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Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:43 PM

One Year Ago

Dancers from The Dancer By Gina are preparing for their Thanksgiving holiday with rehearsals for their performance in the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It is The Dancer By Gina’s fourth appearance in the parade but the first experience for this group of dancers. The studio was selected from a Columbus dance competition in their initial appearance and are invited back regularly to perform in the “longest running show on Broadway.”


25 Years Ago – 1988

The Taylor Brothers from Detroit will be one of the groups performing at the “Gospel Music Fest” Nov. 19 at Jefferson Middle School auditorium. The program will also feature Becky Lindeman, soloist from Delphos; and Smokey and his Country Gospel Troubadors from Lima, formerly with Ernest Tubb’s country music band.

Senior tackle Mark Youngpeter received the Robert Christy Award at the Jefferson fall sports banquet. In special awards, Youngpeter was honored as the team’s top offensive lineman. Senior Randy Trentman received the defensive back award. Senior Rick Dienstberger was honored as top offensive back and senior Jeff Poling as defensive lineman. Senior Doug Adams received the 100 percent award.

Kevin Beckman, Dan Mueller, Scott Schimmoeller and Elaine Erb were special award winners when St. John’s cross country team held its awards banquet. Beckmann and Mueller were named No. 1 runners on the boys team. Schimmoeller was selected No. 2 runner. Erb was honored as the girls No. 1 runner.


50 Years Ago – 1963

For the 18th year, Mrs. John Bruber was elected president of the Ladies Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church Friday night during a meeting held in the church basement. Elected to serve with Mrs. Gruber during 1964 are: vice president, Nora Link; secretary, Mrs. Ray Upperman; assistant secretary, Mrs. Fred Kiggins; treasurer, Mary Brinkman; assistant treasurer, Nancy Stirn; and greeting card chairman, Mrs. John Gudakunst.

Members of the I D Bridge Club met for a luncheon at the Steak House and later played cards at the home of Mrs. Anton Van Autreve, East Fourth Street. First prize was awarded to Philomena Reinemeyer, second to Mrs. Carl Behringer and traveling to Mrs. Edwin Williams.

Jim and Jerry Carder, Delphos St. John’s twin cagers, were elected co-captains of the 1963-64 Blue Jay team Monday evening during a session held in the high school gym. Both Jim and Jerry are veteran cagers, both being regular starters last year, and Jim seeing varsity action during his sophomore year.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Members of Hope Lodge, No. 214, F. and A. M., held their annual election of officers at the Masonic temple Wednesday evening. J. Russell Critchett was named to head the Masonic organization as Worshipful Master for the year of 1939. Other officers named were: Dane Ridenour, senior warden; William Heidlebaugh, junior warden; William R. Loetz, senior deacon; and Harold E. Fosnaught, junior deacon.

The Jefferson High School basketball squad has been working out for the past several days in preparation for their opening game at Union on Nov. 22. To date the squad is composed of the following: C. Thompson, D. Foster, Van Meter, E. Mericle, H. Dunlap, P. Fuller, Seymour, Eversole, Osmun, Link, Miller, Bryan and Ford.

Newell W. Banks of Detroit, one of the world’s greatest exhibition checker players and the world’s greatest blindfold player, gave an exceptional performance Wednesday night at Vogt and Eickholt’s on East Second Street. He played 14 men simultaneously and defeated nine and played five men to draws.


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