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More Van Wert County Fair winners announced
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:00 PM


The following is a partial list of winners from various events thus far during the 2014 Van Wert County Fair, provided by Van Wert County 4-H.

County Food and Nutrition Awards:

Best 1st Year Foods

Kyra Welch—Bunny Hoppers

Cookbook- Clever Clovers

Best County Foods Junior (9-11)

Carson Kreischer—Ohio Challengers

Trophy—Delphos Young Farm Wives

Best County Foods Intermediate (12-15)

Rachel Spath—Clever Clovers

Trophy—P & R Medical Connection

Best County Foods Senior ( 16-18)

Daniel Joseph—Interstate Exchange

Trophy—Warren & Marilyn Reed

Best County Leadership Award Maggie Cripe—Ridge Buckeyes

Trophy—In Memory of Roger Short—Tim Short

Runner Up Leadership Award

Sarah Klinger—Ohio Challengers

Trophy—In Memory of Ethan Enyart

Best County Family & Consumer Science Project Junior: Trinity Welch—Jackson Lively

Trophy– Homemakers Community Education

Senior: Chris Kraner—Ohio City Blue Ribbon Worker Cash–Homemakers Community Education

Best County Garden & Plant Science

Junior: Haley Sheets—Ohio Challengers

Trophy—In Memory of Roger Short

Best County Self Determined

Junior: Madison Pugh—Venedocia Lads and Lassies

Trophy—Venedocia Lads & Lassies

Senior: Dylan Hicks—Ohio Challengers

Trophy—Doug & Marcia German & Family Best County Cake Decorating

Junior: Kennedy Sites—Barnyard Buddies

Trophy—Hempfling Dairy Senior: Elizabeth Mitchener—Barnyard Buddies

Trophy—Nancy Johnson

Best County Scrapbooking

Junior: Kassidy Ringwald—Leaders of the Future

Scrapbook Kit— Heather Gottke

Delphos FFA officers attend training camp
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Seven members of the newly-elected Delphos FFA Officer Team recently traveled to Camp Wilson and Birch Bark Canoe Livery in Bellefontaine for officer training. The group spent the day doing a team challenge course including low & high rope initiatives to develop teamwork. The second day, the chapter officers spent the day working on plans for the upcoming year. They reviewed policies and by-laws and drafted anew format to run committees for the upcoming year. During the training, the Delphos officers spent time learning more about each other and participated in a series of problem-solving and team-building activities. They also set goals and planned a calendar of activities for the upcoming year. Pictured above are the members of the 2014-15 officer team and include, from left, Daniele Dancer, student advisor; Kiersten Teman, reporter; Sophia Wilson, vice president; Sarah Fitch, treasurer; Tatiana Olmeda-Sentinel; Karen Cline, president; and Asy Hamilton, secretary.(Submitted photo)

Taylor urges Ohioans to prepare for Medicare open enrollment
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Department of Insurance educational outreach underway



COLUMBUS – A free Ohio Department of Insurance educational program that helped Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million last year will be holding events across Ohio to help consumers better understand their options.

The Department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is holding Medicare Check-up Day events in every county through the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor said. The events are intended to help people understand the different Medicare coverage options. People can also call OSHIIP at 800-686-1578 for assistance.

“Our aggressive statewide efforts have begun and we are excited to help Ohioans as they make decisions about Medicare coverage,” Taylor said. “We are doing Check-up Day events in every county to make it easier for Ohioans to access the information they need.”

Council changes meetings
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Delphos City Council has changed its September meetings to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 22.

Jordan, Huffman speak at pro-life banquet
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:00 PM
U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan was one of the guest speakers at the annual Right to Life of Allen County banquet. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)


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DELPHOS - The annual Right to Life of Allen County banquet drew some important guests from state and federal levels. Lima native State Representative Matt Huffman and Troy native U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan were two of the guest speakers at the “Proudly Pro-Life” dinner.

Jordan said the pro-life initiative is an example of a fundamental right in this country and they must be protected.

“Our country is so great that it allows you to speak out against your leaders about things that really matter,’ he said. “That’s why you are so engaged in your mission. You are fighting for the fundamental right to exist. And you are making strides. The greatest thing about living in this country is that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

“Of all the people who approach us and want to talk about something they are passionate about, those who want to talk about pro-life are of the few who don’t have anything financial to gain. You believe life is sacred and should be protected. Few things are as simple as that.”