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Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:11 PM

One Year Ago

The 137-year-old former Paulding County Jail has been saved from the wrecking ball. On Wednesday, the Paulding County Commissioners accepted a bid for the sale of the historic building from All Trades Historical Restoration for $11,770.


25 Years Ago – 1989

A former Delphos resident, Brother Marius Grone, O.S.F., was granted a private audience with Pope John Paul II during a concert tour of Rome, Assisi and Vatican City. Brother Marius is a Franciscan teaching brother of the Brooklyn, New York Diocese, and the son of Leo B. Grone of Delphos and the late Veronica C. Grone.

The March meeting of Fort Jennings Ohio Child Conservation League Dimples and Grins met in the home of Karen Maenle with Deb Birkemeier serving as co-hostess. The following officers were elected: Pat Liebrecht, president; Marilyn Metzger, vice president; Doris Wittler, secretary; Cathy Tenwalde, treasurer; Carol Utrup, historian; and Birkemeier, parliamentarian.

David A. Jones, Allen County cooperative extension agent, was guest speaker at the Lima Rotary Club’s annual rural-urban luncheon Monday. Attending were Rick Miller, member and past president of Delphos Rotary, and Lyle McKanna, Columbus Grove, president of Lima Farmers Club.


50 Years Ago – 1964

John Shenk was elected president of the Delphos Rotary Club at the club’s weekly luncheon meeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Other officers to serve with Shenk are D. A. Scott, vice president, and Gene Stites, secretary-treasurer. Board members include Dr. Burl Morris, Ned Fry and E. E. Sheeter.

Mrs. Ralph Craig was elected president of the Guiding Hands League of the Child Conservation League Wednesday evening when the group met at the home of Mrs. William Hinton, Jr., on East Ninth Street. Devotions were given by Mrs. Wendell Nance. A panel discussion on “What the Supreme Court Really Said,” was held with Mrs. Keith Kiggins, Mrs. Craig and Mrs. Lavern Gonyea taking part.

Two of Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays, co-captains Jim and Jerry Carder, received honorable mention ratings by a national wire service Thursday in the wire service’s selection of All-Ohio Class AA squads. The Carder twins successfully captained this year’s Blue Jays to a 20-4 season win-loss record and through the sectional and district tournaments, concluding the season as Class double A district champions.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A membership drive which will culminate in an initiation is well under way in the Delphos council of the Knights of Columbus at the present time. Syl. G. Grothouse who is one of three in charge of canvassing the councils in this district, was present at a regular meeting of the local council held in the K of C rooms Monday night. Dr. John L. Sassen, chaplain, was present and gave an interesting talk.

A group of Delphos Kiwanians were in Van Wert Monday night to attend an interclub meeting. Those in attendance from the Delphos club were George Roche, H. L. Leilich, Melvin Westrich, E. D. Hinde, E. W. Bell, Louis Sanders, Otto Birkmeier, O. G. Weger and Carl Dienstberger.

An amateur program, varied and exceptionally entertaining, was presented in the parish hall at Ottoville Sunday evening under the sponsorship of Immaculate Conception parish. The hall was filled to overflowing for the program which was most enthusiastically received. James Niedecken was outstanding as a master of ceremonies. Basil V. Alt was in charge of arrangements for the program.


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