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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:11 AM

One Year Ago

Fort Jennings Elementary School’s Red Ribbon Week themed “Life is Made up of Choices; Choose Wisely” kicked off Monday and will run through Sunday. Students are encouraged to participate in the week-long campaign with special-themed days.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Ottoville native Arthur G. Miller, now of Ocala, Fla., will appear in the CBS television movie, “Pancho Barnes on Oct. 25. Miller, who flew an antique airplane from Florida to Texas for the filming June through August in Texas, has several small parts in various scenes. Miller, who has been flying planes since 1964, was hired as a mechanic for the 10 to 12 antique planes used in the movie.

Twenty-four members attended the recent Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia potluck dinner hosted by the Yellow Jackets, the losing team. Kathleen Zimmerman’s name was drawn for the pot of gold but she was not present. A turkey party is planned Nov. 6 in the church basement for members, spouses or guests. Members are asked to contact Velma Wehri or Lena Miller for reservations.

In a ballgame that featured two of the well-known football powers in Division V football, Jefferson took advantage of a pair of Allen East Mustang turnovers and turned them into a pair of scores, one each in the second and third quarters, and then held on for their eighth win of the season against no losses.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Secretary of State Ted Brown has granted articles of incorporation to a charitable foundation organized as a greater Delphos community project. Arnold G. Dienstberger, in memory of his late wife and himself, has agreed to establish an endowment for the primary objects of the foundation by means of an irrevocable trust with a substantial amount of money.

Ottoville’s Miss and Master Chapter of the Child Conservation League held its October meeting in the home of Mrs. Richard Wurst with Mrs. William Horstman, Jr., and Mrs. H. H. Koester as hostesses. Mrs. Jack Devitt conducted the business session. The next meeting will be Ladies Night Out with members attending a cooking demonstration at the Ohio Power Company office in Delphos.

Rebecca Circle of Trinity Methodist Church met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Roger Briggs with 17 members and one guest, Margaret Mericle, present. Mrs. Don May gave a report on Wesley Foundations and Mrs. Charles was in charge of the program. Mrs. Gary Brents read a poem and led the group in prayer.


75 Years Ago – 1938

A mass evacuation of Hankow China was started Saturday as the Japanese, following up their occupation of Canton, reached a point within 30 miles of the emergency capital. Sir A. Clarke Kerr, British ambassador to China, was expected to go to Chungking and confer with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek on the possibilities of British-German mediation.

A change has been made in the arrangements for the Democratic rally which will be staged in Delphos on Oct. 27. The rally will start with a dinner to be served at the Presbyterian Church. Because of the limited space at the dining room at the church, those planning to attend the dinner must have their tickets in advance. Tickets are being sold by Syl Baumgarte, Dr. F. A. Young, King and Stallkamp Drug Store and Fred Geier.

The members of the Junior W.B.A. organization enjoyed a wiener roast and marshmallow toast Friday in the Suever woods, south of Delphos. Mrs. Frank Kriscamp, a member of the W.B.A. Lodge, was in charge and assisted by Mrs. George Wallen. The honors in the contests were awarded Joan Wallen and Mona Lou Bardo.


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