|From the Archives - March 7, 2014|
|Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:15 PM|
One Year Ago
First-place winners in the Fort Jennings Pinewood Derby were Tiger Den, Brayden Hart; Wolves Den, Kevin Schumaker; Bears Den, Joseph Klir; Weblos I, Jared Liebrecht; and Weblos II, Brad Eickholt. Overall pack winner was Kevin Schumaker.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Members of the Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega sorority met recently in the home of Betty Bowersock. The minutes were read by secretary Marge Morris with all other committees reporting. Doris Dienstberger, co-hostess, assisted in serving lunch. Next meeting will be at the home of Pauline Brandyberry.
Three Van Wert County sheriff deputies recently completed a one-day training school at the Police Officer Training Academy in London, according to Sheriff Stan D. Owens. Deputies attending the school were Jim Welch, Charles Klaus and Ron Owens.
Ten Health Careers students from Vantage Vocational School recently competed in VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) Skill Olympics. Winners for basic first aid were Terri Hilvers, Ottoville, first; Angie Relue, Continental, second; and Cheryl Klima, Ottoville, third. Winners in the advanced first aid contest were Jenni Carpenter of Mendon and Angie Van Scoder of Continental.
50 Years Ago – 1964
St. John’s eighth-grade cagers chalked up a 46-34 win over St. Gerard’s junior high cagers Thursday night at Lima in the first round of deanery tournament play. The young Blue Jays will meet the winner of the Lima St. John’s-St. Rose game Saturday at Bradfield. Spieles was St. John’s high point-maker with six fielders and eight from the foul line for a total of 20 points.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Good Hope Group met Wednesday afternoon in the parish hall with devotions being given by Mrs. Clarence Mox. The Bible study was led by Mrs. Norman Mayer. A playlet on World Missions was given by Lucile Werner, Mrs. York Powell and Mrs. Ralph Theis.
Mrs. Harry Thomas of Lima entertained the members of the Ottoville Once-A-Month Pinochle Club at a buffet dinner at her home Monday evening. In card games played, first honors went to Mrs. Henry Boecker, second and traveling to Mrs. Hubert Altenburger and consolation to Mrs. Joseph Perrin.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Perry Gray of Rushmore, well known in Delphos, has won the Putnam County Checker Championship for the fourth time, his second in succession. The tournament was held at Pandora. In the elimination, four participants took part. They were Laurel Bracy, Frank Niswander, Elmer Baumgardner and Mr. Gray. Gray is the only man to win the championship four times. Bracy has a record of three wins.
For a period of about an hour Monday, the possession of a mere basketball was the ultimate aim in life for a group of seventh-grade lads of St. John’s. The line-up for the portable was John Remlinger, Donald Ditto, George Tegenkamp, Richard Schmelzer and James Wulfhorst. On the roster for the main building’s team were William Remlinger, William Bertling, Kenneth Miller, Raymond Stallkamp and Richard Brokamp.
Paul Fuller, a member of the Delphos Jefferson varsity, will be awarded the Dr. Stippich Free-Throw Trophy, which is an annual award given each year by Dr. R. N. Stippich, local dentist, to the varsity member at St. John’s and Jefferson with the best free throw shooting percentage.