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Friday, February 22, 2013 1:56 PM

One Year Ago
• Delphos’ community churches will hold Lenten services Thursdays throughout Lent to remember the important Christian season. Beginning Thursday, this year’s series will be held at noon at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Leading off the series will be the Rev. Angela Khabeb and St. Peter Lutheran Church.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Jefferson Middle School sixth grader Lori Brinkman won the Delphos City Schools spelling bee. Brinkman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brinkman, will advance to the Van Wert County spelling bee Feb. 29 at Marsh Foundation auditorium. The Delphos bee included 18 spellers, three each from grades five through eight at Landeck, Franklin and Jefferson Middle School.

• Changing Times League of Ohio Child Conservation League met in the home of Mary Ellen Hemker with Dolly Haunhorst co-hostess. Devotions were by Claire Geier. Plans were made for the husbands party to be held in April. The raffle gift was won by JoAnn Liebrecht. It was donated by Marilyn Lause and JoAnn Liebrecht.

• Students from Fort Jennings Elementary School in Putnam County Schools’ “Publish-a-Book” contest, who were awarded certificates and will have their stories sent to the publishing house in Milwaukee are Michael Ricker, Susanne Calvelage, Stephanie Hellman, Erin Pothast and Nathan Meyer. The sixth grade students from Mrs. Hellie Wurst’s class submitted stories about their favorite holiday to the contest sponsored by Putnam County District Library in cooperation with the Putnam County Education office and local schools.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Dr. Walter Dickhaut, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church Lima, will be the guest speaker for the St. David’s Day banquet and program to be held Feb. 28 at the Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia. Welsh music will be featured under the direction of Daniel J. Evans. A Welsh solo will be sung by Eleanor Evans Morgan.

• The Library benefit card party held Thursday night at the Delphos Public Library and sponsored by the Green Thumb Garden Club, was well attended. Proceeds from the party and donations received will be used to add to the indoor and outdoor plantings of the centrally located community building.

• A white elephant sale formed the evening’s entertainment when the American Legion Auxiliary of Fort Jennings met this week in the Legion hall. A potluck supper was served with Mrs. Frank Hohenbrink and Mrs. Leo Martin serving as co-chairmen for the event. The president, Mrs. Robert Good, was in charge of the business portion of the meeting during which time plans were made to hold an Easter bake sale April 13.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Walter Crede has moved to Delphos from St. Marys and has opened an electrical appliance store at 306 N. Main St. The new business will be known as the Crede Supply Store. The store will handle the Fairbanks Morse line of appliances. The formal opening will be held on Saturday. The Credes are residing at 1207 N. Main St.

• An evening of good cage sport was enjoyed at Jefferson auditorium Monday night by the large crowd of cage fans which turned out for this big event in the local sports world, the closing games of the regular seasons for the two local high schools. The two schools divided honors on this occasion, each winning a game. St. John’s captured the main event by a score of 31 to 23 and the Jefferson reserves were victorious in the preliminary, 17 to 13.

• A large number of Delphos sportsmen are planning to participate in the second of a series of fox hunts being sponsored by the Spencerville Field and Stream Association on Thursday afternoon. The chase will be held on the Mack, Eisley and Swartz farms, southeast of Spencerville.

 

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