One Year Ago
• Downtown Fitness 1 Team Captain Zach Metzner relinquished the Canal Days Battle of the Businesses traveling trophy to the Beauty Unlimited/Topp Chalet team Friday evening. The 2011 champs include Paige Fischbach, Eric Hyde, Jess Jettinghoff, Charlie Gerdeman, CT Fetzer, and Jamie Richardson.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• The Elida Garden Club held its September meeting at the home of Mrs. Roy Reynolds, Elida. Therapy this week was making vegetable critters with members Mrs. Paul Edwards, Mrs. Roy Reynolds and Mrs. Maurice Lamb. Mrs. Kenneth Rozelle spoke on the dahlia. A tour of the home garden of the Weldon LaRue’s was held.
• Dave Kortokrax of Ottoville won the Toledo Amateur golf championship in sudden death with a dramatic 27-foot putt on the eighth playoff hole. Kortokrax, a member of the University of Toledo golf team, was tied with Alan Fadel over 54 holes at one under 212.
• Fort Jennings defeated Pandora-Gilboa 15-10 and 15-4 Wednesday in Putnam County League girls volleyball. In serves Tracey Von Sossan led Fort Jennings with 13 of 13. Laura Broecker was 8 for 8 with two aces. The team was 38 of 41 with five aces.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The Delphos Midget Vikings, in a game with the Buccaneers at Bluffton Sunday, wound up on the long end of 30-16 score. The Vikings drew first blood on an end run by John Odenweller and a two-point conversion by Terry Martin. Odenweller also set up the second Viking TD. Jack Westrich scored the touchdown on a quarterback sneak. They scored on an end run by Terry Martin with Odenweller adding the extra points. The Vikings scored an insurance TD on another quarterback sneak by Westrich.
• Phi Delta Sorority observed its annual guest night Monday evening with a progressive dinner. Cocktails were served followed by the main course of the dinner at the Delphos Country Club. The sorority president, Mrs. Mack Endsley, welcomed guests and explained Phi Delta’s charity program. The group adjourned to the home of Mrs. James Weger for dessert and coffee.
• The American Legion Auxiliary met in regular session Monday night in the Legion club rooms on State Street. It was announced that the second district conference will be held Sept. 27 at Van Wert. Members wishing to attend are to make reservations with Mrs. Linus Schmelzer. At the next meeting the delegates to Buckeye Girls State will give a report of their sessions attended. Hostesses for this meeting will be Mrs. Med Granger and Mrs. Paul Schaffner.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Ed. Murray was installed as Commander of Delphos Post No. 268 of the American Legion at a regular meeting held Thursday evening. Other officers installed were I. J. Kindly, first vice commander; Linus H. Schmelzer, second vice commander; Frank Mundy, adjutant; John Lloyd, finance officer; Ralph Youngpeter, sergeant-at-arms; and William Eichenhorst, historian.
• A great improvement has been effected in the J. C. Marks Market at Second and Canal streets and a formal opening of this grocery and meat market as a member of the Clover Farms Stores system will be held Saturday. As in the past, all kinds of groceries and fresh and smoked meats will be carried in stock.
• Mrs. C. F. Miller was re-elected president of the Methodist Aid Society at a regular session conducted at the church Thursday afternoon. Other officers chosen were: Mrs. Dane Ridenour, first vice president; Mrs. Ferman Clinger, second vice president; Mrs. Kenneth Clinger, secretary; and Mrs. Russell Judkins, treasurer.