July 22, 2017

WWII Veterans Roundtable

Stories in Stone

    Take a walk through a cemetery and you’ll see rows and rows of grave markers with the names of the deceased along with the usual listing of the dates of their birth and death. But if you look a little closer those grave markers tell a much greater story than first meets the […]

Down Memory Lane

It was my turn to write the “On The Banks of Yesteryear” article for the Delphos Herald this month but for the life of me I could not get the first sentence of my chosen topic to trickle out of my head, down to my fingers and onto the keyboard.  So after several hours of […]

The 100th anniversary of the ‘war to end all wars’

  It all began with a single shot. Nearly 100 years ago, on July 28, 1914, Serbian Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on a back street in Sarajevo. Austro-Hungarian demands of Serbia were refused and their subsequent invasion of Serbia started a domino effect between allies […]

George Kihm and the Delphos Reds

             Strike one the umpire shouted.  Only the batter didn’t hear him.  Four pitches later the batter launched the ball over the centerfield fence for the longest hit ever seen on the Clay Street Grounds.  As he rounded the bases the home fans roared in appreciation.  Only the batter didn’t hear them.  The […]

Famous Delphosonians

This month we’ll meet some famous Delphosonians that you have probably never heard of.   Neely Edwards 1883-1965 Neely Edwards was born Cornelius Limbach in Delphos, Ohio on September 16, 1883 to Joseph Limbach and Lucina Ley.  His father died in Washington,DC in 1893 when Cornelius was only ten years old.  Limited research on this […]

Ice Harvesting

The bitter cold weather we experienced a few weeks ago didn’t seem good for doing anything outside.  But 100 years ago it would have been perfect for producing a summertime necessity: ice!    Until mechanical refrigeration in the home became commonplace in the early 20th century, housewives kept their food preserved and their lemonade cold […]