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Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:05 PM

One Year Ago

Twenty SilverSneakers and instructor Shelley Kreeger gathered for a Christmas party on Thursday. The SilverSneakers team of Norman Von Sossan, Marge Von Sossan, Gertrude “Guggi” Mox, Betty Birkmeier and Carolyn Paul won the human snowperson contest.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Twenty-five area leaders were selected to participate in the Allen-Lima Leadership Program to look at community problems. Among leaders named were Ida Kay Keller, volunteer and president of Spencerville Board of Education; Edward A. Ulrich, farm manager of Roscoe Thompson Farms, Delphos; and Elizabeth A. Shenk, vice president of Shenk’s Store.

Rob Friemoth of the Lincolnview Future Farmers of America hit three free throws in the final 22 seconds to seal a 54-52 win over Elida FFA at Lincolnview North Elementary gymnasium. Jerome Blankemeyer led the Lancers with 16 points. Brian Cronenwett added 15. Friemoth had eight points. Bill Evans and Troy Bowersock chipped in six each, Travis Johnson added two and Ben Etgen one.

Paulding, wrestling without anyone in the upper three weight classes, needed some strong performances from its lightweights. The Panthers got those performances enroute to a 38-32 win over St. John’s Wednesday at St. John’s gym. Recording wins for the Blue Jays were Mike Kramer, 112; Larry Betz, 119; and Chad Martin, 160. Nathan Wannemacher, 171; Dan Vonderwell, 189; and Kevin Wrasman, heavyweight, won on forfeits.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star, held a regular meeting Thursday evening in the Masonic Temple with the worthy matron, Mrs. Richard John, in charge. Marking the Christmas season, the members of the chapter were entertained by the Girls Senior Chorus of Gomer High School. The Jones Sisters were on the program, which was composed of Christmas music. Linda Bartel of Gomer High School gave a reading.

Members of the Ladies Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church held their annual Christmas Friday in the social rooms of the church. The meeting was opened with Mrs. George Patton at the piano with the group singing Christmas carols. Mary Brinkman gave the scriptures and Nora Link presented the lesson.

Members of the Jennings Twirlers square dance club held a dance Dec. 15 in Memorial Hall with guests present from Indiana, Van Wert and Delphos. On Dec. 29, the group will hold another dance for all western square dancers in Memorial Hall. Hosts and hostesses will be Mr. and Mrs. Joe Janka and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin VonLehmden.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A special meeting of the Catholic Youth Organization was conducted in the clubrooms on East First Street Wednesday evening to discuss final arrangements for the New Year’s Eve Ball. This social affair will be held in St. John’s auditorium under the CYO auspices. Louis Scherger, chairman of the ticket committee, presented his report. Gerald Williams and Paul Baumgarte are in charge of the sale of tickets to high school students.

One of the outstanding programs of the week was presented in a Christmas broadcast Wednesday night under the sponsorship of the Delphos Civic Club. The program was presented by the Presbyterian Church choir and Carl Dienstberger, violinist. Another fine program is scheduled for Thursday night when the Methodist Church choir gives the program.

Mrs. Jessie Danner, leader, received the members of the Epworth League of the Methodist Church into her home Wednesday evening for a delightful Christmas party. Games provided entertainment for the evening and the honors were won by Janis Clark and Robert Ervin. Dainty refreshments, in keeping with the holiday spirit, were served.


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