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One Year Ago

Trey Smith, a freshman at Delphos Jefferson, was honored as the student of the month by the Delphos Optimist Club. He received a certificate and silver collector coin for his accomplishment. Jefferson high school principal, John Edinger, and Delphos city schools superintendent, Frank Sukup, presented the award to Smith. He is the son of Marc and Melisa Smith of Delphos.


25 Years Ago - 1989

Officers and members of Walterick-Hemme Post 3035 of the Veterans of Foreign of Wars and Auxiliary recently attended the 69th annual mid-winter conference of the VFW department of Ohio and auxiliary at the Bond Court Hotel, Cleveland. Those attending from the local post were Keith Harman, post commander; John Williams, trustee; Roger Briggs, officer of the day; and Don Ream. Auxiliary officers and members were Mary Lou Harman, senior vice president; Earline Williams, conductress; Martha Ream and Jo Briggs.

Fort Jennings closed its regular season with a 36-32 win over Lincolnview Monday at Lincolnview. Jennifer Gasser led Fort Jennings with 11 points. Michele Price paced the Lancers with 10 points. The Musketeers were 16 of 51 from the field for 31 percent, 2 of 5 from the field for 40 percent, had 27 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

Elida beat Shawnee 55-46 Saturday at Elida to avenge an earlier one-point loss to the Indians. Ben Curry and Carey Hill led the Bulldogs with 12 points. Darren Reese added 10. Elida was 20 of 42 from the field, 13 of 16 at the line, had 34 rebounds (led by Reese, Will Brown and Jeff Cashell with seven each) and 17 turnovers.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Susan B. Odenweller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Odenweller, has begun a two-year assignment as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Columbia. She is the second Delphos resident now serving in America’s Peace Corps project. Jon Leeth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Leeth, his wife and their daughter, are with the Peace Corps Volunteers in Peru.

Members of the Past Chiefs Association held an anniversary meeting this week at the home of Mrs. Virgil Buchanan on West Fourth Street, with Mrs. Don Miller and Mrs. Lloyd Foley serving as co-hostesses. Mrs. O. J. Truesdale, president, opened the session with a poem. Mrs. Walter Clark presented a program about Abraham Lincoln.

Pilgrim Boosters Class of the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday School held its February meeting Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rigdon in Venedocia. Gale Strayer, president, conducted the business session, which consisted of plans for Easter and a discussion of the class project.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A number of members of the Christian Endeavor Organization will go to Van Wert Monday night to attend the 58th anniversary meeting to be held at the First Friends Church. Walter Meads of the Delphos Presbyterian Church, will take part in the panel discussion. The program will open with devotions led by Margaret Dolbey of the Middle Point Presbyterian Church.

James Wulfhorst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wulfhorst, North Pierce Street, was adjudged the winner in the slogan contest for elementary grade students of the Toledo diocese in the annual Catholic Chronicle Poster and Slogan contest. James, a seventh-grade student of St. John’s, submitted the following slogan: “All For Truth and Truth For All.” He will receive $5 for submitting the slogan.

Plans for a skating party were completed Monday evening when the members of the CYO held a special meeting in their clubrooms on East First Street. The skating party will be held at the rink on North Washington Street on Feb. 16. Alfred Schmit is in charge of arrangements.


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