|It was News Then|
|Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:01 PM|
One Year Ago
• Three Bluffton College students competed in a speech/forensic invitational tournament held at Ohio State University in Columbus on March 26. Students competing included Sid Clarkson of Delphos, a junior. Clarkson is a graduate of Jefferson High School. He is the son of Vicki Gossman of Delphos, and studies pre-law.
• St. John’s topped Minster 5-1 in a battle of previously unbeaten Midwest Athletic Conference baseball teams. Leading hitters for St. John’s were Brian Heitz, 2 for 3 with one RBI, Duane Wieging, 2 for 4 with a run scored. Randy Mueller had a two-RBI double in four trips. Bruce Odenweller had a double in two at bats. Pat McGue, Mark Moscinski (with an RBI) and Scott Noonan each had singles.
• St. John’s Blue Jay Tom Geddings had a pitcher’s dream of a lifetime come true Tuesday afternoon as he pitched a no-hitter to shutout the Crestview Knights, 17-0 at Crestview. And if that wasn’t enough, he banged out two homers. Gene Klaus connected for a double in the seventh and Jerry Carder went two for four at the plate, while his brother, Jim, got two for three.
• Emily Rupert was hostess to the members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church Tuesday evening in her home on South Franklin Street. There were five guests present, Helen Rupert and her daughter and son, Lee and Ivan, Jr., Grace Stegeman and Goldie Ralston. The president of the class, Dorothy Miller, called the meeting to order, and prayer was offered by Elizabeth Wiley.
• The grade pupils of St. John’s have more than done their part in the current drive for funds for St. John’s building program. The Mile of Pennies contest was brought to a close Friday and a sum of $536 was accumulated. Paula Minzing led the entire student body with a total of 200 feet of pennies.
• Mrs. Dane Long entertained the members of the Jolly Birthday Club and a group of guests Friday evening at her home on South Franklin Street. In bunco, Mrs. L. C. Fridley was high, Mrs. F. C. Manecke, second, and Mrs. Gilbert Mericle, third. Edna Williams and Jean Manecke received the guest award.