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One Year Ago

Jefferson senior Colin McConnahea came a long way. From a sub-.500 freshman season for then-coach Jeff Rex in 2009-10 to a seventh-place finish – beating Heath’s Gunner Loughman 6-0 Saturday after besting the same senior 7-1 in the championship preliminaries Thursday – at the 2012-13 OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, McConnahea ended his high school career on the podium.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Seven members of the Delphos Rotary Club received the Paul Harris Fellow Awards. They were Dr. Ralph Best, Vince Metzner, Mel Westrich, Lou Scherger, Dr. Earl Morris, Dr. Burl Morris and Arnold Scott. The award is given in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between peoples of the world.

The Elida Lady Bulldogs moved one step closer to every basketball player’s dream, the state tournament, as the Allen County school drilled the Teays Valley Vikings 66-46 Wednesday evening in the semifinals of the Ashland College Division II Regional. Junior Cindy Baker’s game-high 23 points led the 21-4 Bulldogs on the evening as Elida now advances to the finals Saturday against Watkins Memorial.

Gary Kesler of Elida Future Farmers of America and Dan Sullivan, auctioneer, participated in the recent “slave auction” held by Elida FFA. Forty-five members and one of the organizations were sold to area farmers and businesses. Proceeds of the auction will be used to help pay for the organization’s annual banquet.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Joe Brenneman of Delphos has been elected president of Allen County Junior Fair Board. A senior at Jefferson High School, he is a member of Delphos Future Farmers of America and Zion Boys 4-H Club. Other junior fair board officers are Kenneth Rex of Cridersville, vice president; Sandy Shook of Lima, secretary; and Gary Emrick of Cridersville.

Fort Amanda Chapter DAR met Saturday at the home of Mrs. Ralph Lewis of Elida. Following the business meeting, an invitation was read from the hostess of Waldschmidt House to visit that historic old place near Milford. The old stone house was built in 1804 by Christian Waldschmidt, one of the first paper manufacturers in this part of Ohio.

The Lincolnview Lancers pulled one of the big upsets of the Ohio tournament trail Saturday night when they downed the highly toted Coldwater Cavaliers 54-52 in overtime in the Celina Sectional. Lincolnview, by winning, became lower bracket champ of the Celina Sectional and will join Celina Immaculate Conception as representatives to the Lima Class A District.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Mayor D. L. Baringer received a call Thursday from Van Wert County Surveyor J. F. Mollenkopf stating that he had definite word that a Civilian Conservation Corps drainage camp will be located in Delphos in the near future. It was stated that the CCC officials had already made a preliminary investigation of a site near the Delphos sewage disposal plant and found that if offered just about everything required for the camp site.

Many Delphos fans are planning to attend the sectional tournament at Shawnee Thursday night in order to lend their moral support to St. John’s cagers who are to play the Elida aggregation, Allen County tourney victors. Coach Dick Trame will take 10 men to Shawnee. They are Grothouse, Klausing, Huysman, Grewe, Ditto, Vonderembse, Lisk, Wiechart, J. Clark and E. Clark.

The members of the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church convened in monthly session at the home of Mrs. Clark Van Meter on East Jackson Street Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Mack Harter was the assistant hostess. The devotionals were in charge of Ada Thornell. The spiritual life lesson was given by Mrs. E. Burnett. Mrs. Ed. Becker presented the lesson. On March 11, the members will hold a bake sale at Grant’s Store.


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