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One Year Ago

The Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association (NOVFA) will hold its annual Volunteer Firemen’s convention in Ottoville this year. The convention, now in its 139th year, is an annual event celebrating the region’s volunteer firemen through games and events. The convention kicks off June 14 with the Firemen’s Challenge at 4 p.m. followed by a Waterball Contest at 5 p.m.


25 Years Ago – 1989


John A. Shenk, who recently retired from Shenk and Clark Law Firm, was one of many attorneys honored by the Ohio State Bar Association at its annual convention in Toledo. Shenk was honored for over 50 years service to the legal profession in Ohio. He practiced under his grandfather, the late John F. Lindeman, who had three sons who were lawyers, Arthur, Richard and Eugene, making Shenk a third-generation attorney from the family.

Mary’s A & W of Delphos has joined A & W Restaurants across the nation to support “Help Bear the Pain” fund-raising promotion in cooperation with the Arthritis Foundation. Mary Grone of Mary’s A&W presented a check for $455.27 to Amy Walls, director of development at Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. The Delphos store raised the money by donating 10 cents to the foundation for every root beer sold in May.

Golf winners for the women at the Delphos Country Club were: first flight – Dorothy Smith, low gross, and Mary Menke, low net; second flight, Rita Clapp and Mary Lou Menke, tie for low gross, and Betty Schroeder, low net; third flight – Vi Krietemeyer and Dorothy Odenweller.

50 Years Ago – 1964

A Delphos youth, Jim Menke, placed second in the second annual Youth Talent Show held Saturday evening in the Van Wert High School gym. “Spotlight on Youth” was the theme of the show, which is sponsored each year by Sheriff Wilmer L. Clay and the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Menke’s selection “Drummer” was played in the Division II portion of the program for high school youth.

Columbus Grove’s six Child Conservation League clubs held a joint installation meeting Thursday evening in Grange Hall with Mrs. Arnold Erdman, northwest district president, in charge. Angels and Imps members were hostesses and Mrs. James Begg served as toastmistress.

Spencerville Pony League defeated the Delphos Blues, 6-3, in a game at Stadium Park last week. Richard Dunn was on the mound for Delphos. He allowed seven hits, walked seven and struck out 14. Winning pitcher was Duane Brooks. He allowed only two hits, walked six and struck out eight.

75 Years Ago – 1939

Hundreds of Delphos people were in Van Wert Thursday afternoon and evening to witness the eighth annual Van Wert Peony Festival. For the first time in the history of the Van Wert festival, Delphos entered floats in the gigantic parade. Myers Cleaners entered a large white and silver float advertising Myers Cleaners and Furriers. Seated in a sleigh on the float were Madge Winget, Margaret Louth and Martha Dienstberger, who are employed in the Delphos plant office.

Two Delphos young men will leave June 17 to enroll as members of the fourth annual Buckeye Boys State to be held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The boys, James Clark, son of Lillian Clark, and Melvin Wilkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilkins, are being sent to Boys State by Commemorative Post, American Legion.

The first of a series of summer band concerts will be held Wednesday night in the business district. The entertainment during the summer will be sponsored by the Delphos Civic Club. The Jefferson High School band, under the direction of Dane Heitzman, will present the first concert June 14.

Last Updated on Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:27 PM

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