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Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 AM

One Year Ago

The Fort Jennings Historical Society invites everyone to a rare glimpse at some unique Putnam County history. On Oct. 14, the Putnam County Association of Railfans will have the Fort Jennings train depot open for a public touring. Also open Oct. 14, the Jennings Memorial Hall will host the “Hometown Heroes” Military Exhibit.

25 Years Ago – 1988

Delphos Ministerial Association has elected officers. They are Rev. Stephen Stelle, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, re-elected president; Rev. Terry Collier, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, treasurer; and Rev. James Peiffer, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, secretary. Twelve churches belong to the organization.

A new gym set was installed at Ottoville Community Park with Ottoville Lions giving $1,000 toward installation costs. The merry-go-round was removed because it was a safety hazard and was replaced with a water fountain donated by Norbert and Rita Schnipke in memory of their late son, Bradley.

Delphos native Dave Schmelzer will be inducted into the Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame during the 21st annual induction ceremonies Oct. 15. He was a three-year letterman and a three-year starter for the Polar Bear basketball team and was the first ONU basketball player to earn team most valuable player honors two straight seasons.

50 Years Ago – 1963

A number of Delphos women attended the 43rd annual convention of the Ohio Child Conservation League held Oct. 1-3 at the Hotel Sheraton Gibson at Cincinnati. Representing the Junior Mothers Club of Delphos was Melvin Haunhorst, and members of the Senior Chapter were Mrs. Gene Kaskel, Mrs. Norman Jones, Mrs. Wayne Dray and Mrs. Robert Foust.

Approximately 30 members of the Ottoville Altar-Rosary Society were present for the meeting held recently in the parish hall. The attendance award was presented to Mrs. John Bendele and in card games played, prizes went to Mrs. Leo Hilvers, Mrs. Joseph Klima, Sr., Mrs. Gilbert Eickholt and Mrs. Lawrence Eickholt.

Dr. J. W. Clark and David Good of Delphos, and Kenneth Stewart of Elida, have returned from a successful hunting trip to Ontario, Canada. They killed two moose. The trio boarded a train at White River Ontario and were met at a flag stop by two Indian guides. From there they traveled by canoe nine miles to Lake Clifton. Their moose was flown by plane to the cold storage plant at White River.

75 Years Ago – 1938

There was a large attendance Thursday night at the Delphos Eagles Family Party. The Gross Family orchestra furnished the music for the round and square dancing. Following the serving of refreshments, Edward Shanks of Lynchburg, Virginia, entertained with a half-hour of magic.

Robert Schmit has been named as president of the eighth grade of St. John’s School. Others elected were: Paul Pohlman, vice president; Dorothy Deffenbaugh, secretary; Lois Weger, treasurer; and Margaret Weger, chairman.

The members of the D.F.D.L. Club convened Thursday evening at the firemen’s new clubhouse, southeast of Delphos. There was one guest, Mrs. Charles Ford. In bunco Mrs. Joseph Lehmann was high, Mrs. Paul Stallkamp, second, and Mrs. Carl Ditto, low. A wiener roast was a feature at the meeting. Mrs. Leon Vogt and Mrs. John Goergens were hostesses.



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