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Sunday, June 01, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Library patrons of all ages will “Dig Into Reading” during the Delphos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program set Tuesday through July 19. Sign-up begins on Tuesday with activities in the library. The Master Gardeners will also be in the gazebo to help children plant a flower to take home.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Boy Scouts of Troop 65 planted flowers on 12 street corners in the business district as a community project. Among the scouts helping with the project were Josh Weeden, Kevin Pierner, Greg Joseph, and Jason Stevenson. Other scouts involved in the project were Mel Maas, Rick Stemen, Jamie Vogt and Jason German.

Elida High School student Chris Strayer was one of six students nationally to receive a perfect score in the National Mathemathics League competition. Strayer, son of Stan and Georgeana Strayer, also achieved a high score in calculus. Other Elida students finishing with high scores were Ryan Nunley, algebra II; Tim Crane, algebra II; Chad Miller, geometry; Teresa Mullett, geometry; and Kent Strayer, calculus.

Winners at Delphos Country Club bridge luncheon were Margie McKowen, Ruth Shumaker, Berniece Ricker, Susan Morton and Lucille Horine. In blind partners, golf winners in first flight were Lois Grone and Ruth Wegesin. Second flight winners were Ruth Bruskotter and Rita Clapp. In third flight, winners were Arlene Kortokrax and Dorothy Odenweller. Winner of low putts was Nancy Will and Lois Grone, birds.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Harold Wieging, president of Delphos City Council; Rev. John E. Wilcox, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church and principal speaker; and John Metzner, Sr., who was master of ceremonies, stood before the monument in Library Park for the annual observance of Memorial Day Saturday. The Eagles band led the parade, which preceded the services.

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

William A. Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bridges of Delphos, has recently completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is now stationed at Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas, where he is attending technical school. He was a 1963 graduate of Delphos St. John’s.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Two league kittenball games were played in Delphos Wednesday evening. Sheeters defeated Raabes by a score of 10 to 6 at city field and the Lions won from Millers at the Waterworks Park. The Sheeter win over Raabes was considered an upset since Raabes were tied for first place until they were defeated by the Lion team last week.

Repairing, remodeling and beautification of the Delphos Waterworks Park is now underway. At least 20 National Youth Administration workers are on the project under the supervision of John Wahmhoff. Maurice R. Young is the area supervisor of NYA in charge of the project. Five classes in painting will be conducted at the beginning of each shift of workers by William Point, Delphos painter. Health and safety instructions will be taught by John Keller of the adult education program.

Mrs. Cloyd Berry, North Main Street, had the members of the Happy Twelve Club as her guests at her home Wednesday evening. Mrs. John Fossell was high in bunco, Mrs. Edward Dickman, second, and Mrs. William Berry, low. In a contest, the honors were awarded Mrs. Charles Hering. In three weeks, Mrs. Fossell, North Main Street, will entertain.


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