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Friday, April 19, 2013 11:46 AM

One Year Ago
St. John’s Elementary School third-graders in Teresa Recker’s class are filming “Inside a Barn in the Country.” Students used puppets purchased with MAC Grant funds several years ago. Librarians Jean Mueller and Karen Densel assisted with the production.

25 Years Ago – 1988
More than 100 of Allen County’s outstanding graduating seniors will be recognized for their scholastic achievements April 20 at an academic excellence dinner. Delphos students being honored include Mark Downey, Angie Gonyea, Angie Moore, Deana Schmersal and Kent Wiechart from Jefferson Senior High School; and Kathy Keipper, Cyndi Kortokrax, Mike Schlereth, Jeff Schwinnen and Diane Suever from St. John’s High School.

Senior pitcher Brian Heitz picked up the win and belted his team’s first home run of the season as St. John’s beat Antwerp Monday 7-4 at Stadium Park. Brent Reidenbach was the only Blue Jay with more than one hit as he went 2-for-3. Randy Mueller and Scott Schulte had two RBIs each.

Delphos Future Farmers of America member Doug Eggeman showed third-grader Kim Keyton, a student at Franklin Elementary School, how to milk a cow at Tom Hempfling’s dairy farm. Third-graders from St. John’s, Landeck and Franklin elementary schools visited area farms Monday, with Delphos FFA members giving farm tours and demonstrating various farm procedures used to make food.

50 Years Ago – 1963
Twenty-six members of the Delphos United Presbyterian Women’s Organization attended a tea given by the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization of the Venedocia Salem Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening. The program opened with group singing and a welcome by the president of the host organization. Mrs. Daniel Foster gave devotions.

The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats knocked pre-tournament favorite Gomer out of the Allen County baseball tourney Thursday, 4-3. Jack Koch went all the way for the local team. Gomer drew first blood, but Coach Cal Fox’s Wildcats came back with two in the second inning. In the third Gomer scored two more then came the fourth in which Gerald Lindeman had his double with a man on first and Dick Richardson singled both runs home.

Robert Morris night was observed at the regular meeting of Delphos Chapter No. 26 of the Eastern Star held Thursday night at the Masionic Temple. Morris, who organized the first Order Star, gave the five points of the star names of women of the Bible. The story was stirringly narrated by Mrs. Dane Ridenour.

75 Years Ago – 1938
The 13th in a series of 15 visual education movies was given at the Ottoville gym Tuesday for the students of the school. Tuesday’s showings included the following: Rip Van Winkle, Cheeka’s Home, Wanderers of the Arabian Desert, Baby Song Birds at Meal Time, Simple Machine and Behaviour of Light.

Mrs. H. F. Buckhholtz reviewed “England of Song and Story” Monday evening at the regular meeting of the Ella Huber Delphian Chapter held at the home of Mrs. George Helmkamp, North Clay Street. The lesson on “Westminster Abbey” was given by Mrs. T. P. Critchfield.

Walterick-Hemme Post No. 3035, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will meet in regular sesson April 21. The post will formally open their new canteen at this time. The canteen is situated in the new VFW rooms in the Imber Building on East Fourth Street. It is planned to have a speaker on the program for this affair.


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