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Friday, February 07, 2014 9:27 PM

One Year Ago

Delphos Animal Hospital presented three more pet fire rescue kits Thursday to fire departments from Ottoville, Fort Jennings and Kalida. Participating in the presentation were Drs. Bonnie and John Jones of Delphos Animal Hospital, Ottoville Fire Chief Dan Honigford, Kalida Fire Chief John Schimmoeller, Fort Jennings Firefighter Doug Meyer and Drs. Sara Smith and Marisa Long from Delphos Animal Hospital.

25 Years Ago – 1989

First-place winners in the Landeck School bee are Nathan Stant, first grade; Lindsey Rahrig, second grade; Amanda Stant, third grade; and Christine Miller, fourth grade. Finalists in grade five are Lisa Wrasman, Julie Rahrig and Heidi Mueller. Sixth grade finalists are Melany Pohlman, Paul Radabaugh and Eric Mueller. The school champion will be named Friday at Jefferson Middle School.

A Longsberger basket-weaving demonstration will be given by Terri Miller at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas meeting Feb. 14 at Knights of Columbus hall. Chairladies are Mary Ann German and Kathy Shaw. They will be assisted by Cecilia Hanser, Patricia Schmit, Mary Ellen Hemker, Marcey Brickner, Donna Maloney, Bertha Schmelzer and Luella Grothouse.

First-place winner in the prints division in the third annual 11-county area Lima Art Association Invitational was Fort Jennings student Jason Wieging, who won for his woodcut, “Sawmill.” He received a certificate and $50. Other winners were Missy Utrup, second-place winner for her tempera painting, “Quilt,” and Crystal Birkemeier, second-place winner for her linoleum print, “Swan.”


50 Years Ago – 1964

St. John’s cagers won one and lost one Friday night at the local gym, the Blue Jays taking the varsity tilt 96-70 from the Crestview Knights and the Reserves losing to the Crestview Reserves 61-53 in the curtain-raiser. Four Jays scored in double figures. Jim Carder topped the list with 23, twin Jerry chalked up 19, Mark Sever had 16 and John Rupert 12.

At the Ottoville High School Sweetheart dance Sunday night in the school gym will be Thomas Pittner and Alice Horstman, king and queen of the ball. Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pittner, Ottoville, and Horstman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Horstman of Cloverdale.

The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats zipped past Elida’s Bulldogs Friday night 98-90 in a game played in Elida. Individual scoring honors went to Elida’s Jim Baxter, who rippled the nets for 12 from the field and four from the bonus line. For the Wildcats, Gordie Vogt had 26, Kenny Jackson, 25; Jack DeWitt, 23; and Monte Druckemiller, 16.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The members of the Faith-Hope Class of the United Brethren Church and one guest, Florence Baer, met Friday evening at the home of Irene Miller, North Main Street. The opening hymn was followed by prayer led by Marion Rigdon. Howard Hoover was in charge of the Scripture. On March 3, the class will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, North Franklin Street.

Preliminary plans are being made for the annual St. Patrick’s Day party which will be held at St. John’s. The following are members of the executive committee for this affair: Dr. W. J. Clark, Ray McKowen, Anna McCollister, Mrs. Arthur Humpert, the Misses McMahon, Mrs. John Mueller, Jr., Mrs. Henry Ricker, Mrs. Raymond Stallkamp and Mrs. E. O. Steinle.

The members of the Fortnite Pals Club met Friday evening as guests of Mrs. Joseph Mesker, South Canal Street. Mrs. Ed. Haehn was high in the five-hundred, Mrs. Charles Wechter second and Mrs. George Laudick third. On Feb. 13, Mrs. Laudick will entertain the club at her home on East Jackson Street.


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