July 24, 2014

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Pathfinders of Delphos clean up again
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 8:00 PM
Members of the Pathfinders of Delphos 4-H Club cleaned the alleyway between The Grind and Heather Pohlman Photography as a service project. Members will return periodically to tend to the plants and keep the alley clear of debris. Members participating in the clean up are, above, back from left, Marie Mueller, Elizabeth Winhover, Sophia Wilson, Allie Kramer, Haley Teman and Carter Teman; and front, Rebecca Violet, Hopelyn Friedrich, Caitlyn Cox, Lilly Hempfling, Allie Miller and Jacob Miller. Not in picture are Maddie Pohlman and Jordan Miller. (Submitted photos)
Annual YWCA Pig Races set at Rib Fest
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 7:45 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 01, 2014 7:52 PM )
YWCA will host the third annual Pig Races at the Van Wert Rib Fest this year. (Submitted photo)



VAN WERT — Are you interested in having some good, clean, family-friendly fun this summer? If you are, then come on down to the 2014 Van Wert Rib Fest and “wallow” around with the YWCA at its third annual Pig Races.

During the Pig Races set at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the covered show arena at Van Wert County Fairgrounds, participants will witness six races showcasing some of the areas most talented and very adorable, pigs. Each group of pigs will battle it out for first place of their heat and for bragging rights of fastest “Piglet Porker.” This is sure to be a fun family event, or a fun guys’ or girls’ night out!


Fire and Rescue to offer Community Health Check
Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Monday, June 30, 2014 12:04 PM )
Delphos Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with St. Rita’s Medical Center, will host a Community Health Check from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Residents can have their blood pressure, pulse, oxygen levels and blood sugar checked by local EMS volunteers at no cost to them or the city. The department will record and keep track of vitals if needed.  Additional information on strokes and heart attacks will also be available. “We are committed to providing the best quality of care possible and the first step is preventive education,” Fire Chief Kevin Street said. The public is also invited to bring children along for a tour of the fire department and EMS building. All children will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone.(Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
From the Archives — July 1, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

It’s been a quarter century since Physical Therapist Bob Kann was inspired to begin treating Parkinson’s patients in the lobbies of Lima Memorial Health Systems. What began as a clinic teaching four patients exercise and functionality in 1988 was catapulted into the national spotlight in 1994 and has since become one of the two best Parkinson’s programs in the nation.

Two Vantage students earn national recognition
Monday, June 30, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 01, 2014 7:47 PM )
Vantage students Ben Schnipke of Ottoville and Austin Stuckey of Parkway pose for a picture during the Skills USA competition in Kansas City last week. (Submitted photo)


VAN WERT — It was unprecedented success for Vantage Career Center over the weekend at the national Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Missouri. Ben Schnipke of Ottoville earned silver in cabinetry, according to teacher Jerry Robinson. Also, Austin Stuckey of Parkway competed in carpentry, but his results have not yet been posted.

“This is the best Vantage has ever done in cabinetry, and the first Vantage student in carpentry ever to make it nationals,” Robinson reported Sunday evening.