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Monday, March 24, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Military, police, fire and EMS will be recognized during the annual Marbletown Festival Aug. 9 and 10. This year’s theme is “To those who served.” The goal for proceeds this year is to erect a flag pole in Garfield Park. A dedication ceremony will also be planned.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Aaron Mullen and Greg Dray of Jefferson placed in the state powerlifting meet at Kenton. Mullen took sixth among 28 competitors in the 135-pound class with lifts of 230 pounds in the bench press, 340 pounds in the squat and 310 in the deadlift for a combined total of 880 pounds. Dray was eighth among 47 lifters in the 155-pound class with lifts of 260 in the bench, 380 in the squat, and 435 pounds in the deadlift for a combined total of 1,075 pounds.

Three members of Elida High School Future Farmers of America Club recently competed in the small engines contest at Liberty-Benton High School. Competing were Travis Miller, Chris Kovacek and Doug Ditto. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Miller, placed seventh overall in individual standings. The team placed sixth in team standings.

Spencerville graduate Susan Heidlebaugh will be coaching Division III and IV All-State Basketball game at Ohio State Arena April 8. Heidlebaugh has been teaching at Buckeye Trails near Cambridge for the last 11 years. Her team won one state championship and were runners-up. One of her girls will be on the team.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Donald Will, owner of Will’s Jewelry and Gifts, 303 N. Main St., announced Tuesday that he is closing out his business. He plans to start with a special Wednesday. The sale will continue until the entire stock is sold. He has owned and operated the business since 1961 when he purchased it from Mrs. J. Howard Apger.

Saturday afternoon Mrs. Paul Strayer welcomed the members of the Fort Amanda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to her home on East Second Street. Mrs. O. M. Arnold was in charge of the program and gave the history of Fort Amanda, which was built during the war of 1812.

Routine business was transacted at a regular meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Monday evening in the Eagles club rooms. The hot seat award went to Sharon Fischbach and special awards to Thelma Buzzard, Mildred Clinger and Ethel Wrocklage. Hostesses for the next meeting are Ethel Fair, chairman; Irene Wurst, Margaret Krugh, Frances Wiechart and Mary Bryan.

75 Years Ago – 1939

The Knights of Columbus championship bowling team will be selected Monday night when the Grand Knights, captained by T. Pohlman, meet the Trustees, captained by Hubert Burger. The final contest for the title will be rolled at Recreation Club alleys. The Treasurers won the first round in the leagues, the Trustees the second round and the Grand Knights third round.

The members of the Delphos Civic Club met Thursday night at Fanger’s Mayflower. A dinner started the evening’s program and the business meeting followed with J. Howard Apger, president, presiding. Members of the committee made a report on the trip to Toledo Thursday in the interests of the WPA projects. The Civic Club went on record as favoring a change in the type of pool and installation of a rectangular pool in Delphos.

Mrs. Frank Peltier, North Jefferson Street, received the members of Sorosis into her home Thursday afternoon for a regular meeting. A paper on “Henry’s Contribution to English History,” was presented by Mrs. Thomas B. Snow. Mrs. J. H. Jenkins led the reading of Act Five of “King Henry the Eighth.”



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