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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:28 PM

One Year Ago

• The former City Feed building was demolished Friday. The building sat empty after owner Terry Odenweller’s retirement in October 2010. He inherited the business from his father, Vince, who started it in about 1930. The building had been built in 1909 as a creamery. The elder Odenweller turned it into an agriculture business grinding feed, buying grain and clover seed.


25 Years Ago — 1988

•  Forty years ago an assignment to Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska, was thought to be the end of the road for people in the military. However, for Air Force Airman 1st Class David C. Meyer, a native of Columbus Grove, the news to serve at Shemya Air Force Base on the island of Shemya was far from unwelcome. “I wanted to go to Shemya when I got my orders,” said Meyer, 21, son of Dolores Meyer of Columbus Grove.

• Cindy Houdeshell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Houdeshell of Delphos, and a tenth grader at Jefferson High School, was named a state winner in the Americanism test sponsored by the American Legion, Cindy, along with 18 other state winners will take an all-expense paid trip March 18-25 to Gettysburg, Williamsburg and Washington, D.C.

• Ken Miller of Jonesco Elevator, Venedocia, said the local Kent Feeds dealer is offering free bus rides to tri-county farmers to attend the World Pork Expo June 12-14 in Des Moines, Iowa. He said persons wanting to attend the pork expo will be picked up June 12 at the Lima Mall.


50 Years Ago — 1963

• Rex Bowersock of the Delphos Young Farmers Association has been elected to a two-year term on the State Young Farmer Council. The Delphos chapter of the YFA also received a gold rating. Robert McBride, adviser to the local chapter, presented district young farmer awards at the conference.

• The Ohio Science Education Association, a department of the Ohio Education Association, held its first recognition dinner in Columbus this past week for outstanding science students from high schools throughout the state. Three St. John’s students, top-ranked in their science classes, Joyce Welch, a senior, Jacquelyn Geddings and Carl Heitz, juniors, accompanied by two faculty members, were in attendance.

• Forty-four members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary were present at Monday night’s meeting held in the Eagles club rooms. Delegates to the zone conference at Mansfield were chosen as follows:  Dee Huffman, Helen Vance, Edna Kortokrax. Alternates are Jeanne Stegeman, Vala Pavel and Ruth Coffee.


75 Years Ago — 1938

• Delphos checker players and those interested in the game will have a rare opportunity on March 3 to see one of the world’s most famous checker players in action. On that date Newell W. Banks of Detroit, will give an exhibition at Vogt and Eickholt’s on East Second Street. Perry Gray, one of the outstanding players in Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.

• Seven Jefferson High School band members have been selected as members of the district clinic band which will play at Bowling Green on March. Mary Alice Fethers was selected to play the alto clarinet in the A band. The six other members selected will play in the B band. They are Thelma Werner, E flat clarinet; Alma Sanders and Helen Fettig, B flat clarinets; Lois Long, trombone; Don Wiedeman, trumpet; and Clark Thompson, tenor saxophone.

• Rev. C. A. Ford, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, corner of Clime and Bredeick streets, announced that work will be started again on Monday in demolishing the Birkmeier building at Canal and Second streets. The material is being removed to South Delphos to be used in the erection of a new church.


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