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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 10:59 AM

One Year Ago

Jordan Rex of Spencerville High School was crowned Queen Jubilee Friday night in the 2013 Peony Pageant held at Marsh Auditorium. Jordan is the daughter of Jeff and April Rex. Corinne Metzger of Delphos Jefferson was named first runner-up in the pageant. She is the daughter of Teresa Metzger and Dale and Betty Metzger.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Van Wert High School drama students are rehearsing for the spring musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” by Charles Schultz. The play will be presented April 7 and 8 at the high school gym. Advance tickets are available at the high school or Downtown Drugs, Van Wert. Cast includes Matt Sinning, Greg Boley, Amy Neugebauer, Shelly Grimm, Ginny Stoller, Andy Agler, T.J. Grimm and Dave Mefford.

Vantage students who received plaques at state competition for placing in the top six or excelled in their contest areas were John Burkhart, Ottoville; Michelle Rose, Antwerp; Matt Rigby, Parkway; Misti Kesler, Parkway; Linda Weaver, Crestview; Maria Schnipke, Ottoville; Amy Conn, Crestview; and Chris Pruden, Van Wert.

Kangaroos, the outback and Crocodile Dundee generally come to mind when one thinks of Australia. But three area women discovered the land “down under” has much more to offer. Deb Myers of Delphos, Michelle Meyer and Linda Meyer of Fort Jennings recently returned from a 2 ½-week vacation to Australia.

50 Years Ago – 1964

The Delphos chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its seventh annual Parent and Son Banquet Saturday in St. John’s cafeteria. Charles Plikerd, banquet toastmaster and retiring president of the Delphos FFA chapter, received the chapter’s 1964 Star Farmer Award. Plikerd was also presented the chapter’s Extemporaneous Speaking Award and the Commercial Bank’s annual award for the best project records.

Cub Scout Pack 65 held its monthly meeting Thursday evening at Trinity Methodist Church with Cubmaster Howard Raabe calling the meeting to order. Skits were presented by the various dens as follows: Den 1 – “Doctor Bloom the Painless Dentist,” Den 2 – “Man on the Street Shaving Testimonial,” Den 3 – “Wrestling and Trainer Session,” and Den 4 – “Hobo Tea Party.”

Ottoville High School Athletic and Scholastic Awards banquet will be held April 11 at the high school. Monsignor E. C. Herr, principal of Lima Central Catholic High School, will be the featured speaker. The banquet and dance will be sponsored by the Lion Club members of Ottoville, with tickets available from any member of the Lions Club.

75 Years Ago – 1939

A Masonic gathering, probably the most important of the year, will take place in Delphos Friday evening at which time the members of Delphos chapter 105, Royal Arch Masons, will hold their annual inspection. Charles Griffith is High Priest of the Delphos chapter and Louis Fair is King.

The members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran Church met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Phillip Walterick, West Third Street. Mrs. W. J. Steinle was the assistant hostess. During the business session, plans for a bake sale to be held at the J.W. Paint and Appliance Store on April 22 were discussed.

An exceptionally large number of Eagles and members of their families were in attendance at the regular monthly athletic show which was held Wednesday night. The wrestling match was one of exceptional interest. Five men went into the ring at the same time. They were Sudley Kaiser of Flint; Eric Von Shafer of Pittsburgh; Peck Paxson of Sidney; Gil Lautzenheiser of Lima; and Chick Wheatley of Louisville.


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