Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past
Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, May 26, 1999
Vickie Radel, registered nurse, is doing medical missionary work in Mexico.
A photograph shows Gina Dominique and Justin Riegsecker, AHS graduates, speaking to the AHS graduating class.
Council learned that the local cable television system will be rebuilt starting next fall.
Without a formal groundbreaking ceremony, work has been proceeding on the twobuilding expansion at the Fulton County Health Center. One building will be 36,000 square feet, another 24,000 square feet.
Toledo Metal Spinning is back in full production after being devastated by a fire in early 1998. The company is owned by Archbold native and AHS graduate Kenneth Fankhauser and his two sons, Craig and Eric.
David Springer will give the Memorial Day address at Pettiville, and Michael Adams will speak at Ridgeville Corners. Someone from Archbold Legion Post 311 will give the talk at Ruihley Park pavilion.
Sauder Woodworking Co., was recognized as the 1998 Partner of the Year by Regional Growth Partnership at its second annual meeting in Toledo May 19.
Deaths- Marjory C. Wyse, 84, West Unity; Robert Zimmerman, 91, Wauseon; Margaretha Behrmann, 87, Ridgeville Corners; Zelma L. Lee, 87, Archbold, Armin E. Scherreik, 76, Archbold
Ridgeville Corners Auxiliary named Buckeye Girls State delegates: Jennifer Phillips, Stephanie Henry, Lindsay Miller, Nicole Rosebrock
Defiance College Graduates from Archbold: Barajas Horacio, Diane Rowe, Christine Short, Maria Smith, Jane Stevens; from Pettisville: Benjamin Moyer, Kirtina Miller
Stephanie Barr, PHS grad, had several award winning pieces in the Bluffton College juried art exhibition April 20- May 1.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, May 30, 1984
David Hurst, county commissioner, is given credit for preventing the state from attempting to collect $180,000 from the county.
A ruling from the state said all findings against the county have been resolved in a case involving Comprehensive Employment and Training Act funds.
Charles E. Lugbill, president of Lugbill Bros. Inc., said the company will commemorate its fiftieth anniversary in the livestock auction business June 7.
Mildred Shaffer, Pioneer, was elected vice-president of the Williams County Democratic Central Committee.
Deaths- Mary Jane Sommers, 64, Tedrow; Herma Sherer, 89, Lake Worth, Fla.
Michael Leininger and Cindi Springer, AHS graduates, were among Anderson College students who traveled to a foreign country to take part in the Student Summer Trimester program. Leininger was in Peru from May 1-19. Springer was in Switzerland from May 4-22.
Twenty-five AHS seniors will fly to New York City on a senior trip for a week.
College graduates- Hesston: Amy Stuckey, Kristine Nofziger; Miami University: David Allen Nafziger
Twenty-four Pettisville senior graduates and chaperones Herb and Phyllis Short, spent a week trip to Florida by chartered bus.
Jon Kunkle, 17, and 45 high school juniors and seniors will tour Europe with the Ohio Honors Chorale.
Natalie Lugo, 8, was runner up in a Cinderella competition in Oklahoma City July 3. Natalie won first place in the photogenic competition. She is a former resident of Archbold and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lugo, Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Michael "Max" Nofziger, 36, AHS graduate, is a candidate for mayor of Austin, Texas. He is the first person to announce a candidacy in the 1985 city elections.
Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, May 20, 1959
Bryan Lions Club will honor David Neal, Archbold high school junior, and Gail Tuttle, Bryan junior, at a dinner Tuesday, when they tell of their experiences at the National Science Fair, Hartford, Conn, May 6-9.
Glendon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Schantz, who has served two years in the U.S. Army, received a discharge Tuesday, May 19, from Fort Carson, Colo.
C.M. Nichols, editor and publisher of the Stryker Advance for the past 30 years has sold the newspaper to Regis L. Spielvogel, Ellwood City, Pa. He takes possession June 30.
Dale Leu was the final bidder of the Gale Pace home sold at public auction Saturday for $10,700.
Robert J. Durbin, Arcanum, has been employed as superintendent of Napoleon schools to succeed Virgil Blanke. His salary will be $9,250 a year.
Robert E. Kleck has been awarded a Danforth Graduate Fellowship for study next year with tuition, fees, and living expenses provided at Stanford University for graduate studies.
Thomas Oil Well No. 1, at Fayette, has proven to be a dry hole. Drillers reached 3,000 feet Tuesday and drilling ceased. McClure Oil Co. will sink a test well in a new location, in Chesterfi eld Township.
Lawrence Blush has been appointed a member of the faculty at Defiance College. He will teach in the department of business.
Fifty-eight students will graduate from Archbold High School May 26.
Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- It takes 22,000 pounds of water to make a ton of newsprint.... Newcomers to the United States who try to learn our language find many pitfalls such as Wright, write, right, and rite....Mail order houses kidnap many dollars from local merchants who do not believe in advertising.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, May 23, 1934
Archbold Buckeye earned two first place trophies in the National Editorial Assn., newspaper competition: General Excellence and Newspaper Production.
The judges said the Buckeye is an unusually well edited and printed small town newspaper. In typography and advertising design, it is top-notch. Choice of news and writing, and makeup are excellent.
Jacob Ehrat, 76, died in his home May 20. He was president of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank, and Archbold Telephone Co. He was one of the founders of the bank, and served on village council.
From Friday to Monday, 13 lives were lost in airplane crashes in different parts of the country. The death toll increases in proportion to the number of persons traveling by airplane.
Archbold Alumni Assn. held its annual reunion at the school house, Friday evening. The Methodist ladies served dinner to 175 guests.
The St. Peter Catholic Church parochial school closes Friday for the summer season.
Simon Grieser suffered a slight stroke of paralysis Thursday evening.
Charles Buehrer placed 7th in typing competition at BGSU Saturday.
H.S. Moffitt, superintendent at Montpelier, was rehired for three years at $3,000 yearly. George Thourot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Thourot, Stryker, is superintendent of schools at Brownhelm school, near Cleveland.
100 Years Ago
Tuesday, June 1, 1909
Charles Rice began grading the Vonier-Leininger road yesterday.
Miss Edna Rupp from the Amish-Mennonite college at Goshen, Ind., spent Sunday with her grandmother Mrs. Catherine Rupp.
The work stoning the road north of town, progresses slowly because the material does not come as rapidly as Henry Stamm would like.
When you see several cords of waste lumber around a new house, you know one reason why Archbold people are slow to build houses to rent.
It is only a question of a few years when the Lake Shore Railroad will have four tracks throughout its entire length.
I.W. Gotshall's new Oldsmobile arrived Saturday. Its noises are few and it smells quite modest. It is capable of making about 70 miles an hour and is a very easy rider.
Wauseon dairymen must hustle to keep ahead of Bryan. The Williams County condensory is very young and yet their farmers collect within a few dollars of what is received by the older condensory at Wauseon. For April, Bryan's aggregate was $21,049. One man drew $260.01.
A little merriment was caused at the trial of the State of Ohio against August Walder, of Archbold, charged with selling intoxicating liquors contrary to the provisions of the Rose law.
Talk about modern miracles: what's the matter with the firm that can make twenty-year-old whiskey, bottle, label, box, and send by express two hours after receiving the order.
Those who like dandelion wine certainly could not complain of a shortage of the crop. When one has picked the flowers, done the work, and paid for the sugar, he has paid a big price for his wine.
Friday, June 4, 1909
While plowing in the field on the James Davis farm near Ridgeville Corners Tuesday afternoon, lightning struck the fence, knocked down one of the horses, and shocked Davis. Ever since he has had chills. The horse shows no injury.
Ten cars were started with a shot from a pistol to begin a race from New York City to Seattle, at 3 p.m. June 2. They should reach and remain there over night. They will pass through Archbold sometime Saturday. It will be the greatest show of automobiles ever to pass through our village.
Object of the race is to encourage building good roads and demonstrate the possibility of a national roadway from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
By an injunction issued by judge Killitts, the Ark, a floating saloon in the St. Joe River, in Defiance County, south of Edgerton, has been closed.
Dan Ranigan, a stranger arrested near Stryker, is constantly pulling imaginary things from his person and stomping on them. The objects appear to crawl about his body like squirrels and he has a time catching them. He will be sent to the asylum at Toledo.
A Hungarian working on an extra gang on the Lake Shore Railroad Saturday, west of Stryker, had a leg cut off. He died in Toledo Hospital.
Looks like another fine crop of hay. Corn promises well, oats and wheat right, berries and truck garden appear well. Prices are high, money is plenty and cheap, so quit grumbling.
Kansas has gone really dry. No booze for medicine, doctor, or anything. Kansas is getting so rich and so smart that they are above alcohol of any kind, for any reason. It was only a few years go that Kansas was accused of political agitation bordering on anarchy. Ten years of big crops has hushed a lot of noise in Kansas.
The sale of the farm of Mrs. Catherine Rupp which is Saturday will enable someone to obtain a fine piece of real estate that is near town and sure to grow into more money.
Such strings of fish as they catch in Bean and Brush Creek were unheard of a few years ago.
Archbold merchants, altogether, are agreeing by signing a paper, to quit the giving of premium tickets and stamps