2008-08-13 / Opinion

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998

Wayne Roth shows a certifi- cate that he flew in a restored B-17 WWII bomber. Roth had the experience at a fly-in at Defi ance County Airport.

Nathan and Judy Baer are hosting Rodrigo Arnedo Gonzalez, of Pamplona, Spain. The young man is here to study English. He is studying journalism and interned with this newspaper 25 hours this summer.

A zoning change was approved for Sauder Woodworking Co. Five lots in the Jacob Rupp Addition was changed from R-3 medium density residential to M-1 restricted industrial for parking lots.

Eli Baer, 1994 Pettisville High School graduate, is working for the Fulton County Soil Water Conservation District this summer. He is a senior at Lake Superior State University.

County commissioners rejected two bids for construction of a new county dog pound, according to Vond Hall, county administrator.

50th Wedding Anniversaries- Charles and Shirley Lugbill, Aug. 15; they have two sons and four grandchildren. Loyal and Donna Belle Nofziger, Aug. 22; they are the parents of four. They have 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A photograph shows Brandon Wagner, Colton Hulshof, and Hayce Wolf playing in water from a garden hose on Williams Street.

Deaths- Dale E. Grieser, 72, Archbold; Maxine R. Hitt, 80, Bryan; Elnora L. Rupp, 94, Archbold.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1983

The Archbold mosquito control program is using safe chemicals, according to Steven C. Prochaska, pesticide control specialist, Ohio Department of Agriculture.

From a field of 20 candidates, Art Bradford was hired to succeed Grace Cron as vocal and instrumental music director at Pettisville High School.

BoDec Fiberglassing, Inc., has been given the go-ahead to complete the Elmira School roofing project.

Deaths- Nola M. Roth, 72, Archbold; Chris Merillat, Jr., 60, Bryan; M. Velma Miller, 74, Montpelier; Evelyn Roehrig, 68, Sarasota, Fla.

Archbold FFA Chapter Sweetheart Jan Beck was a fi- nalist in the State FFA Queens pageant at Ohio State Fair.

Competitors in the Fulton County 4-H Style Review were Rosemary Schweinhagen, Nedra Klinger, Mary Jo Grime, Heidi Lauber.

40th Wedding Anniversary- Mr. and Mrs. Mark Blosser.

Members of the band who entertained in Ruihley Park Friday evening appear in photographs: Bev Miller, Terri Krebs, Gail Hilkert, Archbold, flutists; Sterling King clarinet, Archbold; Eileen Stoudt, clarinet, Ridgeville Corners; Charles Yackee, Wauseon.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- First AHS graduating class was in 1891. They staged their 50th anniversary in 1941.... Remember when pitchforks were made completely from wood. At that time, trees of hardwood were so plentiful manufacturers made the tines, handles and all out of wood.... Mickey Mouse is changing the face of Orlando, Fla. In 1964, Disney moved in, buying real estate 20 miles southwest of Orlando. Disney paid $5.5 million for 27,400 acres, property that is now worth nearly $2 billion.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1958

Twelve boys took part in a Court of Honor in the Scout Cabin in Ruihley Park: Edwin Carter, Joe Dominique, David Layman, Steve Pape, Stan Wilcox, Bruce Lauber, Michael Grime, Robert Lovejoy, Gene Spiess, Ronald Lovejoy, John Jiminez, Steve Grime.

A three-day conference of Ohio Mennonite Christian Workers will be held at Central Mennonite Church, Aug. 19-20- 21.

Ed. Gerken, who recently returned with his family from Hawaii, will show pictures of the tropical islands at the Monday noon luncheon of Commercial Club.

Glenn Gallaway, vo-ag teacher at Archbold, is a delegate to the national FFA convention in Buffalo.

A garden club was organized in the home of Mr. O.P. Kluepfel Thursday evening.

Winameg is one of the oldest villages in the Midwest. A large marker was set near the site of the Indian village named after chief Winameg on Aug. 10.

Records indicate over nine inches of rain fell on Northwest Ohio in the wettest July on record since 1893.

Military addresses appear for Louis Brock and Jerald Thompson.

George Whysall, crop pilot, called from Michigan Friday evening to try to get someone to turn on the landing lights at the Leininger farm landing strip. David Rupp, Denver Spiess, and Val Beck came to the rescue and got the lights on while Whysall circled the field and landed safely.

Mrs. O.P. Kluepfel won first prize for her weaving exhibit at the Wood County Fair last week.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1933

Route 20S in Fulton County, a nine-mile gravel strip, is to be paved this fall.

Gaylord Yost, violinist, of Fayette, has discovered a new principle of violin technique which he believes may be the secret which died with Paganini in 1840.

During a 12-hour period Saturday, 1,245 automobiles from 32 states passed through Ridgeville Corners on Route 6.

After a five-month holiday without banking facilities, residents of Bryan were elated Wednesday morning when the newly-organized Citizens National Bank of Bryan opened for business.

The Ohio Art Company, Bryan has 100 extra men working, now using two shifts a day.

Charles E. Yost, owner of the Fayette Review, has leased the business to David Slyter, of Hudson, Mich. Slyter recently launched the Hudson News, and has had the new publication printed in the Review offi ce.

When Henry Arnos and family of near Defiance, arrived in Archbold Saturday evening to do their shopping, they found a white hen perched on the back tire of the car. They sped 35 miles per hour and the hen stayed with them. They drove home with it in the back seat.

One of the features of Archbold Homecoming Thursday afternoon will be a parachute drop by Jerry Wessling. He won the world championship in Los Angeles recently.

THE PETTISVILLE CIDER MILL will be in operation Aug. 18 and each Tuesday and Friday thereafter during the season.- Bertha H. Canfield- adv.

100 Years Ago

Friday, Aug. 21, 1908

German Township hired George Rutz to be school truant officer. It was discovered only half the children are attending school. The law requires enforcement.

The State Fire Inspector has required that Archbold school build a second fire escape before September.

I.W. Gotshall has donated enough lumber to build a bandstand so the musicians need not stand on the street. They intend to build it in sections so it can be taken down for the winter months and stored. It will be lighted for night playing.

Frey Manufacturing & Company, Elmira, is making its first shipment of 2,500 dozen canvas gloves.

Vernier McLaughlin & Co., are having a modern plate glass front installed at their store. They need more window space to display merchandise.

The grangers, believing that a good fair should be educational, have inaugurated a corn show as a special feature this fall.

Murbach & Fauster, medical practitioners, have done their best to provide Fulton County with a suitable hospital. As it has not been self-supporting and is a public utility, the businessmen of Archbold and Wauseon have agreed to close on next Tuesday to give employees an opportunity of patronizing the excursion to Cedar Point for the benefit of the hospital fund-raiser.

The Fayette Review notices that all the Republican candidates who used printer's ink freely were successful in securing nominations. It also may be mentioned that all the candidates who had cards printed at the Archbold Buckeye office were successful. A good card is a valuable introduction.

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