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Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:10 PM

One Year Ago

Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast, the Delphos Veterans Council, VFW and American Legion are spearheading a project to bring relief supplies to residents of one of the stricken areas. The VFW and American Legion have already donated $500 each. The VFW is willing to receive all donations for the project with a preference for clothing and non-perishable items.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Ottoville Senior Citizens Social Club recently held a short business meeting and card party in the Veteran of Foreign Wars social rooms. President Albert Wieging conducted the meeting with 19 members in attendance. Lunch was served and card winners in pinochle were Mary Louise Schimmoeller high and Josephine Bockrath second. In euchre, Marcella Blankmeyer was first with Hilda Pittner second.

The November meeting of Limited Edition Ohio Child Conservation League was recently held at the home of Cindy Becker with Diane Knippen co-hostess. Members were asked to bring used toys to the December meeting for Helping Hands. The Christmas meeting will be held Dec. 7 at the home of Mary Ann Clementz.

Elida Garden Club members made plans and received assignments for working at the bazaar Nov. 12 in the Lima Mall. Mrs. Roy Wright was chosen to arrange the entry for the Christmas tree festival at the Allen County Museum. Mrs. Howard Leis was chairman for the tour to Foellinger-Freiman Botanical conservatory, Fort Wayne.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Two surprised construction workers turned over a cement slab that has served for years as part of a rear walk at the office of Dr. Morgan, dentist, at the corner of Third and Canal Tuesday, and discovered the “slab” was a 91-year-old tombstone. Tom Cross and Nile Noffsinger, and Francis Sterling were at work preparing to place a new foundation under the building when they found the tombstone.

The program at the Rotary Club weekly meeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant was based on the 1963 Miss America contest. Twenty colored slides showing the contestants and ceremonies incident to this nationwide contest were shown. The program was obtained by Roger Hoverman, who was program chairman for the day.

Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, met this week in the home of Mrs. Robert Schuerman and completed plans for the coming dessert smorgasbord and card party, which will be held Nov. 13 at Franklin School. The program for the evening was presented by Mrs. Dean Mollenkoph.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Walter Meads of the Delphos Presbyterian Church and Dorothy Baxter of Morris Chapel Church are eligible to participate in the Van Wert County Prince of Peace Declamation contest to be held early next month. These two young people were successful in contests held Sunday.

One of the most delightful of the Phi Delta Sorority social affairs is the annual formal pledge tea. Such an affair was held Sunday afternoon at the home of the sorority president, Martha Stallkamp, East Fifth Street. The pledges were Mrs. M. J. Lehmann, Agnes Buecker, Martha Dannhausen, Viola Schmit, Dorothy Miller and Velma Geary.

Dr. John L. Sassen has selected the following ladies of St. John’s parish to serve as delegates to the biennial convention of the Toledo Diocesan Council of Catholic Women to be held Nov. 15 in Toledo: Mrs. Nick Schmit, Mrs. L. H. Huber, Mrs. S. H. Wahmhoff, Mrs. Carl Lindemann and Mrs. Fred Reinemeyer.


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