|It Was News Then|
|Tuesday, November 06, 2012 9:11 AM|
One Year Ago
• The Ottoville Class of 1956 held a reunion on Oct. 15 at Something Different. Those in attendance were Rita (Pohl) Croy, Jerry Hohlbeing, Jerry Wessell, Walter Honigford, Paul Beining, Don (Doc) Miller, Mary Jane (Niemeyer) Averesch, Patricia (Odenweller) Weger, Betty (Turnwald) Schumacher, Theresa (Siebeneck) Gerding, Dorothy (Miller) Rode Grothause, Clara (Sawmiller) Honigford, Marilyn (Boecker) Dunbar and Eileen (Hoehn) Kehres.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• The men of St. John the Baptist parish, Landeck, will hold their annual sausage, sauerkraut and pancake dinner Nov. 15 in the church basement. Making plans for the event are Richard Hugel, George Berelsman, Oscar Hempfling and Richard J. (Bunny) Bonifas. The men of the parish have cut cabbage at the home of Oscar Hempfling and the cabbage is now curing in crocks.
• Jefferson Senior High School marching band will make its sixth appearance Saturday in Ohio Music Educators Association state competition in Columbus. This will be the first of two major contests for the band within a week. On Nov. 13 and 14 they will participate in the national Bands of America contest at the Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich.
• Two Elida students were named to offices of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) at Apollo Career Center. Todd Wheeler in auto mechanics class was named vice president. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wheeler. Vickie Patterson was named president. She is in electronics II class at Apollo. She is the daughter of Dreama Patterson of Elida.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Players of Washington, D. C., currently touring for the 14th consecutive season, will be seen in Shakespeare’s “Othello” at 8 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s auditorium-gymnasium. There will be a special student matinee the following day for students from St. John’s, Jefferson, Lima Central Catholic, Pandora-Gilboa, Fairview, Ottoville and Fort Jennings.
• Howard Raabe will head the solicitation committee for the annual Girl Scout fund drive, which is being held during the first half of the month of November. Other members of the committee are: Robert Rozelle, auditor; Wilbur Ayers, Nelson Fry, Robert Hanshumaker, Norman Jones, Ed Laman, Al Odenweller, Elmer Scherger, Arnold Scott, Robert Shenk, Gene Stites and George Weber.
• Members of Phi Delta Sorority and their guests attended an informative evening Monday with a cooking demonstration at the office of the Ohio Power Company. Gael Bourquin spoke on “The Electric Living Story,” and demonstrated or talked about many of the electric appliances and electric heat.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• Plans are being completed by Commemorative Post, American Legion, for the observance of Armistice Day on Nov. 11. The members of Commemorative Post will march to their Memorial Park at the rear of the post office and short but impressive services will take place.
• A musical treat will be afforded residents of Delphos and vicinity on Dec. 3, at which time the Bluffton College vested choir and male quartet will present a program in this city. The Delphos Mothers Study Club, heretofore known as the Delphos Mothers Circle, is sponsoring the program which will be given at Jefferson auditorium beginning at 8 p.m.
• Sorosis held a regular meeting Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. A. Armstrong, West First Street. Eva Beard presented an interesting paper on “Chaucer.” Acts Four and Five of “Henry the Fourth” were in charge of Mrs. John Wolfe, who was assisted by the members of the second division. Sorosis will meet again on Nov. 18 with Mrs. Thomas B. Snow, East Fourth Street.