One Year Ago
• The turnout for the first Marbletown Festival Kid’s Ultimate Cake Challenge drew 55 young pastry chefs and a capacity crowd to Marble Hall at Delphos Wesleyan Church. Adults also competed for Best Decorated, Best Marble and Best Tasting. Brittany Schleeter won Best Decorated; Klara Brinkman was Best Marble and John Diltz won Best Tasting.
25 Years Ago — 1986
• To be part of opening ceremonies of the Pan American Games Saturday in Indianapolis will not only be a “thrilling” experience for a Noblesville Ind., woman, but also her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Westrich of Delphos. Wendy Gerdenich, 19-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrsa. N. G. Gerdenich of Noblesville, will participate as a dancer in opening ceremonies at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Her mother is the former Linda Westrich of Delphos.
• Awards for the state invitational 4-H tractor rodeo were presented to Scott Oberlitner, first, senior, Lincolnview Future Farmers of America; Jim Fredrick, second, senior, Delphos FFA; Jeff Broering, first, junior, St. Henry; Roland Boyer, second, junior, Coshocton. Charles Pohlman was chairman of the tractor driving skills contest.
• The Pirates T-ball tournament winners are Larry Suever, Nathan Metzger, Dale Hempfling, Aaron Hallard, Gavin Sever, Adam Wiltsie, Adam Weber, Kevin Kemper, Travis Hubert, Phil Schurger, Ryan Prine, Matt Hoffman, Benjie Norbeck, Gary Trentman, Chris Trentman, Chris Smith and Donald Hammond.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The women’s auxiliary to Delphos Aerie No. 471, Fraternal Order of Eagles, was instituted Nov. 14, 1948, with 87 names listed on the charter. Instrumental in forming the auxiliary were the late Nina Koenig, who was elected to serve as the first president, and the late Margaret Minnig, the first junior past president.
• The Rev. Joseph I. Schill, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church has announced the Most Rev. George J. Rehring, S.T.D., bishop of Toledo, will bless the new addition to the high school on Aug. 18. The newly constructed addition to the high school building will be known as the St. Charles Wing, named in memory of the patron saint of the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Carl F. Reineck, pastor of the church, and superintendent of its schools at the time the work was begun.
• In a tournament game played Saturday night at Rockford, the Delphos Acme team, behind the four-hit pitching of Jack Koch, blanked Cairo, 7-0. The local team collected nine hits off two Cairo pitchers, and four Cairo errors contributed to the Delphos team’s victory. Prior to the game, Delphos was presented with a league championship trophy.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Ila Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Scott, West Fifth Street, received her degree of Bachelor of Science in Education at the annual August commencement exercises held Friday morning at Bowling Green State University. Among those who received a bachelor of science degree in education was Russell Burget of Spencerville. Grace and Mildred Westenbarger of Fort Jennings were among those who received two-year diplomas in elementary education.
• Coombs Shoe kittenball team defeated Miller’s Opticians Thursday night by a score of 2 to 1 at Waterworks Park. Coombs scored in the second inning on a triple by Powell and a single by Grone. They scored again in the third when Scherger doubled, went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a fly to left field.
• A number of Delphos sportsmen planned to go to Wayne Lakes Park Sunday to be in attendance at the Sportsmen’s Jamboree, one of the biggest events of the season for sportsmen. There will be an all-day program which will include bait and fly casting. A trap and rifle shoot and a muzzle-loading rifle shoot will also be held. Archery will be another attraction. A sporting dog bench show and field trials will also be held.