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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:30 PM

One Year Ago

Five area young men achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and were recognized at a recent Court of Honor at the Delphos Eagles. Austin Etzler, Kyle Klausing, Zachary Siefker, Derrick Erman and Jacob Violet reached the highest distinction for a Scout.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Rachel Klaus, a seventh-grader from St. John’s Elementary School, won the school spelling bee Friday. Chanda Hoehn, also in the seventh grade, was runner-up. Rachel won a 35 mm camera and Chanda won a digital quartz watch. Rachel will compete in the Van Wert County spelling bee in March. Chanda will go to the Allen County competition Feb. 4.

Delphos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 is sponsoring a presentation on the Civil War 118th Ohio Regiment Jan. 30 at the post home. The presentation will be given by former Delphos resident Mike Klinger, who is presently compiling information for a book-length history of the 118th Ohio volunteers.

St. John’s Blue Jays escaped with their scalps as the Fort Recovery Indians went on the warpath Friday night in St. John’s gymnasium. The Blue Jays squeaked by with a 58-52 win. Three Blue Jays were in double digits. Steve Jettinghoff came up with 19 markers; Scott Suever, 13; and Duane Grothause, 10. Curt Mager added nine.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos Council No. 1362, Knights of Columbus, will join with the 64,000 Knights throughout the state of Ohio in honoring their most prominent brother knight, the last president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, with a memorial class in his honor. Councils all over the state will hold similar initiations the week of January 19-26, all naming their classes receiving the order’s first-class degree the John F. Kennedy classes.

Ten members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church met Tuesday evening in the home of Hazel Diltz, Spencerville Road. The meeting was called to order by the retiring president, Dorothy Miller, then the meeting was turned over to the new president, Mrs. Diltz. Emily Rupert was in charge of the lesson, which was entitled “Prayer.”

Elida Garden Club met recently in the home of Mrs. John Szuch. Plans were made to attend the combined luncheon meeting with Lima Shawnee, Lima Westwood, and Elida Garden clubs scheduled for Feb. 6 at Lost Creek Country Club. Mrs. William Strayer, Mrs. Richard Salhoff and Mrs. Szuch will represent the club as the decorating committee for the affair.

75 Years Ago – 1939

The local CYO aggregation came through with another win Friday night when they encountered the Gomer team at Gomer. The final score stood at 39-33. St. John’s line-up was as follows: Sever and Schmelzer, forwards; C. Ditto, center; and Kemper and Powell, guards.

The high school dance Friday night at the Jefferson auditorium was well attended. The dance was in charge of the Girls Athletic Association. Specialty numbers between dances were provided by Gerald Gonyea and Nell Byrd, Spanish and Hawaiian guitars; and Mary K. Collette, tap dancing. Solos during the dancing were given by Bette Beckman, Janis Powell and Dorothy Munday.

Four Delphos ping-pong players, representing the Delphos Recreation Center, were scheduled to go to Lima Saturday to participate in the Allen County ping-pong tournament which was being held at the Lima Recreation Center. In the Junior division Delphos was represented by Carroll “Archie” Metcalfe and Richard Robinson. James Fast and Henry Wegeson, Jr., represented Delphos in the Senior division.


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