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Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:02 PM

One Year Ago

The Village of Ottoville is set to host its 51st Park Carnival, which is packed full of great events and entertainment, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and running through midnight on Sunday. The main attractions and entertainment this year includes performances by “Steve Hendershot” in the Carnival Lounge and Detroit’s very own “Fifty Amp Fuse” on the main stage.


Apps ready for pageants
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:01 PM

Applications are available for the second annual Little & Junior Miss Canal Days Pageants to be held on Sept. 20 during Canal Days.

Contestants must be ages 4-6 for Little Miss or 7-9 for Junior Miss. Only the first 50 contestants can be accepted, so pre-registration is encouraged.

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Hempfling gobbles up Reserve Champion
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Delphos Pathfinder 4-H Club member Lillian Hempfling won Reserve Champion Pen of 2 with her pair of turkeys. She is the daughter of Chuck and Sue Hempfling. (Submitted photo)
Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


WASHINGTON — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that only 49 percent thought the downturn would have lasting damage.

City centennial marked by pageants, floats and queens
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Joan Geise’s snapshots from the Centennial Old-Fashioned Canal Days in 1951 showing the appliance and surrey floats and she and other pageant participants in a photo op, above, including, standing from left, Geise, Doris Clawson and Gloria (Stout) Anspugh; and sitting is Glenna (Ditto) Kelly. (Photos submitted)


DHI Media Staff Writer

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DELPHOS — Joan Geise remembers it all vividly; participating in the 1951 Centennial Canal Days Pageant at the Stadium Park dressed as a representative from England congratulating Queen Barbara Mueller.

“There was a lot of camaraderie and we had a lot of fun,” Geise said. “We each dressed in a foreign country’s cultural garb.”