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Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Fort Jennings High School principal and school board members will hand out 35 diplomas during the school’s commencement ceremonies Friday in the high school gymnasium. Speakers include: Valedictorian Kaitlin Stechschulte; Salutatorian Sara Miller; and honor students Rachel Krietemeyer and Alex Von Lehmden.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Delphos Mayor Harold Wieging proclaimed May 19 and 20 Buddy Poppy Sale Day and May 26 and 27 American Legion Poppy Sale Day. Proclaiming Poppy Days were Mary King, American Legion Post 268 Poppy Chairman; Esther Lemke, Post 268 auxiliary president; and Monica Lynn Fetzer, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 Buddy Poppy chairman.

Recently four area twirlers competed in a baton contest in Tiffin and Temperance, Mich. Receiving trophies and ribbons were Loni Plescher, 6, daughter of Mike and Jane Plescher, Fort Jennings; Natallie Miller, 9, daughter of Greg and Janet Miller, Cloverdale; Denise Buettner, 11, daughter of Charles and Doris Buettner, Delphos; and Michelle Knippen, 9, daughter of Ken and Connie Knippen, Cloverdale.

The awards banquet and final meeting of Hi Rollers bowling league were held recently at Dick’s Steak House, Kalida. The league winner was Mansfield Insurance team consisting of bowlers Millie Minnig, Pam Dignan, Woody Kill, Peg Mansfield and Rosie Fetzer.


50 Years Ago – 1964

The board of directors of the charitable foundation that has as its first project building of a Memorial Home for the aged has announced that the deed to the Bockreth has been procured. The seven-acre site just east of the city on US 30 will be used for the home. Rose Bockreth, who lives in the residence on the site, has been granted a life estate in the residence.

There were 85 mothers and daughters present for the annual Mother-Daughter banquet at the Evangelical United Brethren Church Thursday evening. Awards were presented to Cora Link for being the eldest present; to Mrs. Elmer Dray for the most grandchildren (27) and to Mrs. William Guthrie and Mrs. John Dray as the youngest mothers. Mrs. John Gruber received an award for four generations of daughters.

Certificates for superior ratings in the Ohio State Scholarship Test for 8th Grade were awarded to Sue Ann Heidenescher and Daniel Hiett of St. John’s, both of whom were ranked in the 99th percentile. Also among the top 10 of the class were Joseph Myers, Robert Wulfhorst, Louis Pothast, Arlene Rode, David Neumeier, Glen Buettner, Marsha McGinnis and James Scherger.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Eleven members of the local temple of Pythian Sisters were in Willshire Monday evening to attend the annual inspection of the temple. The following members of the local temple were in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. Alba Burgess, Ethel Burgess, Mrs. Virgil Buchanan, Mrs. David Heiss, Mrs. Harold Heiss, Mrs. Howard Irick, Mrs. O. J. Truesdale, Mrs. Earl McCabe, Mrs. Harry Tucker and Mrs. Alonzo Rice.

The Delphos Merchants baseball team will play May 21 at the city athletic field in Delphos. The CYO Irish of Delphos will furnish the opposition at that time. The Delphos team lost Sunday in a Northwestern Ohio League game when they emerged on the short end of a 10 to 7 score at Van Wert. Erickson started on the mound for Delphos.

The members of the Tourist Club met at the home of Henrietta Eysenbach, East Fifth Street, Monday evening for the concluding meeting of the season. Mrs. Harry Mills, Mrs. John Horine and Lucile Werner served as hostesses. A review of “Ladies of the Press” was presented by Ethel Edwards.

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