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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:04 PM

One Year Ago

While many were spending a cloudy spring Saturday indoors, the Delphos Police Department was hard at work training for an “Active Shooter Response.” The training was hosted at St. John’s Schools due to the complex nature of the layout of the structure.


25 Years Ago – 1989

April has been designated International Columbian Squires Month by Gov. Richard Celeste and Delphos Mayor Harold Wieging. The Delphos Father Bredeick Circle 3329 was organized Jan. 13, 1985, and has 56 members. Louis Hohman serves as chief counselor of the local squires and is assisted by Paul Grilliot, Jim Trentman, Jim Metcalfe, Robert Weinandy, Dave Wannemacher and the Rev. Chris Vasko.

Jefferson students receiving a 1-superior in district solo competition were Jamie Mox, Mandy Fischer, Brenda Renner, Michelle Shaeffer, Laura Knippen, Kelly Nomina, Tom McKee, Paul Richardson, Missy Rozelle, Angie Harter and Mel Maas.

Delphos resident Dave Alt, making his second appearance in the Boston Marathon, finished the event in 3:39. He was pleased to finish but had hoped for a faster time. Alt was accompanied to Boston by his wife Darlene and son Andy. They visited with former Delphos resident Curt Best on Saturday and Sunday.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Don Wolfe, assistant managing editor of The Toledo Blade, will be the principal speaker at the annual Delphos Chamber of Commerce Ladies Night banquet and installation of officers Tuesday evening at the Delphos Country Club. James Hemker will be installed as the new president and Ed Wiecher and Walter Swartz as the new presidents in the industrial and retail divisions, respectively.

Delphos schools have announced delegates and alternates to Buckeye Boys State for 1964. Robert Williams will be the delegate from St. John’s and Larry Baker will represent Jefferson. Scott Morris is the alternate from Jefferson and Michael Koester is the alternate from St. John’s.

New officers were elected recently by Our Lady of Fatima 4-H Club. Judy Ostendorf is the new president and Jean Steyer will serve as vice president. Jean Van Oss was chosen as secretary and Jo Kayser was elected treasurer. Recreation leader will be Betty Reinemeyer, while Karen Miller will serve as health and safety director. Marie Pothast was selected as reporter.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Mrs. H. G. Illig, Mrs. George Helmkamp and Helen Stallkamp were in Lima Monday evening to attend a banquet given for the directors and district workers of the Northwest Civic Music Association, formerly known as the Lima Civic Music Association. The banquet was served at the Norval Hotel.

An operatta, “Riding Down the Sky,” will be presented in the Ottoville parish hall April 23-24 by the young people of Ottoville. Cast members are Evelyn Metcalfe, Cletus Wannemacher, George Schlagbaum, Vixtor Grubenhoff, Mary Wurst, Albert Warnecke, Robert Grubenhoff, Marie Metz, Martha Ruen, Paul Heckman, Arthur Beining and Gerald Kramer.

The members of the Young People’s Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School and two guests, Mr. and Mrs. Everett McClure, met Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rice, near this city. John C. Lloyd conducted the devotionals and the lesson was given by Mrs. Lowell Shaffer. The next meeting of the class will be held at the home of Mrs. Doris Rice, near Delphos.


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