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Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM

BY JOSH BOAK

Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that only 49 percent thought the downturn would have lasting damage.

 
City centennial marked by pageants, floats and queens
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Joan Geise’s snapshots from the Centennial Old-Fashioned Canal Days in 1951 showing the appliance and surrey floats and she and other pageant participants in a photo op, above, including, standing from left, Geise, Doris Clawson and Gloria (Stout) Anspugh; and sitting is Glenna (Ditto) Kelly. (Photos submitted)

BY STEPHANIE GROVES

DHI Media Staff Writer

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DELPHOS — Joan Geise remembers it all vividly; participating in the 1951 Centennial Canal Days Pageant at the Stadium Park dressed as a representative from England congratulating Queen Barbara Mueller.

“There was a lot of camaraderie and we had a lot of fun,” Geise said. “We each dressed in a foreign country’s cultural garb.”

 
St. John's Athletic Boosters serve up laughs with second Comedy Night
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, August 29, 2014 3:55 PM )
St. John’s Pastor the Rev. Dave Reinhart, left, purchases his Comedy Night ticket from St. John’s Business Manager Ted Hanf. (Submitted photo)

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — St. John’s Athletic Boosters will be looking for more laughs during their second annual Comedy Night Sept. 13 to raise funds for athletic programs at the school.

This is one of our biggest fundraisers,” booster member Ken Kreeger said. “We use our funds to buy equipment, uniforms and pay for transportation costs of the teams.”

 

 
Kiwanis provide player benches for stadium
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:13 PM
The Kiwanis Club donated new benches for the home and visitor sides of the football field at Stadium Park. Kiwanis members met Monday night to assemble the benches. They were moved into place Tuesday. On hand to for the delivery of the benches are, from left, Kiwanians Mark Miller, Dave Ostendorf, Jim Fischer, Rob Moenter, Jamey Wisher and Rick Hanser. Not pictured are Scott Wiltsie, Jim Fortener, Bill Massa and Dave Casemier. (Submitted photo)
 
Landeck students try out green thumbs
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:12 PM
Landeck Elementary School students and staff planted a garden at the end of last school year as a school project. Over the summer, the staff took turns tending the garden. The students were excited to see how much the garden grew over the summer when they came back to school this week. Some of the teachers treated their students with snacks made from the garden such as salsa or carrots. Above: Students gather in the pumpkin patch. They include Audrey Violet, Jaiden Mossing, Griffin Mericle, Bailey Hile, Luke Rode, Kellen Carder, Gavin Hageman and Sheldyn Fetter. This is the second year for the project. (Submitted photo)
 
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