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Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:22 AM

One Year Ago

• It may have been the best match of the entire 2012 OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, the 75th anniversary of the annual event. Jefferson senior grappler Curtis Miller went the distance – and more – to grab the Division III 220-pound state championship Saturday night at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.


25 Years Ago — 1988

• Two Jefferson High School students received second-place honorable mention for their artwork at the second annual Pepsi High School Invitation held Feb. to 26 at Alma Gallery, Memorial Hall, Lima. Mike Wurst, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wurst, received a red ribbon for his sculpture. Jennifer Hundley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hundley, received a red ribbon for her print.

• World attention will focus on Seoul, South Korea, late this summer for the Olympic Games. But earlier in the summer 12 young Ohioans, including Fort Jennings High School senior Tim Utrup, will focus their attention on Seoul, Hong Kong and China when they visit the East to play national basketball teams. Utrup was invited to join the team by virtue of finishing among the top 30 players at the All-America Top 30 Basketball Camp held last July in Cleveland.

• Faculty and staff at St. John’s Elementary School were served a continental breakfast Thursday in appreciation for their work at the school. School personnel attending the breakfast were Sister Joan Frances, principal, Sandy Suever, kindergarten teacher, and Marilyn Holdgreve, secretary. The breakfast was one of many activities planned for Catholic Schools’ Week.


50 Years Ago — 1963

• Three members of Council Committee named to head preparations for the Centennial Celebration by Mayor Robert Barkimer reported to the council the dates selected are June 28 through July 5, 19644. This will be in observance of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Columbus Grove on March 10, 1861.

• Margaret Koester, national security chairman, conducted the program at the regular meeting of the auxiliary of the American Legion in the Legion home Monday night. Martha Maas was welcomed into the organization as a new member. Ellen Rekart and Bertha Schmelzer presented a report on the mid-winter conference in Columbus. Hostesses for Monday’s meeting were Catherine Bair and Irene Granger.

• V. Richard Schlagbaum has become manager of the office supply and office furniture department of The Delphos Herald. The office supply and furniture department at The Herald is 50 years old. Schlagbaum is a 1956 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, and following his graduation he attended the University of Dayton College of Liberal Arts.


75 Years Ago — 1938

• Checkers players in this district and those who enjoy watching the game played were given a rare treat on Thursday night when Newell W. Banks of Detroit, recognized as the world’s greatest match-play checker player, gave an exhibition at Vogt and Eickholt’s on East Second Street. There was a large attendance from Delphos, St. Marys, Lima, Rushmore and other surrounding towns.

• The Delphos Model Airplane Club met Thursday night at the Jefferson School. The members of the organization are watching with interest the progress being made by Bill Berry in the construction of a gasoline engine powered plane. The Berry plane is a monoplane with a wing-spread of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs one and one-fourth pounds without the motor.

• The nationwide campaign in observance of the National Used Car Exchange Week was given added impetus in this vicinity Thursday evening at a family night party held at Jennings Memorial Hall, Fort Jennings. The affair was for all employees of Raabe Ford Dealer concerns located in Delphos, Van Wert, Ottawa and Fort Jennings as well as for their families.


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