One Year Ago
• Elida Local Schools welcomed community members into the newly-opened high school Sunday with an open house. Board of Education Vice President Terry Kristoff, Senior Class and Student Council President Alexandra Hambleton, board members Brian Anders, Dennis Fricke, Sally Ulrich and Board President Brenda Stocker were at the ribbon-cutting.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Hands That Rock the Future Chapter of Ohio Child Conservation League held its first meeting of the year recently starting with a tour of the Women’s Health Clinic at Lima Memorial Hospital. Hostess for the evening was Kim Roethlisberger with Marty Clark co-hostess. The club observed guest night. Guests for the evening were Louise Laudick, Lisa Reed, Betty Dilworth and Debbie Altenburger.
• Ottoville has been notified that Brian Miller has been designated a commended student in the 1988 National Merit Scholarship Program. Principal Robert Zeigler announced that Miller placed in the top 50,000 of more than one million participants in the 33rd annual Merit program.
• Jefferson beat Bluffton 42-0 but the score is not indicative of how completely the Wildcats dominated the game Friday night at Bluffton. The Wildcats’ only touchdown of the first half was set up by Mark Hulihan’s interception at the Bluffton 35. In the second half the Wildcats needed just two plays for a touchdown coming on a pass from John Boggs to Doug Adams. In the third quarter Tony Closson plunged over for his second touchdown. After a Bluffton fumble, with Ryan McClure as quarterback, the Wildcats capped off the drive with Kenny Parson’s 1-yard touchdown run for a 42-0 win.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Joyce Illig was the guest speaker for the Rotary Club luncheon held at noon Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. A daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. G. Illig, Miss Illig is a graduate of Rosary College, Chicago, and for the past two seasons, has been in summer stock. Drama is her avocation.
• Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, met Tuesday evening in the home of Carol Schuerman at Fort Jennings. Ellen Mollenkopf, president of the chapter, opened the meeting. It was decided that Psi Chapter will have a Christmas project for charity. This will be in charge of Joyce Wittler. Dianna Hammons presented the program for the evening.
• John and Helen Hittle have a re-act radio station which they are operating at their home at 805 Euclid Ave. In keeping with federal regulations, they conduct five-minute tests each 24 hours. If requested, they will assist in any emergency covering Delphos and the immediate area.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Plans for corn husking in Allen and Van Wert counties are being completed. The Van Wert County contest will be held Oct. 19, but the site has not been selected. R. S. Oetzel, Jack Cowgill and Ray Pangle are members of the committee in charge of the field arrangements. The Allen County contest will be held Oct. 14 on the W. T. Agerter farm on State Route 198 north of its intersection with State Route 117.
• A number of Delphos people will be in attendance at the 30th annual meeting of the Only Social Order of Rushmore. Once each year this association meets at Rushmore. A program will be presented after the banquet. Special entertainment will be provided by Billy James and his gang from Columbus. James is a noted theatrical producer.
• An intensive drive is being planned by S. F. Bailey, Van Wert County Dog Warden, to ride the county of dogs that are permitted to run at large during the night season. The sheep loss in Van Wert has reached a new high during the past few weeks and repeated warnings have failed to stop the practice of permitting dogs to run at large.