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One Year Ago

The 11th annual Delphos Relay for Life concluded on a high note just before noon on Saturday with the Balloon Launch to Heaven. Relay for Life Chair Cindy Metzger announced just moments before that the total for this year’s event is just over $83,764, a preliminary figure as a few fundraisers are still in the works.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Seven members of the Elida Future Farmers of America chapter recently attended and participated in the organization’s state convention in Columbus. Kent Jorgenson participated in the state creed contest and received a bronze rating. Doug Ditto participated in the all-Ohio FFA band and also received a plaque for placing sixth in the dairy showmanship this past spring. Gary Kesler received his state FFA degree at the convention.

The first annual Jefferson junior high playing camp has been completed with 50 boys attending the day-long event. Campers came from Spencerville, Crestview, Van Wert, Lincolnview, Patrick Henry, Ottoville, Elida and Delphos schools. The camp’s success has prompted plans for next year’s June 11 camp to feature up to 156 cagers, according to organizers Coach Rick Briggle of Lincolnview and Coach Frank Minnig of Jefferson.

Chairpersons June 20 for the ladies Delphos Country Club outing were Carol Hellman and Ann Ramsey. Golf winners included, first flight, Mary Menke, low gross, and Arlene Kortokrax, low net; second flight, Alma Good, low gross, Marge Morris and Mary Lou Menke, tied for low net; third flight, Helen Schroeder, low gross, and Syvilla Odenweller, low net; low putts, Cecil Helmkamp; and Mary Menke had an eagle on number 16.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Five Delphos young women and three from the area will be among the 40 St. Rita’s Hospital School of Nursing graduates to receive diplomas during commencement exercises Saturday. Local and area members of the class are Marie Buettner, Margaret Gerdeman, Agnes Hempfling, Margaret Pohlman and Ann Reinemeyer, Delphos, Barbara Berelsman, Fort Jennings; Judith Hohenbrink, Columbus Grove; and Edith Stechschulte, Kalida.

Mrs. Joseph Honigford entertained the Pinochle Club in her home at Ottoville Thursday night with first award going to Mrs. Carl Greulich, second to Mrs. Albert Ruen and low to Mrs. John Byrne. Mrs. Byrne received the traveling prize. Mrs. Andy Altenburger was a guest at the meeting.

Rimer-Vaughnsville Pythian Sisters entertained members of Linden Temple of Van Wert recently with a dinner at the K of P Hall in Rimer. Mrs. Marvin Griffith welcomed the guests. Following a dinner, readings were given by Mrs. Bill Tudor and Mrs. Elbert Otto. Members on the dinner committee were Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Mrs. Clyde Stemen, Mrs. Clifford Benroth, Ella Skinner and Maude Evans.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The members of the Delphos Volunteer Fire Department Association returned late Wednesday night from the annual convention of the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association held at Norwalk. Fire Chief Louis Leonard of the Delphos department stated that the Delphos group did not win any of the awards given at convention but all enjoyed the day thoroughly.

A meeting of the board of directors of the Elida Pioneer Society was held Wednesday morning at Elida for the purpose of making plans for the next meeting of the society to be held Aug. 10. The annual picnic will be held at the Crites picnic grove near Elida. Judge William Klinger, who has been president of the association for a number of years, resigned and C. A. Rusler was elected to be president.

Mrs. C. F. Miller was chosen president of the W.M.I. Club at a regular meeting conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Myers, East Seventh Street. Mrs. Lloyd Wilson is the newly-elected secretary-treasurer. Helen Ridenour spoke on “Wild Life” and Miller presented an interesting account of the “Mound Builders.”

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