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On the Other Hand - Count your blessings every day PDF Print
Saturday, November 09, 2013 9:00 PM

If you’ve been on Facebook the last couple of days, you’ve seen the posts of what people are thankful for. During the month of November, you are supposed to say something you are thankful for each day, not just on Thanksgiving. I’m three days behind so I better get busy and catch up.

Day 1: I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He drives me mad, makes me laugh, makes me smile and makes it worth coming home every day after work. We are enjoying each other’s company and working on some small improvements around the house. It feels good.


Last Updated on Friday, November 08, 2013 9:41 PM
On the Other Hand - Talkin' turkey, no jive PDF Print
Sunday, November 03, 2013 8:00 PM

What place will Thanksgiving have this year?

I’ve written several times of how I feel perhaps one of the most necessary of holidays — the one where we are supposed to count our blessings and be thankful for what we have — is going to be lost in the commercial frenzy known as Christmas shopping season.

Stores are already offering Black Friday pricing to move as much merchandise as they can before the dreaded Christmas markdown. After all, they lose a whole week of sales this year. Trees and tinsel have popped up everywhere.

I'll pay the tax PDF Print
Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 AM

What you are about to read may come as a surprise to some, most or all of you. At one point, it would have even surprised me. I am voting yes on the city’s .25-percent income tax on Nov. 5. It is 25 cents on every $100 of earned income from a city resident.

If you had the stack of financials I have sitting before me, you would see there really is no painless way out of this hole the city is in without it. There’s been a lot of finger-pointing and blaming going around but ultimately, we are here and we need to work to fix it. It’s going to take “all” of us.


Last Updated on Friday, October 25, 2013 7:53 PM
On the Other Hand - Bunnies on the brain PDF Print
Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 AM

If you’ve met our Little Ringo, the first thing you may notice is his relentless attention to whatever it is that has caught his attention at the time. He has a one-track mind.

Our neighbor girl recently brought home three rabbits for her FFA SAE project and her dad built the hutch for the little furry bundles.

On the Other Hand - There's still time PDF Print
Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:22 AM

A little rain can’t keep Delphos down. It rained before and during the Toast on Thursday and still, the Social Tent was packed, the illusionist was great and fun was had by all.

The sun rose on Friday and the day was beautiful until about 3 p.m. when the clouds and rain came. Boo, I say.

Even though the Friday’s main event, the Battle of Businesses, was postponed to 6 p.m. today, the Social Tent was hoppin’ in the evening and the band was great.

Today’s schedule is packed with activities for all ages, including a pancake and sausage breakfast, bingo, the sidewalk art contest, Basket Bingo, the bake sale and art show at the bank, the ArtFest exhibit, the pet parade (one of my personal favorites), kiddie tractor pull, water ball, disc golf, tractor show, cruise-in and more. Whew! That’s a lot.

I usually take a breather Saturday while I gear up for Sunday’s events: the 5-K walk/run, parade and the Big Ticket Drawing.

Canal Days is a lot more than what you can do. It’s also about who you see. It’s great to find old friends and reminisce while enjoying a carnival atmosphere. New friends are also a possibility.

However it turns out, supporting Canal Days is supporting your community. Checks to various groups and charities around October are the evidence of all the hard work it takes to bring an event of this size together. A lot of organizations count on the festival’s bottom line for theirs.

So while Mother Nature was a little stinker Thursday and Friday, today and Sunday promise to be perfect weather for a little fun, friends and celebrating Delphos.

Canal Days has been brought back to its former glory and far surpassed it. It seems to be the place to be the third weekend in September. It is, after all, the last premier festival of the year right here in your front yard!

There’s still time.


Editor’s note: Many of you many have noticed a new message in the information underneath pictures. The Herald has a photo gallery of many local and area events at

The newest additions are sports galleries. Miss the game or have a favorite player?

The Toast to the City photos are already up and the rest of this weekend’s offerings will soon follow.

So visit the website, click on the photo gallery and have a look. You might be surprised on who you see; it might even be you!


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