|From the Archives - March 12, 2014|
|Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:01 PM|
One Year Ago
The Delphos American Legion Post 268 hosted the 77th annual Past Commanders and Presidents Banquet on Saturday night, where past leaders and award winners were recognized. Keith Hall presented Americanism Test winners: St. John’s High School senior Tricia Warnecke and Jefferson High School senior Elizabeth Winhover with their awards. Auxiliary President Sharon Miller introduced Buckeye Boys and Girls State delegates, including St. John’s senior Jessica Recker and Jefferson senior Wes Roby, and presented them with their awards.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Members of Spencerville Future Farmers of America will be entering state competition after receiving awards at the District Four Ohio FFA evaluation meeting. State farmers degree applications of Mike Mueller and Bryan Seffernick were in the top 3 percent of the district’s 1,160 FFA members. Steve Klausing placed first in district competition in sales and service proficiency. Mueller placed first in the area of cereal grain production.
Delphos Community Fire Protection Association recently held its annual meeting and election of officers. Elected for three-year terms were Mike Bockey, treasurer; Dan Kramer and Ed Ulrich, directors. Other officers include Ed Etzkorn, president; Dave Moenter, secretary; Larry Hoersten, auditor; and John Burgei, Tom Hempfling, Thomas Pohlman and Norbert Renner, directors.
Members of Lincolnview Future Farmers of America team who won the bi-county basketball tournament at Paulding recently include Mike Kramer, manager; Mark Roediger, Jay Evans, Earl Gerdeman, coach; Mike Milson, Rob Friemoth, Bill Evans, Troy Bowersock, Brandon Schaadt, Ben Etgen, Jerome Blankemeyer and Brian Conenwett.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Delphos Kiwanians met Tuesday evening at the House of Vogts for their regular weekly dinner meeting. President of the club Gene Hayes presided at the meeting. A special election was held to fill the post of vice president, with Edward Clark being elected. The Rev. Warren G. Campbell, who heads the club’s Support of Churches committee, introduced the Rev. Don R. Yocum, who presented a Lenten talk.
Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, attended Phi Delta’s style show Tuesday night and later held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Keith Kiggins. Plans were made for a charity project, a bake sale and key chain bracelet event. The next meeting will be held March 24 at the home of Mrs. Don Macwhinney, East Fourth Street.
Roll call responses were given by 27 members of the Daughters of Ruth Class of Trinity Methodist Church during a meeting held Monday at the church. The meeting was called to order by the vice president, Mary Beamer. Devotions were given by Mrs. Grover Keel. The lesson was presented by Mrs. O. M. Arnold.
75 Years Ago – 1939
St. John’s won its way to the finals of the sectional basketball tournament Friday night by defeating Willshire, 49 to 30, in the semifinals. The finals will be played Saturday evening with St. John’s meeting Dunkirk. Soon after the opening of the first quarter, St. John’s took the lead and there was no doubt in the minds of the spectators from that time on as to the final outcome of the battle.
A large new oven is being installed at the M. L. Koehl Bakery on North Main Street. Although the installation will not be completed for about a week, Koehls will continue to sell quality baked goods as usual. The new equipment is being installed to fill a long-felt need of increased baking capacity and will provide uniform baked goods for Delphos patrons.
For her rendition of Gounod’s “Ave Maria” last Sunday afternoon, June, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Conley, Van Wert, will receive a wrist watch. June sang in the amateur program over radio station WLOK, Lima. The presentation will be made during Sunday’s amateur program when June will sing again.