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|Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:48 PM|
One Year Ago
25 Years Ago – 1988
According to Alfred (Jack) Schimmoeller of Fort Jennings, the gun sitting in front of Fort Jennings Memorial Hall was ordered by American Legion Post 715 in July 1948. Schimmoeller said Ed Biedenharn, service officer at the time, ordered the M-5 anti-tank from Erie Ordinance Depot, LaCarne. The 5,000 pound gun was picked up by Herbert Wieging some time after Sept. 10, 1948.
Carole Wiechart and Eric Gasser, both fifth graders in Fort Jennings Elementary School, were chosen winner and runner-up in the final competition of the school’s civic oration contest. They received trophies and gold pins. Also receiving commemorative pins were four ranking finalists, Heather Odenweller, Kevin Good, Kristi Teman and Brian Schroeder.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The annual inspection of Crescent Temple No. 50, Pythian Sisters was held Tuesday evening in the K of P Hall on West Second Street. A social hour followed the meeting with a dessert luncheon being served at tables decorated with a spring motif. The April committee, consisting of Mrs. Leslie Peltier, Anna Point, Mrs. Paul Harter, Sr., and Mrs. Harold Heiss, was in charge of the lunch.
Forty-six members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary met in regular session Monday evening in the Eagles club rooms. Helen Vance, Dolores Hoffman and Edna Kortokrax gave reports on the zone conference held April 20 and 21 at Mansfield. Gloria Bayman received the door award at the Monday night session and special door awards went to Gertrude Fetzer, Naomi Allemeier and Mayme Vondran.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos Eagles will meet Saturday night in adjourned session to pass upon candidates who will be initiated on Monday night in a local initiation. The class Monday night will be inducted into the organization in honor of Hugh D. Bickel who has been prominent in Eagles work in Delphos for a number of years.
An important social held for the members of the Agenda Class of the Methodist church and their guests was the annual dinner party given at the church Friday evening. During the serving of the dinner, a program of music was provided by Carleton Reed, an accomplished accordionist. Mrs. Howard Sadler, president of the class, offered remarks following the dinner.