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One Year Ago

Cub Scout Pack 42 recently held the 2012 Raingutter Regatta. Thirty-seven Scouts participated. All scouts raced with their own den and the first-place winners went head to head for the overall winner. Overall winners were Mark Stemen, Best Design; and Daniel Myers, first place.

25 Years Ago – 1988

St. John’s High School students presented a check for $1,000 to Edna Fischer, chairman of Delphos Community Christmas Project. Making the presentation were Annette Kaverman, president of Future Teachers of America; Clint Gable and Mike Kroeger, Student Council representatives; Anne Hohman, National Honor Society president; and Joy Odenweller, Mission Society president.

Mary H. Agness, president and her son, Bill Agness, vice president of MariStan Company, Spencerville, were winners of The Delphos Herald’s sixth annual Christmas fruit and food basket give-away. Past winners include Don Hohenbrink of Hohenbrink Construction; Tim Heiing of Vantasy Conversions; Larry Rode of Quarteroak Woodworking; Nub Grothause of Mid-Ohio Chemical; and Jane Looser of Trustcorp Bank.

Ottoville outscored Perry 22-1 at the free throw line and collected a 73-64 win Saturday night at Ottoville. The Big Green connected on 22 of 37 for 59 percent. Terry Trenkamp led Ottoville with 22 points. Tony Grote added 16 and Greg Kortokrax, 13. The Big Green dominated the boards 41-27. Todd Hoersten led Ottoville with 12 rebounds.

50 Years Ago – 1963

Officers for the coming year were elected at the Christmas party and meeting of Delphos chapter of Young Farmers Association Tuesday night in the vocational-agricultural room at Jefferson High School. Named to head the organization was Robert Etzkorn. Other officers elected were Donald Hempfling, vice president; Kenneth Hempfling, secretary; George Schwinnen, treasurer; and Urban Shumaker, reporter.

Mrs. Edward McKean welcomed the members of the Modern Mothers Chapter of the Child Conservation League to her home on North Main Street Tuesday evening. An explanation of Hanukkah, the Jewish feast of lights, was given by Mrs. Robert Shenk. Mrs. John Rostorfer reported that she and Mrs. Robert Obermeyer had delivered the Christmas gifts for foster children to the Child Welfare Board.

Due to the outstanding success of last year’s Charity Ball, members of Phi Delta Sorority have decided not to conduct their annual Patrons Fund drive this year. Phi Delta holds its benefit ball each year during the holiday season with funds derived from the dance being used for the group’s long-time project of purchasing shoes and boots for children of needy families in Delphos.

75 Years Ago – 1938

Superintendent E. W. Bell, of the Delphos public schools, has received a letter from the National Education Association, of Washington, D.C., complimenting the local schools on the fact that all of the teachers of the first six grades of the local schools are enrolled 100 percent in the association for the new year. There are 14 teachers in the first six grades in the public schools.

Specimens of the art handicraft done by the students of the seventh and eighth grades in St. John’s portable building are on display on the main floor of the Delphos Public Library. The exhibit includes crepe twist work, tie racks, gift boxes, napkin rings, Japanese autograph books and clay bowls with colored Indian designs.

Preliminary plans for the organization of a discussion club in the local council of the Knights of Columbus were made at a regular meeting of the council held in the K. of C. rooms Monday evening. John A. Metzner, chairman of the activity committee of the council, announced that a subject for discussion will be selected at the next regular council meeting scheduled for Jan. 9.


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