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One Year Ago

The board of trustees of the Delphos Public Library met for a short June meeting Wednesday. Director Kelly Rist told the board that both summer reading programs are off to a good start. “This year, we have 320 children signed up. We’ve started the Adult Summer Reading Program and I have somewhere between 50 and 75 adults,” she said.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Mrs. Mark Toll has joined the professional opera chorus of New Orleans, La. In the past season she has performed in operas, “Turandot,” “The Masked Ball,” “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Carmen.” She is presently on a two-week tour with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She is the former Sue Ann Heidenescher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heidenescher of Delphos.

American Legion Post 268 recently swore in new officers. Officers are Ben Vasquez, sergeant of arms; Ray Gremling, chaplain; Maynard Koester, adjutant; Frank Rigdon, second vice commander; Tom Granger, first vice commander; and Merle Miller, post commander.

Delphos Public School Board of Education hired Frank Minnig as the Landeck Elementary School principal at its meeting Monday evening. Minnig’s employment begins with the 1989-90 school year. He replaces Terry Moreo who was recently employed as principal of Franklin Elementary School.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Dance students from Delphos and Ottoville will perform in Lima Friday and Saturday nights when Toni’s School of Dance and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Lima present the 10th anniversary edition of “Stairway to the Stars.” Delphos students in the production include Roberta Cohen, Jannette and Lynette Foust, Tina and Cindy Brandehoff and Jennifer, Jane and Judy Belt. Those from Ottoville are Debbie Wannamacher, Pam Wannamacher, Cindy Alt and Jim Spencer.

Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, installed one new member, Jane Lloyd, recently in the home of Mrs. Keith Kiggins, prior to a dinner party held at the Alpine Village. The party was in honor of Miss Lloyd and Theresa Odenweller, the latter Psi’s nursing scholarship recipient.

Mrs. William Gladen was hostess to the members of the I D Bridge Club and two guests, Mrs. Thomas German and Mrs. Roland Brenneman, Thursday in her home on East Fifth Street. Bridge games were preceded by a luncheon served by the hostess. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Fred Reinemeyer, Mrs. Frank Mueller and Mrs. German.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hanf, known professionally as Eddie Hanf and Ruth Ingels, played an important part in the third edition of “Toledo on Parade,” at the New Macomber auditorium in Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. Hanf are well known here. Hanf is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanf of Delphos. He and his wife are teachers of dancing at the Paul Spor studios.

The members of the Dorcas Class of the Lutheran Church and three guests, Mrs. Donald Heck, Mrs. Earl Steinbrenner and Mrs. Herman Kloeppel, met at the home of Mrs. Fred Kloeppel, East Sixth Street, Tuesday evening. A book of the Bible, “Obadiah,” was reviewed by Mrs. Clarence Mox. Mrs. J. G. E. Mittermaier was in charge of the lesson.

The commencement exercises Tuesday evening climaxed the high school career of 37 St. John’s seniors. Many relatives and friends of the graduates were in attendance at the exercises which were held in the school auditorium. Dr. John L. Sassen, pastor, announced the names of four students in the graduating class who had received scholarships. They are: Wilma Moenter, Mary Manse, Toledo; Ann Steinle and Catherine Heitz, St. Theresa’s College, Winoma, Wisconsin; and Paul Baumgarte, DeSales College, Toledo.

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