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Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 AM

One Year Ago

Kindergartners at Franklin Elementary School are participating in National School Bus Safety Week. Van Wert County Highway Patrol Trooper J. J. McClain led the program with a video presentation aimed at teaching the students bus safety practices. Motor vehicle inspectors Tina Eley and Al Joseph, along with Trooper McClain and teachers, participated in a hands-on training.


25 Years Ago – 1988

The Catholic Ladies of Columbia recently held its card party at the Knights of Columbus hall. Winners in euchre were Mary Topp and Betty Pothast; pinochle, Kate Metzger; 500, Gertie Schwertner; grocery certificates, Gertie Schwertner and Hilda Gerdeman; and 50-50, Valeria Altman, Esther Jostpille and Grace Miller.

Delphos Bass Club held its last tournament of the season on Lake James, Ind. First place went to Norm Kunz, four fish weighing five pounds, six ounces. He also had the biggest bass weighing one pound, 15 ounces. Ron Beair took second with three fish weighing two pounds, 11 ounces. Bob Osburn was third with two fish weighing two pounds, nine ounces.

Airman John P. Zalar, son of Edward J. and Norma Zalar of Delphos, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force security police specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He studied systems security operations, tactics and weapons training and earned credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Zalar is a 1988 graduate of St. John’s High School.


50 Years Ago – 1963

World Community Day will be observed in Delphos Nov. 1 with services slated to begin at 2 p.m. in the First United Presbyterian Church. The World Community Day service is sponsored annually by the United Church Women of Delphos. Preceding the service the sponsoring group has planned a luncheon in honor of Mrs. Roscoe Thompson, the retiring president, and Mrs. Howard Sadler, the incoming president.

Walterick-Hemme Post No. 3035 of Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold its annual Halloween Party Oct. 26. There will be a party for the children from 7-9 p.m. with the party for adults beginning immediately after the children’s party. Committee in charge of the party are Paul Kaskel, Harold Ladd, Mrs. William Stemen and Mrs. Gilbert Sanders.

The first meeting of St. Joan of Arc Troop of Juniorettes was held Oct. 23 at home of counselor, Mrs. Richard Bailey. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. John Kill, served refreshments. Officers were elected as follows: president, Rose Nomina; secretary, Donna Geise; and reporter, Cheryl Hesseling.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The regular monthly athletic show brought out a record attendance at a meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles held Monday night. Two professional lightweight wrestling matches were on the card. Charles “Chuck” Hartman of Van Wert officiated. Eugene Brentlinger, of this city, was timekeeper. Frank Bowers acted as the announcer of the evening.

The annual drive for the benefit of the Milk Fund is underway in Delphos. The members of the American Legion Auxiliary again are conducting the drive. Mrs. L. H. Schmelzer and Mrs. Cloyd Berry are in charge of the business district. The chairmen of the wards are Mrs. F. M. Krendl, first ward; Mrs. William Eichenhorst, Sr., second; Mrs. Frank Munday, third ward; and Mrs. Tony Van Autreve, fourth ward.

The Daughters of Ruth of the Methodist Church enjoyed a masquerade party at the church Monday evening. Present in addition to the husbands and members were Richard Redd, Doris Clawson, John Linder, Wilbur Clinger, Gene Miller and Carla Jean Judkins. Mrs. F. K. Dye and Robert Kiggins received the honors in a contest.


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