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Monday, February 24, 2014 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

Sgt. Josh Osting of the United States Army dropped by Landeck Elementary Tuesday afternoon to visit his niece, Noelle Prine and her peers. Osting spent the last eight months stationed in Afghanistan and kept in touch with Landeck students and made plans to visit after he came home on Feb. 14.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Four members of Delphos Future Farmers of America recently participated in the district and county public speaking contests. The four were Dan Haehn, Jim Friedrich, Jason Grogg and Don Vonderwell. Vonderwell received a silver at county and gold at district. Haehn received a bronze award at district and a gold at county. Friedrich received a gold at county and silver at district. Grogg received a gold at the county creed contest.

Jefferson Middle School students recently participated in the Maumee Valley math test sponsored by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Receiving honors were eighth graders Ryan Skelly, Mike Gilbert and Kristi Poling, fourteenth place; Michael Domin, fifteenth; Brenda Renner and Phillip Lawrence, sixteenth; and Keaton Druckemiller, alternate.

Winners in the recent Valentine coloring contest sponsored by Fort Jennings Central Jaycees were: Amy Schimmoeller, in the age 2- category; Jessica Metzger, kindergarten; Greg Metzger, age 4-5; David Geckle, second grade; Karen Schimmoeller, third grade and Jacquie Schroeder, first grade.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Since Indiana raised its income tax, Ohio is in the number one spot in the nation to attract new industry, Gov. James A. Rhodes told more than 250 persons at Monday night’s Industry Appreciation Day banquet at Delphos Knights of Columbus hall. Mayor Richard F. Wulfhorst and Mel Westrich of Delphos Chamber of Commerce made tentative plans to accompany Gov. Rhodes on his trip to California in his effort to attract industry to Ohio.

Members of Fort Amanda Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution were invited guests at a Washington Birthday program held at the Amos Library in Sidney. Mrs. Simester of Urbana was the guest speaker. She spoke on “Our First Ladies,” and had a group of 34 dolls representing the first ladies of the White House from Martha Washington up to and including Mrs. Kennedy.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary met in regular session Monday evening with the president, Ruth Coffee, presiding. Esther Hempfling name was selected for the hot seat award. Special awards went to Alice Roberts, Margaret Roberts and Mabelle Briggs.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Special equipment has been installed in the Arnold Scott Home Store on North Main Street for the sale of Birds Eye frosted foods. The foods will be on sale Saturday for the first time and special preparations are being made to serve with the latest idea in marking. Birds Eye frosted foods include meats, fish, various vegetables and fruits.

In an impressive and colorful service Thursday evening, officers of Delphos review No. 257, Women’s Benefit Association, were installed. The meeting was held in the lodge rooms and opened with a piano duet played by Rose Fast and Clara Eickholt. Mrs. Mollenkopf gave corsages to Mrs. Staup and to Mrs. Walther. The latter has been a member of the Delphos review for the longest period of years.

Rose Stevick, West Seventh Street, entertained the members of the B. B. Club and several guests at her home Thursday evening. Her guests were Mollie Folk, Mrs. Raymond Lang and L. C. Fridley. In the bunco games, Mrs. Amos Bigelow was high of the club members, Mary Holdgreve, second, and Mrs. Fridley, low.


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