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Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

The ninth annual St. John’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held Sunday in the All Saints Building at St. John’s High School. This year’s honorees are: Professional Achievement – Paul Baumgarte, class of 1939; Arts/Athletic Achievement – Scott Schulte, class of 1990; Service to St. John’s – Johnny Giesken, class of 1943; and Service to Manhind – Bishop Albert Ottenweller.



25 Years Ago – 1988


Kelly Meyer was recently chosen as a fashion model by the Fashion Merchandising Association. Models will represent the association in numerous fashion shows throughout the next four years. She is a freshman at Bowling Green State University majoring in fashion merchandising. She is the daughter of Don and Kay Meyer of Fort Jennings.

Some teams might like to ease into their schedule with some easy early games. St. John’s won’t have that luxury. Their first five games should give them a pretty good idea of what kind of season they will have. St. John’s returns “almost four” starters from last year’s team. Returning starters are Curt Mager, Duane Grothause, Doug Etgen and Doug Eggeman.

American Legion Post 715, Fort Jennings has named the winners in its Americanism and government contest conducted in Fort Jennings and Ottoville high schools. Fort Jennings winners were Lezlie Ricker, Wesley Klir, Jackie Berelsman, Brent Helmke, Stephanie Vetter and Aaron Ricker. Winners at Ottoville were Kelly Kaufman, Mark Miller, Kevin Horstman and Marie Ruen.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Mrs. Virgil Buchanan was hostess to the members of the Friendly Circle Club Thursday afternoon in her home on West Fourth Street. A short business meeting was conducted at which time plans were made for the group’s Christmas dinner party and gift exchange to be held Dec. 19 at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Contests were held with prizes going to Grace Keel and Nina Dye.

Eleven members and two guests, Margaret Cauble and Mrs. Robert Minning, were present when the Leatherwood Community Garden Club met recently in the home of Mrs. John Metzger. Mrs. Chester Pierce presented the topic and displayed library books on gardening and flowers. Plans were made for members to attend the Elida Garden Club floral arrangement event on Dec. 5.

Members of the Ottoville Catholic Ladies of Columbia met this week in the parish hall. The main business was the election of new officers with the following results: President,Veronica Burgei; Vice President Ruth Miller; Financial Secretary Irene Miller; Recording Secretary Mary Louise Schimmoeller; Treasurer Alma Kaufman; Monitor, Rosa Deitering; Inner Guard Carol Byrne; and Trustee Evelyn Wannemacher.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The ladies of the Delphos Methodist Church will conduct their annual Christmas bazaar on Dec. 1 at the church. There will be a cafeteria lunch at noon and a dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. The ladies will also have a number of booths, including fancy work, candy, country store, magazine, etc.

Close scoring featured Van Wert County basketball games Tuesday night and Wednesday. Ohio City won from Mendon by a score of 16 to 14. Willshire fought down a rally to win over Wren by a 35 to 33 score. Middle Point defeated Ridge 38 to 28. Hoaglin-Jackson defeated Oakwood by a score of 45 to 26.

The annual union Thanksgiving service held at the United Brethren Church Wednesday evening was largely attended. The pastor, Rev. Wesley Mullenhour, led in prayer. Rev. J. Clement Berry, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, read the scripture and the sermon was delivered by Rev. R. M. Gow, pastor of the Christian Church. Special music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tilton, Mrs. Harry Woodcock and Paul Harter with Mrs. Charles Horine as accompanist.

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