One Year Ago
• Having completed maintenance projects during the summer, the city is looking ahead. Plans are in place to improve the east side business district by widening Elida Avenue and installing a sidewalk along Elida Road and part of Fifth Street.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Eleven St. John’s High School juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society Wednesday. The organization has a total of 21 members. New members are Kris Weber, Gina Calvelage, Anne Hohman, Curt Mager, Sarah Rees, Sabrina Vasquez, Elaine Gerdeman, Dan Vonderwell, Michelle Wagner, Cathy Grone and Julie Hanser.
• The Jefferson freshmen improved their record to 4-1 by defeating Coldwater 18-5 at Stadium Park. Jefferson opened the scoring on its first drive when Ted Brenneman went over the left side for the score. Ted also tallied the second score in the second quarter. After Coldwater threatened to score in the third quarter, Jefferson’s Jim Wagner recovered a fumble. Paul Lindeman recorded the final touchdown.
• Steve Sodders of Elida won top honors as 1987 service representative of the year at the Van Dyne-Crotty Inc. annual meeting. The award was presented by Dan Crotty. Sodders was selected from nearly 100 service representatives throughout a four-state area. Sodders has been with the company eight years and serves customers primarily in Van Wert and Celina.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Effective Wednesday, Beckmanns at 151-153 W. Second St., will take over the entire drapery department of Wegers Drapery and Fabric Store, North Main Street. Anthony C. Weger is retiring from active business. When the remodeling at Beckmann’s is completed, the Beckmann Store will move the drapery department into their store.
• Dr. Burl Morris of Delphos was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his “Valuable contributions to the chiropractic and education research foundation” last weekend at the first annual convention of the Ohio Federation of Chiropractic Organizations in Columbus. The Delphos doctor is chairman of the board of the Ohio Federation of Chiropractic Organizations.
• The San Francisco Giants were deadlocked with the New York Yankees in the World Series Tuesday because Chuck Hiller borrowed a 31-ounce “toothpick” bat from pitcher Billy Pierce. It was the first grand slammer hit by a National Leaguer in World Series history and carried the Giants to a 7-3 victory that tied the best-of-seven series at 2-all.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• The hard-hitting American League champions made it three victories in a row Friday by handing the Giants a 5 to 1 drubbing. Monty Pearson started on the mound for the Yankees and pitched up to the seventh inning, when two hits and a run were scored off his delivery. In the ninth, he passed McCarthy and Chiozza on eight pitched balls, filling the bases. He was then relieved by Johnny Murphy and the game ended with a fly by Danning to center where it was captured by DiMaggio.
• Joseph Brinkman, South Canal Street, has purchased the large cement block building on South Canal Street, north of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and is planning to operate a first-class garage there. Brinkman formerly operated a garage on West Second Street and moved his equipment from that place Thursday. The building purchased by Brinkman was erected by William Baxter and used for many years as a poultry house.
• The public is invited to attend the fall social which will be held at St. John’s School, Landeck on Sunday. A chicken supper will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. The following are members of the committee in charge: Mrs. Adam Miller, Mrs. Albert Etzkorn, Mrs. John Youngpeter, Mrs. Matt. Kaverman, Mrs. Michael Kimmet, Joseph Sever, Syl. Hugel, Frank Wrasman, Albert Luersman, Peter Miller and Ollie Schwinnen.