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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:26 PM

One Year Ago

Residents who were in downtown Van Wert Wednesday afternoon had the chance to catch a number of antique automobiles as they continued on a journey down the Lincoln Highway. Many of the entrants from the Classic Car Club of America pulled into the downtown area for some lunch and a little sight-seeing. According to participants, around 30-35 cars set out last Sunday from New York City, following the Lincoln Highway, and are heading for Chicago on the first leg of a cross-country journey in honor of the road’s 100th anniversary.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Chad Haunhorst and Terri Kesler were crowned king and queen of Delphos Middle School spring dance. Chad is the son of Alan and Bev Haunhorst and Terri is the daughter of Charles and Donna Kesler. Other nominees were Tisha Wiley, Brenda Renner, Tim Wurst and Michael Domin.

Two unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning provided Columbus Grove the winning edge in a 4-2 victory over St. John’s in the Class A sectional finals Saturday at Elida. St. John’s scored a run in the fourth inning when Jeff Sever singled and went to second on a bad throw at first. He scored on Craig Schwinnen’s single. In the sixth inning, Sever walked and Bruce Odenweller singled. Sever scored on a Scott Noonan’s single.

Vantage Vocational students recently competed in state competition in Columbus. Janna Wireman, a junior in Early Childhood Education program, placed first in the state of Ohio at the HERO Skill event competition. Wireman is the daughter of Monroe and Irene Wireman of Delphos. Vantage VICA members won in three contests in the state competition. Terri Hilvers of Ottoville received a silver medal for second place in Advanced First Aid and CPR.

50 Years Ago – 1964

A Delphos man, who has made railroading a lifetime career, was paid a signal honor Wednesday night. He is Ed Mandery, and the diamond pin presented him was in recognition of his 50 years in the employ of the Nickle Plate Railroad. In April 1914, he started work as a bridge carpenter, and in Nov. 1915, he became a fireman in the Toledo Division of the Clover Leaf District. His promotion to locomotive engineer, a job he now holds, occurred Dec. 14, 1925.

Don Miehls, who was reared in Delphos and graduated from Delphos St. John’s High School, was recently elected to city council in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Miehls, also a graduate of Giffin College in Van Wert, was swept into office on a reform ticket which ousted the incumbent mayor and three of the four incumbent councilmen.

Goldie Ralston was hostess to the members of the Ladies Aid of the Christian Union Church Wednesday afternoon in her home on Skinner Street. The meeting was opened with a song, and a prayer by Emily Rupert. The lesson was given by Emma Gould. Poems were read and a closing prayer was given by Cora Weaver.

75 Years Ago – 1939

Italy bound itself irrevocably to the Berlin-Rome diplomatic “axis” in agreeing to enter a formal military alliance with German, foreign diplomatic quarters said Monday. It was reported Premier Benito Mussolini had been assured of German support for his Mediterranean “aspirations” at France’s cost, and in return, he would support Adolf Hitler’s program for penetrating economically and politically into the Balkans.

The annual bird house contest conducted in the industrial arts department at Jefferson School has been brought to a close with the selection of the following winners: First, Russell Donaldson, eighth grade; second, Jack Werner, eighth grade; third, Paul Wreede, seventh grade; fourth, Junior Reed, eighth grade. Louis Bindel, eighth grade, received honorable mention.

A team composed of members of the Phi Delta Sorority will compete against a team of men in a “True and False Quiz” contest which will be staged Friday night at the Capitol Theatre. On the sorority team will be Rita Stallkamp, Dorothy Miller, Geneva Hoverman, Catherine Stallkamp and Patricia Heyser. The men’s team will be composed of Howard Metcalfe, Ray Ditto, John Arnold, Jack Haley and Orville Miller.


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