|It was News Then|
|Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:05 PM|
One Year Ago
25 Years Ago – 1988
• Delphos chapter of Ohio Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives won nine awards at the recent state conference for Ohio Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives. Winners were Jim Miller, conservation and corn yield award; Martha Miller, Young Farm Wife Award for Northwest Ohio; Helen Pohlman, community service award; Chuck Hempfling for dairy; Joel Gerdemann for soybean efficience; Charles Pohlman for swine and soybean yields; Mike Pohlman for community service and Mike Miller, area chapter award.
• The sell-out crowd at Friday’s Division IV regional tournament were treated to a heart-stopping barn burner of a game between the state’s No. 1 ranked team, the Kalida Wildcats, and the Fort Recovery Indians. Kalida came through with some clutch foul shooting in the final stanza to claim their 25th victory with no defeats by a 64-61 count.
50 Years Ago – 1963
• Over 250 Delphos and area residents were in attendance at the benefit style show and card party held Tuesday evening in the Franklin Elementary School auditorium. The affair was put on by the members of Phi Delta Sorority to raise funds for its boot and shoe project. Mrs. Howard Sadler served as commentator for the evening and music was furnished by Janet Scherger.
• Fred Dray, son of Harold Dray of Delphos, has been practicing baseball with the varsity team at Ohio State University for the past seven weeks. Although he will not make the trip to Florida with the squad over spring vacation, he will continue to pitch for the team during the spring quarter. Dray is a second year student in the college of engineering at OSU.
75 Years Ago – 1938
• A special council meeting will be held Monday night for the purpose of considering legislation regarding the construction of a swimming pool, municipal stadium and public comfort station. Plans for the special meeting grew out of a meeting held Wednesday night. At that time a number of citizens met with city officials and WPA officials to discuss the possibilities of Delphos presenting the three projects for approval by the federal government.
• Vera Fair, popular Jefferson High senior, was elected Friday afternoon as Jefferson’s candidate for the honor of being Queen Jubilee during the annual Van Wert Peony Festival in June. The Jefferson School sends a candidate for Peony Queen each year by invitation. It is the only independent school outside of Van Wert that is accorded that honor.