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One Year Ago

The Delphos Pathfinders 4-H Club recently completed a service project. The club cleaned the alley next to Brentily’s Steak House and planted flowers. Members included Lucy Bonifas, Sophia Wilson, Michael Hoffman, Kim Hoffman, Lillian Hempfling, Catilyn Cox, Cassidy Beining, Alex Bonifas, Samantha Bonifas, Kurt Hoersten and Audrey Ferguson.


25 Years Ago – 1989

New officers of the Delphos Rotary Club were installed Wednesday. Earl Elston, outgoing president, presented the gavel to Steve Mansfield, incoming president. Other new officers are Ron Elwer, vice president; Vince Metzner, secretary-treasurer; Bill Lloyd, Bill Kill and Earl Elston, directors; and Doug Lopshire, sergeant-at-arms.

Couples from Delphos were among 47 couples attending the Tri-Squares monthly dance at St. Marys armory recently. Sam Dunn called the square dance. Delda McHugh of Delphos called the round dances. Ralph and Ella Theis and Tom and Mary Golden from the Delphos club won door prizes.

Former Delphos resident Alan Hall has been named Librarian of the Year for 1989 by the Ohio Library Association board of directors. Hall, who served as director of Delphos Public Library 1977 to 1983, is director of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. He will receive the award at the association’s annual conference Oct. 27 in Toledo.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Evan Wreede of Delphos is one of a group of seven antique car owners who left in their respective autos Monday for a jaunt to Detroit. Included in the group were Howard Seymour of Delphos, Mr. and Mrs. Everhart and daughter, Judy, and friends of Kenton, Mr. and Mrs. Hudson of Lima, Ferd Wellman of Delphos, Urban Wieging of Fort Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kohler of Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Ludike of New Breman, Roy Melson of Lima and Robert Mellinger and family of Findlay.

Winners in the Fourth of July fishing derby were: Dale Schleeter, first place; David Smith, second; John Bilimek, third; Sharon Schleeter, fourth; Frank Lehmkuhle, fifth; Dennis Hickey, sixth; John Stant, seventh; John Brown, eighth; Charles Kesler, ninth; and Russ Kimmet, 10th.

One hundred sixty-four children reading at least four books in connection with the Delphos Public Library summer reading program were entertained July 3 at Waterworks Park. Mrs. I. K. Shafter, the children’s librarian, was in charge of the picnic. She was assisted by Pauline Wrocklage, assistant librarian; Pamela Shaw, the present page; and Diana Brinkman and Donna Buys, two former pages.


75 Years Ago – 1934

A number of Legionnaires plan to go to Bellefontaine July 9 to attend the annual Second District Summer Convention. There will be a parade at 1 p.m. and the program will get underway at 2 p.m. Delegates from the Commemorative Post, American Legion, are Frank Munday and Amandus Lang. Alternates are Ed. Murray and Ferman Clinger.

The members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Lutheran Church and two guests, Mrs. Stanton Sanders and Mrs. Robert Knapp, met at the home of Mrs. Brad Alexander Wednesday afternoon. The annual picnic will be held at Waterworks Park Aug. 2 with the following serving as members of the entertaining committee: Mrs. A. J. Bodkin, Mrs. Fred Schramm and Mrs. Carl Nash.

Mrs. Richard Blair had the members of the Fortnite Pals Club as her guests at her home Wednesday evening. Five-hundred was played and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Joseph Mesker held high score, Mrs. M. A. Altman second and Mrs. Charles Wechter, third. In two weeks, Mrs. P. R. Thines will entertain.


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