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Thursday, February 07, 2013 2:23 PM

One Year Ago
• Landeck Elementary School has chosen the students who will compete in the God, Flag and Country oratory contest hosted by the Delphos Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Feb. 19 at the lodge. Michelle Rode, Jacqueline Kaskel and Lauren Grothaus will present their speeches.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• Edward Bielawski has been named an officer of Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Toledo. The Interfraternity Council at UT recently approved the formation of the social fraternity. Bielawski, a junior majoring in public relations, has been named social chairman. He is associate editor of The Collegian, the UT newspaper.

• Landeck Altar Rosary Society met recently with a mass celebrated by the Rev. John Hanacsek. Election of officers will be held at the next meeting on April 5. The committee will include chairwomen Lois Luersman and Pat Rode assisted by Laura Reynolds, Janet Pohlman, Gertie Ernst, Elaine Rode, Janet Bonifas and Dot Geise.

• What started as a decent ballgame turned out to be a rout. St. John’s fast breaking style melted any hopes for Parkway to pull off an upset on a bitterly cold Friday night, as the Blue Jays rolled to a 110-55 Midwest Athletic Conference victory.

50 Years Ago — 1963
• Something new will be added to the Main Street scene soon, with the addition of a lighted Time and Temperature sign on the corner of The Peoples National Bank. The erection of the sign will be one of the many events that will headline this year of 1963, the bank’s observance of their 100th year of banking.

• Today’s Home Demonstration Club met recently at the Delphos Public Library with Myra Philpott, Allen County home demonstration agent, in charge of the program. In a contest held, Mrs. Minor Truesdale was most successful. The club will meet again at 8 p.m. next Monday in the home of Mrs. Joseph Liebrecht, northwest of Delphos, with Mrs. Truesdale as co-hostess.

• The Pilgrim Boosters Class of the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday School held its February meeting Tuesday night in the home of Marilet McClung, South Jefferson Street. Vice president Florence Kohorst, presided over the meeting. Mary Purdy led in prayer and Eugenia Teman read the 23rd Psalm. Poems about Abraham Lincoln were read by Lula Rigdon and Mrs. McClung.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• Mrs. Gust Beckman was elected as president of the Altar Society of St. John’s Church, Landeck, at a meeting held at the school auditorium in Landeck Sunday afternoon. The following were also elected: Mrs. Michael Kimmet, secretary; and Mrs. Adam Miller, treasurer. In bunco, Margaret Karst was high and Mrs. Thomas Gengler, consoled.

• A group of Jefferson basketball players spent a most enjoyable day Saturday at Wittenberg College at Springfield. The boys attended a physical education demonstration at the college gymnasium. Those who made the trip were David Morgan, Richard  Newton,  Ronald  Ridenour,  Omar  Erickson, Eugene Osting, James Deffenbaugh, Don Foster, Dale Van Meter, H. Dunlap, Mericle, R. Dunlap, Nile Strayer, Supt. E. W. Bell and daughter, Eloise, Principal and Mrs. Lawrence Schmidt and daughter, and Mrs. Frank Kurth and son.

• The  Northwestern  Ohio  chapter  of  the  American Institute of Banking will sponsor a Washington’s Birthday dance on Feb. 21 at the Aragon ballroom in Lima. Robert Rozelle, of the Delphos Commercial Bank,  is  a member of the board of governors of the chapter. According to present plans, a Lima orchestra will be furnishing the music for the dance.


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