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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:56 PM

One Year Ago
• Marlene Froning of Wapakoneta will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to attend the National Jefferson Awards ceremony. Froning was chosen from eight local Jefferson Award winners Tuesday evening. Kay Ahten of Delphos was also among those eight local 2012 Jefferson Award winners Tuesday evening.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Kelly Stevens of Spencerville, was presented a red geranium planter by Elida Young Farmwives member, Vickie Pohlman. In honor of National Agriculture Day, March 20, Elida YFW presented all mothers whose babies were born Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center and Lima Memorial Hospital a planter of red geraniums.

• Michelle Bice of Spencerville was selected as “Ohio’s state chairman of the year” at the 52nd annual Ohio sate conference of Children of the American Revolution in Springfield. Also attending the conference were Tony and Abe Ambroza of Columbus Grove. Tony was elected second vice president and Abe was elected western district vice president of the society.

• A sound fourth quarter, two slam dunks in a row by 6-foot-5 center Brian Vors in the third quarter earned Kalida a 63-54 win over last year’s Class A state champion Fort Loramie Friday at St. John Arena, Ohio State University. The Wildcats, 25-1, will take on Columbus Wehrle for the Division IV state championship Saturday night.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Van Del Drive-In Theatre will open this coming Friday and will be open on a weekend policy until the latter part of May, according to Fred Lentz, owner. The outdoor theatre will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a three-in-one Rock Hudson blast, “Lover Come Back,” “Come September,” and “Twilight For The Gods.”

• Ten members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church, and one guest, Helen Rupert, were present at a meeting of the class held Tuesday night at the home of Theola Wilcox, East Sixth Street. Routine business was transacted after which Hazel Diltz presented an interesting less. Mrs. Wilcox served a luncheon, the theme in keeping with the 32 years of class meetings.

• Warm weather and fair skies this past weekend brought out the golfers at the Delphos Country Club, and according to R. B. Rozelle, president of the club’s board of directors, the course is now ready for play. Jack Keith, the club’s pro, will be at the clubhouse and golf can be played anytime except Thursday, which are stag days, and Tuesdays until 4 p.m., the later being ladies days at the club.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Additional space for play, an arrangement badly needed at St. John’s is being provided for. The brick house on parish property directly east of the present rectory has been razed and the cellar excavation is being filled in in order to make more space for the outdoor activities of St. John’s large student body. The brick house was formerly used as a rectory by St. John’s pastors. In late years, however, it has been rented out.

• The Old National Bank of Delphos holds the distinction of being the oldest banking institution of Allen County. During its 75 years of existence, the bank has operated under four charters. J. M. C. Marble was the first president and cashier of the bank. He came to Delphos in 1848 and was one of the organizers of the National Bank which was the first bank in this part of Ohio organized under the National Bank act.

• Excavation for the New Pilgrim Holiness Church basement has been started according to Rev. C. A. Ford, pastor in charge of the work. The new church is being erected on a plot of ground donated by the Delphos Quarries Company on South Bredeick Street. Lumber used in the construction was obtained from the frame building which was situated at the corner of Second and Canal streets. The building was donated by the Birkmeier Monument Company.


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