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Monday, December 09, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

The Delphos Kiwanis and Rotary clubs will take over the local collection of used eyeglasses for Vosh International. The endeavor was a Lions Club project. Jim and Darlene Pohlman of Vosh Volunteers, presented a collection box to Rotarian Andy North and Kiwanian Rob Moenter.

25 Years Ago – 1988

Ottoville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3740 and auxiliary have announced the local winners of the 42nd annual national Voice of Democracy scholarship essay program. Students receiving monetary awards were: first, Jodi Niedecken, a senior, daughter of Jim and Jan Niedecken; second, Julie Brickner, a senior, daughter of Walter and Roseanne Brickner; and third, Chris Ricker, a sophomore, son of Louis and Ruth Ricker.

Thursday night, before a rockin’ crowd at Jefferson High School, the Wildcats locked horns with one of the premier Division IV teams in Northwest Ohio, in the Upper Scioto Valley Rams, which entered the contest at 4-0. But after an overtime slugfest, it was the ‘Cats who came away with the stunning come-from-behind 57-52 win in what will probably go down as one of the greatest games in Jefferson girls basketball history.

Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Siferd Funeral Home donated a Christmas tree to Memorial Manor. Newly elected officers of the manor who gathered around the tree were Cleon Miller, vice president; Nelle Macwhinney, representative; Rose Will, president; Minnie Strayer, secretary; Martha Remlinger, board member; Gerald Will, treasurer; and Leona Rahrig, board member.

50 Years Ago – 1963

In the 1963 Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., Dec. 3, Carl Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller of Delphos, placed second in over-all judging. He is a member of the Ohio State University Meat Judging team and is a senior at Ohio State where he is studying for his bachelor of science degree.

A covered dish dinner was served to members of the Star Class and their guests Monday evening in the social rooms of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Guests included Rev. and Mrs. Walter Marks and Margie and Marie Redmon. Mrs. James Cross and Mrs. Lowell Jenkins were in charge of the program.

Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary held their annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange Monday preceding their regular business session. During the business session reports were made by the chairman of trustees, Mary Vondran; the treasurer, Helen Vance and the secretary, Dolores Hoffman.

75 Years Ago – 1938

Delphos teams rolled up three victories at St. John’s auditorium Wednesday night. Convoy High cagers were on the losing end of two contests with Blue and Gold teams and the CYO of St. John’s defeated the Huffer Funeral Home team of Lima. The shooting of the Delphos varsity team was a trifle over 31 percent. Grothouse made 11 of 21 shots, Huysman two of nine, Grewe, one of six and Klausing, four of nine.

The Christmas theme was predominant Wednesday evening when the members of the Ladies Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church convened at the church, Mrs. Albert Evans presided. The class sang a group of Christmas carols under the direction of Mrs. William Stemen. Mrs. J. H. Jenkins presented a Christmas story.

Two Delphos girls have filed requests with Orville A. Klendworth, supervisor of Youth Administration activities in Van Wert, Putnam and Paulding counties, to forward their names to the NYA work experience center which will be opened in Toledo. The work center will train young women in beauty culture, nurse aid work, art and sewing. The two who have signed from Delphos are Hilda Kohorst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kohorst, and Juanite DeLong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold DeLong.



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