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Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 AM

One Year Ago

Shear Brilliance Salon is raising money for the Rapunzel Project. While celebrating its 5-year anniversary on Nov. 3, the salon will offer specials with proceeds going to the Rapunzel Project. The Rapunzel Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment.


25 Years Ago – 1988

St. John’s cross country team advanced to the Class A regional tournament with a third-place finish Saturday in the Lima district at Faurot Park. Ottoville boys team took second in the Kalida district with 98 points. Columbus Grove had the top two individuals with Mondo Tijerina winning the race in 16:20 and Jeff Smith placing second in 17:15.

Matthew J. Hoersten, son of Arthur and Joyce (Spieles) Hoersten, Bellevue, has been named a new member of the Outstanding High School Students of America for his outstanding merit and accomplishment as a high school student. Hoersten is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Spieles of Delphos.

Linda J. Shenk of Delphos has been named a line editor for Southwest Ohio magazine, formerly Athens magazine. Shenk is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shenk and a graduate of St. John’s High School. She is presently a senior pursuing her undergraduate degree in magazine journalism at Ohio University, Athens.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Mrs. William Wiesenberg, Mrs. Hubert Geise, Mrs. E. L. Staup, Mrs. Leslie Peltier and Mrs. Richard Shirack, all members of the Delphos Green Thumb Garden Club, were in Celina Wednesday to attend the fall regional meeting of Region II Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Featured at the session were flower arrangements, a plant sale and an African violet display.

Psi Chapter members of Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority attended a Halloween party this week in the home of Mrs. Kenneth Buettner. The prize for the best dressed masquerader went to Mrs. Donald Kundert. Door awards went to Janice Wanamaker and Mary Ellen Gerdeman and winners in the scavenger hunt were Mrs. Darrel Wieging and Mrs. Robert Schuerman.

Mrs. William Link welcomed the members of the Amicidia Club to her home on South Canal Street Wednesday with the evening being spent playing cards. At the conclusion of the games, high honors were awarded to Mrs. William Heiing and low to Mrs. Joseph Menke. Mrs. Jack Keith received the traveling prize.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Elmer Wood of Cairo and Ralph Jarvis of Spencerville were named winners in the Allen County shock and standing corn contests, respectively, held at the Amos Long farm near Allentown. Ralph Stewart of Gomer won the junior contest. One of the most popular features of the day was the colt show. Winner in the horse colt class was L. R. Stemen of Elida. On the filly class, Anthony Metzger of Lima carried away first honors.

An approximate attendance of 450 marked the annual fall rally of the Christian Endeavor Societies of Van Wert County held at the Presbyterian church in this city Sunday afternoon and evening. Awards went to the First Evangelical of Van Wert, Middle Point Presbyterian and Olive Branch Church of God. The junior awards were given to Venedocia Presbyterian and Evangelical of Van Wert.

The final ‘coon chase’ of the season under the sponsorship of the Old Time Coon Hunters was held Sunday at Buettner’s Grove, east of Delphos. The final tree race was won by “Little Talker,” a female fox Shepard owned by Harold Williams of Kenton. The final line race was won by “Little Queen,” a female fox hound owned by John Krick of Ohio City.


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