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|Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:48 AM|
One Year Ago
25 Years Ago – 1988
• Delegates from Fort Jennings High School and Ottoville High School have been announced by Jim Schimmoeller, Americanism chairman of Fort Jennings Post 715. Wesley Klir, son of Joe and Pat Klir, has been chosen from Fort Jennings and Jason Horstman, son of John and Sue Horstman, has been chosen from Ottoville.
• Van Wert Lion Dale Keyser, representing the “quest” program spoke to Middle Point Lions Club at their recent meeting. Gary Mosier of the program committee introduced the guests which also included Lions from Van Wert, Venedocia and Middle Point. Recognition awards went to Gary Mosier and Gary Adams for 15 years of service.
50 Years Ago – 1963
• Gilbert Smith, former head football coach at Delphos Jefferson High School, was presented with a Life Service Football Coaching plaque at the 13th annual football clinic at the College of Wooster. Inscribed on the plaque, presented by head grid coach Phil Shipe of Wooster, was “In recognition for teaching and coaching that went beyond the grade book and scoreboard.”
• Observing Lodge Anniversary Night members of Crescent Temple No. 50 Pythian Sisters, met Tuesday evening in the K of P Hall. In keeping with the occasion, Lewis Vogt gave an interesting talk on the history of the Knights of Pythias lodge. He said the lodge was founded in 1864, at a time when the North and the South were at war. He said the basic theme was friendship, and told how it served to unite the North and the South.
75 Years Ago — 1938
• The Coombs kittenball team held its initial meeting Thursday night at the Coombs Shoe Store. The same line-up will be used the coming season with the addition of Clair Ditto. The old members of the team are Art Grone, Adams, Scherger, H. Ditto, Powell, Sever, C. Ditto, Fethers, Morgan, Flanagan and Wrocklage.
• Delphos council, Knights of Columbus, was well represented at an initiation held at Lima Sunday. The three degrees were conferred in the Loyalty council club rooms in the afternoon with the Lima council conferring the first degree, Ottawa council, the second, and Ray McKowen, district deputy, and his staff, the third degree. Remarks were offered by McKowen and Syl. Grothouse.