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One Year Ago

Every wrestler goes to the OHSAA State Championships at the Jerome Schottenstein Center with hopes of a podium finish, if not a title. Of the five Tri-County athletes that made it to the state meet, only one, Jefferson senior 195-pounder Colin McConnahea, won his first match in the Division III rank.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Delphos Young Farmers-Young Farm Wives were recently named area winners by the Ohio Young Farmers Association. Mike Miller, advisor of YFA, said, “The state is divided into five areas and the Delphos chapter was picked as the best in agricultural promotion and as an all-around chapter in the northwestern part of the state.”

Winners of the Ottoville Jaycees tri-skill basketball contest were Jenny Wenzlick, Chris Horstman, Gary Herman, Chad Eickholt, Jeff Landin, Cory Miller, Scott Horstman, Kevin Klima, Paul Ricker, Kurt Ruen, Brad Martz, Rick Altenburger, Duane Boecker, Jon Langhals and Aaron Burgei.

St. John’s 6-4 junior center Steve Jettinghoff was named the Midwest Athletic Conference’s player of the year in voting by league coaches. Jettinghoff averaged 20.3 points as the Blue Jays won the MAC with a 9-0 record and finished 14-7 overall. Teammate Curt Mager, a 5-11 senior guard, who averaged 16.4 points, also received all-conference honors.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Scout Pack 65 held its Blue and Gold banquet Thursday evening in the Franklin School building. Cubmaster Howard Raabe presided and awards were presented by John Giller to the following boys: Bob Violet and Thomas Theis, Bobcat pins; Scott Wolery, John Anthony and Scott Lucas, Wolf badges; and Don Raabe, gold arrow point.

Delphos Green Thumb Garden Club held its February meeting Tuesday at the House of Vogts with a luncheon. During the business session, Mrs. Paul Birkmeier reported on the new plantings inside the public library. Mrs. Ralph Best and Mrs. Hubert Geise were in charge of the program.

Plans for a July 18 picnic were made at the meeting of the Guiding Hands League held Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. C. M. McKinney, Carolyn Drive. Members will have their husbands as guests at the picnic. Mrs. Carl Mox and Mrs. Ralph Craig will be in charge. Guiding Hands will meet again March 18 at the home of Mrs. William Hinton, Jr.


75 Years Ago – 1939

“Three Days of Gracie,” a three-act farce, will be presented by the junior students of Ottoville on Sunday evening in the parish hall. Students taking part are Mary Rellinger, Lillian Wannemacher, Mary Catherine Leis, Velma Martin, Louise Altenburger, Menard Koester, Jerome Altenburger, Arthur Miller, Mary Miller, Hilda Wannemacher, Dolores Thines, William Looser, Eugene Schmitt, Howard Wannemacher, Ambrose Koester, Virgil Brinkman, Syl. Grote and Vincent Eickholt.

A varied program will be presented by the band of Jennings Consolidated School at Fort Jennings on March 12, when that organization makes a formal appearance in Jennings Memorial Hall. The band is yet in its infancy. The students have been working diligently in preparing for the concert. Jacob Meyer, music supervisor in the schools at Fort Jennings, is in charge.

The members of the N.B.C. Club and one guest, Pauline Eversole, were entertained Monday evening at the home of Margaret Osmun, East Seventh Street. Bunco was played and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Nick Bardo held high score, Louise Fuerst, second and Pauline Eversole was consoled.


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