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On the Banks of yesteryear...Through the Eyes of Teens, part II
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, August 08, 2014 8:02 PM )
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On a visit to the museum at the end of the school year, 8th grade language arts students researched items that interested them. These are a few of their findings.

Early Football Equipment

By Brenen Auer

The early football equipment is nothing compared to what we use in today’s game.

In the early years of football they had leather helmets they called “head harnesses.” The leather helmets were designed to protect the ear area. It made communicating extremely difficult. Between 1915 and 1917, the first skull protection helmets were introduced, also the first ear holes and suspension in the helmets causing them not to be placed directly on your head. A couple years later harder leather was added and a more tear-drop shape evolved into the helmets.

Other teammates in the early football years did not like when you put extra padding underneath your jersey. The first shoulder pads were made out of sewn leather.

The first pair of football pants were made out of rough canvas with light padding in the thigh and knee. The pants design never changed. They still only go about knee length with a lace-up fly.

 
Delphos BOE meets Monday
Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:54 PM )

The Delphos City School Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the administrative building.

Items on the agenda include approval of the federally mandated increase of lunch prices.

 
Marbletown Cake Decorating Contest draws 61 confectioners
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:19 PM
The icing was slathered and the decorations placed just so during the annual Marbletown Kids’ Cake Decoration Contest Friday in Marble Hall at Delphos Wesleyan Church. Local baker Alex Benavidez provides each child with a 4-inch round cake, icing and gummy worms, frog, gum drops, etc., to create their own sweet masterpiece. Above: Brianna Bowen, 6, and Zaria Harter, also 6, make sure their cakes have enough decorations. Events continue today with the 5K at 8 a.m., children’s events from 10 a.m. to noon, the parade at 1 p.m. and the Golf Cart Poker Run at 2 p.m. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
 
2014 Rib Fest underway
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:13 PM
The 2014 edition of the Van Wert Rib Fest kicked off Friday evening at Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Visitors to the event were treated to ribs from a number of competing barbecue teams, as well as live music, and other entertainment. Rib Fest continues this weekend as part of the community Crossroads Festival. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)
 
New site to help match local talent and local jobs
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:11 PM

DHI Media Staff Report

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VAN WERT — One more tool is ready for use in the struggle to match talent, especially hometown talent, with local job opportunities. Van Wert Works, is a web-based employment service featuring area employers looking for employees. It is based on a successful program for Mercer, Auglaize, and Darke County employees called Hometown Opportunity.

On Wednesday night, the new site went online at VanWertJobs.com and thus far the site is getting a good reaction.

“So far, the feedback from the businesses has been wonderful,” offers Van Wert County Economic Development Director Sarah Smith. “I can already see there being a need in the future to hire someone just to manage the website, which is the same thing that happened in Mercer County for their website Hometown Opportunity.”

Unlike the neighboring site, Van Wert Works will not allow direct submissions of resumes on the site, but it will be continually updated with new jobs and opportunities. According to Smith, four new job openings were emailed from local companies on the first day the site went live.

Directions to responding to the job postings can be found on the site.

 
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