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Sunday, December 29, 2013 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

A breakfast was recently held by the seventh- and eighth-grade classes of the Fort Jennings St. Joseph Catholic Church. Proceeds from the breakfast were split between the NET team and the Fort Jennings Fire Department. A $525.25 check was presented to Firemen Jim Gerdeman and Nathan Meyer by students Vanessa Wallenhorst, Marissa Krietemeyer, Abby Von Sossan, Haley Wittler, Michael Fields and Sam Vetter. Dave Wieging was the winner of the 50/50 raffle.


25 Years Ago – 1988

The Experiment in International Living, a non-profit international education and citizen exchange organization, has a new representative, Mary Jo Sartorius, to serve the Delphos area. Sartorius will visit schools and communities around Delphos to make video presentations and answer questions about The Experiment’s Summer Abroad opportunities.

Fort Recovery downed Ottoville 53-49 Tuesday night in boys basketball at Fort Recovery. Terry Trenkamp of Ottoville led all scorers with 19 points. He also had 18 rebounds. Tony Grote added 14 points. The Big Green held a 34-30 rebounding edge. Ottoville, now 4-5, had 14 turnovers to Fort Recovery’s eight.

Scott Noonan, a senior at St. John’s High School, was honored recently by the Lima Exchange Club as the Outstanding Student of the Month. Noonan is the son of Tom and Linda Noonan of Delphos. He received a plaque from the Exchange Club and is eligible to compete for a cash scholarship with the other monthly winners from area schools.


50 Years Ago – 1963

John Wellman of Delphos was re-elected president of the German Mutual Insurance Company Friday at the annual policy holders meeting held at the Marion Township house. Other officers named were Albert Krietemeyer, Fort Jennings, vice president; Everett Buettner, treasurer; and Robert Schmit, general secretary.

Over 200 Delphos and area residents attended the Phi Delta Sorority holiday charity ball Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus club rooms. Music for the dance was furnished by Tommy Ross and his orchestra. Proceeds from the gala event go toward the sorority’s civic project of furnishing shoes and boots for school-age children of needy families in Delphos.

Columbus Grove won the championship decision over Pandora-Gilboa in the high school holiday tournament finals Saturday night at Bluffton College gym. In a thrill- packed squeaker, the Bulldogs edged past the Rockets 38-37 in overtime play. In overtime action Steve Baxter for Grove scored a foul shot and Mike Allen hit from the field to send Grove ahead 38-35. As the clock moved past the five-second mark, P-G’s Ed Diller sank a field goal to end the game at 38-37.


75 Years Ago – 1938

In preparation for the New Year’s Eve Ball, members of the CYO decoration committee, headed by Oliver Sever, met at St. John’s auditorium Wednesday evening in order to begin the decorating. Sever was assisted by his committee members, Paul Baumgarte and Laverne Kemper, as well as other members of the CYO.

A Christmas dinner-dance for the employees of the Lima division of the Lima Telephone and Telegraph Company was held Wednesday evening at the Barr Hotel in Lima. Present from the Delphos office were A. E. Davis, R. M. Wilkins, Mrs. Marshall McGinnis, Mrs. O. M. Arnold, Ladonna Lockhart, Marguerite Moenter and Agnes and Helen Boecker.

The members of the Charity Workers Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Carl Nolte for their annual holiday party. Mrs. C. A. Bergfeld received high honors in a game; Mrs. Nolte, second; Mrs. John A. Metzner, third; and Mrs. Frank Kavermann was consoled. In two weeks, Mayme Dolt will entertain the club at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. E. Moore, West Sixth Street.


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