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One Year Ago

Raymond Harner, owner of CG Pro Bikes in Columbus Grove, has been a serious cyclist since he was 13 years old and has always had a dream of one day racing in Italy. On April 28, he will realize his goal when he rides in the Fizik Granfondo race in Marostica, Italy.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Susan Ahten, sixth-grader at Jefferson Middle School, displayed the first-place trophy she won in zone competition in the God, Flag and Country oratorical contest sponsored by the Eagles. She won over five other competitors and will advance to state competition. She is the daughter of Ron and Kay Ahten.

The Ottoville Senior Citizens Social Club held its regular card party and short business meeting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars club rooms. A new committee drawn to serve both parties in April includes Thelma Beckman, Esther Eggeman and Clara Landwehr. Euchre winners were Joe Klima and Evelyn Horstman. Pinochle winners were Bea Stepleton and Rosa Deitering.

St. John’s eighth-grade cheerleaders captured first place in the 17th annual diocesan cheerleading contest held recently in Tiffin. Cheerleaders are Heide Klausing, Danielle Buettner, Amy Norris, Kim Rode, Andrea Stemen, Kerri Grothouse, Angela Valentine, Marcy Lehnkuhle, Charla Gossard, Molly Calvelage, Dana Dempsey, Jennie Wieging, Michele Osting, Nicki Maas, Amie Bensman, Rachel Brickner and Cindy Elwer.


50 Years Ago – 1964

This year’s Senior Class Play at Delphos Jefferson, “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,” will be presented May 1. Cast members include Bonnie Kohorst, Nancy Buzard, Teresa Odenweller, Carol Adam, Kathy Kissell, Paula Stetler, Susan Truesdale, Jeanne Mox, Monte Druckemiller, Jack White, Neal Yocum, Mike Bandelier and Earl Alspach.

A regular monthly meeting of the Catholic Ladies of Columbus at Fort Jennings was held Wednesday night. Following the meeting, a social hour was held. Cards were played with prizes being awarded to Veronica Schimmoeller and Patricia Knebel. A lunch was served by the committee that included Annette Kahle, chairlady; Jane Elwer, Mary Klausing, Emma Becker, Emily Elwer and Henrietta Calvelage.

The five Ottoville students who exhibited at the Bowling Green District Fair brought back awards for their efforts. Ronny Koffman received a superior rating, while Jerry Friemoth, Linda Hilvers and Charyl Byrnes were given excellent ratings. Ginny Smith’s project received a good rating.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A splendid musical program was enjoyed by Delphos Kiwanians at the weekly meeting of the local Kiwanis Club at the Beckman Hotel Tuesday night. The program was presented by a quartet of young men from the Prentiss Norman and Industrial Institute, Inc., of Prentiss, Miss. O. G. Weger, chairman of the program committee, was in charge of the entertainment portion of the meeting.

Mrs. Albert Laudick, South Main Street, entertained the members of the S. S. Club and one guest, Mrs. Lawrence Lang, at her home Tuesday evening. Pinochle was played and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Lang was high and Mrs. C. A. Bergfeld second. Mrs. Clarence Swick received the traveling award.

The Delphos auxiliary of the American Legion presented a mock wedding as their contribution to the program presented at the Tuesday night session of the spring conference of the second district of the Auxiliary held in Lima. During the afternoon session, Mrs. D. H. Cochensparger reported on Junior Activities.


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