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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:47 PM

One Year Ago
• Every day, hunger kills as many as 11,000 kids under age 5. The junior- and high-school youth groups at Trinity United Methodist Church decided to see what it feels like to be hungry during the 30-Hour Famine hosted at the church Saturday and Sunday. The fast was broken with a pasta dinner on Sunday.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• Michelle Buettner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stevan A. Buettner of Delphos, is a member of the Ohio Northern University Singers, who are performing in Europe through March 6. The group is performing in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Heidelberg Cathedral in Germany, St. Margaret’s Church, London and in Lucerne, Switzerland.

• The Kalida High School Yearbook Club will be holding its annual arts and craft fair March 12 in the Kalida High School gymnasium and hall. Over 40 exhibitors will be displaying crafts. Displaying some of the crafts were Amy Buss, Michele Averesch, Nancy Foppe, Marci Bendele, Dorraine Brinkman, Jackie Selhorst and Dawn Miller.

• Girl Scouts from Fort Jennings and Ottoville recently camped over night at Fort Jennings Grade School. One hundred eleven girls participated in the planned activities. Chairpersons for the event were Mary Jean Schweller and Marilyn Metzger, assisted by other leaders from the two towns.

50 Years Ago — 1963
• Starting Friday morning, nationwide Direct Distance Dialing will become a reality for telephone subscribers in Delphos and Venedocia. People in these areas will be able to pick up their telephone receivers when they awake Friday morning and dial direct to some 66 million other telephones in most parts of the United States and in Canada.

• Mary Ellen Dancer was hostess to the members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church Tuesday evening in her home on Hudson Street. Prayers were offered by Emely Rupert, Beatrice Patton, Dorothy Miller, Theola Wilcox and Emma Gould. The next meeting will be at the home of Eleanor Rostorfer.

• Mrs. Andy Altenburger entertained the Pinochle Club in her home Friday evening with first award going to Mrs. Albert Ruen, second and travelers to Mrs. Joseph Honigford and consolation to Mrs. Elmer Schmitt. Mrs. Altenburger served a lunch to her guests at the close of the evening.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• Plans for extensive improvements to make in the already large and well-equipped Myers Cleaners Plant were announced at a social gathering held Friday night at the plant of the company. Charles Myers has purchased the Mox building, which is immediately south of the present plant on North Main Street. Myers plans to use the lower floor for fur storage and build a large vault at the back of the building.

• The Men’s Brotherhood of the Methodist Church were entertained Friday night at the parsonage by Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Swearingen. The organization voted to give $5 to Troop Two Boy Scouts. This troop is sponsored by the M. E. Brotherhood. A symposium on “The Meaning of the Church” was given by four men, Thomas B. Snow, Richard Redd, Robert Rozelle and Homer Nihiser.

• The annual Girl Reserve dance was held Friday night at Jefferson auditorium. A floor show was presented with Robert Lindemann acting as master of ceremonies. Numbers on the program were: Margaret Weger, tap dance, Gloria Anspaugh, tap dance, Mary Jane Meads, solo, Mary Pollock, reading, Ruth Drury and Donnabell Stemen, dance.


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