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Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:02 PM

One Year Ago
• The Franklin Elementary School Staff Relay For Life Team held a recent fundraiser at the school. Students bought ornaments for 50 cents each in honor of current pets or in memory of pets that have passed away. The ornaments were hung on a tree in the school lobby.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• The Pirates of Mendon-Union came aboard the home ship of the St. John Blue Jays Friday evening and were forced to retreat after 32 minutes of action on the bottom side of a 91-60 score. While all Jays scored in the contest, five were in twin figures. They were Brian Heitz with 16; Mike Williams with 15; Steve Jettinghoff coming off the bench with 14; and Doug Etgen and Curt Mager with 10 each.

• Rhonda Wreede has recently graduated from Bowling Green University. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Wreede of Delphos. While in college Rhonda completed her studies in the field of executive secretarial and received an associate degree in applied business.

• Holding the Ada Bulldogs to just 17 first half points Friday night, the Jefferson Wildcats stormed out to a 36-17 halftime lead then proceeded to slow things down during the second half, as they went on to post a 60-46 Northwest Conference win over visiting Ada. Leading scorer for the Wildcats was Jamey Grogg with 21 points. Jason Huysman added 16 points.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Today’s Home Demonstration Club met this week at the home of Mrs. Joseph Liebrecht, with Mrs. Minor Truesdale as co-hostess. It was announced that those who wish to enter the Dairy Contest on “Salads” should send their recipe to Myra Philpott, County Extension Agent. The next meeting will be March 20 at the home of Mrs. Russell Sickles with Mrs. Richard Renner as co-hostess.

• Delphos St. John’s Junior High cagers defeated Lincolnview South Wednesday night 51-44, in the semi-finals of the Van Wert County Junior High tourney at Middle Point, to advance to the Saturday afternoon tourney finals. The St. John’s cagers were paced by Mike Manore, who led the scoring field with 22 points. Mike Clark contributed 11 to the local cause and Guy Huysman had 10 points.

• “Club Tuesday” members met Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Donald Altenburger in Ottoville. In games played, honors went to Mrs. Ronald Kuhn and Mrs. Gary Myers. At the close of the evening, Mrs. Altenburger served refreshments in keeping with the Valentine season theme. The next meeting will be March 12 at the home of Mrs. James Falke.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• A former Delphos resident was pictured in a recent rotogravure section of the Detroit News. Mrs. Davies of Detroit, the  former  Velma  Raabe  of  this  city,  was  photographed as she was going about her duties in that city. Mrs. Davis is the  daughter  of Mary  Swift and  is  a graduate  of Jefferson High School and also graduated from the School of Nursing, Fort Hospital, Detroit.

• A group of sportsmen in Delphos and vicinity headed by F.  P.  Linder  are  doing  their  share in restocking the fields in this area with rabbits and pheasants. Thirty-eight Missouri rabbits were distributed by farmers in this community on Saturday. Thirty-two pheasants have been placed in fields near Delphos and eight cock birds are being held and will be released soon.

• An impressive candlelight service, given under the auspices of the members of the Christian Endeavor Society, was conducted at the Presbyterian Church Sunday evening. Preceding the service there was a fifteen-minute prelude played by Mary Sneary, pianist. Margaret Furrell presented a reading and prayer was led by Robert Gee. Betty Jane Lloyd is president of the Christian Endeavor Society.


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