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It Was News Then

June 4


One Year Ago


Members of the Delphos Reds baseball team presented the parents of the late Nathan Miller with a framed jersey prior to the third annual Nathan Miller Memorial Baseball Tournament Friday evening. Participating in the presentation were Reds coach Matt Suever, players Brennan Auer, Andrew Foust and Collin Will and Sam and Angie Miller. Delphos Parks and Recreation Board members Donna Landin and Barb Kline presented the Millers a check for $250 to help with future scholarship awards. This year’s scholarships recipients were Justin Rode and Alex Wehri.


25 Years Ago – 1988


Ray McKowen Council 1362, Knights of Columbus, Delphos, received the No. 1 position in their division at the 89th annual Ohio State Convention of the K of C’s held in Cincinnati. Dave Wannemacher was elected a delegate to the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention to be held Aug. 2-4 at Vancouver, British Columbia. He will be one of 10 delegates representing 65,000 Ohio Knights of Columbus.

Guiding Hands Chapter, Ohio Conservation League, recently held its installation dinner at the Delphos Club. The club also celebrated its 25th anniversary and many of the past presidents attended. Those who have served as president are: Dona Kurucz, Doreen Craig, Sally Kiggins, Jane Gonyea, Martha Miller, Marilyn Hedrick, Pat Pohlman, Darla Rahrig, Martha Lehmann, Judy Kundert, Dianna Hetrick, Connie Wieging, April Etgen, Marge Pohlman, Bunny Goergens, Judy Grone, Carolyn Brickner, Pat Dempsey, Ginnie Hellman, Sandy Suever, Susan Kapcar, Marcey Brickner, Jan Odenweller and Julie McCormick.

Delphos Bass Club held its first tournament on Jones Lake, Ind. Winners were Butch Lucas, first place with three bass that weighed four pounds one ounce, John Moreo, second place with one bass that weighed three pounds five ounces and Gene Haunhorst, third place with three fish that weighed three pounds two ounces. Biggest bass of the tournament award went to John Moreo, three pounds five ounces.


50 Years Ago – 1963


Delphos Council No. 1352, Knights of Columbus, met Monday night for a regular meeting of the lodge at its club rooms on Elida Avenue. Grand Knight Hubert Youngpeter was in charge of the meeting. Youngpeter gave a report on the 64th state convention held in Columbus May 26 and 27. Delegates attending from the local council were Youngpeter and Donald Gerdeman and their wives.

Charles “Corky” Huffman, four-year baseball letterman at Vaughnsville and Columbus Grove High Schools, has been selected to play in the Ohio Senior All-Star series at Columbus June 22 and 23. A 1963 graduate of Columbus Grove, Huffman lettered three years at Vaughnsville as pitcher and shortstop before the school was merged with Columbus Grove.

Dr. W. E. Beach, retired Middle Point physician, presented the program at the semi-monthly of the Middle Point Community Lions Club Monday evening. Dr. Beach showed slides of his 1962 trip through Canada, the west and southwest. Club president, Rev. Robert Barr, announced the installation of the new officers will be on June 17 at the Methodist Church.


75 Years Ago – 1938


Edward Scherger, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scherger, will receive his Doctor of Medicine at the annual commencement being held for the graduates of the School of Medicine of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. The 128th commencement exercises are scheduled to be held June 7. Scherger, well known here, graduated from St. John’s High School with the Class of 1931.

The Old Time ‘Coon Hunters will meet in regular session Monday night at the Roberts Plumbing Shop on West Third Street. A delegation will be named to go to Columbus on June 21 to attend a hearing to be held by the Ohio Conservation Council. Bag limits, open season, methods of taking, time and place for taking and pursuing game birds and animals will be discussed at the hearing.

Manager Charles Sterling of the Delphos Merchants baseball team plans to have a strengthened team on the field Sunday when Decatur plays here. Sterling announced that he has added Jimmy Noonan and Adam Alguire to the lineup. Clair Ditto is slated for mound duty and Meekins or Mericle will catch.

Last Updated on Monday, June 03, 2013 8:21 PM

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