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Friday, January 18, 2013 1:56 PM

One Year Ago
• The 2012 Ottoville Homecoming ceremonies will take place Saturday during the boys basketball game vs. Liberty-Benton. The senior homecoming candidates are Megan Bendele, daughter of Dan and Sue Bendele; Lindsey Eickholt, daughter of Jim and Ceil Eickholt; Kylee Schweller, daughter of Jim and Bev Schweller; Blake Gerdeman, son of Jed and Joann Gerdeman; Travis Maag, son of Tim and Mary Jo Maag; and Kevin Schnipke, son of Barb Schnipke.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• St. John’s was climbing a mountain all Sunday afternoon against the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds. And just as they overtook the T-birds in the third quarter LCC clambered to a new height. The Blue Jays pursuit paid off in the fourth quarter and sent the game into overtime. With some extra time on their hands they reached the top of the mountain with a 63-60 win.

• Fort Jennings Lions donated three typewriters to the elementary school. Lion President John VonSossan and project chairman, Gene Krietemeyer, presented the typewriters to David Miller, principal of Fort Jennings Elementary School. The typewriters will be used by the sixth grade to help them in their computer studies.

• Fort Jennings girls defeated Pandora-Gilboa 55-50 Saturday in Putnam County League play at Pandora. Laura Broecker led Fort Jennings with 16 points. Ann Krietemeyer added 11. The Musketeers had 30 rebounds led by Krietemeyer and Linda Inkrott with eight each.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• The annual meeting of the certificate holders and members of the Delphos Country Club, Inc., will be held at the clubhouse, northwest of Delphos, at 8 p.m. Jan. 23. The nominating committee, which includes Howard Huysman, George Gandee, James Wiltsie, Robert Liggett, Steve Dickman, Harold Manore and D. Arnold Scott, will submit the names of nominees to be voted upon for new director posts and nominations also will be accepted from the floor.

• Delphos Court No. 707 Catholic Daughters of America, will hold its annual Library benefit card party at 8 p.m. Jan. 22, in the Knights of Columbus club rooms on Elida Avenue. Proceeds from the party are used annually to purchase books for St. John’s School library and for the Delphos Public Library.

• Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star held a regular meeting Thursday evening in the Masonic Temple. Officers were elected as follows: Mrs. F. Ray John, president; Lucile Werner, vice president, and Mrs. Eugene Culp, secretary-treasurer. After the meeting a social hour was held with Mrs. Rollin Weaver, Mrs. Ray Riggenbach, Mrs. Robert McDonald, Mrs. Vernon Smith and Mrs. Roger Stienecker serving.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Final plans were made Monday night at a meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles for a delegation to go to Columbus Sunday to attend a banquet which will be given at the Neil House in honor of Conrad H. Mann, national organizer of the Eagles. Those who plan to attend are President Al. Huysman, Secretary J. Carl Stopher, Trustees Frank Peiffer and Frank Holden and Frank Bowers, president of the Conrad H. Mann class which was initiated Sunday.

• Approximately 300 persons were in attendance at the private dance held at Jennings Memorial Hall, Fort Jennings, Sunday evening. The dance was given by the members of the Young Men and Young Ladies Sodalities of St. Joseph’s Church. Music for the dancing was provided by Carl Hotz and his Sophisticated Swingers.

• The members of the Delphos Mothers Study Club held a delightful social affair Monday evening with a dinner served at Maude’s Restaurant. Following the dinner, members gathered at the home of Mrs. L. K. Shaffer, West Fifth Street. Monopoly was played and at the close of play, Mrs. Russell Judkins received high honors, Mrs. William Kissell, second, and Mrs. F. E. Kurth was consoled.


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