|From the Archives Dec. 16, 2013|
|Sunday, December 15, 2013 9:00 PM|
One Year Ago
The Heiing home on East Third Street is festooned with every Christmas light imaginable and for those die-hard “Christmas Vacation” fans, they can catch the movie in the side window playing on a TV. The home was also chosen as the People’s Choice and “Clark Griswald” winner in the “Betty Honigford Spirit of Christmas” decorating contest.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Charles Stocklin showed Jamie Leach and Cory Clarkson, sixth graders at Jefferson School, his display of “Fantastic Furples” at the Delphos Public Library. Stocklin, formerly of Delphos and now of Spencerville, said he put 650 hours in the 150-piece display of wooden cartoon characters. He said he started eight years ago with the idea and had a comic strip in the Spencerville and St. Marys paper “some time ago.”
Delphos Knights of Columbus basketball team owns a 5-0 record after beating teams from Van Wert, Paulding, Latty and Defiance. Team members are Steve Pohlman, John Bockey, Kevin Trentman, Nick Clark, Dan Geise, Dan J. Grothouse and Jeff Grothouse.
Delphos Rotary Club presented a donation of $700 to be divided between the Delphos Community Christmas Club and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Earl Elston, president of the Rotary Club, presented a check to Vince Metzner, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Postmaster Don Martin, chairman of the Rotary Bellringers, presented a check to Sharyl Odenweller of Delphos Community Christmas Club.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Boy Scout Troop 65 hiked 17 miles in near zero weather Saturday along the George Rodgers Clark Trail. The group drove to Xenia, then walked northward to the George Rodgers Clark monument near Springfield. Scouts on the hike were Claude Hoover, Terry Liggett, Carl and Lon McCue, Dennis Miller, Randy Rinehart, Gary Rennels, Terry Rodgers and Tom Truesdale.
Amicidia Club members held their annual Christmas dinner party Sunday with their husbands as guests. Dinner was served at NuMaude’s Restaurant. After dinner the group assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Menke, with the evening being spent playing Yahtzee. Prizes were awarded to Ambrose Wannemacher, who was high, and to Darroll Keck, low.
Elida Parent Teacher Association will hear a holiday operetta “Merry Christmas, Mister Snowman!” presented by the third and fourth grades, when it meets Tuesday evening. Leads in the operetta will be sung by Cynthia Mullenhour, Mark Holtzapple, Becky Kundert, Mary Theisen, Charles Brenner, Dennis Clayton, Margo Thomas, and Marlene Baker.
75 Years Ago – 1938
An announcement was made Thursday which will be of interest to people in Delphos and the farmers living in this vicinity. The St. Marys Packing Company, operators of a large canning plant at St. Marys, has purchased the Delphos plant of the Macke Packing Company, according to William B. Swonger of Sidney, president of the company. The purchase of the plant on North Main Street was made through the court since the Macke Company has been bankrupt for the past several months.
St. John’s High added another win to its record Wednesday night when it took Ottoville High into camp by a score of 26 to 17, making its eighth straight victory for the present season, most of them by wide margins. In the final quarter Delphos added nine points on field goals by Grothouse and Huysman and three free throws by Klausing and one each by Grothouse and Ditto.
Mrs. Howard Irick received the members of the Methodist Ladies Aid into her home on East Suthoff Street Wednesday afternoon. She was assisted by Pearl Leininger, Mrs. Ray Redd, Gail Truesdale and Mrs. Adrian Ridenour. Mrs. Ray Barnes led the devotionals and a group of Christmas carols were sung.