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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:48 PM

One Year Ago
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Allen, Hardin and Putnam Counties recognized local law enforcement officers at the annual Top Cop Banquet on Monday at Dick’s Steak House in Kalida. Officers Brandon Line and Kevin Klaus were honored as the top officers from the Delphos Police Department.

25 Years Ago – 1988
St. John’s High School students participated in the Greater Toledo Council of Mathematics Teachers contest. Winners in algebra were students Kelly Schroeder, Doug Hohman, Matt Pohlman, Jeff Birkemeier and John Nomina. Winners in geometry and algebra II were Angie Wulfhorst, Sabrina Vasqquez, Nikki Wellman, Randy Baumgarte, Ray Schuck, Scott Noonan and Dan Vonderwell.

According to Alfred (Jack) Schimmoeller of Fort Jennings, the gun sitting in front of Fort Jennings Memorial Hall was ordered by American Legion Post 715 in July 1948. Schimmoeller said Ed Biedenharn, service officer at the time, ordered the M-5 anti-tank from Erie Ordinance Depot, LaCarne. The 5,000 pound gun was picked up by Herbert Wieging some time after Sept. 10, 1948.

Carole Wiechart and Eric Gasser, both fifth graders in Fort Jennings Elementary School, were chosen winner and runner-up in the final competition of the school’s civic oration contest. They received trophies and gold pins. Also receiving commemorative pins were four ranking finalists, Heather Odenweller, Kevin Good, Kristi Teman and Brian Schroeder.

50 Years Ago – 1963
Two members of Delphos chapter of Future Farmers of America have been selected to receive the State Farmer Degree, it was announced at the annual FFA banquet Tuesday night at St. John’s School. The State Farmer Degree is the highest degree the State FFA can confer, and it is given to only two percent of the membership of 12,000 in Ohio. To receive the degree are Charles Plikerd and William Stant.

The annual inspection of Crescent Temple No. 50, Pythian Sisters was held Tuesday evening in the K of P Hall on West Second Street. A social hour followed the meeting with a dessert luncheon being served at tables decorated with a spring motif. The April committee, consisting of Mrs. Leslie Peltier, Anna Point, Mrs. Paul Harter, Sr., and Mrs. Harold Heiss, was in charge of the lunch.

Forty-six members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary met in regular session Monday evening in the Eagles club rooms. Helen Vance, Dolores Hoffman and Edna Kortokrax gave reports on the zone conference held April 20 and 21 at Mansfield. Gloria Bayman received the door award at the Monday night session and special door awards went to Gertrude Fetzer, Naomi Allemeier and Mayme Vondran.

75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos Jefferson baseball team took the highly-touted Lima South stars into camp Friday afternoon in a game played at the Lima South field. By virtue of their 8 to 6 victory, Jefferson remains in undisputed first place in the Western Ohio High School League. “Dinger” Thompson, Jefferson south-paw hurler, was on the mound for the Red and White. He allowed eight hits during the seven innings.

The Delphos Eagles will meet Saturday night in adjourned session to pass upon candidates who will be initiated on Monday night in a local initiation. The class Monday night will be inducted into the organization in honor of Hugh D. Bickel who has been prominent in Eagles work in Delphos for a number of years.

An important social held for the members of the Agenda Class of the Methodist church and their guests was the annual dinner party given at the church Friday evening. During the serving of the dinner, a program of music was provided by Carleton Reed, an accomplished accordionist. Mrs. Howard Sadler, president of the class, offered remarks following the dinner.


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