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Monday, March 31, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago?

• After 3 1/2 decades in education, Jefferson High School teacher Jim Morris retired. The history teacher will no longer instruct students in his favorite subject but he will be back in 60 days. The assistant varsity football coach retired early due to a state regulation mandating all retiring teachers have no contact with students for two months. He timed his departure to be back for summer weightlifting and conditioning in preparation for football season.


25 Years Ago - 1984


• Cheryl Von Lehmden, daughter of Eugene and Joann Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings, is one of five Ohio delegates selected to participate in the National 4-H Conference April 7-13 in Washington, D.C. Upon her return, Von Lehmden will serve as a member of the State 4-H Advisory Committee, assist in providing direction to the Ohio 4-H Older Youth program and have responsibility for follow-up in local, county, area and state presentations.

• A non-profit organization has been formed at 403 N. Main St. Grassroots Dignity Inc., scheduled to open April 2, is an independent company that will refinish furniture for resale. It recently received a grant from the Campaign for Human Development of the Roman Catholic Church. The new corporation was set up through the efforts of members of St. John’s Parish Personal Family Services.

• Ottoville Future Farmers of America held its 29th annual banquet this week. State FFA President Dale Minyo was key speaker. This year’s queen Linda Honigford was crowned by last year’s queen Jill Horstman. The queen attendants were Shelly Langhals and Jean Hohlbein. Escorts were Paul Koester and Rick Boecker. An honorary chapter farmer degree was given to Mary Huber of Fort Jennings.

50 Years Ago - 1959

• When Rubinoff appears at the Delphos Jefferson auditorium on April in a concert sponsored by the Delphos Rotary Club, he will play on one of the most precious instruments in the world, the famed Romanoff-Stradivariuus violin insured for $100,000.

Made in 1731 by the master of all violin makers, this particular “Strad” eventually found its way into the hands of the Romanoffs, one time rulers of Russia, and still bears the bejeweled crest of that family. During the revolution it was smuggled out of Russia and eventually was purchased by Rubinoff.

There are only 540 authentic Stradivarius violins recorded, 163 of which are owned in the United States. When one of them occasionally changes hands, it brings from $10,000 to more than $100,000.

75 Years Ago - 1934

• Clyde Biederman, proprietor of the United Cigar Store, has purchased a half interest in the Delphos Hotel property from Jacob Marks. The firm hereafter will be known as Biederman and Marks, the firm being owners of the hotel business and the Tappa-Nu-keg. Some changes in the business are contemplated. Biederman will be in active charge of the business.

• Final arrangements are being made by the officers of the Tri-county Democratic Club for the Easter Ball which is to be conducted by that organization at the city hall next week. Carl Dienstberger and his orchestra have been secured to pay for the dancing. Arrangements have been made for the awarding of prizes. Those in charge are arranging for card playing for those who prefer this form of diversion.

• The county eisteddfod will be held at the Elida school auditorium on April 6. Spencerville, Shawnee, Gomer, Beaverdam and Elida will participate. Winners in the preliminary contest from Elida are Elizabeth Herring, Mary Tucker, Ruth Darbyshire, Paul Bowers, Franklin Baker, Kathryn Berry, Martha Peters, Helen Gruber, Russell Fetherolf and Covert Darbyshire.

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