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One Year Ago


Jefferson senior Whitney Hohlbein is the 2012 Canal Days Queen. Hohlbein was crowned by 2011 Canal Days Queen Chelsea Wellmann Sunday evening during the annual pageant. Other winners included first runner-up Jefferson senior Corinne Metzger; second runner-up Jefferson senior Destiny Thompson; third runner-up St. John’s senior Jessica Recker, and fourth runner-up/Miss Congeniality St. John’s senior Allie Youngpeter.


25 Years Ago – 1988


The planning committee held a meeting Thursday evening to finalize plans for Canal Days Sept. 15-18. Attending the meeting were Beth Shenk, representing merchants; Roger Hazen, safety service director; Diane Pothast, secretary of chamber of commerce; Rob Talboom, Jaycees; Stan Wiechart, fire department; and Dave Roach, president of the chamber of commerce.


Five girls are entered in the queen contest for the Kalida Pioneer Days festival which runs through Sunday. Competing in the contest are Donna Kehres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kehres, Kalida; Linda Siebeneck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Siebeneck, Cloverdale; Amy Ricker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Ricker, Kalida; Cheryl Grote, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Grote, Kalida; and Cheryl Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hoffman, Kalida.


Jefferson volleyball team improved its record to 3-2 Thursday with a 15-8, 12-15, 15-13 win over Antwerp at Antwerp. Kim Carmean led Jefferson with 13 points served and was 15 of 16 in serves. The team was 55 of 58 in serving. Cheryl Kortokrax had nine kills and six blocks. The team was 20 of 25 in blocks.


50 Years Ago – 1963


President Kennedy today federalized the Alabama National Guard and authorized use of any other federal troops necessary to enforce court-ordered desegregation of public schools in that state. The President issued an executive order placing the Alabama National and Air National Guard under federal command shortly after signing a “cease and desist” order for Gov. George Wallace to stop blocking desegregation of the schools in three Alabama cities.


Allen County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Balyeat addressed the members of the Delphos Republican Club Monday night at its meeting in the Family Inn. Also present and introduced were local candidates Ralph Wagner for city solicitor and Thomas Scherger for city treasurer.


The Tourists held their first meeting of the season Monday night with dinner being served at NuMaude’s Restaurant. The members then assembled at the home of the president, Lucile Werner, and after a brief business session, the remainder of the evening was spent socially. Bridge prizes were awarded to Mrs. J. V. DeWeese, who had best honors, Ethel Edwards, second and Ethel Hart, third.


75 Years Ago – 1938


A number of Delphos school pupils will participate in the annual essay contest which is being sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary. The essay contest is open to students in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades of Jefferson and St. John’s high schools. Essays winning county awards will be entered in the district contest. The twelve writing the best essays in the state will receive all expense-paid trips to Washington, D. C.


The Delphos Jefferson band played Thursday at the Van Wert County Fair. The grand stock parade was a feature of the day on Thursday. Friday’s program included the heavyweight pulling contest. Friday evening Van Wert County couples who have been married 50 years were scheduled to be guests of honor.


The Star Café kittenball team again proved too much for Coombs Shoes Thursday night and won the second game of the five-game city championship series by a score of 3 to 1. The Stars won the first game of the series Tuesday night. The second game was called on account of darkness with the score tied at 4-all. The fourth game will be played Friday night.


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