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Friday, April 26, 2013 12:32 PM

One Year Ago
Tom Grothous, a member of the Delphos Optimist Club, gave a presentation on his recent trip to Australia and New Zealand to his fellow Optimist members. He shared pictures, stories and other memorabilia. Grothous is also Dean-college of technologies at UNOH and “Mr. Wheels” on the call-in “all about your car” radio program on WIMA on Saturday mornings.

25 Years Ago – 1988
Changing Times League of Ohio Child Conservation League held installation of officers at the home of Diane Mueller. New officers for 1988-89 are president, June Korte; vice president, Mary Ellen Hemker; secretary, Alice Davey; treasurer, LaVera Hanf; and reporter, Alice Arnzen. Raffle gift won by Diane Mueller was donated by Marilyn Wagner and Gwen Rohrbacher.

Catholic Ladies of Columbia held their monthly card party at the Knight of Columbus Hall with Ruth Eickholt and Edna Baldauf as chairladies. Winners in euchre were Catherine Miller and Bea Osting; pinochle, Rose Deitering and Gertie Schwertner; grocery certificates, Octavia Grone, Dottie Grothouse, 50-50, Esther Jostpille, Leona Berelsman, Ruth Calvelage and Mary Hughes.

Doug Harter presented a check for $100 to Donna German, secretary of Delphos Emergency Medical Service volunteers during open house Saturday at the EMS building. EMS volunteers are staging a series of fund-raisers to purchase a new ambulance. The new ambulance, according to Larry Shumaker, EMS coordinator, will replace a 1977 ambulance which will be used for emergency rescue equipment by the fire department.

50 Years Ago – 1963
Delegates to Buckeye Boys State have been announced by Delphos Commemorative Post 268 of the American Legion. Charles Plikerd will represent Delphos Jefferson, and Dale Jostpille will represent Delphos St. John’s. Terry Topp is the alternate for St. John’s and Jeff Copeland is the alternate for Jefferson.

Inspection of Psi and Tau Chapters, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, was conducted by the national president, Mrs. Rychie Smell, Theta Chapter of Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday in the home of Mrs. Gene Buettner, West Second Street. Mrs. Keith Kiggins presented the program for the evening, a review of the book “Love Is Eternal,” the story of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln.

Powder puff dolls marked the places for 80 mothers and daughters Thursday night at the Mother-Daughter banquet held by the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization at the First United Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Burnell Bowersock, president of the local organization, presented awards to Mrs. Sam Roberts as the oldest mother present and to Mrs. John Lloyd, the youngest, and to Doris Gabel, Tom Baxter and Dave Lundgren, 1963 graduates.

75 Years Ago – 1938
A number of members of the Coombs Shoe softball team were in Celina Monday night in attendance at a meeting of the league. Six teams have entered the league for softball competition during the season. Teams entered are St. Marys, Wren, Ohio City, Celina Insurance, Fleming Market of Van Wert and Coombs Shoes of Delphos.

Eight Jefferson High School music students will compete April 29 in the Northwestern District solo and ensemble contest to be held at Bowling Green University. Those who will participate in the contest are Mary Alice Feathers, Mary Jane Meads, Jim Buchholtz, Jim Deffenbaugh, Don Weideman, Ruth Shroyer and Lois Long.

Mrs. R. G. Bechtol, West Second Street, received the members of the Agenda Class of the Methodist church into her home Monday evening for the regular class meeting. Pauline Kiggins and Josephine Strayer were the assistant hostesses. Mrs. Carroll Holmes presented a lesson entitled “Look Pleasant Please.” The topic discussed by Avanell Davies was “The Self You Have to Live With.”


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