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One Year Ago

The Jefferson FCCLA Chapter Service Project Team competed at Regional Rally on March 2 at Vantage Career Center. They received a gold rating and will compete at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in April. The team includes Kristina Claypool, Jennifer Ditto and Sara Zalar. The FCCLA National Programs in Action Team competed at Regional Rally and received a silver rating and will also compete in April. The team includes Tori Schleeter and Viktoria Brunswick.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Elida Future Farmers of America receiving district proficiency awards at the annual parents-members banquet were Shannon VanHorn, Bret Blymyer, Scott McDorman, Brad Long, Matt Nusbaum, Gary Kesler and Tony Rode. Kesler also received the Star Chapter Farmer Award and Blymyer the DeKalb Award for the outstanding FFA senior member and Rode the Star Agricultural Business Award.

Free-throw shooting leaders were presented special awards Sunday evening when St. John’s boys basketball team held its awards program. Junior Steve Jettinghoff, who averaged 20.3 points, was presented the basketball used in the Dayton Jefferson game in which he scored a school-record 52 points.

Student and faculty at Ottoville Elementary School celebrated “Right to Read Week” with periods of silent reading, assemblies and classroom storytelling. Dorothy Flores read to Margery Kroeger’s first grade class. Another guest, Barbara Britsch, a storyteller from the University of Toledo, hosted an assembly with anecdotes and stories for the students.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Bob Dorman of Huffman Manufacturing Co., spoke to Rotary Wednesday and showed a film concerning the rise of interest in bicycling in the United States. He pointed out that as the fad of go-kart racing was passing, cycling was taking its place on a much larger scale. Student guests at the meeting were William J. Reinemeyer and Donald E. Pohlman.

Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star held its regular meeting recently in the Masonic Temple. At the close of the business session the worthy matron, Helen John, announced that the 70th annual birthday picnic party for Delphos Chapter would be held Saturday in the Masonic Temple. Members of the dining room committee include Helen Jenkins, Eldora Heidelbaugh, Mae DeWeese and Esther Paul.

Approximately 200 Delphos and area residents attended Phi Delta Sorority’s annual style show and card party Tuesday night in the Franklin School auditorium. Proceeds from the event will be used for the sorority’s long time civic project of purchasing shoes and boots for children of needy families in Delphos. Betty Hoverman served as commentator for the style show, and Janet Scherger furnished the background music.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The cloudburst of Saturday night and the flood that followed caused widespread damage in Delphos and vicinity over the weekend. The waters of Flat Fort Creek overflowed and flooded Waterworks Park, part of South Washington Street, low places up to the Pennsylvania Railroad and along East Sixth and East Seventh streets. The Miami-Erie Canal also went on a rampage and the Jennings Creek on the west edge of Delphos.

In observance of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion, the auxiliary members sponsored a birthday party Sunday at the Legion rooms. Remarks were given by Mrs. Ferman Clinger, auxiliary president, and Frank Munday, Legion commander. “Happy Birthday” was sung by Charles and Jack Schmelzer with Patty Schmelzer at the piano. A violin solo was given by Harold Rupert with Mrs. Syl. Stopher as accompanist.

The monthly meeting of the Landeck council of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia was held in the C. K. of O. hall in Landeck Sunday afternoon. The next meeting is scheduled for April 16. A social period will follow the business meeting. The members of the social committee are Viola Clement, Mary M. Gengler, Catherine Luersman, Leona Suever and Bernadine Mueller.

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