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Monday, December 10, 2012 11:56 AM

One Year Ago
• Over the past few years, the 4-H Interstate Exchange Club has made their annual Holiday Light Show at the Fair an end-of-the-year tradition for many families in Van Wert County. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the event has grown to more than 60 light displays stretching over much of the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.

25 Years Ago — 1987
• Members of Ladies Auxiliary to Waltrick-Hemme Post 3035 Veterans of Foreign Wars Americanism Chairman Meredith Brown and Denelda Brokamp, president, presented an American flag to Edna Jane Nolte, first vice national regent of the Catholic Daughters of Americas. The flag will be flown at their headquarters in New York City.

• Fort Jennings girls defeated Ayersville Monday night 50-39. Linda Inkrott led Fort Jennings with 14 points and eight rebounds. The Musketeers were 20 of 52 from the field and 10 of 21 at the foul line. Fort Jennings won the battle of the boards 31-27. Ann Krietemeyer had seven rebounds for Fort Jennings.

• A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Citizens National Bank was held Saturday morning for its new branch bank in Elida. Mike Romey, president of Bluffton Citizens National Bank, and Joyce Roop, assistant vice president and branch manager, cut the ribbon. Elida Mayor Paul Scholfield, local dignitaries, businessmen and school officials attended.

50 Years Ago — 1962
• Delphos began to dig itself out from under the worst snow storm to hit Ohio since 1954, The scheduled basketball game between Delphos Jefferson and Lafayette Friday night has been postponed, and Krey Packing Company shut down because employees were unable to get to work. Thirteen men who attended a party at the Delphos Country Club Thursday night were snowbound until they were able to get back to the city Friday afternoon.

• The Putnam County Welfare Department has put out a call for dolls and toys which can be repaired and used for Christmas presents for needy children. Mildred Landwehr, County Welfare Director, said a woman in the county has offered her services to repair dolls and make clothes for them. Persons may take them to the court house and give them to the janitor on the first floor.

• Goldie Stopher was hostess to the members of the Ladies Bible Class of Trinity Methodist Church Friday in the home of her daughter, Ruth Buchholtz. Ten members and one guest, Joy Arnold, were present. Sadie Strayer, president of the class, presided. Mrs. Stopher gave the devotions. The lesson was presented by Myrtle Talbot.

75 Years Ago — 1937
• The K. of P. rifle team outshot the Gramm Truck Builders team on the K. of P. range with a score of 1313 to 1241. Ralph Mericle of the Knights of Pythias team, was the high man of the evening with a score of 270 out of a possible 300. Herbert Buchanan was high man for the Gramm Shooters with a score of 267.

• Harrod  found  Delphos Jefferson to be a fighting host Tuesday  night  when the  two  teams from their played here for the first time in history. The Red and White forces won both games of the double-header, the Jefferson Reserves winning by a score of 23 to 4 and the Varsity by a 29 to 19 count.

• Edna Scherger, instructor in piano, will present a group of her pupils in recital Saturday afternoon at her home at 605 N. Main St. Taking part are Dorothy Lindeman, Mary Wiechart, Marilyn Brenneman, Mona Lou Bardo, Beatrice Benson, Margaret Furrell, Dorothy Mae Brendle, Marjorie Lou Dunn, Betty Ann Hotz, Virginia Becker, Sylvia Rode, Lewis Dunn, William Molter, Lucile Kurber, Margaret Becker and Rita Marie Hotz.


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