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One Year Ago

More than 100 Delphos Canal Commission enthusiasts attended the annual Boatman’s Breakaway Dinner Sunday evening at the Knights of Columbus hall. Special guests included Neal Brady, Miami-Erie Canal Corridor member; his wife, Allison, of the Heritage Trails Park District; Steve Dorsten, president of MECCA and member of the Delphos Canal Commission Board of Trustees; and speaker Dave Neuhardt, Ohio canal enthusiast and lawyer from Yellow Springs.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Opening ceremonies for the 18th annual Ohio Governor’s Art Exhibition will be April 23 at the State Office Tower, Columbus. Of the 2,000 works of art sent from the 12 regional locations, 300 works by ninth-12th-grade students were selected for the exhibition. A woodcut print, entitled “Braided Fish,” by Fort Jennings High School junior Duane Lucke, will be one of the works exhibited.

Two area students will advance to Ohio State Skill Olympics after placing first and second in the Northwest Ohio Regional Skill Olympics held recently at Pioneer Joint Vocational School. The students are members of Apollo Career Center’s VICA Club. Receiving a first-place medal in welding was Dusty Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lewis of Spencerville. Angie Bruns, daughter of Frances Bruns of Lima and a student at Elida High School received a second-place medal in cosmetology.

Girl Scout Neighborhood 12 participated in the annual cookie sales. Girls selling the most boxes in their troops were Jackie Beam, Troop 658; Kisha Seibert, Troop 350; Crystal Sherrick, Troop 272 and top seller for Neighborhood 12 selling 300 boxes; Beth Wauben, Troop 345, Becky Smith, troop 351, Amanda Smith, Troop 136 and Nikki Sutherly, troop 209.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos Kiwanis Club held its weekly dinner meeting Tuesday evening at the House of Vogts with club president, Gene Hayes in charge of the session. Club singing, which included Irish songs for St. Patrick’s Day, was led by songmaster Harry Crede. Program chairman Mike Rahrig introduced the new members of the Kiwanis Club and presented the film “The Man Wears the K” for the entertainment of the group.

Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star, held its annual indoor picnic Saturday evening in the Masonic Temple, marking its 70th anniversary. Following the supper, Helen John, local worthy matron, expressed her appreciation to the members of the dining room committee, which included Helen Jenkins, Mae DeWeese, Eldora Heidelbaugh and Esther Paul.

“A Little Bit of Old Ireland” was the theme of the small flower show for members and guests at the Green Thumb Club luncheon meeting Tuesday at the House of Vogts. Hostesses were Mrs. Richard Shirack, Mrs. Leslie Peltier and Mrs. Don May. The next meeting was announced by the president, Mrs. William Wiesenberg, to be April 28 at NuMaude’s Restaurant.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Jefferson High School girls glee club, under the direction of Velma Geary, won a second-place rating in the Northwestern Ohio district contest held Friday at Bluffton. There were a total of 39 girls in the Delphos group which competed in the afternoon. The glee club sang two numbers. The required number was “The Old Woman and the Peddler.” The selective number was “The Long Day Closes.”

Elections of board of directors for the Delphos Printing and Publishing Company was held at the annual meeting of the shareholders of the company, resulting in the election of the following: Arnold B. King, Joe Jettinghoff, John F. Lindemann, John A. Scherger, Daisy C. Laudick, Carl F. Dienstberger and A. J. Laudick.

At a special meeting of officers of the Old Time Coon Hunters Club held Friday night, plans were made for restocking fields and streams in this vicinity with fish and game. The club has designated the Delphos Hardware Company, E. E. Sheeter, Roy Redd and James Counsellor as those to handle the sale of fishing licenses for the coming season under the auspices of the organization.


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