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Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:34 PM

One Year Ago
• Frank Wellmann of the Lima Kiwanis Club delivered trees to Delphos elementary schools Wednesday. Groups of students at Franklin, St. John’s and Landeck elementaries were gathered to help him unload. Every year, the trees are delivered to every first-and third-grade student in Allen County from a trust set up many years ago for the annual donation.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• An Ottoville student and two Delphos students were winners in the district God, Flag and Country oratorical competition at Eagles lodge. Rick Altenburger of Ottoville was winner in the age 10-11 category, Laura Knippen in the 12-13 category and Tracey Illyes in the 14-15 age group. The three winners will advance to zone competition April 16 in Toledo.

• St. John’s held its awards dinner for the boys basketball team Sunday evening. Senior forward Mike Williams was recognized for joining a select club of St. John’s players who have scored 1,000 points. He finished his high school career with 1,106 points. Williams was also recognized for having the highest free-throw percentage (77) among varsity players.

• Ottoville took a double-header from Fort Recovery 5-1 and 10-3 Saturday at Fort Recovery. Brian Miller went the distance and picked up the win for Ottoville in the first game. Tony Langhals had a hit for three RBI. In the second game Dean Kuhlman went the distance for the win.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Cub Scout 48 of Delphos held its annual Pinewood Derby Sunday evening in the Little Theater of St. John’s School. This is a father-son effort. In this year’s event there were 25 racers entered. Danny German won the first place and Ricky Wannemacher took second place. The award for the best designed racer went to Ricky Heidenescher.

• Court Delphos, No. 707, Catholic Daughters of America has announced the winners in its 1963 poetry contest, the awards being made by the Rev. Thomas W. Kuhn, principal, during an assembly program this week. First place in Division 1 went to James Luersman, grade five; first in Division II went to Mary Cross, grade 9, and first in Division went to Sharon Haunhorst, grade 10.

• Four students from Jefferson and St. John’s high schools were the speakers for the Rotary meeting Wednesday noon at NuMaude’s. All four had attended the World Affairs Institute at Cincinnati last Friday and Saturday. Telling of their experiences were Jack Wiechart, Bill Doyle, Joyce Lindeman and Gale Miller.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Over 300 representatives of Eagles Aeries in the 17th District were in Delphos Sunday afternoon in attendance at a district initiation. The initiation was held following a street parade. The class was initiated in honor of the veteran members of the Delphos Aerie. There are 77 members of the local aerie that have been members of the organization for a period of 20 years or more.

• Walter Laufer, members of the State Conservation Department, will be the speaker at the regular weekly Kiwanis meting to be held Tuesday evening at the Beckman Hotel. The Kiwanis Club is extending an invitation to all Delphos sportsmen to attend the meeting.

• Jefferson students took top honors in the general scholarship contest which is held annually in Van Wert County. Six students from Jefferson who competed were Richard Newton, Mary Alice Fethers, Ronald Ridenour, Peter Etzkorn and Luke Rahrig. Of the 73 students who took the tests, Richard Newton received the highest score.


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