m. Monday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home,the Rev. Harry Tolhurst offi-ciating. Burial will take placeat Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home wherean Eastern Star service willfollow at 8:15 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to First UnitedPresbyterian Church of Christ.To leave online condo-lences for the family, visitwww.harterandschier.com.Wheat $6.23Corn $4.66Soybeans $13.84
One Year Ago
More than 120 students in grades 9-12 fromPutnam County schools congregated at theOttoville Parish Center Wednesday for the fourthannual Putnam County High School LeadershipDay, a program which uses team-building exer-cises and activities to teach leadership skills.
25 Years Ago – 1988
The Fort Jennings Ohio Child Conservationleagues, Dimples and Grins, Frills and Frogs andBuckles and Bows recently donated money to pur-chase a table for the Putnam County branch libraryin Fort Jennings. Accepting the check from PatLiebrecht was librarian Doris Miehls. Also partici-pating in the presentation were Chris Trenkamp,Karen Maenle and Sharon Calvelage.A year ago, the Rev. Chris Vasko, associatepastor of St. John’s Catholic Church and mem-bers of the Father John Otto Bredeick Circle3329 Columbia Squires, began the archeologi-cal excavation of the Miami-Erie Canal to raisethe canal boat Marguerite. While work hasbeen slow, the Squires have been constructinga model of the Marguerite that will be on dis-play during Canal Days.Fort Jennings handed Ottoville its first vol-leyball loss Monday night 15-7, 11-15 and15-11. Fort Jennings was 60 of 69 in serves withKelly Lindeman 19 of 20 and Shannon Hawk11 of 13. In serve receptions the Musketeerswere 44 of 59. Shirley Von Sossan was 12 of 17and Jackie Berelsman 9 of 15. Passing leaderswere Amy Maag 11 of 15 and Hawk 10 of 13.
50 Years Ago – 1963
A full-page advertisement for EckrichFrankfurts appears in Hi-Fi color in today’sHerald. This is the first use of Hi-Fi color print-ing in The Herald since it was founded in 1869.Printing of the advertisement required specialadjustments to The Herald’s flat-bed press.Herald printers Gene Byrne and Jim Lauermade the adjustments in consultation withadvertising manager Gene Laudick, who atone time was a member of the production staff.Elida Garden Club met recently at the Houseof Vogts in Delphos. Mrs. Earl Dienstberger,outgoing president, conducted a business ses-sion. She then conducted a candlelight installationservice for new officers. Those installed wereMrs. Richard Kieswetter, president; Mrs. WilliamStrayer, vice president; Mrs. John Szuch, treasurer;and Mrs. Roland Swank, secretary.The Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFWAuxiliary District 2 Conference was heldSunday in St. Marys with Sophia Brinkmanof Delphos, district president, presiding. Alsoattending from Delphos were Harold Hesseling,commander of the local post; Helen Lisky, localauxiliary president; and Mr. and Mrs. ThomasEdwards, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kaskel, HaroldLadd, Alfreda Schreiber, Doit Swihart, Mrs.Hubert Gladen and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fetzer.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Field Marshal Hermann Goering’s ownnewspaper commented Tuesday on Adolf Hitler’s speech, asserting that Germany wasprepared to take up arms if necessary to aidthe German minority in Czechoslovakia. Thetenor of this and other comments in Germanywas that it was up to Czechoslovakia to makeconcessions which will satisfy not only itsGerman minority but Hitler personally, or,failing that, it is up to the powers of Europe tosay whether they want to go to war to defendCzechoslovakia.Owners of ‘coon hounds are being warnedto keep them protected as it is believed a ringof professional dog thieves is operating inthis section. Saturday night or early Sundaymorning, two valuable dogs were stolen fromThomas Brown near Spencerville. The dogs,Sass and Nailer, are well known in ‘coon-hunting circles and recently their pictureswere carried in a sportsman’s magazine.The Star Café won the Delphos kittenballchampionship from Coombs Shoes Mondaynight at city athletic field by annexing the thirdgame of a 5-game series by a score of 3 to 2.The Miller’s Opticians have challenged theStar to a post-series but no definite decisionhas been made regarding this challenge.
Today is Friday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2013. Thereare 109 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement,Yom Kippur, begins at sunset.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 13, 1788, the Congress of the Confederationauthorized the first national election, and declared NewYork City the temporary national capital.On this date:In 1759, during the final French and Indian War, theBritish defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham over-looking Quebec City.In 1803, Commodore John Barry, considered by manythe father of the American Navy, died in Philadelphia.In 1912, a state funeral was held in Japan for EmperorMeiji.In 1948, Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Mainewas elected to the U.S. Senate; she became the first womanto serve in both houses of Congress.In 1959, Elvis Presley first met his future wife, 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, while stationed in West Germanywith the U.S. Army. (They married in 1967, but divorcedin 1973.)In 1962, Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett rejected the U.S.Supreme Court’s order for the University of Mississippi toadmit James Meredith, a black student, declaring in a tele-vised address, “We will not drink from the cup of genocide.”In 1970, the first New York City Marathon was held;winner Gary Muhrcke finished the 26.2-mile run, whichtook place entirely inside Central Park, in 2:31:38.In 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the AtticaCorrectional Facility in western New York ended as policeand guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assaultclaimed the lives of 32 inmates and 11 employees.In 1989, Fay Vincent was elected commissioner of MajorLeague Baseball, succeeding the late A. Bartlett Giamatti.In 1993, at the White House, Israeli Prime MinisterYitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook handsafter signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autono-my. “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” premiered on NBC.In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital sixdays after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting; he was 25.In 1998, former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace diedin Montgomery at age 79.Ten years ago: Angry mourners swarmed Fallujah, Iraq,a day after eight Iraqi police were killed in a friendly fireincident involving U.S. troops; the U.S. military apologizedfor the deaths. The California Democratic Party voted toendorse Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante while continuing tosupport Gov. Gray Davis in the October 7 recall election.Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon died at age 73. In Las Vegas,Sugar Shane Mosley beat Oscar De La Hoya, winning aclose but unanimous decision to take the WBC and WBA154-pound titles.Five years ago: Rescue crews ventured out to pluckpeople from their homes in an all-out search for thousandsof Texans who had stubbornly stayed behind overnight toface Hurricane Ike. After wild conjecture over who wouldplay Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,”writer-performer Tina Fey returned to her old show for anopening sketch featuring her and Fey’s former “WeekendUpdate” co-host Amy Poehler as Sen. Hillary Clinton.One year ago: Chanting “death to America,” hundredsof protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed theU.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burnedthe American flag. New York City’s Board of Healthpassed a ban on the sale of big sodas and other sugarydrinks, limiting the size sold at restaurants, concessionstands and other eateries to16 ounces.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries were drawnThursday:
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Colorado floodingcuts off mountaintowns, kills 3
LYONS, Colo. (AP) —Heavy rains sent walls of watercrashing down mountainsidesThursday in Colorado, cut-ting off remote towns, forcingthe state’s largest universityto close and leaving at leastthree people dead across arugged landscape that includ-ed areas blackened by recentwildfires.After a rainy week, up to8 more inches fell in an areaspanning from the Wyomingborder south to the foothillswest of Denver. Floodingextended all along theFront Range mountains andinto some cities, includingColorado Springs, Denver,Fort Collins, Greeley, Auroraand Boulder.Numerous roads and high-ways were washed out ormade impassable by floods.Floodwaters poured intohomes, and at least a few build-ings collapsed in the torrent.Boulder County appearedto be hardest hit. Sheriff Joe Pelle said the town of Lyons was completely cutoff because of flooded roads,and residents were huddlingtogether on higher ground.Although everyone wasbelieved to be safe, the del-uge was expected to continueinto Friday.“It is not an ordinary disas-ter,” Pelle said. “All the prep-aration in the world … it can’tput people up those canyonswhile these walls of water arecoming down.”