2012-04-25 / Opinion

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, April 24, 2002

School board decided to spend some of the estimated half-million dollars in leftover money from the new high school addition. School offi- cials are still trying to decide what to do with the rest.

In spite of a debate that lasted about half an hour, council decided not to alter plans for a sidewalk on Stamm Street.

German Township Trustees are studying the future of Co. Rd. 24, Bruce Lauber, trustee, said Tuesday. The goal of the study, Lauber said, “is doing what’s best for the public.”

Mark R. Stockman, an AHS grad and Paulding County engineer, was named 2001 Rural County Engineer of the Year by the National Association of County Engineers. He is the son of Richard and Irene, Ridgeville Corners.

A color photo taken by Judy Wells, Archbold Buckeye reporter-photographer, appears in the spring edition of Wild Ohio Magazine.

Council will seek bids for reconstruction of East Lugbill and Myers Roads.

Marilyn Ripke, AHS French teacher, and Chuck Forward, science teacher and wrestling coach, turned in their resignations to school board. They will retire. Karen Gomez retired as elementary secretary.

Deaths– Willis Leroy Stahl, 84, West Unity; Joshua J. Clay, 21, Defiance; Dorothy Huffman, 83, Wauseon

Jennifer Rupp, a PHS senior, was named to the Academic All-Ohio basketball team in Division IV.

Plans for the new Woodland Park is at a standstill until more information about wetland regulations is secured.

Jim Wyse, a councilman, asked if sidewalks are a village requirement. Peter Short, mayor, said sidewalks would only be required if council passes an ordinance making them law.

Twenty-Five Years Ago Wednesday, April 29, 1987

Council is reviewing the village bicycle ordinance.

Leanna Baus said Tuesday morning she was not sure if the committee will have a recommendation for council at its May 4 meeting.

The current Fulton County Jail is standing in the way of efforts to comply with State of Ohio minimum jail standards.

With eyes glued to the computer screen, 12 Archbold High School students answer questions in the Knowledge Master Open, according to a photograph. They are Teresa Storrer, Kim Wyse, Erin Short, Chris Ehrman, Julie Hodges, Don Fluckinger, Julie Wagler, Randy Riegsecker, Joyce Geiger, Mark Corresel, Chris Sears, Jon Dilbone.

John Wilson received the 1986 Citizen of the Year award from Jack Lugbill, vice president of Lions Club, Thursday evening, April 23, at Rebeau Hall.

Officials were on hand Monday morning for the groundbreaking of the new McDonald’s restaurant. Appearing in a photograph is Nolan Tuckerman, village administrator; William Lovejoy, mayor; Don Michel, investorowner of the restaurant; and Al Kastor, manager.

Deaths– Frances Cramer, 80, Stryker; Duane A. Milliman, 63, Stryker

Irwin L. Slesnick, former AHS science teacher, and Annabelle Stuckey Lerch dined together in Washington, D.C., March 27, while attending the National Science Teachers Association meetings.

Charles Dominique, army colonel, retired, spoke at the Community Commercial Club noon luncheon Monday, about his experiences at the Pentagon in Washington. D.C.

Tony Gericke, son of Les and Sharon, signed a letter of intent to attend Hillsdale College and play basketball.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, May 2, 1962

New executive officers of Lugbill Bros., Inc: Ralph W. Lugbill, executive vice president; Ronald Short, vice-president; Edwin Gerken, secretary and treasurer; Charles W. Lugbill, president; Sylvanus Lugbill, chairman of the board; Denver Stuckey, vice president; Peter Lugbill chairman emeritus, and Lawrence Nofziger, vice president.

Winds reported up to 67 miles an hour whipped through Archbold about 4:45 p.m., Monday afternoon. Fielitz Builders Supply, on Stryker Street, was seriously damaged, as was the roof at Archbold Builders Supply.

Louise Stuckey and Max Yoder will be featured cast members in “Plain Jane,” the first senior class play, Tuesday, May 8. Other cast members are Marcene Nafziger, Ruth Osborn, Norma Crossgrove, Elaine Kauffman, Barbara Aschliman, Ronald Rupp, James Fagley, Junior Nafziger, Larry Schroeder.

George Clark, science instructor, with a trailer behind his station wagon carrying the finalists’ exhibits of the local science fairs, left for Seattle, Wash., Friday afternoon after school. He was accompanied by four others going to the World’s Fair at Seattle, along with Daryl Graber and Eugene Schrock.

Community Commercial Club is sponsoring a program to raise money for street signs in the village.

Richard Lauber is arranging a program where A.C. Fischer, mayor, will speak to Lions Club.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– Economic growth is not created by expanding government.... While being interviewed by the psychiatrist, the cannibal said, “I’m fed up with people.”... Which manufacturer of compact cars will be the first to place the motor in the glove compartment?... Many young people are enrolling in the Peace Corps. They are taking great chances of permanently ruining their health, living in the tropics and areas where disease, poverty and filth are more common than sanitation.

Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, April 21, 1937

S.C. Nofzinger and wife returned from a two-month trip of the western states. He owns a jewelry store, and other business places on Main Street. He was one of the first automobile dealers, selling Ford, Dodge, and White Steamers, and was also a bank director. It was his first vacation in 14 years.

Severe rains last Wednesday night damaged three of the walls of the foundation of the Edwin Rychener house on South Defiance Street. It caused the walls to crack and break in places. Workmen will have extra work to repair the damage.

A chap of about 16 or 17 came to a local drug store Sunday afternoon, stood around and looked at everything, and waited and waited.

The clerk tried to surmise his wants, and each suggestion was met with a grunt. He went about the store, wandering behind counters, equipment, all over the place.

After an endless period, the clerk was whittled down to where he thought he couldn’t talk, then he asked for 10¢ of ice cream.

The clerk was so exhausted he forgot to charge the cent tax, and now believes the customer may have been just wearing him down for that purpose.

Pettisville was hit Tuesday afternoon by a severe dust storm. Now many housewives find it necessary to do spring housecleaning a second time.

Harry Sauder and family are living in their garage since the fire demolished their home last Tuesday. They plan to live there until their home is rebuilt and remodeled.

Earl Ruffer and son Gene were on their way to the Lugbill Livestock Auction when their car collided with Orville Sauder at the crossroads near Leininger Gravel Pit. No injuries, but the four pigs ran down the road and were recaptured.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, April 16, 1912

There seems to be a serious halt in the Stryker Street paving proposition. It appears they have all the signers that are willing and still lack a few. It may be, however, the council will assume sponsorship of the street, which is doubtful.

Henry F. Leininger paid $10 and costs in Mayor Monroe’s Court Friday upon his plea of guilty in assaulting Sam. Schmucker.

Schmucker testified that he was sitting on a hitch rail in front of Norton’s Hotel, when Leininger, without a word, struck him in the face.

Later he made a second attack on Schmucker with honors about even.

More than 3,600 people are now registered and waiting at St. Elmo, Ill., for treatments from William F. (Billy) Smith, a healer said to have made thousands of miraculous cures by laying on of hands.

The streets are full of persons suffering from tuberculosis, cancer, paralysis, rheumatism and locomotor ataxia.

J.Q. Morgan is moving from the Heupel house to the residence vacated by Emanuel Rupp.

A Defiance woman baked and sold ten fancy frosted cakes to get a dollar for charity. Her old man said she got the dollar but it cost him $2.50 for flour, lard, coal, and stuff.

If an assessor would do all the things he is ordered to do, he would need a regiment of militia to protect him from violence.

Seventeen voters attended the election at School No, 7, Brady Township, Monday night. Joel Beck was elected director 10 to 5.

Grandpa Colon, 90, walked six miles from Stryker to Louis Colon’s, Monday.

Friday, April 19, 1912

On her first trip to America, the Titanic, the largest passenger steamship ever built, 856 feet long, struck an iceberg and began calling by wireless telegraph for help.

Another vessel, the Carpathia, was the first to respond and succeeded in saving 886 people from the wrecked vessel.

It went down at 3 am, Monday, carrying with it some 1,300 persons, among some of the richest in America. Those saved were mostly women and children.

It occurred east of Newfoundland where the water is over two miles deep. It is the greatest sea disaster in modern times.

Burglars pried up a rear window and entered the dry goods store of Schroeder & Dehnbostle at Ridgeville Corners early Monday morning.

The safe was blown and about $800 secured.

The Street Committee of the village of Archbold and the health officer have ordered Tuesday, April 23, general cleaning day in Archbold.

Place all trash in boxes or barrels in the alleys and the street commissioner will remove same without cost, next Tuesday, using a team of horses.

Philip Laver, of Pettisville, has in his possession some valuable souvenirs of the Boxer uprising in China. He has a decorated vase of which he was offered $250; also, a magnificent ivory carving of rare coloring.

Mrs. David Beech is well on her walk from New York City to Chicago to demonstrate her ability to do hard work on only raw foods. She is backed by the New York Globe newspaper, and will come through Archbold.

Mrs. Beech is a handsome lady and does not stop for showers, although she will rest in case of continued rain.

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