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One Year Ago

The Delphos Optimist Club would like to honor veterans, active-duty military personnel and demonstrate community patriotism and pride within Delphos. Active-duty Army soldier Brett Bowersock and Marine veteran Derek Fischer spoke to Optimist members Friday as part of a patriotic program to launch the Optimists’ Avenue of Flags program.

25 Years Ago – 1989

Dan Good led off the top of the seventh inning with a triple and scored on Dave Luersman’s squeeze bunt to give Fort Jennings a 2-1 win over St. John’s Wednesday at Stadium Park. Bernie Berelsman pitched the first four innings for Fort Jennings. He was relieved by Jeff Swick in the fifth.

The 43rd session of Buckeye Girls state will be June 17-24 at Ashland College with more than 1,250 girls attending. Representing Delphos will be Aimee Stough and Cindy Houdeshell of Jefferson Senior High School and Jodi Rees and Nikki Wellmann of St. John’s High School. Alternates are Chris Schleeter and Kathy Grothaus of Jefferson and Melissa Keister and Corey Westrich of St. John’s.

Elida Future Farmers of America chapter donated black walnut trees to all second-graders at Elida and Gomer elementary schools this week as part of their Arbor Day Program. Ericka Bruns and Mike Witham from Pamela Jackson’s class were presented trees and instruction from FFA members Tim Hittle and Chris Poe.

50 Years Ago – 1964

A new shelterhouse will be completed early this week at Waterworks Park. The 30-by-60-foot structure is a joint project of the Delphos Jaycees and the Recreation Board and will be the same type of building as the shelterhouse at Stadium Park, on which the two groups collaborated. Construction started April 20 with a ground-breaking ceremony in which officers of the two sponsoring organizations participated.

Three members of the Delphos area Future Farmers of America were elected to state offices at the annual convention of FFA in Columbus over the weekend. Charles Plikerd, member of the Delphos chapter, was elected state vice president; Keaton D. Vandemark, member of Elida chapter, was chosen president; and Larry D. Adam, of Lincolnview chapter, was named northwest sectional vice president.

Elida Garden Club met this past week for a combined workshop and flower show in the home of Mrs. Richard Salhoff. During the morning business session Mrs. Lloyd Harvey was welcomed as a new member. Mrs. E. E. Staup, accredited OAGC judge, spoke on “How to Groom a Specimen for a Flower Show.”

75 Years Ago – 1939

The White Shirts and the Red Shirts will mix Friday afternoon at city field in a game that will end the spring football training season. Coach Frank Kurth and the Jefferson student body are of the opinion that the next year’s Jefferson team will be outstanding. The game to be played Friday will be a regulation contest with Ralph Sacher acting as referee, Howard Suttle as head linesman and Walter Youngman as official timer.

The members of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Lutheran Church convened Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Arnold Dienstberger, West Fifth Street, for their monthly meeting. Louisa Lye was a guest. The Rev. J. G. E. Mittermaier was in charge of the devotionals. The lesson was given by Mrs. Joseph Strayer. Questions for discussion were in charge of Mrs. Clarence Mox.

The Bernice Rebekahs entertained the members of the Odd Fellows Lodge and their families in the I.O.O.F. hall Wednesday evening in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the founding of the lodge. Games of various kinds were enjoyed during the evening and refreshments were served by the members of the Bernice Sewing Club.


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