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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:09 PM

One Year Ago

The bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday hit particularly close to home for many Van Wert residents as a Van Wert native found himself in the midst of the chaos. Van Wert High School graduate Craig Leon had finished the marathon in 10th place hours before the first explosion near the finish line.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Carl Metzger, retired from Metzger Popcorn Co., Putnam County Road U 20, was inducted recently into the Popcorn Institute’s “Hall of Fame.” Orville Redenbacher was also inducted during the institute’s recent annual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Bob Metzger is present operator of the Metzger Popcorn Co., along with his brother, Rick Metzger.

Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 84 met recently with 24 members in attendance. President Janet Siefker conducted the meeting. Members were reminded of the council’s 50th anniversary to be celebrated in July. Winners of the 50-50 drawing were Sue Radabaugh and Roselia Kill. Viola Mueller and Agnes Kimmet also won prizes. Ethel Schwinnen won the door prize.

Delphos Cub Scout Pack 42, Den three, made birdhouses in conjunction with a project of the Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Displaying their work were Scott Hoverman, Cory Marks, Ryan Pohlman, Shane Hoverman, Andy McNeal, Derrick Coil, Andy Maas and Michael Coil.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos chapter of the Future Farmers of America is in process of planning a trip to New York City and Washington, D.C. The group plans to leave June 1 on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Tuesday, the Future Farmers will tour the World’s Fair and sight-see on Broadway. Wednesday, they will visit various city attractions and leave Thursday for Washington, D.C.

Eleven members answered the roll call Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church. Bessie Wells was hostess for the meeting which was held in her home on Clime Street. Martha Meeker gave the devotions. Closing prayer was said by Mrs. Victor Patton.

St. John’s bounced back from Monday’s one-run loss to defeat Bath Tuesday by the same margin, 2-1. Both Delphos runs came in the first inning when Vogt walked and Jerry Carder singled. Jim Carder then forced Jerry at second base, leaving runners on first and third. George Lang stepped to the plate and singled home two runs.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Eleven varsity basketball players at St. John’s received their letters at an important assembly held at the school Friday afternoon. The following players received letters: Arthur Grothouse, Howard Ditto, Richard Klausing, Edward Clark, Paul Vonderembse, Francis Grewe, Leroy Haysman, James Clark, Harold Lisk, William Rekart and Robert Wiechart.

Plans for the annual Allen County (Delphos) Fair to be held in August were discussed Friday night at a meeting of the Fair Board held at the Ed. Hoelderle Plumbing Shop on North Main Street. Members of the Civic Club board of directors were in attendance to discuss the fair finances. Those attending were Leo Odenweller, Walter Jauman, Paul Henry, Roger Slusser, Henry J. Lange, Jerome Schmidt and A. J. Laudick.

Delphos Jefferson music students competed Friday at Bowling Green in the Northwestern Ohio district solo and ensemble contest. For her rendition of the mezzo-soprano solo, “Cloud Shadows,” Irma Dienstberger was given a high rating and will compete in the state contest which will be held at Oberlin April 29.


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