One Year Ago
• American Legion Post 268 Commander Larry Grothouse presented a check to Sgt. Dave Clark of the Delphos Police Department. The Legion distributes proceeds at least once a year. Recipients also included Jefferson and St. John’s schools, Delphos Optimists, Community United, the Delphos Canal Commission Museum, the Delphos Museum of Postal History, the Veterans War Memorial Park and others.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• American Legion Post 268 announced winners of the annual Halloween party held at the post home on State Street. In the age infant to age four first prize was awarded Nathan Diltz for his Dracula costume. First prize winner of age 5-7 were Clint Mox, 7, a clown. In age 8-11 category, first prize went to Andy Hoffman, 9, the ugliest. In the age over 11 first prize went to Patty Saum as a clown. Winner of the apple bobbing was Katrina Miller. Winner of the pin the tail on the donkey was Lonnie Schaffner.
• Initiatory work will be conducted at the regular meeting of Delphos Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star Nov. 5 in Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Co-chairmen of the dinning room are Romaine Owens and Erylene Shaw, assisted by Richard Owens, Kenneth Shaw, Tom Jones, Mary Adam, Dorothy Miller, Latalla Jones, Janelle Miller and Mary Beerman.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Delphos Blue Jays closed out their 1962 grid season Friday night with a solid 34-18 win over Indian Lake. Halfback Bill “Dusty” Laudick crossed the Lakers’ goal line three times for 18 of the Jays points. Ron Baumgarte contributed six points, John Grone added six and the remaining four were made by Dave Hoehn, who booted successfully four times for bonus points.
• Members of Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star and members of District 8, of which Delphos is a part, took an active part in the 73rd Acacia Grand Chapter Session held Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, in Cleveland. Mrs. Walter Clark, associate Matron of Delphos Chapter, took a part in the impressive installation ceremony.
• Delphos Jefferson’s Wildcats notched touchdowns in the first and fourth periods to close out their season on a winning note as they tripped the Paulding Panthers, 12-7. Jefferson broke into the scoring column in the first period when Bill Doyle tossed several yards to Gerald Lindeman for a touchdown. In the last period, Fred Lentz charged through the line for the final tally of the game.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• David L. Baringer will be the next mayor of Delphos. He carried the election Tuesday, defeating Mayor W. H. Taylor by a margin of 102 votes, 1263 to 1161. Baringer headed the Citizens ticket and ran far ahead of that ticket. Ennis Price and A. C. Kortier, independent candidates for mayor, polled votes of 126 and 88, respectively.
• As indicated by St. John’s 1937-38 schedule, the school’s cagers will likely have a tough row to hoe if they plan on taking a goodly share of the season’s encounters. According to St. John’s new mentor, Coach Jake Schulte, five lettermen are available for St. John’s varsity this year. The team will be built around these boys who are: Grothouse, Ditto, Gladen, Brandehoff and Klausing.
• Mrs. Carl Tester of Lima, a kindergarten instructor, was the guest speaker at a regular meeting of the Delphos Mothers Circle conducted at the home of Mrs. Herbert Buchanan, East Suthoff Street, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Charles Nixon presented an interesting paper on “Troubles and Training.” In two weeks, the group will meet at the home of Mrs. Russell Judkins, East Seventh Street.