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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:52 PM

One Year Ago
• St. John’s fifth-grader Lanna Klausing took second place at the Allen County Spelling Bee at The Ohio State University at Lima Saturday. Klausing conceded in the final round to Bluffton eighth-grader Elizabeth Nisly, who won with the word “mediocre.” Klausing, Nisly and third-place winner Logan Orians will compete in the Regional Bee on March 27.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• Jane Ricker of The Herald, presented Jeannette Knippen of Delphos, her check for a $450 shopping spree which was the grand prize of the 1988 Homemaker’s Cooking School. Diana McIntire, home economist for the Homemaker’s School, demonstrated recipes and appliances on stage Thursday night in the Middle School auditorium.

• How much can a head coach say after watching his team struggle to put away a 2-14 team, shoot a dismal 30 percent from the field, yet still pull out the victory? “We survived,” said Coach Dave Hoffman after watching his Jefferson Lady Wildcats eventually register a 41-22 win over a pesky Ada squad.

• Gene Morris, superintendent of postal operations at the Delphos Post Office, gave Jeff Metcalfe, a Delphos letter carrier, a special achievement cash award for “outstanding work performance and a dedicated attitude toward his profession.” Letter carriers Gloria Baughn and Barbara Hayson received a pay increase for “outstanding performance, perfect safety record and good attendance.”

50 Years Ago — 1963
• Delphos Eagles Band has contributed $25 to the uniform drive sponsored by St. John’s Band Committee. At the weekly rehearsal of the Eagles Band, its president, Norman “Casey” Jones, presented St. John’s Bandmaster Don Bowersox the check. Other individuals or civic groups who wish to contribute may contact Louis Scherger, president, or Robert Nartker, treasurer of the St. John’s Band Committee.

• Fourteen  members of the Past Chiefs Association responded to roll call at a meeting of the group held Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Alfred Allemeier, Moening Street. Jean Redd and Jeanette Zimmer were the assistant hostesses. The president, Mrs. Don Miller, read “The Religion of Abraham Lincoln,” as written by a Christian layman, J. C. Penny.

• A Mardi Gras will be held in Memorial Hall in Fort Jennings, starting at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Proceeds from the affair will go towards the new school fund at Fort Jennings. The party will be for adults and will include eastern and western style dancing, good food, refreshments, clowns, games and favors. Mardi Gras costumes will be optional.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• The Grand Knights defeated the Wardens 2173 to 1819 in a K. of C. bowling match held at Recreation Alleys. The Grand Knights were hitting the pins in fine style and had a margin of 354 for the three games. Those on the Grand Knight team were: E. Scherger, Hesseling, Wulfhorst, Birkmeier, and Burger. The Warden team is made up of Brown, Wannemacher, Stallkamp, Mueller and Shenk.

• The  regular  semi-monthly  meeting  of  the  Delphos Model Airplane Club was held Friday at Jefferson School. Several  members  worked on  model planes.  One being  built by Bill Berry is  attracting  attention.  The plane will be a working model powered by a gasoline motor. Two new members, Harold Teman and Jack Fitzgerald, were voted into the club.

• A number of Delphos people plan to go to Middle Point Sunday evening to be present at the first showing of the motion feature, “Hearthstone and Altars” at the Presbyterian Church. The scene of the picture is in the parish of Temple Hills near Oak Hill in Jackson County. It is of interest to many of the Welsh citizens of this county, since many of them have come from the parish in days gone by.


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