One Year Ago
• Hometown Christmas began the holiday season Friday night when Father Christmas visited Delphos. Local police and fire departments ushered Santa Claus in with a parade. Carriage rides were offered for adults by Bob Buettner and Weis’ Royal Carriage, while WDOH radio offered cookies, hot chocolate and hot dogs donated by Chief supermarket, Union Bank and Community Health Professionals. Delphos EMS also served a ham and bean soup supper.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• The Delphos Young Farmerwives met recently in the home of Marge Rostorfer. A leadership seminar will be held in Columbus by the Ohio YF-YFW State Council. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Luersman, DeeDee Shelby, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Miller and Mike Miller will represent the Delphos chapter.
• Walterick-Hemme Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3035 met recently in the post clubrooms. The Christmas covered-dish dinner will be Dec. 17. Husbands and friends are invited guests. Chairpersons for the dinner are Gertrude Neal, Alma Minnig, Beverly Spurr and Florence Trentman.
• Jan Thompson, home economist with the Van Wert County extension service, was the first speaker Thursday evening in the Delphos Public Library Lecture Series for 1987-88. Topic of the meeting centered on the theme “food gifts for the holidays.” Thompson demonstrated a variety of food samples and distributed recipe booklets to the women attending.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Tom Nomina, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nomina of Delphos, senior tackle at Miami University, was a second round choice of the Los Angeles Rams at the annual draft of talent conducted Monday in Chicago by the National Football League. He was the first Miami player chosen in the draft. Prior to entering Miami, Nomina was an outstanding lineman at Delphos St. John’s High School.
• Members of Phi Delta Sorority held their annual Christmas dinner party Monday evening at NuMaude’s Restaurant. During a short business session, plans for the annual charity ball, to be held Dec. 29, were discussed. Mrs. James Irey, chairman of the patrons committee, reported that she is receiving excellent response from the merchants.
• Forty-three members were present for the annual Christmas dinner party and meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary held Monday night in the Legion club rooms on State Street. It was announced that Marcelle Mesker will be in charge of the program at the next meeting. Maida Moorman and Gabrielle Van Autreve will be in charge of the lunch for the next meeting.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• With both sides presenting convincing arguments at the Riverside grange debate Thursday evening, the three judges finally decided that the affirmative group’s argumentation was worthy of a higher grade than that presented by the negatives. The following were on the affirmative team: Richard Redd, R. C. Hurley and E. W. Bell. On the negative team were: Russell Jones, A. L. Garman and Floyd Griffin.
• The first issue of the new Delphos Jefferson High School paper was placed on sale Friday. Alma Sanders is editor. No name has been selected for the new paper as yet but the student body will select a name by ballot within the next few weeks. The paper is mimeographed and contains high school news, jokes and pictures.
• Louis E. Fair, master-elect of Hope Lodge No. 214, F. and A. M., and four Past Masters of the local organization were in Mount Blanchard Thursday evening to attend the annual of the Past Masters and Masters-elect of the 17 lodges in the tenth district. Also present were J. V. DeWeese, Alba Burgess, Robert Westervelt and Harold Heitzman.