One Year Ago
• Elida FFA member Clayton Miller was named the national winner in Turf Grass Management-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency during the 84th National FFA Convention last week in Indianapolis. His parents are Merle and Ruth Miller. His advisor is Dennis Pohlman.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Ericka Osting, 17, daughter of Don and Judy Osting of Spencerville, was crowned Spencerville high School’s homecoming queen. She is a varsity football cheerleader and a member of the varsity volleyball, basketball and track teams and the marching band. Ericka, a senior, is the granddaughter of Moletus and Dorothy Osting of Delphos and Ray and Gladys Bruns of Delphos.
• Members of the Gomer High School Class of 1934 met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Brenneman near Gomer recently. Attending were eight of the original class of 20. Dorothy Ridenour, Gomer; Florence Humphreys, Delphos; Anna Mary Stalter of Elida; Lois Ashton, Betty McBride and Martha Evans of Lima; and Samuel Swartz and wife Eleanor of West Liberty.
• “Garden Fanfare” was the theme of Leatherwood Garden Club’s 25th anniversary banquet held at Glandorf Inn. Mildred Ricker was in charge of the program and welcomed members. Red roses were presented four charter members. They were Esther Postpille, Opan Buettner, Juanita Moore and Gladys Basinger.
50 Years Ago —1962
• By the early months of next year, the word “Mutt” is expected to mean a great deal to Delphos employment. “Mutt” is the name of an advanced version of the Willys Overland Jeep. Some 925 body frames will be produced by Delphos Fruehauf Trailer Company plant starting about or after Jan. 1 under a subcontract from Willys. The U.S. government is the purchaser.
• The Delphos Do-Pass-O’s Western Square Dance Club will hold a “Hard Times” dance from 8-11 p.m. Saturday in the K of P Hall on West Second Street. Elmer Looser will be the caller and all western square dancers are invited. Hosts and hostesses will be Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Sever and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Martz.
• Members of the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization have completed plans for the annual Election Day dinner to be served Nov. 6 at the First United Presbyterian Church. The election day dinners have become a tradition with the women of the church as well as with the hundreds of Delphos residents who avail themselves of these delicious meals.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• A number of Delphos boys interested in aviation have formed the Delphos Model Airplane club, having affected organization at the Jefferson School Friday afternoon. The charter members of the club are: Bill Berry, George Sheeter, Dick Ferris, Dick Moorman, Dick Barnes, Harry Swearinger, Elwood Davis, Bob Berry, Bill Link, Harold Harpster, Jack Cochensparger and Wesley Prill.
• Standard Oil Service Station, corner of Main and Fifth streets, has received first place in the Lima district for the most attractive window display. The contest is being conducted throughout the state of Ohio and district winners will compete for state honors. The announcement of the award was made by C. A. Doyle, division manager, in a letter to Ed. Becker, station manager.
• In keeping with a nationwide observance being held in celebration of the centenary of Foreign Missions, a “Family Night” program was held at the local Presbyterian Church Friday evening. Several songs were sung with Mrs. C. F. Goshorn serving as song leader. Accompanists for the program were Miss Sneary, Alma Sanders and Betty Dell Currey.