|It Was News Then|
|Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:04 PM|
One Year Ago
25 Years Ago – 1988
• Westrich’s Furniture and Appliance Store, 203 N. Main St., is expanding its warehouse facility at 1105 Elida Ave. by 9,000 square. This is the third expansion of the original warehouse since it was built about three years ago. Jack Westrich said after the patio and summer furniture season is over, the warehouse display area will be used to show other merchandise, such as appliances.
• Jefferson made certain Friday night there was not a repeat performance of their first meeting with Spencerville by outscoring the Bearcats 21-10 in the final quarter and win going away 73-52. The five Jefferson starters hit in double figures led by Jamey Grogg with 21. Ryan McClure hit for 14, Jason Huysman and Mike Minnig 12 each and Jon Boggs 10.
50 Years Ago – 1963
• A Lions Club project in Elida is providing the village youngsters with many enjoyable and wholesome hours of sport this winter. In September the Elida club began the planning for an outdoor ice-skating rink for the village. Community cooperation made the project a reality by the time the ice-skating season began. The Elida Evangelical United Brethren Church gave permission for the rink to be constructed on the site of its future building plot on Sunnydale Avenue.
• Dr. Walter Wolery addressed the Delphos Rotarians on the program made in combating polio at their meeting Wednesday in NuMaude’s. He was introduced by Mel Westrich in the absence of Robert Berry, who was program chairman for the day. Guests included Jack Rozelle and Willy Vasquez, Jefferson seniors; Rotarians Henry Prior, Van Wert, Art Hamilton, Marion, and Bob Comins, Dayton.
• Sue Wallace was hostess to the “Nifty Sixties” Club recently for the club’s monthly meeting. In games played, the prize went to Judy Adams and Nedra Irick’s name was selected for the hot seat prize. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 19, at the home of Janet Feathers.
75 Years Ago – 1938
• An excellent attendance marked the initiation held Sunday afternoon in the Eagles hall. A class of 14 candidates were reported with the Delphos degree team and ritualistic officers in charge. During the meeting President Al. Huysman presented past worthy president buttons to six past worthy presidents in attendance. Those receiving buttons were Alex Shenk, Frank Bowers, D. G. Gengler, Max Planer, Clarence Hoelderle and J. Carl Stopher.
• The annual card party held at St. John’s auditorium Sunday evening under the sponsorship of the Altar Society was well attended. The following received the awards: five-hundred, Mrs. Joseph Auer and Carl Lindeman; bunco, Ruth Warnecke and Cletus Hickey; pinochle, Mrs. William Noonan and Joseph Lehry; bridge, Mrs. Harold Remlinger and Alfred Weisgerber; and euchre, Mrs. Elwer and James Elwer.