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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:15 PM

One Year Ago

St. John’s Elementary School was recognized for the $968 it raised with help from students’ families for Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Peeler Fundraiser. Manager of the Delphos McDonald’s Nora Gerdemann and Todd Strawn were present to hand out awards to the top three raisers, who included Landen Grothaus (second grade), Stephanie Neumeier (third grade) and Brandt Baldauf (fourth grade).


25 Years Ago – 1989

Junior Intensive Business Education class for the Delphos schools recently received second-place honors in promotional display at the 23rd annual National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America in Dallas, Texas. Junior class members are Myrle Ackerman, Chris Mox, Sarah Gerdeman, Laurie Bonifas, Chris Schleeter, Missy Clark, Kathy Grothaus, Cereasa Sodders, Ronda Markward, Anna Cross, Tracy Staats, Lori Jettinghoff and Theresa Clark.

Four new members were installed at the recent meeting of Catholic Ladies of Columbia; Lucille Bowden, Mary Mullen, Florence Trentman and Alice Heidenescher. Attendance awards went to Lois Osting and Tillie Gable. Fifty-fifty winners were Viola Elwer, Edna Kortokrax and Florence Trentman. Bingo winner was Mary Thithoff.

The Black Swamp Rifle-Pistol Club Wednesday pistol league top shooters were Dana Martin of Fort Jennings, first, Irv Holdgreve of Delphos, second, and Gary Staup of Delphos, third. Rain Thursday didn’t stop Bob Martin, Bob Maloney and Paul Wilson, all of Delphos, from taking the first three places in the rim-fire matches.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Two Delphos men were among the winners in the Allen County Republican Primary Tuesday. Robert H. (Herb) Dunlap got his party’s nod for Clerk of Court of Common Pleas and Richard E. Thompson was one of two Republicans nominated for county commissioner. The other nominated was incumbent Roy L. Roush.

Harold Ladd, trustee and float chairman for Delphos Walterick Hemme Post No. 3035, Veterans of Foreign Wars admired the trophy which the float won in the Loyalty Day Parade in Lima. It depicts the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima and won first prize in the second-class float competition. Riders on the float were Bob Kriegel, Melvin Boberg, Louis Patton, Harold Ladd and Gil Sanders. Paul Kaskel was the float driver.

Ella Huber Delphian Study Club concluded its season’s meeting with a dinner meeting Monday evening. Dinner was served at The Steak House and the group met later at the home of Mrs. George Helmkamp for a discussion. Mrs. Henry Lange reviewed the book, “The South and the Southerner.”


75 Years Ago – 1939

A large number of members of Delphos Aerie of Eagles will go to Van Wert Sunday afternoon to participate in a district initiation. A regular meeting of Delphos Aerie will be held Monday night. At that time, final plans will be announced on the annual Mother’s Day Program. Rev. Fara Laman of Spencerville will be the speaker this year.

A program in imitation of the famed Major Bowes radio program was given Friday afternoon by the pupils of the seventh and eighth grades of the St. John’s portable building. Betty Buschor impersonated Major Bowes. The composers represented were: Handel by Ann Clark; Gluck by Mary Jeanette Nolte, Mozart by Thelma Kindley; Hadyn by Mary Jane Kimball; Wagner by Betty Huysman; Beethoven by Helen Falter; Schubert by Thelma Birkmeier; Schumann by Mary M. Finlay; Chopin by Helen Hickey; and Bach by Frances Fornefeld.

Mrs. Ralph Weger, East Third Street, had the members of the O. N. O. Club as her guests at her home Friday evening. In five-hundred, Mrs. Otto J. Birkmeier held high score. In two weeks, Mrs. Clarence Weger, West Third Street, will entertain.


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