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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999

Residents who live on or near the Pleasant Street 400 block complained to council about the condition of the street Monday night.

After the meeting, Howell said the property on the west side of the block was sold to Wendell Beck. Beck approached the village in 1997 about developing lots on the west side of the street. At that time there was water service available, but no sanitary sewer service.

A larger-than-life lighted nativity scene will be part of the 11th annual Festival of Lights. According to Jodi Herman, the new, lighted nativity will require 95 1/2 feet of display space. It will be located across the street from the scout cabin at the east entrance to the park.

Due to demand for dry wood pallets, an expansion is planned for Northwest Products. The manufacturing facility is located at 600 Oak Street. Pallets are the primary product made at the Archbold factory.

Kayanne Leininger, Fayette, was named outstanding 4-H reporter.

Council approved tax abatement for a retail store to be built on the south side of town. Coming soon is a Pamida store to be constructed on land owned by Tom Short, Napoleon.

Andrea Bernath received several honors at Miami University. She received the Lazarus scholarship from the university marketing faculty, and was named to the honorary group, Alpha Mu Alpha. She will graduate in December.

Deaths–Verne Leininger, 81, Stryker; Mary Borton, 92, Wauseon; Emma Huber, 77, Holgate; Zela M. Nofziger, 94, Archbold

Police officers scuffled with a man they were arresting on a domestic violence charge about 12:40 a.m., Sunday. Sept. 26.

Archbold Middle School is planning a little company this Friday. Between 150 and 170 grandparents and relatives of AMS fifth graders will drop by.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1984

Erie Sauder and his family presented a $50,000 check for McLaughlin Memorial Public Library to Kenneth Stamm, board president.

The proposed plan for work on the Tiffin River has a new price tag, and it is more than $900,000 higher than the original estimate. Williams County representatives saw their share of the program jump more than $500,000.

Archbold merchants were mighty happy Tuesday morning. Their gamble to extend Monday evening hours paid better than-expected dividends.

Lauber Clothing kept track of its shoppers and found it had customers from neighboring towns as well as local shoppers. “We had 24 customers,” said Tim Smith, co-owner.

Sharon Lantz of The Unique Little Gift Shoppe said they had customers come in after 8 p.m.

Many customers said they liked the extended hours.

Lowell Rupp, county commissioner, said the Four County Joint Board is considering employing “Bigfoot” to clean the Tiffin River.

Deaths–Wanda Garmyn, 70, Archbold; Phoebie Schrock, 74, Pettisville; Clarence J. Clingaman, 86, Archbold; May Pike, 93, Wauseon

Two young Archbold men have been included in the Outstanding Young Men of America: Dennis Michael Sattison and Gary Eugene Short.

Archbold schools are in violation of some of the rules concerning minimum school days and minimum school year and will have to change its ways.

Richard Erbskorn, fire chief, reviewed specifications for a new four-wheel pumper with township trustees, Monday evening.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1959

Lugbill Bros., Ind., sold 2,054 head of choice club calves and prime fat cattle for a total of $613,124.32.

Archbold Retail Merchants hold a special fall sale Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

United Fund quota is $14,885. The drive starts Oct. 12.

Fulton County draft board offi ce moved to its new location in the Arcade Building, according to Mabel Leininger, clerk.

Christy Motor Sales, Inc., and Nofziger Motor Sales have the new 1960 lines of automobiles and trucks on display.

Glen W. Short returned Saturday from Iowa where he was a guest of the Steckley Hybrid Corn Co., at Dewitt.

Members of the Elmira Community Club will hold a fall meeting at the Elmira School. Dale Wentz is guest speaker.

Construction of a shelter over the outside stairway leading to the basement of the McLaughlin Memorial Library was recently completed.

Richard M. Lauber representing Lions Club presented a trophy to David Short for having Best Steer in Archbold School District.

Grand champion FFA pen of five, black Angus were raised by Roger and Ronald Frey. They weighed 5,030 pounds and brought $31.25 per hundred at the Lugbill Bros. auction. They were bought by Kroger, Toledo.

Three out of five farm homes had telephone service in 1958.

Weddings–Lawrence and Arlene Grime

Girl Scouts of Troop 2 enjoy a meal of pancakes and bacon. In the photograph are Teresa Grime, Sharon Grime, Barbara Goethals, Teresa Stotzer, Janis Baldwin, Carol Gallaway.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– The name John is most widespread of all masculine names…. Those who would like to have “sold baseball short” were surprised to learn the Chicago White Sox had requests for 250,000 World Series tickets.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1934

The Lugbill stockyards are being put under one roof so the sales may not be interrupted during stormy weather. It was found that the concrete floors of the stock pens were in poor condition after a rain, and that it was necessary to provide shelter for the stock being offered for sale. Hereafter the animals will be out of the weather and will have clean and healthy quarters.

Archbold’s newest business firms, Slagle’s Electric Shop and Rufenacht Haberdashery, will open for business in the Peoples State Bank room Saturday. The new enterprises will be valuable additions to the retail business district.

Charles Harmant, 58, blew off his head while hunting. He pulled the gun through a fence after him on a farm near Holgate. His head blew off when the gun discharged.

Jos. L. Short received a new combination ambulance and funeral car. It is of the newest design and modern in every detail. It will replace the equipment he lost in a recent garage fire.

A new, novel and modern product is now reaching a tremendous market in the United States from the Ohio Art Co., in Bryan. They are producing a globe of the earth, lithographed in the Bryan plant and stamped in the Delta Products Co., branch.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1909

About 200 Buehrers and kin attended the first Buehrer family reunion held in the Archbold school park, Saturday.

Elias Rupp sold Jacob Ehrat, Jr., and Godfried Ehrat, 12 acres in German Township for $1,150.

William J. Weber who has been president of the Pettisville Savings Bank, has become cashier of the institution. Henry F. Davis who has been cashier goes to the First National Bank, Wauseon.

Forty men are in the trenches laying the mains for the new waterworks at Delta. A 50-horse gasoline engine will pump the water.

Since the price of hogs has gone so high, the Delta board of health is thinking of bottling the aroma of their stockyards and selling it for perfume.

Fall hats must be worn cocked. A cross-eyed girl with a cocked hat may now so adjust matters that she may be straight and look crooked still.

Someone complains that a moving picture show is a place for young folks to hold hands and spoon when the lights are out. Well, there ought to be more spooning around Archbold anyway. If you doubt it, count the number of single men and women of marriageable age.

Squirrel hunting season begins Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 1.

Arthur Desboeufs spent Sunday with his mother. He has joined the Hi-Henry Minstrels playing the slide trombone.

White pine water tanks have been known to last 20 years, while some built of cypress have lasted 25 years.

Why do actors so often wear long hair? Perhaps this is the reason: There once was a statute in England under which actors found wandering were liable to be branded through the right ear. The long hair concealed the decoration, and thus the custom was started.

Someone has sent the Archbold Buckeye a postal card pass to Paradise. Paradise has no charms for a man who lives in Archbold. Archbold possibly is the only town in the nation with an alley named Paradise.

Friday, Oct. 15, 1909

There were 12,963 divorce cases filed in Ohio last year, 1,562 refused and 5,034 granted.

B.F. Kuehn, wife and fiveyear old baby and two friends were ditched on the Napoleon- Bryan pike Friday when their automobile ran into a chain, which tethered a cow by the roadside.

The two young men who broke into Weiderkehr’s store at Stryker broke out of jail at Bryan Tuesday morning.

The Van Wert schools are closing until proper fire escapes and a heating plant are installed to satisfy the state building inspector.

The Archbold Buckeye gives 40 columns of reading matter a week, or as much as any newspaper in Fulton County. It gives the news twice a week while it still is news. Is your name on our subscription list?

They hold dances in the basement of a Fort Wayne church to raise money to pay the minister. And it was only a few years ago the minister said all dancers could go to Chicago.

Have you decided what style automobile you will wear next season? You have the choice of over 400 makes.

Two mad dogs were killed at Montpelier. One was known to have hydrophobia and had bitten two children and several dogs. The head was sent to Columbus.

For selling milk under the standard, J.C. Miley pleaded guilty and paid a $50 fine at Wauseon. He tried to organize the farmers into a milk association and failed.

I.W. Gotshall paid pole taxes twice this year. Once he paid street commissioner Charles Grime, in Archbold, and once while in Philadelphia he paid to hear explorer Cook tell how he found the North Pole.

A shoal of herrings is sometimes five or six miles long and two or three miles broad.


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