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Friday, March 22, 2013 11:46 AM

One Year Ago
• The Venedocia Lions Club recently celebrated its 50-year charter and ladies night at the Delphos Eagles. The Venedocia Lions Club received its charter from the Lions International on May 10, 1961 and was sponsored by the Middle Point Lions Club. Five charter members, David Hugh Evans, Hugh Pugh, Paul Price and Carl Smith received 50-year awards.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Kalida boys will have the opportunity this week to equal the achievement of the school’s state champion girls’ basketball team. The boys used a tight man-to-man defense to limit Holgate to 31-percent shooting and win the Division IV regional 63-53 Saturday night at the University of Toledo’s Centennial Hall. Ross Recker scored 18, Brian Vorst had 16 points and Dave Hovest 13 points.

• Jefferson athletes placed in the top six places in three events over the weekend at the Ohio Indoor Classic Track and Field meet at Ohio State University. They were Stephanie McClure, sixth in the 800-meter run; Mark Hulihan, fourth in the high jump; and the girls’ 1600-meter relay team of Kim Carmean, Laura Schmelzer, Heather Barnes and McClure, fourth place.

• Plans are under way for the annual benefit card party sponsored by the Ottoville Branch Library’s Friends of the Library. The benefit will be held April 21 in the Ottoville High School cafeteria. Chairing the event will be Marie Grote, assisted by Deb Burgei, Geralyn Burgei, Jane Plescher, Virginia Shilling and Helen Trenkamp.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Mrs. Howard Hahn, Dora May, Flora Gallaspie, Mrs. Walter Counts, Mrs. Paul Rozelle, Mrs. Don R. Yocom and Mrs. Howard Sadler of Trinity Methodist Church attended the Lima district meeting of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service held Wednesday in the First Methodist Church at Bellefontaine. Mrs. Rozelle, as president of the Delphos Society, received the first place award for attaining the highest points on goals established by the jurisdiction in a church of this size.

• The American Legion Auxiliary of the Colonel Jennings Post 714, Fort Jennings met at the Legion Hall Tuesday evening. The president, Mrs. Robert Good, was in charge of the business meeting when plans were made to purchase a new flag for the school. It was also decided to take the sixth grade pupils on the annual tour of the Lima Museum. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Ben Norbeck and Mrs. Milton Nichols.

• Delphos Chapter No. 26 Order of the Eastern Star held a regular meeting Thursday evening at the Masonic Temple. Mable Clark, worthy matron, concluded the meeting by giving a Lenten reading. An indoor picnic will be held April 4 with a carry-in lunch being served. The committee will include Mrs. Lowell Jenkins, Mrs. Richard John and Mrs. Roscoe Thompson.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• The spring baseball and football candidates started Monday afternoon on a program of several weeks of intensive training. Football workouts will be held under the supervision of Frank E. Kurth. The game has not been played at Jefferson for the past several years and the material is “green” as far as actual playing experience is concerned.

• Florence Welch, North Clay Street, received the members of the Ella Huber Delphian Chapter into her home Monday evening. A review of Noel Coward’s “Present Indicative” was given by Margaret Kihm. Mrs. H. F. Buchholtz had charge of the lesson on “Paradise Regained.” A resume of Milton and his works was presented by Mrs. Oscar A. Kolkmeyer.

• Approximately 25 members of the Wapakoneta Council of the Knights of Columbus were in attendance at a regular meeting of the local council conducted Monday evening in the K. of C. rooms. The following were called upon for remarks: John A. Metzner, Syl. Grothouse, Father Bihn, Ray McKowen, district deputy and Mr. Wehner, who is the Grand Knights of the Wapakoneta council.


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