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One Year Ago

Contestants will once again be competing for prize money in the sixth annual Ohio Has Talent! competition on Feb. 9 at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. Among the contestants will be Natalee Rose Patrick, 13, of Delphos, who is an eighth-grade student at Elida Middle School; and Emma Wurst, a 16-year-old sophomore at Jefferson High School.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Sunrise Sunset Ohio Child Conservation League recently met in the home of Dolores Shumaker with Regina McClure as co-hostess. Members discussed the spring conference to be held April 1. A party for the husbands is planned for Jan. 20. The goodie raffle prize was donated by Edith Wieging and won by Becky Wiechart. The next meeting will be held Feb. 9 in the home of June Gable.

First-place winners in the Delphos Jaycees’ tri-skills basketball contest will advance to state competition March 4 in Ottawa. Winners were Jason Cross, Matt Hoffman, Mike Martz, Aaron Elwer, and Andy Miller. Second place winners were Ryan Spieles, Bruce Sneary, Doug Geary, Joel Will and Jace Metzner. Third place winners were Jason Fischer, Jason Hesseling, Phil Schurger, Greg Grothous, and Steve Trentman.

Melanie Miller scored 27 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Ottoville girls to a 60-40 win over Tinora. Cheryl Klima and Darla Taylor added nine and eight points for Ottoville. Marie Ruen had 11 rebounds. With the win Ottoville improved to 7-5.

50 Years Ago – 1964

The Delphos Police Department began an organized course of instruction Thursday night to aid in the improvement of law enforcement service and effectiveness. Through the efforts of Police Chief N. W. Grewe, Lt. Ronald G. Cook of the Lima Police Department has been obtained to give 40 hours of instruction to local and area law enforcement officers. In addition to 10 local officers, four members of the Van Wert Police Department and one members of the Fort Shawnee Police Department are taking the course.

Court Delphos No. 707, Catholic Daughters of America will hold its annual library benefit card party Jan. 28 at the Knights of Columbus clubrooms on Elida Avenue. Proceeds from the benefit affair will, as in past years, be used to purchase books for both the Delphos Public Library and St. John’s School library.

Guiding Hands League of the Child Conservation League met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Keith Kiggins. Mrs. William Hinton gave the devotions. A panel consisting of Mrs. Carl Mox, chairman, Mrs. Clifford Rahrig and Mrs. Arthur Sheeter, presented “Children and TV Programs.”

75 Years Ago – 1939

Milk and wafers will be distributed to children in the schools of Delphos starting Wednesday morning. All children found to be underweight during the annual examinations conducted by the Red Cross will be given milk. The funds for purchasing the milk were secured through a drive conducted by the American Legion Auxiliary under the auspices of the Red Cross.

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Wagner of Delphos, received word Tuesday morning that their daughter, Mary Lou born on Jan. 1, was the first baby born in Van Wert County in 1939. The merchants of Van Wert County have provided a large number of awards for the baby and the parents.

The Tourist Club convened Monday evening at the home of Mrs. John Horine, West Fourth Street. Eva Holmes gave the lesson, “Greenwood Hat” by Barrie. A review of Maughm’s “Summing Up” was presented by Ethel Hart. Mrs. John Horine read the discussion on Coward’s “Present Indicative” prepared by Mrs. Charles Horine.


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