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Tuesday, July 01, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

For the 37th time, the Old Fashioned Farmers Days celebration will be held. This year’s festival will be held at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday and will feature a host of events and shows sure to delight.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Friday afternoon at Delphos Sporting Goods, 229 N. Main St., to kick off the grand opening celebration of the store. Participating in the ribbon-cutting were Dave Roach, representing Delphos Chamber of Commerce; Debra and Phillip Schurger, owners; and Ron Williams, safety-service director for the city of Delphos. Co-owner of the store is Tom Merschman.

Black Swamp Rifle-Pistol Club Wednesday pistol league top shooters were Church of Fort Jennings, first, Dana Martin of Fort Jennings, second, and Charles Davis of Van Wert, third. The Thursday rimfire rifle matcher top shooters were Bob Martin of Delphos, first, Bob Maloney of Delphos, second, and Paul Ralston of Delphos, third.

Lyn Suzanne Nichols, daughter of Mike and Doris Nichols of Fort Jennings, was appointed superintendent of Clark City Schools at the 1989 American Legion Buckeye Girls State held at Ashland College. Nichols was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Colonel Jennings Post 715, Fort Jennings.


50 Years Ago – 1964

William Berry of Delphos is in the beginning stages of his retirement from the Nickel Plate Railroad. Berry made his last run with the railroad June 20 from Frankfort, Indiana, to Delphos. The crewmen who assisted him were his three sons, William, Jr., and Robert, both of Frankfort, and Dick of Lima. All three are brakemen in Nickel Plate. Berry began working for the Nickel Plate Railroad 45 years ago as a brakeman. Later he was promoted to the position of conductor, which he held until his retirement.

The Miami University Dean’s List for the spring semester, comprised of all undergraduates who achieved averages of B or above for a course load of 12 hours or more, totals 1,938 names, the Miami registrar’s office has announced. The list includes Gordon Peltier of Delphos, graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School; and Lynn Rorabeck of Bellefontaine, also a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School.

In spite of a torrid 92-degree temperature Tuesday, approximately 40 women golfers participated in organized golf play at the Delphos Country Club. Prizes were awarded to Pam Patton and Dorothy Odenweller. Members wishing reservations for the July 7 luncheon are to contact Mrs. William Brennan, Mrs. Robert Hall, Mrs. John Horine or Mrs. Ralph Weger.


75 Years Ago – 1989

The members of the Delphos Old Time ‘Coon Hunters Club will meet on Wednesday night at the Frank Osting farm, south of Delphos, for the purpose of making final arrangements for the second ‘coon chase of the season to be held July 9 at the Auer farm, west of Delphos. All of the profits from the chase will be used for restocking ‘coon in the vicinity of Delphos.

Mrs. J. H. Jenkins, president, was in charge of the monthly meeting of the Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Sunday School conducted at the church Friday afternoon. Mrs. Albert Evans conducted the devotionals. The prayer calendar topics were given by Mrs. E. W. Bell.

It is announced that a change has been made in the list of voting places for the three-mill levy balloting next Wednesday. It was stated in Friday night’s issue of the Herald that voters in the Third Ward, Precinct C, would cast their ballots at the Sherman Gallaspie residence on South Clay Street. This has been changed to Clinger Tin Shop on South Clay Street.


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