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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:10 PM

One Year Ago

A fire raced through the TL Express (formerly Conrad’s Trucking) building on Industrial Drive in Van Wert on Saturday afternoon. Workers at another nearby facility noticed smoke coming from the building and called 911. The building is considered a total loss and the investigation is continuing.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Two Spencerville Future Farmers of America members, Mike Mueller and Steve Klausing, are finalists in a competition for a top state award, after placing in the top four percent in Ohio in placement in sales and service and cereal grain production. Mueller is the son of Larry and Shirley Mueller and Klausing is the son of Dan and Irene Klausing.

Ottoville Miss and Master Ohio Child Conservation League met recently at the home of Helen Devitt with Agnes Swint serving as co-hostess. Martha Fischbach conducted the meeting and presented the prelude about children. Carol Wittler reported on books purchased for the elementary library with profits from the group’s annual book fair.

Fort Jennings seventh grade girls basketball team recently captured the Putnam County League Tournament held at Kalida. Team members are Lisa Schroeder, Brenda VonSossan, Wendy Heck, Kristin Miehls, Mandy Trenkamp, Stephanie Hellman, manager Nicki Pothast, Jenny Beam, Susan Calvelage, Kristi Teman, Angie Plumpe, Lisa Wieging, Heather Odenweller, Coach Joanne VonSossan and manager Kristi Burgei.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Three new members were elected to the board of directors of Delphos Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon meeting Tuesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Charles Mitasik, plant manager of Delphos Fruehauf Trailer Co., Robert Obermeyer, vice president of Delphos Bending Co., and George Odenweller, co-owner of Odenweller Clothing Store, will assume positions on the board next month.

Agnes Swick of the Dickman’s Restaurant team took first place in Monday night’s Cancer Bowldown with a score of 66 pins above her average. Mary Ashby of City Feed and Joan Allemeier of Penn’s Jack & Jill tied for second with 60 over their average. They received their prize money from Bob Nartker, member of the Allen County Cancer Society board and co-chairman of the Bowldown.

Charles Plikerd of Delphos will show slides and talk on a Good Will People to People tour of Eastern and Western Europe, for the Pomona Grange literary program Monday night in the Spencerville Grange Hall. Charles and Randy Bowersock, both seniors at Delphos Jefferson High School, took the trip last summer. They were behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Eastern Berlin.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Eugene Shenk, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Alex J. Shenk, East Fourth Street, graduated recently in Radio Engineering from the RCA Institute in New York City. At the completion of his course in the study of television, he was awarded a scholarship. The RCA is preparing to teach television. Shenk is one of four men selected to assist in the designing and building of the equipment for the school.

The members of the Delphos Kiwanis Club will meet Tuesday evening at the Beckman Hotel for the regular weekly dinner meeting. A membership drive is now underway in the Kiwanis and will end on May 1. Melvin Westrich, chairman of the program committee, announced Standard Oil Company will show motion pictures at the meeting Tuesday night.

Mrs. Harold Hyatt entertained the members of the B. B. Club and a group of guests at her home on North Main Street Thursday evening. Bunco was played. Rose Stevick was high in the games of the club members, Mrs. Gilbert Mericle, second and Mrs. F. C. Manecke low. The guest award went to Mrs. Syl. Schwinnen.


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