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Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:34 PM

One Year Ago
• Luke MacLennan was honored at the Delphos Optimist Club as “Student of the Month.” He is the son of Lois MacLennan and Kirk MacLennan and is a sophomore at St. John’s High School. Mitchell Kahny was honored as “Most Improved Student.” He is a sixth-grader at St. John’s Elementary School and is the son of Michael and Karen Kahny.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• The fact that the Jefferson Wildcats blew out visiting Columbus Grove Friday night by the final score of 84-59 doesn’t tell one much of how the game really was. Through three quarters Jefferson and Columbus Grove battled each other in a contest that was highlighted by the Bulldogs inside game. But the fourth quarter put an end to the Bulldogs chances of pulling off an upset.

• Jan Bonifas has plenty of experience to draw on when he opens his bakery in St. Marys. He did baking in his parents’ business, Nu-Maude’s Restaurant and Catering, East Fifth Street, for six years. Bonifas’s new bakery, called J.B. Pastries, will open Feb. 29. It is located at 117 S. Main St., St. Marys.

• Parents of senior players, statisticians and trainers were honored Friday evening in St. John’s gymnasium. The 1987-88 team made it memorable by overwhelming a young Bath Wildcat team; 83-60. Three Blue Jays hit in double digits for the season finale. Mike Williams took top honors with 23, Brian Heitz added 19 and Curt Mager 15.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• The pastors of the Delphos churches that are sponsoring the city-wide revival crusade March 3-10 will exchange pulpits Sunday morning. The crusade received national publicity in the current issue of The Pentecostal Evangel, a religious publication. The crusade will be climaxed March 10 with an ABC radio broadcast which will originate here.

• At the meeting of the Psi Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority at the Fort Jennings home of Mrs. Robert Schuerman, plans were completed for a bake sale scheduled for Good Friday. A resume of the Founder’s Day tea at Fort Wayne was given by Janice Wanamacher. Attending from Psi Chapter were Wannamacher, Mrs. Dean Mollenkopf, Dianna Hammons, and Mary Ellen Gerdeman.

• Ruth Buckhholtz spoke to Delphos Rotarians Wednesday on “The World of Tomorrow.” She was introduced by Gary McBride, program chairman for the day. Paul Harter, Jr., club president, presided at the meeting, and Robert Porter led club singing. Guests included Robert Mueller and Dean Martin, seniors at Delphos John’s; Chuck Laudick of Delphos, Gerry Marsh of Fort Wayne and Ada Rotarian Dr. F. W. Morehart.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• In giving a report of a debate presented by St. John’s students, an error was unintentionally made. The judges decided in favor of the negative team instead of the affirmative as was previously reported. The subject of the debate was: “Resolved: That the West Side of Delphos Has More Advantages for Progress Than the East Side.” Charles Niedecken and Irvin Grothouse argued the negative side.

• There was a large attendance at the card party and dance held at the Landeck C. K. of O. hall Sunday evening under the sponsorship of the Landeck C. L. of C. In pinochle, Mrs. Leo Mueller and Arnold Kill held high score and Mrs. Armella Kill and Paul Hotz were low. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bonifas received high honors in euchre and Mrs. Michael Kimmet and Alfred Williams were consoled.

• Three councils of the Knights of Columbus, Delphos, Lima and Wapakoneta, joined for an inter-council meeting conducted Monday evening at Wapakoneta. Frank Knapke presented several readings and Rev. John C. Fleckenstein spoke on various activities of the K. of C. Joseph Krabach of Lima also spoke. Further remarks were offered by Ed. Finn, Grand Knight of the Lima council and Carl Birkmeier, Grand Knight of the Delphos council.

 

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