2 – The Herald Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Vol. 144 No. 114
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Nov. 27, 1934-Nov. 19, 2013
Elizabeth J. Elwer, 78, of Fort Jennings, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.She was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Fort Jennings to Gilbert “Gip” and Wilma (Giesken) Luebrecht. Her mother preceded her in death in 1936. Her father remarried Agnes Rayman, who truly raised Elizabeth as her own. Gilbert and Agnes also preceded her in death.On Dec. 29, 1956, she married Gale Edward Elwer, who survives in Fort Jennings.Other survivors include two sons, Gary (Diane) Elwer of Eustis, Fla., and Gregory (Tammy) Elwer of Roswell, Ga.; three daugh-ters, Linda (Mark) Wihl of Tracy, Colo., Diane Elwer of Grand Junction, Colo., and Sandra (John) Macias of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Shirley (Joseph) Mesker of Fort Jennings; three brothers, Dennis (Sandra) Luebrecht, Donald (Nancy) Luebrecht and Duane (Sharon) Luebrecht of Fort Jennings; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn (Robert) Heitmeyer.Mrs. Elwer was a nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings and St. Christopher’s in Hobe Sound, Fla. She enjoyed traveling as an Air Force wife and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom lived throughout the country. She was an avid euchre player. She also enjoyed working out, painting and other crafts.Mass of Christian buri-al will begin at noon on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiat-ing. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8 p.m Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass Saturday at the church.Preferred memorials are to St. Rita’s Hospice or Putnam County Home Healthcare.To leave condolences, visit harterandschier.com.
Thomas F. McCabe
Feb. 12, 1943-Nov. 20, 2013
Thomas F. McCabe, 70, of Delphos, passed away peace-fully Wednesday morning at his residence surrounded by his loving family.His Family…. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Lima, to William F. and Rita (Tegenkamp) McCabe, who preceded him in death.On April 29, 1967, he married Kathy (Metzger) McCabe, who survives in Delphos.Tom is also survived by three daughters, Kimberly McCabe, Pamela (Travis) Miller and Jodi (Brian Sellers) Bennett, all of Delphos; five grandchil-dren, Treyton Miller, MaKya Miller, Tanzen Miller, Lane Bennett and Alonnah Sellers; and a brother, James McCabe of Maumee.He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Agler.His Legacy…. Tom retired after 27 years of service as a police officer for the city of Delphos. He was one of the first sergeants on the Delphos Police Department. He was the co-owner of Photography by Mac. He was a 1961 gradu-ate of St. John’s High School and a graduate of London Ohio Police School. He was certified from several police and photography schools. Tom was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62, Eagles Aerie 471 and NAPP. Tom enjoyed his Sundays listening to Elvis music and spend-ing time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling with family and friends and was a well-known patron of Jim’s Restaurant. Tom had a pas-sion for taking portraits and pictures of all kinds.His Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiat-ing. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, where a Fraternal Order of Police Service will be held at 3 p.m. and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions.… Memorials may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation and St. Rita’s Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuner-alhome.com.
59, Delphos, was sen-tenced to 15 months prison on each of two counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fourth degree.The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently and he was given credit for four days jail already served.
20, Van Wert, was sen-tenced on possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and trafficking drugs, also a felony of the fifth degree.His sentence was three years com-munity control concurrently, up to six months at The WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, sub-stance abuse assessment and treatment, three years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay restitution $460 to law enforcement, pay court costs and pay partial appointed counsel fees.A nine-month prison term on each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of community control.He was remanded to jail for transfer to The WORTH Center.
19, Dalton, entered a not guilty plea to failure to stop after an acci-dent, a felony of the fifth degree.He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Dec. 11.
29, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a bill of information filed by the prosecutor’s office charging him with criminal damaging, a misdemeanor of the second degree. A previous charge of vandalism was dismissed for his plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-tigation and set sentencing for Dec. 11. He was released on a surety bond.
Probation violationColt Morris,
26, Lima, admitted to vio-lating his probation by leaving the Alvis House program without permission, hav-ing a positive drug test and by associating with a prohibited person.He was sentenced to prison for 42 months with credit for 347 days already served.
Plea changesRobert Keipper
, 18, Van Wert, was changed his plea to guilty on two counts of breaking and entering, each a felony of the fifth degree. Two counts of burglary were dismissed for his plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-tigation and set sentencing for Jan. 8. His surety bond was continued.
26, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufac-ture of drugs, a felony of the third degree. A charge of illegal manufacture of drugs was dismissed for her plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-tigation and set sentencing for Jan 8. Her surety bond was continued.
Nancy, 76, memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Brethren in Christ Church, with Pastor Jody Harr officiating. Calling hours are 9-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment will fol-low at a later date of Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Preferred memorials are to the First United Brethren in Christ Church.
Today is Thursday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2013. There are 40 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 21, 1973, President Richard Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18-1/2-min-ute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.On this date:In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.In 1861, Judah Benjamin, who had been acting Confederate Secretary of War, was formally named to the post.In 1920, the Irish Republican Army killed 12 British intel-ligence officers and two aux-iliary policemen in the Dublin area; British forces responded by raiding a soccer match, kill-ing 14 civilians.In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.In 1931, the Universal hor-ror film “Frankenstein,” star-ring Boris Karloff as the mon-ster and Colin Clive as his cre-ator, was first released.In 1934, the Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes,” star-ring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broadway.In 1942, the Alaska Highway was formally opened.In 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930.In 1974, bombs exploded at a pair of pubs in Birmingham, England, killing 21 people. (Six suspects were convicted of the attack, but the convictions of the so-called “Birmingham Six” were overturned in 1991.)
One Year Ago
Delphos Optimist club past president Michael Friedrich was presented with the “President’s Citation” for Outstanding Optimist Club member 2011-12. During Friedrich’s presi-dency, he led the local group to honor club status. He was pre-sented with the citation by last year’s Delphos Optimist Club president, Harry Flanagan.
25 Years Ago - 1988
Lisa Sadler, Nikki Wellmann, Kristi Klausing and Tammy Stemen were special award winners when St. John’s volleyball team held its awards banquet Sunday at the Little Theatre. Sadler was recognized for having the highest serving percent-age for the varsity. Wellmann won the Blue Jay hustle award for the varsity. Klausing had the highest serving percentage for the reserve team. Tammy Stemen received the hustle award.Stan Wiechart will officially retire as a platoon chief fire-fighter of the Delphos Fire Department Nov. 27, after 25 years of service. Starting with the department in September 1962 as a Kelly man or a swing shift worker, Wiechart said he worked every Saturday and Sunday like that for 2 1/2 years. In February 1966, he was taken on as a regular firefighter.Ottoville evened its record at 1-1 with a 58-43 win over Lincolnview Saturday at Ottoville. Melanie Miller led the Big Green with 16 points. Terri Hilvers added 15. The Big Green held a big edge in rebounding 44-23. Darla Taylor of Ottoville pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds. Cheryl Klima had nine and Hilvers and Miller had eight each.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Seven hunters returned Tuesday from Michigan after an unsuccessful deer hunting expedition. Making the trip to Michigan were Kenny Looser, Dick Kaskel, Rev. John Quenneville, Rev. Thomas Gorman, Gene Hayes, Ray Pohlman and Steve Dickman. Kaskel said they passed up several good doe shots the first two days because they wanted bucks but they were unable to get close enough to get a shot at a buck.Students who assisted during the recent pancake day, spon-sored by the Lions Club, were guests at the Delphos Lions Club meeting Tuesday evening at NuMaude’s Restaurant. They are Denny Moore, Bob Kimmet, Paul Looser, Denny Carder, Bob Carder and Gary Grubenhoff.Mrs. Melford Will and Mrs. Arthur Williams were wel-comed into the Senior Chapter of the Child Conservation League during a meeting of the chapter held Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Don May, North Canal Street. Mrs. W. B. Bowersock served as co-hostess. The program for the evening was a book review given by Mrs. William Broaddus.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos Jefferson cage forces will open the 1938-39 season Tuesday night at Union. Coach Kurth announced that the Jefferson varsity squad starting lineup will probably be Thompson and Mericle at forward, Dunlap at center, Van Meter and Foster as guard. The reserve team lineup will prob-ably be Seymour and Eversole at forwards, Fuller at center and Osmun and Link or Miller at guards.
Elizabeth J. Elwer
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