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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:11 PM

One Year Ago
• If one has ever watched a cheer competition or floor tumbling in gymnastics, you’ve witnessed numerous spectacular and dangerous moves like flips, tucks and layouts. Tess Rieger of Ottoville is one of the people who teaches these moves. In the 15 years she’s spent as the tumbling instructor at Dancer By Gina, Rieger has taught girls and boys of all ages everything from cartwheels to back handsprings.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• Franklin Elementary School held its fifth-grade spelling bee. The three students who will represent Franklin at the Middle School spelling Feb. 12 are Susan Ahten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ahten; Beth Kiracofe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kiracofe; and Erin Lloyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd.

• Delphos Lioness Club met at the Lions Den with 21 members present. Norman Vonder Embse of the Kalida Lions Club presented a program on diabetes. Wilma Runyan’s name was drawn for the door prize. Final plans were made for the spaghetti supper Feb. 13 at Jefferson Senior High School.

• A retirement dinner was held at Flanagan’s Restaurant in honor of Jed Franklin. Franklin recently retired from Progressive Tool & Die Co., 210 E. Cleveland St., where he was employed for 24 years. Fellow employees sponsored the retirement party and presented Franklin with a scanner. He also received a watch from the company.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Plans for the opening of the golf season early in April were made Tuesday night at a meeting of the board of directors of Delphos Country Club, Inc. The meeting was held at the clubhouse with the new president of the board, R. B. Rozelle, presiding. It was announced by club manager, Dick Miller, that dinners will be served at the club on Saturday and Sunday evenings by reservations. It was also announced that stag day dinners would continue as usual.

• Obligation night was observed at the meeting of Crescent Temple, No. 50, Pythian Sisters held Tuesday night in the K of P Hall. During the meeting, Mrs. Winfred Teman was installed as manager. Bessie Heiss served as grand senior installing officer, Caroline Rice as grand manager and Mrs. Louis Redd was the grand installing officer.

• The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats, trailing 44-38 at the three-quarter mark last night, came roaring back to outscore Columbus Grove 24-12 in the final home game of the season, 62-56. High point man in the game was Grove’s Don Hamilton who meshed 21 in the losers’ cause. For Jefferson, Ed Jackson had 16 and Ken Jackson and Gordie Vogt each had 15.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• The grade teachers and the senior band members will be guests of honor at a banquet to be given Monday at Jefferson School by the Delphos Band Parents Association. John Lloyd will be master of ceremonies for the program which includes: A song by Jefferson pupils Grace Feathers and Charles Swift; a piano solo by Robert Buchanan, Lincoln Building; a song by Marietta Curry, Franklin Building; a recitation by Jeannette Allemeier, Franklin School and the male quartet, K. W. Findley, Paul Harter, Carl Dienstberger and Gilbert Miller.

• Two young teams, comprised of up-and-coming basketeers, met on St. John’s hardwood court Thursday afternoon before an enthusiastic student crowd. The eighth graders of St. John’s managed to eke out a 20-14 win over the strong Bockey School aggregation. E. Osting played a bang-up game for the Bockey team while Hageman turned in a neat game for St. John’s.

• Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gladen, East Third Street, were hosts to the members of the 1924 Five-hundred Club at their home Friday evening. Mrs. O. S. Schosker and Henry Imholt were high in cards and Mrs. Carl Gladen and Mr. Schosker were second high. In two weeks, the club will meet with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gladen, S. Washington Street.


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