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Monday, June 23, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Ryan Todd, a young college student who was born and raised in Van Wert, has been selected as one of six pilots competing for an internship in Cessna’s Discover Flying Challenge. Todd greeted people at the Van Wert County Regional Airport on Tuesday to allow his hometown to view his customized Cessna 172 Skyhawk.

 

25 Years Ago – 1989

 

The Ottoville Up-To-Date 4-H club held its seventh meeting. The club held its safety speech competition recently. Four junior members competed, and Michelle Calvelage was chosen to represent the club at the county level. The two members chosen to represent the club in the senior division were Marie Ruen and Brian Hemker.

While not new to Delphos and the area, the House of Lloyd will hold an open house Friday at its new showroom, 940 E. Fifth. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will take place at 3 p.m. Rita Utrup, Delphos, regional manager for an 18-county area, is expecting House of Lloyd personnel from the region to be on hand for the ceremonies.

Spencerville Community Band will open this year’s park concerts July 2 in Rotary Pavillion at Faurot Park, Lima. Spencerville Community Band includes more than 30 musicians who play a variety of marches, show tunes, hymns and popular music under the direction of Harry Folk. Folk was band director at Spencerville High School from 1964-1971.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Nora Link was hostess to the members of the Ladies Bible Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church Friday evening in her home in Elida. The Rev. Walter Marks gave the opening prayer. Lucy Gruber presented a reading, and Mrs. Fred Kiggins gave the lesson. Readings were also given by Nancy Stirn and Mrs. George Patton, who was a guest.

Caroline Niedecken and Sharon Fuller, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Fuller, left Monday for Milan, Italy for a two-month visit with Major and Mrs. William J. Herlihy and family, who reside in Verona. Mrs. Herlihy is the former Amelia Niedecken. While there, Niedecken and Fuller plan to tour the south central part of Europe.

Rev. Justin K. Weger, Catholic priest, is pastor of the Little Flower Indian mission, and a teacher at Crosier seminary in Onamia, Minnesota, unofficial organizer, coordinator and prime mover of Mille Lacs Industries, Inc., founded of, by and for the Mille Lacs Chippewa Indians. After three years, the 18 sewing machines in the room on Main Street began to turn out women’s slacks, blouses and Bermuda shorts. Two weeks ago, the first merchandise was sold to stores in Brainerd and St. Cloud. Rev. Weger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Weger of Delphos.

75 Years Ago – 1939

The work of cleaning and repairing at Waterworks Park has been discontinued until after July 6, according to John Wahmhoff who is in charge of the work. Under the Waterworks project, all of the roofs on the plant building have been repainted and repaired. When the park project is approved, the tennis courts will be repaired and the swimming pool will be overhauled.

The Delphos Merchants are slated to play baseball here Sunday afternoon with Miller City providing the opposition. Two pitchers are ready for action with the Merchants. They are A. Sanders and O. Ackerson. Gilbert Sanders, manager of the Delphos team, is hoping a large number of Delphos fans will be on hand to see the contest.

The second annual all-day play day will be held June 28 at Celina. Russell Judkins is in charge of the local arrangements and those interested in attending the outing are urged to see him. Various events will be staged during the day including softball for boys and girls, kick ball for girls, tennis, croquet, ping pong, horseshoes and swimming.

Last Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014 12:50 PM
 

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