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One Year Ago

Fort Jennings Elementary students are springing into action the second half of the school year by taking part in an after-school program focusing on remarkable things – exercise, education and creative enrichment. The initiative, Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS), is a unique Federal grant-making program.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Bill Roth explains the story of Christianity in “geographic hieroglyphics in God’s own handwriting.” Roth is painting his geographic hieroglyphics on a wall in the alley between Second and Third streets, east of Main Street. He started his project about July 4 and said he does not know when it will be finished or “if there will be enough wall to finish it.”

Former Delphos resident, Staff Sergeant Daniel J. Wrasman, recently graduated from a four-week non-commissioned officers leadership school held in the United Kingdom at Royal Air Force Upwood Base. Wrasman is the son of Melvin and Ruth Wrasman of Delphos. He is a 1982 graduate of St. John’s High School.

Ray McKowen Council 1362, Knights of Columbus, has announced the local free throw winners who will advance to district competition Feb. 12 at Van Wert St. Mary’s gym. Local winners are Cynthia Etzkorn, Douglas Geary, Sarah Langhals, Ryan Murray, Stacy Elwer, David Blockberger, Brian Miller, Kim Feathers and Kevin Mumaw.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Members of the 1917 Club met Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Virgil Buchanan on West Fourth Street, with Mrs. W. H. Rinehart serving as hostess. Mrs. O. J. Truesdale presented a reading entitled, “I Fooled My Rainy Day Blues,” by Dorothy Blake. In several contests conducted, prizes were won by Mrs. Paul Harter, Sr., Mrs. Roy Feathers, Mrs. O. J. Truesdale, Anna Metcalfe and Mrs. Buchanan.

Junior Court of the Catholic Daughters of America attended a cooking demonstration recently at the Ohio Power Company office with Gael Bourquin, home economist, in charge. Mrs. Lee Pitsenbarger assisted. Food prepared by the economist was later served to the girls and their counselors.

Mrs. Howard Hahn welcomed the members of the Priscilla Circle of Trinity Methodist Church to her home on West Sixth Street Wednesday evening. Mrs. Dell Cochensparger and Mrs. Ray Barnes served as co-hostesses. The meeting was opened by the circle leader, Mrs. Robert Dorman. Southern Asia was the topic of the lesson for the evening and was presented by Mrs. Harold Heitzman.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Improvements are being planned by Delphos Aerie No. 471, Fraternal Order of Eagles, which will provide for the members one of the finest homes in this section of the state. The building committee consists of Al Huysman, Robert Lyle, Henry Lang, Joseph Ostendorf and Frank Holden.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Horine, North Jefferson Street, are now making an eight-week tour with the Tatterman Marionettes. They have been employed for the past several seasons by this organization. They will play three weeks in the east and will spend the remainder of the time in Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and a number of other cities.

Helen Moenter was chosen as prefect Monday evening at the monthly meeting of the Young Ladies Sodality of St. John’s Church held at the school. Other officers chosen were: Rita Lindeman, vice prefect; Rita Kill, secretary; Mary Lindemann, treasurer; and Janis Kaverman, sacristan.


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