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Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:48 AM

One Year Ago
• Fort Jennings High School will present the musical Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” Friday and Saturday in the school’s auditeria. Featured in the cast will be seniors Gina Clay, Cassie Kaverman, Tanya Korte, Nolan Neidert, Ethan Schimmoeller, Jeremy Schimmoeller, Aaron Schnipke, Nick Verhoff and Kelsey Von Lehmden.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• A week after celebrating their girls basketball team’s state championship Kalida fans welcomed home their boys team Sunday afternoon with a parade through the town and a program at the high school. The Wildcats were runners-up in Division IV losing to Columbus Wehrle 71-54 Saturday night in the state finals at St. John Arena, Columbus.

• 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
• The Easter Seal Drive sponsored by Allen County Society for Crippled Children and Adults is now under way, it was announced today by Mrs. Walter Wolery, county chairman. Mrs. Wolery has listed as captains Mrs. Robert Hahn, Spencerville; Mrs. Anthene Burns and Mrs. Fred Andrews, Beaverdam and Bluffton areas, and Mrs. William Baxter and Helen Maloney, Elida.

• 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
• In conjunction with the Diocesan Nature Study course, the pupils of the seventh grade, St. John’s School, made a study of the conservation of wild animals, wild flowers, forest conservation, land erosion and bird protection. The children observed National Wildlife Week by presenting a program which was coach by eighth grade boys, Jim Lange and Charles Niedecken.

• 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.


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