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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:05 PM

One Year Ago
• Delphos Jefferson Band students who participated in band and solo ensemble contests at St. Mary’s High School in January included Destiny Thompson, Paige Miller, Kelsey Goodwin, Logan Kimmet, Elizabeth Thompson, Libby Spring, Katie Riordan, Kecia Kramer, Kelli Kramer, Samantha Thitoff, Seth Wollenhaupt, Cassidy Bevington, Brandon Bigalow, Emma Wurst and Tony Wiechart.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary announced winners of the God, Flag and Country Oratory Program. Winners were Peggy Hetrick, daughter of James and Diane Hetrick; Laura Knippen, daughter of Carl and Janet Knippen; and Traci Illyes, daughter of Ron and Rhonda Illyes. The three will advance to district competition to be held April 10 at Delphos Eagles clubrooms, North Main Street.

• Delphos chapter of Ohio Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives won nine awards at the recent state conference for Ohio Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives. Winners were Jim Miller, conservation and corn yield award; Martha Miller, Young Farm Wife Award for Northwest Ohio; Helen Pohlman, community service award; Chuck Hempfling for dairy; Joel Gerdemann for soybean efficience; Charles Pohlman for swine and soybean yields; Mike Pohlman for community service and Mike Miller, area chapter award.

• The sell-out crowd at Friday’s Division IV regional tournament were treated to a heart-stopping barn burner of a game between the state’s No. 1 ranked team, the Kalida Wildcats, and the Fort Recovery Indians. Kalida came through with some clutch foul shooting in the final stanza to claim their 25th victory with no defeats by a 64-61 count.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Gail Young and his son, Keith, both of Spencerville, will open an electrical appliance store in Delphos Friday at 207 W. Second Street. It will be a branch of the Village Electric Store in Spencerville owned and operated by the Youngs. For the present, Jerry Picker of Delphos TV Sales and Service at that same address will manage the branch store.

• Over 250 Delphos and area residents were in attendance at the benefit style show and card party held Tuesday evening in the Franklin Elementary School auditorium. The affair was put on by the members of Phi Delta Sorority to raise funds for its boot and shoe project. Mrs. Howard Sadler served as commentator for the evening and music was furnished by Janet Scherger.

• Fred Dray, son of Harold Dray of Delphos, has been practicing baseball with the varsity team at Ohio State University for the past seven weeks. Although he will not make the trip to Florida with the squad over spring vacation, he will continue to pitch for the team during the spring quarter. Dray is a second year student in the college of engineering at OSU.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Soldiers of the German regular army marched into a nazified Austria today, to consummate one of the most amazing political coups in modern history. Their thick-soled field boots treaded the roads of a foreign country for the first time since 1918. The green-gray uniformed fighters of Germany came at the invitation of a new Austrian Nazi government.

• A special council meeting will be held Monday night for the purpose of considering legislation regarding the construction of a swimming pool, municipal stadium and public comfort station. Plans for the special meeting grew out of a meeting held Wednesday night. At that time a number of citizens met with city officials and WPA officials to discuss the possibilities of Delphos presenting the three projects for approval by the federal government.

• Vera Fair, popular Jefferson High senior, was elected Friday afternoon as Jefferson’s candidate for the honor of being Queen Jubilee during the annual Van Wert Peony Festival in June. The Jefferson School sends a candidate for Peony Queen each year by invitation. It is the only independent school outside of Van Wert that is accorded that honor.


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