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One Year Ago

The Delphos Public Library enjoys a healthy patronage of 10,000 users and in 2012, circulated nearly 200,000 items. During National Library Week April 15-20, the resource center will offer special programs to say “thank you.” The week will include taste-testing of local delicacies, a “Family Night” and a Mother/Daughter Tea Party.


25 Years Ago – 1989

D. Arnold Scott, charter member of Delphos Rotary Club, received a Paul Harris Fellow Award at Wednesday’s meeting. Presenting the award was Earl Elston, Rotary president. Marie Scott, Rotary Ann, also presented her husband a pin at the meeting. The Rotary Club received the award for raising $1,000 through the Polio Plus campaign.

Scott Deitering, member of Delphos Future Farmers of America, won the job interview contest held recently at Hardin Northern High School. He will now compete at the state FFA convention June 15-16. Deitering had to fill out an application, a resume and his record books. He was then interviewed for the job and had to write a followup letter.

Dave Alt of Delphos will run his 10th marathon when he participates for the second time in the Boston Marathon. Alt ran his first Boston Marathon in 1987 finishing in 3:08. Alt qualified for the Boston Marathon in finishing under three hours (2:59:56) in the Columbus Marathon last November.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Musicians from Delphos Jefferson High School placed high in the State Solo and Ensemble contest held Saturday in Fairview High School in Dayton. Superior ratings were awarded to both the girls and boys vocal ensembles and to Neal Yocom for his tuba solo. David Laman, who sang a baritone solo; Earl Alspach, tenor soloist, and Douglas Harter, cornet soloist, all received ratings of excellent.

Delta Omicron Phi Sorority met this past week at NuMaude’s Restaurant with pledges Doris Dice, Ethel Winters and Linda Mox being guests of honor at the dinner session. After dinner the pledge service was conducted and the remainder of the evening was spent playing games.

The regular meeting of the Dads of Foreign Service Veterans was held Sunday afternoon in the VFW hall. The following new officers were installed for 1964: Dad president, John Miller; senior vice president, Chester Ashby; vice president, Robert Langdon; chaplain, Ray Baumgarte; sgt. at arms, William Grunden; guard, August Utrup; judge advocate, Alfred Fetzger; and treasurer, Lawrence Etter.

75 Years Ago – 1939

The members of the Coombs kittenball aggregation held a meeting Wednesday night at the Adams Filling Station on West Fifth Street. Those who plan to play with Coombs this year are Grone, Adams, Scherger, Wrocklage, Sacher, S. Sever, H. Powell, Fethers, Morgan, H. Sever, Gonyea, and several others.

Plans for the summer recreation program under the WPA are rapidly rounding into shape. Russell Judkins, in charge of WPA recreation in Delphos, announced that two assistants have been appointed for the summer. They are Paul and Ralph Edds of North Main Street. A fishing trip is being planned for Saturday. Those who care to participate are urged to meet at the Judkins home, 104 E. Seventh St. at 7 a.m. Saturday.

One of the outstanding programs of the season’s study was that given Wednesday evening when the members of the Beta Delphian chapter met with Mrs. E. O. Steinle, West Second Street. A resume of this year’s study “Music” was given by Helen Stallkamp assisted by Lillian Kollsmith.


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