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One Year Ago

Vancrest Healthcare Center residents recently made dog toys and treats for the animals at the Allen and Auglaize county Humane Societies. They made more than 40 toys and about 100 treats. The animals appeared very thankful to have some more play toys and yummy treats and the residents had a great time making them.

 

25 Years Ago – 1989

Owners of Delphos Fitness Center, Mary and Claude Bergfeld, have opened their business at a new location, 237 N. Main St., the former Odenweller Clothing Store. The business moved from its former location on the third floor of the old Commercial Bank building and carries a selection of sports wear and shoes in addition to offering exercise programs and classes.

Seventeen members attended the March meeting of the Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia which was opened by Janet Siefker. A special thanks was given to Bernie Pohlman and Ethel Schwinnen who prepared the food for the stand at the Schwinnen farm sale. The next meeting will be April 11. Committee will be Rose Ulm, Pat Warnecke, Rose Ann Moenter, Viola Clement and Mary Jane Youngpeter.

A St. Patrick’s Day theme was carried out at the recent meeting of Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega sorority in the home of Pauline Brandyberry. President Doris Dienstberger opened the meeting. Reports were given by Ruth LaRue, Char Hotz and Doris Dienstberger, who attended the spring board meeting in Muncie, Ind. Marge Morris won the raffle conducted by Pat Wiltsie.

 

50 Years Ago – 1964

Netmen of the Delphos Knights of Pythias Lodge will tackle last year’s champs from Green Camp Lodge Saturday in the semi-finals of the State K of P Basketball Tournament. Members of the Delphos K of P team are Ralph Cray and Robert Poling, coaches; and Dave Macwhinney, Ronald Hageman, Gary Poling, Keith Kiggins, Roger Wreede, Keith Poling, Kenny Rice and Larry Bame.

David Moenter and Christine Line, grade 5 pupils at St. John’s, received Honorable Mention for the poems they submitted in the recent poetry contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of America. Division II honorable mention winners were Janet Brandehoff, Robert Burger, Annette Van Oss, and Mary Cross.

Mary Lou Philpott and Phil Troyer, seniors at Elida High School, received 4-H Junior Leadership Awards at a convention held at the Youth Center at the Ohio State Fair grounds in Columbus on March 13-14. These two students were chosen by Dick Stahl, 4-H agent of Allen County for their leadership ability shown in 4-H activities.

 

75 Years Ago – 1939

A most delightful entertainment was presented Tuesday night at the Delphos Public Library. Ernest Botkin, Lima attorney, was present and gave a lecture on Dr. William Holmes McGuffey and his work. McGuffey compiled the famous readers which were used in rural schools a number of years ago. A spelling bee followed the lecture. Grace Klein, member of the Jefferson faculty, pronounced the words.

Spring football will get under way at Jefferson High School on March 28, according to an announcement made Wednesday by Coach Frank Kurth. The spring training period will last four consecutive weeks and will close April 21. A squad of 33 players will be invited for participation in the regular fall season. The 33 will be selected from the 50 candidates who have signed up for spring football.

Work was started Tuesday to pump the pit of the Delphos Quarries Company dry. The pit was filled with water during the flood of two weeks ago when a retaining wall broke leaving water from Jennings Creek run into the quarry. It is believed that over a week of pumping night and day will be necessary to empty the five-acre, 60 foot-deep quarry.

 

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