One Year Ago
• The National Association of Letter Carriers recognized several retired letter carriers Monday. Rick Bonds delivered mail for 40 years; Tony Mesker received a 30-year pin but served 38 years before retiring; Jeff Metcalfe put in 40 years; and Gordon Carmean received a letter and gold card of lifetime membership for 50 years of service.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• One of the highest honors a tuba player in the Ohio State Marching Band can have is dotting the “I” in “Script Ohio” at a home football game. Earning the right at Saturday’s game with Michigan State is senior Dan Banks, a four-year member of the OSU marching band. Banks is a 1983 graduate of Elida High School where he was a member of the band four years and a member of the golf and tennis teams.
• When a team loses 34-12, the losers’ touchdowns usually don’t merit much attention. But Paulding’s points were different. They are the only points allowed by Jefferson this season. Jefferson rolled in its 40th straight regular season win. In the process the Wildcats wrapped up at least a share of their fourth straight Northwest Conference championship.
• The Fort Jennings Central Jaycees celebrated their fifth anniversary with a dinner at the Gas Mill. Past presidents and current president are Joyce Brokamp, 1982-84; Diana Saum, 1984-85; Kay Metzger 1985-86; Barb Phillips 1986-87; and Joyce Brokamp 1987-88.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The largest number of participants and spectators in the annual Halloween parade sponsored by Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce turned out Wednesday night. Top award went to a unit composed of Lonna Grewe, Linda Klausing, Mary Pothast and Kay Neumeier who masqueraded as the Flintstones.
• Guest night was observed by members of Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega national sorority at a Halloween party held Oct. 30 at the home of Diana Hammons. Highlight of the evening was a scavenger hunt won by Connie Wieging and Jo Gladen. The prize for the most original costume was won by Sally Kiggins, who dressed as a Christmas package.
• Mrs. Orion Byrne entertained members of the Ottoville Pinochle Club Tuesday evening with first prize being awarded to Mrs. Carl Greulich, second to Helena Perrin and low to Mrs. Elmer Schmitt. Mrs. Joseph Honigford received the traveling prize. Mrs. Robert Fortener will entertain the club in two weeks.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• A party of five local sportsmen will leave Delphos Tuesday morning to spend ten days in the province of Ontario, Canada, hunting deer. In the party will be Ed. Auer, Frank Baldauf, Mr. Bohlein, Roman Williams and Raymond Upperman. Several of these men have been making annual pilgrimages to hunt deer in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Canada.
• In an effort to bring the foul shooting average of the Jefferson High School basketball squad to 500 percent or better per man, a contest is being held weekly and will continue throughout the basketball season. Beginning last week the foul shooting contest was held on three nights. The best score made in any one day was by Eugene Mericle who dropped in 15 of 20 shoots.
• The H. W. Madison Company has approximately 4,000 bushels of pickles in salt brine at their storage station on South Washington Street, according to L. A. Stern, acreage manager for the company in this territory. He said the pickles will remain in the brine until next spring when they will be removed and taken to the company’s plant at Medina for canning.