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Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

District Sales Manager for Monsanato Brittani McEnvoy presented Spencerville High School with two $2,500 checks Wednesday awarded through the company’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program. Participating in the presentation were Kyle Schwartz, David Etgen, Jamie Kill, John Mohr, Andrew Etgen, Christopher Adams, Corey Sidey, Trevor Bockey, Cole Hefner and Athletic Director Troy Montenery.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Catholic Ladies of Columbia will hold a card party March 21 at Knights of Columbus hall, Elida Avenue. Martha Pohlman and Gertie Schwertner were named chairladies. Committee members are Leona Fisher, Amanda Pohlman, Marie Hoersten, Elizabeth Pothast, Ladonna Klima, Rosemarie Friedrich, Mildred Pothast, Rose Pohlman, Mary Louise Brickman and Marge Burger.

The senior class of St. John’s High School will present the musical, “My One and Only,” April 26-29 in St. John’s auditorium. Leading roles will be played by Doug Etgen, Nate Lucas, Jeff Jones, John Wieging, Dan Vonderwell, John Wieging, Curt Mager, Julie Hanser, Kerry Shackleford, Gina Calvelage, Kris Weber, Jill Birkemeier, Betsy Wittler, Joy Odenweller, Valerie Knebel, Anna Hohman and Nate Lucas.

Bob Poling, vice president of Delphos Jefferson Athletic Boosters, sold a Wildcat Special ticket to Mark Fuerst, principal of Franklin Elementary School. The Wildcat Special will be April 1 at Fort Jennings American Legion Hall. Grand prize will be $1,000 cash and other prizes will be awarded. Music will be by Dave Kill.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Annual inspection of Tau Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, was held Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Don May, North Canal Street. A business session was conducted by the chapter president, Mrs. Calvin Fox, and Mrs. Lavon LaRue was in charge of the program. Those present at the dinner meeting were Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Jack Cochensparger, Mrs. Clark Williams, Mrs. LaRue, Mrs. Ray Brandyberry, Mrs. Carl Mann, Mrs. May, Mrs. William Hinton and Mrs. Gene Buettner.

“A Little Bit of Old Ireland” will be the theme of the Green Thumb Garden Club’s flower show meeting next Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day. This session is not arranged as a public flower show but rather one of education for the garden club members. Merit judging will be done by Mrs. E. L. Staup.

Mrs. Nile Brenneman was hostess to the members of the Sororsis Study Club Thursday afternoon in her home in rural Delphos. Easter was the topic for roll call responses and Alva Ditto presented her portion of the program, “The Petrified Forest.” Mrs. Walter Clark was in charge of the second half of the program and gave “Our World For Tomorrow.”


75 Years Ago – 1939

The band of Jennings Consolidated School at Fort Jennings made a splendid showing Sunday night when they presented a concert in Jennings Memorial Hall. The members of the band as well as the director, Jacob Meyers, who has charge of music in the schools at Fort Jennings, are being highly complimented for the fine program given.

At a meeting of the Jefferson varsity basketball team held Monday afternoon at the Jefferson School, Clark “Dinger” Thompson was named as honorary captain for the 1938-39 season. For the first time since Coach Kurth has been at Jefferson, it was decided to break the tradition of selecting a basketball captain before each game. As a result, Dale Van Meter was selected to lead the Wildcats on the hardwood court next season.

The members of the N. B. C. Club were entertained Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Frank Kriscamp, North Main Street. In addition to club members, Pauline Eversole, Kathryn Osmun and Betty and Mona Lou Bardo were present. Margaret Osmun was high in bunco, Mrs. John Boerger, second, and Louise Fuerst, consoled. In a contest, the honors were awarded Mrs. Nick Bardo.


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