One Year Ago
• Relay for Life of Delphos Committee members, team captains and members gathered Tuesday evening for a tailgate party to kick off the Relay season. The Delphos Mohawks Cheer Squad opened the event with several cheers and participants decorated luminary bags which were lit for a short ceremony.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Using a blitzing defense dubbed the “Ram,” the No. 2 ranked Jefferson Wildcats overwhelmed Ada 63-0 Saturday at Stadium Park holding the Bulldogs to zero net yards. Jefferson built a 35-0 halftime lead as Jon Boggs passed to Damon Ulm for touchdowns of 57, 42 and nine yards and Tony Closson scored on a 15-yard run. With the win Jefferson goes to 6-0 and 4-0 in the conference.
• Preparations are under way for St. John’s Fall Festival Oct. 17-18. At last year’s festival 6,376 dinners were served and profits were a record $121,847.79. Food donations will be accepted at the desk in the hall of the Fatima wing. General chairman of the festival is George Adams.
• Don Carder made pancakes on the grill Saturday for Delphos Senior Citizens pancake and sausage brunch at American Legion. Assisting with preparing applesauce for serving were Betty Miller and Rod Tiernan. According to Joyce Hale, director of the center, 382 patrons were served. She said the organization also made $151 on the raffle of craft items held during the brunch.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The Optimist Breakfast Club of Delphos met with the Decatur, Ind., Optimist Breakfast Club at the Fairway Restaurant in Decatur Thursday. At that time the friendship gavel, which is being circulated among American clubs and is a gift from the Optimist clubs of Canada, was turned over by the local Optimists to the Decatur club. Local club members who made the trip were John Metzner, Jr., Bob Shenk, Bob McDonald, Wilbur Ayers, Mack Endsley, Harold Harmon, Vernon R. Kill and Paul Strayer.
• Meeting at the home of Sally Kiggins, the Psi Chapter of Alpha Omega National Sorority completed plans for a Thanksgiving dinner at the House of Vogts on Nov. 13. It was decided also to hold a bake sale at Pangle’s on Nov. 16. Dianna Hammons will be hostess for the Oct. 30 meeting of the chapter.
• The election results of the St. Bernadette troop of the Junior C. D. of A. are: Elaine Grubenhoff, president; Shirley Calvelage, vice president; Diane Wittler, secretary; and Darlene Pothast, reporter. Counselors are Mrs. Picker and Mrs. Miller. Refreshments were served by Kathy Picker and the game award went to Kathleen Miller.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Delphos music lovers will have the opportunity of again hearing the famous U. S. Navy Band of Washington, D. C., when it appears in concerts at Lima Oct. 21. In appearances at Memorial Hall in Lima last year, the famed band played to more than 3,000 persons. The Delphos high school band has been invited to participate in a parade of school bands which will precede the afternoon program.
• The peony plants owned by the Rev. Henry Gerwert, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville, have been moved from the Joseph Lammers farm, four miles northeast of New Cleveland, to the Theodore Beining farm, one-half mile west of Ottoville. Father Gerwert has made a hobby of raising peonies and has approximately 3600 plants. In season, the plants will be offered for sale.
• Mrs. Frank Kriscamp, North Main Street, was hostess to the members of the Nira Club and three guests, Mrs. Roland Brenneman, Mrs. Nick Bardo and Mrs. Francis Scott, at her home Monday evening. Cecilia Kavermann received first honors in euchre of the club members and Tillie Stepleton was second high.