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One Year Ago

Kalida defeated the Fort Loramie Redskins to win the 4th annual Nathan Miller Memorial Baseball Tournament. Team members include Owen Recker, Grant Laudick, Trevor Lambert, Luke Erhart, Zack Vonderembse, Josh Recker, Branden Recker, David Peck, Ethan Schmenk, Matthew Kehres, Conner Krouse and Logan Langhals.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Chris Strayer, who will be a junior at Elida High School, recently received a trophy for placing first in the state in geometry in the Ohio Scholastic Achievement Tests given at Ohio State University-Lima. In a separate contest through the National Mathematics League, Strayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Strayer, received a ribbon for placing in a tie for first place in the United States with five other geometry students. All six received perfect scores in five separate tests.

Spencerville boys led the Class A state track and field championships Friday at Ohio Stadium with 12 points after Jason Oakman placed second in the shot put and Toby Miller garnered fourth in the pole vault. Cindy Olberding of Spencerville placed second in the girls discus. St. John’s 4x800-meter relay team of Kevin Beckman, Dan Swick, Doug Eggeman and Duane Grothause placed eighth.

When Ottoville area resident Chris Schnipke, a 19-year-old Hocking Technical College sophomore majoring in recreation and wildlife management, went looking for summer work this year, he got more than he bargained for. He landed a job amid one of the largest environmental disasters of this century. Schnipke was offered a job at the Armin F. Koernig Salmon Hatchery located in Prince William Sound approximately 70 miles off the coast of Valdez, Alaska.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Two amateur talent acts from St. John’s will be participating in the annual Talent Show at Van Wert Saturday evening. The St. John’s participants were chosen at the school’s assembly dance early in May by students attending the affair. James Menke and his drums were named first winner by the students and Karen Patthoff, soloist, accompanied by her brother, Donald Patthoff on the guitar, were chosen for second place.

Gleaners Group of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church met Wednesday morning in the parish hall with 11 members and one guest present. Devotions and Bible study were by Mrs. Elmer Freund, Jr. Mrs. Gilbert Miller read the minutes of previous meetings and Mrs. Calvin Freund spoke about books in the church library. A small gift was presented to Mrs. Kenneth Alguire in appreciation for her many services.

Virgina Hunsaker of Lima Allen County Nurses was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday. She told of the many health services which are provided gratis for Delphos school children and to some extent for adults in this community. The speaker was accompanied by Rosemary Wolery, wife of Dr. Walter Wolery.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Delphos Boy Scouts are being invited to assist at the Van Wert Peony Festival Thursday, according to John Lloyd, in charge of Boy Scout activities in Delphos. In return for their services, the boys will be permitted to view the afternoon and evening parades and to witness the coronation of the queen and the ice carnival which will be held in the stadium.

The regular monthly athletic show sponsored by Delphos Aerie of Eagles will be held Wednesday. The preliminary wrestling bout will be staged by Farmer Gant and Smiley Kaiser. The feature match will be between Eric Von Shafer of Pittsburgh and Tommy Thomas of Piqua.

Elizabeth Werner, East Fifth Street, entertained the members of the Afternoon Bridge Club at her home Friday afternoon. In addition to the members of the club, Mrs. William Hollmann, Mrs. Herman Rauschart and Lucile Werner were present. Mrs. R. A. Lindemann held high score in bridge, Mrs. Frank Scherger was second and Mrs. Leo Odenweller was third.

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