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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

Delphos Optimist club past president Michael Friedrich was presented with the “President’s Citation” for Outstanding Optimist Club member 2011-12. During Friedrich’s presidency, he led the local group to honor club status. He was presented with the citation by last year’s Delphos Optimist Club president, Harry Flanagan.


25 Years Ago - 1988

Lisa Sadler, Nikki Wellmann, Kristi Klausing and Tammy Stemen were special award winners when St. John’s volleyball team held its awards banquet Sunday at the Little Theatre. Sadler was recognized for having the highest serving percentage for the varsity. Wellmann won the Blue Jay hustle award for the varsity. Klausing had the highest serving percentage for the reserve team. Tammy Stemen received the hustle award.

Stan Wiechart will officially retire as a platoon chief firefighter of the Delphos Fire Department Nov. 27, after 25 years of service. Starting with the department in September 1962 as a Kelly man or a swing shift worker, Wiechart said he worked every Saturday and Sunday like that for 2 1/2 years. In February 1966, he was taken on as a regular firefighter.

Ottoville evened its record at 1-1 with a 58-43 win over Lincolnview Saturday at Ottoville. Melanie Miller led the Big Green with 16 points. Terri Hilvers added 15. The Big Green held a big edge in rebounding 44-23. Darla Taylor of Ottoville pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds. Cheryl Klima had nine and Hilvers and Miller had eight each.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Seven hunters returned Tuesday from Michigan after an unsuccessful deer hunting expedition. Making the trip to Michigan were Kenny Looser, Dick Kaskel, Rev. John Quenneville, Rev. Thomas Gorman, Gene Hayes, Ray Pohlman and Steve Dickman. Kaskel said they passed up several good doe shots the first two days because they wanted bucks but they were unable to get close enough to get a shot at a buck.

Students who assisted during the recent pancake day, sponsored by the Lions Club, were guests at the Delphos Lions Club meeting Tuesday evening at NuMaude’s Restaurant. They are Denny Moore, Bob Kimmet, Paul Looser, Denny Carder, Bob Carder and Gary Grubenhoff.

Mrs. Melford Will and Mrs. Arthur Williams were welcomed into the Senior Chapter of the Child Conservation League during a meeting of the chapter held Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Don May, North Canal Street. Mrs. W. B. Bowersock served as co-hostess. The program for the evening was a book review given by Mrs. William Broaddus.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The Delphos Jefferson cage forces will open the 1938-39 season Tuesday night at Union. Coach Kurth announced that the Jefferson varsity squad starting lineup will probably be Thompson and Mericle at forward, Dunlap at center, Van Meter and Foster as guard. The reserve team lineup will probably be Seymour and Eversole at forwards, Fuller at center and Osmun and Link or Miller at guards.

Court Delphos and Court Defiance Catholic Daughters of America, joined for an initiation held in the C. D. of A. rooms in Defiance Sunday afternoon. Attending from Delphos were Mrs L. H. Huber, Mrs. N. J. Schmit, Mrs. Carl Lindemann, Mrs. Edward A. King, Mrs. J. W. Clark, Mrs. L. C. Laudick, Martha Ulm, Marie Hageman, Martha Minzing and Emma Metzner.

The members of two local bridge clubs are planning dinner meetings for this week. Both dinners will be served at Maude’s Restaurant Tuesday evening. Following the Alpha Theta Bridge Club dinner, the members will meet at the home of Ila Scott for bridge. Catherine Stallkamp will receive the members of the Club Without a Name into her home for bridge following that club’s dinner.


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