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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:43 AM

One Year Ago


The historic St. John the Baptist Church in Glandorf has withstood the test of time, making itself a pillar of the community. The neo-Gothic structure still draws attention today. It contains art by great German-American artists. The wooden pulpit was carved by The Schroeder Brothers of Cincinnati. The 12 apostles were painted by Johann Schmitt on the church vault. Stained glass windows were designed by the Munich Mayer Company.


25 Years Ago – 1988


Members of the auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 Wednesday presented an American flag and an Ohio flag to Lincolnway Home. Taking part in the presentation were Ruth Bigelow, auxiliary Americanism chairman; Nancy Franton, superintendent of the home; Clarence McNall, Lincolnway resident, veteran and person who takes care of the flag; and Denelda Brokamp, president of the auxiliary.


Fund-raisers, prayers and a lot of hard work made the dream of Delphos Junior Catholic Daughters of America come true, according to high school JCDA leader Phud Calvelage. Calvelage, assisted by Tina Mills, organized and planned a trip to New York City for the girls. Participating in the trip were Jill Birkemeier, Gina Calvelage, Elaine Erb, Joy Odenweller, Jenny Ulm, Kris Weber, Becky Schwinnen, Anne Hohlman and Traci Illyes, a guest.


This is the 22nd year that anxiety and anticipation have mounted in the garage workshop at the Ron Strayer residence on Dutch Hollow Road, Elida, prior to the annual Lima Soap Box Derby. Strayer has supervised the family’s Soap Box Derby racing tradition in each of the 22 years. This year’s race participant is Jayson Foust, son of Lindsey and Becky Foust of Delphos and Strayer’s nephew.


50 Years Ago – 1963


Sunday will be annual rcognition day for golden age members of Delphos Evangelical United Brethren Church, according to Rev. Walter Marks, pastor. Program is being arranged by Lloyd Guthrie, chairman, Mrs. Louis Murray, Mrs. Gary Truesdale, Mrs. Nick Bardo and William Mullenhour.


Our Lady of Guadalupe 4-H Club held its seventh meeting recently with 16 members present. Demonstrations on how to make different types of stitches were given by Jo Ann Kramer, Jean Van Oss, Helen Will and Janet Grothouse. The adviser checked the project books and the girls voted to bring old clothing or other articles for the Goodwill Industry to the next meeting.


Delphos teenage girls softball team elected officers at a meeting last night. Pam Clark was named president and Sue Korb secretary. The first game is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stadium Park with Gomer furnishing the opposition. Virginia Thatcher is girls recreation director.


75 Years Ago – 1938


A record attendance is being expected for the annual Eagles picnic which will be held on Sunday at Fisher’s Grove, south of Delphos. The Delphos Eagles band will play a concert in the afternoon. Special entertainment will be provided by Edward’s Indian Village Entertainers. Contests will be held for the kiddies in attendance.


A regular meeting of Commemorative Post, American Legion, was held Thursday night at their hall. Guests of the post at that time were Dale Van Meter and Gerald Will who represented the Delphos post at the Buckeye Boys State at Columbus this year. Both boys gave interesting accounts of their experience while members of the State.


Twenty-five members and five guests were in attendance at the Morris Chapel Epworth League party held at the home of Ruth Baxter. Zoe Long and Joseph Hurley were awarded the honors in the contest. A luncheon was served. The following were the hostesses: Melba, Arlene and Norma Jean Leist and Ruth Baxter.


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