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Monday, April 21, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Proceeds from Phi Delta Sorority’s second annual Purse Bingo were donated to provide first aid supplies at both Delphos City and St. John’s schools’ nurse’s clinics. The sorority also works to provide shoes to school age children through the Delphos Community Christmas project. The Phi Delta Sorority is currently planning their third annual Purse Bingo scheduled for Oct. 4th.

25 Years Ago – 1989

The Delphos Optimist Club will be sponsoring a bicycle inspection and skills test Saturday and a “fun ride” Sunday. Serving on the committee in charge of the weekend events are Wilbur Baughn, Herb McVicker, Bill Ulm and the Rev. John Hoover. Mayor Harold Wieging has issued a proclamation designating Optimist Bike Safety Week in Delphos.

The Altar Rosary Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, has scheduled the annual cleaning of the church for April 29. The Rev. John Shanahan installed newly-elected officers, Denise Sukup, president; Jan Schimmoeller, president-elect; Mary Lou Krietemeyer, vice president; Mary Jean Schweller, secretary; and Diana Wrasman, treasurer.

Scott Suever struck out 12 as St. John’s posted a 2-1 win over New Bremen Thursday at Stadium Park. St. John’s scored its runs in the first inning on a Scott Noonan single, walks to Brent Grothaus and Pat McGue and a single by Brent Reidenbach. St. John’s is 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Midwest Athletic Conference.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Three conference rooms will be added to St. John’s Rectory and two additional car stalls for the rectory are included in the expansion building program to get under way here soon, according to the Rev. Thomas I. Schill, pastor of the local parish. St. John’s parish population has almost doubled in the past 25 years, and the rectory, which now houses five priests, the pastor and four assistants, will meet present requirement with the new additions.

Phi Delta Sorority held a business meeting at the home of Mrs. Carl Mox with plans being completed for the group’s theater party, which will be held May 9. The remainder of the evening was spent playing bridge. Attendance prizes went to Mrs. Ronald Hageman and Mrs. Kenneth Miller.

Mrs. George Helmkamp was elected president of the Ella Huber Delphian Study Club during a meeting of the group held Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Charles H. Myers, east of Delphos. Other officers elected to serve during the coming year were: Mrs. Robert Knapp, vice president; and Alida Raabe, secretary-treasurer.

75 Years Ago – 1939

Myers Cleaners, 434-436 N. Main St. started Thursday to accept furs for summer storage. Charles H. Myers, proprietor of the Myers Cleaners, stated that improvements have been made at his plant which makes his fur storage vault the most modern in northwestern Ohio.

In the May issue of The Country Home magazine, the feature article is one on Leslie C. Peltier, Delphos astronomer. The article was written by Clarence Woodbury who spent several days in Delphos with Peltier and other people in securing the necessary information for the story. The article is complete with pictures of Peltier and his observatory which is located east of Delphos.

Mrs. S. H. Wahmhoff and Mrs. Paul Stallkamp were hostesses Thursday evening when the members of the D. F. D. L. Club enjoyed a potluck supper at the Firemen’s Club House, southeast of Delphos. Bunco was played following the supper. Mrs. Leon Vogt was high in bunco, Mrs. Nick Hummer, second, and Mrs. Lewis Leonard was consoled.

 

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