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One Year Ago

Church Women United (CWU) is holding a World Community Day worship service at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church. The gathering will include an Interfaith Thrift Store contribution report, given by Becky Strayer. Local CWU officers include President Jackie Fritz, Vice President Becky Strayer, Treasurer Eileen Bonifas and Secretary Karen Nomina.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Senior Airman Charles (Chuck) Knebel showed his mother and young brother, Matt, photographs taken during his 700-mile, 9-day bicycle trip around South Korea. Chuck, who is stationed at Osan Air Base near Songton, Korea, made the trip with Senior Airman Judy Wanke of Wisconsin. Chuck is a 1985 graduate of Fort Jennings High School and is the son of Pat and George Knebel.

Students of Jean Cupp’s first grade class at Kalida Elementary School are Erica Elkins, Sara Rieman, Jason Rampe, Steve Kahle, Joey Hoffman, Jake Vorst, Kevin Siefer, Wendy Smith, Lori Osterhage, Andrea Horstman, Matt Hoffman, Jenny Schnipke, Michael Mooney, Natalie Stefanek, Mandy Lammers, Rodney Bockrath, Randy Siebeneck, Craig Vorst, Neil Unverferth and Kelly Smith.

The seventh-grade social studies class of Blythe Turnwald at St. John’s Grade School held a presidential debate Monday. A mock election will be held Tuesday. Participating in the debate were Hope Kill, Jay Holdgreve, Aaron Sever and Dusty Miller.


50 Years Ago – 1963

The new $177,230 addition to St. Anthony’s parochial school at Columbus Grove will be blessed at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Clarence Yeager, pastor of St. Anthony’s. The old building, built in 1913, became too small to take care of the present enrollment of 298 and according to Father Yeager, there is an expected enrollment of 325 within the next few years.

Mrs. Robert Fortener entertained the Once-A-Month pinochle club in her home at Ottoville this week with first prize going to Mrs. Andy Altenburger, second to Mrs. Jerome Altenburger and low to Mrs. Edward Wannemacher. Mrs. Joseph Perrin received the traveling prize.

Good Shepherd Group of St. Peter Evangelic Lutheran Church met Tuesday evening in the parish hall with 28 members present. The lesson was presented by Mrs. Howard Raabe. After a short business session, the offering meditation was given by Mrs. Walter Heidenreich.


75 Years Ago – 1938

An important social function will be held at St. John’s auditorium Sunday evening honoring Ray McKowen, state deputy of the Knights of Columbus. The affair is being given by the members of Delphos Council, No. 1362. Invitations have been extended to all state officers, district deputies and Grand Knights of the state and the members of Ottoville, Ottawa, Lima, Wapakoneta and Delphos councils.

Mrs. F. Ray John, West Third Street, received the members of the Delta Omicron Sorority into her home Monday evening for the monthly business session. Frances Baxter presented an interesting explanation of the drawing of crayon designs on cloth and displayed specimens of her work.

Norman Geier was selected to head the newly-organized CYO choir. He was named at a regular meeting of the Catholic Youth Organization held in the new clubrooms on East First Street Monday night. Reports on the Halloween zarba were given and the affair was judged a success.


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