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One Year Ago

The Delphos high school girls’ varsity coaches were the guest speakers at a recent Delphos Optimist club meeting. Breeze Grothouse, in his 24th season as head girls coach at St. John’s, and Dave Hoffman, in his 31st season as Jefferson head girls coach, are optimistic about the basketball season.

25 Years Ago – 1988

American Legion Post 63, Ottawa, has announced the winners of the recently conducted Americanism and Government Test. In the senior class division, top scores went to Debra Buss of Kalida High School and John C. Biery of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Winners in the junior class division included Barbara Godsil and Matt Cunningham. Both are from Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

“You’ve got to like kids. You’ve got to like them a lot,” said Ottoville High School Principal Robert L. Zeigler, commenting on his years in the education field. His retirement will be effective June 30, after 33 years with the Ottoville school. Zeigler came to Ottoville in 1956 and taught eighth-, ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade English and biology. He became principal in 1967.

The Jefferson Lady Wildcats had to go the distance Thursday evening before pulling out a 58-55 league win over the visiting Spencerville Bearcats. The top guns for Jefferson were senior Kim Carmean and junior Cheryl Kortokrax with 17 points each. Missy Clark added 13.

 

50 Years Ago – 1938

Last Saturday, Delphos Royal Rangers went on an exploring hike in minus eight-degree weather. The trek began in Delphos and led east to the Rangers’ new camp site on the land of Leonard Winters on the Auglaize. They are building a shelter and plan an overnight trip soon after it is constructed. One Delphos Air Ranger, Bill Ford, has earned second-class rating and has several awards.

Delegates to the Mid-Winter Regional meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary were named during Monday night’s meeting of the auxiliary held in the Eagles club rooms. Representatives who will attend are Ruth Coffee, president; Dolores Hoffman, secretary; and Dodie Fetzer, membership chairman.

Bruce Heine, son of Harriet Viel Heine, former Delphos resident, received the outstanding sports writer award at the 10th annual Ohio High School Press Club workshop held recently at Ohio Union. His items were entries from the other 52 central Ohio high schools present. Heine is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Viel of Delphos.

 

75 Years Ago – 1938

Members of Commemorative Post, American Legion, met in regular session Thursday night at the Legion hall. Plans were made for the distribution of toys and Christmas boxes to unfortunate families in Delphos. The members will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday to start distributing the gifts.

The operatta “The Toy Maker” was presented in a most entertaining manner at the Jefferson auditorium Thursday night. The pupils of the seventh and eighth grades of Jefferson School made up the cast and the choruses. Velma Geary, music supervisor in the schools, directed the vocal and Dane Heitzman, also a member of the high school staff, directed the high school orchestra which provided the accompaniment.

Coach Trame took his Blue and Gold charges to Ottawa Thursday night and handed a double defeat to his old home town and school, Sts. Peter and Paul. A field goal by Trame in the final quarter cut the lead to four. Grothouse, then White, scored twice in a row and a free throw by Klausing closed the scoring for the game with Delphos leading 20 to 13.

 

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