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One Year Ago

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District Naturalist Mark Mohr gave the program “beneath our feet,” focusing on animals that burrow, like groundhogs, rabbits and badgers, Tuesday as part of the Delphos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Mohr showed the children a chart of animals that burrow.



25 Years Ago – 1989


In the five-kilometer race at Columbus Grove, Kevin Rigg of Vaughnsville was overall winner at 15 minutes and 24 seconds; and Matt Scarr of Delphos won second place overall at 15 minutes and 35 seconds. Danielle Jorgensen of Columbus Grove placed third in her age group. Korin Anthony of Van Wert was first in the one-mile fun run during Saturday’s racing events during June Jubilee in Columbus Grove.

Ralph Fleckenstein won Class A with a 5-0 record and 65.5 percent ringer percentage Sunday in the Black Swamp Classic at Bonifas Courts. Joe Harman won over Dale Carlson in a Class B playoff. Rufus Bonifas won Class C with a playoff over Emmett Brown. Robert Eicher took the top spot in Class D. Stan Miller won a playoff over Don Bott in Class E.

First-place winners in Fort Jennings Jaycees Great Canoe Race Sunday included Terry and Eric Gasser, under-over class; Larry Krietemeyer and Laura Broecker, mixed couples; Nate Schroeder and Bernie Berelsman, male youth division; and Angie Gasser and Jennifer Gasser, female youth division.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Rev. Gene Miller, pastor of Delphos Christian Union Church broke ground for the new church to be constructed next to the existing church on South Franklin Street. With Rev. Miller were Brent Adam, Russell Diltz and Harold Adam, deacons of the church. The new structure will be a frame building with brick facing and will cost an estimated $50,000. It will have twice the seating capacity of the present church.

Paul Korn was in charge of the program for the day at the meeting of the Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday. Korn was accompanied to the meeting by Ed Edmondson of Tifton, Georgia, whose company furnishes many of the plants for the St. Marys Packing Company. Dr. Burl Morris, president of the organization, presided. Club singing was led by Ned Fry.

Mrs. Victor Rosenberger, Catholic Daughters of America district deputy, installed new officers of the local CD of A chapter Tuesday night. Mrs. Eugene Schmersal is the new grand regent and Mary Landwehr will serve as vice grand regent. Prophetess for the coming year is Mrs. John Krendl and Mrs. Herman Lehmkuhle will be the lecturer. Mrs. Melvin Martz was named financial secretary and Mrs. Louis Jettinghoff was installed as treasurer.


75 Years Ago – 1939

Arrangements for the reception of new members into the CYO were discussed at a regular meeting held in the club rooms on East First Street Monday evening. A committee to outline a program of future activities was named. The following will serve on this committee: Paul Jettinghoff, Norman Geier, James Hotz and Arthur Jauman.

Mrs. J. V. DeWeese, East Third Street, received the Daughters of Ruth Class of the Methodist Church and a group of guests into her home Monday evening. Mrs. H. G. Conlon reviewed Edna Ferber’s autobiography “A Peculiar Treasure.” An entertaining contest was enjoyed during the social hour. Hostesses were Mrs. Dane Ridenour, Helen Ridenour, Mrs. Alfred Allemeier, Mrs. Lloyd Wilson, Mrs. Clark Van Meter and Mrs. DeWeese.

John Metzner, in charge of application for the Citizens Military Training Corps, announces there are still a few more places open before the Van Wert County quota is filled. Delphos young men who plan to attend the government camp this year are urged to make application immediately.

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