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One Year Ago

Delphos Jefferson High School’s 138th Commencement will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Middle School Auditorium. There are 75 members of the Class of 2013. The Award of Distinction will be presented to Dylan Haehn, Corinne Metzger, Evan Stant, Destiny Thompson, Jacob Violet and Seth Wollenhaupt.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Delphos St. John’s 73rd commencement exercises will be June 4 in the high school auditorium. Seventy seniors will receive diplomas. According to Principal George E. Adams, graduating seniors will attend Mass at 1:40 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Chris Vasko, associate pastor and high school chaplain, will be commencement speaker. Kristin Weber, valedictorian of the senior class, will be the speaker representing the senior class.

Spencerville boys took second in the Class A regional track meet Saturday at Dayton by taking first in four events. Jason Oakman recorded two firsts in the discus (158-9) and the shot put (53-31/2). Toby Miller also chalked up two wins in the pole vault (13-0) and high jump (6-5).

Bill Henze of Fort Jennings was the overall best shooter of the day when the Black Swamp Rifle/Pistol Club held a varmint rifle match Sunday at its Pohlman range. Henze had one first place and two seconds. There were four separate matches. First-place winners were: Henze, woodchuck silhouette match; Pete Sakemiller, Lima, 100-yard bench rest; Kurt Brandehoff, Delphos, 150-yard bench rest; John Wilson, Delphos, 200-yard bench rest.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce served more than 1,200 cups of coffee to tourists passing through Delphos over the Memorial Day weekend. Jim Schimmoller and Tom Osting were co-chairmen of the project. The Jaycee motto for the project was “Take a Break, Save a Life.” The stand at the Texaco Service Station at Fifth and Pierce streets was open from Friday through Sunday.

Four members of Delphos Council No. 1362, Knights of Columbus were in Cincinnati this past weekend attending the organization’s state convention. In attendance were Grand Knight Ambrose Wannemacher, Hubert Youngpeter, District Deputy Melvin Hempfling and Past State Deputy F. R. McKowen.

Morris Chapel’s Woman’s Society of Christian Service held a pledge meeting this week at the church with Helen Brenneman in charge of the service and serving as program leader. Mary Baxter was in charge of the worship service. Hostesses included Mildred Keller, Stella Jamison and Mary Baxter.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Interesting talks by Pauline Adams, Leona Martz, Eva Yochum and Rita Kill were given Monday evening when the Young Ladies Sodality of St. John’s parish met at the school. It was decided to organize a kittenball team with Sally Jauman serving as chairman of the committee. Dr. John L. Sassen was in attendance at the meeting.

Plans are being started in Delphos for the organization of a “Delphos Flying Club.” A number of Delphos young men are interested in the formation of such an organization. It is pointed out that the membership in such a club will not be limited to men but women are also urged to be in attendance at a meeting Thursday night at the Phelan Hotel.

John Nett and his daughter, Sybilla Nett of Lennop, near Cologne, Germany, are visiting in Delphos with the Rev. James Nett, assistant at St. John’s parish. Father Nett is a son of John Nett. Mr. Nett and his daughter are pleased to meet so many of the older residents of Delphos who speak German fluently.

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