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Friday, March 01, 2013 1:38 PM

One Year Ago
• For the third consecutive year, the local long-term care facility has been deemed among the best nursing homes in the country. Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best of the Best” nursing homes in Ohio.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• A bunch of jubilant Lady Wildcats and their fans celebrated their first sectional crown Saturday night since the late 1970s. In the first game of the sectional doubleheader, Delphos Jefferson hung on to claim a 44-40 victory over the Crestview Lady Knights. No Jefferson player hit in double digits. Beth Druckemiller led the way with nine, Kim Carmean and Margie Miller added eight each.

• The Ladies Auxiliary to Walterick-Hemme Post 3035 met recently in the post clubrooms. Mary Lou Harmon and Betty Hugel reported on the mid-winter conference held recently in Toledo. The auxiliary will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner March 12. Chairladies are Marge Askins and Denelda Brokamp.

• St. John’s will have three wrestlers, Shawn Kimmet, Mark Musser and Jeremy Wannemacher, in the Division III district tournament this Friday and Saturday at Fostoria. Kimmet took third at 112 pounds, Musser was second at 140 and Wannemacher, third at 160, in the sectional tournament at Montpelier.

50 Years Ago — 1963
• By virtue of her success in St. John’s School preliminary finals, Mary Beth Scherger will compete in the county spelling bee on March 22 in Elida. Runner-up Rebecca Klausing will serve as an alternate for the Elida competition. Jane Say served as announcer and Mrs. Wrocklage and Mrs. Brehmer were judges.

• Two Delphos area men will play important roles in the forthcoming annual convention of Professional Photographers of Ohio, Inc., to be held March 2-5 in Columbus. John R. Hoverman, Hoverman Studio, 433 E. Ninth St., and Oliver S. Lundgren, Kaufman Studio, 622 W. Second St., are among 53 photographers in Ohio who are the first to qualify as “Certified Professional Photographers” under a program launched in 1962.

• The annual Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scout Pack no. 48 was held Feb. 24 in the Little Theater at St. John’s School. Winners of the poster contest were Richard Wannemacher, Michael Warnecke and Richard Heidenescher. Winners of a game played were David Bockey, Daniel Warnecke, Mike Warnecke and Tom Greve.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• Rev. Clarence Swearingen, pastor of the local Methodist church, gave the main address at a Brotherhood meeting held Monday night at Morris Chapel Church. Brotherhood members from Morris Chapel, Delphos, Elida, and other places were in attendance. Addresses were also given by Rev. R. C. Hurley, pastor at Morris Chapel, and Abner Brenneman of Elida.

• Two Delphos teams were successful in their first games in the third annual Junior High school tournament which opened at Columbus Grove Monday. St. John’s Junior High defeated Continental Junior High team by a score of 27 to 15 and Jefferson romped away with a 42 to 4 victory over Crawfis.

• Thomas Jervis of near Rimer, has returned after a visit in Wales. This was Jervis’ first visit home in 17 years. It is interesting that every farm home in Wales has a name. The name of the Jervis home is “Maesmedresiol.” Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jervis came to America in 1921 on their wedding tour and have since resided on a farm near Rimer with their son, John and daughter, Verona Ann.


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