|It Was News Then Aug. 6, 2013|
|Tuesday, August 06, 2013 12:00 AM|
One Year Ago
One of the biggest indoor murals ever painted in Van Wert is in progress at Wesley United Methodist Church. The mural, which extends floor to ceiling and across one entire wall of the church’s former upstairs chapel, is being created as part of a program to convert the room into a fun, friendly area for youth and children’s activities.
25 Years Ago – 1988
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the dedication and reopening of Deep Cut Roadside Park will be Aug. 15. Rededication of the double-sided historical marker which has been relocated overlooking the canal will follow. This section of the Miami-Erie Canal is the deepest cut in the canal system and is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a part of a 900-mile-long hiking and biking trail, Buckeye Trail, that circles Ohio.
Yesterday they were setting records at the race track. Today they are stabled at Stemen’s Stockyards, Old Route 30, west of Delphos. The three stallions, Diadem, Tower Bridge and Baracuda Almahurst, provide the semen for artificially inseminating approximately 25 to 135 mares a year.
Matt Neumeier, 9, and Matt Copus, 9, hooked a three-pound snapping turtle and two carp while fishing Thursday afternoon in the Miami and Erie Canal. Neumeier described his reaction when they hooked the turtle: “At first I thought I just had a hubcap or something.”
50 Years Ago – 1963
A postal representative visited Delphos Monday morning on a public relations mission, and, as predicted, announced he will recommend no reversal of the decision that eliminated Delphos’ star route on July 1. The route, serving Fort Jennings and Ottoville, has started in Lima since that date.
Forty-eight head of livestock and poultry and rabbits were judged at the 27th annual Columbus Grove livestock show held Saturday on the Harold Halker farm. Showmanship trophy winner for rabbits was Robert Halker. In marketing hogs, the showmanship trophy was awarded to John Rieman. Champion and showmanship dairy cattle trophy went to Ted Hunt.
Two Delphos young women will be professed into the Order of St. Francis of Assisi Aug. 13, at the mother house in Tiffin, and one from the Fort Jennings area will take her final vows in the same order. Being professed, at which time they will receive their black veils will be Sister Mary Rene, the former Janice Spieles, and Sister Mary Yvonne, the former Arlene Fischer. Sister Mary Judith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Kunz of Fort Jennings, will take her final vows in the order that day and receive her ring.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The newly-improved portion of the Harding Highway, Federal Route 30-South, was dedicated in a most impressive manner Thursday afternoon. A ribbon of red, white and blue had been stretched across the highway a short distance west of Scott’s Crossing. H. L. Leilich, general chairman of the committee in charge of the celebration, presented scissors to Mrs. Martin L. Davey who cut the ribbon.
A number of photographers were on hand to take pictures of the ceremony and at the park in this city later. The Delphos Yankees were virtually swamped when they met up with the Northend Scrappers and were downed to the tune of a 16 to 4 count. The line ups were: Delphos Yankees – R. Hoverman, J. Remlinger, T. Plescher, R. McKowen, D. McKowen, J. McKowen, J. Plescher, J. Johnson and G. Sendlebach. Northend Scrappers – Jr. Wreede, D. Ditto, B. Becker, B. Macke, J. Wulfhorst, D. Murray, H. Davis, L. Dunn and D. Wulfhorst.
A fine new sign has been erected at the Morris Super Service Station, corner of Fourth and Main streets. The sign carries the official Pure Oil emblem in colors of blue and white. It is six feet in diameter and is mounted on a metal standard 12 feet tall.