|It was new then - Dec. 11, 2012|
|Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:50 AM|
One Year Ago
• Plans for a motorcycle rally and expo at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds in 2012 are continuing on schedule. The first Rally in the Corn is planned for June 14-17, and the promoter, C. J. Van Wart, is excited at how well the event is taking place.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• The third grade at Franklin Elementary School will present a play, “The North Pole Goes Rock and Roll,” at 7 p.m. Thursday following the Parent-Teacher Organization meeting. Some cast members are Rick Clemnetz, Brianne Carder and Robbie Shaeffer. Third grade teachers are Pat Weger, Elaine Sommers and Nancy Sakemiller. Musical director is Ankara Utrup.
• American Legion Post 715, Fort Jennings, presented Ottoville Emergency Services with a check for $450. The money, earned from the recent Legion benefit breakfast, will go toward the purchase of a blood pressure-pulse monitor. Taking part in the presentation were Legion member Ken Miller, EMS Chief Carol Hilvers, EMS Assistant Chief Mary Ann Beining and Post 715 Commander George Hellman.
• St. John’s Lady Blue Jays collected their first win of the young season with a 60-43 victory over the Van Wert Cougars Tuesday evening. The last eight minutes of play belonged to the blue and gold from St. John’s as they put 16 points in the scorebook to the Cougars’ 12. Junior center Sue Klausing found the range as she banked three fielders off the glass and connected on two from the line.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• “The Magi’s Gifts” will be the title of the annual Christmas operetta presented by the elementary classes of Ottoville on Dec. 16 in the school gym. The cast of characters includes Patty Herman, Darrell Alt, Cathy Beining, Cecelia Miller, Ruth Schlagbaum, Teddy Horstman, Russ Schlagbaum, Susan Warnecke, Tom Archdeacon and Ronald Kaufman.
• The Star Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church met Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Lowell Jenkins. Mrs. Fred Kiggins read the Christmas Story, taken from the second chapter of Luke. Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. James Cross sang a duet followed by a reading presented by Mrs. Guthrie. Mrs. Don Jacomet, Sr., presented a poem and Becky Cross then sang “Sleep Baby Sleep.”
• Over 150 members of the Ottoville Altar-Rosary Society met in the parish hall this past week for the society’s annual Christmas meeting and social. Games and contests were held with special prizes going to Veronica Hilvers, the eldest member present, to Mrs. Dennis Miller, the youngest, and the attendance award to Margaret Turnwald.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Announcement has been received that a Magic Show Coach for the RCA will come to Delphos on Dec. 13. It will be located in front of the store of J-W Paint and Appliance Store, on North Main Street, opposite the post office. Invitations have been extended by Messrs. Westrich and Jones of the J-W Store to the classes of the two local high schools to visit the coach and science classes and other high school pupils will be given opportunity to see the exhibits and demonstrations.
• The Delphos Band Parents Association will meet Monday night at Jefferson School. The Band Parents are now conducting their annual rummage sale in the Imber building on East Fourth Street. The proceeds of the sale will be used for a worthy project, that of assisting the Delphos Jefferson High School band. Through the efforts of the organization, new uniforms were purchased last year.
• Commemorative Post No. 268 Delphos American Legion and the federal government have combined forces in Delphos to aid Santa Claus in providing toys for children of families on the city relief records. The work of repairing and repainting toys and the manufacturing of new ones is being carried on in the city building. The government is providing WPA labor and the Legion is furnishing the financial aid in purchasing the needed materials. George Rupert the toys will be distributed in Delphos by members of the American Legion post.