Vol. 144 No. 158
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.
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ODAY IN HISTORY
ROM THE ARCHIVES
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Areas of blowing and drifting snow in the morn-ing. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Windy. Highs 10 to 15. West winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the after-noon. Wind chills 10 below to 20 below zero in the morning.
: Very cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 5 below. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chills 10 below to 20 below zero.
: Partly cloudy. Areas of blowing and drifting snow through the day. Windy. Highs 15 to 20. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph becoming 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Wind chills 15 below to 25 below zero in the morning.
: Cloudy. Chance of snow through mid-night. Then snow after mid-night. Areas of blowing and drifting snow through the night. Moderate snow accumula-tions possible. Very windy. Not as cold. Lows around 15. Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 80 percent. Wind chills 5 below to 5 above zero through midnight.
: Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Areas of blowing and drifting snow through the day. Windy. Highs in the mid 20s.
: Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above.
: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 20s.
: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows zero to 5 above.
: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 10.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
: Partly cloudy. Lows around 10 below. Highs 5 to 10 above.
Robert A. ‘Bob’ Brinkman
Aug. 18, 1932 Jan. 17, 2014
Robert A. “Bob” Brinkman, 81, of Tawas City, Mich., died Friday at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital.He was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Delphos to Joseph and Lenore Brinkman, who preceded him in death.Bob is survived by his com-panion, Ruth Coleman; daugh-ter, Laurie (Rick) Rakestraw of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three sisters, JoAnn Klausing, Ruth Klima and Marge (Gene) Price; brother and sisters-in-law, Donna Brinkman, Gary (Delores) Whitford, Sherry Meske, Roger Whitford (Barb), Ronald Whitford (Susie), Larry (Kathy) Whitford, Bill (Sandy) Whitford, Dennis (Patti) Whitford and Terry (Jane) Whitford; three grandchildren, Jamie (Andrea) Rakestraw, Benji (Laura) Rakestraw and Amanda (Kevin) Dillon; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas Rakestraw, Ethan Rakestraw, Tess Rakestraw, Liliana Dillon and Owen Dillon; along with several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pat (Whitford) Brinkman on Dec. 9, 2000; his brother, Jerry; brothers-in-law, Donald Klausing and Leonard Klima; and sisters-in-law, Kay Stephan and Fay Whitford.Bob served during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force and was honor-ably discharged after 20 years of service.He worked as an auto mechanic at Herb’s Auto and later at Zubek Motors.Bob enjoyed entertaining at the losco Medical Care Facility and the Senior Center for 20 years playing and singing and also participating in the senior band in Oscoda. He was known to many as “Uncle Bob” and he loved his country western music and was always found wearing a cowboy hat.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City.Condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.Wheat $5.41Corn $4.06Soybeans $12.88
One Year Ago
Members of Community Unity teamed up with students from UNOH and the local Roger’s Rangers Tuesday during Free Food On Us at the Delphos Eagles. Free Food On Us is a food distribution that serves families in the Delphos area who are in need. All food items are donated and delivered by the West Ohio Food Bank.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Among those cutting noodles for the Delphos Parent-Teacher Organization carnival Jan. 28 in the Middle School were Joyce Myers, Grace Jones, Leah Hohenbrink and Joan Allemeier. The carnival will feature a game room, a country store, an amateur show, variety show and junior high dance. Assisting with carnival plans are Lyle and Myrna Heller. Chairladies are Ruth Hammons and Susan Basinger. Bill Lloyd is in charge of publicity.The Super Bowl finally lived up to its name Sunday and Joe Montana lived up to his reputation as perhaps the best big-game player in pro football history. He drove San Francisco 92 yards in the final three minutes and threw a 10-yard touch-down pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining that brought the 49ers a 20-16 victory over the gallant Cincinnati Bengals.After being humbled Friday night by Northwest Conference foe Crestview, the Wildcats bounced back with an impressive 77-56 win over Fort Jennings Saturday evening. The ‘Cats, led in scoring by Mike Minnig and Jon Boggs with 15 points each, raised their record to 7-6 overall.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Romus Brandehoff and Jack Whitaker were elected new members of the board of directors of Delphos Country Club, Inc., during the club’s annual dinner meeting held Wednesday night at the Knights of Columbus club rooms. Five members were re-elected to the seven-man board. Named to serve again this year were Steve Dickman, Robert Liggett, Vincent Odenweller, Robert Rozelle and J. Frank Shumaker.Pangles Mastermarkets have entered the “International Checker of the Year” contest again this year with checkers from the eight Pangles stores vying for the title of Pangles “Checker of the Year.” Checkers from the Delphos store entered in the contest are Betty Wiechart, Carol Glaze, Gerry Brock, Marg Kehres and Helen Rode.Delphos Lions Club held its annual Father-Son Banquet Tuesday night at NuMaude’s Restaurant. John Pitsenbarger showed a film on the Indianapolis 500 race and W. P. Hinton showed a movie titled “The Game That Was Never Seen.” Birthday gifts were presented to Owen Grubenhoff, Lloyd Guthrie and Michey Vondran, members who had birthdays in January.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Before a large crowd of Delphos basketball fans, the Blue and Gold of St. John’s showed their heels to the basketeers of Toledo Catholic Central Sunday afternoon and emerged from the fray with a well-earned 26 to 22 victory. During the game, Grothouse made four shots; Huysman, one; Vonderembse, one; and Ditto, two.Ray McKowen, state deputy of the Knights of Columbus, was in charge of the conferring of the three degrees on a class of candidates at Athens Sunday. He was accompanied by three members of the Delphos council: Syl G. Grothouse, M. I. Evan and A. J. Laudick.Gerald Gonyea, North Bredeick Street, played a selection, “Hawaii Over the Sea,” on his Hawaiian guitar Sunday as part of the South Sea Island program over radio station WBLY, Lima. The young man is a student at Jefferson High School.
Today is Thursday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2014. There are 342 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Jan. 23, 1964, the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, elimi-nating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified as South Dakota became the 38th state to endorse it.On this date:In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C.In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called “Lame Duck Amendment,” was ratified as Missouri approved it.In 1937, 17 people went on trial in Moscow during Josef Stalin’s “Great Purge.” (All were convicted of conspir-acy; all but four were executed.)In 1944, Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (“The Scream”) died near Oslo at age 80.In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.In 1960, the U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe Trieste carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, reaching a depth of more than 35,000 feet.In 1964, Arthur Miller’s play “After the Fall,” widely regarded as a thinly-disguised account of Miller’s failed mar-riage to Marilyn Monroe, opened in New York.In 1968, North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with being on a spy-ing mission. (The crew was released 11 months later.)In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed four days later in Paris.In 1989, surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in his native Figueres, Spain, at age 84.Ten years ago: The Illinois Supreme Court upheld former Gov. George Ryan’s powers to commute sentences, keeping 32 spared inmates off death row. The enduring situation comedy “Friends” filmed its final episode in front of an invitation-only audience. Bob Keeshan, TV’s “Captain Kangaroo,” died in Windsor, Vt., at age 76.Five years ago: President Barack Obama quietly ended the Bush admin-istration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that performed abortions or provided information on the option. New York Gov. David Paterson chose Democratic Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.One year ago: Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders to Republican critics of the Obama admin-istration’s handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the long-time head of Poland’s influential Roman Catholic church at a time when it played a key role in the fight against commu-nism, died in Warsaw.Today’s Birthdays: Actress Jeanne Moreau is 86. Actress Chita Rivera is 81. Actor-director Lou Antonio is 80. Actor Gil Gerard is 71. Actor Rutger Hauer is 70. Rhythm-and-blues sing-er Jerry Lawson (The Persuasions) is 70. Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., is 67. Singer Anita Pointer is 66. Actor Richard Dean Anderson is 64. Rock musician Bill Cunningham is 64. Rock singer Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) is 61. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is 61. Princess Caroline of Monaco is 57. Singer Anita Baker is 56. Reggae musician Earl Falconer (UB40) is 55. Actress Gail O’Grady is 51. Actress Mariska Hargitay is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Nelson is 43. Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 40. Rock musician Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie) is 39. Christian rock musician Nick DePartee (Kutless) is 29. Singer-actress Rachel Crow is 16.
Joseph L., 63, of Fort Jennings, funeral servic-es will be at 11 a.m. today, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the fam-ily. Online condolences may be left at www.harterandschier.com.
Dale J., 63, of Kalida, Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, Father Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa. Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Library or Planned Pethood, P.O. Box 350908, Toledo 43635. Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Bernice, 87, of Delphos, funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Steve Robertson officiating. Burial will fol-low in Woodlawn Cemetery in Van Wert. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contribu-tions may be made to American Cancer Society or Relay for Life.
Ervin “Butch” E., 70, of Delphos, a Military Committal Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert American Legion or DAV.
Attorneys: Brain-dead woman’s fetus ‘abnormal’
DALLAS (AP) — The pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman being kept on life support over her family’s protests is carrying a fetus that is “distinctly abnormal,” attorneys for the woman’s husband said Wednesday.Marlise Munoz remains hooked up to machines in a Fort Worth hospital, while her husband and the hospital are locked in a court battle about whether to retain life support.The case has raised questions about end-of-life care and whether a pregnant woman who is considered legally and medically dead should be kept on life support for the sake of a fetus. The case has gotten the attention of groups on either side of the abortion debate, as anti-abortion groups argue Munoz’s fetus deserves a chance to be born.Erick Munoz said his wife, a fellow para-medic, was clear with him before he found her unconscious on Nov. 26: If she ever fell into this kind of condition, pull life support. But John Peter Smith Hospital says it’s bound by state law that prohibits the withdrawal of treat-ment from a pregnant patient, although several experts interviewed by The Associated Press have said the hospital is misapplying the law.Munoz’s attorneys, Heather King and Jessica Hall Janicek, issued a statement Wednesday describing the condition of the fetus, now believed to be at about 22 weeks’ gestation. King and Janicek based their state-ment on medical records they received from the hospital.“According to the medical records we have been provided, the fetus is distinctly abnor-mal,” the attorneys said. “Even at this early stage, the lower extremities are deformed to the extent that the gender cannot be determined.”
NY boy killed in fire hailed as hero for saving 6
PENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who died while trying to rescue his disabled grandfather from a burning mobile home had saved the lives of six relatives after being awoken by a burn-ing blanket, authorities said.Tyler Doohan was being called a hero by firefight-ers on Wednesday, two days after the early morning fire tore through the grandfa-ther’s home in a trailer park in Penfield, killing the boy, his grandfather and his uncle. Six other relatives — four adults and children ages 4 and 6 — were rescued because of Tyler’s actions, officials said.CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Wednesday:
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