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|Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:00 AM|
One Year Ago
The Jefferson High School class of 1982 recently celebrated its 30-year class reunion at Brentilys Steakhouse. Those attending were Maria Stockwell, Robin Caudill, Chris Spurrill, Lisa Beining, Stephanie Groves, Sue Dunlap, Dawn Culp, Dennis Trentman, Amos Place, Jim Ulm, Scott McBride, Norm Carder, Ron Culp, Mark Jettinghoff and Ted Ralston.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Lloyd Savage, Chillicothe, will direct Gomer’s 71st annual gymanfa ganu Oct. 2 in Gomer Church of Christ. His grandparents were born in Wales, and the Welsh influence remains strong. He has visited Wales, attending the national gymanfa ganu and the eisteddfod, and has also done genealogical research. Gomer’s Welsh weekend festivities begin with a noson lawen, a “happy evening” of folk songs and fun Oct. 1.
Thirteen area residents got their experience of hang gliding early this week from pilots of the “Fly America” hang gliding crew. The hang gliding crew landed south of Delphos Friday and have been staying with Mike and Cindy Hiett. If first time hang gliders from the area take to the sport like pilot Greg DeWolf of Los Angeles, it will not be their last flight.
Jenny Culver, 17, was selected queen of the annual Spencerville Firemen’s Fall Festival Thursday evening. She is the daughter of Homer and Alice Culver of Spencerville. First runner-up was Michelle Andrews, 17, daughter of Michael Andrews, second runner-up was Maria Martinez, 18, daughter of Joe and Marie Martinez.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The Old Fashioned Days Costumes Committee has announced winners in the annual competition for the best old fashioned dress. In the merchants division, Doris Gable of Murphy Store won first prize. Dick Vogt, House of Vogts, was second. Barbara Hohenbrink took first prize in the customers division. Taking second place was Becky Martin.
Phi Delta Sorority began its fall and winter meetings with a progressive dinner session Monday evening, starting at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Dessert and coffee was later served at the home of Judy Alexander. Guests included Mrs. Thomas Lange, Bonnie Nesbitt and Mrs. Robert Fischer. The next meeting will be Oct. 7 at the home of Mrs. Thomas Eilerman.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Approximately 600 farmers and others interested in the growing of corn were in attendance Thursday night at a “corn show” sponsored by the Garman Grain Company and held at their elevator on South Jefferson Street. The hybrid show winners were: First, C. C. Reed, Middle Point, second, J. C. Mosier, Delphos; third, Purl Stemen, Middle Point. Winners in the open pollination class were: First, Fred Suever, Delphos; second, Dan Shively, Middle Point; and third, Fred Buettner, Delphos.
Mrs. J. M. Beard, North Main Street, received the members of the Sorosis into her home Thursday afternoon for a regular meeting. Mrs. George Horine presented a paper on “Medieval Architechture” while Mrs. John Wolfe gave a resume of the second part of “King Henry the Sixth.”
Both St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in this city and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fort Jennings will have large representations at the Men’s Mass meeting to be held at St. Jacob’s Lutheran in Anna Sunday afternoon and evening. The Rev. Felix Mittermaier, brother of Rev. J. G. E. Mittermaier of this city, is pastor at St. Jacob’s.