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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:33 PM

One Year Ago

The two Delphos schools’ boys varsity basketball coaches were the guest speakers at a recent Delphos Optimist Club meeting. Jefferson coach Marc Smith, beginning his eighth season as head coach, and Aaron Elwer, beginning his sixth season as head coach, presented their outlook on this year’s teams.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Helen Liebrecht and Eileen Holdgreve prepared a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for the recent Catholic Daughters of the Americas Christmas party. A short business meeting followed the dinner. Mary Jeannette Menke read a letter from National Headquarters. Patti Heiing provided boxes for items collected for the Delphos Community Christmas Project. Leona Berelsman gave a report on the box sent to the veterans hospital.

Elida Garden Club met for the December meeting in the home of Mary Shalek in Elida. Nita Beckett exhibited “Shades of Bob Thomas,” a construction she created with evergreens and one poinsettia bloom. Gayle Edwards spoke on culture of amaryllis and care when finished blooming.

St. John’s won Round 3 in the battle among the Midwest Athletic Conference heavyweight and likely dealt Coldwater a knockout blow in the run for the title. The Blue Jays, behind some key free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter, beat Coldwater 70-66 Friday at Coldwater. Curt Mager and junior center Steve Jettinghoff each hit for 18 points to pace the Jays. Senior forward Doug Etgen added 14 and Duane Grothause 12.


50 Years Ago – 1963

The Rev. John Wilcox, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, was the guest speaker at the meeting of Delphos Council No. 1362, Knights of Columbus, held Monday evening in the council club rooms. Rev. Wilcox spoke on the Freedom March in Washington, D. C., held a few months ago. The speaker told of participating in the march and of his experiences during the historical event.

Members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church held their annual Christmas supper meeting Tuesday evening at the church. Class President Dorothy Miller called the meeting to order. Bessie Wells gave the opening prayer. Rev. Gene Miller presented the lesson. Beatrice Patton gave the closing prayer.

Four Delphos St. John’s High School seniors have merited honorable mention certificates as the result of their scores in the General Scholarship Test administered in mid-November, according to Rev. Thomas W. Kuhn, principal. Susan Brandehoff and Carl Heitz received honorable mention in both county and Bowling Green district and Kevin King and John Rupert received honorable mention in the county.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A delightful holiday affair was a dance given at St. John’s auditorium Friday afternoon for the members of the high school student body and faculty. A humorous skit was presented by Richard Klausing, Arthur Grothouse, Pauline and Alfred Ebbeskotte, Catherine Heitz, Marjorie Best and directed by Richard Trame. Music for dancing was provided by Bob Porter, Norman Geier, Ed. Clark, Neil Leininger and Ben Plescher.

Following the suggestion made to the Delphos Civic Club, a number of Delphos homes and business places will have special decorations for the Christmas season. A fine example of outside Christmas decoration can be seen at the Paul Harter Funeral Home on West Third Street. Walter Ford, an employee of Harter’s, has constructed a beautiful Christmas scene which has been erected on the balcony at the front of the home.

Many Delphos needy children will be made happy on Christmas through the efforts of the American Legion Post of Delphos and the WPA sewing center and woodworking department. The various wooden toys were made in the woodworking department at the city building. The stuffed dolls and doll clothing were made in the WPA sewing center.


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