2017-05-17 / Opinion

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 In a split vote, 4-2, council turned down a resolution to support a 24-unit apartment complex for seniors ages 55 and over at Westfield Drive. Jeff Fryman and Ken Cowell supported it; against were Larry Baus, Ed Leininger, Brad Grime, and Kevin Morton.

A new five-year financial forecast approved by school board shows the district remaining in the black through 2010, pushing back the need for a new operating levy by a year. One factor in the changed financial outlook is the result of the retirement incentive. Six veteran teachers have agreed to retire.

Village workers hung a banner across the downtown business section as part of an employee campaign to help convince corporate managers to keep the ConAgra plant in operation, according to a photograph.

David Deskins, AHS school superintendent, said negotiations between school board and the Archbold Education Association have been put on hold for the summer months. Deskins said with all the end-of-school year activities, attempting to negotiate a salary package at the same time is too difficult.

Deaths–George B. Whysall, 80, Wauseon; Lowell E. Sauder, 78, Bryan; John C. Metzger, 86, Wauseon; Theodore “Ted” Lovejoy, 69, Archbold; Athelia Sherer Rupp, 91, Toledo, formerly of Archbold; Patty Lou Taylor, 79, Stryker

60th Wedding Anniversary– Jay and Ruth (Huffman) Beck, June 1, 1947

Brenda Oyer, superintendent, Fulton County Board of Development Disabilities, will resign the post to pursue a doctorate degree.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, May 20, 1992 The annual musical follies is presented Friday, May 22, with songs, dances, and a bit of entertainment presented by the AHS Music Department. The musical variety show includes student solo and ensemble performances by Kristen Aschliman, Michelle Armstrong, Autumn Borton, Kim Bostelman, Stacie Britsch, Katie Buehrer, Trudy Coopman, Janelle Crossgrove, Bob Dominique, Kathi Ehrman, Alana Garcia, Elaine Gooding, Jill Graf, Marti Graf. Also on the billing are Trent Kauffman, Leslie Kinsman, Sarah Klingelsmith, Jared Lauber, Marsha Miller, Stephanie Pape, Andrea Pifer, Traci Pifer, Heidi Riegsecker, Lucy Rivera, Rachel Sauder, Anna Schrock, Susan Thompson, Chris Watson, Jackie Wyse and Kasey Wyse. Emcees for the evening program are Heidi Riegsecker and Steph Rupp, seniors. Student choreographers are Steph Rupp, Susan Thompson, Angela Wyse, and Adela Zapien. Several numbers will be accompanied by instrumentalists Anna Schrock, Rachel Short, Jackie Wyse, Ted Lange, Tereza Wagler, Dean Skinner, Katrina Wyse and Philip Hoverman, band director.

Twenty-five students will graduate from Pettisville Sunday. John Horning, pastor of Pettisville Missionary Church and father of graduate John Richard Horning, is the commencement speaker.

Brenda Schleunes, AHS graduate, now of Greensboro, N.C., and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Pursel, was honored May 16 by Lackland College, Sheboygan, Wis. She is the founder and producing artistic director of the Touring Theatre Ensemble, and is a writer, director, and performer.

Deaths–Geraldine Gleason, 73, Bryan; Albert Leininger, 69, Archbold; Steven S. Lauber, Stryker; Laura J. Rupp, 82, Wauseon; Ernie Burkholder, 49, West Unity

60th Anniversary–Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lee, Archbold

Earns Degree–Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Holland, University of Dayton

Rachel Sauder set two new

NWOAL meet records Saturday at Bryan and tied another as she was a triple winner.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor, who is 94–The nation has a growing problem like the vicious, multi-generational cycle of poverty, family dysfunction, school failure, unemployment, premature parenthood, hopelessness, crime, addiction, and inner-city social and economic pathology.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, May 24, 1967 Fifteen AHS students received high ratings in the final district state scholarship tests at BGSU, May 6: Stanley Wyse, Don Ebersole, Anna Wyse, Elizabeth Grieser, Jerry Lugbill, Dalyn Badenhop, Nancy Sauder, Ann Stamm, Nancy Ruffer, Mary Couch, Kathleen Grieser, Rosie Rodeiguez, Mary Rodriguez, Eileen Yoder, Larry Zuvers.

Nine girls and one boy graduated from Elmira School, Monday evening, May 22: Benlide Canales, Vicki Sue Rychener, Danny Jay Rupp, Charlinda Kay Wyse, Martha Ellen Nofziger, Chloris Irene Replogle, Faith Kay Wyse, Linda Diane Alexander, Bonnie Jean Wyse, Vicky Lynn Mull; Michael Sullivan, principal.

The board of trustees and employees of the Archbold cemetery have been providing a long-range program of improvement and beautification that is paying off in visible results. The cemetery is one of the facilities of which the community has always been proud. One of the projects of recent years is showing results. The filling in of the northeast corner which has been a sump of Brush Creek for over a century. The area is now up to the cemetery level of 100 feet and beautified to increase cemetery capacity.

Evan Bertsche told of his work with the Ohio Youth Commission in Toledo at the Friday Rotary Club meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Herold Bruns will open the Ridgeville Corners history museum Memorial Day on Nagel Road.

Sam Oyer will have the exclusive use of the prefix “Oyers” in naming all registered dairy animals bred in that herd. Use of the name has been recorded at Brattleboro, Vt.

Joan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kernig, has been initiated into Sigma Sigma social sorority at Adrian College.

Headline–Storrer, Schnitkey, Wlasiuk, Rychener In State Field Meet

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, May 20, 1942 A countywide program for scrap metal and newspapers will be held Friday by German and Franklin Townships. Townships will pay 50 cents per hundred for scrap iron and steel; wire, galvanized metal and tin cans are barred. Newspapers must be bound. Farmers should pile donations along the roadside for easy pickup.

St. John’s Reformed Church of Archbold celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, 1852-1942. Theo J. Klaudt is pastor. During his pastorate, the church has grown from 284 to 375 members. The church was founded by Rev. Wendel Wasnich in 1852. He was a farmer-preacher living near Pulaski. It was organized in the home of Alex Miller. There were 25 charter members. Services were conducted in the home of the charter members until 1855, when they erected the first building near Brush Creek.

Your 1943 automobile license tag probably will be a sticker on the windshield, officials say. A final decision will be delayed until July after a national meeting.

Mr. William M. Bloomer, of Wauseon, has been named chairman of the USO Drive that starts May 25 and runs to July 4. He will appoint village chairmen who will have charge of their local community. Quota for the county is $3,600, while the national quota is $32,000,000. USO clubs are located near military camps and provide

entertainment to soldiers. There are 671 clubs in 44 states and 12 offshore bases. USO brings the boys free and high-class entertainment.

The International Livestock Exposition in Chicago, the biggest exhibition of its type in North America the last 42 years, will not be held this year because of the transportation shortage.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, May 22, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson signed the conscription bill and spurned the voluntary assistance of Col. Theodore Roosevelt. Wilson set June 5 as the day when each man in America between the ages 21 and 35 must register for the military draft. There are no exemptions. Married and single must register. Those who wish exemption because of religious beliefs or other reasons will have a chance to state their reasons.

Farmers must have had a hunch it was going to rain Saturday afternoon and evening. They came to town early and snapped up the bargains so rapidly merchants ran out of stock.

A number of businessmen are interested in a Fourth of July Celebration. It takes a lot of had work and money to prepare a joy day for the citizens, but if Archbold decides such an event, it will be a good one.

The straw stack on the Charles Bourquin farm was burned by lightning early Sunday morning.

The Agriculture Department at Washington, D.C., urges all citizens to exercise economy in food, shoes, clothing, and domestic matters. It urges that old clothes be made to do, and that all waste be stopped in order to save for the German-American War. At Holland, Saturday afternoon, a westbound freight train was pulling out of the switch. A fast eastbound freight with a heavy engine crashed into the other freight. Two cars were demolished. One car of flour sacks was scattered along the tracks. One of the next cars was loaded with dynamite, which did not explode. Nobody was hurt.

Charles Kline, 40, was killed while helping to load a well machine for William Harper at Wauseon, Saturday. While lifting he slipped and the weight fell on his stomach. He lived only a short time. He leaves a family. The dead man owned a farm south of Wauseon.

Friday, May 25, 1917 The average age of the survivors of the Civil War is now 75; at the close of the war the average was 23. There were 334,949 surviving April 30, 1917. There were 3,220 deaths during April, an average of nine every two hours, day and night, or one every 20 minutes. But don’t be unduly alarmed; the last survivor will not pass from sight before about the year 1955. The pension roll decreased during April, including widows and other classes 5,223.

Ohio Experiment Station suggests the growing of two potato crops this year by planting a late crop after clover is cut or strawberries are picked, using non-sprouted seed. At the Experiment station, such seed planted June 30 yielded nearly twice as much as ordinary cellar-stored potatoes planted the same date.

A horde of grafters are making preparations to fleece the patriotic public with every variety of scheme that can be invented to capitalize patriotism and command charity. Public officials, editors, prominent citizens and clergymen must exercise great care before assisting or giving endorsement to any scheme with a collection connected. Always bear in mind agitators are not out for their personal health.

For Sale–The Whitehorne Store lots fronting on Defiance Street, Lot in rear of alley, the Myron Whitehorne homestead and also the lot on Holland Street. This property is for sale by reason of settling up the Myron Whithorne estate. For particulars see August Ruihley.–adv.

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