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Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:37 AM

One Year Ago


The Catholic Daughters of America, Delphos Court, held its installation of offices at the June meeting. District Deputy Diane Lindeman congratulated the newly installed officers, including, Financial Secretary Joyce Lause, Vice Regent Doris Lindeman, Regent Jennifer Craig, Recording Secretary Eileen Bonifas and Janice Luersman, Treasurer.


25 Years Ago – 1988


Through the monetary donations by local civic organizations and hard work by volunteers, the Delphos Little League Association now has a permanent batting cage. To finish the extension on the batting cage, the Delphos Lions Club donated $450. Donations were also received from the Kiwanis, Jaycees, American Legion 268 and its auxiliary. Delpha Chevrolet-Buick, Fruehauf, Central Soya, and Dr. Perry Hux and Gregory Seller donated uniforms to the Delphos City (traveling) League.


At the Putnam County Fair, Joel Ricker, Fort Jennings Showmen, showed the grand champion market pig in the junior fair swine show July 1. Ryan VonSossan, Fort Jennings Showmen, showed the grand champion market pig. Keith Metzger, Fort Jennings Showmen, took the ribbon and trophy for grand champion pair with Tim Verhoff, Kalida Go-Getters, showing the reserve grand champion pair.


Flowerland of Delphos was recently honored with a distinguished membership service award from the Florists’ Transworld Delivery Association (FTD). The national award is presented to FTD florists who have achieved 25 years of continuous family ownership and service to the association. Flowerland of Delphos became a member of FTD in 1962.


50 Years Ago – 1963


Delphos Jaycees have announced winners of the fishing derby held the Fourth of July. Bill Berry of Eden, and Steve Briggs of Delphos, both caught 19-inch carp. They were each awarded a bicycle. Other Delphos winners were Dianne Kimmet, Gary Fredricks, Julie Hittle, Tony Drerup, Sherry Fredricks, Billy Benson, Sandy Sanders, Sherry Sanders, and Roy Schleeter. Out-of-town winners were Richard Freund of Mentus, and Rickey Briggs of Fort Jennings.


Routine business was transacted at the meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary held Monday night in the Eagles club rooms. Reports were given by the following committee chairmen, Sadie Baumgarte, visiting; Rita Miller, investigating; and Edna Kortokrax, trustees. Hostesses for the next meeting will be Patty Tuttle, chairman, Evelyn Perrine, Rita Miller, Matilda Kalt and Isabelle Schimmoeller.


Melvin Hempfling of Delphos, was installed as district deputy for the Knights of Columbus during a two-day meet held this past weekend in Columbus. Hempfling will serve as district deputy for the Delphos and Ottawa councils. A dinner for attending Knights of Columbus and their ladies was held Saturday evening in the Fort Hayes Hotel and a luncheon for both men and women was held Sunday noon.


75 Years Ago – 1938


Word has been received from the publicity department at the Citizens Military Training Camp, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, that Ralph H. Grothouse has received a highly coveted honor. Grothouse, a third-year man, has been awarded an Order of Merit for the week ending July 9, according to a general order just published by Col. L. A. Kunzig, 11th U.S. infantry, camp commander.


The Sport Dance, given Friday evening under the sponsorship of the Phi Delta Sorority, was well patronized. The dance was held at Brandehoff’s new place on Route 30-S. Music for the dancing was furnished by Jimmy Perry and his Defiance orchestra. The members of the sorority held the dance in order to raise funds to purchase shoes for the needy children of Delphos.


The Delphos Old Time ‘Coon Hunters Club is sponsoring a ‘coon chase to be held on Sunday at the Alva Ditto farm, southeast of Delphos. Dog owners from all parts of northwestern Ohio will participate in the chase. All of the profits derived from the chase will be used by the local organization to restock the vicinity of Delphos with ‘coon.


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