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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:17 PM

One Year Ago

The Delphos FFA held its 63rd annual Parent and Member Banquet Sunday evening. Advisor Scott Elwer presented FFA Star Chapter Awards to Sophie Wilson, Caitlin Landwehr, Wes Roby and David Leathers.

25 Years Ago – 1989

A Delphos woman plans to participate in a trip to South Africa with a group of Ball State University students and faculty who will spend a month studying apartheid. Kelly Honigford, a freshman at the university, hopes to spend May 9 through June 6 as part of Freedom Summer ’89 studying the “separate development system of government by which the white minority rules the black majority.”

St. John’s girls track team opened its season winning a quadrangular meet at Crestview. Taking firsts for St. John’s were the 400-meter relay team of Nikki Wellman, Missy Hilvers, Katie Hanser and Chris Hughes in 57.5, Wellmann in the 100-meter hurdles (17.3) and 300-meter hurdles (54.6); and Elaine Erb in the 800 meters (2:44).

Robyn R. Becker, a Spanish teacher at Elida High School, has been named a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. The fellowship stipend of $4,500 will allow Becker to spend eight weeks of intensive study this summer in Spain. She has received acceptance from the University of Northern Iowa into its Institute for Teachers of Spanish in Soria, Spain.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Eight Nickel Plate groups from western Ohio and eastern Indiana, including two from Delphos, who worked throughout 1963 without a serious injury will be honored at the railroad’s annual family safety rally on Friday night at Memorial Hall at Lima. Richard D. Pierce will accept the victory trophy.

The Delphos Kiwanis Club held its weekly meeting Tuesday at the House of Vogts Restaurant. Guests at this dinner meeting were St. John’s basketball players, their coaches, cheerleaders and the Revs. Thomas W. Kuhn and Joseph I. Schill. St. John’s basketball coach Bob Arnzen narrated a movie of the St. John’s – Newport (Ky.) basketball game.

Approximately 40 Delphos Country Club women members and their guests were on hand Tuesday for the spring ladies-day luncheon party. First prize in cards was awarded to Mrs. A. J. Meyer, second to Mrs. John Shenk and low to Mrs. George Weber. Hostesses for the party included Mrs. Howard Illig, chairman, Mrs. Robert Ash and Mrs. Robert Porter.

75 Years Ago – 1939

Van Wert County Engineer J. F. Mollenkopf announced that U. S. Army officials have approved the plot of ground on State Street, just south of the West Side Cemetery, as a CCC campsite. The first project of the Delphos camp will likely be Blue Creek ditch in Van Wert and Paulding counties. C. S. VanMeter will be in charge of the Delphos camp as superintendent.

Edmund Imber, clerk at the Delphos Post Office, has been promoted to the position of money order and registry clerk to take the place left vacant by the retirement of Oscar W. Heyser. Heyser received notice this week that he has been retired on pension as of April 1. According to Alex J. Shenk, postmaster, there will be no additional help to take Imber’s place as the two substitutes will be used to fill in when needed.

Most of the damage done by the recent fire in the Franklin School is being repaired by National Youth Administration enrollees, according to Van Wert County NYA officials. Hundreds of seats, tables and chairs partially destroyed by fire and damaged by water and breakage are being reconditioned.


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