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One Year Ago

Last fall, the Ohio State University Forensic Anthropology Case Team (FACT) began a survey of the Old Fort site, which contains the gravesites of 12-14 soldiers who died in Fort Jennings, during the War of 1812, the final phase of the Revolutionary War. On Thursday, the team returned to complete the survey of the site.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Jim Friedrich, son of John and Janelle Friedrich of rural Delphos, received the State Future Farmers of America Degree at the organization’s recent state convention held at Ohio State University, Columbus. Friedrich has been a member of the Delphos FFA chapter four years, during which time he served as secretary and president, committee member, public speaker, parliamentary procedure team and has shown his purebred Berkshire swine at the county and state fairs.

Former Delphos resident Rhonda Monk has received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from The Defiance College. Rhonda and her husband, Curt, were former youth pastors at Delphos Assembly of God. Rhonda’s grandparents are Walt and Ruth Swartz and Eugene Krugh of Delphos.

President Denelda Brokamp presided at a recent meeting of Walterick-Hemme Post 3035 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. It was noted that Martha Ream had donated a new Bible to the auxiliary to be used according to the ritual. Mary Lou Harman, community activities chairman, reported that through the combined efforts of the post and auxiliary, over $8,000 had been donated for projects in the city.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Landeck’s Catholic Ladies of Columbia held a regular meeting and social hour Tuesday in the church basement. The door prize was won by Patricia Clement. In games played, prizes went to Rita M. Miller, Audrey Suever, Angeline Smith, Frances Ardner, Sophia Hugel and Evelyn Mueller.

Mrs. Carl Maas entertained the members of the Charity Workers Club Wednesday in her home on Maple Street. The evening was spent playing cards. In 500, high honors went to Rose Nolte and the traveling prizes were awarded to Mrs. Steve Eickholt and Mrs. Wilbur Mueller. Nolte will be hostess to the club in two weeks.

The Delphos Country Club Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament will be held June 23 beginning with a 7:40 a.m. breakfast. All country club members who wish to play in the tournament should register as soon as possible with Mrs. Harold Williams, Mrs. Jack Werner, Mrs. C. W. Obermeyer or Mrs. Walter Wolery.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The members of the Delphos Volunteer Fire Department will leave Wednesday morning for Norwalk to attend the annual convention of the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Fire Association. In the absence of the regular volunteer firemen, honorary members and local citizens are urged to cooperate in case there is a fire call. Two regular firemen, Frank Grothouse and John Goergens, will be on duty to drive the truck and to direct activities.

At a meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles held Monday night, plans were made for future activities of the organization. The local delegates will leave Thursday morning to attend the state Eagles convention to be held at Akron. Frank Bowers, Al Huysman and Frank Holden are the delegates.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Rupert, Spencerville Road, received the members of the Young People’s Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School and a group of guests into their home Monday evening. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hesse and son, Maxine Millisor of Mendon and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Rupert.

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