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One Year Ago

Another addition to the new location of the Wassenburg Art Center was unveiled on Thursday. Enhancing the entrance at 214 S. Washington St. will be a steel sculpture archway portal which will be crafted by sculptor Michael Bendele of Delphos. Bendele was on hand Thursday with a model of the work which will rise to a total height of 12 feet on either side of the sidewalk leading to the former Van Wert Armory Building which will soon become the new art center.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Winners of the Lima Area Writers Club 1988 poetry contest included Jefferson Middle School students Terri Kesler and Ben Rahrig. Terri won an honorable mention certificate. Ben received a certificate and third-place trophy for his entry “Midnight.” Terry Keller won two honorable mentions. St. John’s freshman Brian Hesseling won two honorable mention certificates.

Robert VanMeter, president of Delphos Emergency Medical Service Volunteers, has been selected one of the 15 finalists for the JCPenney Golden Rule Award. Launched nationally by JCPenney in 1982, the Golden Rule Award program is a first-time event for the Lima area and will award $7,500 in grants to local organizations and is being promoted locally by United Way of Greater Lima.

Chief’s Super Market held Diabetes Day Thursday. The store is donating 5 percent of its total sales to the Northwest Ohio Diabetes Association to aid in research. Herb McVicker, supervisor at Chief’s, talked to Becky Minnig, cashier at The Commercial Bank. Bank employees held a “jeans day” to raise funds for diabetes. Bank employees paid $2 to wear jeans to work.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Auxiliary members to Veterans of Foreign Wars Jacob P. Smith Post No. 3740, met this week in Ottoville with Barbara Wannemacher president presiding. Helen Koester received the attendance award. It was announced that at the next meeting, April 14, there will be nomination of officers. At the conclusion of the meeting, cards were played with prizes going to Bertha Klima, Hilda Pittner, Veronica Beining and Velma Altenburger.

A meeting of the Women’s Society for World Service of the Evangelical United Brethren Church will be held Thursday in the social rooms of the church. A covered dish dinner will be served at noon and Mrs. Orville Wagoner will give the devotions. Mabel Rogers will be the afternoon speaker. Hostesses will be Mrs. Walter Marks and Mrs. George Patton.

The Cross and the Resurrection was the topic of the meeting of the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Vaughnsville Methodist Church this past week. Alice Sparks, president, was in charge of the meeting. Mrs. Russel Barnes and Mrs. George Williams served the lunch.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Young Ladies Sodality and the CYO of St. John’s Catholic Church held special meetings Wednesday night. Plans were made for an Easter dance which will be held at St. John’s auditorium April 9. Norman Geier’s orchestra will furnish the music for the dancing.

There is considerable talk in Delphos at the present time regarding kittenball activities for the coming summer season. Miller’s Opticians, one of Delphos’ strongest kittenball aggregations for the past few years, will probably again be on the field but it is not known as yet who will sponsor the team. According to present indications, the Coombs Shoe team will remain intact but the sponsor for that team is also in doubt.

A delightful social affair was the annual covered-dish luncheon served at the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon for the members of the Aid Society. Officers for the coming year are: Mrs. J. Howard Apger, president; Mrs. Harry Mills and Mrs. Albert Evans, vice presidents; Mrs. Earl Scott, secretary and Mrs. Frank Peltier, treasurer.


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