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Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:41 PM

One Year Ago
• The Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce was “Putt’n on the Ritz” during Saturday’s annual dinner. More than 180 chamber investors filled the Knights of Columbus hall for an evening of laughter and celebrating business milestones. New board members include Jen Edlebrock, Edlebrock & Reitz, LLC, Jason Buettner, Fischer Plumbing and Heating; and Clint Gable, Elite Naturescapes.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• Six Ottoville Junior High School students participated in the 15th Northwest Ohio Science and Engineering Day at Patrick Henry High School. Attending were Heather Shilling with her project “cholesterol,” Melissa Schlagbaum with “permanents,” Jason Metcalfe with “lasers,” Brian Hemker with “nuclear power,” Michelle Heitmeyer with “toothpaste” and Valerie Devitt with “fast foods.”

• First place winners in two of the three age categories at the Delphos Jaycees Easter egg hunt were, 4-6 years, Andrea Hammonds and 7-9 years, Kevin Smart. Other winners were, Ryan Wiechart, Nicki Becker, Heather Wade, Michelle Carder, Mark Jackson, Christi Garder, Sarah Goedde, Mandy Kill, Corie Bellman, Kristi Hickey, Chad German, Andy Schwinnen, and Stephanie Moenter.

• Elida FFA held its awards banquet with the Rev. Mike Jenkins as guest speaker. Receiving star ratings from FFA were Bret Blymyer, as star chapter farmer; Scott Steward, as star agri-businessman; and Travis Miller as the star greenhand. State judging awards went to Scott Holstine for dairy cattle, Jason Miller for dairy products and Matt Nusbaum for meat judging.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Robert Christy was program chairman for the Delphos Rotary Club meeting held Wednesday noon at NuMaude’s and Rotarians had the opportunity to hear speeches given recently in the Future Farmers of American speech contest. Michael Schimmoeller presented the speech he had given in the extemporaneous speech division of the contest, and Charles Plikerd gave his talk which had been given in the prepared speech division.

• Members of the Ladies Aid of the Christian Union Church met Wednesday afternoon at the church with Cora Weaver serving as hostess. Guests present were Mrs. Ivan Rupert and Emily Rupert. Pauline Martin had the devotions. A letter from one of the church’s missionaries, the Rev. Ron Sonius, was read by Emily Rupert.

• A bulk fertilizer warehouse building for the Middle Point Equity Elevator is now under construction in that community. A. C. Hoverman, elevator manager, said the building is being erected along Adams Street, on the ground where the Odenweller Elevator stood until it burned in 1942.

75 Years Ago – 1937
• The cast for the Jefferson senior class play, “Big Hearted Herbert,” has been selected and will start rehearsals this week. Members of the cast are Richard Newton, Harry Brinkman, Mary Jane Meads, Vera Fair, Ronald Ridenour, Billie Apger, Luke Rahrig, Mary Alice Feathers, Jim Deffenbaugh, Margaret Fosnaught, David Morgan, Robert Ervin and Helen Nay.

• The Delphos city council will meet in special session Monday night in the council chamber for the purpose of naming a councilman of the Third Ward to take their place left vacant by the resignation of Syl. Baumgarte. The meeting is being called by Dolt Swihart, Frank Peiffer and William Scherger. According to the law a special meeting can be called by three councilmen or by the mayor of the municipality.

• Robert Gee, Jefferson baseball coach, is planning to put his charges through several days of intensive training in preparation for the opening Western League game to be played here on Friday. Three veteran pitchers will take care of the Jefferson hurling duties. They are Omar Erickson, Clark Thompson and John Bohnlein. Harry Brinkman will again hold forth behind the bat.


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