Friday, May 04, 2012 11:16 PM
The Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 and Delphos Eagles Auxiliary 471 were proud to once again host the God, Flag and Country program to showcase the talents of our local young men and women.
Scholarships were awarded to:
10/11 years old
Kyrstin Warnecke — 1st
Michelle Rode — 2nd
Lauren Grothaus — 3rd
12/13 years old
Claire Sensibaugh — 1st
Kiya Wallenhorst — 2nd
Rileigh Tippie — 3rd
14/15 years old
Bailey Gorman — 1st
Alexis Moore — 2nd
Sophia Wilson — 3rd
The Delphos Eagles also had the privilege to host the District God, Flag and Country, with scholarships going to:
10/11 years old — Kyrstin Warneck and Deavon Scott
12/13 years old — Kylee Reynolds and Claire Sensibaugh
14/15 years old — Priscilla Painter and Bailey Gorman.
Congratulations to all who entered and thanks to anyone that assisted. Special thanks to judges Greg Berquist, Denise Cressman and Cindy Metzger.
Paul B. Sadler
President FOE Aerie 471
President FOE Auxiliary Aerie 471
Monday, April 02, 2012 1:27 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:43 PM
Journey end ...
Be it known that I have been following the saga of John Demjanuk, a Ukrainian who was accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” a guard at the infamous Solibar death camp. He was a retired auto worker in the Cleveland area, a taxpayer and an American citizen. He himself had been wounded as a Soviet soldier, fighting German forces, then captured and held by the Nazi’s under cruel conditions. He was extradited to Israel for trial due to a picture ID that witnesses from the death camp identified him as “Ivan the Terrible.”
He was found guilty. During an appeal following the trial, witnesses rescinded their testimony and he was exonerated and told he could return home to the United States.
The U.S. Justice Department would not accept his return and he was handed over to the German court system to start trial there. He was found guilty on circumstantial evidence, was sentenced to five years in prison and was held over in appeals.
While high-ranking German officials were acquitted of terrible crimes, lowly guard Demjanuk was convicted on circumstantial evidence based on an unrecognizable photo ID.
He died at the age of 91 in Germany at a nursing home alone, they say, but not. His family and church defended him to the end.
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Edward J. Zalar, SFO
Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:23 AM
It is my hope that the “Night at the Museum” Gala Celebration will long be remembered by the almost 200 people that were in attendance. When we were planning this event we never believed we would see the amount of interest and support for our project. People from the Toledo area, Dayton, Columbus, and even Massilon, came to experience this one of a kind exhibition. Several spent the night at our local motel and then went shopping the next day.
It was extremely difficult to reference everyone who has played a part in our reaching this day. Literally, there have been hundreds of people who provided assistance in as many different forms. Without their support, we would have never been able to open our doors.
I believe we have finally produced a high quality series of displays and with the 70 percent of our collection in storage; we will be able to keep things fresh and interesting for decades to come. The food, the music, the liquid refreshments, the decorations, the artwork, were all wonderfully prepared and tastefully executed.
Next year we will have a new theme and we will do it all again.
My thanks to our sponsors, donors, contributors, volunteers and tour guides.
Gary S. Levitt
Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:57 AM
On March 6, Van Wert County residents will have the opportunity to vote for two new commissioners.
If you are like me, you have spent many of the last few years a bit disillusioned with the current state of our county.
• Van Wert is only one of three Ohio counties whose population has decreased by 5 percent throughout the last 20 years. While that percentage may seem small, it equates to hundreds of people — gone.
• Van Wert has consistently ranked amongst the highest Ohio counties facing unemployment.
• For nearly a decade, Van Wert has pursued new businesses, and for nearly a decade, Van Wert has continued to lose jobs.
With such statistics, it is sometimes difficult to believe that our local officials have any power to change our circumstances. But a certain candidate has offered a new perspective to voters. Todd Wolfrum believes in a prosperous Van Wert County, and those beliefs extend beyond mere words and ideas.
• Todd Wolfrum believes in creating business incentives that will attract new businesses to the county.
• Todd Wolfrum believes in tapping into state monies that remain untouched each year simply because no one knows how to ask for them.
• Todd Wolfrum believes in promoting business opportunities for individuals and businesses who can invest in our economy today—rather than tomorrow.
• Todd Wolfrum believes that promoting a local higher-education branch campus is the best way to keep the brightest minds in our county.
• Todd Wolfrum believes in representing all segments of Van Wert County— teachers, business owners, factory employees, farmers, bankers, retailers, young, and old.
On March 6, I am voting for Todd Wolfrum. If you care about the future of Van Wert County, you should, too.