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One Year Ago

Jefferson High School students recently participated in solo and ensemble contests. Band members and their scores include: “Superior” ratings – Sophie Thompson, flute solo; Logan Gross, trumpet solo; Emma Wurst, trombone solo; and the Brass Quartet including Logan Gross, Kelly Kramer, Kiara Brinkman and Wurst; and “Excellent” rating: Cierra Decker, clarinet solo.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Paul Schmelzer, a senior at Jefferson High school, is the winner of the Freedom Day Essay Contest. Schmelzer was also declared runner-up in the county-wide contest and received an engraved plaque and a check for $100. The contest is sponsored by Lima Sertoma Club. There were 17 entries from the school. Schmelzer is the son of Tom and Wendy Schmelzer.

Lincolnview Future Farmers of America won the bi-county basketball tournament with the proceeds going to Children’s Hospital, Columbus. The No. 1-seeded Lancers, coached by FFA advisor Earl Gerdeman, whipped Paulding in the first game 56-27. No. 2 seed Wayne Trace defeated Crestview 41-28.

Lori Brinkman, a seventh-grader at Jefferson Middle School, won the Van Wert County spelling bee competition Wednesday. Lori was coached by her English teacher, Karen Courtney, and her parents. Lori will participate in regional competition April 8 at Northside High School, Fort Wayne.


50 Years Ago – 1964

St. John’s Blue Jays advanced to the Class AA sectional tourney finals Saturday night by taking an easy win over the Parkway Panthers 93-61 at Lima Senior High gym. Four Blue Jays scored in double figures, co-captains Jerry and Jim Carder accounting for 26 and 18 respectively, John Rupert had 16 and Mark Sever 10.

Members of the Jay-C-Dels met Thursday evening in Jaycee Hall with Mrs. Stan Backus and Mrs. Don Link as hostesses. Cards were played with prizes going to Mrs. Thomas Eilerman, Mrs. James Schimmoller, Mrs. Art Utrup, Mrs. Richard Bailey and Mrs. Don Schweiler.

Mrs. Harold Moore discussed “When and How to Trim Shrubs” at the meeting of the Leatherwood Garden Club Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Clarence Jostpille. Mrs. Orman Renner gave the secretary’s report and Mrs. Chester Pierce the financial report. Mrs. Norman Basinger received the prize in a flower and seed contest.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Effective March 1, Joseph H. Beckman, West Fourth Street, will take official possession of the Rustic. Transactions are being completed whereby Beckman will purchase the Rustic, local confectionery, from Hubert I. Weisgerber. Weisgerber has operated the Rustic at 107 E. Second St. for approximately 10 years.

Eighteen members of the Delphos chapter of the Order of Eastern Star were in Willshire Wednesday to attend a meeting of District No. Eight. Avanell Davies of Delphos is treasurer of the district and Mrs. C. F. Miller is a member of the registration committee. The morning session was devoted mainly to business. At noon, a luncheon was served.

Bessie Barnett, South Canal Street, was hostess to the members of the United Aid Society at her home Wednesday evening. Present in addition to the members of the society were Mrs. George Patton, Mona Lou and Betty Bardo, Dolores Scott, the Rev. Wesley Mullenhour, R. N. Uppermann, Francis Scott and Clyde Harpster.


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