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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Restoration of the David K. Aeschliman Memorial in Memorial Park was completed last week. The AHS graduate died four days after the helicopter he was piloting in Vietnam was shot down on Jan. 12, 1970.

Over the years the surfaces of memorial pictures and information were scratched and defaced. Last year the Archbold Park Board agreed to restore the memorial.

In honor of Sarah Rich’s contributions to the Archbold Community Library, as its children’s librarian, a wall mural will be placed in the children’s area.

Deaths–Herman G. Leu, 75, Archbold; Glen Miller, 83, Archbold; Jayne Noyjos Bogert, 52, Henderson, Nev.; Lewis Lantz, 74, Wauseon; Herbert R. Sanford, 82, Stryker; Doris Slee, 85, Archbold

Mary Short, PHS ‘99, will help lead on-campus ministry programs at Goshen College.

Phyllis Weber of the Pettisville FFA Alumni Affi liate was recognized as an Ohio Honorary FFA Alumni Award recipient.

NSCC dean’s list, from Archbold: Timothy Barnett, Evelyn Buckenmeyer, Angela Riegsecker, Buffy Roth, Michelle Smith, Sarah Timmes

During the Memorial Day services at the Ridgeville Corners American Legion Post, a plaque naming 92 men and women who served in World War II was rededicated.

Maghan Beck displays the medals she received for winning the 200-meter dash and placing second in the 100 at the Div. III regional track meet.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, June 5, 1985

David Lersch, school superintendent, presented and reviewed plans for remodeling, renovating and adding space to the school building at the Monday noon luncheon of Commercial Club.

Archbold High School juniors Gregg Skinner and Brian Sauber took top district honors in the Ohio Scholastic Achievement test for geometry team scoring.

Tom Stahl, county engineer, received plans Thursday for the installation of crossing protection equipment at the Co. Rd. 24 Conrail crossing in Archbold.

Seniors playing their last softball game at the state finals in Ashland last week were Jennifer Zimmerman, Becky Blose, Beth Short, and Jody Weber.

Council approved a $14,000 change order for the 1984 section of the Walnut Street storm sewer project, and the village income tax is running about $140,000 ahead of last year.

Michelle Laub and Kelly Strickler have been named Archbold delegates to the 39th annual Buckeye Girls State. Lynn Wanemacher and Natalie Rath are alternates.

Deaths–Mabel Nofziger, 72, Archbold; Henry E. Short, 73, Archbold

Readers of between 150 to 199 books: Adam Hildebrandt, Lance Miller, Anna Leininger, Sarah Lange, Nicholas Tule, Phomnalinh Xayavong.

Archbold fell short in its bid to repeat as Class A state softball champions Saturday when the Mineral Ridge Rams shut out the Streaks 4-0 in the championship game.

Efrain Canales Jr., advances to regional competition in Flint, Mich., in the USA American Boxing Federation.

Kelly Strickler, a junior pitcher, picked up her third no-hitter of the season, this one over league foe Wauseon in regular season action, 6-1.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–TV is a self-contained medium. It gives you a headache and sells you the cure…. If soap operas are so successful and popular, why is it necessary to clean up television?… Last year, 160 billion coupons were distributed.

Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, June 1, 1960

Sam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roth, will enter the state finals of the FFA public speaking contest, June 2 at Ohio State University.

Delta and the community are trying to recover from the shocking news the Pet Milk Co., will cease operation after 56 years of continuous production.

Thomas Allen and E.R. Johnson, Spanish-American War veterans, were honored for their service at Memorial Day in Ruihley Park. Howard Brodbeck introduced the speaker, Paul Merillat, a WWII veteran.

A new 23×26 cement block building soon will be under construction at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

Three from Archbold will receive degrees from BGSU, June 5: Wilma Baldwin, Doris Jean DeGroff, Roger D. Schantz.

Jack Miller graduated from Adrian College Sunday afternoon.

Population of the three largest towns in Fulton County: Wauseon, 4,278; Delta, 2,366; Archbold, 2,342.

Total valuation of all real estate, public utilities, and personal property in the state is more than 27 billion dollars.

A photograph shows Larry Barger, Robert Grisier, Carrol Wolf, and George Whysall flying model airplanes.

Ruth E. Herbert will graduate from Heidelberg College June 5.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Short received a post card from Germany, May 7. It was written and mailed by Mr. and Mrs. Jos. S. Wyse, and was postmarked October 1958. The card took 1 1/2 years to get to the Shorts.

C.E. King became jailer and bondsman under Loran Yoder, sheriff, effective June1.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, May 29, 1935

Henry J. Walter received an official appointment as postmaster of Archbold Thursday. He succeeds Fern Chase. Mr. Walter has resigned as a member of school board.

The St. Peter Parochial School will close Friday, May 31, after having completed its regular yearly course.

The honor of gathering the largest harvest of mushrooms this season goes to Grover Merillat, Adam Miller, and Charles Spiess. They found over a bushel and a half of the rare spring delicacies in woods and orchards on Wednesday and lay claim to the title as champions for the year.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, June 7, 1910

About $30,000 will be spent to stone the joint Fulton and Henry county road for seven miles. The road will start from the intersection of the Napoleon-Wauseon pike and run east.

All animals have a weather instinct. The approach of rain is indicated by the flight of swallows, by the cries of water foul, and by the actions of cows and pigs.

German Township is the richest in the county in horses. Clinton has 886 horses valued at $45,250, and has only two less dogs than Swan Creek.

Henry Flory went into court at Bryan Wednesday and pleaded guilty to the charge of incest. He was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary, but was paroled upon condition that he marry the woman, which he did.

Archbold merchants are getting so they can do business with all kinds of foreigners, since the improvements were started on the Lake Shore Railroad. When one gets a little used to the sign language, he wonders why men bother to invent words.

Only two men out of 13 schoolteachers were hired in German Township. Either 40 dollars a month looks bigger to the girls than to the boys or else the young fellows prefer outdoor work.

The new suction hose for the old Phoenix No. 1 fire engine has arrived, and the old reliable can throw a stream a little further than ever.

Friday, June 10, 1910

While walking in her sleep Friday night, Mrs. Dora Landers, Napoleon fell from a window and received injuries from which she died Sunday morning. She was an aged widow.

The mayor appointed a committee Monday night to confer with the township trustees about building a joint town hall. German Township has money saved for the purpose and Archbold Corporation is practically out of debt.

We may wait many years for the bond market to be as good as it is right now. Let us have the town hall and let future generations pay for it.

Hanna & Konzen, real estate agents of Defiance, sued Samuel Kohl for $150 in fees for selling Kohl’s farm, near Archbold.

The lawyers pleaded and the jury filed out and returned a verdict of $50 for Hanna & Kozen.

Mr. Kohl claims they had no contract or agreement with him for a fee, but said they came several times and brought parties to see it.

Harmon Baker, an Archbold aviator, says he will not try for the $40,000 offered the first person who flies from Indianapolis, Ind., to St. Louis, Mo., by way of Chicago, Ill.


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