One Year Ago
• Delphos Ladies Club member and Womanless Beauty Pageant coordinator Amy Zalar congratulated Dixie Dynamite, a.k.a. the Rev. David Howell, as the 2011 Delphos Hottie after she/he won the pageant Saturday evening. Dixie crooned Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” during the talent portion of the competition.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Spencerville High School will hold its homecoming Friday. Candidates for queen are seniors Ericka Osting, Tracy Burnett, April Oakman and Teresa Bockey. Underclass attendants are junior Carla Johnson, sophomore Mindy Shobe and freshman Angie Kahle.
• Edna Jane Nolte spoke to members of Catholic Daughters of America at their recent meeting and highlighted her audience with Pope John Paul II. Nolte met with the Pope in San Francisco along with other officials of CD of A throughout the nation. Wooden heart candleholders made by Mary Lou Siefker, Rosella Bonifas and Eileen Bonifas will be used as table decorations at the CD of A state convention to be held at Riverview Hotel next April in Toledo.
• A simple ground ball hit by Vince Coleman that took a funny hop on the artificial surface and handcuffed Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek in the sixth inning led to three runs and enabled the St. Louis Cardinals to escape with a 4-2 victory in the fifth game of the World Series. The triumph gives the Cardinals a three game to two lead in the best-of-seven series with the sixth game scheduled for the Metrodome in Minneapolis Saturday.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• The Delphos Lions Club began distribution Tuesday of posters publicizing its annual Pancake Day, according to John Pitsenbarger, who heads the publicity committee. Other members of the committee are John Helton, W. P. Hinton, Jr., Gary Brents, Walter Heidenrich, Owen Grubenhoff and Lloyd Guthrie. The annual affair will be held Nov. 3 in the Franklin School.
• Members of Crescent Temple, No. 50, Pythian Sisters of Delphos took an active part in the 63rd convention for district four, held Tuesday in Pythian Hall, Columbus Grove. Those attending from Delphos were Mrs. Lewis Redd, Mrs. Don Miller, Juanita Miller, Mrs. Lewis Vogt, Mrs. Fred Kiggins, Stella Jameson, Mrs. Charles Daulbaugh, Myrtle Talbot, Mabel Clark and Margaret Peltier.
• Seventeen members of the Rebecca Circle, Trinity Methodist Church, and three guests, Mrs. Earl Boyer, Mrs. Solomon Miller and Mrs. C. A. Fletcher, were present at the meeting held Tuesday night in the home of Mrs. Louis Mueller on Harmon Street. Devotions and the lesson were given by Mrs. Neil Leininger.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• An important meeting of Commemorative Post American Legion will be held Thursday night at the Legion Hall. Special attention will be given to plans for Armistice Day, November 11. There will be a talkie picture on the American Legion Convention which was held at New York. There will also be a talkie of the war which is being waged in Shanghai.
• A victrola and records have been donated to St. John’s School for use in the portable building. The donation was made by Mrs. Joseph Odenweller, South Pierce Street. Should any person have a radio which he would care to donate, he is asked to contact the teachers at St. John’s.
• The concluding chapters of the study book, “Moslem World,” were reviewed at a special meeting of the Woman’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church conducted at the church Friday afternoon. Mrs. E. B. Mauk, Mrs. Oscar Shellabarger, Mrs. Earl Scott and Mrs. J. Clement Berry reviewed the chapters.