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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Samantha Knepper and Kylee Reynolds recently competed in the God, Flag and Country State Competition in Fairborn. Samantha is the daughter of David and Melissa Knepper and is a fifth-grader at Jefferson; Kylee is a daughter of Frank and Kristin Reynolds and is a home-schooled eighth-grader from Spencerville.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Ground-breaking ceremonies for the new St. Barbara parish hall were held Sunday in Cloverdale. Participating were Roger Wannemacher; Kenny Janka; Ron Burgei; Jerry Wannemacher; Bob Horstman, committeemen; the Rev. Herman Fortman, pastor; Alan Miller of Alan Miller Contracting, builder; Oscar Wannemacher; Ray Knippen; and Joe Janka.

Bruce Odenweller of St. John’s was named to the All-Midwest Athletic Conference team and Alan Carr of Parkway was selected player of the year. Odenweller will also play on Team 1 in the 14th annual MAC All-Star Game May 29 at Coldwater. Coach Bob Wolfrum of St. John’s will coach Team 1 along with Mike Schumm of Parkway.

Two hundred fifty Elida Middle School students participated in the Just Say No Club’s walk. Some of those walking were Doug Fuerst, Josh Miller and Erin Flippin. Procter and Gamble provided prizes including a mountain bike for Just Say No activities. Elida Middle School’s drug awareness program received state and national awareness this year.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Four Delphos and area girls placed in the national Baton Twirling contest held Sunday in Lima. Beth Ann Odenweller placed second in 9-15 age division. Cindy Turner placed third in the 7-8 age division. Sandy Stallkamp placed fourth in the 11-12 age division and Ronda Rhodes of Middle Point placed fourth in the six-year and under division.

The Jefferson concert band will present its annual spring concert Friday in the school auditorium. Doug Harter will play “Carnival of Venice” as a cornet solo and will be accompanied by Alida Raabe. Earl Alspach will be soloist for the Jerome Kern medley. Neil Yocum will also play a tuba solo accompanied by Christine Raabe.

Unmarried members of the Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia served as hostesses to the organization Tuesday evening during a meeting held in the church basement. Members were reminded of the bake sale to be conducted Sunday before and after the Masses. During a social hour that followed the meeting, prizes were awarded to Loretta Wrasman, Rosella Kill, Bertha Reindel, Agnes Heitz, Catherine Kimmet and Anna Miller.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Marked in particular by its solemnity and beauty was the first solemn High Mass celebrated at St. John’s Church at 10 a.m. Sunday by the Rev. Joseph C. Zimerle, C. P. S., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zimerle of Delphos. The Rev. John L. Sassen, Ph. D., rector of St. John’s Church, was the archpriest.

A large attendance marked the annual Mother’s Day program sponsored by the Delphos Aerie of Eagles, which was held at St. John’s auditorium Sunday afternoon. A parade was held preceding the program. J. Carl Stopher, chairman of the program committee, presented a basket of flowers to Mrs. Schulte, 81, oldest mother of an Eagle present, and to Mrs. Groves, 79, oldest mother of a non-Eagle present.

Complimenting their mothers, the members of the Delta Omicron Sorority entertained with a tea at the home of Arlene Leist, Scott’s Crossing, Sunday afternoon. Sorority members present were Mrs. Leslie Peltier, June and Lois Long, Audrey Heidlebaugh, Arlene Leist, Mrs. Roscoe Thompson, Frances Baxter, Ruth Baxter, Edith Ditto, Dorothy Baxter, Rosalie Ditto and Norma Jean Ditto.


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