|It Was News Then|
|Tuesday, April 16, 2013 2:36 PM|
One Year Ago
For more than 30 years, Math-A-Thon has a program to raise funds through grade school students competing supplemental math curriculum. The funds benefit St. Jude. Math-A-thon Coordinator was Melissa Meyers and the three top fundraisers were Kailyn Dienstberger ($741), Lillyan Vonderwell ($440) and Elle Gable ($170).
25 Years Ago – 1988
The 42nd annual session of Buckeye Girls State will be held June 18-25 at Ashland College. Girls participating from Delphos are Julie Mosier and Cara Clarkson, both juniors at Jefferson High School, and Julie Hanser and Julie Fischer, juniors at St. John’s High School. Three local clubs, Delphos Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Club, give assistance to the Buckeye Girls State week-long program.
Jerry Hoersten of Delphos has been hired as head boys basketball coach at Columbus Grove High School. Hoersten has been a teacher in the Columbus Grove Local School District since the fall of 1972. A 1968 graduate of Ottoville, Hoersten earned his bachelor degree from Ohio Northern University and his masters from Colorado State University.
Rusty Thompson, Jim Friedrich and Dan Haehn received the top awards at the annual Delphos Future Farmers of America banquet at Jefferson Senior High School. Thompson received the DeKalb Award. Friedrich received the Star Chapter Farm Award. Dan Haehn received the Star Greenhand which goes to the top new member.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Ottoville seventh graders will get to take a train ride April 21. Only one of them has ever before taken a train trip. In approving the round-trip excursion from Lima to Van Wert, members of the Ottoville School Board commented that “train rides are getting obsolete,” and said jokingly that they should go along with the youngsters.
Elizabeth Rozelle was elected president of the Ella Huber Delphian Study Club during a meeting of the group held Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Charles Myers. Officers elected to serve with her are Mrs. George Helmkamp, vice president and program chairman, and Helen Rozelle, secretary-treasurer.
Poems written by Craig McRedmond, 5th grader at St. John’s by John Brinkman, freshman and Janet Scherger, sophomore, received honorable mention, or third place, in the recent poetry contest held at the school. The contest, sponsored annually by Delphos Court No. 707, Catholic Daughters of America, is divided into three divisions.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Work will be started immediately on the construction of the new Pilgrim Holiness Church which will be built on South Bredeick Street near the junction of Clime Street. The site for the church was donated by the Delphos Quarries Company. The church will be constructed from lumber secured by razing the frame building at the corner of Second and Canal streets.
The members of the Epworth League of Morris Chapel will hold a jitney supper and program at the church on April 18. The program will include the presentation of a one-act play entitled “That’s What They All Say.” In the cast are Ray and Emiline Johns, Roscoe Thompson, Melba Leist, Frances Baxter, Clair Ditto, June Dodd and William Heidlebaugh.
Plans for the future activities of Commemorative Post, American Legion, were made Thursday night at a regular meeting in their hall. A dance will be held May 4 in St. John’s auditorium and the proceeds will be used to send Adam Metzger, Civil War veteran, and an escort to the 75th anniversary of one of the famous battles of the Civil War. The celebration will be held at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in July.