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Monday, October 28, 2013 12:00 AM

One Year Ago

The Delphos CLC meeting was opened with the Rosary led by trustees with Rosemary Kramer. Roll call and the minutes from the last meeting were read by Secretary Barb Bockey. Mary Lou Beckman read the treasurer’s report. A thank-you note was read from the Van Wert YWCA by Catherine Hammons. A motion was made to donate $400 to St. John’s Fall Festival and was seconded by Raylene Fischer.


25 Years Ago – 1988

A volunteer group that met to organize a diving team for search and rescue purposes include Master Diver Trainer Art Miller of Long Lake Scuba of Lima; Paul Fischer, Lee Ulm, Dave Christen, Tim Klaus, Joe Shumaker, Kenneth Grothous and James Epstein, all of Delphos; Robert Broecker of Spencerville; and Ralph Calvelage of Fort Jennings.

The Ohio Child Conservation League Dimples and Grins of Fort Jennings met recently in the home of Jane Schimmoeller with 17 members attending. Bob Coffee and Charles Burgess gave talks on child safety and protection. Next meeting will be Nov. 17 at Pat Liebrecht’s home with Sharon Calvelage co-hostess. The raffle was won by Karen Maenle.

The Delphos Reds will play the St. Marys Rams in the midget football league championship playoff Sunday at St. Marys. The Reds, coached by Keith Kiggins and Bob Poling, advanced to the championship game by edging the Delphos Vikings 6-0 in overtime last Sunday. David Blockberger’s fourth-down touchdown run gave the Reds the win.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Delphos St. John’s Festival workers and patrons established a new all-time record for dinners served in one evening Sunday night, 3,742 meals being served. This new record is 160 dinners more than served on Sunday at last year’s festival. A goal of $48,000 for the two-day event has been set this year and the hard working committees are going all out to meet that goal or surpass it.

Gene Hayes was named as chairman for the annual Boy Scout Finance Campaign for Delphos. The campaign this year plans to enroll a record number of persons in Delphos as sustaining members of the Boy Scouts of America. Hayes has selected four area chairmen to assist him with the campaign organization. They are Robert Ligett, John Giller, Gene Buettner and Norman Jones.

Members of the Welcome Wagon Club met this past week at NuMaude’s Restaurant, at which time a new vice president was selected. Mrs. Thomas Lange was elected president and Mrs. Danny Butler was named publicity chairman. The vice presidency post was vacated when Mrs. Lawrence Delaney took over the presidency of the club.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Tickets for the Jefferson Junior class play, “Anne of Green Gables”, were placed on sale Thursday afternoon. The cast of characters is as follows: Bette Dell Currey, Betty Laudick, Alice Moorman, Jenny Markward, Dorothy Munday, Lucille Freund, Betty Humphreys, Janis Powell, Lillian Crede, Bette Norbeck, Walter Meads, Melvin Wilkins, Harold Rupert and Norman Mayer.

The members of the Junior W.B.A. group convened at the home of Joan Nixon Wednesday evening for a Halloween party. Beatrice Benson received the award for having the funniest costume. Betty Bardo and Norma Jane Swihart received the honors in the games. In two weeks, the group will meet at the home of Bobby McDonald.

Final arrangements for the annual bazaar were made Wednesday afternoon when the members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church met at the home of Katie Wilcox, South Washington Street. The bazaar, which will include a chicken supper, will be staged in the church basement Nov. 10. There were two contests, Mrs. Harold Weaver and Mrs. Ben Higgins receiving the honors.


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