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50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Who is John Ross?, p3 Elida headed to regional finals, p6
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8TV 9Kids page 10
Clear andwindy tonightwith low inupper 40s.High in low60s Sundaywith 40 percent chanceof showers into the nightwith low in upper 40s.
Wilson Ramosrescued
CARACAS, Venezuela(AP) — Venezuelanpolice rescued WashingtonNationals catcher WilsonRamos on Friday, two daysafter he was kidnapped,officials announced.Justice Minister TareckEl Aissami said on statetelevision that Ramos was“safe and sound” and thathe was rescued by police.He said the circumstancesweren’t immediately clear.Information MinisterAndres Izarra initially report-ed the rescue via Twitter,saying Ramos was “foundalive by security forcesin mountainous zone.”Armed men seized Ramosat gunpoint Wednesdaynight outside his home ina working-class neighbor-hood in the city of Valencia.Authorities said Thursdaythat they had found a stolenSUV used by the kidnappersabandoned in a nearby town.Security has increas-ingly become a concern forVenezuelan players andtheir families as a waveof kidnappings has hit thewealthy as well as the middleclass. Relatives of severalVenezuelan major-leaguershave previously been kid-napped for ransom, and intwo cases have been killed.Major League Baseballofficials said it was thefirst kidnapping of a major-leaguer that they could recall.
Herald collectingcanned goodsCoat drive today
The Delphos CityCouncil and administrationwill sponsor a coat drivefrom 9 a.m. to noon todayat the municipal build-ing at 608 N. Canal St.Coats will be distrib-uted to those in need inthe Delphos community.
Delphos honors its veterans
By MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Localveterans and about 50 resi-dents braved cold tempera-tures Friday for the annualVeterans Day ceremony atVeterans Memorial Park.This year’s remembrancelasted 15 minutes and fea-tured brief remarks by leadersfrom local veteran groups.After the Star SpangledBanner, American LegionImmediate Past CommanderKeith Hall paid special honorto those who were unable toattend, especially those whowere taken prisoner or missingin action. He remarked that allAmericans owe a debt to ournation’s veterans that may beas much as our very lives.American Legion AuxiliaryPresident Sharon Miller spokeof wars also being waged bythose who are left to keep homelife going when a man goes off to war. Mary Grothouse, presi-dent of the VFW Auxiliary,spoke of her family’s richmilitary history, including herfather and four of his five broth-ers serving in the Navy duringWorld War II. Her father servedduring the war’s last days butlater enlisted in the Army andwas in the Korean War.The other speakerwas VFW Past District IICommander Mike Hughes,who also paid special trib-ute to all veterans unable toattend, including the men andwomen currently serving inthe Middle East.The service was emceedby Rick Schuck of theDelphos Veterans Council,who invited all veterans inattendance to step forwardwhen the song of their branchwas played.He also introduced one of the more emotional portionsof each year’s service, the21-gun salute and playingof TAPS for all Americanskilled in war, especially onforeign soil.A couple of poems wereread by speakers, including“Got Your Back,” a poemby Autumn Parker shared byGrothouse:
 I am a small and preciouschild,my Daddy’s been sent to fight.The only place I will seehis face,is in my dreams at night. He will be gone too manydays, for my young mind to keeptrack. I may be sad but I am proud,my Daddy’s got yourback. I am a caring mother,my son has gone to war. My mind is filled withworriesthat I have never knownbefore. Every day I try to keepmy thoughts from turningblack. I may be sad but I am proud,my son has got your back. I am a strong and lovingwife,with a husband soon togo.There are times I am ter-rified,in ways most never know. I bite my lip and force asmile,as I watch my husband  pack. My heart may break but I am proud,my husband’s got yourback. I am a soldier;serving proudly, standingtall. I fight for freedom, yoursand mine,by answering this call. I do my job while know-ing,the thanks it sometimeslacks.Say a prayer that I comehome,it’s me that’s got yourback.
VFW Past District II Commander Mike Hughes paidspecial tribute to all veterans unable to attend, includingthe men and women currently serving in the Middle East.
Stacy Taff photo
German student Johannes Hanke, center, sits with his host parents, Gary and JudyMack and the family dog, Cocoa.
Hanke staying busy during visit to Delphos
By STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — When16-year-old Johannes Hankearrived in America to beginhis cultural-exchange experi-ence in Delphos, everythingwas as he expected.“I was told Americansare very nice and they are;they’re very open,” he said.“I expected things to be alot different here than theyare in Germany. The foodis definitely a lot more fattyhere; at every place it seemslike you can get hamburgersand hot dogs. Also, cars seemto be a lot more importantthan in Germany; everyonehas one.”“The shopping is defi-nitely better,” he continued.“You can get a lot more for alot less and that’s a very goodthing. I’d have to say myfavorite store is Rue 21.”Hanke is attendingJefferson during his timein America and is enjoy-ing getting involved.“Back in Germany, I played ina tennis club and I played soc-cer with my friends,” he said.“In November, I’m going toplay indoor soccer here andI’m in a lot of youth groups;three of them at the moment.I also sang in Germany andhere I’ve done a little karaokeand they also let me help singand lead worship at church. Ikeep pretty busy.”Hanke said the main rea-son he wanted to come tothe United States was to gainnew experience and to seehow he would fare in a differ-ent culture.“There were really a lotof reasons why I wanted tocome but it was mainly justfor the experience of it,” hesaid. “I wanted to improvemy English and see what itwas like here. I wanted to seehow I would do and whetheror not I would feel alone in anew country.”Hanke, who is an onlychild back in his hometownof Werther, said he doesn’tfeel homesick.“I miss my family andfriends but that’s the onlything,” he added. “I guessI do miss soccer and tennisbecause it isn’t the same herebut I’m not really homesickat all. When I go back, Iwill really miss the peoplehere because they’re all verynice. I’ll miss my host fam-ily and their dog, Cocoa. Ikeep joking with them thatCocoa goes with me whenI leave. I am planning onreturning someday, maybeover summer vacation whenI turn 18.”
Doug Harter, second from left, plays “Taps” while the firing squad stands at attention.
Stacy Taff photos
Those watching the Veterans Day program give respect during the posting of thecolors.
Trinity to performat church
Southern gospel groupTrinity will share their music at10:30 a.m. Sunday at DelphosChristian Union Church.All are welcome.
Doctors: Test all kids forcholesterol by age 11
CHICAGO (AP) — Everychild should be tested for highcholesterol as early as age9 — surprising new advicefrom a government panel thatsuggests screening kids ingrade school for a problemmore common in middle age.The idea will come as ashock to most parents. Andit’s certain to stir debate.The doctors on the expertpanel that announced the newguidelines Friday concedethere is little proof that testingnow will prevent heart attacksdecades later. But many doc-tors say waiting might be toolate for children who havehidden risks.Fat deposits form in theheart arteries in childhood butdon’t usually harden them andcause symptoms until later inlife. The panel urges choles-terol screening between ages9 and 11 — before puberty,when cholesterol temporarilydips — and again betweenages 17 and 21.The panel also suggestsdiabetes screening every twoyears starting as early as 9 forchildren who are overweightand have other risks for Type2 diabetes, including familyhistory.The new guidelines arefrom an expert panel appoint-ed by the National Heart,Lung and Blood Institute andendorsed by the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics.Some facts everyoneagrees on:— By the fourth grade, 10to 13 percent of U.S. childrenhave high cholesterol, definedas a score of 200 or more.— Half of children withhigh cholesterol will alsohave it as adults, raising theirrisk of heart disease.— One third of U.S. chil-dren and teens are obese oroverweight, which makeshigh cholesterol and diabetesmore likely.Until now, cholesteroltesting has only been done forkids with a known family his-tory of early heart disease orinherited high cholesterol, orwith risk factors such as obe-sity, diabetes or high bloodpressure. That approach miss-es about 30 percent of kidswith high cholesterol.“If we screen at age 20, itmay be already too late,” saidone of the guideline panelmembers, Dr. Elaine Urbina,director of preventive cardiol-ogy at Cincinnati Children’sHospital Medical Center.“To me, it’s not controversialat all. We should have beendoing this for years.”Elizabeth Duruz didn’twant to take that chance.Her 10-year-old daughter,Joscelyn Benninghoff, hasbeen on cholesterol-loweringmedicines since she was 5because high cholesterol runsin her family. They live inCincinnati.“We decided when shewas 5 that we would get herscreened early on. She testedreally high” despite beingactive and not overweight,Duruz said. “We’re doingwhat we need to do for hernow, and that gives me hopethat she’ll be healthy.”Dr. Roger Blumenthal,who is preventive cardiol-ogy chief at Johns HopkinsMedical Center and had norole in the guidelines, saidhe thinks his 12-year-old son
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The Delphos Herald willbegin collecting cannedgoods and other non-perishable as well as cashdonations for the local foodpantries on Monday.Items can be droppedoff at The Herald officebetween 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.Monday through Friday.All donations are welcome.Those who donate $25 infood or monetary gifts willreceive a 3-month Heraldsubscription if they havenot received home deliv-ery in the past 6 months.Food will be distributedto local food pantries.The drive ends Dec. 2.
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Times seems to be so fleeting lately.The days fly by and then the months. Ioften marvel at how quickly I tear off my cal-endar pages. It seems the month has no morethan begun and it’s half over.That’s why I thought I’d write myThanksgiving column now — while I’mthinking about it.Thanksgiving has been on my mind forwell over two weeks now — ever since welearned Jay’s sister and family will be joiningus. It will be 2 1/2 years since I’ve seen them.Lotus turned 12 Friday and I’m betting she’snot even close to the same little girl I took tothe swimming pool the last time they werehome.I’m a list-maker, so as soon I heard theywere coming, I started making lists. TheThanksgiving meal list is made and the assign-ments divvied up and the turkey is already inthe freezer lookin’ all fat and guaranteed tobe juicy.After my lists were made and checked off,I started thinking about Thanksgivings past,like the time the turkey was a little biggerthan usual and the wings kind of brushed thesides of the oven and eventually caught fire.Hey, no one eats those things anyway. They’re just for show so the bird looks pretty. Really.Anywho, now I use a roaster, so the oven’sfree for other stuff to set on fire.Really going back, I recall the Thanksgivingsin the woods just south of Spencerville. Wewould pack the place with aunts, uncles,cousins, etc., and just have a grand day. I canremember the aroma of my mother fryingchicken even before my pajama-clad feet hitthe floor.My favorite ones were when it snowed.There was nothing so magical to me as watch-ing the snow fall through the windows of thehall we rented. Then we’d all go outside andthe big kids would play football and the littlerones would just wander around or maybe ven-ture to the nearby park.Well, Thanksgiving this year is going to beanother memory. It won’t be perfect. Cameronwill not be able to make it. He works the nightbefore until the wee hours and the day after. Ihave a feeling he will be OK on Thanksgiving.He has met new friends.It will be the best I can make, though.Well, I’ve got to go. There’s a few morelists to be made like the pre-to-do list and thenthe to-do list and the last-minute to-do list.Hey, it’s OK. I’ve still got time. Oh, heck!Is it less than two weeks away already? Iswear it was just the first of the month.
Delphos City SchoolNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Chicken Nuggets,Bread & Butter, corn, rosyApplesauce, low fat milkTues.: Turkey hot shot,bread and butter, mashedpotatoes w/gravy, sherbet, lowfat milkWed.: Cheese pizza, tossedsalad, banana, low fat milkThurs.: Chicken pattysandwich, broccoli w/cheese,peaches, low fat milkFri.: Charbroiled hamburgersandwich, oven potatoes,pineapple & oranges, low fatmilk
Delphos St. John’sNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Macaroni & Cheese/roll or potato soup/crackers/cheese stick, green beans, salad,mixed fruit, milkTues.: Coney Dog/onionsor shredded beef sandwich,assorted fries, salad, peaches,milkWed.: Tacos/soft/hard/lettuce/tomato/cheese/onion orshredded chicken sand., salad,pears, milkThurs.: Chili/roll & crackersor BBQ Rib sandwich, potatorounds, salad, applesauce, milkFri.: Hamburger sandwich/pickle & onion or cold meatsandwich, potato rounds, salad,applesauce, milk
LandeckNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Tacos, Butter/peanutbutter bread, peas, fruit, milkTues.: Hamburger &Macaroni, bread stick, lettucesalad, fruit, milkWed.: Chili soup, crackers,butter/peanut butter bread,carrots, fruit, milkThurs.: Chicken PattySandwich, potato rounds, fruit,milkFri.: Macaroni & cheese,butter/peanut butter bread,green beans, fruit, milk
Ft. JenningsNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Chicken nuggets,G-Force bar, peas, fruitTues.: Pepperoni pizza,dinner roll, corn, fruitWed.: Chicken strips, dinnerroll, green beans, fruitThurs.: Stromboli sandwich,baked beans, shape up, fruitFri.: Sloppy Jo sandwich,mashed potatoes, mixedvegetables, fruit
OttovilleNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Sloppy Joe, tri-tator,green beans, pineapple, milkTues.: Taco’s w/cheese-lettuce-tomato, corn, cookie,applesauce, milkWed.: Chicken strips,cheesey potatoes, butter bread,peaches, milkThurs.: Hamburger, frenchfries, corn, pudding, milkFri.: Turkey & gravy,mashed potatoes, butter bread,peas, pumpkin pie
SpencervilleNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Tomato soup, grilledcheese sandwich, goldfishcrackers, applesauce, milkTues.: Breaded chickenpatty sandwich, carrot sticks w/dip, cheetos, raspberry sherbet,milkWed.: Wedge slice,pepperoni pizza, green beans,fruit bites, milkThurs.: Turkey & noodles,mashed potatoes & gravy, cornmuffin, pumpkin crumble,milkFri.: Sloppy Jo Scoops,smiley fries, applesauce, milk
ElidaNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Sloppy Joe sandwich,green beans, diced pears, lowfat milkTues.: Popcorn chicken,seasoned corn, cinnamonapplesauce, dinner roll, low fatmilkWed.: Hot dog, curly fries,pineapple tidbits, low fat milkThurs.: Walking taco w/toppings, seasoned corn, dicedpeaches, bread stick, low fatmilkFri.: Sausage pizza, broccoli& cheese, fresh grapes, low fatmilk
LincolnviewNov. 14-Nov. 18
Mon.: Hot dog/bun, peas,mixed fruit, milk (B: Minichicken sliders)Tues.: Cheese Pizza,broccoli, grapes, milk (B: Porktenderloin)Wed.: Spaghetti/meat sauce,tossed salad, breadstick, pears,milk (B: Crunchy ChickenWrap)Thurs.: Chicken strips,green beans, bread & butter,banana, milk (B: Taco Salad)Fri.: Chili cheese fries, fruitturnover, pineapple, milk (B:Breaded Chicken Breast)
On theOther hand
The following is the reportconcerning construction andmaintenance work on statehighways within the OhioDepartment of TransportationDistrict 1, which includes thecounties of Allen, Defiance,Hancock, Hardin, Paulding,Putnam, Van Wert andWyandot. This report isissued each Thursday begin-ning in April and continuesthrough November.(All work will take placeweather permitting and dur-ing daytime hours Mondaythrough Friday only unlessotherwise indicated.)
Allen CountyOhio 696 at HillvilleRoad
work is complete.
U.S. 30 from MiddlePoint-Wetzel Road to FifthStreet in Delphos
is reducedto one lane through the workzone for a resurfacing project.Work is expected to be com-pleted by mid-November.
Ohio 309 (Elida Road)from Robb Avenue toEastown Road
restrictedto one lane in both direc-tions in certain locations for asafety upgrade project. Workto install a center-lane, con-crete median curb is underway. Travel slowly throughthe zone and be aware of laneshifts. The center left-turnlane is closed at various loca-tions throughout the project.No work will take place onthe project from Nov. 23-27and U-turns at designatedintersections will be possiblebeginning at that time. Workwill resume Nov. 28 with noanticipated major effect ontraffic.
Putnam CountyOhio 12 in Columbus Grovein the southwest area of the village
closed Oct. 17for four weeks for a sewerreplacement project. Trafficdetoured onto Ohio 65, U.S.224 and Ohio 235 back toOhio 12.
Van Wert CountyOhio 118 in the villageof Ohio City
closed Nov.7 for five days for repair of a railroad crossing.
Trafficdetoured onto Ohio 81, U.S.127 and Ohio 709 back toOhio 118.
U.S. 30 from MiddlePoint-Wetzel Road to FifthStreet in Delphos
is reducedto one lane through the workzone for a resurfacing proj-ect. Work to be completed byearly November.
Ohio 118 (ShannonStreet) between Ervin Roadand Main Street
is nowopen. Traffic will continue tobe restricted at times throughDecember for traffic signaland railroad work.
Where does the time go?
Leonard W.,90, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. Monday atSt. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Melvin Verhoff officiating.Burial will be in the churchcemetery, with military ritesby the Delphos VeteransCouncil. Friends may callfrom 4-8 p.m. Saturday and2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home,where a K of C Rosary ser-vice will be held at 7 p.m.and a parish wake service at7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorialcontributions may be madeto Right to Life.
Dolores C., 87,of Ottawa, Mass of Christianburial will begin at 10 a.m.today at Sts. Peter and PaulCatholic Church, the Rev.Matt Jozefiak officiating.Burial will follow in thechurch cemetery. Memorialsare to the Sts. Peter andPaul Education Foundation,O-G Athletic Boosters orPutnam County Home Careand Hospice.
Ray W.,84, of Dupont, Funeral ser-vice will begin at 11 a.m.today at Continental UnitedMethodist Church, the Rev.Charles Schmunk officiat-ing. Burial will follow inFairview Cemetery inDupont, with military ritesby the Continental AmericanLegion. Memorials may bemade to the ContinentalUnited Methodist Church,the Continental CommunityLibrary or to Defiance AreaInpatient Hospice.
AlfredC., 86, of Ottoville, Massof Christian Burial willbegin at 10:30 a.m. todayat Immaculate ConceptionCatholic Church, the Rev.John Stites officiating.Burial will follow in St.Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.Memorials may be givento Immaculate ConceptionChurch repair fund or St.Mary’s Cemetery Fund.
Answers to Friday’s questions:
The hyoid bone in the neck is not connected to any otherbone. It is attached by ligaments and supports the tongueand its muscles.Actually, there is no difference between a hurricane anda typhoon.
Today’s questions:
What did Johannes Gutenberg print before he started onBibles?As a tourist in New York City, on average, how manytimes would you be caught on video after spending the daysightseeing?
Answers in Monday’s Herald.Today’s words:Jactitation:
a false claim
Snash: abuse; insolence
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Ohio baby arrives early at11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11
CLEVELAND (AP) —A baby expected next weekarrived in memorable style at11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11.Mary Discenzo and her“extra special” baby, CelineDianne, named for her grand-mothers, were doing fineafter Friday’s delivery at theCleveland Clinic’s FairviewHospital, with mom posingfor photos as daughter dozedoff.“We came in and realizedthat she was going to be bornon the 11th,” Discenzo, 35,said as she straightened thebow on top of her baby’shead.“To make it the 11th hour,the 11th minute was just soweird,” she said.Dr. Rebecca Starck saidthere was no fudging the time— it was recorded on a digi-tal monitor.Discenzo’s official duedate was Thursday, but her9-year-old daughter was born10 days late, so Discenzoexpected her second baby toarrive late next week.“It’s amazing. She’s beau-tiful and healthy and that’sall that matters, regardless of what time she was born butit is a wonderful thing. She’sextra special now,” she saidin a bedside interview.The father, Mike Discenzo,said it all went fast. “It wasrelatively quick once thepushing began. My lovelybride pushed for all of 13minutes,” he said.
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should be tested because hehas a cousin with very high“bad” cholesterol who need-ed heart bypass surgery forclogged arteries in his 40s.“I’m very supportive” of uni-versal screening, he said. “Theknowledge of their cholesterolnumbers as well as their bloodsugar levels can be very help-ful for the physicians and theirfamilies about which patientsare headed toward diabetes.”Dr. William Cooper, a pedi-atrics and preventive medi-cine professor at VanderbiltUniversity, said expandingthe testing guidelines “wouldseem to me to make sense.”But he added: “One of therisks would be that we wouldbe treating more kids, poten-tially, and we don’t know yet theimplications of what we’re treat-ing. Are we treating a number orare we treating a risk factor?”That’s the reason a dif-ferent group of governmentadvisers, the U.S. PreventiveServices Task Force, conclud-ed in 2007 that not enoughis known about the possiblebenefits and risks to recom-mend for or against choles-terol screening for childrenand teens.
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This year marks the 150thAnniversary of the CivilWar. Probably the most well-known local persons associ-ated with the war were theyoung drummer boy AveryBrown and Captain RudolphRuel who organized a com-pany made up entirely of Delphos men. But there aremany more names listed inlocal history books and manymore who are not listed atall.Recently we came across apencil drawing of a Civil Warsoldier labeled “self portrait of Capt. J Ross.” Immediately, aquestion came to mind. “Washe from Delphos?” Severalsources failed to give us theanswer, but we finally founda John W. Ross on Ron Kunz’Delphos History web pageunder cemetery listings. Hewas born in 1826 and died in1880 so he was the right age.There was also a GAR afterhis name which means hewas in the Grand Army of theRepublic, the official name of the Union Army during theCivil War. We were prettysure we had our man.Further searching ledagain to Kunz’ site under BobHoldgreve’s “Window tothe Past.” An 1877 DelphosHerald article told of a Mr.John W. Ross, a hydraulicengineer for the Delphos IronWorks, who held a patent forthe “Delphos Turbine” waterwheel which runs on a hori-zontal shaft. He had recentlytraveled to a paper mill inMassachusetts to install whatwas probably the most power-ful water wheel in America atthat time. Another article toldof a German visitor who, afterlooking at many different tur-bine water wheels around thecountry, was most impressedwith the Delphos Turbine andordered several to be shippedback to Germany. Our tal-ented artist was also a verygood engineer.Of course, that led to anoth-er question. “Where was theDelphos Iron Works located?”We found our answer by usingthe Sanford Fire InsuranceMaps which are availableonline if you have a librarycard. The earliest maps weredated 1884 and they showedthe location on the corner of Water (now 4th) and Franklinstreets, site of the presentFranklin Elementary School.A further search of the 1888maps showed a vacant lotthere. Hmm, what happenedto the company between 1884and 1888? John Ross died in1880, so was that a factor?The original Franklin Schoolwas built in 1889, so was thata factor?The museum has a nicedisplay of Civil War itemslocated in the second floorMilitary section. We are openfrom 1-3 p.m. every Saturdayand Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.and from 9 a.m. to noon everyThursday.
John Ross
Jerry Lewis McDonalds® plans 7th Thanksgiving Day Dinner
LIMA — This yearmarks the 7th year for theJerry Lewis’ McDonald’sThanksgiving Day Dinnerwhich was started in 1989by the Chester Carey Family.The Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’sThanksgiving Day Dinnerwill beheld from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at the Lima Veteran’sMemorial Civic andConvention Center.“Each year the dinner con-tinues to grow, a great deal of which is due to the economy.We know that now, morethan ever, it is important tohave a place for people to eatand fellowship on a specialday like Thanksgiving,” JerryLewis said.The dinner will include thetraditional Thanksgiving fix-ings, including turkey, gravy,mashed potatoes, stuffing,pumpkin pie and more. Enoughfood will be prepared to feed2,500 guests. More than 800pounds of turkey, 800 poundsof mashed potatoes, 540 poundsof stuffing, 300 pounds of gravy, more than 200 pies and24 pounds of whipped creamwill be prepared that day.The dinner is free andopen to the public, everyoneis welcome.In addition to the dinner,there will be clothing andgrocery giveaways. OnlyBelieve Ministries in Botkinswill bring a school bus filledwith clothing and guests willbe able to take with them anyneeded clothing items includ-ing pants, shirts, shoes, coatsand hats.There will again be a gro-cery bag giveaway for guests.Last year, each guest wasable to take home five bagsof groceries in addition to thehot meal they received at theThanksgiving Day Dinner.“Our goal is not to justfeed someone for one meal,but to provide them withenough food for severalmeals. We are able to do thisyear after year thanks to ourmany community partners,”Lewis added.For more information aboutthe Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’sThanksgiving Day Dinner orto sign up to volunteer for the2012 dinner, please call 419-225-5916.
It Was News Then
One Year Ago
• Members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and
American Legion posts, other veterans and civilians con-vened at Veterans Memorial Park Thursday to honor thosewho served and sacrificed. VFW Commander Jim Weedenacted as Master of Ceremonies for the program.
25 Years Ago — 1986
• Tony Closson was presented the Christy Award at
Jefferson Senior High School’s annual fall sports awardsbanquet Tuesday evening at the school. The award, present-ed by Supt. Bruce Sommers, is awarded by votes of team-mates. Bob Aldrich was awarded the most valuable playeraward in golf by Roger Gossman, golf coach.
• The Kiwanis of Delphos held their annual installation
of officers at the Carriage Inn. Officers for the upcomingyear are William Massa, president; Marv Brenneman, vicepresident; Mark Wulfhorst, secretary and Tom Grothous,treasurer. Outgoing president Denny Metzner was recog-nized for his service to the club.
• The Ottoville “Moments So Precious” Ohio Child
Conservation League club held its November meeting in thehome of Marilyn Wenzlick. Kathy Turnwald of the CountryHutch showed many items from the store and demonstratedhow to make a wreath. The wreath she made was raffledwith Nancy Byrne winning.
50 Years Ago — 1961
• Arrangements for the annual Knights of Columbus
turkey party have been completed this year to include acomplete turkey dinner. The affair is open to the members,their wives or lady friends. It will be held Nov. 20 with thedinner scheduled to be served at 6:30 p.m. An open meetingand party, at which time 20 turkeys will be given, will fol-low the dinner.
• Paintings by a Kalida artist, John R. Nartker, are part of 
a two-man art exhibit on display through Nov. 17 at the ArtDirectors Galleries in New York. Nartker, who is art instruc-tor at the College of Mount St. Joseph, has been requestedby La Revue Moderne of Paris to submit photos and infor-mation on his works for publication there.
• Clair Thatcher, with 20 points, passed the Lincolnview
Lancers to a 74-65 cage win over the Fort JenningsMusketeers on the Musketeers floor Friday night. SteveShilling and Eugene VonLehmden each tallied 15 points forthe Muskies while Kenny Klima contributed 14.
75 Years Ago — 1936
• A party of Delphos men left this morning on a deer
hunting trip to Michigan. Those in the party were RaymondUpperman, Roman Williams, Wade Brickner and ArnoldReindl. The party will locate near Hillman, Michigan.
• A former Delphos resident received a large vote for
a judgeship in Colorado in the recent election. Afred W.Dulweber was re-elected to the office of county judge of Morgan County, Colorado. Judge Dulweber is a graduate of Jefferson High School and has many friends and acquain-tances in Delphos.
• A number of Delphos residents were in attendance at the
concert presented in Lima Wednesday evening by the CoralSociety directed by Mark Evans. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tiltonand Mrs. Harry Woodcock, of this city, are members of theChoral Society and will take part in the eisteddfod to be heldThursday and Friday in Jackson, Ohio.
Southwest Ohiodistrict must waitfor levy tally
MORROW (AP) — A south-west Ohio school district thathad eight previous tax issuesrejected now must wait to seeif an apparent narrow approvalis upheld.The “yes” votes for theLittle Miami Schools levy had a61-vote lead in Tuesday night’sunofficial results. But WarrenCounty elections officials saythey have provisional ballotsto consider and won’t certifyresults until Nov. 22 — andthere could be an automaticrecount after that because of thetight margin.The district is under stateoversight and listed in “fiscalemergency.” It has slashed itsbudget, staff, activities and busservice, and imposed hefty pay-to-play fees as successive lev-ies were defeated over the pastthree years.“We want to jump up anddown, but we’re afraid to,”Pam Coates, Salem TownshipElementary School’s admin-istrator, told The CincinnatiEnquirer.Statewide, less than half of school issues on Tuesday’s bal-lot passed. In the Columbusarea, Hilliard Schools officialsare hoping final tallies willreverse its levy result, rejectedby only six votes in unofficialresults.Elections officials don’tknow yet how many provisionalballots there are for the LittleMiami precincts. Those are bal-lots for which the voters’ eligi-bility must be verified beforethey can be counted. A marginof one-half of 1 percent or lesstriggers a recount. Right now,the Little Miami tally is 50.2percent for the levy and 49.8against.The school district wentthrough a 66 percent growthburst in the past decade, withenrollment topping 4,000 stu-dents. But state funding cutsand refusal by voters to approvetaxes in a recession have plungedit deeper into financial trouble.The levy Tuesday was for awhopping 13.95 mills, adding$427 in annual property taxesfor every $100,000 of value.Interim Superintendent GregPower said school leaders are“cautiously optimistic.”The district has kept goingwith the help of $11 million ininterest-free state loans it willstart paying back if the levy haspassed. It also wants to reinstatebusing that was cut back andactivities such as drama, art andlanguage clubs, and to reducepay-to-play fees from the cur-rent $651 per student, per sport.They also would like to reopentwo elementary schools whosestudents were consolidated intoother buildings.“When you’ve watched yourchild’s school close, their teach-ers let go and their curriculumreduced to state minimums, youlearn not to take anything forgranted,” said parent MelindaBriggs. “We’ve waited throughnine levy tries. That’s why wecan wait a few more days to seethe official results.”
Get Your Children InterestedIn Newspapers
How do you help parents get a child interested in look-ing at a newspaper? Keep in mind that it’s a kid’s job tohave fun.Here are a few ideas to share with the readers of our paper.
Select a news story or a comic strip and cut the panels or paragraphs apart. Help your child arrange the panels or paragraphs in logical order.
Read a brief editorial or column together. Have the childunderline facts with a blue pen and opinions with a red pen.
Have your child choose a headline and turn it into aquestion. Have the child read the article to see if it answersthe question.

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