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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:11 AM

One Year Ago

• Fort Jennings High School class of 1951 recently held a class reunion. Those attending included Mildred (German) Schroeder, Alice (Krietemeyer) Lammers, Annette (Schimmoeller) Hilvers, Georgia (Nichols) Strominger, Art Schramm, Mabel (Calvelage) Berelsman, Mary (Ricker) Knuever, and Donald Ostenorf.


25 Years Ago — 1987

• Delphos will be represented in the Bands of America national marching band competition Friday and Saturday at the Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich. Jefferson Senior High School band will perform in preliminary competition at 3:45 p.m. Friday. If the band qualifies for the top 12 of 50 units, it will be eligible to compete on Saturday.

• The Fort Jennings American Legion, Post 715, will be holding its annual Veterans Day dinner Nov. 14. The post is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The program includes guest speaker, Robert Heft, mayor of Napoleon and designer of the current American flag. First District commander Gary Baxter will also be a guest.

• Changing Times Chapter Ohio Child Conservation will meet Nov. 17 in the home of Gert Fischer. Clair Geier will serve as co-hostess. Devotions will be given by Marie Swick. Dolly Haunhorst and Mary Ellen Hemker are in charge of the raffle. Tray favors for the local nursing homes will also be made that evening.


50 Years Ago — 1962

• Delphos chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its annual public speaking contest Monday night. Winner of the extemporaneous speech division was Mike Schimmoeller, and Charles Plikerd place first in the prepared speech division. The two first place winners will compete March 25 in Elida.

• Mrs. Murlin Mullenhour opened her home to the members of the Star Class of the Evangelical United Brethren Church Monday night. Mrs. Don Jacomet, Sr., was in charge of the lesson and read a story about Mahalia Jackson, entitled “She Makes Beautiful Music.” In a contest held Mrs. James Cross and Esther Dolan were most successful.

• One hundred and fifty members of St. John’s Altar-Rosary Society were present for the meeting held Monday night in the Little Theater of St. John’s School. Mrs. Steve Dickman, family life chairman, displayed a number of Advent Wreaths. The attendance prize was awarded to Mrs. Ray Hesseling.


75 Years Ago— 1937

• A regular meeting of the Delphos Model Airplane Club was held Thursday evening. A number of applications were submitted at the meeting and after due consideration, the following were elected to membership:  Marion Metcalfe, Junior Tucker, Edward Link, Junior Clawson, Donald Weideman, Carl Bardo, Robert Fethers, Robert Maxon and Gene Dray.

• Eddie Hanf, dance director of the Paul Spor Studios at Toledo, formerly of Delphos, was in Detroit recently to teach his newest dance creation entitled “Rhythm Rope Dance” to the dancing teachers of the state of Michigan, who are members of “The Dancing Masters of America.” Hanf is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanf, South Pierce Street.

• Members of the Delphos Methodist Epworth League are collecting food supplies and money for the annual Booth Festival which will be held at Spencerville on Saturday. Booths will be constructed in the basement of the Methodist church at that place. The money and canned goods will be distributed between the Flower Hospital at Toledo and the Worthington Children’s Home.


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