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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:01 PM

One Year Ago
• Kristie Grothouse, a senior at St. John’s High School, and Hayley Drerup, a senior at Jefferson High School, each won a $500 scholarship from Schrader Realty. Krista Schrader, owner, presented them each with their scholarships.

25 Years Ago – 1988
• American Legion Post 268 announced delegates to the annual Buckeye Boys State. Ryan Morris and Mike Minnig will represent Jefferson Senior High School. Nathan Lucas and Curt Mager will represent St. John’s. Buckeye Boys State will be June 11-19 at Bowling Green State University.

• 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.

50 Years Ago – 1963
• Sadie Baumgarte was named Mother of the Year during the meeting of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary held Monday evening in the Eagles Club. Business reports were made by: the chairman of trustees, Mildred Davis; membership chairman, Edna Kortokrax; bake sale chairman, Helen Vance, and the bowling chairman, Jeanne Stegeman.

• 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.

75 Years Ago – 1938
• Peter B. Cupp, one of the few Civil War veterans in Van Wert County, died at his home in Van Wert following a several days’ illness. Cupp, nearly 95 years of age, enlisted in the war at the age of 16 and was a member of Company H of the 15th Ohio regiment. In a recent comment on is participation in the war he related how he captured 21 Confederate soldiers single handed.

• 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.


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