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Monday, November 19, 2012 2:54 PM

One Year Ago
• United Way of Greater Lima CEO Phil Hayne, Delphos Co-Chair Alisha Reaman, K&M Chairs Jennifer Erhart and Valerie Weber and United Way of Van Wert County Chair Deb Russell kicked off the 2011 Delphos United Way Campaign Thursday at the K&M headquarters.

25 Years Ago — 1987
• The 11th annual Delphos Community Christmas Project is under way. Continuing this tradition are this year’s committee members Edna Fischer, Kay Best and Sharyl Odenweller with Jerome Schmit treasurer. The project is only for residents of Delphos and the Delphos School District.

• Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers presented checks to St. John’s High School and other area schools in its fifth annual high school band fund-raising promotion. St. John’s received $503.20. Lincolnview received $1,269.72 and Elida $695.83. Twelve area schools participated with a total of $5,907.50 awarded.

• About 20 members of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jacob P. Smith Post 3740, Ottoville, were present for their meeting held recently in the VFW clubrooms. Ethel Perrin reported on presenting seven Ottoville veterans in nursing homes with fruit plates for Veterans Day. The Christmas party will be held Dec. 8 with a potluck meal.

50 Years Ago — 1962
• Work on the 25-bed Delphos Community Nursing Home will get under way here soon, weather permitting. The nursing home will be located on the northeast corner of Second and Clay streets. Rain on Friday and Saturday last week delayed the moving of the house now on the nursing home site. The house, originally owned by the late Homer Davies, will be moved to East Seventh Street.

• Commemorative Post No. 268, American Legion, will be host for an Allen County American Legion dance on Nov. 24, at the post club rooms on State Street. The first dance of this type was held at the local club rooms last year and proved so popular that it has been decided to make it an annual event. Leroy Blanchard’s orchestra will provide the music for dancing.

• “Thanksgiving Theme” was the topic for the annual Leatherwood Grange Thanksgiving supper and program held Thursday evening. After supper a program was presented under the direction of the lecturer, Clyde Stemen. “Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” was presented by Mrs. Roy Metzger and Mrs. Homer Roberts read “A Thanksgiving Day Thought.”

75 Years Ago — 1937
• St. John’s High School will play its second game of the season next Friday when the Blue and Gold Varsity will clash with the representative team of Karr Business College of Van Wert. There are two Delphos boys, both formerly members of Jefferson High team included in the outfit. These are Jean Bryan and James Mueller.

• A meeting of the W. M. I. Club was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. E. Hinderleider, South Franklin Street. The history topic on Marietta, Ohio was given by Mrs. Lloyd Myers. Mrs. C. F. Miller reviewed “The Country Kitchen.” The club has made a contribution to the rental shelf at the Delphos Public Library.

• A large attendance marked the card party given in the Legion rooms Wednesday evening under the auspices of the American Legion Auxiliary. The awards went to the following: in pinochle, Emma Gerdemann and Fred Langmier; in euchre, Mrs. Dale Miller and Ferman Clinger; in five-hundred, Mrs. S. H. Wahmhoff; in adult bunco, Mrs. Ferman Clinger; and children’s bunco, Helen Marie Fiedler and Wilbur Clinger.


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