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One Year Ago

Local dancers will appear in the Ohio Northern “Holiday Spectacular” at the Civic Center in Lima this weekend. They are Kennedy Sterling, Madeline Brantley, Allison Miller, Hayleigh Bacome, Cassidy Schafer, Gracie Renner, Anna Menke, Kristina White, Jade Schafer, Aryon McClurg and Camden Schafer.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Six Delphos high school students are currently competing in the county Americanism and government tests sponsored by the American Legion. Students include Aimee Stough, Julie Mosier, Garrett Thompson, Chad Sybert, Cindy Houdeshell of Jefferson and Bryan Kimmet of St. John’s.

Delphos Senior Citizens Center will hold its monthly evening euchre party Dec. 1 at the center, 301 E. Suthoff St. Winners of the October party were Clarence Gable, first; Pauline Gremling, second; Mary Hirn, third, and Jim Pohlman, free admission ticket Lucille Carder, Floyd Schlereth and Jim Pohlman were 50-50 drawing winners.

Melanie Miller scored 18 points to lead Ottoville to a Putnam County League win over Fort Jennings 50-38 Monday night at Fort Jennings. Shirley VonSossan and Amy Maag led Fort Jennings with 11 points each. Ottoville held a 27-26 rebounding edge. Cheryl Klima led Ottoville with 10 rebounds.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays and “Old Timer” Alumni cagers lifted the lid on the parochial school’s 1963-64 basketball season Wednesday night in the annual Prevue at the local gym. The Blue Jay varsity squad set the pace in the evening’s main event and routed the “Old Timers” 50-36. The “Old Old Timers” defeated this year’s Reserve cagers 29-25 in the preliminary game. Old Old Timers seeing action were John Giesken, Ralph Wagner, Chuck Cramer, Barney Altman, Whitey Wannemacher, Gip Pohlman, Dick Vogt, Jerry Fischer, John Wellman, Arnie Fischer, Paul Etgen and Jim Clement.

The Nifty Sixties Club met recently at the home of Dianna Hammons, North Main Street, with games being played. Prizes were awarded to Marilyn Stant and Janet Feathers. During the business session, plans were made to hold a dinner and theater party for the December meeting.

Rebecca Circle of Trinity Methodist Church met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Robert McDonald, North Jefferson Street. Mrs. Paul Rozelle was in charge of the meeting. Mrs. Don May presented the lesson. She was assisted by Mrs. Harry McCue, Mrs. Neil Leininger, Mrs. Gilbert Mericle, Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Rozelle.


75 Years Ago – 1938

At a regular meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles held Monday night, preliminary plans were made for the annual Eagles Christmas party which will be held Dec. 23. D. G. Gengler has been named as general chairman of the program for the party. The regular monthly wrestling show will be held following the regular meeting on Dec. 19 and the Family night party will be held Dec. 22.

The Ottoville Birthday Club members were hostesses on Sunday evening at their annual party given for the pleasure of their husbands. A three-course chicken dinner was served at Millie’s. Mayme Harman provided the music during the dinner hour and for the dancing. German and old-time songs were sung by the guests led by Mrs. Alex J. Wannemacher.

An art and handicraft display is being exhibited at the Delphos Public Library. The display consists of soap sculpture, wood carving and weaving done by sixth-grade pupils of St. John’s School under the supervision of Sister Mary Hildalin. There are also plaques, silhouettes and figure drawings by the seventh- and eighth-grade art classes of Jefferson School under the supervision of Ruth Steinle.


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