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Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

When the Ohio Department of Education officially released its school Report Cards last week, Jefferson Middle School had an addendum attached: “School of Promise.” According to the ODE, the School of Promise program was started in 2003 to help close the math and reading achievement gap for students who represent a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.


25 Years Ago – 1989

St. John’s students receiving a Governor’s Award for Excellence in their science projects were Melissa Brickner, Shawna Pelasky, Shawn Gerdeman, Todd Schulte, Eric Hoersten, Rachel Brickner and Angela Colwell. Al Kriedler, director of the science fair, made the presentations on behalf of the governor.

Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles recently held its God, Flag and Country Oratory Program. Winners in the various age levels were, 10-13 age group, Franklin School, Jonathan Casemeier; and Middle School, Susan Ahten. In the 12-13 age category, Middle School, Erick Schmelzer; and in the 14-15 age group, Ryan Skelly.

Senior Jefferson forward Mike Minnig has been named to the All-Northwest Conference boys basketball team in voting by league coaches. Jon Boggs and Chris Renner, both juniors, were honorable mention. Junior forwards Cheryl Kortokrax and Laura Schmelzer of Jefferson were selected for the all-conference girls team. Seniors Kim Carmean and Beth Druckemiller were honorable mention.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos St. John’s gave its athletic director, the Rev. Thomas W. Kuhn, a Blue and Gold tied birthday gift Saturday night, the Class AA district championship and the scalps of the Shawnee Indians. St. John’s 66-52 win over the Indians not only gave the Blue Jays the district’s winner’s trophy but also established a 20-3 season win-loss record for the local cagers.

Landeck’s Catholic Ladies of Columbia held a regular meeting March 8 in the school basement. The following were elected as delegates to the 26th convention to be held in Cincinnati during the third week in June: Rita A. Miller, Jane Bonifas, Audrey Suever and Isabella Gengler. Alternates are Esther Shumaker, Francis Kill, Rosalia Kill, Gertrude Knebel, Agnes Rode, Margaret Ellerbrock, Bertha Reindl and Veronica Rode.

Child Study Club of the Columbus Grove Child Conservation League met March 5 in the home of Mrs. James Mayberry with Mrs. Gladwin Bourquin as assistant hostess. The club listened to a report on spiritual development by Mrs. William Clymer. Next meeting of the group will be ladies night out April 2, with hostesses Mrs. George Parry, Mrs. James Donovan, Mrs. Raymond Bunn and Mrs. Clymer.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Rehearsals are being held regularly in preparation for the presentation of the “Shamrock Minstrels” by the CYO of St. John’s parish. Taking part in the entertainment are James Hotz, Ed. Hotz, Gerald Will, Paul Baumgarte, Eugene Vonderembse, Paul Jettinghoff and Clair Ditto.

The Old Time “Coon Hunters” met Wednesday night at the White Dove Inn at Scott’s Crossing. Neil and Eloise Patton, of near Spencerville, song and dance team, furnished the entertainment. The club took action to purchase one raccoon which will be released in this district in the near future. Negotiations are also under way to purchase a number of fish which will be released in the Little and Big Auglaize rivers in the near future.

An exhibit that portrays art in weaving rather than art in pictures is on display in the adult department of the Brumback Library in Van Wert. Joseph Geason, while in Arizona, obtained six Indian rugs or blankets of various sizes. Five of them were woven this time to play concerts in London, designs as well as color are typically Indian. These rugs will be on display until March 27 and all interested are invited to come to the library to see them.


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