|It Was News Then|
|Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:57 AM|
One Year Ago
Dozens from the special needs community will enjoy swimming in the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool on Wednesday during the Families United Open Swim. Families United has formed to make sure those with special needs can “live life beyond expectations.”
25 Years ago – 1988
Six Putnam County youths attended the Farm Bureau Youth Citizenship Camp at Bluffton College. Attending from Putnam County were Renee Rader, Eric Kreinbrink, Renee Kreinbrink, Laura Siefker, Leah Schroeder and Sandra Gerten. The camp provides young people with a working knowledge of the democratic procedure used in developing policy of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the operation of a cooperative.
William Mullenhour of rural Delphos has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Transportation for building a machine referred to as a mechanical “mule.” Mullenhour, a six-year veteran welder at the highway department’s District One garage in Lima, with some assistance from equipment maintenance superintendent Bill Mack, built the mule entirely from parts salvaged from various scrapped ODOT vehicles and other material.
Grover Hill will host its first annual “Summerfest” Saturday and Sunday in Welcome Park. Highlighting the first day is a parade through town with the senior citizen king and queen as grand marshals. Other special attractions include a horseshoe tournament, pie-baking contest, volleyball tournament, greased pig contest and a flea market.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Members of the Past Presidents Parley of the American Legion Auxiliary held a meeting and potluck supper Monday evening in the post club rooms on State Street. Following supper a short business session was conducted and the remainder of the evening was spent socially. Games and contests were played with Ellen Rekart, Bertha Schmelzer and Dorothy Foster winners.
Winners in the National Baton Twirling Class C closed contest held last Friday, have been announced as follows: Junior Miss Majorette, Sandy Stallkamp; personality award, Jeannie Odenweller; time toss, Diana Van Meter; and aerial, Cindy Kill.
Jacob P. Smith Post, No. 3740, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary at Ottoville, met for a business and social session this past week in the post club rooms. District Two president, Sophia Brinkman of Delphos, was in attendance and presented the auxiliary with three citations merited during the past year.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Plans are being completed for the formal opening of the Buckeye Restaurant which will be located in the north room of the Herrick building on North Main Street. The restaurant is owned and operated by Ray Mink of Napoleon. The formal opening will be held on Aug. 6, according to present plans. The restaurant will sell dinners and short orders and will also have bottle and draught beer.
The H. W. Madison Company’s pickle receiving station here is a busy place at the present time, according to Ben Weaver, field manager for this territory. Receiving stations are operated at Grover Hill, Oakwood, Continental, Kalida, Rimer and Elida. Pickles received at these stations are trucked to Delphos to be stored. The company maintains the only salting point in this territory at Delphos.
Delphos and Spencerville young people joined Thursday in a play day held at Waterworks Park. The first event was a softball game between Spencerville and Delphos. Delphos won by a score of 11 to 4. The Delphos girls played the Spencerville girls a game of kick ball. Those from Delphos who played were: Truesdale, Enice, Fair, Best, Mericle, Irick, Tegenkamp, Beckman, P. Schwinnen and N. Schwinnen. The score was Delphos 21, Spencerville 6.