|From the Archives Dec. 11, 2013|
|Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:00 PM|
One Year Ago
Saturday evening, the most recent group of German exchange students bid farewell to Delphos and their host families to return to their homeland. Waving “Auf wiederschen” at the airport were Dominik Kinner, Chiara Peine, Alicia Hesse, Julie Intveen, Sophia Mersch and Jonas Boseila.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Ottoville Miss and Master Child Conservation League held “Husband’s Night” with an authentic Victorian dinner, sponsored and prepared by the Van Wert County Historical Society at the House of Seven Oaks Museum, Van Wert. Attending were Janice and Don Hohlbein, Jean and Jim Hilvers, Sharon and Joe Horstman, Mary Lou and Bud Miller and Helen and Jack Devitt.
The St. John’s boys basketball team finally got the opportunity to relax during a ballgame this season as Friday night, the Blue Jays soundly defeated the visiting Minster Wildcats 78-51. Leading scorer for St. John’s was Doug Etgen with 24 points. Curt Mager added 14 and Steve Jettinghoff 12 points.
Jefferson used strong defense to hand Perry a 67-43 loss Friday in Northwest Conference play at Jefferson Senior High School. The Wildcats also dominated the boards against the smaller Commodores 44-25. Chris Renner led all scorers with 16. Jon Boggs added 14 and Mike Minnig 12.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Election of officers for the Daughters of Ruth Class of Trinity Methodist Church was held Monday evening. Mrs. Avanelle Clinger was installed as class president. Also installed were Mary Beamer, vice president; Flora Gallaspie, secretary; Evelyn Mericle, treasurer; Augusta Stopher, chorister; Eunice Barnes, pianist; and Mary Feathers, cards and gifts.
Crescent Temple No. 50 met in regular session Tuesday night at the K. of P. Hall. During the business portion of the meeting, plans were completed for the combined Christmas party to be held next Tuesday night. The meeting was closed with Mrs. Don Miller, the most excellent chief, reading a poem.
Ten members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church and four guests were present for a class meeting held Tuesday evening at the home of Emma Gould on South Washington Street. Following the business session, Martha Meeker gave the lesson. The next meeting of the class will be its Christmas supper, Dec. 17, at the church.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Coldwater Yellow Jackets came to Delphos Friday night and buzzed back home carrying with them a goodly portion of the sweets. They defeated the Jefferson varsity by a score of 36-23 in the main encounter of the evening. The Jefferson reserves took the sting out of the Yellow Jacket reserves and held a 24-15 advantage at the end of the game.
Officers of the C.I.C. Class of the United Brethren Church were re-elected Friday evening at a regular meeting of the class conducted at the home of Dorothy and Walter Ford, East Fifth Street. The following will continue to serve during the ensuing year: Ruthella Fetzer, president; Ruth Good, vice president; Mildred Harpster, secretary; Neva Ashby, assistant secretary; Grace Woodworth, treasurer; Mildred Harpster, publicity; Ruth Good, chorister; and Grace Woodworth, pianist.
Approximately 150 persons were in attendance at the annual installation of officers of the Delphos chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Masonic Temple Friday evening. Preceding the installation, Mrs. Guy Tilton sang Christmas carols with Mrs. Lloyd Wilson as her accompanist.