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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:44 PM

One Year Ago

Fort Jennings students in grades K-6 explored the science of ecosystems during COSI On Wheels Outreach Program Exploring Ecology on Wednesday. During the morning assembly, students were energized about the program through a dynamic 45-minute presentation given by Outreach Educator Joe Butler, who introduced the science of ecosystems, animal adaptations and their life cycles and how parts of a biological community are connected within their environment.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Area school winners in the annual spelling bee sponsored by the Journal-Gazette include sixth-grader Laura Young of Oakwood Elementary. Runner-up was sixth grader Ben Johnson. Eighth-grader Cathy Kunz of the Lincolnview-Marsh School was the winner and runner-up was eighth-grader Bill Isbell. Fifth-grader Melissa Adam of Lincolnview North Elementary School won the school’s championship and runner-up was sixth-grader Camron Whitacre.

Ottoville Cub Scout Pack 266 held its Blue and Gold Banquet. Deputy Dennis Cupp of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and his unit dog “Bear” demonstrated how dogs can aid law enforcement. Pete Zornow presented the Friends of Scouting Campaign. Chris Horstman, Todd Altenburger, Kurt Hoehn, Keith Byrne and Eric Gerker each received two beads in working toward their wolf badges.

Crestview broke open a nine-point contest with a 25-11 advantage in the fourth quarter and rolled to a 69-46 win over Parkway in the second game of the Division IV sectional at Van Wert. The Knights, 17-4, advance to the Lima Senior District. Parkway closes at 10-12. Doug Etzler of Crestview led all scorers with 22. Mark Hunter hit for 16, Dan Kulwicki 15 and Aaron Frey 10.


50 Years Ago – 1964

At the district meeting of Future Farmers of America at Lincolnview School Tuesday night, the Delphos chapter was given a superior rating and two members of the chapter were approved for State Farmer Degree. The two, whose names were not disclosed, will be considered for the award at the state meeting. In other awards, Jim Etzkorn of the Delphos chapter received $25 in cash from the FFA Foundation and is eligible for the state award.

Cub Scout Pack 48 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet Sunday evening in the Little Theater at St. John’s School. Poster awards were presented to: 1st, most original, David Stallkamp; 2nd, best designed, Gary Wolke; 3rd – best idea of scouting, Ricky Heidenescher.

Opal Fry was hostess to the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church Tuesday evening in her home on Metbliss Avenue. The meeting was opened with a hymn and a prayer by Hazel Diltz. Bessie Wells presented the lesson, which was followed by discussion. Gladys Sellers gave the closing prayer.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The general meeting of the St. John unit of the Catholic Students Mission Crusade was conducted in St. John’s assembly hall Friday with Gerald Will, president of the unit, in charge. It was decided to frame a constitution for the local unit. Howard Ditto was selected as chairman of a constitutional committee which will be composed of two members from each of the four clubs in the unit.

Delphos review No. 257, of the Women’s Benefit Association, will participate in the parade of states to be staged at the World’s Fair in New York City. The Women’s Benefit Association is the only lodge which has been asked to participate in the World’s Fair program.

The members of Sorosis met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. G. C. McCoy, West Third Street. A paper on “The Cities of Chester and York” was given by Mrs. George Horine. Mrs. J. Clement Berry led the reading of Act Three of King Henry the Eighth. The next meeting of the club will be March 9 at the home of Mrs. Lawrence Schmidt, East Third Street.


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