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|Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:41 PM|
One Year Ago
25 Years Ago – 1988
• 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
• 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 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.