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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:05 AM

One Year Ago

• Nearly everywhere one looks, one will find signs, logos, decals and letterheads. People rarely consider the work and thought that goes into them or the designer who creates them. Lance Brown is one such designer. Along with his wife Annette, Brown runs Mushroom Plant Graphics, a graphic design company that puts original work on everything from labels to tankers.


25 Years Ago — 1988

• God, Flag and Country winners from Middle School are Traci Illyes, winner in the 14-15 age group; Laura Knippen, winner in the 12-13 age group; Kim Brunk, runner-up in the 14-15 age group; Kristi Poling, runner-up in the 12-13 age group; Peggy Hetrick, winner in the 10-11 age group; and Sarah Kesler, runner-up in the 10-11 age group. The winners will compete March 6 at the Eagles hall.

• Five members of Delphos Gymnastics Academy qualified for the U.S. Gymnastics Federation Class IV state championships. Competition will be Feb. 6-7 at Tri-County Gymnastics, Cincinnati. Qualifying with scores of 28 or better were Georgia Vernon, Erika Reinemeyer, Denise Weinandy, Shawna Hurless and Amy Baker.

• Eighteen members attended the potluck dinner of Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia. President Norma Ditto opened the meeting with prayer and salute to the flag. She installed new officers and President-elect Janet Siefker took over the meeting. Lena Miller, Rita Miller, Rosella Kill and Janet Siefker had perfect attendance in 1987. They received a CL of C pin.


50 Years Ago — 1963

• The Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce named Jack Myers outstanding boss of the year and Gene Laudick as recipient of the distinguished service award at the annual Bosses Night banquet held Monday night in the Jaycee club rooms. Certificates of appreciation were given George Grothous, E. E. Sheeter, The Commercial Bank and Roger Hoverman.

• MSgt. Bob Howlett, son of Mrs. Glen Clark of Delphos, who is stationed at Lowry AFB, Colo., will compete in the Air Force worldwide badminton tournament at Dyess AFB, Texas, in May. He has been competing in badminton play since 1957 and has won more than 20 trophies during that time.

• Initiatory work was exemplified by members of the Delphos Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary’s drill and degree teams Monday night during a regular meeting of the auxiliary in the Eagles club rooms. Special door awards went to Sharon Fishbach, Catherine Huguenard and Sadie Baumgarte.


75 Years Ago — 1938

• An exhibition of the art of checker playing was given Thursday night at Vogt and Eickholt’s on East Second Street. Perry Gray of Rushmore, one of the outstanding checker players in the state was present. He played a total of over 40 games without defeat although one game ended in a draw. Gray played four games simultaneously, part of the time blindfolded.

• All members of the Allen County Agriculture Society are urged to attend a meeting of the society to be held at Kurber’s Store Saturday night. Plans are already under way, according to Art O. Wulfhorst, fair board secretary, for the 1938 Delphos Fair. The fair board feels that the free acts last year were not up to the usual standard and hope that by securing acts at an early date, choice entertainment can be provided.

• Members of the Jefferson junior high school conducted an assembly program Friday afternoon. Two songs were sung by a group of seventh- and eighth-grade students under the direction of Miss Geary, instructor of junior high school music. A talk on athletics was given under the sponsorship of Frank Kurth, Jefferson coach.


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