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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:07 PM

One Year Ago

In an effort to prepare for the State Wildlife Contest, the Delphos FFA Wildlife team also competed in the District I Invitational in Wauseon. The team placed 14th out of 28 teams. Team members are Aysa Hamilton, Rileigh Tippie, Riley Claypool, David Leathers, Austin Lucas, Tatiana Olmeda, Veronica Vulgamott, Wes Roby and Jessee Ditto.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Winners in the Jaycee Easter Egg Hunt were: Up to age 3, Jessica Romaker, Keith Allen Pavel Jr., Nicole Coil, Neil Mallet and Scott Webb; age 4-6, Denny Haggard, Nathan Diltz, Andrea Hammons, Kristi Carder and Matt Coil; age 7-9, Anna Auer, Carrie Teman, Stephanie Moenter, Wes Clark, Jason Osting and Eric Richardson.

Catholic Ladies of Columbia held its first card party of the year recently. Winner in pinochle was Valeria Siefker; 500, Helen Miller; euchre, Catherine Miller and Florence Trentman. Grocery certificates were won by Melba Burger and Edna Kortokrax. Fifth-fifty winners were Mildred Pothast, Lucille Carder, Catherine Miller, Agnes Ditto and Estella Suever.

Spencerville Middle School sixth grade scholastic bowl team won second place in county competition recently. Team members included Crissy Knepper, Shauna Turner, Kelly McMichael, Jessica Few, Aaron Teets, Mike Gaskill, Jeremy LaRochelle and Ben Hover.


50 Years Ago – 1964

A discussion program was on tap for members of the Delphos Rotary Club during its weekly luncheon meeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Dr. Burl Morris presided at the meeting and also was program chairman for the day. John Horine and Robert Porter led the discussion of foreign policies and world affairs and Paul Korn directed the discussion of domestic affairs and politics.

Kenny Knippen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melitus Knippen of Cloverdale, will receive the degree of State Farmer at the 1964 State FFA convention in Columbus in late April. Kenny is a member of the Ottoville FFA Chapter and has served as treasurer and delegate to the state convention.

Members of St. John’s Band have taken on a fund-raising project, a pre-Easter car wash, with funds derived from it to be applied to the balance owned on the new band uniforms. The car wash will be held Saturday at Doyle’s Sohio Service Station, Main and Fifth streets.

75 Years Ago – 1939

The only sound motion picture ever to be taken of an actual cross-country ox cart cavalcade will be shown before the Kiwanis Club Tuesday night in the Beckman Hotel. The re-enactment last spring of the history-making emigration of the band of pioneers from Ipswich, Mass., in 1787, to the great Norwest Territory to establish a new settlement at which is now Marietta, Ohio, was what made it possible for the Standard Oil Company to record the memorable journey.

The initial appearance of the combined men’s and boys’ choir will be made at Immaculate Conception Church in Ottoville on Easter Sunday. Basil V. Alt, choirmaster and organist at Immaculate Conception, has had considerable experience with boys’ choir work. He received his training with the Paulist choir in Chicago and has been active in this phase of choral work for the past several years.

G. E. Pennell, Poplar Bluff, Mo., has accepted a position as watchmaker at the J. Howard Apger Jewelry Store. Pennell has had 11 years of experience in the watch business. Apger left for Columbus Monday morning to start his new duties as a liquor inspector in the State Department of Liquor Control.


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