One Year Ago
• The St. John’s Athletic Boosters recently donated $2,500 to the Delphos Stadium Club for ongoing projects. Athletic Booster Treasurer Julie Rode presented the check to Stadium Club board member John Nomina.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Catholic Ladies of Columbia held their monthly card party at the Knights of Columbus Hall with Florence Trentman and Mildred Schlereth as hostesses. Grocery certificates were won by Helen Pohlman and Mag Klausing; 50-50 winners were Elizabeth DeCurtins, Martha Ardner, Pat Horstman and Dorothy Osting.
• Five Allen County 4-H members are currently attending the 70th Ohio 4-H Congress. Troy Unterbrink is a member of the Bluffton Boys and Girls 4-H Club. Shawn Burden is a member of the Bunny Boosters and the Spencer Township 4-H clubs. Cale Holman is a member of the Allen East Ewes and Rams 4-H Club. Nathan Wannemacher is a member of Delphos Rulers of Tomorrow 4-H Club, and Nic Clementz is a member of the Bunny Boosters and the Perry Club Ribbons 4-H clubs.
• June 24 was a beautiful day to play golf. Poker golf with regular flights was played on the back nine. The following women were winners: first flight, Coletta Wannemacher and Lois Grone, have five 6’s. Second flight: Mary Lou Vetter and Millie Metzger, each had a straight. Third flight: Jo Bandelier had five 7’s and Rita a straight; Mary Lou Menke had low putts with 15.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Over a period of 70 years the National Woman’s Benefit Association, a pioneer among fraternal benefit societies, has paid out more than 118 million dollars in benefits, according to Cecilia Kaverman, present of the local organization. Bina M. West was the founder of the association at Port Huron, Mich., on Oct. 1, 1892.
• Thirty-four Delphos residents and four from the area boarded a chartered bus Monday morning for a trip to New York City and a week’s visit there. The majority of the group were members of the Delphos Kitchen Band Club that has been scheduling an outstanding trip each year for a number of years. Last year the group toured the nation’s capital.
• Forty-two members and guests were present for the husbands’ party sponsored by the Senior Chapter of the Child Conservation League Sunday at the City Recreation Park in north Delphos. The picnic was in the form of a hamburger fry after which the remainder of the evening was spent socially. Hostesses for the affair were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bowersock, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jones and Mr. and Mrs. J. V. DeWeese.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• The Loetz Markets journeyed to Spencerville Thursday night for a game with the kittenball team at that place. Loetz had no trouble in swamping the Spencerville aggregation by a score of 18 to 7. Carmean led in the scoring with four runs. E. Lucas turned in three hits for the evening. Ditto and Matzen chalked up three base hits.
• Delphos will be represented at the National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America which is to be held in Washington, D. C. the latter part of this month. James Mueller will leave Friday evening for Washington. Shawnee Area will be represented by a troop of thirty boys who are now in preparatory camp at Ada. The local young man will not be a member of this troop but will serve as an assistant scoutmaster in the Fourth Regional band.
• The first night of the third annual Methodist Lawn Fete was a complete success according to an announcement made Friday morning by Rev. Joseph C. Richards, pastor of the church. Approximately 350 suppers were served by the Ladies Aid Society. The Delphos Eagles Band, under the direction of W. G. Point, rendered a pleasing concert which was enjoyed by all present.