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One Year Ago

Investigator Benjamin Becker of the Delphos Police Department has been named 2012 Officer of the Year by Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro. It is the second time Becker has been so honored. Becker joined the department as an auxiliary officer in 2002, then transitioned to full time in 2005.


25 Years Ago – 1989

St. David’s Day suppers are planned at Venedocia and Gomer churches. Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, will hold its supper March 1. The Rev. Scott Myers will show a video tape of a recent trip of Gomer and Venedocia church people to Wales. St. David, patron saint of Wales, who died March 1, 549, will also be honored with a supper March 3 at Gomer United Church of Christ.

Sunrise Sunset chapter of Ohio Child Conservation League met recently in the home of June Gable with Rosie Hesseling as co-hostess. Hans Pleureekers, an exchange student from Belgium, was guest speaker. Hans spoke on his homeland and the difference between his and American culture. The March meeting will be at the home of Martha Drerup.

The action was fast and furious and the noise level fairly raised the roof as the Jefferson Wildcats defeated the St. John’s Blue Jays 73-66 in the upper bracket of the boys Division IV sectional tournament Tuesday evening in Van Wert. Leading scorer for the Blue Jays and the game was Curt Mager with 32 markers. Duane Grothause added 18. Three Wildcats were in double digits. Jon Boggs led the way with 18, Chris Renner added 14 and Mike Minnig 11.


50 Years Ago - 1964

Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays eliminated the Elida Bulldogs from further tournament play Friday night by edging the Bulldogs 76-71 in a thrill packed Class AA sectional tourney tilt at Lima Senior High gym. Jerry Carder led the Blue Jay scoring with 28 points and Larry Schwinnen and John Rupert were in the double digit column with 15 and 10.

Hearts of Gomer residents of Welsh ancestry will swell with pride March 3, when they celebrate St. David’s Day with a dinner, bazaar and program. The event, in honor of the patron saint of Wales, will be the 69th observance to be held in Gomer. The first St. David’s Day observance in Gomer was in a form of a tea, with the pourers dressed in black dresses, shawls, white aprons and their native hats of Wales.

Carol Coffee, secretary-treasurer of the senior class at Elida High School, and Mike Herzog, president, were chosen for first and second place respectively in the 1964 Ethan Allen Honor Society. To be eligible for this organization one must be in the top 25 percent of his graduating class. Fifteen percent of this 25 percent receive membership in the Honor Society.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A deal was completed this week whereby James Zaras of Findlay has purchased the business building at 212 N. Main St. which has been owned for approximately 13 years by C. F. Lehmann. Lehmann stated that his entire stock of furniture, pianos, musical instruments, office fixtures, etc., will be liquidated within the next 60 days.

As part of a project on “The Middle Ages,” grades five and six of St. John’s Portable presented a program Tuesday afternoon in their class room. The project was a correlation of history, English and art. The boys in charge of this work were Carl Williams, James Elwer, Robert McKowen, James Klausing, Mello Post, Howard Best and John Auer.

A delightful social affair was the etiquette party held at the Jefferson School Tuesday evening for the girls of the sophomore class. Ila Scott of the faculty sponsored the party. The evening was devoted mainly to games and dancing. In the games, Betty Moorman was high, Marilyn Buettner second, Agatha Sheeter third and Jeane Rohr fourth.


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