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Monday, December 31, 2012 1:36 PM

One Year Ago
• More than a man of the cloth, the 2011 Delphos Herald Tri-county Man of the Year is characterized as a driven helper. The Rev. David Howell of Trinity United Methodist Church is well-known in Delphos who gets projects up and running. There are innumerable quotes on the importance of humility, the rarity of true selflessness and the transforming quality of giving. Anyone who knows the 2011 Tri-county Woman of the Year, Kay Ahten, will say none of these sayings would do her justice.

25 Years Ago — 1987
• The honor of being named 1987 Tri-County “Woman of the Year” goes to Edna Fischer of Delphos, for her many years of community involvement. Fischer’s face and name become very familiar to Delphos and area residents at Christmas time each year because of her work with the Delphos Community Christmas Project.

• The Jefferson Lady Cats took a 42-37 victory over the Antwerp Archers Wednesday afternoon at Jefferson Senior High School. Jefferson’s defense helped them tremendously throughout the game. The leading scorer for the Wildcats was Cheryl Kortokrax with 12.

• Eagles auxiliary met with 29 members attending. Helen Vance won the hot seat. Special awards were won by Frances Grothouse, Gertrude Hempfling and Cindy Heising. Hostesses for the Jan. 11 meeting will be Ladonna Schmelzer, chairwoman, assisted by Emma Jean Suever, Shirley Rex, Pat Horstman and Lola Busch.

50 Years Ago — 1962
• Student  members  of  Trinity  Methodist  Church,  who are attending various colleges,  conducted the regular Sunday morning  worship  service.  Greeters were  Donna  and  Doris Buys,  while Tom Groves, James Dorman, Ed Porter and Jack Rozelle served as ushers. Students who participated in the service were Dave Macwhinney, Gordon Peltier and Terrill Oetzel.

• One of the nicest events of the Christmas holidays was held Saturday night when more than 200 persons attended Phi Delta Sorority’s sponsored Charity Ball at the Knights of Columbus club rooms. Proceeds from the dance go toward the sorority’s civic project of furnishing shoes and boots for school age children of needy families in Delphos.

• Mayor Richard F. Wulfhorst reminded Delphos citizens Monday that mid-street parking will be discontinued on Main Street after today. The city has an agreement with the state, the mayor said, to discontinue the mid-street parking. The city parking lot on North Washington Street is not ready for use yet, but the mayor added the city hopes to have the lot ready within the next week or 10 days.

75 Years Ago — 1937
• Mrs. Harold Wade was hostess to the members of the United Brethren Aid Society at a regular meeting conducted Wednesday evening at the church basement. Prayer was offered by Mrs. R. N. Uppermann. In a Bible question contest, Lillie Harpster received the honors. Mrs. William Ashbaugh, South Franklin Street, will receive the members of the Aid Society into her home in four weeks.

• Mrs. John Stegeman, South Franklin Street, entertained the members of the J. T. Club and one guest, Mrs. Frank Stegeman, at her home Thursday afternoon. At the conclusion of the Pedro games, Mrs. Paul Eiche was high, Mrs. Albert Mueller, second and Mrs. Henry Hanf, third.

• A group of old friends, all of Welsh descent, were luncheon guests Thursday of Martha Davis of Venedocia. Present were Edith Jones of Lakeside, Mrs. Earl Rohn, Emma Jones, Mrs.  Arthur  Thomas and Mrs. T. R. Thomas, all of Lima; Mrs. Samuel Roberts and Mrs. George Stallkamp of Delphos.


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