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Monday, June 17, 2013 4:06 PM


?One Year Ago

The annual convention of the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firefighters wrapped up Saturday evening with more than 570 guest firefighters leaving Delphos. Ottoville Volunteer Fire Department was chosen to host the 2013 event. Former Delphos Fire Chief Wayne Suever was the parade marshal at Saturday’s parade.

25 Years Ago – 1988

Ten Tri-County residents were among 40 students who received bachelor’s degrees in elementary education from Ohio State-Lima during the 1987-88 academic years. Receiving degrees were Karen Grothouse, Darlene Berres and Jacqueline Martin, all of Delphos, Colleen Finn and Marcee Graymire, both of Elida, Jane Cummings, Spencerville, Beth Brown and Blyth Wurth, both of Columbus Grove, Perry Landin, Fort Jennings, and Mary Jo Knott, Ottoville.

Tables were decorated in a Flag Day theme when the Women’s Fellowship met for a luncheon in the social rooms of the Ottawa River Church. An afternoon program followed when President Marie Myers greeted members with a quotation from Modern Maturity. Lucille (Reynolds) Shellhous reported on Dinah, daughter of Jacob, as part of the Women of the Bible series.

The Chad Stalb Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ottoville High School senior Diane K. Herman by Bob and Jackie Urton of Ottoville. This is the third year for the $500 scholarship to be awarded in memory of the Urtons’ son. Diane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Herman of Fort Jennings.

50 Years Ago – 1963

Fort Amanda Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its annual Flag Day Picnic in Converse at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Burnett, June 16 with Mrs. Arthur Mosier as hostess. After dinner a business meeting was held and the following program presented: devotions by Sarah Whyman; flag ritual led by Mrs. Mosier; and “The DAR and You” by Amanda Thomas, state regent of Ohio.

A 1 p.m. luncheon at the Delphos Country Club Monday marked the 15th anniversary of the Green Thumb Garden Club. The Green Thumb Garden Club was organized March 2, 1943 at the Delphos Public Library with 31 members. Charter members still belonging to the club are Mrs. Paul Birkmeier, Mrs. Henry Fettig and Mrs. Leslie Peltier with Mrs. Clarence Marsh and Mrs. Harry Mill as associate members.

Preliminary plans have been announced for the second annual Fourth of July celebration to be held in Middle Point this year. The day will began with a baseball game between two Acme League teams, the Lincolnview Lancers and the Van Wert Cougars. This will be followed by various contests and game, featuring a greased pole climbing contest as well as a greased pig catching contest. The day will be climaxed with a fireworks display.

75 Years Ago – 1938

The third annual Tri-County Beekeepers’ field meet will be held at the Walnut Grove bee yards, opposite Walnut Grove Cemetery on Route 30-S on June 26. The program will get under way at 12:30 p.m. with an address of welcome by Robert Porter, Sr., president of the Tri-County Beekeepers Association. A number of prominent state and national beekeepers and authorities on bees will be in attendance at the meeting and will appear on the program.

The Delphos All-Star Juniors defeated Ohio City All-Stars in a game of softball played Thursday afternoon at the Waterworks Park. The score was 2 to 0. Seymour pitched one-hit ball for the Delphos team behind the fine support of his teammates. Eversole was in the receiving station.

A number of Delphos young people will go to Celina June 23 to attend a Play Day which is being sponsored by the Celina Lions Club. Those who care to go are urged to notify Pauline Eversole or Russell Judkins, recreational supervisors under the WPA in Delphos. The team play competition will be softball, croquet, ping pong, paddle tennis, tennis, hit-pin and hit-ball.



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