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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past




Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997

Angie Avers recently cast a ballot in a series of votes that set ecumenical trends in motion for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Rhonda Burris didn’t care for the way she was treated by a school official recently when she asked for a bus stop. “I felt put off and unimportant,” Burris said.

Cecily Rohrs, coordinator of the annual Christmas Cheer since 1984, is the 1997 Citizen of the Year.

Sharon Taylor, general manager of the Archbold Buckeye, was elected to the Ohio Coalition for Open Government board of trustees Oct. 10. She will represent the Ohio Newspaper Association and the Ohio Newspaper Foundation for a two-year term.

50th Anniversary- Paul and Josephine Short, Oct. 19.

Deaths- Clara Allgire, 94, Grand Rapids; Edith E. Sidle, 90, Stryker; Howard Valentine, 76, Archbold

Denver Stamm was injured in a fall from a semi Saturday night, Oct. 11.

Headlines- Rupps And Four County Board Reach Agreement On Detention Center Land… Streaks Set Record With Fourth Straight NWOAL Volleyball Title

The girls cross country team won the Northwest Ohio Athletic League meet Thursday at Archbold reservoirs. The team appears in a photo: Sarah Lawrence, Cara Yoder, Teresa Eicher, Andrea Hines, Joemy Buschur, Rachel Ringenberg, Crystal Short, Jenny Trevino, Traci Erbskorn. Trevino earned first-team all league honors; Yoder, Erbskorn, Hines, and Eicher were named second team all-NWOAL.

Paul Kruse, cross country runner, looks happy after being handed the 14th-place card at the finish line. Kruse and Michael Eicher were named second team all-NWOAL.

Four years after it was originally suggested, the Evansport water project has finally received a green light.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1982

Garden Club will plant a hard maple tree and a Sunburst Locust in Ruihley Park.

Three major factors in the Pettisville School levy, according to Stephen Switzer, are continuing inflation, State Funding deficiencies, lack of dependability, and decreases in the number of students in the district.

Roger Grime made the final bid of $30,500 for the Pauline Schumacher home at 213 S. Defiance St, when it sold at auction Saturday.

Allan Rath was recently installed president of the Kiwanis Club by Dale Wentz, division 1N chairman, Wauseon.

Former Elmira school teachers attended a potluck Sunday: Mike Sullivan, Nancy Taylor, Goldie Donier, Dorothy Spengler Sadie Miller, John Funk, Jacob Spengler.

Deaths- Bryan Heise, 85; Crystal Thomas, 80; Edwin Burkholder, 72; Lena E. Miller, 92; Iva Belle Barber, 89; Charles C. Shilling, 71

PHS girls cross country team was crowned sectional champions.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- One year ago a report of the number of restaurants in New York City was 20,000…. Humor can soothe, heal, build, and destroy…. San Marino in Eastern Italy sits atop Mt. Titian. The independent country has a population of 19,000 and covers 23 square miles. Its history dates back 1,681 years to 301 A.D…. For a long time some educators contended we should have school 12 months….Many Archbold residents are interested in helping the needy. They give of their time and money to help others.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1957

Mrs. George Lisak brought to the Buckeye office some bright red raspberries, which she picked in her garden last week.

Linda M. Miller has been elected assistant Panhellenic Representative for the Delta Gamma Fraternity at Ohio State University.

Robert E. Roth, Archbold, is a member of the 1957 Marching Band of the Ohio State University. The all-student organization is widely known for its halftime shows in Ohio Stadium during football games.

Bil-Jax, Inc., held its 10th annual sales meeting at the recently completed office building Monday and Tuesday. Forty were present from many areas in the United States as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Mrs. Lowell Beck, 19, of Archbold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wyse, rural West Unity, is in Williams County General Hospital, Montpelier, with injuries received in a tractor accident Friday. Mrs. Beck was helping her father sow wheat on their farm and trouble with the tractor developed at noon. After school dismissed and more help was available, Mr. Wyse decided to take the tractor to West Unity for repairs. He was pulling it with his auto and Mrs. Beck was steering the tractor. When they were 2 1/4 miles from West Unity on Rt. 191, the right rear tractor wheel came off, the tractor rolled over into a ditch about five feet deep. Mrs. Beck fell from the tractor seat and was struck by some part of the tractor. She has bruises and a broken pelvis. She will be confined for some time.

Gene Rupp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rupp, Archbold, has been selected as business manager of the “Gem,” the yearbook at Taylor University. He is a senior majoring in mathematics and plans on a teaching profession. He is an orientation leader, a member of the Student Personnel committee, vice president of Future Teachers of America, and on the Judiciary committee. He was on the Science Club cabinet for 1956-57 and was Youth Conference registrar.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1932

The AHS Band will give a noon concert at the Carl Schroeder place, seven miles north and a short distance east of Archbold, at Zone, in Springfield Township, today, at the annual corn husking contest.

Taxes collected by the county are $200,000 less than in 1931.

T.W. Dimke, treasurer of the Ruihley Park Festival, reports the profit of the community celebration is $153.75.

The Lyon & Greenleaf Milling Co., Wauseon, will close the business.

Do your fall trading in Archbold. Replete stocks and friendly service.

The third carload of flour for use by needy families of Fulton County is being distributed through the Red Cross.

The unemployed citizens of Holland are constructing a swimming pool 30×70 at the rear of the school building.

The Harris farm near Archbold sold Friday at auction for $68 an acre.

The singing classes conducted each Tuesday evening at the Amish-Mennonite Churches are well attended and much interest is taken in hymn singing at the Central Church, where Mr. S.S. Wyse is in charge; Mr. Ed. Frey is in charge at the Clinton Church, and at the Lockport Church Mr. Gustav Stamm has charge of the grown-ups and Mr. Ervin Eash of the children.

Floyd Lauber reports a 15- year-old Holstein cow last week gave birth to a calf that weighed 146 pounds. Both animals are getting along in fine shape. The average weight of calves at birth is about 80 pounds.

Henry Nofzinger, with his assistants, hauled away seven large loads of trash and rubbish Thursday and Friday. These were the second clean-up days of the year in Archbold.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1907

When arraigned in Common Pleas Court Tuesday before judge Killits, Henry Feltman, of Pettisville, pleaded guilty to the charge of the unlawful practice of medicine and gave a bond of $200 to appear Oct. 29.

Feltman has for a number of years had a reputation for removing cancers and tumorous growths with plaster.

Persons have come from far and near for his plasters and quite a number claim they have been permanently cured. Now he is arranged for practicing medicine without proper authority and it is claimed they have a strong case against him.

Peter Seiler and others had several kinds of trouble with a crazy man Friday and Saturday. Chris. Mass, a homeless man who has been living around German Township for seven years, as a sort of charity scholar, became dangerously insane. He was sent to Toledo Friday, addressed to the asylum, but Friday evening he came back. So Saturday Peter Seiler took him to the asylum at Toledo. Peter was surprised at the authorities who paid his fare and trouble in bringing him. Peter has a better opinion of the state government than he had before.

Peter Seiler started yesterday on a trip through western Canada. He will go with a company from Detroit.

Next Monday is the date set by Jacob Kleck to start his Fulton County colony in Arizona. Jake says counting those moving from Northwest Ohio to that state will make quite a colony. He says those who come will be only a starter. Within the next two years he expects a large exodus from this county to Arizona. He claims land in his tract sells at from $125 up and is good for three or more crops a year. The price includes water rights.

100 Years Ago

Friday, Oct. 25, 1907

The motorman and conductor of the baggage car on the T&I were summoned before the mayor Wednesday morning. The reason was because council wants to know why they are violating the ordinance requiring T&I cars to stop before crossing North Defiance Street.

The motorman claimed he couldn’t stop because of leaves on the track. They were let off with a warning.

In getting the motorman to leave the car, which he at first stubbornly refused to do, marshal Rutz caused the motorman’s neck to bleed.

Sam Fritz Jr., of Archbold, was home Saturday night. He says Archbold is a hustling town, better than the average for its size.

The WCTU will hold its next regular meeting at the home of Miss Edna Vernier Tuesday afternoon.

Several farmers about to retire have discovered that rents and taxes are high in Archbold.

Dedication of the new Christian Church in Wauseon is Sunday, Oct. 27.

Election of the coming village council ought to be composed of men with careful judgment and unquestionable business ability, because some very important matters are to come before that body. It is a citizen’s duty to give his time to the public even if the pay is curses and threats.

It is probable that the present village council will settle the electric light plant matter, before retiring.

Some parents object to having teachers beat their children on the heads with books and things.

Archbold, the wealthiest farmer-station on the T&I, ships the least milk.


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