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Friday, January 25, 2013 2:01 PM

One Year Ago
• Volunteers from the community helped distribute 120 food boxes to 102 household members Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles Lodge as part of community Unity’s “Free Food On Us.” The food, donated by the West Ohio Food Bank, included bread, apples, potatoes and several prepared food items such as potato salad.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Northwest Ohio Chapter of March of Dimes is holding its 38th annual Mothers March on Birth Defects Jan. 24 to Feb. 1. Future Homemakers of America members at Delphos Jefferson High School will be helping collect in Delphos. Ryan McClure, FHA president; FHA members Gary Guthrie, John Marihugh, Marianne Kroeger; Kay Thompson, community chairman; and Lori Jettinghoff, chairman of the FFA March of Dimes drive, are among those participating in the drive. Joyce Larimore is FHA advisor.

• New officers were elected at the organizational meeting of Putnam County District Library Board of Trustees. New president is James Baxter from Pandora, succeeding Alice Wilson, who led the board throughout the library construction project. The new vice president is Alice Evans from Columbus Grove, and the new secretary is Ethel Perrin of Ottoville.

• A change in defense proved a cure-all for St. John’s in the second half Saturday night at Van Wert. After trailing by eight at half-time, the Blue Jays took the lead at the close of the third quarter and then chalked up a 59-52 win. The six players used were 5-11 Doug Eggeman, 6-3 Mike Williams, 5-9 Duane Grothause, 6-1 Doug Etgen, 5-10 Mike Schlereth and 5-11 Curt Mager.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Larry Holtkamp, county agent of Van Wert County, was the speaker at the Delphos Rotary meeting Wednesday noon at NuMaude’s Restaurant. The speaker was introduced by Vincent Metzner, program chairman for the day. The main text of the speaker’s talk was on services given farmers and city residents by the county extension offices.

• Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega national sorority met Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Dean Mollenkopf, Jennings Street. Prior to the business meeting Mrs. Kenneth Buettner was formally initiated into the chapter. The main topic of the meeting was the completion of plans for the Sweetheart Ball to be held Feb. 9 at the K of C Hall.

• Members of the 1917 Club met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Virgil Buchanan on West Fourth Street, with Mrs. W. H. Rinehart as hostess. In contests prizes went to Mary Feathers, Anna Metcalfe, Mrs. O. J. Truesdale, Mrs. Harry Ash and Mrs. Paul Harter, Sr.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• The Delphos Jefferson Red and White Archers once again turned back the Van Wert Cougar cagers in a regulation practice game in the Van Wert gymnasium by the score of 27 to 22. Coming from behind the locals got steamed up enough in the last quarter to make it a victory as Ridenour and Morgan chalked up eight markers between them, while the local archers again came through to check the Cougars with a long field goal as the game ended.

• A Jersey herd owned by Evan J. Morgan of Venedocia, was highest in fat production of all herds listed in the December report of the Paulding-Van Wert-Mercer Dairy Herd Improvement Association just released. The high herd had a production record average of 37 pounds.

• Two Delphos young men, students at Ohio State University at Columbus, were making records in scholarships according to a bulletin from the University. Yale B. Gressel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Gressel, freshman in the college of engineering, made a grade of “B” or better during the autumn quarter. Albert J. Brandehoff, son of Anna Brandehoff, student in the college of veterinary medicine, also made a point average of “B” or better.


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