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Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:49 AM


Dear Northeastern Van Wert County,

Building on the success of our Blue Creek Wind Farm, the largest single private investment in Ohio in 2011, we are now in the early stages of developing the Dog Creek Wind Farm to the east of Blue Creek.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:48 AM

I want to give my deepest thanks to Steve Klausing, Andrea Rode and Eric Fritz of ACE Hardware for donating time and equipment to deliver books from Grove Port to Delphos.
The elementary schools were in need of a new reading series and these people saved the school the money that would have otherwise been spent on shipping and handling which would have been a substantial amount.
We are so fortunate to be in a school district where parents and businesses want to do things for the children of our community.
Thank you so much,
Mark Fuerst

Letter to the Editor - Turner-Smith PDF Print
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:38 AM


I am writing to urge those to vote “yes” on the upcoming Delphos Library Renewal Levy. I am a local mother and wife as well as the executive director of the Delphos Area Art Guild and each of my hats I carry in life have been positively affected by the library.

As a mom and wife, I am able to reap the obvious benefits of a library, such as being able to select from a broad range of reading and educational materials each week. But something you may not recognize as an important function of the library is the significant community outreach it successfully supplies to Delphos. There is a full calendar of happenings for all ages. Recent events have included a tea party for mother and child(ren), a young and talented local magician, as well as highlighting some local small businesses throughout National Library Week – often without a cost associated with the program.

Letter to the Editor-Vicki Rinehart PDF Print
Monday, April 22, 2013 8:11 AM

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in regards to the upcoming renewal levy for the Delphos Public Library. I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I am a big supporter of the library. I myself am an avid reader in my retirement and I borrow 3 to 4 books on average a week for leisure reading. I enjoy reading and love sharing the services that the library has offered me over the years. As a mother of three, I encouraged reading with my children at a young age and provided all three of my children with library cards, as well as had them involved in the many different reading programs. Now that my children are grown, I have six beautiful grandchildren that I can read stories to and encourage them to read. The Delphos Public Library has a wonderful staff that has always been able to meet my needs as a member of the library and they have gone above and beyond to help assist me with finding books. They also were able to help in educating me on using my KindleFire for access through the internet to the library. With all the updates in technology for the youth of today, reading may not be in the forefront but we need to educate and encourage reading as much as we can to increase learning and leisure. There are many services the library provides that are beneficial for all ages and we as a community need to work together to pass this levy to keep the library in operation. We need to remember how great we all felt when we were young and used our library card for the first time, opening up our world to learning, adventure, romance, fiction, non-fiction and educate the younger generations on the benefits our library has to offer. Please vote yes for the renewal levy May 7 and keep our library going!

Thank you,

Vicki Rinehart

Letter to the Editor-Library Board PDF Print
Monday, April 15, 2013 9:16 AM


To the Delphos Community:

The Delphos Public Library has been a part of the Delphos community since 1912. While the library has experienced many changes over the years, one thing has never changed – the overwhelming support that the Delphos community has provided to its library.

The Delphos Public Library serves its community as a lifelong learning center. In 2012, the library was accessed by more than 10,000 patrons and circulated more than 195,800 items. That is an impressive number for a library our size.

In 2013, your Delphos Public Library became a member of the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) consortium, which provides patrons access to more than 8 million items and the up-to-date ability to download e-books to personal reading devices free of charge. Passage of this Renewal Levy will ensure that exciting and educational programs continue to be available for children of all ages; that patrons will continue to have access to books, magazines, music, videos, genealogy programs, computers and online programs; and that the Delphos Public Library will continue to have the necessary funds to provide quality library services to the Delphos community in the future. This is not a new tax – it is a renewal of the current 0.6 mil levy which provides 13 percent of the library’s annual budget.

Please vote “yes” on May 7 for the Delphos Library 0.6 mil Levy Renewal. The Delphos Public Library needs your support.

Thank you.

Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees


Leila Osting

Patricia Poling

Janet Rutledge

Brad Rostorfer

Susan Kapcar

Ron Elwer

Jim Looser


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