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Friday, February 28, 2014 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

Justin Moenter and Owen Baldauf of St. John’s Junior High VEX Robotics team got ready to compete at the Robotics Competition in Marion on Friday. There were 80 teams at the competition. They first put 40 teams in each half of the gym and those teams competed five times and were then ranked. The high school team ended up 16th place out of 40 and the junior high team ended up 18th out of 40.


25 Years Ago – 1989

One of the oldest business places in Ottoville is being torn down and in its place will be a parking lot, which will serve the Ottoville Village Grocery, Ottoville Bank Co. and Ottoville Pharmacy. The J.J. Miller Co. had been in existence at that location since the early 1900s. The building at one time was considered the largest dry goods store in Putnam County.

In a repeat of last year’s meeting in the Division IV girls regional at Findlay, the Kalida Wildcats defeated the Fort Recovery Lady Indians 61-54 Tuesday night to advance to the finals against Bluffton Pirates (19-6), winners in the lower bracket over the Fayette Eagles. Kalida had three players in double digits. Annette Trenkamp led the way with 22 with Sondra Ehrnsberger and Leslie Stechschulte adding 12 each.

The Delphos Area Car Club donated $200 Wednesday toward the Delphos Emergency Medical Service Volunteers’ fundraising drive to raise money for a new ambulance. Jerry Picker, president of the car club, presented the check to Bob Van Meter, president of the EMS volunteers.


50 Years Ago – 1964

In typical Blue Jay style, St. John’s defeated the St. Marys Roughriders, 78-62, Friday night at Lima Senior High gym to advance to district tournament action next week. Four Blue Jays scored in double figures. Jim Carder had 23 points on nine baskets and five gift shots, brother Jerry connected on 10 buckets for a total of 20, John Rupert had six from down court and a pair of gift shots for 14 and Larry Schwinnen came through with four fielders and two from the foul line for 10.

Martha Circle of Trinity Methodist Church met Tuesday evening at the church. After routine business matters were discussed, the meeting was turned over to Mrs. Norman Clawson who gave an interesting accounting of the Wilmington Community Center. She was assisted by Mrs. Ralph Mericle and Mrs. Jack Whitaker.

A 4-H meeting was held recently at St. John’s School with election of officers taking place. The following were elected: president, Mary Beth Scherger; vice president, Mary Dickrede; secretary, Shirley Bellmann; treasurer, Debby Kimmet; reporter, Judy Hempfling; health and safety, Eileen Wannemacher; and recreation leader, Marilyn Fisher.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Miami-Erie Canal went on a rampage Tuesday night and according to Henry Lang, canal foreman, it was his worst experience with the canal during his seven years in office. The warm weather Tuesday melted ice and caused a heavy flow and at 10 p.m., the canal was brimful. He used a pike pole to release ice jams at locks at Third Street and the abandoned paper mill. Ice cakes of large size jammed against lock structures and caused water to back up to a threatening depth.

Ben Weaver of the H. W. Madison Company of Medina, packers of fancy pickles and pickle products, will be at the company’s receiving station on South Washington Street all day March 3 and March 10 to write contracts for pickle acreage in this territory. The pickles grown in this territory are taken to the company’s local receiving station on South Washington Street.

The study of 16th century was continued Tuesday evening at the regular Beta Delphian meeting conducted in the office of the Ohio Power Company. Mrs. Herbert Buchanan served as leader. The preliminary discussion was given by Mrs. J. Russell Critchett. Topics were reported on by Mrs. Ralph Weger, Bernie Fox, Mrs. E. O. Steinle, Lillian Kollsmith and Grace Klein.


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