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Monday, March 17, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

The Junior Catholic Daughters and Sons of America from St. John’s held a talent show Sunday in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium at St. John’s High School. Winners include: Most Gifted – Chase Suever; Most Creative Act – Elle Gable: Beautiful Smiles – Jada Schafer and Kambrynn Rohr; Most Unique – Catlin Jettinghoff; Best Teamwork – Josie Schulte and Hayliegh Bacome; and Best Performance – Kristina Koester.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Columbus Grove High School Music Department will present “The Wizard of Oz” March 31 and April 1. Lead role of Dorothy is played by Gina Utendorf; Tinman, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion are played by Matt Edmisten, Jeff Smith and Sean Griffith. Other cast members are Renee Hitchcock, Brad Anderson, Elisa Clevenger, Athenia Dunlap, Jim Pitney, Stacy Evans, Ned Stechschulte, Jeff Caton, Jason Doty, and Troy Sharrits.

Heidelberg College freshman Liz Wrocklage recently earned all-conference honors in the 55-meter hurdles at the Ohio Athletic Conference indoor track championships. She received all-OAC honors by placing third in 9.45, breaking her previous school record of 9.54.Wrocklage, a St. John’s High School graduate, was also a member of the 1600-meter relay team which made all-league with its fourth record-breaking performance of the season.

Local spelling bee winners at Fort Jennings High School were eighth grader Teresa Hoehn, second place, and eighth grader D.D. Warnecke, first place. Eighth grader Nathan Beining will be the alternate. Winners will compete in the county spelling bee March 30 at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

50 Years Ago – 1964

About 100 people attended the first night of the Second Annual Delphos Home Show Monday. The show, where 29 local merchants display the many modern products available to today’s homeowner, opened at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Sponsored by the Breakfast Optimist Club of Delphos, the Home Show will run four days.

Joe Brenneman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nile Brenneman of Delphos, will receive the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention of Future Farmers of American in Columbus April 25, according to word received by Lloyd Smith and Robert McBride, local FFA advisers. Joe is a senior in Delphos Jefferson High School and he has conducted a farm accounting program in partnership with his father for the past year.

Mrs. Henry Lange was hostess to the members of the Ella Huber Delphian Study Club Monday evening in her home on West Fifth Street. Mrs. Charles H. Myers was in charge of the evening’s program and used as her topic Birds of America with information from various authors as her source of information.

75 Years Ago – 1939

In a most exciting contest, the Jefferson junior high school cage team won the mythical school championship Thursday afternoon by defeating the Jefferson junior class team by a score of 16 to 14. A double overtime was necessary to decide the contest. The game brought to an end the 1938-39 Jefferson basketball season.

The members of the Alpha Theta Bridge Club held a dinner meeting Thursday evening. A dinner was served at Maude’s Restaurant at 7 p.m. Later bridge was played at the home of Mrs. Robert Rentz, West Fifth Street. Mrs. Thomas Weger held high bridge score and Mrs. William Kissell, second. The traveling award went to Mrs. L. W. Freyermuth.

Arthur Grothouse, star forward on St. John’s cage quintet, will receive the Dr. R. N. Stippich Free-Throw Trophy for his shooting during the 1938-39 season. This is the second consecutive year that Grothouse has been awarded this trophy. The Varsity member at St. John’s and Jefferson high schools having the best percentage for free throws receives the trophy at the conclusion of the season’s play.



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