|From the Archives — May 2, 2014|
|Thursday, May 01, 2014 8:22 PM|
One Year Ago
Three local students were selected as delegates at the 2013 American Legion Buckeye Boys State held June 9-16 at Bowling Green State University. The Delphos American Legion Post 268 will sponsor delegates Kyle Pohlman and Dustin McConnahea. Devin Coronado will also attend, sponsored by the Spencerville American Legion Post 191.
25 Years Ago – 1989
St. John’s defeated Parkway and Fort Recovery in a triangular track meet. First-place finishers for St. John’s were Kevin Wrasman, Doug Eggeman, Duane Grothause, Randy Baumgarte, Phil Recker, Clint Gable, John Vasquez and Dan Mueller.
Ray McKowen Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Rev. Otto Bredeick Circle of the Columbian Squires will be collecting funds May 5 and 6 for the mentally retarded as part of the Measure Up program. Collections will take place at Delphos supermarkets and in the business district. Mayor Harold Wieging, who signed a proclamation honoring the program, made the first donation to the drive Monday.
Craig Schwinnen’s single in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Scott Suever from third base to give St. John’s a 1-0 win over Ottoville Monday in the Class A baseball sectional at Elida. St. John’s other hits were singles by Pat McGue, Scott Schulte and Bruce Odenweller.
50 Years Ago – 1964
St. John’s Home and School Association sponsored spelling contest was held Thursday evening in the high school gym with Sharon Ardner, Craig Reinemeyer and Bonita Ellerbrock being declared winners in their respective divisions. Mrs. Robert Say, Mrs. Charles H. Myers and Edward Zalar served as pronouncers.
Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority held a guest meeting recently at the home of Mrs. Donald Kundert. Mrs. William Lloyd and Ruth Gasser were the guests present. Following the business meeting, Mrs. Robert Hohenbrink, guest speaker, displayed hats which she had made and told how she made them.
Gordie Vogt fired a no-hitter in Gomer Thursday as the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats blanked the Gomer Bobcats, 1-0. The victory gives the Wildcats a 4-3 season record. The lone run of the game came in the fifth inning. Ayers singled and was sacrificed to second by Vogt. He scored on a single by Hall.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Word was received in Delphos Tuesday to the effect that Delphos will not get the Civilian Conservation Camp which is being moved from Swanton. Although no definite word has been received, it is believed that the camp will be moved to Middle Point. The letter containing the official announcement was sent to Dr. Albert Schlink, owner of the land which had been leased for CCC purposes on State Street in this city.
An honorary team was selected Monday by members of the Jefferson spring training football squad. The election was by secret ballot with each member voting for a complete team. The honorary team named at that time includes Dunlap, Mericle, Laman, Bindel, Gerdemann, Harpster, Mayer, Link, Fuller, M. Miller, Van Meter, Bryan and Jones.
Joseph Meyers was elected Monday night to head Delphos Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles for the new year. Other officers named are: Doyle Fuller, vice president; Eugene Minnig, chaplain; Walter Jauman, treasurer; James Clinger, conductor; Albert Schmersal, inside guard; Carl Eiche, outside guard, and J. Carl Stopher, trustee for three years.