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Monday, April 14, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Located in Allen County, Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve is the largest park in the Johnny Appleseed Park District. Park Naturalist Mark Mohr said that near the southern end of Kendrick Woods is where two bald eagles are nesting and it is the first time they have inhabited the area.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Brent Helmke, son of Eldon and Dorothy Helmke of Fort Jennings, and Charles Martin, son of Dana Martin of Ottoville, were selected by Colonel Jennings Post 715, to represent the post at the 53rd annual session of Buckeye Boys State. The event will be held June 17-25 at Bowling Green State University.

Receiving awards at the recent Delphos Young Farmers and Farm Wives banquet were Chuck Hempfling, Young Farmer of the Year and corn efficiency winner; Jerry Luersman, for soybean yield and corn yield; Sue Hempfling, Young Farm Wife of the year; Marge Rostorfer, first-place poetry winner and Martha Miller, third-place poetry winner.

St. John’s girls track team edged Columbus Grove 79-78 to win a quadrangular meet at Columbus Grove. Taking first for St. John’s were: Nikki Wellman, 100-meter hurdles, 17.7; Elaine Erb, 1600 meters, 6:29.6; Wellman, 300-meter intermediate hurdles 56.9; and Erb, 3200 meters, 13:54.

50 Years Ago – 1964

The Putnam County Tuberculosis and Health Association will present awards to the winners in the “School Press Project” which was held in the Putnam County high schools. The first three winners in the county were all students from Fort Jennings High School. First place winner was Janet Gasser, second place was Dorothy Birkemeier, and Diane Brenner will receive an award for third place.

Thirteen new members were received into the St. John’s Rosary Altar Society this year, it was announced at the society’s Monday night meeting. President Mrs. Leo Fischer reminded members about the bake sale to be held April 18 in the Westrich showroom. Chairmen for the bake sale are Mrs. Clarence Gable, Mrs. Omar Pothast, and Mrs. Vincent Hoersten.

The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats played errorless ball behind the one-hit pitching of Gordie Vogt to win their tournament opener, 5-0, from the Perry Commodores. Vogt was in command from the start as he pitched one of his best games. He struck out 17 and walked only three.

75 Years Ago – 1939

A large number of members of the Knights of Pythias will go to Willshire Tuesday night to attend a meeting of the 12th District. The Delphos lodge will assist in the degree work. At the pinochle party staged Wednesday night, Ed. Cordell held high score and Alonzo Rice, Virgil Buchanan and Ralph Mericle were low. They will be on kitchen duty at the next pinochle party.

A comedy, “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick,” will be presented at Jennings Memorial Hall in Fort Jennings at 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening by the Young Men’s and Young Ladies Sodal?ity of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Taking part in the cabaret scene are Robert Rose, master of ceremonies; Dorothy Minning, Marie Gerdemann, Emma Wieging, Leonard Boehmer, Kenneth McNamara, Virgil Ricker and Clarence Jostpille.

The members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church held a regular meeting Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. David Wade, Spencerville Road. There were two guests, Emily Rupert and Mrs. Melvin Wade. The contest honors were awarded Mrs. Clifford Prine and Mrs. J. Otto Davis.



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