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Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:00 PM

One Year Ago

The Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362, in conjunction with the Ohio State Knights of Columbus, recently awarded the $1,000 “Christopher Fund Scholarship” for the 2012-13 school year to St. John’s High School senior Jessica Recker. Recker, the daughter of Fred and Teresa Recker, currently carries a GPA of 4.0 and ranks first in a class of 75.


25 Years Ago – 1989

It wasn’t easy! It wasn’t always pretty but St. John’s hung on to grab a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference crown with a 59-53 victory Friday night over their hosts, the Parkway Panthers. Leading the way for the Blue Jays in scoring was Steve Jettinghoff with 22 points. Scott Suever added 13 and Curt Mager 11.

Farm Fair ’89 chairman Dan Kimmet of Delphos and co-chairman Duane Metzger, Elida, showed some of the door prizes that will be available at the farm show at the Lima Mall. The show presented by the Elida Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives features 75 exhibits and free entertainment. Exhibits will be presented by window companies, fertilizer firms and farm equipment, farm communications equipment, seed and tile dealers.

The Jefferson Wildcats, behind a combined 38 points from Jon Boggs (16 points), Chris Renner (12 points), and Mark Youngpeter (10 points), soundly defeated an Ada Bulldog squad on Ada’s homecourt by a 59-46 count on a bitterly cold Friday night. For the evening, Jefferson shot an outstanding 59 percent from the field on 19 of 32 and connected on 16 of 27 from the line.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Walter Miller announced Wednesday he has leased and will take over the management of both the Capitol and Van Del theatres. Among the special projects he has in mind are a one-day per week operetta film series and special kiddy matinees on Saturday. For the present, he plans to have the theatre open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and ultimately to be open five days a week.

A Valentine theme was carried out in the decorations and appointments at the Delphos Country Club Tuesday when the monthly ladies day luncheon bridge was held. Lunch was served and the remainder of the afternoon was spent playing cards. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Ted Stallkamp, Mrs. A. J. Meyer and Mrs. Ben Kill. Hostesses for the party were Mrs. Alfred Odenweller, Mrs. Harold Manore and Mrs. Elmer Scherger.

The Texaco Service Station at First and Main streets has been re-opened after having been closed for the past few months. Don S. Foster is the new manager and offers regular service station accommodations, including car wash, greasing and tire services. The station is now known as Ben’s Texaco and is open for business.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Delphos Recreation Center, a WPA project, will be opened in the city building starting on Monday. The center was formerly located on East Fourth Street in the Imber building. Russell Judkins and Syl Thithoff are in charge of the project and supervise the work and play.

The members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church held a regular meeting Friday evening at the home of Hazel Diltz, Spencerville Road. Audrey Vandemark was received into the class as a new member. Arrangements were made to serve a jitney supper in the church basement Feb. 16.

Mrs. Joseph Boerger, North Franklin Street, was hostess to the members of the N. H. T. Club and one guest, Mrs. Henry Martin, at her home Friday evening. Tables were arranged for pinochle and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Otto Dolt was high; Mrs. Frank Rohr second; and Mrs. Syl. Boerger consoled.


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