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Letter to the Editor ~Heitz PDF Print
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:00 PM

DEAR EDITOR:
Dear community,
Have you toured these two treasures in our community, the Delphos Museum of Postal History and the Delphos Canal Commission Museum.
If you have an opportunity when Gary Levitt is giving a tour at the postal museum, please attend. He has so much information that his tours are interesting even to a person like me who is not a stamp collector. If you are a stamp collector, plan on spending hours at this museum.
The second treasure is the Delphos Canal Commission Museum. From now to Christmas, there are many decorated trees at the Christmas Tree Festival. The themes vary from tree to tree. Some trees are decorated by community groups while others are decorated by volunteers at the museum. Several trees are decorated with items which will be given to local charities. A group or a family may wish to do this next year. However if the trees do not interest you, the displays in the museum are wonderful. If you look carefully, you will notice you are touring a parlor, dining room, bed room, and a kitchen.  Upstairs there is an old store, a school room, a log cabin, a military display with a barbwire tree, toys from the past, and a medical display. There is also the torture machine, an old fashioned machine used for hair permanents. More than one older lady could tell about their scalp burns. The basement has farm items, items from roads and items manufactured in Delphos. There are other displays, too.
The price is family friendly because both are free but a donation is always welcome.
Thanks to all who volunteer their time to build and maintain these two Delphos treasures.
Catherine Heitz
Delphos

 
Letter to the Editor~Wrasman PDF Print
Monday, November 26, 2012 2:35 PM

 

DEAR EDITOR:

I was watching on the news the day before Thanksgiving at the President giving amnesty to two turkeys. OK, an American social tradition to bring a little humor to the holiday. He then proceeds to make two signs of the Cross over the pair, in imitation of Catholic blessing/absolution. If that were a Muslim sign of ritual he was mocking, the White House would be burnt as the consulate in Bengazi for Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. President, you thumb your nose at our teachings by forcing us to provide contraception and abortion in our health insurance, then you mock our rituals by performing them over turkeys. What’s next? This only proves to me and to the rest of the country your lack of respect for, and persecution of, faith at work in this country.

When you took the oath of office four years ago, you promised to “preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States so help me God.” Did you mean the whole constitution, or just what you pick and choose? Remember, this was before God. I suggest you think about this on Jan. 20.

 

Marlene Wrasman

Delphos

 

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Letter to the Editor ~Luersman PDF Print
Monday, November 12, 2012 11:53 AM

DEAR EDITOR:
Having voted since the election of Franklin Roosevelt, I have never seen such a disparity between the rural voters and the big city voters. Three-fourths of Putnam County voted for Romney. Also everywhere we drove in Ohio and part of Michigan the Romney signs outnumbered the Obama signs by at least ten to one.
It makes me happy to know that such a large percentage of the rural area voted Christian values, but sad that so many Ohio voters did not. Did they not know the intrinsic evils that they were buying into or was there that much voter fraud?
Ed Luersman
Fort Jennings

 
Letter to the Editor PDF Print
Monday, November 05, 2012 2:16 PM

DEAR EDITOR,

One week ago last Friday evening saw a dreary start to the evening before the game between Jefferson and Spencerville.  The weather was not the best, but it did not stop them from paying tribute to the many veterans in attendance from Delphos and Spencerville.

For those who were not there, two large flags were carried onto the field, one by the local Veterans of Delphos, the other brought on by Veterans from Spencerville. Each flag surrounded by Veterans entered from opposite ends of the field were then halted as they centered over the fifty yard line.  With the flags in position and everyone standing the School combined the two bands and played the National Anthem.  Once the game started, the announcers would periodically read the names of Veterans, identifying which branch of service, the years they served and where they served, adding a more personal recognition to those of us who served.  Because of the thoughtfulness of the staff, faculty and students of Jefferson, I would like to say thanks!.

What so many of us did so long ago, those that have served since, along with those veterans currently serving, this tribute has and does make our efforts and lasting memories worth while.

On behalf of the Delphos Veterans Council and all veterans, I would like to say thanks again to John Edinger, his staff and the students for organizing this tribute to the Veterans for their service on this approaching Veterans Day.

The Veterans Day Service will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Delphos Veterans Memorial. It will be held at the American Legion if it rains.

John Grothouse,

president, Delphos

Veterans Council

 
Letter to the Editor ~Klausing PDF Print
Monday, November 05, 2012 10:51 AM

DEAR EDITOR:
Abraham Lincoln said:
“You cannot bring about prosperity by discovering thrift
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging the claw of hatred.
You cannot help the poor by discouraging the rich.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they should be doing for themselves.”
Times have changed?
Remember Abraham Lincoln’s comments when you cast your ballet on Tuesday.
Dennis Klausing
Delphos

 
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