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Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:18 PM

One Year Ago
• Dominic Estrada was honored by the Delphos Optimist Club as the “most improved student.” Estrada is a fifth-grader at Franklin Elementary School. He was presented with a plaque and certificate for a $50 savings bond from Franklin Elementary principal Mark Fuerst and Superintendent Frank Sukup. Estrada is the son of April Estrada and Brent Zerkel.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• After Coach Bob Arnzen’s 600th win was put in the history book at St. John’s gym Friday evening, Blue Jay fans stayed to congratulate him and celebrate the milestone. After a 74-43 win over New Knoxville, he gained his 600th coaching victory. Arnzen gained his 100th victory in 1955, 200th in 1963, 300th in 1970, 400th in 1976 and 500th in 1982.

• Millie Spitnale entertained members of Changing Times League, Ohio Child Conversation League, in her home. JoAnn Liebrecht was co-hostess. President Dolly Haunhorst opened the meeting. Raffle gift donated by Vena Kill and June Korte was won by Syvilla Odenweller.

• Local winners in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest will advance to district competition Feb. 14 at St. John’s gym. Eight local winners in competition held Jan. 16 are: 11-year-olds David Blockberger and Tammy Grothause, 12-year-olds Aaron Fuerst and Jennifer Altenberger, 13-year-olds Eric Schimmoeller and Nancy Wrasman, and 14-year-olds Brent Grothause and Stacy Schimmoeller.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Directors were chosen at the annual meeting of the Delphos Country Club Wednesday night. They are Don Kurtz, Edward Wiecher, Steve Dickman, J. Frank Shumaker, Howard Huysman and Vincent Odenweller. The seventh member of the board of directors is Robert Rozelle, elected for the first time following an appointed position on the board last year.

• Plans have been completed for the 51st Gomer Community Institute to begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Gomer school auditorium. Rev. Frank C. Isaacs of the Congregational Christian Church, will give the invocations for the sessions and Mrs. Amos Long, Jr., president, will extend the welcome.

• The Pilgrim Boosters Class of the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday School held its January meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pavel, Clime Street. A prayer and the singing of a hymn opened the meeting after which Catherine Redmond read Psalm 132. Winifred Teman, directed a Bible drill and Harriet McClurg read a poem.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Extensive plans are being completed for the second annual American Legion banquet which will be held Feb. 3 at the Old Fellow’s Hall. John C. Lloyd has been named as general chairman in charge of the affair by Ed. Murray, commander of the Delphos Post. The banquet will be served by the Rebekah ladies and the program of speeches will follow. The group will then go to the American Legion rooms where dancing and other activities will be enjoyed.

• F. P. Linder, local sportsman, went to Columbus early Tuesday morning to be in attendance at a public hearing being held by the Ohio Conservation Council on proposed changes in regulations regarding the taking of fish, minnows and crayfish this year. Linder took with him petitions bearing signatures of a large number of sportsmen in Delphos and surrounding territory.

• The members of the Tourist Club held a regular meeting Monday evening with Lucile Werner as hostess. The meeting was conducted at the G. F. Kauffman residence on South Main Street. The program was as follows: Roll Call – Ecclesiastes. Group discussion: A Gentle Cynic – Jastrow Compared with Modern Literature of Pessimism – Jane Brotherton, leader. An Old Testament Romance – Mrs. Harry Mills.


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