While catching somefresh air Friday evening,I could hear sirens some-where in our fair city. I saida little prayer that every-thing would be OK.My bestie once told meshe does that every timeshe hears sirens and I justthought it was a great idea.It pretty much covers every-thing.Most sirens start witha 911 call. Someone is introuble and needs help.I’m sure 98 percent of emergency calls are verystraight forward and justwhat they appear. We’veall seen the crime dramaswhere the 911 call told adifferent story than the call-er intended. Something issaid that garners a closerlook or a voice is heardin background implicat-ing whatever and then thedetectives follow up andthe bad guys are caughtand the show ends how wefeel it should; with closure.All tied up in a neat littlepackage.If only life could be thattidy.A recent tragedy gar-nered international atten-tion with the 911 call thecenterpiece.Was it neces-sary? No. Didit do what themedia outletintended? Oh,yeah. It wassensational. Itwent viral.It alsocaused a lotof heartache and needlesspain to a lot of people.Most people were appalled.I found it appalling, too.Emergency calls arepublic record. I’m suresome people get tired of hearing that phrase. Somethings don’t seem right.They offend our sensibili-ties. They make us shudderand turn away. That doesn’tchange what they are.There were several mediarequests for the recordingof that call.Emergency calls arepublic record for a reason.For example: what if a callwas not what it seemed andwas being used to coverup a crime? What if a callwasn’t handled right by thedispatcher?Both are reasons thosecalls need to be heard. Theytell a story and sometimesthey bring justice. Theybring closure.Both outweigh the onesthat are used for different,less tasteful reasons.So while it makes uscringe, some things aren’talways pretty and melt inyour mouth. Some thingsgrate on your nerves andmake you turn away.You have to think whatthe alternative would be. If no one could listen to 911calls, how would we knowthey are being handledcorrectly? How would weknow the people we dependon to keep us safe are doingtheir jobs?It’s like a check andbalance. Kind of tidy butnot the package you’ll seeunder the tree at Macy’s.That’s OK. You just tearthe wrapping off anywayand it ends up in the gar-bage - neat and tidy like.2 – The Herald Saturday, February 11, 2012
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Delphos City SchoolsWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Salisbury steak, dinnerroll, mashed potatoes w/gravy, straw-berries, lowfat milk.Tuesday: Franklin: Hot dog sand-wich; Middle & Senior: Footlong hotdog, corn chips, baked beans, dicedpears, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Franklin: Cheese pizza;Middle & Senior: Cheese quesadilla,salsa and sour cream, garden salad, fruit,lowfat milk.Thursday: Chicken nuggets, breadand butter, green beans, fruit, lowfatmilk.Friday: Nachos with cheese andmeatsauce, breadsticks, corn, dicedpeaches, lowfat milk.St. John’sWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Mini corn dogs or beef stew/roll, peas, salad, fruit bar, milk.Tuesday: Hamburger sandwich/pickle and onion or cold meat sandwich,assorted fries, salad, mixed fruit, milk.Wednesday: Sub sandwich/lettuce/tomato/ pickle or BBQ pork sandwich,potato chips, salad, pears, milk.Thursday: Popcorn chicken/ roll ormacaroni and cheese/ roll, corn, salad,apple crisp, milk.Friday: Tacos/ soft/ hard/lettuce/tomato/ cheese/ onion or shreddedchicken sandwich, Goldfish crackers,salad, peaches, milk.LandeckWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Hot dog sandwich, corn,fruit, milk.Tuesday: Chicken patty sandwich,mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, milk.Wednesday: Chili soup, crackers,butter/peanut butter bread, carrot sticks,fruit, milk.Thursday: Mini corn dogs, frenchfries, fruit, milk.Friday: Meatballs, butter/peanutbutter bread, green beans, fruit, milk.Fort JenningsWeek of Feb. 13-17Chocolate, white or strawberry milkserved with all meals.H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzel and cheeseavailable every Friday; Salad bar withfruit and milk for $2.00 available everyWednesday.Monday: Cheesy rotini, green beans,breadstick, fruit.Tuesday: Chicken fajita, cheesyrice, peas, fruit.Wednesday: Sloppy Jo sandwich,fries, corn, fruit.Thursday: Salisbury steak, mashedpotatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit.Friday: Hot dog sandwich, bakedbeans, cake, fruit.OttovilleWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Pizza, chips, corn, peach-es, milk.Tuesday: Salisbury steak-turkeyslice, mashed potatoes and gravy, butterbread, applesauce, milk.Wednesday: Chicken nuggets,tossed salad, butter bread, pineapple,milk.Thursday: Chili soup w/crackers,butter/peanut butter/ tuna, cheese stix/relish, cherry crumble, milk.Friday: Corn dog, corn chips, greenbeans, applesauce cups, milk.LincolnviewWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Taco in a bag, meat/let-tuce/ cheese, corn, pears, milk.Tuesday: Pizza sub, glazed carrots,mixed fruit, milk.Wednesday: Turkey slice/gravy,mashed potatoes, dinner roll, peaches,milk.Thursday: Chicken parmesan/ bun,broccoli, grapes, milk.Friday: Chili cheese fries, cocoa bar,orange, milk.Elida Elementary,Middle SchoolWeek of Feb. 13-17Daily every student is offered thechoice of four different lunches. Theseinclude the one printed here, pizza lunch,sandwich lunch or chef salad lunch.Monday: Cheeseburger, broccoliand cheese, pears, milk.Tuesday: Elementary: Popcornchicken, seasoned corn, mandarin orang-es, dinner roll, milk; Middle School:Bulldog bowl (popcorn chicken, mashedpotatoes, corn and gravy); mandarinoranges, dinner roll, milk.Wednesday: Sausage pizza, carrotsticks, raspberry sherbet, milk.Thursday: Middle school: Hot dog,side of mac and cheese, green beans,strawberry cup, brownie bar, milk;Elementary: Macaroni and cheese,green beans, applesauce cup, browniebar, milk.Friday: Breaded chicken sandwich,broccoli and cheese, mandarin oranges,milk.GomerWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Cheeseburger, broccoliand cheese, pears, milk.Tuesday: Popcorn chicken, sea-soned corn, mandarin oranges, dinnerroll, milk.Wednesday: Sausage pizza, carrotsticks, raspberry sherbet, milk.Thursday: Macaroni and cheese,green beans, applesauce cup, browniebar, milk.Friday: Breaded chicken sandwich,broccoli and cheese, mandarin oranges,milk.SpencervilleWeek of Feb. 13-17Monday: Doritos, taco salad withtoppings, corn, applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Footlong hot dog sand-wich, green beans, heart pretzels, red jello with pineapple and topping, milk.Wednesday: Chicken nuggets,mashed potatoes, gravy, cinnamonbreadstick, mandarin oranges, milk.Thursday: Southwest pizza withtoppings, corn, peaches, milk.Friday: Spaghetti, salad with veg-gies, garlic bread, pears, milk.
Louis A.,72, of Lima, funeral serviceswill begin at 10 a.m. todayat Chiles-Laman Funeral andCremation Services - ShawneeChapel, Lima, with militaryrites by Veterans of ForeignWars 1275 and the NavyHonor Guard. Burial will bein Gethsemani Cemetery ata later date. In lieu of flow-ers, memorial contributionsmay be made online to theWounded Warrior Project athttp://support.woundedwar-riorproject.org.
A girl, Kendall Avery,was born Feb. 1 at DupontHospital in Fort Wayne toCody and Heidi Hesselingof Van Wert.She weighed 7 pounds,3 ounces and was 19 1/2inches long.Grandparents includeAnita Gebhart of Payne andGreg and Brenda Hesselingof Middle Point.Great-grandparents areRoger and Dorothy Gebhartof Payne and Margaret“Peg” Long and Rita Clappof Delphos.
Sept. 13, 1932-Feb. 10, 2012
Lowell “Gene” Crisenbery,79, of Elida, died at 5:01 a.m.Friday at his daughter’s resi-dence.He was born Sept. 13, 1932,in Van Wert County, to Lowelland Marjorie (Fronefield)Crisenbery.On March 1, 1953, he mar-ried Marian Stemen, who diedin 2007.Survivors include sons Jay(Donna) Crisenbery of CrownCity; Lowell “Lee” (Miriam)Crisenberry of Goshen, Ind. andLyndell (Lou Ann) Crisenberyof Patriot; daughters Connie(Phil) Bear of Parsonburg, Md.and Darlene (Doug) Sandlin andLinda (Brian) Powell of Elida;sister Karen Nolan of Bluffton;brother Jerry Crisenbery of Ada;34 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in deathby great-granddaughter JazminSandlin and brothers John andDonald Gale Crisenbery.Mr. Crisenbery ownedCrisenbery Plumbing, Heatingand Electric. He also farmed. Heloved the lord with all his heartand was a member of SharonMennonite Church, where hewas a minister for many years.Services begin at 10:30 a.m.Monday at Sharon MennoniteChurch. Burial will follow inSharon Mennonite Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at thechurch and for an hour prior tothe service on Monday.Memorials are to St. Rita’sHospice.
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP)— A suburban Philadelphiaprosecutor said Friday shesuggested that the coroner’soffice investigate the recentdeath of a Roman Catholiccardinal because of what shecalled “odd” timing, sayingshe wanted to put to rest anyspeculation since he died aday after a judge had foundhim competent to testify at thechild-endangerment trial of hislongtime aide.Cardinal AnthonyBevilacqua died on Jan. 31 atage 88. Bevilacqua was suffer-ing from dementia and cancer,according to church officials.Montgomery CountyDistrict Attorney Risa VetriFerman said Friday she learnedabout the death on the newsand was surprised that heroffice hadn’t been notified,given that he died a seminaryin her county.Asked whether the reviewwould look into the possibilityof suicide or euthanasia, shedeclined to comment.County Coroner WalterHofman said he was conduct-ing toxicology tests on fluidand tissues from Bevilacqua’sbody.