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One Year Ago

Volunteers made 137 fruit plates at St. Peter Lutheran Church on Wednesday for delivery to residents living in the Delphos City School District as part of the Delphos Community Christmas Project. Volunteers included Joan Weger, Kenny Looser, Bob Schmit and Al Schmit.


25 Years Ago – 1988

J. Russ Belt of Van Wert and formerly of Delphos has been honored by the Outstanding Young Men of America for the 1988 program. Also selected for the honor were Jeffery J. Klima of Ottoville and Timothy John Maag of Fort Jennings. The program recognizes the achievements and abilities of men, 21 to 36, for their civic and professional contributions to their communities, states and nation.

Margie Miller is a member of the Bluffton College women’s varsity and junior varsity basketball team. Miller, a 1988 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School, is the daughter of Donald and Dorothy Miller of Delphos. She plays guard and forward. Miller is majoring in elementary education.

Cub Scout 42 and Boy Scout Troop 5 collected more than 2,000 cans and boxes of food for distribution to the needy during the holiday season. Items were taken to the food bank sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Helping to stack items on the shelves were the Cub Scouts.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Byrne, North Jefferson Street, have graduated from the Virginia Farrell Academy at Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Byrne also has a professional degree in hair coloring. Mr. Byrne will specialize in professional hair shaping and balance control of hair. He will join his wife the first of January and will be the first male stylist to serve the Delphos community.

Joan Culp was elected president of the Past Matrons Association of Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star Thursday evening during a meeting of the group held in the Masonic Temple. Elected to serve with her during the coming year were Elva Daulbaugh, vice president; and Reba May, secretary-treasurer.

Guiding Hands League of the Child Conservation League met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. William Lloyd, with Mrs. Richard Kirkendall assisting. A short business session was conducted and Mrs. Ralph Craig gave the devotions. The remainder of the evening was spent playing cards with Mrs. Arthur Sheeter, Mrs. Charles Ashby and Mrs. Carl Mox receiving prizes.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The Delphos Jefferson cagers had little trouble in annexing two games Saturday night from Liberty, Hancock County. The games were played at Jefferson gymnasium and resulted in wins for both the varsity and reserves of the local school. The varsity won 37 to 28 and the reserves took their game 29 to 11. Dunlap dropped in a total of six fielders in 10 tries and Foster shot 11 times and scored five fielders.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall McGinnis, East Jackson Street, were hosts Sunday to the members of the Shantell Club and their husbands at the annual Christmas dinner party. Following dinner, pinochle was played. Mrs. Albert Hageman held high score of the club members, Mrs. Clifford Wilcox was second high and Mrs. Irwin Alguire, low.

Albert Karst was named president of the Landeck branch of the Catholic Knights of Ohio at a regular meeting of the group conducted Sunday afternoon in the Landeck C. K. of O. rooms. Others chosen were: Adolph Rahrig, vice president; Nicholas Gengler, recording secretary; Albert Luersman, treasurer; Joseph Heitz, trustee; and Harry Yochum, sentinel.


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