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Sunday, November 03, 2013 9:11 PM

One Year Ago

Delphos Kiwanis Club flipped pancakes Saturday morning during the club’s second annual Pancake and Sausage Day at Jefferson High School. The club took over the event from the defunct Lions Club. The group served 1,837 meals, including 628 carryouts; 500 more than last year.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Nan Shade’s fourth-grade class at Franklin Elementary School held a Halloween contest, designed to encourage students to learn their states. All the states were arranged in the shape of a large Jack O’ Lantern and students tried to identify the states by their shapes. Receiving 100 percent and first-place prize from Shade was Jamey Wisher. Others participating were Rocky Wagner, Mindy Suever, Jasmine Hood, Cherie Fischer, Stephany Schnelle, Jessica Martin and Russ Roberts.

Fort Jennings Central Jaycees finalized plans concerning the fifth annual craft fair at the Red Pig Inn, Ottawa. The craft fair will be Nov. 5 at Fort Jennings High School. Co-chairman Julie Schimmoeller told members that 90 reservations for booths were received. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day. Karen Myer and Lynette Swift will be spinning. Anna Billie Vandemark will be showing water colors and Darioir Isenbarger will be demonstrating the potter’s wheel.

Delphos Reds won the Midget Football League championship playoff with a 14-0 win over the St. Marys Rams. The Reds finished with a 7-1 record. All wins were by shutouts. They beat Elida Rams 6-0, Wapakoneta Chiefs 28-0, Van Wert Warriors 42-0, Shawnee Indians 18-0, Cridersville Rams 14-0, Delphos Vikings 6-0 in overtime and St. Marys Rams 14-0.


50 Years Ago – 1963

World Community Day services were held Friday afternoon at the First United Presbyterian Church under the sponsorship of the Delphos United Church Women. New officers are: President Mrs. Howard Sadler, first vice president Mrs. Robert Swartz, second vice president Mrs. Melvin Diller, secretary Mrs. M. C. Maloney, treasurer Mrs. Don Miller and publicity Mrs. D. Arnold.

Ottoville’s Big Green got off to a romping start of their cage season with an 88-72 win over the Crestview Knights. Top man on the totem pole for Ottoville was Jim Langhals, who rippled the net on 17 of 20 free throw attempts and connected on six field goals for a total of 29.

St. John’s Rosary-Altar Society will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 11 in the Little Theater of the school. Mrs. Gilbert Trentman and Mrs. Norman Trentman will serve as co-chairmen of the social committee and will be assisted by Mrs. William Stallkamp, Mrs. E. L. Staup, Mrs. William Stauterman, Jeanine V. Stegeman, Mrs. Elmer Steinle, Mrs. Wilfred Steyer, Mrs. Richard Stippich, Mrs. Barry Stokes and Mrs. William Studer.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Local delegates to the 45th annual meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce will be J. Howard Apger, president of the Delphos Civic Organization, and Walter H. Jauman, secretary. The meeting will be held in the Mayflower Hotel at Akron Nov. 10-11, according to Alexander Thomson, president of the State Chamber.

A gigantic parade will be staged in Delphos Saturday night in the interest of the bond issue for the proposed swimming pool, stadium and public comfort station. All of the school students of Delphos and any citizens are invited to participate in the parade. In connection with the parade, the physical education department at Jefferson School is sponsoring a poster contest. Ten basketball tickets for home games will be presented to 10 boys and girls for prize-winning posters.

The members of the American Legion Auxiliary entertained in the Legion rooms Wednesday evening for the pleasure of their sons. Contests were enjoyed and the following were awarded the honors: Jack Cochensparger, Danny Murray, Robert Youngpeter, William Becker, Jack Krendl, Harold Rupert, Richard Eichenhorst, Earl Heisterman, Melvin Fiedler, Bud Rupert and Thomas Granger.


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