|It Was News Then July 2, 2013|
|Monday, July 01, 2013 8:47 PM|
One Year Ago
The Delphos Optimist Club donated funds for gun mounts inside the police department’s cruisers, including the new Dodge Charger. The $1,250 came from funds raised from last year’s Respect for Law Basketball Game in which Police Chief Kyle Fittro beat Fire Chief Dave McNeal in a free-throw contest. The event also raised $750 for two pagers and lettering on the firehouse.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Area Sousa award winners were recognized recently at the annual tribute to John Philip Sousa by the Lima Area Concert Band at Lima’s Civic Center. Winners of the 1988 Sousa Award from the area include Sherri Hall, Pandora-Gilboa High School, flute and bass clarinet; Barbara Lenhart, Spencerville High School, trumpet; Karen Lindeman, Fort Jennings High School, trombone, trumpet and drums; James Mosher II, Elida High School, trombone; and Brian Pollard, Spencerville High School, percussion.
Jeanna Schroeder, 17, a nine-year veteran of 4-H activities and a member of Columbus Grove Livestock Club, captured many trophies and blue ribbons in poultry and fowl judging. She showed the grand champion roaster chicken, the reserve champion meat pen overall, the grand champion turkeys, reserve champion fowl and was awarded senior fowl and rabbit showmanship.
Black Swamp Rifle and Pistol Club held its pistol league at the Pohlman Road range. Fred Moreo won the steel target competition and Paul Wilson took the balloon meet. Off-hand matches were fired at steel targets at 25 yards and floating balloons at 50 yards. The club will sponsor a shoot-a-rama and swap meet July 2 and 3 at the Pohlman Road range.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The way Delphos celebrates the Fourth of July has changed over the years. But some aspects of Independence Day call to mind the expression, “The more it changes, the more it is the same.” In July of 1869, its first year of publication, the Herald reported an observance of the Fourth. The item read: “The board excursion to ‘16’ (A community at lock 16 on the Miami & Erie Canal) given by the Schiller Society on the 4th, was a pleasant affair, hugely enjoyed by all.”
Beta Gamma Alpha Chapter of Pi Rho Zeta held their 25th installation service and dinner at Vogts. Catherine Pennell, honorary member, conducted the installation for President Mary Pohlman; Vice President June Taylor, Secretary Roselyn Hattery, Treasurer Onalee Martin, and Guard Agnes Pennell.
The Intellexus Club of Rimer members recently held a progressive dinner. Appetizers were served in the home of Mrs. Harold Benroth and the main course in the home of Louise Litten of Vaughnsville. The dinner was concluded in the home of Mrs. Herbert Huffman, who served the dessert course. A program followed with Judy Davies showing slides of her recent European tour.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos Merchants will have a busy holiday weekend according to Charles Sterling, manager of the team. On Sunday the locals will travel to Rockford and on Monday Ottoville will come to Delphos for a game. Ditto will do the pitching for the locals and Mericle will be on the receiving end.
Members of the D.F.D.L. Club enjoyed a dinner Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Carl Imber, East Suthoff Street. Mrs. Lewis Leonard and Mrs. Albert Kleman were high in bunco and Mrs. Joseph Beckman and Mrs. Carl Ditto were consoled.
The regular meeting of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church was conducted Thursday evening at the home Mrs. J. Otto Davis, South Canal Street. During the business session, plans were completed for an ice cream social to be given July 8 on the lawn of Mrs. Clifford Coffee, North Washington Street. The next regular meeting will be held in two weeks at the Wilcox home at the corner of Third and Douglas streets.