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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:33 PM

One Year Ago

Elida’s students of the month for April were announced at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. They were given pins by Superintendent Don Diglia and Board President Dennis Fricke. Students honored were Caitlyn Henderson, Brady Kirk, Ben Osmon, Alexis Bowman, Darren Harris, Briana Mason, Austin Smith, Nicholas Bader, Lauren Greeley, Emily Schaefer and Ericka Smith.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Placing fourth in the Ohio Mathematics League contest were eighth-grade Delphos Jefferson Middle School students Phillip Lawrence, Jeremy Reynolds, Mike Gilbert, Kristi Poling and Michael Domin. Math teacher is Quincy Kiracofe. The students competed as a team with students from Allen, Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot.

St. John’s took advantage of two Coldwater errors in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored twice to beat the Cavaliers 5-4 Friday at Stadium Park. Scott Suever went the distance for St. John’s, giving up four runs on eight hits, walking four and striking out two. Suever, Bruce Odenweller and Brent Grothaus had doubles for St. John’s. Grothaus also had a single.

Planting trees in Fort Jennings Community Park were Greg Gasser, Charles Murphy and Gary Schimmoeller. Planting trees was one of the projects in the annual park cleanup. Park board officers include Don Ricker, president; Gary Wieging, vice president; and Rick Metzger, secretary. Other members are Schimmoeller, Bob Kleman, Mary Menke, Charlotte Streets, Bill Von Lehmden, Tom Bruskotter and Tim Gasser.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Three Spencerville High School juniors have been named delegates to Buckeye Girls State to be held in Columbus the week of June 20-28. They are Suzanne Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brown; Susan Maurer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Maurer; and Linda Morrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morrison.

Mrs. Rychie Smell, national president, and Mrs. Jackie Reed, national secretary of the Theta Chapter of Fort Wayne, were guests of Psi Chapter at the chapter’s weekly meeting last Tuesday. The meeting was at the home of Mary Ellen Gerdeman. Janice Wanamaker, projects chairman, gave out more key chain bracelets, which the chapter is selling.

The second annual Athletic Banquet was held last Saturday night in the Ottoville gymnasium. The winner of the L. W. Heckman Award was Kenneth Knippen. He also received the most valuable player award. The foul shooting trophy went to Steve Turnwald. The trophy for the best percentage of field goals went to Jim Langhals.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Dr. L. W. Kohlhorst, chiropractic physician, has purchased the office and equipment of Dr. E. W. Meyer and will be located in the Commercial Bank building in the rooms which have in the past been occupied by Dr. Meyer. The latter’s brother, Dr. Carl Meyer, has been in Delphos for the past year taking care of the local practice. He will continue in charge for a week to come and Dr. Kohlhorst will take charge of the office May 1.

About 80 persons were present Sunday evening when members of Commemorative Post, American Legion, staged a birthday party in honor of the members of the Auxiliary. Ed Becker, commander of the Legion post at the time the Auxiliary was organized, gave an interesting address. Emma Clinger, president of the Auxiliary, addressed the gathering as did Mrs. Med Granger, first president of the local Auxiliary.

One of the largest attendances at a district initiation was recorded here Sunday when over 250 Eagles from the old 17th District met at the local Eagles hall. A class of 123 candidates was reported. Because of the inclement weather, the street parade was cancelled. In place of the parade, the Eagles band of Delphos played a concert before the initiation in the local hall.


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