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Friday, December 20, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

The Delphos FFA, Delphos Young Farmers and Delphos Young Farmwives recently teamed up to make a donation to the Delphos Community Christmas Project. The three organizations come together annually to make a donation to the project. This year the organizations collected numerous non-perishable items and fresh fruit. Delphos FFA members Libby Spring, Karen Cline, Jordan Barclay and Elisabeth Miller, presented the collections to Community Christmas Project Representative Bob Mosier.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Terry Swaney Motor Sales, 222 N. Canal St., presented certificates for 13 turkeys to Delphos Community Christmas Project Tuesday. Taking part in the presentation were Judy Le Valley, George Berelsman, Jerome Schmit, treasurer for the Christmas project, Bill Daulbaugh, Cindy Wallace, John Parsons, Roger Rex, Denny Buettner, Denny Musselman, Bill Gardner, Kevin Klaus, Dan Dienstberger, Jerry Schiele and Donna Jones.

The Optimist Club of Delphos was presented its charter recently. The Delphos club, organized in September, has 52 members. Officers of the club are Juergen Waldick, president; Daniel Morris, vice president; Harold Flanagan, vice president; Claude Bergfeld, secretary-treasurer; Stan Wiechart, director; Elizabeth Shenk, director; Jay Metzner, director; Dennis Kimmet, director; Jerry Wessel, director; and Debra Schurger, director.

Singing Christmas carols in the St. John’s second-grader’s Christmas program were Kara Eickholt, Chad Schulte, Sheila Fischer, Amanda Clark, John Metzner IV, Andrea Whiting and Doug Drerup. Portraying the story of Christmas were Kyle Osting, Alison Schmit, Laura Bockey, Keith Goedde and Katie Wehri.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Delphos men who completed a 36-hour fire service training course are Paul Clinger, Vern German, Gene Kaskel, John Sheeter, Jerome Schmit, Bill Stallkamp, Mel Westrich, Paul Stallkamp, Dick Schlagbaum, Al Hageman, Jim Mesker, Al German, Don Ditto, Joe Stallkamp, John Neumeier, Don Schimmoller, Tom Stallkamp, Norm Trentman, Lawrence Wieging, Robert Dienstberger and Clarence Wiechart.

The Musketeers of Fort Jennings won their fourth in 12 starts Friday night, pulling ahead of visiting Ottawa’s Lancers in the closing minutes, 65-62. For the Musketeers, four players reached double figures and a fifth was stopped just short. Gary Ehrnsberger led with 16, followed by Errol Schroeder, 14, Dave Weiging, 13, and Dave Recker, 10. Mike Miehls netted nine.

Members of the I D Bridge Club met Thursday for a luncheon at the Steak House and later played bridge at the home of Mrs. William Deffenbaugh on West Fourth Street. At the conclusion of the games high honors went to Mrs. Carl Behringer, second to Mrs. Frank Mueller and traveling to Mrs. Fred Reinemeyer.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Mrs. Henry Perrin was re-elected president of Ottoville Council No. 30, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, at the monthly meeting of the society conducted Monday evening. Other officers who will serve during the ensuing year are Lillian Krupp, vice president; Mrs. Albert Ruen, recording secretary; Mayme Harmon, financial secretary; Estella Wannemacher, treasurer; Anna Giesken, monitor; Louise Schmitt, inner guard; and Mrs. George Rieger, trustee.

Final plans were completed Monday night at the regular meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles for the activities to be held in connection with the holiday season. On Dec. 21, there will be a Family Night Party for Eagles and their families. On Dec. 23, the Eagles will hold their annual Christmas party for children of Eagles and all needy children of Delphos. On Dec. 31 the Eagles will sponsor their annual New Year’s Eve party for Eagles and their families.

A Christmas party for the Junior members of the Women’s Benefit Association and the senior members and their children was held in the W.B.A. rooms Monday evening. Included on the program were dances and accordion numbers by Mary Katherine Collette. Dorothy Walther served as accompanist for the program.


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