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Wednesday, April 03, 2013 11:33 AM

One Year Ago
• The Delphos FFA held its 62nd annual Parent and Member Banquet Sunday evening to hand out the usual awards and install the 2012-2013 officers. This year was particularly special for the chapter, with FFA Advisor and Teacher Scott Elwer receiving the only Honorary FFA Degree for Teachers given in Ohio this year.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Grand Trunk Western has donated DT&I bunk cars, numbers 99550 and 99580, to American House Inc. Both are over 65 years old and were used as rolling stock until two months ago. Presently, the cars are located in the DT&I yard on North Sugar Street, Lima, and will be moved to the Lima Trade Center this week. American House plans to renovate these cars over the period of the next 12 months.

• District two conference for Veterans of Foreign Wars and auxiliary was held in Columbus Grove. District two president Dorothy Meyer was in charge. Those attending from Ottoville were commander Norbert Grote, auxiliary president Ruth Grote, Joe, Ethel and Becky Perrin, Gene and Thelma Minnig, Henrietta King, Elenetta Boerger, Rosa Deitering, Edwina Byrne and Betty Wieman.

• St. John’s eighth-grade cheerleaders took first place in the Diocesan Cheerleading competition held recently in Tiffin. Cheerleaders who participated were Katie Hanser, Nicki Wienken, Cindy Bockey, Jodi Sickels, Sue Klausing, Nikki Kimmet, Stacy Schimmoeller, Stephanie Grothouse, Beth Pohlman, Michelle Sterling, April Nutter, Laura Gordon, Amy Hablitzel, Kerri Wannamacher and Tracey Grothouse.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Inspired by the 50-mile hike craze, some seventh-graders at St. John’s grade school Saturday walked 10 miles along the Lincoln Highway in four hours. The youngsters plan a 20-mile trek for next Saturday. The students are Taffy Miller, Susie Bohnlein, Susie Stallkamp, Janie Huysman, Shirley Calvelage, Arlene Rode, Elaine Grubenhoff, Lolly Brandehoff, Janie Bohnlein, Margie Nomina and Lynn Clark.

• Mrs. Harold Heiss and Bessie Heiss were co-hostesses to the members of the Past Chiefs Association Tuesday evening in the Harold Heiss home on West Fifth Street. During the business portion of the meeting, plans were made for the Pythian Sisters bake sale to be held April 6 at Clawson’s Electric Store. In contests, prizes went to Myrtle Talbot and Mrs. O. J. Truesdale.

• Routine business was transacted at the Catholic Ladies of Columbia meeting held Tuesday night at the K of C club rooms. Plans were made to hold a social for the public on April 16. Co-chairladies for the social are Bertha Spieles and Esther Hempfling. They will be assisted by Rose Nomina, Regina Hedrick, Helen Meyers, Donna Guthrie, Juliana Schosker, Eileen Holdgreve, Rita Elwer and Lucy Niemeyer.

75 Years Ago – 1937
• The officers of the Delphos Jefferson Alumni Association will probably hold the initial meeting of 1938 next week for the purpose of making preliminary plans for the senior class. John A. Eicke, president of the Association for 1938, will call the remainder of the officers into conference. Other officers are Gene Hoverman, vice president; Madeline Hinderleider, secretary and Richard Redd, treasurer.

• “Balmy Days,” a comedy, will be presented by students of St. John’s senior class on May 17. In the cast are the following students: Georgiana Brandehoff, Ruth Kipp, Eda Kurber, Mary Lindemann, Rosemary Metzner, Ruth Murray, Thelma Murray, Edna Jane Nolte, Jeanette Schwinnen, Irvin Brandehoff, William Gladen, Jr., John Ockuly, Roger Rekart, Louis Scherger, Robert Shenk, Richard Weber and Gilbert Wellmann.

• Nettie Sullivan, Lima, district manager, and one other member of the Lima review were present at a regular meeting of the Delphos review of the Women’s Benefit Association held in the lodge rooms Friday evening. Arrangements were made to hold a card party April 22. The following will serve on the committee for the card party: Lulu Staup, Ethel Scott, Bertha Schmelzer, Catherine Schramm, Mrs. Sautters, Nancy Stirn, Frances Stopher, Grace Stegeman, Belle Sanders and Mrs. Teman.


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