|It Was News Then|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:25 AM|
One Year Ago
• The annual Band Show and crowning of the 2011 Putnam County Fair King and Queen highlighted activities the first night of the Putnam County Fair on Monday. The Putnam County Fair King and Queen are Kyle Niemeyer of Ottoville and Lisa Steffan of Leipsic.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Delphos Area Car Club presented trophies to winners of model cars Thursday evening at the Knights of Columbus hall. Winners were Andy Siefker for his 1959 Corvette; Tony Pavel for his 1970 Chevelle; Al Heiing for his beer wagon and 1934 coupe; Brian Goergens for his 300 ZX Nissan, Pete Jones for his Street T Roadster, John Hundley for a Monte Carlo SS and Mike Coil for a pro-street Camaro.
• Delphos girls fast-pitch team, sponsored by T & F Kirby Co., Lima, overwhelmed a strong Wren team 10-4 with the pitching experience of Teresa Bockey and the strong hitting ability of the entire Delphos squad. The Delphos squad accumulated 11 hits including doubles by Jodi Calvelage, Lori Jettinghoff, (two), and Angie Moore, two, a triple by Sally Ambroza and a home run by Bockey. Lori Jettinghoff went 3-for-3 and walked once.
• Shirley Jarman of Delphos, treasurer for Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter N, will be donating a check from the group to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Telethon Saturday night on WLIO-TV, Lima. The chapter raised $1,018 for the telethon with a poker run.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Court of Delphos, No. 707, Junior Catholic Daughters of America held its final meeting of the season Tuesday evening in the Little Theater of St. John’s School. Officers who were installed to serve during 1962-63 were: Kathy Johnson, president; Linda Hoersten, vice president; Pamela Neumeier, secretary; Marsha Scherger, reporter; Nancy Van Pelt, flag bearer; and Roselyn Morris and Jean Helmkamp, color guards.
• The Little League Cardinals won their third game of the season by topping the Braves, 9-0. Jerry Looser worked three innings on the mound for the Cards and allowed only one hit. Steve Clark worked the last three innings. Terry Wisher had three hits for the Cards.
• Mrs. Darrol Keck was hostess to the members of the Amicidia Club Tuesday in her home on Westbrook Avenue. Cards formed the evening’s entertainment and at the conclusion of the games first and traveling prizes were awarded to Mrs. William Link and Pauline Gremling was low.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Robert Kihm, sales manager for the Mueller Chevrolet Company, was in attendance at a meeting of Chevrolet sales managers held at Lima Friday. The meeting was held at the Lima Motor Company and later the group went to the Shawnee Country Club where a handicap golf tournament was held. Kihm won first prize in the tournament and was presented with a large trophy.
• Mrs. Joseph Stant, delegate from the Delphos review, No. 257, of the Women’s Benefit Association, and Mrs. Don Ford, local alternate, were in attendance at the state convention of the W.B.A. held Thursday and Friday in Lima. The Delphos review made a fine showing in the parade staged at Lima Friday evening. They were dressed in white and carried red pom-poms.
• Officials of the Nickel Plate Railroad have decided to abandon the plant which supplied power for their machine shop here and to purchase the power for the operation of the shop from the Ohio Power Company. In the first place, the Nickel Plate Railroad finds that it can purchase its power for less cost than it can be manufactured. Secondly, a part of the railroad’s quarters has been leased to the Macke Canning Company.
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