One Year Ago
• Delphos swept the Allen County Fair Born and Raised Market Goat competition with Megan Joseph taking Grand Champion and Jenni Ditto taking Reserve Champion. This is the second year in a row 15-year-old Joseph has been Grand Champion in the Allen County Fair Born and Raised Market Goat Competition.
Years Ago — 1987
• Spencerville Bearcat varsity cheerleaders showed the spirit that won them second place in the competition at the fair Wednesday. Cheerleaders are Kay Miller, Holly Miller, Ericka Osting, captain; Mindy Shobe, Jenny Goecke, Kendra Stout, Michelle Andrews, Amy Fair, Jenny Sensabaugh, Amy McMichael, Carla Johnson, Jill Goecke, Daniele Patrick and Jodie Wheeler.
• On Tuesday lady golfers braved cloudy skies and played regular golf in mixed flights. Winners were: first flight-low gross, Marge Morris, low-net Anne Ramsey. Second flight-low gross, Mary Lou Vetter and low net, Alma Good and Lou Ann Wiltsie. Third flight-low gross, Ann Lang and low net, Ruth Wegesin.
• Jim Fredrich of Delphos Future Farmers of America placed in 12 categories in state fair competition. A junior at Jefferson Senior High School, this was his first year for state fair competition. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Friedrich of Delphos.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• John Pitsenbarger has been named chairman of this year’s Delphos Lions Club Pancake Day. The Pancake Day is an annual event, which began in 1959. It will be held this year Nov. 3 at the Franklin School auditorium. Funds raised from the event are used for the Lions Club sight preservation fund. The Lions Club purchases eye glasses for needy children in the community, as well as contributes toward seeing eye dogs, eye research and for eye banks.
• Vincent Ebbeskotte of Delphos, who showed the grand champion market pig at the Allen County Fair last week, won additional honors over the past weekend at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. Ebbeskotte’s entries placed first in the heavy barrow and lightweight pen of three barrow classes and was second in the lightweight barrow division.
• Approximately 50 Explorer Scouts and their families attended a covered dish supper in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hawkey recently in Columbus Grove, at which time John Culp, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Culp, received the Eagles Award in Scouting. The award was made by Sam E. Reick, member of the executive board of Put-Han-Sen of Ottawa.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• A number of local merchants have special window displays that are attracting the interest of fair visitors. Two merchants have extra displays especially for this week. A large fountain and gold fish pond has been built in the window at the Hoelderle Plumbing shop. The Delphos Hardware has one window filled with products of the Delphos Bending Company. These Happyland playthings are attracting considerable attention.
• Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals will appear in person at the New Majestic Theatre in Lima on Sunday and Monday. The Harmonica Rascals have appeared in motion pictures and on the stage and have thrilled audiences everywhere with their masterpieces from the simplest of all musical instruments, the mouth harp.
• Red beet canning is under way at the Macke packing plant on North Main Street. Approximately 50 persons, men and women, are employed in the canning of the beets. This force will be sufficient until tomato canning is started after the red beet season. The force will then be increased to approximately 250 persons.