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One Year Ago

The Fort Jennings High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted eight new members on Thursday. They included Kelsey Klausing, Nicole Ricker, Jamie Saum, Cassie Lindeman, Andrea Ricker, Seth Ricker, Logan Sickels and Alyssa Schimmoeller.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Ottoville Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Council 30, planned its Christmas party at a recent meeting in the Dew Drop Inn. Chairwoman of the Christmas party, Ginger Shilling, announced the party would be Dec. 19 at the Dew Drop Inn. Others assisting with the party will be Ruth Wannemacher, Diane Ruen and Edith Knippen.

The monthly bunco and card party was held recently at Paradise Oaks Nursing Home, Cloverdale. Winners in cards were Genevieve Eggeman, Adeline Pohlman, Doyle Leatherman, Edward Turnwald, Alphonse Birkmeier and Gilbert Walls. Bunco winners were Martha Clevenger and Florence Priest.

The Jefferson Wildcats needed about half of the first quarter to put away Mendon-Union and then had to find something to do the rest of the game. What they did en route to an 88-40 win was try to keep sharp for Upper Scioto Valley Thursday night. Cheryl Kortokrax led the Jefferson attack with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Beth Druckemiller dropped in 18 points. Laura Schmelzer hit for 17 and had seven rebounds.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Harold Heitzman, after almost 47 years serving as a rural mail carrier in the Fort Jennings area, has retired. Heitzman started as a rural carrier Feb. 1, 1917, with a 27-mile route. Horses were used in those days to deliver the mail and seven miles of his route was a mud road. He recalled that the winter of 1918 was exceptionally cold, with many deep snowfalls.

Mrs. William Kissell was elected president of the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization Thursday night during a meeting of the organization held at the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Bert Redmon was in charge of devotions. Mrs. David Zoll, program chairman, introduced Randy Bowersock, who told of his recent trip abroad and showed slides taken while in Europe.

The Altar-Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s parish, Fort Jennings, held its annual Christmas party and election of officers this week. Mrs. Justin Wannemacher will serve as president during the coming year. Other officers elected were: Mrs. Kenneth Von Sossan, vice president; Ladonne Wildenhaus, secretary, and Mrs. Norman Knott, treasurer.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A rare entertainment was enjoyed by members of the Delphos Kiwanis Club at the weekly meeting held at the Beckman Hotel Tuesday night. Ernest Botkin, former prosecuting attorney of Allen County, presented his McGuffey Reader program. He gave a brief sketch of the life of Dr. McGuffey and told of his work in compiling his famous reader while he was a member of the faculty at Miami University at Oxford, Ohio.

Harriet Viel, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Viel, West Fifth Street, a student at Ohio State University, will be a member of the university chorus of 250 voices that will give Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” in “White Christmas” observance at the men’s gymnasium at 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Miss Viel is prominent in activities at the university and has appeared in a number of musical presentations.

A delightful Christmas program was presented at a regular meeting of the Delphos chapter of the C.C.L. held Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. John C. Lloyd, South Main Street. Hortense Metcalfe was a guest. The Christmas party for the children of the members will be held at the home of Betty Nixon on Dec. 21.


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