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One Year Ago

Eighth-grade FCCLA members Victoria Schleeter and Viktoria Brunswick displayed the collection container for the pop tabs the group is collecting for Ronald McDonald Houses during FCCLA Week next week. There is also a wish list of items that can be donated, including laundry detergent and new or homemade blankets.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Parents Association for Catholic Education (PACE) donated $1,000 to St. John’s Parish Wednesday. Half the donation will go to the scholarship fund and the other half to the parish foundation. Children of PACE members presented the donation to St. John’s pastor, the Rev. James Peiffer, and John Odenweller, Visitation Sunday chairman.

John Metzger of Metzger Brothers, Fort Jennings, was the winner of a farm tractor in a drawing at the 1989 White Farm Equipment Dealer held recently in Chicago. He and other dealers from the U.S. and Canada got their first look at the company’s new products.

St. John’s wrestlers wrapped up their regular season with a 36-28 win over Lincolnview at Lincolnview. Recording wins for St. John’s were Shawn Kimmet, Don Vonderwell, Chad Martin, Nathan Wannemacher and Dan Vonderwell. Mike Kramer and Larry Betz won on forfeits.


50 Years Ago – 1964

A first-place prize of $400 and two trophies were presented to Claude (Mike) Drewyore and Larry Butler of Delphos Thursday evening in Napoleon in the Fourth Annual Home Oil Holiday Doubles Classic Tournament. Drewyore and Butler teamed up for a 1,371 total on a 1,183 actual score with a 168 handicap. The tournament had a total of 341 entries.

Shooting 100 percent from the field in the final eight minutes of play against the Celina High School Bulldogs Saturday night, Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays ran their win streak to eight consecutive games by defeating the Mercer County squad 86-72. Three of St. John’s players were above the 20 -point scoring mark: Mark Sever and Jim Carder swishing the nets on 10 fielders and two free throws for a total of 22 points each and twin Jerry Carder close behind with 21 points on five buckets and 11 gift shots.

Cadet Sergeant Fred Stratton has been awarded a certificate of proficiency, the first award made to a Columbus Grove Civil Air Patrol member in the three years the group has been in existence. The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer organization for youths from age 13 and up and adults and is the only auxiliary of the Air Force.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Delphos St. John’s annexed two victories at the expense of the Delphos Jefferson teams Wednesday night at Jefferson before the season’s record attendance. The Blue and Gold defeated the Jefferson varsity by a score of 29 to 17. The St. John’s Best Evers defeated the Jefferson reserve team by a 22 to 18 count.

Mrs. James Wiley was hostess to the members of the Christian Aid Society and two guests, Mrs. Homer Beech and Mrs. Charles Jenkins, at a meeting held Wednesday afternoon in the church basement. Clara gave the Scripture. A reading was given by Mrs. Clifford Prine. In two weeks, the members of the society will meet with Mrs. C. E. Spring, Lima Avenue.

“Dutch School Counterpoint and Sixteenth Century Music” formed the topics of general discussion Wednesday evening when the members of the Beta Delphian Chapter convened in the office of the Ohio Power Company. Mrs. Ralph Mericle served as leader. The preliminary discussion, a general survey of the period, was given by Mrs. Charles Best.


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