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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:29 PM

One Year Ago

Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda. All the right elements for a sweet World Series sweep for the San Francisco Giants. Nearly knocked out in the playoffs time and time again and finally pressed by the Detroit Tigers in Game 4, Pablo Sandoval and the Giants clinched their second title in three seasons Sunday night.



25 Years Ago – 1988


Dr. Tom Morris has donated the program “Mentors – The Power of Example” to Delphos schools to help young people say no to drugs and alcohol. The “Mentors” program includes a film featuring sports and entertainment stars who openly and honestly discuss how they had the same pressures and problems when they were growing up and how they dealt with them without turning to drugs and/or alcohol.

The streak, 49 consecutive regular-season games won in a row by the Jefferson Wildcats, is over. The Paulding Panthers won a game by the score of 13-0 back in 1983. Five years later on a chilly Friday night, the Panthers did it again. This time is was 17-0. Leading rusher for Jefferson was Rick Dienstberger with 38 yards on 10 carries.

Kim M. Hiett, daughter of Tom and Janet Hiett of Spencerville and a senior at Findlay College, is serving a field placement experience in social work with the Betty Jane Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Tiffin. She is a 1985 graduate of St. John’s High School.


50 Years Ago – 1963

The “Little Hoover Commission” today recommended abandonment of 28 miles of Miami and Erie Canal land between St. Marys and Delphos, according to United Press International, and local reaction to the proposal was sharply critical of the recommendation. Two Delphos industries, Delphos Bending Company and Delphos Soya Products Company, make use of the canal.

Eight members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church and two guests, Gladys Sellers and Rose Garber, were present at a meeting held Tuesday evening in the home of Cora Weaver, Suthoff Street. Dorothy Miller, president, presided. The meeting was opened with a song, followed by a prayer offered by Martha Stockton. After a business session, Emma Gould gave the closing prayer and a luncheon was served.

The women’s auxiliary to the Jacob P. Smith Post, No. 3740 Veterans of Foreign Wars at Ottoville, held a business session and social party this week in the post club rooms. Birthday gifts were presented to Veronica Fischbach and Ethel Perrin and the attendance prize went to Henrietta King. Following the meeting, cards were played with prizes going to Salome Bendele, Hilda Pittner, Louise Miller and Madonna Reinemeyer.


75 Years Ago – 1938

Coach Dick Trame is making good progress in rounding the St. John’s High School basketball team into shape and the prospects are good for a winning team. Ten players have been selected for the first team. These are: Howard Ditto, Arthur Grothouse, Richard Klausing, Leroy Huysman, Paul Vonderembse, Robert Wiechart, William Rekart, Ed. Clark, James Clark and Harold Lisk.

Mrs. Ralph Mericle, East Fifth Street, corresponding secretary of the Lima district, and Mrs. W. B. Evenbeck, Spencerville, Lima treasurer, were in attendance at the Ohio Conference meeting of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church held in Toledo Oct. 27-28. Mrs. George F. Snyder, Grover Hill, and Mrs. Ed. Recker, Delphos, accompanied them to Toledo to visit with friends.

The passing attack of the Elida High School gridders proved too much for the Delphos Jefferson aggregation Friday afternoon at Elida and the Red and White went down to defeat by a score of 19 to 6. Jefferson played without the service of Don Foster, captain and triple threat man, and Gerdeman substituted for him in the backfield.

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