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One Year Ago

Delphos City School Board of Education has narrowed its superintendent search to two candidates: Ottawa-Glandorf Superintendent Kevin Brinkman and Ayersville Principal Kevin Wolfe. The pair were chosen from more than a dozen applicants hoping to fill the shoes of Interim Superintendent Frank Sukup, who is leaving at the end of this school year.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Jefferson senior forward Mike Minnig received the Robert Christy Award Tuesday night at the school’s annual basketball awards banquet. Superintendent Bruce Sommers presented the award which goes to the most valuable player as voted by his teammates. Minnig, son of Frank and Mary Minnig, was coached by his father in two varsity seasons at Jefferson.

The annual benefit card party, sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be April 20 in Ottoville School cafeteria. Chairperson is Judy Altenburger. She will be assisted by Maxine Becker, Mary Koester, Sharon Meyer, June Miller, Bernice Schnipke, Janice Eickholt, Janice Gasser, JoAnn Horstman, Tina Koester, Barb Markward and Karen Schnipke.

Three members of Elida Future Farmers of America competed in the district four cooperative test at Upper Sandusky High School. Participating were Bret Blymyer, Matt Nusbaum and Tony Rode. The team finished third in the district and will now compete in the state cooperative test March 18 in Columbus.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays will meet the Shawnee Indians Saturday night in Anderson Gym at Bowling Green to decide the district championship. The Jays defeated the Paulding Panthers 74-68 Friday night to earn their berth in the tourney finals and the Indians downed the Maumee Panthers 75-55 for the other final spot. Dan Grothause led the scoring field with 12 big buckets and four gift shots for a total of 28 points.

The Elida Chapter of Future Homemakers of America hosted the Gomer FHA organization Tuesday evening in Elida High School’s cafeteria. After the dinner, Pauline Williams, acting president, Carol Detrick, historian, and Kathy Good, secretary, gave Junior Degrees to Nancy Shapell, Georgeana Brown, Bonnie Paine, Dee Hittle, Linda Bowers, Doris Long, Sue Dratzer and Lois Baughman.

Horace Shock, Lt. Governor of the Northwestern Ohio Optimist Clubs, was on hand at Thursday’s meeting of the Delphos chapter, where plans were discussed for the coming Delphos Home Show to be held Wednesday through Saturday at the Knights of Columbus hall. Vernon Kill is president of the Delphos Optimists.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A distinct honor has been conferred on Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hanf of Toledo. The couple, dancing instructors at Paul Spor’s Studio in that city, has been selected by the Dancing Masters of America to teach advanced tap and novelty routines at the World’s Fair Dancing Convention to be staged in New York this summer. Hanf, well known here, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanf, South Pierce Street.

Ben Weaver of the H. W. Madison Company of Medina will be in Delphos Friday to meet with growers who plan to contract for pickle acreage for the 1939 season. Because of the fine pickle ground, the crops have been good and in 1937, the company constructed 25 pickle storage vats at the Delphos station.

Mrs. James Mollenkopf entertained the members of the Nira Club and two guests, Mrs. John Obringer and Mrs. James E. Moots, at her home Tuesday on South Clay Street. Mrs. George Longemeier was high in euchre and Mrs. Don Ford second. In two weeks, Mrs. Albert Schmersal will be hostess to the club at her home on North Jefferson Street.


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