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Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:31 PM

One Year Ago
• Elida Local Schools Students for March are Channing Poling and Ethan Grimm; Joe Hunter, Michael Johnston, Bryan Romney, Amira Freeman, Bailee Kuhn, Makkayla Reese, Noah Duckhart and Cory Schoonover.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Jonathan Hire, 6, and Stephanie Girod, 9, were crowned king and queen of the Lincolnview Parent-Teacher Organization carnival Saturday at Lincolnview High School. The king and queen were selected on the number of raffle tickets sold for the carnival. Jonathan, son of Bill and Kris Chivington of Van Wert and a kindergartener at Lincolnview East, sold 96 tickets. Stephanie, granddaughter of David and Ruth Girod of Van Wert and a third grader at Lincolnview North, sold 60 tickets.

• The stage was set Saturday afternoon as two Division IV teams squared off to determine who would wear the crown as the state’s No. 1 team in their division. The magic was still working for the Kalida Lady Wildcats as they ran away from Southeastern of South Charleston 62-51 to claim the title on their first trip to the state tournament and the first state winner for a girls’ team from Putnam County.

• Trinity United Methodist Church choirs will present an Easter cantata “We Shall Behold Him” March 27 at the church. Adult, teen and children’s choirs, under the direction of Ankara Utrup, will participate. Among the adult choir members are Diane Miller, Marilyn Montgomery, Carol Cunningham, Kay Ahten, Kay Best and Jean Schnipke.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• The Optimist Breakfast Club of Delphos will sponsor the city’s first annual Home Show March 27-30 at the local Knights of Columbus Hall. Co-chairmen for the event are Vernon Kill and Wilbur Ayers. Delphos merchants will have 25 different displays in 35 booths, and entertainment will be provided nightly.

• Both the junior and senior parliamentary procedure teams of Delphos chapter of Future Farmers of America received gold ratings in the Allen County contest at Lafayette Wednesday night. The senior team from Delphos placed first. Members of the team are Ronnie Baumgarte, James Gerdeman, Gary Buettner, Michael Schimmoeller, John Etzkorn, William Shumaker, Thomas Freund, Charles Plikerd, Larry Schwinnen, Tom Wurst, Joe Brenneman and Robert Baldauf.

• Laura Lauer of Columbus Grove received the highest award, a state degree in Home Economics, for her 23 projects for homemaking in home, school, individual, community and better under understanding of state work, at the state convention of Future Homemakers held March 15-16 in Columbus.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Freund were rebuilding the Casa Nova tavern at the former location east of Delphos on Route 30-N. The new place will be much larger and will be modern in every respect. The Freunds operated the old Casa Nova until it was destroyed by fire several months ago. The grand opening of the new tavern will be held around May 1.

• The Delphos Rifle team journeyed to Fostoria Sunday to participate in the finals of the Northwestern Ohio Rifle League. H. Buchanan was high in the individual match of the Delphos men, he shot 284. Shaffer placed second with a 265 score. Mericle fell below his season average when he totaled 258 in the match. C. N. Daniels shot 263 and Lloyd Myers hit target for 241.

• The Ottoville Merchants were crowned champions of the Van Wert Gold Medal tournament at the conclusion of the finals played at Van Wert Saturday night. They defeated the Lima Sealex Aces by a 45-41 count. The team at Ottoville is regarded as one of the strongest in this section.


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