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Sunday, May 04, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Members of The Delphos Gardener’s Projects, who are also members of the Allen County Master Gardener Volunteers, held a plant sale on Saturday to benefit the uptown garden located beside Eagle Print on Main Street. Members of the Delphos group include Denny Cressman, Jackie Fritz, Carol Kimmett, Mary Ann Buzard, Diane Sterling, Les and Barb Shafer, Diane Rostorfer and Larry Brunk.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Fourth-graders at Franklin Elementary School recently participated in a math-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Center. Students raising $25 or more received a T-shirt from the hospital. Receiving T-shirts were Breanne Carder, Amber Kimmet, Joyce Feathers, Melanie Martin, Wes Baxter, Jay Hoersten, Jeremy Horstman, James Clark, Chris Showalter, Lindsay Nixon, Elaine Suever and Jamey Wisher.

Freshman Mark Ridgeway went the distance allowing five hits and no earned runs as Jefferson topped Fort Jennings 8-2 Wednesday at Jefferson Senior High School. Ridgeway struck out eight and walked two. The Wildcats had six singles by Jim Baumgartner, Bill Stemen, Mike Minnig, Guy Schmersal, Ryan Sakemiller and Jason Mahlie.

Steve Hellman of Delphos is a member of the Bluffton College track team. Hellman, a 1985 St. John’s High School graduate and son of Kenneth and Sandra Hellman, is a senior majoring in accounting and business. He runs the 1,500-, 5,000- and 10,000-meters.


50 Years Ago – 1964

St. John’s St. Joseph Holy Name Society held its annual election meeting Sunday in the Little Theater of the school. Melvin Martz, who served in the capacity of president-elect for the past year, took over as president of the society for the year 1964-65. James Hemker, ’63-64 president, presided at the meeting.

“One Family Under God” was the theme of the annual May Fellowship tea held Friday afternoon in Trinity Methodist Church. The affair was sponsored by the United Church Women of Delphos. The Jefferson High School ensemble sang after which a fellowship hour was held while tea was being served. Mrs. Robert Christy and Mrs. Fred Kiggins presided at an attractively appointed tea table.

Jerry Carder’s five-hit pitching and the big bat of George Lang teamed up Friday night to lead Delphos St. John’s to a 2-1 victory over Elida. Carder went all the way for the Blue Jays, walking none and striking out 11. The victory was the fifth of the season for the Jays who have been plagued by bad weather.


75 Years Ago – 1939

A meeting was held Wednesday night to make plans for the 1939 kittenball league season in Delphos. Teams and representatives at the meeting were Oda F. Bows, Clark Van Meter; Star Café, Fay Meekins; Raabe Motor Sales, Stegeman; Miller’s Opticians, Harold Gonyea; Lutheran Church, Robert Knapp; Sheeter’s Garage, Rahrig; and Swihart Barber Shop, Foley.

The members of the Old Time ‘Coon Hunters Club met Wednesday night at the Frank Osting farm, south of Delphos. A moonlight ‘coon chase was held after the business meeting. A dog owned by N. S. Diltz won first place and one owned by Ed. Gerdeman won first tree.

Approximately 70 members of the Knights of Pythias were present Wednesday evening for another pinochle party. Several members of the Columbus Grove Lodge carried away high honors, leaving Frank Krutsch, Frank Peltier and Bert Metcalfe as cooks for the next session. A fish fry was enjoyed during the evening. Chefs Robert Porter, L. K. Shaffer, E. A. Cordell and Earl McCabe prepared the lunch.


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