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Monday, December 02, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

Franklin Elementary School staff recently presented the Meals ‘til Monday Program Director Jenny Earl with a check for $150. Meals ‘til Monday is an organization helping families meet the nutritional needs of elementary students in the area. Participating in the donation were Logan Cash, Sage Hanjora, Dawson Stocklin and Haylee Sevitz.

25 Years Ago – 1988

Dumpbuster Chairman Ida Keller gave an update to members on the progress of recycling discussions held with garbage hauler Duane Neunschwander. It was announced that the Girl Scouts will begin operating their recycle center twice monthly. Dr. Dale Kistler will contact Don Baker for an estimate on a divided trailer which could be used for picking up recyclable items and Mrs. Kistler’s committee will check on bins which would be used for curbside pickup.

Andrea Baker, a senior at Elida High School, has been selected a member of Outstanding High School Students of America for outstanding merit and accomplishments as a high school student. She is the daughter of Don and Bev Baker of Elida. She was a member of Delphos Gymnastics team for five years.

The Jefferson Lady Wildcats took to the road Thursday night seeking to register their first win of the season against Lima Perry. And yes, the ‘Cats did get their first victory, 69-58. Led by the 15-point efforts of Missy Clark and junior Cheryl Kortokrax and backed by the 14-point effort from Beth Druckemiller, the Lady Wildcats rolled up leads throughout the game as Jefferson went on to even its record at 1-1.

?50 Years Ago – 1963

Mrs. Joseph Anthony was hostess to the members of Phi Delta Sorority Monday evening in her home on East Fourth Street. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hoverman were the guest speakers and used as their topic “The Art of Photography.” The Sorority’s Christmas dinner will be held Dec. 16 at the home of Mrs. William DeWeese and will be a Holly Wreath party.

A planned luncheon and bridge party will be held at the Delphos Country Club Dec. 10, sponsored by the women members of the club. Reservations are to be made with Mrs. Richard Shirack, Mrs. Ike Bandelier, Mrs. Paul Harter, Jr., Mrs. Vince Odenweller or Mrs. Carl Birkmeier.

Fort Jennings Boosters Club will hold its annual Christmas dance from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Memorial Hall. The Variety Trio of Fort Wayne will provide the music for both round and square dancing. Co-chairmen for the dance are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Good and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Von Sossan. Don VonLehmden is president of the organization.

75 Years Ago – 1938

Fifteen members of the 1938 Jefferson football team and two managers were awarded letters Thursday night when the Girls Athletic Association of the high school honored the team with a banquet and dance. Letters were presented to Don Foster, Edgar Van Autreve, Dale Van Meter, Herbert Dunlap, Eugene Mericle, Elmer Gerdeman, Norman Mayer, Paul Fuller, Clinton Miller, Paul Harter, Jr., Harold Harpster, Edward Link, Russell Bryan, Max Miller, Irvin Bindel and managers Richard Heidenescher and Charles Grace.

Cecilia Mollenkopf will continue to serve as president of the Women’s Benefit Association. The annual election of officers took place at a regular meeting held in the lodge rooms Thursday evening. The review will hold a social for the public on Dec.13. Serving on the committee will be Cecilia Mollenkopf, Anna Ashbaugh, Freda Brenneman, Ethel Moyer, Cora McGinnis, Billie Baker, Eleanore Schmersal, Marcile Bardo, Tillie Stepleton and Carrie Benson.

A semi-pro basketball team is being organized in Delphos and according to present plans, games will be played at least once each week. The team will be made up such former high school stars as Twee Swartz, O. Erickson, C. Erickson, Phil Hall and Osting. The team will be play under the name of the Delphos Recreation Association and will be under the management of Russell Judkins.



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