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Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:18 PM

One Year Ago

The annual Angel Tree displays are decorated and illuminating the names of local boys and girls, as well as families who will be short on Christmas spirit this year. Christmas Project Coordinator Edna Fischer is calling on this “City of Angels” to help by visiting an Angel Tree, selecting a ticket and purchasing the items detailed on the ticket and returning the gifts to one of the local financial institutions by Dec. 1.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Junior Scott Schulte went over 1,000 yards rushing and scored twice and the St. John’s defense held Coldwater to 45 total yards as the Blue Jays wrapped up a winning season under first-year Coach Vic Whiting with a 22-0 victory Friday night at Coldwater. With the 6-4 season, the Blue Jays recorded their first winning campaign since 1983.

Delphos Chapter Catholic Ladies of Columbia recently met for a meeting and election of new officers. Officers elected were: President Mary Topp, vice president Martha Ardner, recording secretary Bertha Smelzer, financial secretary Gertie Patton, treasurer Dorothy Deffenbaugh, monitor Theresa Alspaugh, inner guard Dottie Grothause and trustees Edna Kortokrax, Darlene Pohlman and Mary Hughes.

Despite all the mud and all the rain, Jefferson ended their highly successful 1988 football season with a 22-14 win over Northwest Conference rival Spencerville. But it took a strong third quarter by the ‘Cats to pull out the win after slipping to a 7-6 halftime deficit. The Wildcats, meanwhile, were led by the duo of Rick Dienstberger and Jeff Poling.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Philomena Reinemeyer was re-elected president of the Delphos Catholic Ladies of Columbia Tuesday evening during a meeting of the organization held in the Knights of Columbus club rooms. It was decided to hold a social Nov. 19. Cards were played following the meeting with the prizes in 500 going to Axie Gladen and Madonna Reinemeyer. In pinochle, prizes were awarded to Amilda Pohlman and Elizabeth Schwinnen.

A total of 700 Delphos residents consumed approximately 3,500 pancakes during the annual Lions Club pancake day held at the Franklin School on Saturday. Lions Club members said this was the biggest and best pancake day to date. Proceeds from the event will be used for the club’s Sight Conservation Program.

The Tourists met Monday in the home of Eva Holmes, Lima Avenue, who was also in charge of the evening’s program. Holmes reviewed the book “The Living Reed,” by Pearl Buck. The Tourists will meet again Nov. 18 at the home of Henrietta Eysenbach, East Fifth Street.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The Jefferson High School football team ended the 1938 season with a tie Saturday morning at the Lima South High stadium. They battled the Lima South Reserves to a 6-6 tie. With Dunlap in the line at tackle, the forward wall showed up the best of the entire season. In the backfield, Miller, Foster, Van Meter and Fuller played the entire game.

A regular meeting of the Faith Hope Class of the United Brethren Church was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Scott, west of this city, Friday evening. The meeting was opened with a hymn and prayer led by Mrs. Harold Wade. Plans were made to hold the next session with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kriscamp on Dec. 16.

A large number of Delphos Eagles will go to Lima Sunday afternoon to participate in a district initiation which will be held there. A regular meeting of Delphos Aerie will be held Monday night. Plans will be made for the local initiation which will be staged Nov. 14. The 40th anniversary membership drive is progressing nicely and the four teams are working hard to sign the most applications.


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