|From the Archives April 21, 2014|
|Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:00 PM|
One Year Ago
Retired Police Sergeant Bev Cross-McNeal was honored for her service to Delphos and its police department at Monday’s city council meeting. Cross-McNeal was on the force for 33 years starting in June 1979 as a dispatcher. She began on the auxiliary force in August 1979 and joined the department full-time on Nov. 4, 1979, making history as the first full-time female police officer in Delphos. In 1988, she was promoted to sergeant, the first full-time female police supervisor Delphos had seen.
25 Years Ago – 1989
The Rev. John Otto Bredeick Circle 3329 of Columbian Squires was honored Wednesday evening with the presentation of the Brother Barnabas Award. The circle received the award for its “Raise the Lady” canal boat and canal project. The award is presented annually to 25 Squires circles worldwide.
Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles met recently with 44 members attending. Mary King, Helen Gasser and Doris Keller gave reports on the zone conference they attended. A potluck will be held after the regular meeting April 24. Hostess committee will be Lola Busch Sharon Fischbach, Velma Hoersten, Ladonna Wolery and Ethel Wrocklage.
Five Spencerville area senior citizens were recognized Wednesday on the 10th anniversary of the Spencerville mealsite. Presented with a mug and flower were Sylvia Paglow, Naomi Eley, Earl Ramga, Clarence Boyer and Gladys Koenig. The five have been going to the mealsite since its beginning at Harmony Grove.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Cooperation was the key to success at last week’s annual pre-school clinic at Franklin School. Over 200 children, who will enter the first grade next fall, were given complete physical examinations and any necessary immunizations or vaccinations. Chairmen for the clinic were Mrs. Paul Birkmeier, Mrs. Walter Wolery, and Mrs. John Wilcox.
Mrs. Jack Swick and Mrs. Richard Bailey were hostesses for the Jay-C-Dels meeting Thursday evening. Routine business was taken care of and plans for the Jaycee Wives night were discussed. Attendance prizes at the Thursday night session were awarded to Mrs. Don Schweller, Mrs. Harry Dunlap and Mrs. James Schimmoller.
Mrs. Grover Keel was hostess to the Friendly Circle Club Friday afternoon in her home on South Clay Street. Nine members and one guest, Effie Kehler, responded to roll call. In a contest held, Margie Metzger was high, Mrs. Frank Dye second and Maggie Ash was low.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Arthur Bodkin of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; the Rev. J. G. E. Mittermaier; pastor Fred Raabe of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fort Jennings; the Rev. Charles Stroh; pastor; Clyde Bagley of Trinity Lutheran Church, Middle Point; and Elias Kruse of Trinity Lutheran Church, Elida, the Rev. John Bender, pastor, will serve as chairmen of the Annual Roll Call of the Lutheran Inner Mission Society of Toledo-Lima, to begin April 23.
Miller’s Opticians will again play kittenball in Delphos, according to an announcement made Thursday. Those who plan to tryout for the team are: Earl Briggs, William Briggs, James Clinger, Albert Clinger, Henry Clinger, Clyde Briggs, Syl. Thithoff, Andrew Dancer, Carl Ralston, Donald Thithoff, Newt Elder, Donald Jacomet and Phil Hall.
Because of the unusually large attendance at the True and False contest conducted Wednesday evening under the sponsorship of the Delphos Public Library, it was necessary to hold the contest in the Jefferson School instead in the library basement as had been arranged previously. One contestant, Ruth Griffith, maintained a perfect score throughout the three contests.