Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past
Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999
The intersection of St. Rts. 66 and 34 qualifies for traffic signals, according to James Faught, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation. It will be ten months before the signals are installed. The state hopes to have them ready by the start of school next fall.
Headline–Neighbors Protest Duplex Housing On Pleasant Street
Dexter Benecke, Ridgeville Corners, was named to the board of directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
Jack and Judy McCormick were named the recipients of the first Member of the Year of Archbold Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber officers are Phil Rich, president; Kenneth Skip Leupp, vice-president industrial; Bill Rufenacht, vice-president retail; Claire Morton, secretary; Norris Allan, treasurer.
Virgil Miller received the Citizen of the Year award from Maynard Sauder.
Robert H. Stotzer sold a two-story home with barn and outbuildings and five acres at public auction Nov. 2 to Brian and Christi Miller, Ridgeville Corners, for $94,000. The property is located at T727 Co. Rd. 21A, northwest of Ridgeviille Corners.
Deaths–Bob L. Kemp, 64, Hillsdale, Mich.; Kenneth Louys, 83, West Unity; Robert Saunders, 79, Wauseon; Susan Wagner, 42, Napoleon; Warren E. Wyse, 76, Archbold; Lois Aeschliman, 75, Wauseon; Theodore E. Beaverson, 70, McClure; Lloyd Franklin Miller, 83, Bryan
Cheering for volleyball in a photo are Missy Wyse, Jodi Wyse, Stacy Bosco, Heather Beck, Shelby Wyse, Kristen Spengler.
Cast members for the comedy “Nunsense” are Lindsey Burnett, Jennifer Yoder, Melissa Quinones, Sarah Delaney, Jodi Crossgrove.
Alyssa and Jessica Beck were among the music students taking part in a Saturday program at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Twenty-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1984
The proposed dip-out of the Tiffin River in Fulton County has been dropped. Lowell Rupp made the announcement before a group of citizens at a luncheon at Die Alt Scheier, Nov. 7.
After two years of study, planning and work by many citizens, the Archbold Area Foundation is a reality. Board members are Marvin D. Miller, president; Maynard Sauder, vice-president; John Baumgartner, secretary, Robert Aschliman, treasurer.
A needle was recently found in a sample of Duncan Hines chocolate chip cookies in Archbold, according to Richard Purdy, police chief.
Smith’s of Angola, Ind., has its grand opening Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The store, along with Smith’s Department Store of Fremont, is managed by Jeff and Connie Smith, formerly of Archbold.
The Clarence J. Clingaman home, 307 DeGroff Ave., was sold at auction Saturday for $32,400 to Larry Grieser.
Dean Beck, superintendent of FCHC, spoke to Rotary Club Friday. He outlined the new Medicare system now in effect.
A full-page advertisement announces the 25th anniversary of D&W Collision Service. A photograph features the laser beam alignment team: Tony Grime, Frank Gonzales, Willie Grime, Dan Avers, Don Grime, Roger Gerken, Andy Grime, Frank Grime. Missing from photo: Mark Miller and Frieda Rupp. to explain how she managed to lose 123 pounds–and keep it off.
Honored AHS golfers: Joe Wyse, most improved; Mark Stevens, lowest average; Greg Todd, most points during season.
Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–Uncle Sam’s total outstanding debt is $1,590,000,000 as of 1984.... Cigar smoking is said to be on the decline.... Readers of this column interested in a good map of Fulton County can get one at the Engineer Office for 60¢ a copy.
Deaths–Margaret Britsch, 70, Archbold; Minnie Grieser, 83, Archbold; Lydia Kruse, 92, Archbold
Wedding Anniversaries– Milton and Lucie Beck, Nov. 29, 50th; Richard and Shirley Raker, Nov. 20, 25th.
Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1959
Headline–School Bond Issue Wins; Parking Meters Lose; Ernest C. Mohr Sr., Elected Mayor
Jesse Storrer and workmen are laying new 10-inch water main on East Holland Street.
“The Ten Commandments” will show at Scott Theatre, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
The first junior class play, “The Meddlesome Maid” will be presented Tuesday under the direction of Gene Rupp.
Francis Coressel, 31, Defi ance, was driving a panel truck owned by S&S Appliance, Inc., when it was struck by two trains at the Franklin Street crossing at 9 pm last Wednesday. A slow moving freight coming from the east hit the rightfront fender. After Coressel stepped out of the vehicle, the 20th Century passenger train came from the west and crushed the truck between the two.
Arthur Fish received word from his son Larry that he arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 26, to begin seminary training.
A shooting match at Hit Archery takes place Thursday evening at 8. Archery teams will be organized for the winter months.
Skunks are the natural enemy of rattlesnakes.
Economic literacy is a national necessity if our way of life is to be preserved.–Lillian Kay
Two Napoleon men were hurt Friday night when a section of temporary wooden bleachers collapsed at the Delta-Napoleon game, five minutes before game time. Ray Badenhop and Earl Brubaker were rushed to Heller Memorial Hospital, Napoleon.
Badenhop was released with a badly bruised foot, and 30 stitches closed a severe wound on Brubaker’s ankle. Cause of the accident is unknown.
Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–Since 1913 the per capita income in the United States has increased four and a half times..... Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.... Selling real estate at auction has proven the most successful way to get the top bid for property: farms and homes in this area.... There is much interest in the public about the circulation of filth in the mail. What about the prevalence of rubbish that comes into American homes via TV programs.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1934
Needy families in the county will receive 40 cans or 1,440 pounds of canned beef. It will be distributed by Frank Lehman, director of the Fulton County Relief Administration.
Three banks in Williams County will pay depositors a cash dividend.
About 75 neighbors and friends went to the Louis Merillat farm and husked 12 neighbors and friends went to the farm of Mrs. Cora Wyse, east of Archbold, Monday forenoon, and husked 11 acres of corn and hauled it to the crib. They also hauled several loads of corn fodder.
The total circulation of books in the public libraries of the state has doubled in the past ten years.
Ohio Gas, Light & Coke Co. has been improving its service in Archbold the past week. They are installing about 700 feet of 2-inch pipe at an expenditure of about $600 to tie in connections with four mains.
A credible physician said that half of the highway accidents are due to drunken driving.
100 Years Ago
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1909
W.H.H. Miller, master commissioner for the northern district of Ohio, has issued a notice, advertising for sale all the property owned by the Wabash Railroad in Lucas, Henry, Fulton, Defi- ance, and Paulding counties except that embraced in the Montpelier branch and a few other small pieces.
Township trustees have selected five arbitrators to settle the amount which Chris. Yoder must pay for benefits to his land, just outside the corporation, which he received from the drain along the old Gigax property along the public highway.
At a meeting of the directors of the New York Central System a system of pensioning aged employees has been approved.
Thomas A. Edison is now working on an invention at Orange, N.J., to build poured cement houses. There is every reason to believe his efforts will be successful.
Peter Eicher will occupy the lower floor of the new Hirsch building with a produce market. He has not taken a partner, as reported, and will continue to conduct the business alone.
Danny Wyse will be in Archbold Wednesdays and Thursdays. Leave orders for watch and clock repairing at E.U. Schnetzler’s.–adv.
Louis Winzeler, who is practicing dentistry in Peoria, Ill., is spending the week with Archbold friends.
Friday, Nov. 19, 1909
While driving along the state road an auto came from behind and scared the horse behind which Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerig were riding. The animal plunged into the ditch, throwing Mrs. Gerig over Mr. Gerig’s head, and seriously bruising her.
The quail are just as much the property of the farmer upon whose land they live, as are his hens or his cattle. He has full lawful right to them and can make it cost the hunter dearly to kill them without permission.
Joel Nofziger was plowing his orange grove near Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 11. The crop looks good and will be ripe about the last of November. Joel has been in Arizona three years to the day.
The fixtures of the Frank P. Bernath Restaurant have been purchased by Andrew Diehlman of Bryan, and the business closed. Frank is thinking of opening a blacksmith shop in Ridgeville Corners.
Bad roads, lack of teams and a broken traction engine are some of the difficulties encountered by the contractor for the stone road south of town.
A check of $26,000 was deposited in the Stryker Bank by the Continental Sugar Company to pay for October sugar beets.
The Lockport stone road is completed all but two miles. Work stopped because of lack of funds.
Many hundreds of dollars of stone sidewalks have been put down in Archbold
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acres of corn, hauled in the
Tana Carrisales is half the
corn and fodder, and stored
woman she used to be. And
a large amount of potatoes.
she’ll be in Archbold Monday
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