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Saturday, February 01, 2014 9:00 PM


On Jan. 17, the Herald ran an article entitled “Business Owner sees Downtown Ghost Town.” I was interviewed for that article and do need to clarify some points made in it.

First of all, I would like to thank the Herald for interviewing me in regards to my concerns; however, this was not my first choice as I wanted them to print a specific letter from me. However, they stated that letter was too large and they suggested an interview. I knew I would lose editorial control of the final product but I accepted that offer.

Overall, the article did a good job of highlighting my concerns and positive suggestions. (The full text of my letter can be found at or at my store - Coins, Currency and Collectables at 238 North Main St. I suggest you look at it to see all of my ideas).

HOWEVER, the article attributed the comments and concerns to myself and several local businesses. This was not the case at all.

I have talked with a variety of businesses and individuals; however, all the viewpoints expressed in the article were strictly mine and no one else’s. I stand by them but do not wish that anyone infer that any of the listed businesses made or endorsed any of these comments as they did not.

I did discuss with the interviewer the need to call a meeting and out of that, we would hopefully form committees to address the issues that would come from such, both positive and negative.

I did state something to the effect that I would hope a number of local businesses, such as the ones listed, may join this effort. I sincerely hope they do; however, at this point, none of them were involved in any group or writing this article.

Moving past that now and as mentioned in the article, I would like to call a meeting of any concerned citizen or business owner to start the process of looking at downtown Delphos. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday above Coins, Currency and Collectables at 238 N. Main St.

Please bring all concerns with resolutions and positives to the meeting. There are no bad ideas.

I hope by working together we can form a positive vision and mission for our great city. (The tentative agenda for this meeting is also on our website.)

Bruce Maag

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Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:16 PM


As the “Blizzard of 2014” ends, we left with snow as far as the eye can see, frigid temperatures and icy roads. One of these are able to be controlled, of course. I’m talking of the icy and unsafe roadways. This should not be a concern for residents of Delphos and its surrounding area, yet the streets are horrendous. Why? Is it the city budget? Is it our so-called “civil servants?”

The safety of citizens, more importantly children, should top the list of concerns of city county and our mayor.

We can’t afford water let alone snow plows. That alone should be a call to action.

When drivers can’t accelerate past 10 mph without sliding, there’s a problem.

Manage the budget, cut down on expenses, do whatever it takes to make America’s Friendliest City also one of its safest.


Kellen Schomaeker


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Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:00 PM


Delphos Residents,

We want to thank all the wonderful participants who made the 2nd Annual Betty Honigford Christmas Decorating Contest such a fun and happy event. We were truly impressed by the genuine spirit of the homeowners who entered the contest, the voters who emailed us their votes for People’s Choice, the residents who called us personally to vote and all the others who wrote to thank us for holding a contest which made their holiday a little brighter. Many people told us how looking at the decorated houses was a shared and anticipated family activity. We were touched by the abundance of gratitude and joy extended to us.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:00 PM


The season of giving brings friends and families together for quality time, gift-giving and merry celebration. For those waiting, they’re hoping for a shining gift that won’t be wrapped under the tree or in a pretty box – they’re waiting for a second chance at life.

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Friday, December 20, 2013 9:00 PM


I just want to say “thank you” to those who are employed by the City of Delphos that hung the speakers in the downtown area and are playing Christmas music through them. My dog and I take a lot of walks and this past Sunday, when it was snowing, we were out again. The closer I got to downtown, I could hear Christmas music playing. When we turned onto Main Street, the music was crystal clear. Wow! Between the Christmas music, the snow that was falling and just being outside, all added up to “Best Ever!”

Also a special thanks to our city employees and elected officials who are doing their best to take care of and maintain our city and keep us all safe.

Merry Christmas!

Jim Webb



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