Old Downtown Delphos
Old Downtown Delphos
The Delphos school board met Wednesday evening and arranged for the publication of the notice to contractors, for bids for the erection of the Second Ward school. At this meeting the board also decided upon names for the Delphos school buildings. The new high school and grade building will be known as the Jefferson school, the Franklin street building as the Franklin school, and the Second Ward building as the Lincoln School. A name will be selected also for the South Delphos school. (Garfield)

Delphos Herald April 9, 1910

Landeck became part of the Delphos school district in 1968.

Order of the Schools

Van Wert side – late 1840s

Allen side – Jefferson first - 1969

Jefferson – second - 1912 - addition 1950

Jefferson – third - 1973

German Dept. – 1883

Franklin – 1889

Garfield – between 1903 and 1909

Lincoln – 1912

Training Center 1971 then high school built 1973

A new school bus garage was built – 1952

Delphos Herald August 28, 1952


Boarding School

The Sisters (NUNS) School will open the first Monday in September. Having fitted up their new Convent, they are now ready to receive boarders, offering them all the advantage of a common school education, besides all kinds of needlework.


Not a Perfect Baby

The little girl whom the New York Times tells us about, is only five years old, but she has such a large experience of dolls that she feels herself to be something of a connoisseur in children. Recently there came a real live baby into the house.

When it was put into her arms, this real live baby, the 5 year old surveyed it with a critical eye.

“Isn’t that a nice baby?” said the nurse, with joyous pride, with which a nurse always regards a new baby, in which she feels she has a proprietary intent.

“Yes,” replied the little girl, but its head is loose.”

Delphos Herald May 9, 1900


Pough on the Job Master

“A few days since,” relates a selector, “As I was sitting with my D., in his office, a man came in and said:

“Mr. W., the livery stable keeper, tricked me shamefully yesterday and I want to get even with him.”

“State your case,” said D.

“I asked him how much he’d charge me for a horse to go to Richmond. He said half a sovereign. I took the horse, and when I came back, he said he wanted another half sovereign for coming back and made me pay it?”

D. gave his client some legal advise, which his client immediately acted upon, as follows. He went to the livery stable keeper and said, “How much will you charge for a horse to go to Windsor?”

The replied, “A sovereign.”

“Client accordingly went to Windsor, came back by rail, and went to the livery stable keeper saying, “Here is your money,” paying him a sovereign.

“Where is my horse?” said W.

“He’s at Windsor,” answered the client.

I hired him only to go to Windsor.”

Delphos Herald July 19, 1900


FFA Chapter’s Ear of Corn Contest

Winners in the “Ear of Corn Selection” contest conducted by the Delphos Chapter, Future Farmers of America this winter, were announced today. First place went to Edwin Holdgreve, second went to John Gengler, third to Paul Ebbeskotte and fourth to Bill Gerdeman. A total of 14 local FFA members participated. The contest selections were made on the best all around ear of corn entered. Judge for the contest was I.N. Nihiser, manager of the aged house at the March Foundation, Van Wert.

The ear of corn had to be produced on the family farm. Purpose of the contest was to show the boys ability in selecting a good ear of corn from the 1954 harvest.

Delphos Herald – 1955


Ku Klux Klan

A number of automobiles carrying men who evidently were members of the Ku Klux Klan passed through here Thursday evening. Women and children were also in the party. Their cars ere marked K.K.K., Kokomo, Ind., to Sebring, Ohio.

Delphos Herald July 26, 1923