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  • Wanda M. Bowman
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:30 PM

    KENOSHA, Wisconsin — Wanda M. Bowman, 81, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, passed away Friday at Waters Edge Nursing and Rehab.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM


    Insane with PowerThe nostalgic memories of Superman come back to many of us when we hear the familiar saying, -ôfaster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, it-Æs a bird-àit-Æs a plane-àno-àit-Æs Superman!-ö

    I had the opportunity to reflect on those memories and create some new ones after seeing Van Wert Civic Theatre-Æs production of a superhero play called -ôInsane with Power-ö by Scott Haan.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM

    By John Crabtree

    Center for Rural Affairs

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) just opened the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments in 2014. Through Jan. 17, farmers, ranchers and foresters interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS. The CSP rewards farmers, ranchers, and foresters for maintaining existing conservation practices and adopting additional practices on cropland, grassland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal lands. The program helps producers foster clean water, better soil management, improved habitat, energy efficiency and provide other natural resource benefits.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM


    DHI Correspondent

    VAN WERT - The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) held its 64th annual meeting Thursday evening at Vantage Career Center. An election was held to elect two supervising positions on the SWCD Board of Supervisors, and Robert Gehres and Craig Pohlman were elected to serve three-year terms as a part of the five-member board.

    -ôWe had a very enjoyable program this year,-ö said SWCD Office Manager Julie Buggle. -ôThe farming community as well as two Van Wert County Commissioners had the opportunity to come together and socialize as well as learn about the different programs SWCD has to offer.-ö

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM


    Justin Diltz, 59, Delphos, was sentenced to 15 months prison on each of two counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fourth degree.

    The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently and he was given credit for four days jail already served.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM


    Associated Press

    The race to the national championship game has been well defined.

    No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State are in control. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Baylor are on deck. There is a group of 1-loss teams crossing their fingers and hoping for chaos.

    Then there are the conference races, where there is still plenty of sorting out to do.

    American Athletic Conference -ù Simple. Only a major collapse could keep UCF out of the BCS as the American's representative and conference champ.

    Atlantic Coast Conference -ù Florida State has already locked down the Atlantic Division spot in the championship Dec. 7 in Charlotte, N.C. The Coastal is messy with four teams with two losses but could be become far less cluttered if Georgia Tech loses to Clemson tonight and if Duke beats No. 24 Miami on Saturday. That would give Duke a clear path to its first ACC title game by winning out. A Hurricanes win puts Virginia Tech in the driver's seat.

    Big Ten -ù Not one, but two huge upsets would be necessary to keep Ohio State out of the conference title game as the Leaders division champ. And No. 14. Michigan State would be in great shape in the Legends division by beating Nebraska on Saturday.

    Big 12 -ù No. 4 Baylor (5-0), No. 12 Oklahoma State (5-1) and No. 23 Texas (6-0) have yet to play each other. The sorting out starts this week when the Cowboys play at the Longhorns.

    Pac-12 -ù The North Division is Stanford's if it can win out but one slip gets Oregon back in the hunt. Over in the South, No. 21 Arizona State at No. 13 UCLA next week could decide it, but Southern California still has a chance to work its way back in the mix by upsetting Stanford on Saturday.

    Southeastern Conference -ù Alabama-Auburn will decide the West, if both get through this weekend. In the East, Missouri is in control if it wins out but a slip or two by the Tigers could put South Carolina and Georgia back in play.

    In conferences without an automatic BCS bid:

    Mid-American Conference -ù No. 20 Northern Illinois' game against Ball State could give the West to the Cardinals. The Huskies would still have to contend with Toledo if they win. Bowling Green-Buffalo on Nov. 29 will decide the East.

    Conference USA -ù North Texas can lock up the West Division this week by beating Texas-San Antonio. The East could come down to the regular season-finale between Marshall and East Carolina.

    Mountain West -ù No. 16 Fresno State can lose one of its final two games and still win the West. Boise State and Utah State are in a tight race in the Mountain division but the Broncos hold the tie-breaker.

    Sun Belt -ù Louisiana-Lafayette has a 1-game lead on Arkansas State, a win in the bank over the Red Wolves and still play two of the league's worst teams (Georgia State and South Alabama). The Ragin' Cajuns are cooking.

    The picks:


    No. 25 Georgia (plus 3-+) at No. 7 Auburn

    Bulldogs have won six out of seven in the Deep South's oldest rivalry ... GEORGIA 38-35.

    No. 12 Oklahoma State (minus 3) at No. 23 Texas

    Longhorns have been keeping the critics off Mack Brown's back ... OKLAHOMA STATE 28-27.


    Ball State (plus 7) at No. 20 Northern Illinois, Wednesday night

    If you graded #MACtion on a scale of 1-10, this one goes to 11 ... BALL STATE 41-35.

    Georgia Tech (plus 10-+) at No. 8 Clemson, tonight

    Tigers have eyes on at-large BCS bid ... CLEMSON 31-23.

    Texas Tech (plus 27) vs. No. 4 Baylor at Arlington, Texas

    Bears bring their point-a-minute game to home of the Dallas Cowboys ... BAYLOR 58-24.

    No. 5 Stanford (minus 3) at Southern California

    Trojans' defense will challenge Cardinal's power offense ... STANFORD 23-16.

    Utah (plus 25) at No. 6 Oregon

    Should be one feisty bunch of Ducks ... OREGON 49-14.

    Florida (plus 13-+) at No. 11 South Carolina

    Do Gators have any fight left? ... SOUTH CAROLINA 24-17.

    No. 14 Michigan State (minus 6-+) at Nebraska

    Potential season-changer for Huskers ... MICHIGAN STATE 20-14.

    No. 24 Miami (minus 3) at Duke

    Blue Devils looking for first eight-win season since 1994 ... MIAMI 28-17.


    Washington (plus 2-+) at No. 13 UCLA, Friday night

    Bruins freshman star LB/RB Myles Jack is Bellevue, Wash., not far from the UW campus ... WASHINGTON 31-27.


    Indiana (plus 22) at No. 17 Wisconsin

    Badgers have won eight straight in series, average score 52-16 ... WISCONSIN 51-24.


    Houston (plus 16) at No. 19 Louisville ... LOUISVILLE 31-21.

    Oregon State (plus 13-+) at No. 21 Arizona State ... ARIZONA STATE 45-21

    Cougars face second straight tough road game after close lose to UCF. Beavers trying to avoid late-season tailspin.


    No. 1 Alabama (minus 25-+) at Mississippi State ... ALABAMA 35-14.

    Syracuse (plus 39) at No. 2 Florida State ... FLORIDA STATE 55-10.

    No. 3 Ohio State (minus 33) at Illinois ... OHIO STATE 48-13.

    No. 15 UCF (minus 16-+) at Temple ... UCF 42-17.

    Iowa State (plus 24-+) at No. 22 Oklahoma ... OKLAHOMA 48-14.


    Last week: Record straight: 13-4; vs. points 9-8.

    Season: 174-34; 94-89-3.

    Best bet: 7-3-1.

    Upset special: 4-6.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM



    Sports Editor

    I really liked what the players did Tuesday night in honoring legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

    They allowed him his moment in the sun on the field to begin the eighth inning, with not another soul on the field as he trotted in from the bullpen for his swan song.

    He admitted that it nearly brought him to tears.

    I admit, I am no New York Evil Empire -à er, Yankee -à fan but that got to me.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM

    At 12:04 p.m. on Monday, Delphos Police were contacted by a resident of the 400 block of South Main Street in reference to a theft complaint.

    Upon speaking with the complainant, it was learned that sometime over the weekend, someone had taken an adult male's and an adult female's bicycles from that location.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:47 AM

    St. Rita's

    A boy was born Jan. 10 to Vanessa Stephenson of Spencerville.

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