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Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:50 PM

One Year Ago
• Nearly 200 people filled the Second Floor Gallery of the Delphos Museum of Postal History Sunday evening for “Night at the Museum,” A Postal History gala event. Most were invited because of their contributions to the museum through volunteerism, monetary donations and other support.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Committee members at the Delphos Senior Citizens Center are planning their first bid-euchre party Feb. 25 at the center, 301 E. Suthoff St. Future euchre parties will take place the fourth Thursday of every month. All are open to the public. Making plans for the euchre party are Helen Baker, Betty Miller, Grace Miller, Art Miller, Don Carder, Dolly Stevenson and Lucy Carder.

• New Future Homemaker’s of America officers named at Fort Jennings High School were Amy McNamara, president; Sheila Maag, vice president; Stacy Paddubny, parliamentarian; Amy Howbert, secretary; Lori VonLehmden, treasurer; and Dawn Schuerman, reporter.

• The Rev. James Peiffer, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, was privileged to make two pilgrimages to Israel within a year. While both trips covered about the same itinerary, the one in June was a study tour. The second trip took place in January. “It was a vacation for me and gave me the opportunity to take more time with some things I had seen on my trip in June,” Peiffer said.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• The Royal Ranger Program, a boys organization age 9-17 years, will be chartered Feb. 22 at a special installation service at the First Assembly of God Church of Delphos, according to Rev. Warren Campbell, local pastor. At the Charter Presentation, it will be noted that the Delphos Outpost will have the distinction of being the first in Ohio.

• Over 100 persons were present for the social Tuesday evening in the Knights of Columbus club rooms. The party was sponsored by the Delphos Catholic Ladies of Columbia. The prize in 500 was awarded to Rose Nolte, in bid euchre to Hilda Grothouse and in pinochle to Nora Mueller. Mary Pohlman received the door award.

• Industrial and Home Safety was the subject of a talk given at the Wednesday noon meeting of the Rotary Club, the speaker being A. E. Gallagher of Lima, Western Division Safety Supervisor of Ohio, with the Ohio Power Company. Paul Harter, Jr., Rotary president, was in charge of the meeting, and singing was led by the Rev. John Wilcox of the First United Presbyterian Church.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• The Bockey School basketball team advanced to the finals of the Allen County junior high school tournament Friday night by defeating Spencerville by a 7 to 4 score. The Bockey team and its coach, Noah Shenk, are to be commended for the fine showing made in the tournament. The Bockey School is southeast of Delphos in Marion Township and has no facilities for playing basketball. They use an outside court for practicing. For the past two weeks they have been practicing at Jefferson High School gymnasium.

• Reports of membership team captains will be made at a regular meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles which will be held Monday night. The drive will end March 15 with a chicken banquet. A public dance is being planned for Thursday night. The Gross Family Orchestra of New Hampshire, will play for the round and square dances.

• The sleet storm that hit Delphos Saturday caused considerable damage. The storm extended as far west as Fort Wayne and as far east as Galion. The heavy ice coating caused many trees to be damaged or broken down entirely in Delphos and vicinity. Considerable damage to telephone wires and equipment was reported here.


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