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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 8:05 PM

One Year Ago

Delphos FFA member Caitlin Landwehr presented St. John’s High School Principal Don Huysman with the Honorary Chapter FFA degree at the 63rd annual FFA Banquet Sunday. “Huysman is a 41-year veteran of education and will be retiring after this school year. This was a tribute to him,” Scott R. Elwer, Agriculture Education instructor/FFA advisor of Delphos City Schools, said.


25 Years Ago – 1989

At the Elida Young Farmers and Young Farmer’s Wives annual awards banquet, Lois Hemker received the Outstanding Member Award and Nancy Kesler received the Community Service Award. The two members were recognized for their contributions to the group’s activities Saturday at the banquet at the Lima Holiday Inn.

A spring theme, created by hostesses Hortense Fettig and Lou Anna Hanshumaker, was featured at the March luncheon and meeting of The Green Thumb Garden Club held at the Topp Chalet. The meeting was organized by Norma Molyneaux, president. Rita Koester, vice president and program chairman, accepted reports by Mary Keller, secretary, and Betty Wiesenberg, treasurer.

Andrew Pittner, Ottoville, was recently awarded a five-year certificate for his services as director of Putnam County Emergency Management Agency for the past five years. The certificate was presented by David Young, Putnam County Commissioner. Pittner retired from his position at the end of December.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Essay winners at Ottoville High School have been announced by spokesmen for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary as follows: John Odenweller, first; Marilyn Hoehn, second; and June Heitmeyer, third. The essays were judged by various teachers with Anna Becker serving as school chairman. Odenweller’s essay will be entered in state competition.

On March 20 and 21, four senior students from Delphos, together with senior students from other parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana, attended the annual World Affairs Institute in Cincinnati, sponsored by Rotary International. During the Rotary meeting Wednesday, Robert Christy, superintendent of Delphos Public Schools, introduced these students; Mark Sever, Helen Fischer, Kathy Kissel and Frank Sanders.

The Altar-Rosary Sodality of St. Barbara’s Church in Cloverdale held its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening in the school hall. Mrs. Norbert Langhals presided over the meeting and Father Morman spoke to the group. Sister M. Patrice, who has been in mission work in Chile and is now teaching at St. Barbara’s School, showed slides of the Chilean missions.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The German band of Delphos appeared on a program given at the Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane Easter Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the posts and auxiliaries of the American Legion in the second district. Present from Delphos were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rupert, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Swick, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Van Autreve, Irene and Ruth Granger, Frances and Anna Youngpeter and Mr. and Mrs. Ferman Clinger and son, Walter.

Clair Ditto, pitcher, and William Gladen, Jr., catcher, both former St. John’s high school stars, will go to Lima Tuesday morning to try out for Lima’s baseball team. They will be included in a group of 25 players from this section. Gladen spent several weeks last winter at a baseball training school in the south. Ditto has been pitching ball in this city for several years and has been doing good work on the mound.

Howard Raabe, president of Jefferson High School Alumni Association, is starting preliminary plans for the annual reception for members of the senior class. A meeting of officers will be held in the near future to make tentative arrangements for the annual affair. William Judkins is vice president, James Deffenbaugh is secretary and Ralph Sacher is treasurer.


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