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One Year Ago

Landeck CLC Council 84 recently sent Christmas cheer to shut-in members in the form of festive bags of goodies. Participating in the event were Jolene Bockey, Joann Merricle, Helen Kimmet, Norma Ditto, Bonnie Merschman, Janet Siefker, Ruthie Hammons, Joan Mason, Catherine Heitz, Barb Heitz and Martha Etzkorn.


25 Years Ago – 1988

The Delphos Ministerial Association will host the 12th annual Community Christmas Worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Association member churches with choirs participating in the service are St. John the Baptist, Landeck, First Presbyterian, Trinity United Methodist, St. Paul Methodist, St. Peter Lutheran and St. John the Evangelist.

Former St. John’s star Craig Allemeier has played a key role in Shawnee State University’s 8-2 start. The 6-8 starting center has scored in double figures in five of 10 games. He is averaging 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while playing an average of 24 minutes a game. The Bears, coached by Delphos native Jim Arnzen, are off to a surprisingly quick start in their first year of NAIA competition with all new players.

Cast members of “A Visit From St. Nick” who decorated the Christmas tree were Chad Hardwick, Heather Osting, Kelly Nesbitt, Jacquie Rozelle, Max Wisher and Greg Joseph. These students from Franklin Elementary’s fifth grade are part of the cast which will be presenting the play at the Delphos Parent Teacher Organization meeting on Thursday.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays defeated their arch-rivals, the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds, 81-79, Sunday afternoon at Lima Senior High gym, in a typical Blue Jay-LCC contest that went right down to the wire. The St. John’s Reserves pulled their game out of the fire, 49-48, with a long arching shot by Chuck Osting following an out-of-bounds play.

Brownie Girl Scout Troop 351 recently held an investiture meeting for those completing the membership requirements to become a Brownie. They are Denise Anthony, Jane Belt, Bonnie Bendele, Mary Jane Burger, Peggy Giller, Lisa Hanshumaker, Nancy Hoehn, Mary Ann Moorman, Susan Raabe, Pearl Sanchez, Lizabeth Sheeter, Patricia Tyo, Denise Weaver and Leann Werner.

Tau Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, held its guest meeting recently at the home of Mrs. Jack Cochensparger with three guests: Mrs. Wayne Dray, Mrs. Donald Thitoff and Mrs. Braxen Mericle. Mrs. Calvin Fox, president, gave a brief summary of the sorority. The next meeting will be a Christmas dinner party Dec.12 at the House of Vogts.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Dr. John L. Sassen and his assistants, the Rev. Edward Herr and the Rev. James Nett, are now located in the newly-built St. John’s rectory. Moving from the temporary rectory on South Bredeick Street, the private property of the pastor, was completed Friday. The rectory is located on the northeast corner of the church yard. The Notre Dame Sisters now occupy the old rectory on East Second Street.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weaver, of near Spencerville, who have been in grange work for 50 years, were the honored guests at a dinner given by Spencerville Grange in the Spencerville School auditorium Thursday evening. Mrs. Weaver has been a member of Jennings Grange since 1887 and her husband, since 1888.

Two former local residents, Dorothy and Edith Yochum, are taking part in a program which will be given in Lima Memorial Hall Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the American Legion Boys Military Band. Dorothy is a violinist in the orchestra and Edith will take part in the amateur contest. The girls are daughters of Mrs. Alfred Yochum of Lima, formerly of Delphos.


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