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Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:31 PM

One Year Ago

Two local blood drive volunteers have decided to retire from the American Red Cross. Elda Calvelage, who put in 23 years, and Pat Patton, who served 45, will be missed at future blood drives. Patton started working blood drives at the American Legion in the early 1960s.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3035 presented Delphos Senior Citizens Center with a new flag. Participating in the presentation were Denalda Brokamp, auxiliary president; Ruth Bigelow, Americanism chairman; Mildred Rozelle and Don Carder, members of the center’s board of directors; and Lucille Carder.

St. John’s placed two football players on the all-Midwest Athletic Conference first team and had five second-team selections. Junior running back Scott Schulte was named to the first-team offense. Junior Pat McGue was a first-team defensive back. Named to the second-team offense were senior end Kevin Wrasman, senior guard Chad Martin and junior guard Nate Wannemacher. On the second-team defense were Wrasman at end and Schulte at linebacker.

Thomas N. Lause has been named Texarkana, Texas, plant controller by the Cooper Tire Company. Lause joined the company in 1982 as a plant accountant in the cost analysis and the budget department, where, until his move to Texarkana, he is currently a budget analyst. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Lause of Delphos and a graduate of Fort Jennings High School.


50 Years Ago – 1963

The women’s Auxiliary to Jacob P. Smith Post No. 3740 Veterans of Foreign Wars at Ottoville met this week for a business session with 18 members present. Dorothy Fuerst received the attendance award. The next meeting, Nov. 26, will be a combined business and social event. Members of the committee to serve are Coletta Bigelow, Frances Horstman, Christine Fleming, Louise Ann Miller, Henrietta Landin, Mary Gasser, Sylvia Horstman, Christine Miller and Evelyn Wannemacher.

The Lincolnview Lancers, in a tightly-fought contest Friday night, edged the Fort Jennings Musketeers 67-61. The difference was largely the way the Lancers worked the ball in to Dave Overholt, who scored repeatedly from under the bucket, for 20 points to be high man in the game.

The November meeting of the Pilgrim Booster class of the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday School was held at the parsonage this week. Harriette McClung offered grace for the supper prepared by those present. Gail Strayer, president, conducted the business. Mary Purdy read Psalm 122.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The Dramatic Club of Jennings Township will present a three-act comedy entitled “Wild Ginger” at St. John’s auditorium in Landeck Wednesday evening under the sponsorship of the Landeck branch of the Catholic Knights of Ohio. In the cast are the following: Layton Jenkins, Roland Evans, Ed. Williams, Irvin Jones, Howard Richards, Thomas Morgan, Bess Morgan, Edith Richards, Minnie Jones, Alma Williams and Elizabeth Jenkins.

Twelve members of the Ella Huber Delphian chapter and one guest, Mrs. John Metzger, were present at the regular chapter meeting held Monday evening at the home of Margaret Minnig, East Seventh Street. Each person read one of Robert Burns’ poems and commented on the respective poem.

Five candidates were initiated on Monday night at a regular meeting of Delphos Aerie. The Family Night Party for Eagles and their families will be held Wednesday night. The Gross Family Orchestra will provide music for round and square dancing. A number of Delphos aerie will go to Ottawa Thursday night to attend an athletic show being sponsored by that post. Clarence Hoelderle of Delphos will referee the wrestling matches.


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