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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:14 PM

One Year Ago

Allen County high school students who received Honor/OSU Partnership Math Medal Awards are Bryce Ringwald, Spencerville; Kirstan Scott, Shawnee; Jessica Brockert, Bluffton; Katherine Lee, Perry; Todd Rode, St. John’s; Austin Schroeder, Lima Senior; Jacob Violet, Jefferson; Samuel Shutt, Bath; Alex Swick, Lima Central Catholic; Aric Thompson, Elida; and Trey Gossard, Allen East High School.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Kelly Kaufman, daughter of Leon and Marilyn Kaufman of Ottoville and a senior at Ottoville High School, was crowned 1989 Putnam County Junior Miss at ceremonies Sunday evening in Kalida High School gym. First runner-up was Julie Cunningham and second runner-up was Christie Halker.

At the annual Allen Soil and Water Conservation District meeting Saturday, the district’s accomplishments for the year were reviewed and awards presented. The Delphos Future Farmers of America team of Brent Van Meter, Gary Backus, Dan Hoehn, Randy Trentman, Scott Bonifas and Jim Friedrich were awarded the FFA Land Judging award.

St. John’s football players, cheerleaders and managers were honored Sunday evening at the team’s awards banquet. Senior Chad Martin received the leadership award. Other special award winners were: senior Kevin Wrasman, defensive lineman; junior Nate Wannemacher, offensive lineman; junior Pat McGue, defensive back; and junior Scott Schulte, offensive back.


50 Years Ago – 1963

The regular November meeting of the Women’s Society of Christian Service was held Wednesday in the parlors of Trinity Methodist Church. Preceding the session, a carry-in luncheon was served. Hostesses were the members of the Priscilla Circle with Mrs. Earl Morris and Mrs. Louis Mueller serving on the kitchen committee.

A color film, especially appropriate to Ohio and adjacent states, was shown at the meeting of the Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday. This film was based on the life work of Johnny Appleseed, who traveled west through Pennsylvania, Ohio and other Midwestern states planting apple seeds in the wilderness.

Elida Garden Club held a guest meeting Nov. 12 in the home of Mrs. E. J. Nutter, Neely Road. Members and guests viewed slides and heard comments by Charles Plikerd, FFA student, who last summer visited Europe on a FFA-sponsored tour. Final plans for a Christmas demonstration, open to the public and sponsored by the Fleur-de-lis Garden Clubs, were made.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A large attendance of Knights of Columbus and their ladies marked the reception which was held at St. John’s auditorium Sunday night in honor of Ray McKowen, state deputy of the Knights of Columbus in Ohio. Delphos Council was well represented on this occasion and there were many present from various parts of the state. A surprise on the program for the guest of honor was a song by Jimmy, McKowen’s 7-year-old son.

The first annual Pandora Potato Festival is expected to draw many entries from growers in Putnam County. The festival will be held Nov. 21-22 in the Pandora High School auditorium. Awards will be given for best exhibits in various variety classes. At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Alice Jean Steiner will be crowned Potato Queen.

The Daughters of Reformation, a Lutheran group, and one guest, Wanda Maxson, met at the home of Mae Rauschart, East Fourth Street, Saturday evening. Catherine Osmun was in charge of the devotionals and the lesson was conducted by Ms. Donald Heck. A story was given by Lucile Freund and two articles were presented by Miss Rauschart and Janis Powell, respectively.


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