One Year Ago
• One of the benefits of the cultural exchange program between Delphos and Verl, Germany, is the opportunity to immerse oneself in a different culture and gain new experiences. For 16-year-old Roma Shumaker of Verl, one of the biggest difference between German and American culture is the food.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Ottoville Ohio Child Conservation League “Growing Together” held its October meeting in the home of Ruth Honigford. Viv Langhals was co-hostess. The raffle was held by Rosie Heitmeyer and won by Viv Langhals. President Marilyn Calvelage gave a report from the park board that they were checking into a possible new tennis court and a wooden gym set for the park.
• Tom Lawless, a seldom used utility player whose previous greatest claim to fame was that he was the only person ever traded for Pete Rose, hit a clutch three-run homer Wednesday night to spark the Cardinals to a 7-2 victory over the Twins that squared the Series at two games apiece.
• The Falcons won the championship of Delphos Soccer Association older group’s single elimination tournament defeating the Cardinals 3-0. Goals were scored by Jonathan Will, Andy Schimmoeller on a penalty kick and a deflection on a corner kick by Jonathan Will.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The annual homecoming of the Ottawa River Church, located one mile north of Rimer, will be held Oct. 28. Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m. with Ray Deffenbaugh superintendent. Worship service will be held at 10:30 with the sermon delivered by the pastor, the Rev. Omar I. Erickson. Serving on the program committee are Mrs. Louis Wood, Mrs. Marvin Myers and Rollie Bushong.
• Passports for a trip to Europe have been issued to the ladies of the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization of the Presbyterian churches of Gomer, Middle Point, Venedocia and Zion as well as the members of the local church. Embarkation will be at 8 p.m., Oct. 25, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Delphos. Mr. and Mrs. W. Diller, just returned from a three-month trip to many countries of Europe, will be the commentators of the cruise. They will show beautiful slides to make the trip seem real to all who attend.
• The 1962 St. John’s festival ended Monday night on a successful note with a total of 5,790 dinners being served over the two evenings in the school cafeteria and the Little Theater. The high school gymnasium was packed both evenings with patrons taking advantage of the annual bazaar held in conjunction with the festival dinners.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• John E. Moots, of North Main Street, has been elected to the position of chairman of the Allen County Board of Elections. Moots is a Democratic member of the board of elections. He will hold his new post until expiration of his term next March. The Delphos man takes the place left vacant by the death of Joseph Madigan who held the chairmanship for many years.
• Arrangements are being completed for the Halloween dance to be given at St. John’s auditorium Oct. 31. The dance is being sponsored by the Young Ladies Sodality of St. John’s Church. Bob Delkman and his popular orchestra have been secured to play for the dance. As an added attraction there will be a fortune teller who will delve into the future and past of dance patrons.
• A committee of Delphos men have been appointed by Mayor W. H. Taylor to cooperate with the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission on plans for observing the 150th anniversary of the formation of the United States Constitution. Joseph Jettinghoff has been named local chairman of the group. Other committee members are A. B. King, E. L. Stallkamp, Edward Busch, O. G. Weger, William J. Steinle, George J. Beer, John Marsh, Jr., Henry J. Lange, Mrs. George Horine and A. J. Laudick.