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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:57 AM

One Year Ago


Venedocia Lions Club member Jerry Koenig was recently honored with the 2011-12 Lion of the Year Award in Zone 4 for Lions District 13-A. There are seven zones included in the district and one lion is recognized annually in each zone for their hard work and dedication. Lion Koenig serves as the club secretary and the sausage trailer chair and is a 30-year member of the club.


25 Years Ago – 1988


The Los Angeles Dodgers should be an inspiration to the whole world, Manager Tom Lasorda said after his unlikely heroes demolished the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics to stun the baseball world with an easy 4-games-to-1 victory in the 1988 World Series. The powerful Athletics won 104 games in the regular season, best in the major leagues, and led the majors in home run.


Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Sorority recently met in the home of Reba May. President Doris Dienstberger conducted the meeting. Three members attended the fall board meeting in Van Wert and reports were given from national committees. Refreshments were served by the hostess, assisted by Jo Williams. Next chapter meeting will be hosted by Janice Sherrick.


Delphos Jaycees celebrated its 40th anniversary with a dinner and dance at the Firemen’s Clubhouse. A slide presentation of the past 40 years was shown. Ron Kimmet was presented with a Jaycee International Senatorship award, which is the highest individual award a Jaycee can receive.


50 Years Ago – 1963


Viola J. Auer of Lima, former Delphos resident, is one of a group of 13 who left Lima Friday on a world tour. The itinerary includes stops in Alaska, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Italy and ending in Copenhagen. Miss Auer plans to go to Norway to visit her nephew, SSgt. Donald Granger, who is stationed at the NATO air base there. Granger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Med Granger of Delphos.


Three were pledged to Phi Delta Sorority Monday evening during the sorority’s annual pledge tea held at the home of Mrs. James Mesker on South Clay Street. New pledges are Mrs. Thomas Lange, Mrs. Robert Fischer and Bonnie Nesbitt. During a short business meeting plans were begun for the sorority’s annual Christmas charity ball, which will be held on Dec. 28.


Mrs. Charles H. Myers was hostess to the members of the Ella Huber Delphian Study Club Monday evening in her home east of Delphos. Rubene Shaffer was in charge of the evening’s program and reviewed the book, “A Bridge for Passing,” by Pearl S. Buck. The club will meet again Nov. 4 at the home of Mrs. George Helmkamp, North Bredeick Street.


75 Years Ago – 1938


Arrangements for a Thanksgiving Dance were discussed Friday morning at the second monthly meeting of the St. John Mission Unit held in the high school assembly. Gerald Will, president of the unit, was in charge. The dance will be given in the school auditorium on Nov. 20. The proceeds are to be placed in the building fund of the parish. Monica Williams has been named general chairman of the dance.


A record attendance is expected Monday night when the members of Delphos Aerie of Eagles meet for their regular session. There will be two professional wrestling matches. Chick Wheatly of Louisville, Ky., will meet Gil Lautzenheiser of Lima, and Smiley Kaiser of Flint, Mi., will battle Tommy Thomas of Sidney.


Mrs. Robert J. Porter, Sr., was hostess Thursday evening when the members of the Stitch-a-Wee Club met at her home for a Halloween party. The honors for costuming went to Mrs. Lloyd Foley while Mrs. David Geise received the door award. Bridge was played with Mrs. C. F. Miller holding high bridge score and Mrs. Herman Ranschart, second.


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