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One Year Ago

Cory Fischer and Jacob Turnwald of Ottoville joined the likes of Astronaut Neil Armstrong and President Gerald Ford Sunday as they earned their Eagle Scout designation. Fischer and Turnwald, both seniors at Ottoville High School, completed their projects this past year.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Jo Williams hosted Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega Sorority recently in her home. President Doris Dienstberger opened the business meeting with roll call. A planter was won by Mary Stone and Char Hotz was winner of a drawing. A slate of officers will be presented at the next meeting with Marge Morris hostess.

Black Swamp Rifle/Pistol Club recently held a center-fire pistol match. Top shooters were Steve Treece of Van Wert, first; Fred Moreo of Delphos, second; and Brian Evans of Rockford, third. The club holds rimfire open pistol matches at 6 p.m. every Wednesday and rimfire rifle matches at 6 p.m. each Thursday at the Pohlman Road range.

Changing Times of Ohio Child Conservation League met recently at the Carriage Inn for dinner. A meeting followed at the home of Syvilla Odenweller. June Korte presided over the business meeting which included electing officers. Results were: Mary Ellen Hemker, president; Marilyn Lause, vice president; Millie Spitnale, secretary; Gwen Rohrbacher, treasurer; and JoAnn Liebrecht, reporter.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Ottoville High School this week announced the names of five honor graduates who will replace the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian at graduation exercises this year. The five students include Moneta Bigelow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bigelow; Joan Hoersten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Hoersten; Alice Horstman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Horstman; Edith Wannemacher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wannemacher; and Nancy Warnecke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Warnecke.

There were approximately 120 in attendance for the annual mother-daughter meeting of the First United Presbyterian Church held Thursday evening in the church dining room. Mrs. William Kissell, president of the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization, gave the welcome to the daughters and two of her daughters, Mrs. William Henne and Kathy welcomed the mothers.

Delores Eickholt was elected president of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Jacob P. Smith Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at Ottoville during a meeting held this week. After the business session cards were played with prizes going to Regina Fortener, Velma Altenburger, Treva Plescher and Ann Hoersten. Ethel Perrin received the attendance prize.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The annual Style Show and Industrial Arts exhibit of Jefferson High School will be held Friday night at the Jefferson School. The style show will consist of modeling various articles of clothing made during the year in the home economics department under the direction of Lillian Dill, instructor. The industrial arts student, under the supervision of L. K. Shaffer, will have a display of projects completed by them during the school year.

The Senior class of St. John’s High School will present a play entitled “Man or Mouse” in St. John’s auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of next week. Cast members include Margaret Stallkamp, Margie Best, Paul Baumgarte, Arthur Grothouse, Gerald Will, Richard Klausing, Ralph Haehn, Pauline Ebbeskotte, Helen Swick, Howard Ditto, Rosemary Bertling, Bernard Grewe, Paul Vonderembse and Wilma Moneer.

Members of the Delphos Fire Department and city officials were guests at the weekly meeting of the Delphos Kiwanis Club which was held at the Beckman Hotel Tuesday evening. Fire Chief Louis Leonard introduced the firemen present, including Con Scherger, Carl Ditto, A. E. Weger, Clarence Hoelderle, Albert Kleman, William Scherger, Jos. Beckman, Paul Stallkamp, Carl Imber, Paul Clinger, Frank Grothouse, Charles Kimball and Bernard Vogt.


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