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Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

The Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club will present Hometown Christmas on Nov. 30. The annual parade showcasing the arrival of Santa starts at 6:30 p.m. from The Delphos Herald parking lot and ends at Santa’s house. Horse and carriage rides will be offered, snacks available, a craft show and Santa’s Workshop. The Canal Commission Christmas Tree Festival will be open and the EMS will offer its annual ham and bean supper.


25 Years Ago – 1988

A cross with a historical significance to St. John’s parish was recently dedicated in St. John’s High School gym at the close of a retreat for the student body. The cross was also dedicated to mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of St. John’s basketball program, according to Rev. Christopher Vasko, St. John’s associate pastor. The cross was made of wood from the communion railing in the first church built in 1853.

Dale Schiffke, 46, of Elida, turned in a personal record time for international distance at the Bud Light U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship despite some rough weather conditions and being unfamiliar with the course. The triathlon held Nov. 12 at Hilton Head Island, S.C., featured a 1.5-kilometer ocean swim, a 40-kilometer bicycle ride and a 10-kilometer run. Schiffke covered the course in 2 hours. 41 minutes, 58 seconds.

Ottoville placed four players in double figures as they defeated Wayne Trace 62-44 Monday night at Ottoville. Melanie Miller led Ottoville with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Darla Taylor added 14 points and seven rebounds. Cheryl Klima chipped in 13 points and six rebounds. Maria Schnipke added 11 points.


50 Years Ago – 1963

President Kennedy was killed today in a burst of gunfire in downtown Dallas. The president had landed only a short time before at Dallas Love Field and was driving to the trade mart to deliver a lunch speech sponsored by three Dallas organizations. Vice President Lyndon Johnson was in the same motorcade and was immediately surrounded by Secret Service men until he could take the oath of office as president.

Cub awards were presented during a regular meeting of Cub Pack held Thursday evening at Trinity Methodist Church. Receiving Bobcat awards were Danny Ladd, Paul Dunlap, Stephen Blythe, John Giller, Darrell Kohorst, Tom Feathers and Randy Feathers. Bear award went to Chuck DeWeese, gold arrow to Dick Stose, and silver arrow to Jim Raabe.

Mrs. Jack Swick was elected president of the Delphos Jay-C-Dels during a meeting of the group held Thursday evening at Jaycee Hall, North Main Street. Elected to serve with Swick during the coming year are: vice president, Mrs. Don Schweller; secretary, Mrs. Thomas Eilerman; treasurer, Mrs. Richard Bailey; and reporter, Mrs. Keith Kiggins.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Details of a business deal which will be of much interest to Delphos people were announced Tuesday when Henry J. Lange made public that he will be associated with the C. Scherger and Sons Monument works in the future. Lange announced on Nov. 8 his intention to retire from the dry goods business. Lange has purchased a part of the interest of his father-in-law, John A. Scherger, senior partner of the monument firm.

There was a large attendance at the meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles held Monday evening. A number from the Delphos Aerie will go to Fort Wayne Wednesday evening to attend an initiation and banquet in honor of Grand Worthy President Dr. Dilly. The championship Eagles drill team of Kokomo will be in charge of the work. Herbert Hummer, son of Joseph Hummer, a former Delphos resident, is a member of that team.

For the ninth consecutive year, Arnold Gerdemann and sons will exhibit livestock at the Cleveland Livestock Show. The Gerdemanns have a fine reputation for the growing of fancy Shorthorn cattle. Three years of the eight, the Gerdemanns won high places with their shorthorns. For two consecutive years they exhibited the champion group of five and last year they placed third in their class.


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