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One Year Ago

The Kalida High School 2013 Homecoming Court presided over Saturday’s victory against Van Buren. The court includes Ken Reed, Sarah Verhoff, Joel Zeller, Bailey Dangler, 2012 Queen Erica Brinkman and 2012 King Neil Gerding, Kristi Honigfort, Austin Horstman, Becca Brinkman, Devin Kortokrax, Allison Siebeneck, Grant Unverferth, 2013 Queen Casey Unverferth and 2013 King Dustin Rosselit.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Delphos American Legion Post 168 recently presented certificates to the 1989 Americanism and Government winners. Receiving awards were Cindy Houdeshell, Nikki Siefker, Garrett Thompson, Chad Sybert, Bryan Kimmet and Aimee Stough. Participating in the presentation were Post 268 Commander Don Ream and Ron Ahten, Jefferson Senior High School government teacher.

Several area students won awards at the Coca Cola High School Invitational art show. Jason Wieging, Fort Jennings High School, won first place for his print, “Saw Mill,” in the high school division. In the junior high division, Missy Utrup, Fort Jennings, took second place for her painting, “Quilt.”

Fort Jennings seventh- and eighth-grade students recently participated in the Ohio Mathematics League contest. First-place winners were Stephanie Hellman, seventh grade; D. D. Warnecke, eighth grade; Nathan Meyer, seventh grade; and Brian Saum, eighth grade. The winners’ scores were entered in the state competition. The top five students from each grade level comprised each team.


50 Years Ago - 1964

Final arrangements for the Home Show to be held in Delphos this March were made Wednesday at a meeting of the Breakfast Optimist Club at the Towne House. The Home Show will be held March 11-14 at the Knights of Columbus hall. A boys quartet from Jefferson High School consisting of John Ayers, Neil Yocum, Dave Laman and Earl Alspaugh entertained the Optimists with two songs from the program they will use in State competition.

Mrs. Robert Shenk, vice president of the Modern Mothers Chapter of the Child Conservation League, presided at the Tuesday evening meeting held in the home of Mrs. Neil Leininger. Mrs. James Belt served as hostess for the meeting. Devotions were given by Mrs. Robert Bendele. The evening was devoted to making booties for the pediatric departments of the Lima Memorial and Van Wert County hospitals.

Members of the St. Joseph Holy Name Society met Thursday evening in the Little Theater of St. John’s School with James Hemker, president of the society, in charge of the session. Cletus Hickey, religious activities chairman, announced that the society’s communion breakfast will be held after 8:30 a.m. Mass March 15 with Msgr. E. C. Herr as speaker.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The membership drive, which is now being conducted by Delphos Aerie of Eagles, was discussed Monday night at a regular meeting. Frank Bowers, chairman of the drive, spoke, as did the two membership team captains, Henry Clinger and J. Carl Stopher. Plans were made in connection with the drive for a Producers’ Banquet which will be given March 22 at the Hotel Kirwin in Lima.

One of the finest gatherings of young people ever held at the Methodist church was the Young People’s banquet which was given Monday night under the sponsorship of the Epworth League. The evening’s program opened with the singing of the Doxology and the invocation by the Rev. Clarence Swearingen, pastor of the M. E. Church.

Mrs. Ed. Haehn, Scott Street, had the members of the Fortnite Pals Club as her guests at her home Monday evening. There was one substitute, Mrs. Martin Wahmhoff. Mrs. Joseph Mesker was high in five-hundred, Mrs. M. A. Altman second and Mrs. Henry German third.


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