One Year Ago
• Marbletown Festival Committee members have added a cornhole tournament and time capsule to the fifth annual celebration set Aug. 7 at Garfield Park. “Gig” Kimmett has stepped forward to run the cornhole tournament and has suggested Marbletown boards be made as prizes.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• James E. Miller, Young Farmers Association member and Jim Fredrich, Delphos Future Farmers of America member were recently honored at a banquet in Kankakee, Ill. Miller was a first-place winner in the Custom Farm Seed Rows to Riches contest in corn production. Fredrich was a first place winner in CFS’s national soybean yield contest.
• St. John’s boys are rated 11th in the final week of balloting for the United Press International Ohio High School Board of Coaches Class A ratings. The Blue Jays, 16-5, received 27 points. Fort Jennings made its first appearance in the poll finishing in a tie with the Convoy Crestview for 17th.
• Lincolnview Future Farmers of America lost their first game in three seasons in overtime against Crestview 47-45 and then bounced back to whip Paulding 98-79 in the bi-county FFA tournament. High scorers for Lincolnview in the Crestview game were Troy Kraner with 12 and Mike Patterson with 11. In the consolation game Brian Schaffner scored 32, Patterson 19 and Kraner 17.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The major degree of the Knights of Columbus organization will be conferred on a class of candidates here Sunday afternoon in the council club rooms on Elida Avenue. Grand Knight Donald Gerdeman has announced that the class will be named the Father Thomas Kuhn Class, honoring the local chaplain of the order.
• Ticket sales for the Friends of Music of Northwest Ohio 1962-63 series are being conducted now and will continue here until March 13. Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Powell are chairmen for Delphos and vicinity. They are being assisted by Mr. and Mrs. John Horine and Mr. and Mrs. David Zoll.
• Mrs. Richard Heidenescher entertained the members of the Gaytimers Club Monday evening in her home on North West Street. Games were played with high honor going to Mary Landwher, second to Mrs. Richard Shirack and third to Mrs. Irvin Patton. The next meeting is scheduled for April 20 at the home of Mrs. Waldo Baker on East Fourth Street.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• A former Delphos man, R. R. Patterson, lost a valuable beagle hound as the result of an epidemic of dog poisoning at Van Wert. The dog died from a dose of strychnine before aid could be administered. Van Wert police are attempting to find the persons responsible for the poisoning. Patterson’s dog was the fifth victim to die within the past week.
• The Delphos Eagles basketball team went down to defeat Thursday night in a game played at the Hoaglin-Jackson Centralized School with the Van Wert Lincos providing the opposition. The score was 23 to 16. The game was played as a preliminary to the Ottoville Merchant-Toledo Brown Bomber game.
• A change has been made in the management of the Delphos Appliance Company. H. Reasoner has come to Delphos from Bryan and has taken charge of this local business which is located in the Lang Building at 111 N. Main St. Mr. and Mrs. Reasoner have moved to Delphos and are residing in the Baxter home, Canal Street.