|From the Archives - March 11, 2014|
|Monday, March 10, 2014 9:00 PM|
One Year Ago
Ottoville jumped out to an early lead Saturday night against Arcadia. Normally that would be enough to get the Big Green rolling towards their next win, but with a spot in the Division IV state semi-finals on the line, Ottoville found the Lady Redskins would not fade into the background. Arcadia battled for three quarters before falling to the Big Green 52-37.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Kalida, 27-0, won its second consecutive girls Division IV state championship Thursday night at St. John Arena, Columbus, with a 57-45 win over Berlin Hiland. Team members are manager Kelly McElwai, Jodi Reichhart, Janice Karoff, Sondra Ehrnsberger, Lisa Siebeneck, Annette Trenkamp, manager Kelly Drummer, assistant coach Bill Trenkamp, Mary Foppe, Cherie Ehrnsberger, Myra Wurth, Lori Trenkamp, Jill Warnecke, Leslie Stechschulte, Susan Kortokrax, and head coach Frank Schroeder.
Delda McHugh of Delphos cued the records when the Tri-Squares held their western-style square dance recently at the National Guard Armory, St. Marys. Retrieving their banners were four couples from the Lima Sues-N-Ques. Club eligible for the Tri-Square banner were Hix and Chics, Helms Swingers and Silver Spurs. Hix and Chics of Lima won the banner.
Bowling Green University women’s basketball coach Frank Voll has been voted Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year by the MAC News Media Association. Voll, former St. John’s High School girls coach, was also named coach of the year in 1987 when the Falcons were undefeated in the MAC.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Delphos took both top honors at the district Future Farmers of America public speaking contest in Wapakoneta Monday night. Bill Thompson was first in the prepared speech contest, and Charles Plikerd was the winner in the extemporaneous division. Although Delphos chapter has won district honors upon several occasions, this is the first time it has come up with first place winners in both divisions.
Ruth Coffee, president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, presided at a meeting of the organization held Monday evening in the Eagles club rooms. Delegates were named to attend the northwestern zone conference, which will be held April 11-12 at Ashland. They are president, Ruth Coffee; secretary, Dolores Hoffman and membership chairman, Dodie Fetzer. Alternates are Ethel Wrocklage, Sharon Archer and Edna Kortokrax.
More than 350 parents and friends of Delphos Girl Scouts attended the Founder’s Day Tea held Sunday in the Franklin School auditorium. Each troop displayed projects and program themes on which it had been working, Brownie, Junior, Cadet and Senior. On each troop table there was a basket for the girls to donate their pennies to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.
75 Years Ago – 1939
It was Delphos night with a vengeance at Columbus Grove Thursday night with the two local junior high schools, Jefferson and St. John’s, clashing in the main event of the evening, battling for the championship. Jefferson won the game by a two point margin, 21 to 19, and with it the championship of this year’s junior high tourney.
Commander Frank Munday, Commemorative Post, American Legion, announced that the winners in the American Legion essay contest have been selected. Winners at Jefferson are Rosemary Grothouse, James Buchholtz, Lucile Staup, Alice Hoover, Jenny Markward and Robert Hummer. Winners at St. John’s are Ralph Haehn, Ruth Lause, Irma Will, Leroy Huysman, Margaret Hoffman, Virginia Lucius, Marjorie Remlinger, Arthur Haehn, Dorothy Lindemann, Betty Myers, James Lange and Donald Hageman.
The eighth grade students of St. John’s main building have organized a hobby club which is proving a most interesting and instructive venture. William Ulm has taken up the art of woodburning as his hobby and said it took him 12 ½ hours to woodburn the seven pictures which he had on exhibit. The collection of charms has been chosen by Lois Weger as her hobby. Her exhibit included 86 different charms. Dorothy Deffenbaugh and Dorothy Mueller are in charge of the hobby club.