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Friday, February 15, 2013 1:49 PM

One Year Ago
• The Delphos Museum of Postal History will unveil its new look Sunday during its Gala Opening Reception. Gary Levitt is excited to show off the hard work of the many community volunteers and new items donated to the museum. The Delphos Area Art Guild, headquartered in the Second Floor Gallery of the museum, has contributed greatly to the new look of the museum.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Twenty-four members attended the February meeting of Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 84. President Janet Siefker opened the meeting. Mildred Kroeger and Velma Wehri won the door prizes. Rita Miller and Gert Ernst won the money drawing. Eighteen members won Valentine hearts made by Sophie Hugel.

• Bowling Green State University women had little trouble with Toledo as they polished off the Rockets 88-57 in a Mid-American Conference game Saturday at Bowling Green. Convoy Crestview graduate Jackie Motycka scored 26 points in just 27 minutes. St. John’s graduate Traci Gorman, making her eighth straight start, scored 10 points in 27 minutes.

• Ann Helmkamp was one of many volunteers who served at the appreciation tea for nursing home volunteers held Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Rev. Alan Brown, John Horine, Elmer Helmkamp and Edna Jane Sadler are trustees of the Dienstberger Foundation. The activities departments of Delphos Memorial Home and Sarah Jane Chambers Geriatric Center sponsored the tea.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Over 200 members and guests of the Delphos Parent-Teacher Association heard Easter Straker tell about her recent trip to Moscow during a meeting Thursday night in the Franklin School. Miss Straker spoke following the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 65 and the invocation which was given by the Rev. Fred Zangmeister, pastor of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church.

• Mrs. Robert Christy was hostess to the members of the Sorosis Study Club Thursday afternoon in her home on East Third Street. Patriotism was the subject for roll call responses and Mrs. Walter Clark’s program topic was “America’s World Affairs.” Mrs. Robert Berry was also on the program and used as her topic “The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings.”

• Mrs. Richard Shirack, chairman of ticket sales for the Green Thumb Garden Club library benefit card party, has announced that tickets are available to the general public from all members of the garden club. Mrs. Shirack with her committee, Mrs. Robert Fisk, Mrs. Leslie Peltier, Mrs. Harry Mills and Mrs. Donald May, have distributed tickets to as many clubs as they could contact and to the men’s service clubs.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• There was a large attendance Monday night when Delphos Aerie of Eagles initiated a class of three candidates. Monday night marked the completion of the first round in the Worthy President class membership drive. Joseph Ostendorf and Frank Holden made their reports of candidates signed.

• St. John’s varsity won easily Monday night in a contest with the Ottawa Sts. Peter and Paul’s team at St. John’s auditorium, the final score being 35 to 11. Grothouse was going strong for Delphos, dropping four through the rim in the opening quarter. A free throw by Kemper, three field goals by Grothouse and a fielder by Klausing in the second period increased the Delphos count to 17 and a free throw by Imm and a fielder by Bruskoetter made it 17 to 3 at the half. The Blue and Gold continued to score in the third and fourth quarter for a final score of 35 to 11.

• A number of members of the Delphos Methodist Epworth League attended classes at the Ada Institute. Those in attendance from Delphos were: Betty Dell Curry, Vera McClure, Betty Knepper, Mary Alice Feathers, Herbert Dunlap, Dale Van Meter, Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Swearingen and son, Harry, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Curry and daughter, Marietta.


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