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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:42 AM

One Year Ago

• St. John’s senior Julia Dickman was the recipient of the $1,000 “Christopher Fund Scholarship” from the Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362 and The Ohio State Knights of Columbus. Dickman, the daughter of Gene and Patty Dickman, currently carries a 4.0 GPA and ranks first in a class of 74.


25 Years Ago — 1988

• A group of Jefferson Middle School students will attend a Junior Educational Development Institute Feb. 21-22 at Holiday Inn, Wapakoneta. The weekend program will focus on personal growth and drug and alcohol prevention. Attending the program are Lenny Hubert, Jenny Miller, Kathy Kollsmith, Angie Wiechart, Missy Warnecke, Stephanie Teman and Traci Illyes.

• In a non-league contest Wednesday at Ottoville Wednesday evening, the St. John’s Blue Jay girls eked out a 44-42 victory. Two Jays were in double digits. Cyndi Kortokrax came off the bench to score 11 markers with Sue Klausing adding 10. Shannon Wieging made a strong showing under the boards coming off the bench and adding seven tallies.

• Members of Office Education Association of Jefferson High School competed recently in region 16 events at Apollo Career Center. Stacey Ridgeway placed fourth in information; Kelly Dunlap, first in OEA Knowledge and third in information processing; Julie Lyle placed sixth in financial assistant; Beth Druckemiller, first in banking services; Lesley Klaus and Marianne Kroeger placed fourth in office support.


50 Years Ago — 1963

• Pam Noffsinger, a member of the Elida Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, was elected state president of the organization during its convention at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Cleveland Feb. 8 and 9. A Columbus Grove student, Jane Korte, was elected state secretary, and the state delegates elected were Ken Burk of Wapakoneta, and Judy Ringer of Hicksville.

• Mrs. Paul Birkmeier, civic beautification chairman for the Green Thumb Garden Club, has announced that preparations are well underway for the garden club’s second annual Library benefit card party. The party has been set for 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the library. Mrs. Birkmeier is being assisted by Mrs. Henry Fettig, Mrs. Howard Illig and Mrs. Ralph Best.

• Fifty-three members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary were present for a regular meeting held Monday night in the Eagles club rooms. It was announced that the local degree and drill team will again sponsor the annual Sweetheart Ball this Sunday in the club rooms. Bill Simindinger’s orchestra will provide the music for dancing.


75 Years Ago — 1938

• Plans have been completed for a parade to be staged Saturday in Delphos under the sponsorship of the Old Time ‘Coon Hunters Association. ‘Coon dogs will be allowed in the parade providing the owner provides a strong collar and leash. Included in the parade will be cages containing 22 ’coon and 30 opossum.

• A large number of local checker players and a number from other places participated in the round-robin checker tournament held Thursday night at Vogt and Eickholt’s, East Second Street. Roy Acton of Lima, secretary of the Lima Checker Club, had the highest record of the visiting players and also the high for the entire tournament with a score of 25 points out of a possible 28. Frank Holden of Delphos, had a score of 17.

• The Recreation basketeers returned to the basketball wars to trounce the Wapak National Guards 27-10 and chalk up their seventh victory in 10 starts. The score at intermission stood 15-6, Delphos leading. At the end of the third quarter the count read 21-9. Wildermuth led Wapak cagers with four points on two fielders and Clair Ditto led the locals by dropping in 11 counters on five field goals and a gratis toss.


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