2 – The Herald Friday, March 7, 2014
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Vol. 143 No. 189
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
: Mostly clear through midnight then becom-ing partly cloudy. Not as cold. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Mostly cloudy through mid-night then becoming mostly clear. Colder. Lows 15 to 20. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows in the upper 20s.
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the mid 30s.
: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
: Partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of snow. Lows 15 to 20.
Sheriff release monthly dog warden report
VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Van Wert County Dog Warden activity report for the month of February.The dog warden traveled 893 miles while answer-ing citizens’ complaints and assisting other agencies.The warden handled 26 complaints, four animal cru-elty complaints, received 40 calls from residents and impounded 20 dogs. Three dogs were returned to owners and one dog was adopted.The warden also picked up four dead animals and con-ducted six license checks with three dogs being unlicensed. Five door hangers were left at residences to contact him; he issued two warnings and handled one wildlife call.
Lauretta M. Kroeger Schaffer
Dec. 4, 1936-March 5, 2014
Lauretta M. Kroeger Schaffer, 77, of Landeck died Wednesday at her residence.She was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Ottoville to John and Philomena (Warnecke) Brickner, who preceded her in death.She married Richard Schaffer on Dec. 4, 1990, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1991.Survivors include eight sons, Larry (Nancy) Kroeger of Landeck, Rick Kroeger of Landeck, Jim (Patty) Kroeger of Leipsic, Ron Kroeger of Landeck, Leonard Kroeger of Lima, Jerry Jr. Kroeger of Rockford, Richard (Missy) Kroeger of Findlay and Dave (Shelly) Kroeger of Delphos; three daughters, Kay (John) Siefer of Kalida, Sue (Paul) Radabaugh of Landeck and Marianne (Larry) Wiech of Columbus; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose (Otto) Wenzlick of Ottoville and Carolyn (Jerry) Schimmoeller of Ottoville; four brothers, Walt (Rose Ann) Brickner of Ottoville, Ralph (Sharon) Brickner of Ottoville, Steve (Sandy) Brickner of Columbus Grove and John (Joan) Brickner of Warsaw, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, AnnaJean Bockey and Mary Brickner; Bill and Millie Kroeger; and her first husband, Gerald Kroeger of Delphos.She was preceded in death by her sisters, Doris Ricker and Sister Catherine Brickner; her brother, Cliff Brickner; and a brother-in-law, Walt Bockey.She was a housewife and also worked as a healthcare worker.She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and CL of C #84.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, with Father Dave Reinhart offici-ating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Landeck.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos with a CL of C ser-vice at 7 p.m. and a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to Landeck Church Maintenance Fund or American Diabetes Association.To leave online condolenc-es for the family, please visit www.harterandschier.com.Corn $4.61Wheat $6.19Soybeans $14.46
A girl was born March 3 to Amber Coil and Michael George III of Spencerville.Two cases were heard Thursday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court — one by Judge Kevin Taylor, one by Judge Charles Steele:
20, Van Wert, appeared before Judge Taylor for a probation violation for refusing to go to treatment at WORTH Center.He admitted the violation and was sen-tenced to his previously deferred sentence of 11 months in prison with credit for 54 days served.
52, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty before Judge Steele to a two-count Bill of Information charging him with aggravated assault, a felony of the third degree; and assault, a felony of the fourth degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investiga-tion and set sentencing for April 16.Ericson was originally scheduled for a jury trial Monday on charges of felonious assault, a felony one; and assault, a felony four.
Alice C., 91, of Van Wert, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Van Wert, with Father Stanley Szybka offi-ciating. Burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Preferred memorials are donations to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Community Health Professionals Hospice and Masses. Condolences may be left on our web-site, www.bricknerfuneral-home.com or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl Sue, 67, of Lima, funeral ser-vices will be at 3 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, with Pastor Dan Eaton offi-ciating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross or United Way. To leave condolences online for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.
One Year Ago
First-place winners in the Fort Jennings Pinewood Derby were Tiger Den, Brayden Hart; Wolves Den, Kevin Schumaker; Bears Den, Joseph Klir; Weblos I, Jared Liebrecht; and Weblos II, Brad Eickholt. Overall pack winner was Kevin Schumaker.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Members of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega sorority met recently in the home of Betty Bowersock. The minutes were read by secretary Marge Morris with all other committees reporting. Doris Dienstberger, co-hostess, assisted in serving lunch. Next meeting will be at the home of Pauline Brandyberry.Three Van Wert County sheriff depu-ties recently completed a one-day train-ing school at the Police Officer Training Academy in London, according to Sheriff Stan D. Owens. Deputies attending the school were Jim Welch, Charles Klaus and Ron Owens.Ten Health Careers students from Vantage Vocational School recently com-peted in VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) Skill Olympics. Winners for basic first aid were Terri Hilvers, Ottoville, first; Angie Relue, Continental, second; and Cheryl Klima, Ottoville, third. Winners in the advanced first aid contest were Jenni Carpenter of Mendon and Angie Van Scoder of Continental.
50 Years Ago – 1964
St. John’s eighth-grade cagers chalked up a 46-34 win over St. Gerard’s junior high cagers Thursday night at Lima in the first round of deanery tournament play. The young Blue Jays will meet the win-ner of the Lima St. John’s-St. Rose game Saturday at Bradfield. Spieles was St. John’s high point-maker with six fielders and eight from the foul line for a total of 20 points.St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Good Hope Group met Wednesday afternoon in the parish hall with devotions being given by Mrs. Clarence Mox. The Bible study was led by Mrs. Norman Mayer. A playlet on World Missions was given by Lucile Werner, Mrs. York Powell and Mrs. Ralph Theis.Mrs. Harry Thomas of Lima enter-tained the members of the Ottoville Once-A-Month Pinochle Club at a buffet dinner at her home Monday evening. In card games played, first honors went to Mrs. Henry Boecker, second and travel-ing to Mrs. Hubert Altenburger and con-solation to Mrs. Joseph Perrin.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Perry Gray of Rushmore, well known in Delphos, has won the Putnam County Checker Championship for the fourth time, his second in succession. The tour-nament was held at Pandora. In the elimi-nation, four participants took part. They were Laurel Bracy, Frank Niswander, Elmer Baumgardner and Mr. Gray. Gray is the only man to win the championship four times. Bracy has a record of three wins.For a period of about an hour Monday, the possession of a mere basketball was the ultimate aim in life for a group of sev-enth-grade lads of St. John’s. The line-up for the portable was John Remlinger, Donald Ditto, George Tegenkamp, Richard Schmelzer and James Wulfhorst. On the roster for the main building’s team were William Remlinger, William Bertling, Kenneth Miller, Raymond Stallkamp and Richard Brokamp.Paul Fuller, a member of the Delphos Jefferson varsity, will be awarded the Dr. Stippich Free-Throw Trophy, which is an annual award given each year by Dr. R. N. Stippich, local dentist, to the varsity member at St. John’s and Jefferson with the best free throw shooting percentage.
Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On March 7, 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., unanimously ruled that a parody that pokes fun at an original work can be considered “fair use” that doesn’t require permission from the copyright holder. (The ruling concerned a parody of the Roy Orbison song “Oh, Pretty Woman” by the rap group 2 Live Crew.)On this date:In 1793, during the French Revolutionary Wars, France declared war on Spain.In 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.In 1912, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived in Hobart, Australia, where he dispatched telegrams announcing his success in leading the first expedition to the South Pole the previous December.In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversations took place between New York and London.In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.In 1945, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.In 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violent-ly broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previ-ously required two-thirds of senators present.In 1983, the original version of The Nashville Network (now Spike) made its debut.In 1994, the U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship — in this case, the USS Eisenhower.In 1999, movie director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included “Dr. Strangelove,” ”A Clockwork Orange” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 70, having just finished editing “Eyes Wide Shut.”Ten years ago: Fourteen Palestinians were killed in the deadliest Israeli raid in Gaza in 17 months. An investiture ceremony was held in Concord, N.H., for V. Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop. Actor Paul Winfield died in Los Angeles at age 64.Five years ago: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Turkish leaders in Ankara, where she announced that President Barack Obama was planning to make his own visit, which took place in April 2009. Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad submitted his resignation (however, he retained his position under a new government). Former Metropolitan Opera general manager Schuyler Chapin died in New York at age 86. Former child actor and singer Jimmy Boyd (“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”) died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 70.
NE Indiana fire kills 2 men, including rescuer
COESSE, Ind. (AP) — A man who re-entered a burning northeastern Indiana home to save his son-in-law died in the blaze along with the other man, a fire chief said Thursday.Firefighters found one of their bodies in the kitchen of the home and the other in a back bedroom, Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke said.“We all want to go in and try and save our family mem-bers,” Radke told WANE-TV. “Sometimes it’s a hard judg-ment call for a person to make, but if you’re out, it’s better to stay out.”The Whitley County Coroner’s Office was work-ing to positively identify the two men.Two children in the home woke some of the adults in the house and they escaped with their grandparents, but the grandfather returned to the burn-ing home to try to save his son-in-law, Radke said. The grand-mother and the two children did not suffer serious injuries.Firefighters who arrived at the home just before midnight Wednesday found the struc-ture fully engulfed in flames. Eventually, the home about 15 miles west of Fort Wayne was reduced to rubble.The grandmother of the children told investigators that as she fled the home, she believed the fire was concen-trated around a wood-burning stove, Radke said. However, the cause and the origin of the blaze remained under investi-gation.CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Thursday:
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