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Friday, November 01, 2013 8:18 PM

One Year Ago

Preparations for the Landeck St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Sausage and Sauerkraut dinner are underway starting with the making of the kraut. Parishioners met recently at the home of Jake Miller to cut cabbage to be processed into kraut. The Rev. Chris Bohnsack bought the first tickets from Blake Fischbach, Quinton Miller and Zach Stemen. The dinner is set for 3:30-7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the church basement.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Leatherwood Garden Club held its 26th annual banquet recently at the Dew Drop Inn, Ottoville. Alice Wannemacher gave the invocation. Gladys Basinger gave a reading. Hostesses Wannemacher and Zona Oatman presented each member with a copy of poems. Juanita Moore gave the secretary’s report. Ann Rekart and Moore presented program books for the next fiscal year.

Gwendolyn William Morgan will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house Nov. 13 at Gomer United Church for Christ for family, friends and former students. She taught in Allen County rural schools, including Gomer, Honey Run (Amanda Township) and 10 years in Cairo Elementary School.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary to Walterick-Hemme Post 3035 met recently after a Halloween covered dish dinner with 22 members present. Four petitions for membership were read, voted on and approved. Petitions were approved for Betty J. Kimmet, Debra Nye, Deborah Kimmet and Phyllis Hasenkamp. President Denalda Brokamp asked members to vote Nov. 8.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays closed out their 1963 gridiron season with a 14-6 win over Indian Lake Friday night, with Captain John Rupert lugging the leather on both touchdown plays. Rupert’s play on offense netted the Jays 169 yards, tallied on 18 plays, giving him an average of 9.3 yards per carry. On the Blue Jay defensive play, it was Rupert and Dave Hoehn taking the honors.

Elmer Werner, president of the New Delphos Manufacturing Company and the People’s Bank of Delphos, addressed 40 members of the Lima Shrine Club at the Milano Club in Lima Thursday. Werner spoke on the history of the New Delphos Manufacturing Company in this community and dealt at length on the various products his company manufactures today.

The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats lost a heart-breaker to Paulding, 20-19, in their final outing of the season Friday night. The ‘Cats carried what appeared to be a commanding 19-12 lead into the final quarter but the Panthers drove 87 yards for a TD and ran the extra points to victory.


75 Years Ago – 1938

An interesting and enjoyable session of the Delphos Kiwanis Club was held at the Beckman Hotel Tuesday night. Plans for the bond issue in the interests of the WPA projects for Delphos; the swimming pool, the stadium, the lighted athletic field and the comfort stations; were discussed.

“Marriage and the Home” was the general subject of the discussions given Tuesday evening at a regular meeting of the Delphos chapter of the C.C.L. held at the home of Mrs. Merlin Zuber, South Main Street. A paper on “Homemaking Today” was given by Mrs. John Lloyd. Articles from Good Housekeeping magazine were submitted by Mrs. Freund and Mrs. Howard Sadler.

Parents and teachers are busy removing books and other necessary equipment from the Franklin building and are transporting them to the Jefferson School. Others are busy moving high school classrooms from the first floor to the second floor to make room for the Franklin School, pupils who will be housed there until repairs are made to the Franklin School, which was damaged by fire on Monday morning. Because of the lack of space at the Jefferson building, two grades will be housed in the Presbyterian Church.


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