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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:40 PM

One Year Ago

Cancer survivors and their caregivers raised purple gloves Tuesday night during the annual Relay for Life of Delphos Cancer Survivor Dinner at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. A “Purple Glove” video was made of the group and will join team videos prepared to send to the American Cancer Society.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Girl Scout leaders and co-leaders of Neighborhood 12 who will celebrate Girl Scout Leaders Day Saturday are Bonnie Shumaker, Mary White, Brenda Martin, Robin Siefker, Faith Stirn, Diane Stevenson, Peggy Stager, Mary Wauben, Jill Lucas, Barb Truesdale, Judy Kemper, Carolyn Ostendorf, Carol Odenweller, Olga Rode and Jolene Fuerst.

The final meeting of the year for Sunrise-Sunset Mothers Club was held recently at Maria’s Restaurant, Elida. Outgoing President Edie Wieging conducted a candlelight ceremony to induct new officers: Carol Odenweller, president; Regina McClure, vice president; Deb Elwer, secretary; Rosie Hesseling, treasurer; and Marsha Mueller, reporter.

Black Swamp Rifle/Pistol Club Wednesday pistol league’s top three shooters were Dana Martin of Fort Jennings, first, J.R. Schnipke of Fort Jennings, second, and Chuck Carder of Delphos, third. The Thursday rimfire rifle match winners were Paul Ralston, first, Bob Martin, second, and Paul Wilson, third.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Newly elected Chamber of Commerce President James Hemker pledged Tuesday night “to continue the energetic program of my predecessors.” Hemker spoke at the Chamber’s annual Ladies Night Banquet. Other officers installed by Delphos Mayor Richard F. Wulfhorst were Ed Wiecher, vice president of the industrial division, and Walter Swartz, vice president of the retail division.

Members of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia held a social Tuesday evening in the Knights of Columbus club rooms with cards forming the entertainment. Martha Maas received the prize in games of 500 and the prize in bid euchre went to Edna Gable. Rosella Gerdeman was high in pinochle and Mrs. Bette received the door prize.

Mrs. William Wiesenberg, president of the Green Thumb Garden Club, has appointed Mrs. Don May chairman of the third annual Library Card Party to be held at the Delphos Public Library April 29. Proceeds will be applied to the maintenance of plantings at the library and other civic plantings anticipated by the group.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A most enjoyable session of the Delphos Kiwanis Club is being planned for Tuesday night at the Beckman Hotel. Guests for the evening will be the St. John’s, Jefferson and Ottoville basketball teams. The Dr. R. N. Stippich free throw trophies will be awarded at the meeting to the Jefferson, St. John’s and Ottoville player scoring the highest number of free throw attempts during the 1938-39 basketball season.

Weather permitting, St. John’s will inaugurate the baseball season Monday afternoon when they play hosts to their old-time rivals, Lima St. Rose aggregation. Richard Trame is in charge of the team. On his pitching staff are Ditto, Grewe, Beck and Spieles while Wiechart and Wagner are out for the catching position.

Several Jefferson High School students will go to Oberlin next Saturday to participate in the state solo and ensemble contest. Irma Dienstberger will compete in the mezzo-soprano solo compete. Eloise Bell will compete in the piccolo solo competition. The Jefferson clarinet quartet composed of Helen Fettig, Alice Mox, Ruby Kloeppel and Robert Lindemann will play in the clarinet quartet contest.



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