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One Year Ago

Tiffany Basinger of Columbus Grove was the local winner of the annual Optimist Club essay contest. Tiffany is the daughter of Rick and Karen Basinger. She is in 11th grade and is home-schooled by her mother. Delphos Optimist member Harry Tolhurst offered congratulations and presented her with an Optimist mug.



25 Years Ago – 1989


Hawaiian decorations, created by Dorothy Osting, created the theme for the recent potluck dinner and meeting of Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Leis were given to each member by Dottie Grothaus, Lois Osting and Dorothy Osting, who were dressed as Hawaiian dancers. The fruit centerpiece was won by Dorothy Deffenbaugh. Attendance awards went to Marcella Shumaker and Martha Ardner. The 50-50 drawing was won by Mary Mullen, Tillie Herman, Florence Trentman, Dottie Grothaus, Edna Gable and Melba Burger.

For most Delphos junior high school students, classes are over, at least for the summer. This is not so for Angela Harter, 13, daughter of Doug and Colleen Harter. She will be attending Interlochen National Music Camp June 25 through Aug. 25 in Michigan. Music not only flows in Angela’s veins, “it must be inherited,” said her parents. Mrs. Harter plays the clarinet and saxophone and Doug has been a bugler “since an early age.”

The Columbus Grove June Jubilee continues Saturday with a five-kilometer race, rides, a pet parade, a big wheel race and community auction. Sunday’s highlight is the annual parade, then a strawberry fest in St. John’s Church and a greased pig contest in the park.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Ottoville’s Future Farmers of America Chapter attended the state FFA judging contest held recently in Columbus. Ottoville teams included James Hohlbein, Mike Giesken and Keith Heitmeyer, general livestock; Roger Ruen, Robert Wannemacher and Allen Zohlman, dairy; Steve Turnwald, James Grote, Bob Eickholt and Ike Miller in meats; and Ron Niemeyer, Tom Turnwald and Mike Giesken, land judging.

New Veterans of Foreign Wars officers were elected for District Two at the convention hosted by Delphos Walterick-Hemme Post 3035 Sunday. Elected were William Herring, Kenton, senior vice commander; Gene Ballinger, Lima, junior vice commander; Wilbur Smith, St. Marys, quartermaster; John H. Miller, Middle Point, chaplain, and Harold Hesseling, Delphos, one-year trustee.

The Delphos Kiwanis Club met at the House of Vogts Tuesday evening for a dinner meeting. Dick Vogt, program chairman, introduced Dr. Carl H. Zinsmeister of Lima, who recently returned from a trip which took him and his wife to Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Ethopia, Kenya, Zanzibar, Nigeria, Ghana and Dakar. The Zinsmeisters have a son, Philip, who is with the Peace Corps in Ghana.

75 Years Ago – 1939

Richard Ulm of Chicago, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Ulm of Delphos, is making a name for himself in the music world. The former Delphos man has been signed to sing with the Chicago City Opera Company. When Ulm left Delphos, he was a member of a dance orchestra and played the trap drums. A number of years ago he started taking training in voice.

Members of the Bernice Rebekah Lodge, Delphos, plan to attend the 39th session of the Rebekah Assembly and School of Instruction, District No. 22, to be held at Middle Point Tuesday. Bertha Davis of Delphos is president of the district and Gertrude Ringwald, Middle Point, is treasurer.

Good kittenball games are scheduled for this week in the Delphos Recreation Softball League. Two games are scheduled for Monday night. Sheeter’s will play the Lutheran Church team at Waterworks Park. Raabe’s will play the Odd Fellows at city field. Only one game will be played Tuesday night. The Shamrocks are scheduled to play Miller’s at city field.

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