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Aug. 27, 2013


One Year Ago

Neil Armstrong made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. He commanded the historic landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions and becoming the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Saturday at age 82 from what his family said were complications of heart procedures.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Angie Youngpeter, 12, of Delphos Rulers of Tomorrow showed her cross-bred pig that won her a grand champion trophy Thursday at the fair. She is the daughter of Neal and Lola Youngpeter and is a third-year 4-H’er. She plans to compete again Friday with her cross-bred pig in the junior fair swine showmanship competition in the show arena.

Mildred Keck and Agnes Kimmet were hostesses for Green Thumb Garden Club luncheon and meeting at the Carriage Inn. The business of the day concerned participation of the local club in the Allen County Fair flower show. Volunteers serving on the placement committee were Agnes Kimmet, Mildred Keck, Dorotha Peltier, with Betty Wiesenberg and Hortense Fettig as chairmen.

Darlene Moener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Moenter of Delphos, recently graduated from the University of Akron with a master of arts degree in audiology. She was a member of the Sigma Phi Omega, an academic honor society in gerontology. She is a 1982 graduate of St. John’s High School.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Colonel Jennings Post No. 715, American Legion Auxiliary held election of officers recently with Mrs. Alfred Schimmoeller chosen to serve as president for the next year. Other officers elected were vice president, Mrs. Lawrence Schimmoeller; secretary, Mrs. Elmer Dickman; treasurer, Mrs. George Fisher and chaplain, Mrs. Richard Warnecke.

Members of the graduating class of 1953 at Delphos St. John’s High School held their 10th year reunion Saturday at the Knights of Columbus club rooms. Mrs. Charles Cramer (Toni Ulrich) was presented a gift for making the first reservation; Mrs. George Finn, Jr., (Dorothy Nomina) of Cincinnati, for traveling the treatest distance to attend the event; and Gerald Kroeger for having the most children, six.

“This should be Spencerville’s best season since 1948’s 7-2 record,” asserted Coach Jim Poulton. Heading this power-filled package is quarterback Bill Becker. Adding to the Bearcats’ power is veteran halfback Phil Sensabaugh, a top runner and excellent pass receiver, Dick Waltz, who alternates at half and fullback, and two good receiving ends Bill George and Dave Nance.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A record crowd was in attendance on Thursday, parade day, at the annual Delphos Fair. Four awards were given for the best decorated bicycles in the parade. Those winning places were: First, Betty Baschor; second, Carl Lewis; third, Roger Stopher; fourth, Mary K. Coilette. Three awards were given for floats. Those winning were: First, Vogue Hat Shop; second, Frank Will Garage; third, Best Brothers Garage.

The first in a five-game series between the Glandorf and Fort Jennings baseball clubs is scheduled to be played Sunday at Glandorf. Dick Wulfhorst, regular catcher for the Ohio State University Varsity baseball team, is behind the plate for Glandorf while the Ditto brothers, Raymond and Clair, Fay Meekins, Leonard Swick and Mel Westrich, all of this city, have berths on the Fort Jennings team.

An item which is of particular interest to older residents of Delphos appears in the August issue of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad magazine. The item is headed Clover Leaf district and gives a history of the founding of the division of the Nickel Plate Railroad which runs through Delphos. At the time the narrow gauge was built, this country was heavy with timber and many difficulties arose during construction. The narrow gauge was built simply to get the timber out of the woods.




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