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One Year Ago

Shyan Shellenbarger, a fifth-grader at Franklin Elementary School, was honored by the Delphos Optimist Club as the “Student of the Month” at Friday’s meeting. Franklin Principal Mark Fuerst and Delphos City Schools Superintendent Frank Sukup presented Shellenbarger with her award. She is the daughter of Randy and Kim Shellenbarger.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Robert Nartker, president of The Commercial Bank, announced customer service at the main bank, East Second Street, will be operating out of temporary quarters as of Jan. 17 in the front part of the bank’s main office building. Nartker said the bank’s new addition and renovation are approximately 70 percent completed with target date for completion April 1.

Jamey Grogg, a 1988 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School, is a member of Bluffton College’s men’s basketball team. He is the son of Jerry and Judie Grogg of Delphos and plans to major in history. Another 1988 Jefferson graduate, Ryan McClure, is starting with the Bluffton junior varsity. McClure is the son of Pat and Becky McClure of Delphos. He is majoring in business management.

St. John’s gymnasts improved their record to 2-2 by defeating Bluffton 124.28-123.50 Wednesday at Bluffton. The Blue Jays swept the vault with Nikki Wellmann taking first with 8.9 followed by Katie Hanser, 8.8, Cindy Alder, 8.55, and Julie Hanser, 8.5


50 Years Ago – 1964

Winter smashed back into Ohio and tri-county Monday with a vengeance, dumping from five to 10 inches of fresh snow in virtually every section of the state and stranding an expectant Delphos mother for nearly five hours on her way to the hospital, closing all schools in the area and literally holding all transportation to a near standstill.

The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats, playing one of their best games of the season, came back strong in the fourth quarter to take a Northwest Conference victory over the Spencerville Bearcats, 87-74 Saturday night. Monte Druckemiller with nine field goals and seven free throws was high-point man in the game with 25 points, and Gordie Vogt hit for 22.

St. Theresa Juniorette troop met this week at the home of Mary Ann Hedrick. Officers were elected as follows: president, Cheryl Laudick; secretary, Sally Miller, and reporter, Barbara Smith. Refreshments were served by Mary Ann and Mrs. Hedrick and the remainder of the meeting was spent working on the troop project of making bandages.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A basketball classic, one of two games between the local high schools scheduled for the season, was played at St. John’s auditorium Wednesday night and drew by far the largest crowd seen there so far during the present season. St. John’s forces were victorious in both of the inter-school contests and the CYO of St. John’s defeated the Recreation team in the third encounter of the triple bill.

The Van Wert Peony Festival Association set June 8 as the date for the annual Peony Festival at Van Wert. Frank H. Perry has been selected as general chairman of the arrangements for the affair which draws spectators from many states.

Mrs. Ben Higgins was elected president of the Christian Aid Society at the regular meeting conducted at the church Wednesday afternoon. Other officers chosen are: Mrs. Peter Backus, vice president; Mrs. Harold Weaver, secretary; Katie Wilcox, treasurer; Clara Evick, chaplain; and Mrs. Lewis Malin, chorister.


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