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|Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:01 PM|
One Year Ago
25 Years Ago – 1988
Saturday was cleanup day at Fort Jennings Community Park. Dick Bishop and Mary Luersman cleaned up leaves around the bleachers and baseball diamond. Tim Gasser, president of the park board, initiated cleanup day and local residents participated. Other members of the park board include, vice president Don Ricker, secretary Mary Menke, Bob Kleman, Bill VonLehmden, Charlotte Streets, Doug VonSossan, Gary Wieging and Gary Schimmoeller.
Vicki Kunz, Jodi Rees and Deanna Gasser were honored as the free throw shooting champions of their teams at St. John’s girls basketball awards program Sunday evening. Kunz led the varsity hitting 68 percent. Reese was the top reserve free throw shooter with 58 percent. Gasser led the freshman team.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Members of the Shantell Club met Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Francis Gengler in Landeck for an evening of pinochle. High honors went to Mrs. Albert Hageman, second to Mrs. Linus Kill and low to Martha McGinnis. Mrs. McGinnis and Mrs. Hageman received the traveling prizes.
Delphos St. John’s Dan Cramer hurled a three-hitter Wednesday afternoon at Municipal Park to put the Blue Jays back on the win side of the ledger. St. John’s defeated the Elida High Bulldogs 7-1. In addition to Dusty Laudick’s four bagger and Jim Carder’s triple, Gene Klaus had a double in the third. At the plate Laudick and Jim Carder both went two for three.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos and Ottoville baseball teams battled to a 7-7 tie Sunday in a practice game played at city athletic field. Ditto was on the mound for the Delphos aggregation. He was touched for a total of 14 hits. He hit one batter, allowed no walks and struck out 16 men. R. Sanders pitched for Ottoville but was relieved by Wannemaker.
The Easter Hunt held Saturday afternoon at Waterworks Park was a decided success. Emily Kohres and Edward Diltz found the most eggs of children from 1 to 9 years of age. Katherine Checkles and Max Wisher were most successful of children from 10 years of age up. The “Gold Egg” was found by Emily Carmean.