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Letter to the Editor~ Bonifas PDF Print
Monday, January 21, 2013 3:28 PM



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Just in the United States of America.

Sam Bonifas


Last Updated on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:18 PM
Letters to the Editor ~Jettinghoff and Ryba PDF Print
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:53 PM

Dear area residents,
We want to thank everyone who helped make the first annual “Betty Honigford” Christmas Decorating Contest a success. Thanks to all the enthusiastic and hard-working participants. We were so happy for your involvement and we admired your willingness to enter the contest in its first year. You’ve spread so much cheer in our community and we’ve heard so many positive comments about all the houses. The decorations were wonderful! Each decorated house had special elements and they were all so beautiful in their own way.
Thanks to all of our judges, for doing such a difficult job in such a thoughtful manner. We were grateful we did not have the unenviable task of selecting the winners. Thanks to Nancy Spencer for her help, encouragement and willingness to provide coverage of the event. Nancy, you went out of your way to generate interest in this event and support for us. Thanks for running all over town with us to take pictures and present prizes. Your pictures absolutely captured the artistry of the houses.
Thanks to Jennifer Moenter for inviting us to participate in the Hometown Christmas Celebration.
Thanks to Annette Brown for helping to design and make the People’s Choice banner.
Thanks to the employees of the banks and the city building for spreading the word about the contest, helping with the registration forms, and providing such a cute space for people to vote for their favorite.
Christmas isn’t always a happy time. We know we are not alone in missing someone at this time who was so central to every holiday and all the happiness associated with it. The life of one person does affect  the lives of so many others. Mom would have loved the lights! Thanks for your help in keeping her bountiful kindness and irrepressible spirit alive. We can all make a difference in the life of someone else.
Glad tidings and good cheer,
We hope to see you again next year!
Bev Jettinghoff and Meghan Ryba

Letters to the Editor ~Heitz PDF Print
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:53 PM

Thanks for the colorful pictures of the winning Christmas houses’ decorating contest.  I am happy to have the addresses so my family may view these winners.
The grand prize winner, The Hamiltons, have lit up Landeck for several years. This house greets everyone with a sparkling Merry Christmas. No one knows that as I drive past decorated houses I often smile and joyfully say, “Merry Christmas to you also!”
Tim Hamilton not only decorates his own house but he made festive the Landeck signs with lights as well as the flag pole area by Landeck school. I would be remiss if I did not give credit to his wife, Jo, as well as his children, Jacob and Logan, without whose cooperation, this project could not be completed. Thanks to the Hamiltons.
Tim and his buddies, Kent Wrasman, and Gary Gerdeman also give of their time to hang the seasonal banners in Landeck. I really appreciate their helping this little village look good.
Merry Christmas
Catherine Heitz

Letter to the Editor ~Heitz PDF Print
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:00 PM

Dear community,
Have you toured these two treasures in our community, the Delphos Museum of Postal History and the Delphos Canal Commission Museum.
If you have an opportunity when Gary Levitt is giving a tour at the postal museum, please attend. He has so much information that his tours are interesting even to a person like me who is not a stamp collector. If you are a stamp collector, plan on spending hours at this museum.
The second treasure is the Delphos Canal Commission Museum. From now to Christmas, there are many decorated trees at the Christmas Tree Festival. The themes vary from tree to tree. Some trees are decorated by community groups while others are decorated by volunteers at the museum. Several trees are decorated with items which will be given to local charities. A group or a family may wish to do this next year. However if the trees do not interest you, the displays in the museum are wonderful. If you look carefully, you will notice you are touring a parlor, dining room, bed room, and a kitchen.  Upstairs there is an old store, a school room, a log cabin, a military display with a barbwire tree, toys from the past, and a medical display. There is also the torture machine, an old fashioned machine used for hair permanents. More than one older lady could tell about their scalp burns. The basement has farm items, items from roads and items manufactured in Delphos. There are other displays, too.
The price is family friendly because both are free but a donation is always welcome.
Thanks to all who volunteer their time to build and maintain these two Delphos treasures.
Catherine Heitz

Letter to the Editor~Wrasman PDF Print
Monday, November 26, 2012 2:35 PM



I was watching on the news the day before Thanksgiving at the President giving amnesty to two turkeys. OK, an American social tradition to bring a little humor to the holiday. He then proceeds to make two signs of the Cross over the pair, in imitation of Catholic blessing/absolution. If that were a Muslim sign of ritual he was mocking, the White House would be burnt as the consulate in Bengazi for Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. President, you thumb your nose at our teachings by forcing us to provide contraception and abortion in our health insurance, then you mock our rituals by performing them over turkeys. What’s next? This only proves to me and to the rest of the country your lack of respect for, and persecution of, faith at work in this country.

When you took the oath of office four years ago, you promised to “preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States so help me God.” Did you mean the whole constitution, or just what you pick and choose? Remember, this was before God. I suggest you think about this on Jan. 20.


Marlene Wrasman



Last Updated on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:20 PM

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