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Foust 2013 Delphos Top Cop
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:05 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:41 PM )


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DELPHOS — The 2013 Delphos Police Officer of the Year spent 22 years in another field before earning his badge. Sgt. Greg Foust, 47, worked at a body shop repairing vehicles but always dreamed of becoming a police officer. After his children became a little older, he went after that dream and in 2006, was a special deputy for the Van Wert and Allen County sheriff’s departments and found full-time work with the Delphos department in February 2007.

“Certain officers have been selected in the past for this designation due to a specific event or series of acts such as large drug sweeps or similar activity,” Police Chief Kyle Fittro said. “I am nominating Sgt. Foust for consistently engaging in ‘above the bar’ performance, professionalism and hard work.”

Foust has spent the bulk of his time on second shift and was assigned as second shift acting sergeant in January 2014 and officially promoted to sergeant on Feb. 3.

Wilson, Germann to reign over Van Wert County Fair
Written by Ed Gebert   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:04 PM
The 2014 Jr. Fair King and Queen and court were crowned Sunday night at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Fair Queen Sophie Wilson (fourth from left) and Fair King Jon Germann (fifth from left) will preside over the 158th annual Van Wert County Fair. Runners-ups named were Taylor Hughes (third from left) and Cody Keirns (third from right). (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)


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VAN WERT — The midway was not as crowded as usual for the Jr. Fair King and Queen Coronation Sunday night since the opening of the Van Wert County Fair was still 62 hours away. Nonetheless, an appreciative crowd watched Sunday night as this year’s royalty was crowned at the conclusion of the ceremony featuring four queen candidates and two king candidates. Four others competed to be princesses of the species of animal they show in 4-H.

After all the judging and promenading, crowns were placed on the heads of Sophie Wilson and Jon Germann. This pair will preside over a long list of events at the Van Wert County Fair and also represent the county when visiting other county fairs and the Ohio State Fair.

Wilson is the daughter of Michael and Wendy Wilson. She is an upcoming junior at Jefferson High School. Her school involvements include being a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, varsity football cheerleading, varsity softball and a wrestling statistician. She has been an FFA member since 2012 and currently holds the position of vice president. Her FFA project involves taking two market lambs and one performance lamb to the fair. She has been a 4-H member since 2006 and currently holds the position of president for her club. Her 4-H project is taking beef feeders to the Van Wert County Fair. Wilson is also a 4-H camp counselor, a member of the Jr. Fair Board and the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Joseph finishes 4-H career as Reserve Champ
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:03 PM
Allen County Does and Kids 4-H Club member Megan Joseph completed her Junior Fair competitions at the Allen  County Fair with a Reserve Grand Champion Born and Raised Goat and Reserve Champion Junior Breeding Doe. She also received five first-place class winners and will be competing in the carcass show with her two market animals. Joseph leaves her 9-year 4-H career behind with nothing but good memories. She will continue on as an advisor with the Allen County Does and Kids. She looks forward to helping other 4-H members have the good experiences and success with their projects that she enjoyed. She is attending Ohio Northern University working on a bachelor’s in athletic training with the ultimate goal of a doctorate in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Norm and Kim Elwer. (Submitted photo)
Berelsmans can count on champion sheep
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Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:02 PM
Kyle Berelsman of Allen County Does & Kids earned Reserve Champion of Senior Sheep Showmanship and sister Kelsey Berelsman, also from Allen County Does & Kids, earned Champion of Junior Sheep Showmanship at the Allen County Fair. They also received first and second place in their classes, respectively. Kyle has been in 4-H for four years and will start classes at Rhodes State College this fall. Kelsey is an incoming junior at Jefferson High School. Their parents are Denny and Sandy Berelsman. (Submitted photo)
Parrots close out music series
Written by Stephanie Groves   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:01 PM
Sunday evening, the Parrots of the Caribbean played the final concert of the season in the Delphos Rotary Club’s Music in the Park Series at Hanser Pavilion at Stadium Park. A couple enjoyed dancing to the song “Margaritaville.” (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)