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Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:17 PM

One Year Ago
• For the 2012 Delphos Relay for Life, committee members wanted to find a fun and upbeat way to help promote breast cancer awareness. Chairwoman Cindy Metzger and the rest of the committee are launching the first-ever “Decorate the Girls” decorated bra contest, which encourages participants to decorate a bra and give it an appropriate name or slogan.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• The Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the new welcome to Delphos sign project. According to Edgar Schwieterman, project chairman, to keep the cost to a minimum, the project had to become a community project. They are participating to erect seven new signs at locations outside Delphos. Nine organizations already have their logos up and three more are expected to be up in the near future.

• Marie Hiett has retired from The Delphos Herald, employment she held since 1930 with the exception of five years she spent with Warner Cable. Although she worked mostly with the newsroom staff and most recently as a proofreader, she said, “I did spend about a month in advertising when L. C. Laudick and A. J. Laudick were at the paper.”

• The Fort Jennings Musketeers defeated the Miller City Wildcats Friday night in a 85-79 in a Putnam County League match-up. Fort Jennings had four men in double digits. Tim Utrup led with 27 and Jason Wieging added 26. Curt Will and Brent Von Lehmden chipped in 11 and 10.

50 Years Ago — 1963
• A well-attended general meeting of the combined women’s circles, the Gleaners, Good Hope and Good Shepherd, of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, was held in the parish hall Tuesday evening. Mrs. Robert T. Powell, educational secretary and program chairman, was assisted by Mrs. Elmer Freund, Sr., president; Mrs. Waldo Baker, vice president; Mrs. Arthur Bodkins, treasurer; Mrs. William Loetz, Mrs. J. D. Arnold, Mrs. Kenneth Alguire and Lucille Werner.

• Eagle Scout ceremonies will be conducted Feb. 3, in the Columbus Grove Methodist Church social rooms for William Snider, Jr., George Hawkey, president of the Grove Chamber of Commerce, will preside at the ceremonies. Of the 14 members of the post, this is the fourth to receive the Eagle award. Others are John Culp, John Welty and Ken Volkmer.

• Members of the Shantell Club met Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Albert Hageman on Harman Street for an evening of cards. In pinochle games played first honors went to Mrs. Urban Hedrick, second to Mrs. Hedrick and Mrs. M. A. Altman. The club will meet next time at the home of Mrs. Weigle, West First Street.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• The Delphos Jefferson basketeers continued their victory march Saturday night in the Bluffton Pirates gymnasium, making it 13 in a row by trimming the last year’s Sectional Champs 32-20 in the main encounter. The Jefferson reserve archers also came out on top by the score of 28 to 19. Dale Van Meter came through in regular fashion and proved he could fill in varsity style. Morgan played the head defensive point in excellent manner. Newton eluded defensive men and dropped in seven fielders and a free toss.

• Plans are well under way for the staging of a community show “Everybody’s Here” which will be presented on Feb. 7, 9 and 10, in the Ottoville Parish hall. The Ottoville council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the production, a follow-up of the “Womanless Wedding” given at Ottoville last year.

• St. John’s High won two games of basketball from Glandorf High at St. John’s auditorium Sunday afternoon, the Blue and Gold varsity winning by a score of 33 to 17 and the local reserves taking their event, 15 to 14. The final period was very much Delphos. Delphos scored 12 points, three free throws and a field goal by Brandehoff and two field goals by Grothouse and one by Kemper.


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