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Monday, April 29, 2013 7:54 AM

One Year Ago

Members of the Delphos Area Simply Quilters Jeana Fisher of Delphos, Jody Brown of Van Wert, Sara Grone of Delphos and Donna Wannemacher of Lima sewed pillowcases together during the group’s Tuesday meeting. The quilters are making 300 of the pillow covers for the Mountain Marketplace Mission in Boliar, W.Va., through the Lima Interfaith Mission Project.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Patricia Neal, an employee of Acme Precision Automatics, helped clean the area on Elida Avenue where the former car wash is being torn down. Matt Krendl, owner of Acme, said the room is needed for the new business. The front lot will currently be used for parking, although Krendl said the company may use it for expansion in the fall.

Ryan Spring, Andy Hoffman, Adam Wiltsie and Jeremy Finn took first place with the aquarium they made for “Zoomania.” Sandy Talboom’s fourth grade made zoo animals in cages as part of a science project. After making the cages, the students wrote a report on their animals and make-believe stories using the animals as characters.

Andy Siefker was presented the traveling trophy by Everett Rader, master of ceremonies, for winning first place in Blackhoof District Pinewood Derby. This is the first time the trophy has gone to Delphos. Andy is a member of Cub Scout Pack 42, Den 2. Other Delphos participants were Brad Jettinghoff, Eric Kill and Aaron Osting.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Big Blue Jay, Dan Cramer retired 19 Bath Wildcats batters Friday night at Industry Park, Lima, and his St. John’s teammates drove in five runs in the top of the sixth to put a 10-4 Class AA sectional tourney win. At the plate the Blue Jays tagged Bath hurlers for 13 hits. Jerry Carder was 3-for-4 and Klaus and Lang were 2-for-four.

“Hey, Look Me Over,” a two-part production, the first a variety show and the second a minstrel, will be presented by the Columbus Grove Lions Club Monday and Tuesday nights. Local talents will be in the variety show, such as Najef, the Magician, Lowell Forbes; soloist Mrs. Ray Lusk; Columbus Grove Schools Boys Ensemble and many others.

“Trees and Flowers of the Bible,” was the topic presented by guest Mrs. Earl Crafts of Lima at a recent guest meeting of the Elida Garden Club. Guests were entertained at a noon luncheon at the House of Vogts in Delphos. Mrs. Richard Kieswetter, Mrs. Howard Leis, and Mrs. Norman Parrott served as hostesses for the luncheon.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A large number of Delphos people and those in this section of the state are taking advantage of the opportunity to visit one of the most modern and completely equipped dry cleaning plants in this section of the country. Myers Cleaners, 434 N. Main St., is holding open house inspection of their newly erected fur storage vault and their dry cleaning Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

A group of Delphos girls enjoyed a hobo hike under the leadership of Pauline Eversole, supervisor. Those who went on the hike were: Connie Rigdon, Caria Jean Judkins, Mildred Teman, Ruth Morris, Mildred Dukes, Maryetta Curry, Imogene Lindeman, Rozella Rigdon, Eleanor Moore, Helen Metzger, Treva Metcalfe, Margaret Arnold, Betty Davis and Leora Moore.

The Delphos Kiwanis Club entertained the members and coaches of the basketball squads of the two local high schools at the Beckman Hotel Tuesday night. Trophies by Dr. R. N. Stippich were presented to Richard Newton and to Arthur Grothouse. Delphos Coach Kurth said Newton had been further honored during the season by being selected as all-tournament forward at Shawnee. St. John’s Coach Schulte said that eight coaches of the nine teams played by St. John’s this year voted Grothouse as the most valuable player.


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