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One Year Ago

The Tri-county Woman of the Year, Catherine “Cathy” Hammons needs very little encouragement to get involved. She is currently president of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and she was president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for a number of years. She is a volunteer with the Delphos Eagles Ladies and gives her time to the Red Cross bloodmobiles and St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center. She also spends time at the Interfaith Thrift Shop where she works in sales.


25 Years Ago – 1988

It could have been the cold weather or it could have been the plain fact that the Jefferson Lady Wildcats weren’t ready to play the Miller City Wildcats Wednesday evening, but whatever the case, Jefferson went home with a 60-41 loss. Leading scorer for Jefferson was Laura Schmelzer with 20.

Dr. Thomas H. Siefker, DDS, and his wife, who is a dental hygienist, have opened a family dentistry practice at 127 W. Canal St., Ottoville. Dr. Siefker and his wife Cheryl reside in his hometown, Kalida. Cheryl is a native of Ottoville and a graduate of Ottoville High School.

Kalida girls improved their record to 9-0 Tuesday night with a 72-48 win over Crestview at Kalida. Four Kalida players scored in double figures, led by Annette Trenkamp with 20. Sondra Ehrnsberger scored 18; Leslie Stechschulte 14 and Lisa Siebeneck 10.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Fort Amanda Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its December meeting at the home of Sarah Whyman at Spencerville. After a brief business session, a program was presented. Janet Sailor, flag chairman, and Thelma Scarberry, gave the state regent’s message, and Mrs. O. M. Arnold gave the report on national defense. Mrs. Ralph Lewis gave a report on the historical site, Adena, near Chillicothe.

William T. Weisenboren, a candidate for the Republican nomination to the office of sheriff of Allen County, visited the Delphos Daily Herald Monday. He is the first candidate in Allen County to file for sheriff. His name will be on the ballot for the May 5 primary.

The Nursery to University Mothers Club of Rimer met Saturday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Griffith near Vaughnsville, with husbands as guests. Carol singing followed the supper after which members and their guests participated in contests and games. The Jan. 28 meeting will be held in the home of Patsy Evans.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A cantata, “In Bethlehem of Judea,” will be presented at the Presbyterian Church in Venedocia Sunday evening. The choir will be assisted by the following: Helen Breese, soprano; Mary Evelyn Jones, mezzo soprano; Margaret Smith, alto; Osborne Jones and Edsel Dilbert, tenors; Daniel J. Evans, baritone; and William Thomas, bass.

The Delphos city officials will start out the new year with a “Clean Slate”. The office of Mayor D. L. Baringer has been thoroughly reconditioned. The walls have been washed down and the furniture has been given a coat of polish. The jail cells are now being whitewashed. The waterworks department office furniture is being cleaned and polished and the floors in the fire department were recently varnished.

John Marsh, Jr., will be installed as president of the Delphos Kiwanis Club for the year of 1939 at a meeting to be held Jan. 3 at the Beckman Hotel. Other officers to be installed are: Vice presidents, Melvin Westrich and Eugene Sheeter; members of the board of directors, George Horine, Otto Birkmeier, O. G. Weger and A. J. Laudick.


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