Vol. 144 No. 185
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Wheat $5.75Corn $4.34Soybeans $14.20
St. John’sWeek of March 3-7
Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, mashed potatoes/gravy, Romaine salad, peaches, fresh fruit, milk.Tuesday: Corn dog, baked beans, Romaine salad, fresh fruit, milk.Wednesday: Cheese pizza, carrots Romaine salad, pears, fresh fruit, milk.Thursday: Tenderloin sandwich, creamed rice, Romaine salad, pineapple, fresh fruit, milk.Friday: Fish sandwich, broccoli, Romaine salad, strawberries, fresh fruit, milk.————
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of March 3-7
Monday: Chili soup w/crackers, peanut butter sand-wich or deli sandwich, baby carrots, sherbet, milk.Tuesday: Franklin/Middle: Hot dog sandwich; Senior: Footlong hot dog, baked beans, diced pears, milk.Wednesday: Cheese pizza, Romaine salad, fruit, milk.Thursday: Chicken patty sandwich, green beans, chilled peaches, milk.Friday: Fish sandwich or deli sandwich, peas, creamy rice, juice bar, milk.————-
OttovilleWeek of March 3-7
Monday: Sloppy joe, baked beans, tri tator, pine-apple, milk.Tuesday: Spaghetti, breadstick, steamed carrots, applesauce, milk.Wednesday: Grilled cheese, tator tots, peas, mixed fruit, milk.Thursday: Pizzaburger, Romaine blend lettuce, corn, peaches, milk.Friday: Cheese pizza, Romaine blend lettuce, cook-ie, applesauce, milk.————
Fort JenningsWeek of March 3-7
Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals. High School - additional fruit and vegetable daily. High school - a la carte pretzel and cheese every Friday and salad bar every Wednesday.Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, peas, din-ner roll, fruit.Tuesday: Chicken tetrazzini, breadstick, mixed veg-etables, fruit.Wednesday: French toast sticks, hash brown potato, carrots, fruit.Thursday: Spicy chicken strips, muffin, broccoli, fruit.Friday: Macaroni and cheese, green beans, cake, fruit.————
SpencervilleWeek of March 3-7
Monday: Breakfast pizza, 100% juice, carrots and dip, warm cinnamon apples, milk.Tuesday: Super nachos, salsa and sour cream, Mexican beans with cheese, peaches, milk.Wednesday: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, fresh veggies and dip, Goldfish crackers, pears, milk.Thursday: Chicken nuggets, cheesy mashed pota-toes, carrots and dip, cinnamon and sugar breadstick, 100% juice, milk.Friday: Macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, fresh veggies and dip, soft pretzel rod, applesauce, milk.
One Year Ago
Justin Moenter and Owen Baldauf of St. John’s Junior High VEX Robotics team got ready to compete at the Robotics Competition in Marion on Friday. There were 80 teams at the com-petition. They first put 40 teams in each half of the gym and those teams com-peted five times and were then ranked. The high school team ended up 16th place out of 40 and the junior high team ended up 18th out of 40.
25 Years Ago – 1989
One of the oldest business places in Ottoville is being torn down and in its place will be a parking lot, which will serve the Ottoville Village Grocery, Ottoville Bank Co. and Ottoville Pharmacy. The J.J. Miller Co. had been in existence at that location since the early 1900s. The building at one time was considered the largest dry goods store in Putnam County.In a repeat of last year’s meeting in the Division IV girls regional at Findlay, the Kalida Wildcats defeated the Fort Recovery Lady Indians 61-54 Tuesday night to advance to the finals against Bluffton Pirates (19-6), winners in the lower bracket over the Fayette Eagles. Kalida had three players in double dig-its. Annette Trenkamp led the way with 22 with Sondra Ehrnsberger and Leslie Stechschulte adding 12 each.The Delphos Area Car Club donated $200 Wednesday toward the Delphos Emergency Medical Service Volunteers’ fundraising drive to raise money for a new ambulance. Jerry Picker, president of the car club, presented the check to Bob Van Meter, president of the EMS volunteers.
50 Years Ago – 1964
In typical Blue Jay style, St. John’s defeated the St. Marys Roughriders, 78-62, Friday night at Lima Senior High gym to advance to district tournament action next week. Four Blue Jays scored in double figures. Jim Carder had 23 points on nine baskets and five gift shots, brother Jerry connected on 10 buckets for a total of 20, John Rupert had six from down court and a pair of gift shots for 14 and Larry Schwinnen came through with four fielders and two from the foul line for 10.Martha Circle of Trinity Methodist Church met Tuesday evening at the church. After routine business matters were discussed, the meeting was turned over to Mrs. Norman Clawson who gave an interesting accounting of the Wilmington Community Center. She was assisted by Mrs. Ralph Mericle and Mrs. Jack Whitaker.A 4-H meeting was held recently at St. John’s School with election of offi-cers taking place. The following were elected: president, Mary Beth Scherger; vice president, Mary Dickrede; secre-tary, Shirley Bellmann; treasurer, Debby Kimmet; reporter, Judy Hempfling; health and safety, Eileen Wannemacher; and recreation leader, Marilyn Fisher.
75 Years Ago – 1939
The Miami-Erie Canal went on a rampage Tuesday night and according to Henry Lang, canal foreman, it was his worst experience with the canal dur-ing his seven years in office. The warm weather Tuesday melted ice and caused a heavy flow and at 10 p.m., the canal was brimful. He used a pike pole to release ice jams at locks at Third Street and the abandoned paper mill. Ice cakes of large size jammed against lock struc-tures and caused water to back up to a threatening depth.Ben Weaver of the H. W. Madison Company of Medina, packers of fancy pickles and pickle products, will be at the company’s receiving station on South Washington Street all day March 3 and March 10 to write contracts for pickle acreage in this territory. The pick-les grown in this territory are taken to the company’s local receiving station on South Washington Street.The study of 16th century was con-tinued Tuesday evening at the regular Beta Delphian meeting conducted in the office of the Ohio Power Company. Mrs. Herbert Buchanan served as leader. The preliminary discussion was given by Mrs. J. Russell Critchett. Topics were reported on by Mrs. Ralph Weger, Bernie Fox, Mrs. E. O. Steinle, Lillian Kollsmith and Grace Klein.
Today is Saturday, March 1, the 60th day of 2014. There are 305 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the spectators’ gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members of Congress. The United States detonated a dry-fuel hydrogen bomb, codenamed Castle Bravo, at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands; the explo-sive yield of 15 megatons, much greater than expected, dropped radioactive fallout on occupied islands hundreds of miles away.On this date:In 1790, President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census.In 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first black woman to receive an American medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College in Boston.In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state.In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act creating Yellowstone National Park.In 1914, National Baseball Hall of Fame announcer Harry Caray was born in St. Louis, Mo.In 1919, a group of Korean nationalists declared their country’s independence from Japanese colonial rule.In 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (Remains identi-fied as those of the child were found the fol-lowing May.)In 1943, wartime rationing of processed foods under a point system began in the U.S.In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.In 1964, Paradise Airlines Flight 901A, a Lockheed L-049 Constellation, crashed near Lake Tahoe Airport in California, killing all 85 people on board.In 1974, seven people, including former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, former Attorney General John Mitchell and former assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian, were indicted on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice in connection with the Watergate break-in. (These four defendants were convicted in Jan. 1975, although Mardian’s conviction was later reversed.)In 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later.Ten years ago: Rebels rolled into Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, where they were met by thousands of residents cheering the oust-er of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide the day before, on Leap Day 2004. Iraqi offi-cials approved an interim constitution. The California Supreme Court ruled a Roman Catholic charity had to pay for workers’ con-traceptive health insurance benefits.Five years ago: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations concluded its 14th annual summit in Thailand by vowing to push ahead with plans to become a European Union-style economic community by 2015. At a one-day summit in Brussels, European Union leaders flatly rejected a new multibil-lion euro bailout for eastern Europe.One year ago: President Barack Obama, still deadlocked with Republican congres-sional leaders, formally enacted $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts a few hours before the midnight deadline required by law. Actress Bonnie Franklin, who played divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died in Los Angeles at age 69.Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Clary is 88. Singer Harry Belafonte is 87. Actor Robert Conrad is 79. Rock singer Mike D’Abo (Manfred Mann) is 70. Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La., is 70. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 70. Actor Dirk Benedict is 69. Actor Alan Thicke is 67. Actor-director Ron Howard is 60. Actress Catherine Bach is 60. Country singer Janis Gill (aka Janis Oliver Cummins) (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 60. Actor Tim Daly is 58. Singer-musician Jon Carroll is 57. Rock musician Bill Leen is 52. Actor Bryan Batt (TV: “Mad Men”; Film: “12 Years a Slave”) is 51. Actor Maurice Bernard is 51. Actor Russell Wong is 51. Actor Chris Eigeman is 49. Actor John David Cullum is 48. Actor George Eads is 47. Actor Javier Bardem is 45. Actor Jack Davenport is 41. Rock musician Ryan Peake (Nickelback) is 41. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 40. Singer Tate Stevens (TV: “The X Factor”) is 39. Actor Jensen Ackles is 36. TV host Donovan Patton is 36. Rock musician Sean Woolstenhulme is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sammie is 27. Actress Lupita Nyong’o (Film: “12 Years a Slave”) is 21. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 20.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Possibly mixed with rain. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.
: Snow. Snow accumula-tion around 4 inches. Lows 15 to 20. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chills zero to 10 above zero after midnight.
: Snow. Moderate snow accumulations possible. Colder. Highs in the lower 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent. Wind chills zero to 10 above zero.
: Cold. Snow likely. Moderate snow accumula-tions possible. Lows 5 to 10 above. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chills 10 below to zero.
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy. Highs around 15. Lows around 5 below.
: Mostly cloudy. Highs 15 to 20.
: Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above. Highs in the mid 20s.
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows 10 to 15.
: Partly cloudy. Highs around 30.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
: Mostly clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the upper 30s.
Pedestrian runs into car
DELPHOS — A pedestrian ran into the side of a car at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday.Elizabeth Potter, 34, of Delphos was traveling in her vehicle about 10 mph south on North Jefferson Street beside a line of parked school buses.Paige Oswald, 15, of Delphos darted out onto the street between two of the parked school buses and ran into the side of Potter’s vehi-cle. Oswald was not using a crosswalk.Oswald received minor injuries.Potter’s vehicle received minor damage to its right side.Oswald was found at fault but no citations were issued.
Witness sees red car flee scene of accident
DELPHOS — A driver hit a parked car and fled the scene at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.A witness saw a red vehicle with two occupants sideswipe a parked car, belonging to Samuel Ross of Delphos, on Monroe Street.The driver’s side of Ross’ vehicle received damage.
Driver turns into path of oncoming semi-trailer
DELPHOS — A driver was cited for failure to yield after turning into the path of an oncoming semi-trailer at 8:40 a.m. Friday.Anna Verhoff, 74, of Columbus Grove was travel-ing eastbound on West Fifth Street and turning on to North Canal Street when she failed to see Timothy Den, 38, of Collins, Colo., who was trav-eling westbound on East Fifth Street.Verhoff turned left into the path of Den’s semi-trailer.Verhoff’s vehicle sus-tained disabling damage to the left front portion and Den’s vehicle received func-tional damage to the left front as well.Verhoff was cited for fail-ure to yield while turning left. No injuries were reported.
Driver cited for failure to yield
DELPHOS — A driver failed to see an oncoming vehicle after stopping at a stop sign, which resulted in an injury crash at 11 a.m. Friday.Mackenzie Jo Buettner, 18, of Delphos was southbound on North Bredeick Street when she stopped at the stop sign posted at the intersection of West Fifth Street. Buettner failed to see a vehicle driven by Matthew Tuttobene, 27, of Spencerville, who was travel-ing westbound on West Fifth Street, and pulled into his path.Tuttobene’s vehicle struck Buettner’s on the left side.Buettner had two pas-sengers, Tyree Dewitt, 22, and Myah Buettner, 3, both of Delphos. Both had non-incapacitating injuries and were treated at the scene by Delphos EMS.Buettner was cited for fail-ure to yield after stopping. Buettner’s vehicle received functional damage to its left side.
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