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One Year Ago

The Delphos Tri-County Wrestling Club ended its 2012-13 season recently at the Miami Valley Kids Wrestling Association Championships at the Nutter Center in Dayton. Bringing home first-place awards were Brady Welker, Gabe Steyer, Brady Zalar, Dominic Estrada, Avery Schulte, Landen Grothaus, Cody Bailey and Troy Pseekos.


25 Years Ago – 1989

St. John’s High School completed its three-day intramural Scholastic Bowl Wednesday. The school’s National Honor Society chapter sponsored the competition. Members of the winning team included junior Dan Swick, senior Scott Noonan, sophomore Karen Shumaker and freshman Tracey Grothouse. Ann Hohman, president of the National Honor Society, conducted the event.

The “celebrity” pizza benefit co-sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, 205 W. Second St., and Allen County chapter of American Red Cross netted $292.36 for the Red Cross, said Ron Partin, manager of the Delphos store. Some of the “celebrities” helping deliver pizzas during the two-day fund-raiser were Mark Fuerst, Edna J. Nolte and Juergen Waldick.

The Ottoville Up-To-Date 4-H Club recently sold more than 500 daffodils for the American Cancer Society as a community service project. The club held its second meeting recently at the Ottoville School cafeteria. Officers elected were: president Marie Ruen, vice president Kristy Bockrath, secretary Valerie Devitt, treasurer Cheryl Klima, reporter Brian Hemker and recreation leaders Brenda Bockrath and Don Meyer.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Coach Robert Arnzen, head basketball coach at Delphos St. John’s High School, and Coach Bob Guinta, Celina Immaculate Conception High School cage mentor, have been named coaches of the North team for the Ohio North-South all-star game slated for June 27 at Marion-Coliseum. Coach John Ross of Dayton Belmont and Coach Harold Barker of Southeastern will pilot the South team.

The Friendship Box Program sponsored by American Junior Red Cross as a classroom activity is underway in Delphos again this year, according to Mrs. William Mullenhour and Mrs. Roger Briggs, co-chairmen of the project. The program is designed to offer schoolchildren the means to express good will and friendship toward other children throughout the world.

Ten eighth-graders took their confirmation vows Sunday at the Palm Sunday confirmation service at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. Received into communicant membership were Michael Dray, Robert Elling, Kenneth Feathers, Jane Freund, Diane Heidenreich, Carol Kloeppel, Claudia Laman, Christine Raabe, Pamela Schramm and Paul Wreede.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The fact that Delphos stores now carry exceptionally fine lines of ladies apparel and men’s furnishings was demonstrated Wednesday night when the Girls Athletic Association of Jefferson High School sponsored a spring style revue at the Capitol Theatre. Girls who modeled the styles were Mary Ellen Clark, Caroline Dukes, Vera Rahrig, Alice Moorman, Mary Pollock, Mary Van Autreve, Juanita Pollock, Donnabell Stemen and Delores Gaberdiel.

Mrs. Harold Weaver, East Suthoff Street, was hostess to the members of the Christian Aid Society at her home Wednesday afternoon. Opening the meeting was the hymn led by Mrs. Robert Miller. The Lord’s Prayer was followed by the scripture lesson read by Clara Evick. The meeting was concluded with prayer led by Mrs. Walter Wisher.

A large number of local citizens will be in attendance at a meeting of the Delphos City Council Thursday night. The meeting will be an adjourned session to discuss further the plans for keeping Delphos street lights in operation. Council has been having considerable difficulty in finding some means to renew the contract with the Ohio Power Company for furnishing street lights.


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