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Friday, March 08, 2013 1:38 PM

One Year Ago
• Kay Ahten of Delphos is among eight local 2012 Jefferson Award winners who hope to be chosen to attend the National Jefferson Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C in June. Judges selected eight individuals from 46 nominations submitted for the prestigious national public service award.

25 Years Ago — 1988
• St. John’s senior forward Mike Williams was selected Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season in voting by league coaches. Williams, 6-foot-2, averaged 20.5 points. He scored his 1,000th point earlier in the season. Williams is the only St. John’s player on the all-conference first team.

• Girl Scout Troop 209 top cookie sellers are Melanie Martin, Crystal Sherrick and Chrissy Shumaker. Sherrick has been top cookie seller for Delphos in all age groups for the past two years. Among activities honoring scouts was a mother-daughter tea Sunday at St. John’s Annex.

• The Jefferson seventh grade girls basketball team won the Spencerville Invitational Basketball Tournament. Members of the team were Jennifer DeWitt, Kristi Poling, Brenda Renner, Kim Feathers, Heather Truesdale, Leslie Linder, Coach Jim Martin, Stephanie Berry, Chris Youngpeter, Lori Schimmoeller, Mandy Fischer, Keri McDougall, Ginger Joseph and coach Marv Brenneman.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• George Bohnlein and Claude “Mick” Drewyore left Delphos Friday morning to hike to Lima with a piece of mail that has its ultimate destination the postmaster general in Washington, D. C. The letter’s message tells the postmaster general that postal service men are in agreement with President Kennedy’s physical fitness program and are walking the letter to Washington to demonstrate their fitness.

• New officers of the 4-H Delphos Tractor Club are the following: Jim Dunlap, president; Dave Mayer, vice president; Bill Thompson, secretary; Jim Luersman, treasurer; Tom Brenneman, reporter; Harold Heidlebaugh and Dave Fischer, health and safety, and John Fischer and Noah Miller, advisors. The Fischer Implement Company on South Pierce is the meeting place for the club.

• One hundred and fifty members of the Order of Eastern Star, from Delphos Chapter 26, as well as those from area chapters were present for the annual inspection conducted during the regular meeting of the local chapter Thursday night in the Masonic Temple. Mrs. Walter Clark, Worthy Matron, and Arthur Davey, Worthy Patron, presided.

75 Years Ago — 1938
• Plans are being made by the Macke Packing Company, North Main Street, to add a new vegetable to the list of those already being canned at the Delphos plant. It has been decided to can peas at the local plant this season. Tomatoes, red beets and pumpkin will again be packed here this year.

• It will be Delphos vs. Delphos at the Junior High basketball tournament at Columbus Grove Wednesday night. Delphos St. John’s won its game with Leipsic by a score of 21 to 19 in the opening game of the semi-finals Monday night and Jefferson made the evening perfect by taking their contest, defeating Bluffton by a 31 to 14 count.

• The Old Time ‘Coon Hunters Association met in regular session on Monday night at Fanger’s Mayflower. The members decided to meet jointly in the near future with the Kiwanis Club. The Old Time ‘Coon hunters plan to furnish a portion of the program by obtaining the services of George Garretson of Delphi, Indiana. Garretson is an authority on guns and ammunition and his lecture is illustrated by motion pictures.


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