One Year Ago
St. John’s High School sophomore Austin Kline was honored as the student of the month by the Delphos Optimist Club. St. John’s Principal Don Huysman and Delphos City Schools Superintendent Frank Sukup made the presentation. Austin was awarded a certificate and a silver coin. He is the son of Barb Kline and Randy Kline.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Second grade students at Franklin Elementary held a tea party in conjunction with Japan Week activities. Kathy Lindeman poured tea for Shandy Myrick from a Japanese tea server. Michael Binkley and Aaron Odenweller also participated. The week ended with students dressing as Japanese students and having Japanese food with their lunch.
Ottoville students set a school record with three perfect scores at the Putnam County Science Fair. Receiving perfect scores were Jason Metcalfe (Tesla Coil), Kurt Hilvers (Tomography – CAT Scans) and Erick Bockrath (Ergonomic Designs).
Dan Vonderwell and Shawn Kimmet of St. John’s advanced Thursday to Friday’s Division III quarterfinal round of the 52nd state high school wrestling championships at St. John Arena, Ohio State University. Vonderwell improved his record 27-6 by defeating Darren Fluty of Summit Station Licking Heights 10-5. Kimmet defeated Stacy Behrens of Gates Mills Hawken 6-2.
50 Years Ago – 1964
G. Bruce Keith of Tyler, Texas, has purchased the Delphos Office Supply Company at 405 N. Main St., Delphos. Announcement of the change was made by The Delphos Herald, Inc., which has been operating the decades-old business. Delphos Office Supply Company will continue to be operated at its present location, which is in the same building as The Delphos Daily Herald.
Joan Horine will present her junior flute recital at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music on March 8. Horine, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Horine of Delphos, will share the recital stage with Linda Riddles, a junior oboe major. They will be assisted by Judith Herlevi and Sharon Olwert, pianists, and Raphael Diaz, cellist.
Additional arrangements for the benefit style show and card party were discussed at a regular business meeting of Phi Delta Sorority Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Edward Fritz. It was announced chairs would be available for the non-card players who wish to view the style show. The show will be March 10 in the Franklin School auditorium.
75 Years Ago – 1939
St. John’s walked away with its first game in the sectional basketball tournament at Shawnee Thursday night, swamping Elida 61 to 27. Fielders were scored for Delphos in the final period by Huysman, Vonderembse, Klausing and E. Clark. Grothouse scored two free throws and Huysman one.
A capacity attendance is anticipated for the presentation of the three-act farce, “Three Days of Gracie,” to be given in the Ottoville parish hall Sunday evening by the junior students of the high school. The cast will be directed by Dorothy Wannemacher and J. Kirk Krutsch. Basil V. Alt is directing the musical selections which will be given between acts.
Arrangements for a St. Patrick’s Day party were made Thursday evening when the members of the local review of the Women’s Benefit Association convened in the lodge rooms for a regular session. The public is invited to attend the party which will be given March 16. A Chinese party for the benefit of the American Legion Auxiliary Milk Fund, will be held March 9 at the home of Mrs. James Mellenhoff.