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One Year Ago

Fort Jennings is now a Purple Heart Village. Council approved a proclamation Tuesday noting the village as such with Aug. 7 designated as Purple Heart Day. Mayor Jim Smith said the actual events in observance of Purple Heart Day will take place during the village’s annual celebration later in August.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Winners in the American Legion Post 268 Americanism contest were announced by Charles Kaverman, Delphos Americanism chairman, and Robert Nulty, Allen County American Legion commander. Aimee Stough, a junior at Jefferson Senior High School, won at local, district and county levels and will enter state competition. Also winning at the local level from Jefferson are Julie Mosier, Garrett Thompson, Chad Sybert, Cindy Houdeshell and Nikki Siefker; and Bryan Kimmet, a junior at St. John’s High School.

Jefferson turned up its aggressiveness in the second half against Arlington’s pressure and pulled away for a 63-53 win Saturday at Arlington. Senior forward Mike Minnig led the ’Cats with 17 points. Junior forward Chris Renner added 15 and senior guard Randy Trentman 10.

Convoy Crestview graduate Jackie Motycka was honored Saturday as Bowling Green State University’s all-time leading scorer prior to the Falcon women’s 92-78 win over Mid-American Comference opponent Ball State at Bowling Green. Motycka scored 1,876 points in four seasons, breaking the record of 1,834 points set in three seasons by Howard “Butch” Komives, a 1964 graduate. Komives played in the NBA with the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons.


50 Years Ago – 1964

The postponed meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary was held Wednesday night in the Eagles club rooms with 27 members present. An invitation was ready by the secretary, Dolores Hoffman, from the Van Wert Auxiliary, for the Delphos members to attend its anniversary party Jan. 26. Hostesses for the next regular meeting on Jan. 27 will be Agatha Hilvers, chairman; Faye Ernst, Esther Miller, Donna Tyo and Margaret Heitz.

First Assembly of God Church basketball team was defeated 74-68 in its first game of the season against an independent Van Wert team Tuesday evening. Van Wert forged to an early 18-4 lead before the Delphos cagers, with Tom Hiegel and Ron Krugh spearheading the attack, began to hit. Himmiger, Hiegel and Krugh all had 20 points for the Assembly team.

Mrs. E. O. Steinle was hostess to the members of the Beta Delphian Study Club Wednesday evening in her home on East Second Street. Mrs. Kenneth Parkinson was in charge of the program and reviewed the book, “The Soviet Family,” by David and Vera Mace. The club will meet again on Feb. 17 at the home of Mrs. G. M. Arnold, West Second Street.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Allen County Historical Society will hold the January meeting in the auditorium of Memorial Hall at Lima on Jan. 25. Clarence Lathrop will give a talk on Fort Amanda, the first point of settlement in Allen County. The first white settler to bring his family to Allen County was Andrew Russel, who came in 1817 and lived in one of the blockhouses of the abandoned fort.

St. John’s High cagers added two more to their record of victories for the season Sunday afternoon when they journeyed to Celina for a double tilt with the basketeers of Celina Immaculate Conception High School. The Blue and Gold Varsity had an easy time of it in the main event, winning 33 to 8. The Best Evers nosed out the Celina I. C. Reserves, 17 to 16.

Alex J. Shenk has been named as chairman of plans for the observance of the President’s Birthday for the Allen County side in Delphos. The appointment was made by Earl R. Leach, Allen County Chairman. Shenk stated he will announce plans in the near future for the celebration. The proceeds are used for the study and care of infantile paralysis.


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