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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:14 PM

One Year Ago

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc., has announced it has plans to close the Delphos facility on Sept. 18. The decision will leave 104 people without jobs and nearly a $1 million hole in the city’s utilities collections. “This was based on economics at the specific location,” Reser’s Management Director Linda Stock said Monday.


25 Years Ago – 1989

Dr. William T. Wright of Spencerville was honored recently as an Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) at a ceremony in Canton. Dr. Wright was one of six physicians honored during the annual Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame banquet. He has served as team physician for Spencerville High School for 34 years.

Angela R. Kaverman, daughter of Eugene Kaverman of Fort Jennings and the late Esther Kaverman, has been awarded a William J. Skou Scholarship from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster. Kaverman is a 1981 graduate of Ottoville High School and a 1985 graduate of Northwestern Business College.

Delphos Bass Club went to Hamilton Lake, Indiana, for its second tournament of the season. First place was won by Bob Jones, with six fish weighing 13 pounds. John Moreo was second with six fish weighing 11 pounds, five ounces. Ron Beair took third with six fish totaling 10 pounds, nine ounces. Jones had the biggest bass of the tournament – four pounds, two ounces.


50 Years Ago – 1964

Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that two of its members, Eugene Laudick and Eugene Warnecke, have been selected for inclusion in the 1965 edition of Outstanding Young Men of America. Laudick and Warnecke were nominated by the local Jaycee Chapter earlier and now have been selected for the publication by a 13-man national board of editors.

Delphos women golfers and members of the Delphos Country Club divided their attention between the local country club and Willow Bend Country Club at Van Wert Tuesday. A total of 27 women were entertained at Willow Bend with 19 joining in golf and all attending a luncheon. Among the Delphos golfers, Mrs. Jack Whitaker was awarded the prize for low gross, Mrs. Franklin Spieles had low net and Mrs. Alfred Odenweller was low in putts.

Mary Martha Bible Class members of the Christian Union Church met Tuesday evening with Ruby Spring and her daughter, Kay, in their home on Suthoff Street. Class president Hazel Diltz called the meeting to order and gave the opening prayer. Eleanor Rostorfer presented the lesson and the meeting was closed with a prayer by Bessie Wells.


75 Years Ago – 1939

The Star Café turned the trick again Friday night and defeated the Lion Clothing team by a score of 7 to 6 in an eight-inning affair. In the extra inning, the Star scored the winning tally with a walk, two hits and a wild pitch. With men on every base, Adams hurled one over the batter’s head to leave the winning run come home.

Norman Geier and his 12-piece orchestra will be featured at Swiss Gardens, Holgate, on July 23. Geier’s orchestra was organized in July of last year and is composed entirely of local talent. Included is a swing quintet which makes a big hit with the “jitterbugs.”

A regular meeting of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church was conducted Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Clifford Prine, Spencerville. There was one guest, Paula Miller. In a contest, Mrs. Peter Fuerst was awarded the honors. Mrs. Harold Weaver led the concluding prayer.


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