One Year Ago
• While their families are enjoying turkey on Thanksgiving Day, 75 members of the Fort Jennings High School Marching Band will be strutting their stuff in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago. This is the fourth time the instrumental department has been invited to participate in the parade and the trips occur about every four years.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Jefferson linebacker Tony Closson has been named Lineman of the Year for the second straight season on the Associated Press Division V All-Northwest Ohio football team. Joining Closson on the first team defense were teammates Bob Ladd, Keith Dickman and Andy Mox. On offense Jefferson’s Damon Ulm was selected first team wide receiver.
• Ottoville Senior Citizens Social Club met Thursday afternoon in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Social rooms for a short business meeting and to play cards. One new member Evelyn Horstman was welcomed to the group. Pinochle winners were Ben Stepleton, high and Rosa Deitering, second in euchre. Joe Klima was high and Philip Schimmoeller, second.
• Construction on Memorial Manor is progressing as scheduled, according to James Deffenbaugh, chairman of the building committee. Ground-breaking on the apartment complex, which is located next to Delphos Memorial Home, took place in April. Construction started in May. “The target date for completion is September 1988,” said Deffenbaugh.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Delphos chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce received a first place award on its membership drive and a community development award at the November All-State meeting in Cleveland Saturday and Sunday. The membership drive award was in recognition of the local Jaycees signing up 25 new members. Representing the local chapter at the meeting were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Schlagbaum. Mr. Schlagbaum is president of the local chapter.
• Fort Amanda Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William Gladen, East Fifth Street, with ten members and two guests present. Joy Arnold spoke on “The Story of Old Glass.” She displayed examples of pressed glass, sandwich glass and cut glass.
• Mrs. Benno Miller was speaker for the Monday luncheon meeting of the Green Thumb Garden Club. Her topic was “Propagation of Hardwood Cuttings.” The 1962-63 program books were distributed by the chairmen of the committee, Mrs. Wm. Wiesenberg, Mrs. Ralph Best and Mrs. E. L. Staup. Mrs. Richard Shirack announced there will be a Christmas flower show Dec. 11 at Vogt’s Restaurant.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• The members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church held a regular meeting Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Clarence King, Scott’s Crossing. The theme of the devotional service led by Mrs. Clifford Prine was “Stephen With the Shining Face.” Mrs. William Emerick gave a reading, “Gifts of God.”
• The members of the ladies’ branch of the C. K. of A. held their annual election of officers at a regular meeting conducted in the K. of C. rooms Thursday evening. Elected were Rose Wahmhoff, president; Elizabeth Wahmhoff, vice president; Luella Grothouse, recording secretary; Dorothy Brendle, financial secretary; Henrietta McRedmond, treasurer; Gabriel Van Autreve, sergeant-at-arms; and Ida Kalt, sentinal.
• Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” was read at a regular meeting of Sorosis conducted at the home of Mrs. Thomas B. Snow, East Fourth Street, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. W. L. Carter presented an interesting paper on the comparison of “Falstaff” in “Henry the Fourth” and in “Merry Wives of Windsor.”