|Monday, June 10, 2013 9:29 PM|
One Year Ago
The Ohio Valley Brass Band opened the Delphos Rotary Music in the Park series Sunday in Stadium Park at the Hanser Pavilion. The 45-member ensemble is comprised of professional musicians, active as well as retired educators at the secondary and collegiate levels, students and lay people from the Ohio Valley.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Columbus Grove will hold its seventh annual June Jubilee celebration June 10-12. Scheduled events for the weekend include a queen pageant. Queen contestants are Shannon Seyer, Teresa Mayberry, Gina Utendorf, Amy Schmersal, Penni Verhoff and Dawn Bunsold. The jubilee parade is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Parade Marshall will be Spike, the Columbus Grove Bulldog’s mascot.
The First Presbyterian Church of Middle Point, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday. The first church was organized in 1863, said Rev. Stephen Stelle. One group met in Ridge Township hall and was known as the Highland Presbyterian Church. In 1873 the Grange Hall would no longer accommodate the congregation and a building was erected and completed in 1874 in Middle Point.
St. Rita’s Medical Center’s Hospice Program received a $1,000 check from Tri-State Gun Collectors Inc. John Gary Staup, secretary-treasurer of Tri-State Gun Collectors, presented the check to Kay Wellman, the hospital’s vice president of ambulatory care services, and Sally MacDonnell, St. Rita’s Hospice coordinator.
50 Years Ago – 1963
It was 10:40 a.m. and the temperature was 82 on June 8, when Elmer Scherger, vice president and cashier of the Peoples National Bank, pressed the button turning on the time and temperature sign on the bank building. Designed by Bry-Nad sign company of Delphos, the stainless steel electronic sign is 6 ½ by 9 feet and weighs over 1200 pounds.
Fourteen members of the Star Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church met Monday night at the home of Mrs. Lowell Jenkins with Mrs. Michael Maloney serving as co-hostess. Mrs. Richard Rinehart gave the devotions. Mrs. Fred Kiggins was in charge of the lesson taken from the 51st Psalm.
At the 4th meeting of the Ottoville Up-To-Date 4-H Club, the members decided to have a float in the 4th of July parade at Ottoville. A committee of ten was appointed to plan and work on the float. Kay Schimmoeller, vice president, will be in charge of the committee. Special demonstrations were given by Jeanne Friemoth and Anna Schimmoeller.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The senior league kittenball games played Thursday night were not interesting because of the high scores run up by the winners. Star Café defeated Miller’s Opticians by a score of 13 to 5. Ralston pitched for Miller’s and Sterling for Star. Coombs Shoes swamped the Johnston Office by a 24 to 3 score.
Approximately 100 Past Matrons, representing chapters in 15 towns, convened in Delphos Thursday for the annual meeting of District No. Eight of the Past Matrons Association. The afternoon session included a solo by Mrs. Guy Tilton of Delphos, and a play entitled “Auld Lang Syne” by Past Matrons of Spencerville chapter.
The members of the I. D. Bridge Club convened Thursday afternoon as guests of Mrs. A. E. Weger, West Cleveland Street. There were two substitutes, Mrs. Charles Hummer and Mrs. N. G. Andrews. Clara Tegenkamp held high score in bridge and Mrs. Fred Reinemeyer was second high.