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Friday, December 27, 2013 9:01 PM

One Year Ago

The undefeated Lady Green of Ottoville traveled to Ada Thursday night for a showdown with the Lady Bulldogs. The Bulldogs played the Lady Green tough early but the depth of the Lady Green took over in a convincing 58-32 non-league win.


25 Years Ago – 1988

Area residents recently attended a barn mass at the Norbert Renner farm, Acadia Road, Landeck. Phyllis Edelbrock spoke about the experience and her feelings about the event. “Thanks to David Stearns and Art Rode for music, and to Ruthie Hammons for her dedication in strengthening the faith in our parish, to the children who played roles in the Nativity scene, and Helen and Norbert Renner and their family.”

The 1988 WDOH-Pizza Hut Holiday Tournament kicked off Tuesday evening at Jefferson Middle School with semi-final action between the Bluffton Pirates and the Parkway Panthers in the first game and the Lima Temple Christian Pioneers against the host Jefferson Wildcats in the nightcap. Of the two games, none was more of a surprise than the Jefferson-Temple contest which saw the Wildcats place a stunning 57-46 setback on the Pioneers which entered the contest undefeated at 8-0.

Taking part in the live nativity Christmas Eve on the lawn of St. John’s Church were Mike Wannemacher holding a lamb, Scott Hellman as Joseph, Steven Wannemacher as baby Jesus, M. Kroeger as Mary and Doug Homan, a shepherd. Sponsoring the nativity were Louis Hohman and Dave Wannemacher, advisors for the Rev. John Otto Bredeick Circle 3329 of Delphos Columbian Squires.


50 Years Ago – 1963

Committee spokesman for the Delphos Country Club teenage holiday dance to be held Saturday evening at the Knights of Columbus club rooms has stated that some reservations are still available and can be made by contacting either Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dickman or Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wulfhorst.

Ottoville’s Big Green came roaring back in the fourth period to outscore the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats 32-20 and post an 87-79 victory. For the Wildcats, Gordie Vogt, with 22 points, was top man on the totem pole, and Kenny Jackson with 19 and Monte Druckemiller with 15 were right behind him.

St. Theresa Troop of Juniorettes met recently at the home of Patricia Wellman at which time the girls reported on their card sales. The remainder of the meeting was spent working on their current projects, candles. The troop will hold its holiday party Dec. 30 at St. John’s School. The Jan. 9 meeting will be held at the home of Mary Ann Hedrick.


75 Years Ago – 1938

The proposed Miami-Erie Canal fill-in project is still very much at a standstill according to a report made by John Lehmkuhle, president of council, at the council meeting Tuesday night. The proposed project has been under consideration for a number of months and a number of surveys have been completed by state highway officials, but no definite approval has ever been given for start of the work.

Pursuant to the established custom of more than 30 years, state officers and district deputies of the Knights of Columbus have presented to State Deputy Ray McKowen of Delphos a token of appreciation in recognition of his service contributed to the cause of Columbianism during the time he has been the Chief Executive of the Order of the State. For his enjoyment he can be entertained with a radio equipped with transcontinental automatic tip-touch turning.

A meeting of representatives of Eagle aeries in the 17th District will be held Wednesday night to map plans for local initiations to be held on Jan. 22. The Gross Family Orchestra will provide the music for the round and square dancing at the New Year’s Eve party to be held Saturday night. The Family Night party for January will be held on Jan. 18.


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