Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past
Ten Years Ago Wednesday, June 27, 2001
More than 140 applications were received by the Village of Archbold for an assistant administrator position.
Smoke rolls out of the First Church of Christ, St. Rt. 2, while firefighters attack the flames, according to a photograph.
Walter and Martha Stamm sold at public auction a twostory home with barn and outbuildings on St. Rt. 66, north of Archbold, to Shawn D. Stamm for $146,000.
A 1 1/2-story home located at 401 West Holland St., sold at public auction by Francis Stuckey to Bill and Teresa Smith, Portage, Mich., for $110,000. An adjacent lot sold for $20,000 to Richard Maxwell, Fayette.
Dennis Howell, village administrator, told Fulton County Commissioners a major business investment could bring new jobs to the village. He said the project could mean an investment of $22 million in new production equipment in the village.
Fulton County Amateur Radio Club made 460 contacts throughout the United States and Canada with other ham operators over the weekend.
Deaths– Myrl Liechty, 75, Stryker; Samuel W. Miller, 98, Archbold; Robert J. Weber, 71, Wauseon; Paul E. Randall, 33, Delta; Richard C. Bernath, 81, Stryker; Glen M. McQuillen, 90, Delta
60th Wedding Anniversaries– Harold and Betty Schroeder; Earl and Helen Rychener
Proceeds totaling $11,394 were donated at the 13th annual Sunshine, Inc., benefit meal, June 22.
Casen Short, 4, son of Chad and Michelle, asks about the controls inside Todd Grisier’s airplane during the Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Fulton County Airport, June 23.
Brad Rufenacht and Neil Rupp, Pettisville marathon runners, competed in Grandma’s Marathon, June 16, in Duluth, Minn.
Jack Graf, Dean Genter, and Paul Barnaby, county commissioners, held a June 21 meeting in the Archbold Village Council Chambers.
July 4th was a wonderfully quiet day in Archbold. Had it not been for the shouting of the baseball fans there would have been little to distinguish the day from the usual Sunday.
The heat Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday was from 94 to 103 degrees, by the Archbold Buckeye office thermometer.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, July 2, 1986
Roger L. Steffy, a recent graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, joins the staff of Central Mennonite Church as associate pastor.
Chris Rychener tries to hide the fact he lost his shorts to a $65 bid at the Pettisville Friendship Days auction Friday, according to a photograph.
Nolan Tuckerman, village administrator, said Archbold is playing a waiting game when it comes to handicapped access.
The village is required by federal revenue sharing requirements to make all public buildings accessible to the handicapped.
Sam Grime, a member of BLW Post 311 who has served on the organization building committee, said Monday that the group has an option to tentatively buy the building owned by Ohio Gas Company.
John J. McRobbie has opened a consulting service in an upstairs office at 200 North Defiance Street.
Deaths–Carol Stamm, 50, Archbold; Edward A. Brandt, 85, Adams Township; Mary Stocum, 49, Archbold; Robert Shannon, 72, formerly of
Archbold had a soft drink (pop) factory in the old brewery building, corner of West Holland and Ditto streets, now the home of Fraas Plumbing. Walder’s Brewery went out of business in the early 1900s.
Clarence W. Waldfogel owned and operated Crystal Bottling Works, and Mike Druhot ran the business.
A number of bottle collectors in Archbold have valuable Crystal Bottling Works items in their collections.
Jody Blose and Jill Schnitkey left for the Fiji Islands, July 1, on a 10-day tour of the Orient with an elite group of volleyball players from the state of Ohio.
Little League, Pee Wee, and seven-year-old baseball players are outfitted in new shirts through the efforts of the Archbold Jaycees. Carol Stamm, president, wrote a check for the 170 shirts, and gave it to Joe Frank, recreation director, to pay for the shirts.
Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–Smoking tobacco becomes addictive. It’s easy to start the habit and hard to quit, as 75 percent who quit resume its use..... Stryker Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus that gave two performances Tuesday.... Roger Williams founded the first U.S. Baptist congregation in 1639. Membership is 14.5 million, with 36,000 churches.
Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, July 5, 1961
The new 60x490 addition to the Fulton Tubing Co., will be ready for occupancy Aug. 1, according to Erik R. Brogren, general manager.
Edward M. Muldoon has been elected vice president of Beatrice Foods Co. Muldoon will continue as general manager of the grocery division of Beatrice Foods and general manager of La Choy Food Products.
For the first time, an exhibit of antique farm equipment will be on display in the Agriculture Building at the Fulton County Fair.
During the first six months of the year, 1,679 campers have used the facilities at Harrison Lake. Travelers from all over the United States and several foreign countries have used the vacation spot.
Jesse J. Frey, pastor, Evangelical United Brethren Church, Sandusky, will retire and move to Florida.
Fred Grisier, formerly of Archbold, will be president of Stryker Rotary Club June 27. Neil Snepp is vice president, and Regis Spielvogel, secretary-treasurer.
High school pupils at Oberlin were recently banned from driving personal vehicles to school. The reason: teachers finding it hard to secure parking spaces.
Larry Fish, an AHS grad and student at Edinburgh University, Scotland, gave an illustrated talk at Commercial Club luncheon.
David Miller, an AHS grad, was elected to Phi Epsilon Phi men’s honor society at University of Wyoming.
Paul Rhodes advertises for mutual fund investments in a full-page advertisement.
Headline– Ivan Nafziger Second In Test; Osgood-Oyer Have Top Cow
Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, June 24, 1936
Ten crates of fresh eggs and 1,700 pounds of chickens were lost in a truck collision three miles west of Fayette on St. Rt. 20, Monday.
Two photographs on the front page show the excavation site of the new Amish- Mennonite Church, northeast of Archbold.
Prediction that by Jan. 1, 1937, the saturation point in old age pensions will be reached, with approximately 110,000 pensioners on the rolls, according to State of Ohio officials.
H.D. Slagle has purchased the City View Dairy from E.G. Shellenberger and will take possession July 1. Mr. Shellenberger has contracted to furnish the milk from his herd and Mr. Slagle will distribute the product locally.
A fire of unknown origin destroyed the milk house and equipment in City View Dairy farm, southwest of Archbold, late Tuesday night.
Two times within the past month, Wauseon business places have been victimized by fake check-passers. All businessmen are warned to be careful in cashing checks of strangers.
Fulton County citizens are paying between $1,000 and $1,200 per day in real estate taxes at the office of Lowell B. Hackett, county treasurer.
100 Years Ago
Friday, July 7, 1911
Bids for the Town Hall bonds were opened Saturday. There were three bids. Stacey & Braum, of Toledo, were the lowest bidders. They offered an $18 premium.
Minnie Nofzinger, daughter of Sam R., was buried Monday. She was 17 years and 5 months. She died of the effects of inflammatory rheumatism. The funeral was held at the Central Amish Church.
It seems that Saturday evening’s promenade continues to grow in popularity. So many attractive ladies in pretty gowns have something to buy at the week’s end, that the main business street presents a holiday appearance on Saturday evenings.
The Fourth of July ball game was an historical event in Archbold.
The crowd that sweltered in Loshe’s field was not lacking in interest, enthusiasm, and noise. When at the end of the ninth it was tied 4-4, the whole assembly became a howling mob.
Several times it threatened to end in a fistic battle, but the umpire permitted them to sin on. They played 12 innings and it was still a tie when Wauseon quit and forfeited the game to Archbold.
Delta council will put up signs at the approaches to the town warning autoists not to drive over 10 miles an hour. Delta may be able to buy such signs at a bargain, as they are attracting no notice elsewhere. ArchboldBuckeye.com