Delphos Republican 50 years ago May 11 1961



Aurora Chancy


I am a genealogist working on the Davis and Chancy families in Delphos. Years ago John Nace started doing an article for the Republican from the old newspapers. When he stopped I thought that would be a fun thing to do and did it for awhile but had to quit. Now I'd like to do it again if there is interest and I can get the microfilm. I'd appreciate it if the readers would contact me and tell me what surnames to look for, since there isn’t room for every name in the paper.




John Nace reports that he and his family saw seven deer near the city dump last Thursday evening-- however, this time they didn’t have one of them land in the car.

Bill Paynter, son of Mr & Mrs Orlie Paynter of Delphos , is now out of the service….Bill says he's mighty glad to be out. When asked about his plans for the future, he stated that he had some jobs in mind, but was uncertain yet as to what he would do.

21 of the 24 boys in Troup 95 attended Camporee. Dale Haley, Dr Don Yowell, Orlie Paynter and Bill Mondt accompanied them. They were one of 4 troups earning the privilege of going to ScoutORama. Winners of awards were: Mike Chancy and Bob Righter, Jerry LaPlant and Dwight Haley, Dan Paynter, Paul Haley, Dan Pilcher, Mark Garst and Dennis Barnes, Jack Rolph, Mike McEuen, and Duane Billings. Other boys attending were Dan O and David Adkins, Roger Copple, Olin and Gary Paynter, Donnie Tasker, Eddie Hoffhines, Clay White, Ronnie Davis.

Bertha Dildene thanks everyone for birthday cards, May 2; May 16 is Leon Somers birthday. Dick Louthans was Tuesday.

An Electrical storm hit Sunday, bringing hail and 3/4 inch of rain. Many were rudely awaked by a loud clap of thunder. The river rose several feet, however it fell again. The rise was due to heavy rains which fell Wednesday and Thursday of last week, about 2 1/2 inches.

Mailbox improvement week is this week. Patrons should provide mailboxes that provide easy and safe accessibility, neat appearance and protection for the mail. Name must be visible to the carrier and posts and supports must be painted.

On Sunday, Debbie Wolfe celebrated her first birthday.

Mr & Mrs Harold Buckles purchased the residence of Mrs Lyda Slater at 205 East 2nd St. at public auction Saturday. The Buckles family has occupied the Larzalere property at 3rd and Washington. The business building adjacent to the Ponton Locker, owned by Mrs Slater was also sold. Chas Klein is the new owner.

The interior and front entrance to Shea's Café has been repainted by Alfred and Don Tasker and Carroll Anderson.

Estate filed for Katherine Wolfe.