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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 8:28 AM

One Year Ago

• Contestants in Ohio Has Talent! At 7 p.m. Saturday at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center will have more to compete for. Besides the $500, $250 and $100 offered in prize money, representatives from the Ohio Idol contest in Columbus will be on-hand to choose a singer to be instantly qualified for its top 100 and a chance to win $10,000 and a recording contract.


25 Years Ago — 1988

• Delphos Knights of Columbus honored local media at a dinner Thursday evening. Among those participating in the program were Lou Hohman, K of C youth community chairman and acting program chairman, Hartman, economic development director with the Van Wert County-City Community Improvement Corporation, Esther Bielawski, manager editor of The Herald, Edmund Wurst, K of C council grand knight, and Joan Suever, reporter with The Herald.

• Mike Williams of St. John’s and Jamey Grogg of Jefferson have been named to the District 8 Division IV first team in voting by district coaches. Joining them on the first team are Tim Utrup of Fort Jennings, Brian Vorst of Kalida, Brett Norris of Crestview, Tim Nichols of Hardin Northern, Chris Mescher of Marion Local, Doug Hartings of Marion Local, Greg Niese of Leipsic and Doug Ruhe of Miller City.

• Fort Jennings Catholic Ladies of Columbia St. Ann’s Council 88 met in the rectory basement with 25 members attending. Delegates and alternates were selected for the June convention. Delegates are Sharon Calvelage, Janet Maenle, Margaret Schimmoeller and Viola Krietemeyer. Alternates are Annette Kahle, Lucille Wallenhorst, Thelma Minnig, Agnes Krietemeyer, Mary Sergeant, Eileen Ostendorf, Kathy McCabe and Alice Swick.


50 Years Ago— 1963

• Two members of Delphos chapter of Future Farmers of America received ratings in the county public speaking contest in Elida Monday night. Charles Plikerd was rated gold in the prepared speech division and Michael Schimmoeller was given bronze in the extemporaneous speech division. Lloyd B. Smith is adviser to the Delphos chapter.

• Today’s Home Demonstration Club met this past week in the home of Mrs. Russell Sickles with the demonstration on Consumer Credit being given by Myra Philpott, Allen County Home Demonstration Agent, Mrs. Ralph Dickrede and Mrs. John Fischer. In a contest held Mrs. Robert Wegesin was most successful.

• Mary Heck was hostess in her home Friday afternoon to the members of the Ladies Bible Class of Trinity Methodist Church. Ten members and one guest, Flora Gallaspie, were present. The session was opened with a short memorial service for two members, the service consisting of a silent prayer and a memorial reading written by Goldie Stopher.


75 Years Ago — 1938

• There was a large attendance of members at a regular meeting of Commemorative Post, No. 268, American Legion which was held Thursday night at their hall. The dance committee has tickets on sale for the dance to be given May 4 at St. John’s auditorium. The proceeds will be used to send Adam Metzger, only surviving Civil War veteran in Delphos, to Gettysburg to participate in the 75th anniversary of the famous battle fought there.

• Zoe Beiler, sister of Ethel Beiler, teacher in the Jefferson High School here, is gaining many honors for her work of art. She is a member of the faculty of North Dakota State Teacher’s College at Dickinson, North Dakota. Miss Beiler recently was awarded all prizes in the oil painting division of the state-wide exhibit sponsored by the Fine Arts Club of Fargo, North Dakota.

• About 50 members of the Jefferson basketball varsity, reserves and junior high teams, members of the faculty and a few invited friends met Thursday night in the home economics department at the Jefferson School for the annual cage banquet. Coach Kurth presented varsity “D” letters to seven seniors of the varsity aggregation. They are Richard Newton, Ronald Ridenour, Neil Leininger, James Deffenbaugh, David Morgan, Omar Erickson and Robert Osting.


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