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One Year Ago

Ryan Walls, Delphos native and local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, went professional last year. Walls’ MMA career has taken him all over Ohio as well as to several other states but on March 24, he will head to San Jacinto, Calif., to compete in Gladiator Challenge at the Soboba Casino Outdoor Arena.


25 Years Ago – 1989

St. John’s School received two printers for the computers that were received earlier from Chief Supermarket. Accepting the printers from Irv Trentman, manager of the Delphos store, were seniors Brad Hughes and Mark D. Pohlman. The computers and printers were received as part of the cash register slip promotion at Chief’s. Trentman said other schools in the area will be receiving computers.

Delphos Public Library recently hosted its winter art show with art work from students of Franklin and Landeck schools on display. “Best of Show” awards were presented to Amber Rahrig and Heather Osting. Winning first-place ribbons were Heather Osting, April Fiedler, Darlene Lehman, Lee Wark, Amber Rahrig, Chrissy Shumaker, Janelle Elling, Lori Schwinnen, Kevin Bonifas and Alene Wannemacher.

Tom Brandewie, the heart of Fort Loramie’s outstanding teams for the past three seasons, heads the 1989 United Press International boys All-Ohio basketball team for the second year in a row. Joining Brandewie on the all-senior, All-Ohio first team were Maurice Houston of Springfield Catholic, Steve Barnes of Cleveland Heights Lutheran East, Brian Vorst of Kalida and Lyndell Snyder of Canal Winchester.


50 Years Ago – 1964

An illustrated lecture on Ethiopia was presented by Dr. and Mrs. Jim Strayer Sunday at a family fellowship carry-in dinner at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. About 200 members heard the talk by Dr. Strayer, a veterinarian who went to Ethiopia under the direction of the American Lutheran Mission.

Delphos photographer Paul Geier furnished the Herald with a copy of an 1886 photo of a narrow gauge passenger train at the Delphos station of the Clover Leaf Railroad. In 1887, the entire road was changed to standard gauge track and in 1922 the Clover Leaf became a district of the Nickel Plate System. The four men in the picture were brakeman Fred Morton, baggage man Charles Julian, fireman William Ballinger and conductor B. S. S. McLeod.

Members of the Alumni Association of Gomer High School will meet Wednesday evening at the Gomer school cafeteria, according to Vernon Lloyd, president. Plans are being made for the Alumni Banquet to be held the latter part of May. Other officers are vice president, Harold Roberts; secretary, Mrs. Robert Jones; assistant secretary, Mrs. Orman Renner, and treasurers, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Girls Athletic Association of Jefferson High School is sponsoring a benefit moving picture show March 22-24 at the Capitol Theatre. On the 22nd, a style show will be held in connection with the picture show. The following local stores are cooperating in this style show: Rose Fast and Mrs. Barney Eickholt, Weger’s, Lion Clothing, Odenwellers, Bon Net Shop, Coombs Shoes and Lindemann’s Shoe Store.

The Ottoville Merchants basketball team has been entered in the annual northwestern Ohio amateur basketball tournament to be held at Lima starting on Tuesday night. Ottoville is slated to play the Lima Equity Union in the opening game Tuesday night. Howard Huysman, former St. John’s center, is a member of the Ottoville team.

The members of the W. M. I. Club met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. E. Hinderleider, South Franklin Street. Mrs. Dane Ridenour presented a paper on “Education and American Literature.” “A Peculiar Treasure” was the topic discussed by Mrs. Harold Heitzman. In April, the club will meet with Mrs. Russell Jenkins, East Seventh Street.


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