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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000

Council learned Monday night the village request for funding boat ramps at the reservoirs has been refused.

Dennis Howell, village administrator, said the only reason the grant application was turned down was a lack of funding.

The income tax brought in over a third of a million dollars in July, pushing the total of the year 2000 past $2.4 million. Total collection for July 1999, was $197,757.58.

Tyson Smith, 17, an AHS sophomore, is not a typical youth. He has paid off business loans, bought his first car, and started his own disc jockey business.

Council approved rezoning of property on the southeast corner of North Defiance and East Mechanic streets, to allow the construction of a video store.

The third annual countywide United Way campaign goal is $225,000. Last year the goal was $200,000. Larry Holland, Archbold, is president of the UW this year; Dan Bruner, Pettisville, is vice president.

The late Erie J. Sauder will be honored for Ohio’s 200th birthday in 2003 with an Ohio Historical Marker at Sauder Village, by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and the Ohio Historical Society.

David P. Rupp Jr., was recently reappointed chair for the specialization committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Deaths–LaJane B. Benien, 84, Archbold; James F. Stewart, 59, Bryan; Aden E. Storrer, 72, Archbold; Robert P. Corkle, 73, Archbold

Lindsay Miller, daughter of Michael and Barbara, Ridgeville Corners, represented Ridgeville Township in the Henry County Tomato Festival Pageant, Aug. 13, in Napoleon. Lindsay and her escort, Jade Dominique, son of Joe and Deb, drove a 1999 Prowler in the parade. The car is owned by Rod and Deb Roth, Archbold.

Letterwinners returning to the AHS girls tennis team are Katie Beck, Abbey Damon, Jodi Waidelich, and Rachel Yoder.

Sara Gomez, an incoming AHS freshman, recently played in two national softball tournaments. She was awarded a blue ribbon and selected the team’s most valuable player in two contests, by the opposing coaches.

The AHS Class of ‘67 donated $450 to the Park Board for upkeep of the David Aeschliman Memorial in Memorial Park.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1985

Archbold is now the official owner of an industrial park.

Council approved the option to purchase 105 acres of land known as the Roth property for a price of $213,500.

Nolan Tuckerman, village administrator, explained the method of payment has not been worked out with the owners, Merle Riegsecker, Shelly Riegsecker, and Bob Roth.

Council voted to annex into the village 3.213 acres of land owned by the Archbold Knights of Columbus Rebeau Hall.

Kimberly K. Dohm, an Air Force sgt. and the daughter of Alfred and Sandra, arrived for duty at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas.

Deaths–Paul D. Borton, 86, Archbold; Alfred H. First, 79, Pettisville; Eva E. Grieser, 94, Archbold

50th Wedding Anniversaries– Bruce and Dawn Henricks, Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Fayette

Kevin Riegsecker, AHS ‘81, was named best male model in Model Search, ‘85, July 21, in Bryan.

Mary Jo Short was one of the 15 finalists in the Ohio State Fair Queen Contest. She was selected from 40 contestants, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Short.

Earn Degrees– Seven Archbold students have earned degrees from the University of Toledo: Jeff Johnson, magna cum laude; Mary Lou Beck, Joe Frank, Joyce Miller, Jodi Short Stuckey, David Walker, Kay Stannard

Seven letterwinners return for Char Sharp, head volleyball coach: Deb Beck, Jody Blose, Micki Laub, Marcia Lehman, Natalie Rath, Jill Schnitkey, Kelly Strickler.

About 100 area residents gathered Aug. 13 for the eighth “Corn Day.” Volunteers froze 160 gallons of corn for the poor in Toledo.

Corn was picked the evening of Aug. 12 on the Lyle Osborn farm and trucked to the John Rich farm for husking the next morning.

After cleaning and cutting in the Cub Scout Cabin in Ruihley Park, it was taken to Nafziger Ice Cream Co. and frozen in five-gallon pails.

It was delivered to the Kitchen for the Poor on Nebraska Street in Toledo.

Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1960

The Tiffin River Plaza, near West Unity on the Ohio Turnpike, was the scene of a theft of $1,064 cash at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night or early Monday morning.

B. Robert Kill has joined the sales department of La Choy Food Products.

James Kleck was among 40 young scientists from across the United States who completed the six-week summer science program at Western Michigan University, July 29.

Larry Fish who spent the past year at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, will show pictures and tell Commercial Club about his experiences.

National Guard Units from Camp Grayling, Mich., will bivouac at the fairgrounds in Wauseon this month.

Archbold Garden Club will hold its first annual flower show Saturday and Sunday in the State Room of The Peoples State Bank Co.

Archbold Legion Post 311 was cited by the national organization for its service to children and youth.

Mrs. Eldred Buehrer was elected president of the Sweet Adeline Club, Bryan, Monday.

Roger Roth is on the dean’s list at Taylor University.

The Defiance Industrial Foundation purchased the Ida W. Masterson farm of 61.80 acres in Richland Township for $1,000 an acre to develop an industrial site.

Lions Club bought Little League ball uniforms. Miles Schlatter makes the presentation to Roger Springer, Jim Dominique, Dan Schang, David May, Frank Crossgrove, Tom Hines, Greg Wlasiuk, Mike Schlatter, John Miller, Mike Stamm, Bill Rose. Ron Dilbone is the coach.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor… Another definition of a good salesman is the fellow who can make his wife feel sorry for the poor girl who lost her compact in his car…. It is a small world, and the problems of governing and keeping it peaceful become more difficult every day.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1935

In the first 27 weeks of the Ohio sales tax, a total of approximately $25,000,000 came into the treasury. It was expected to bring in $1,000,000 a week.

The largest crowd ever to visit Archbold gathered here Thursday evening, Aug. 8, to enjoy the annual Homecoming celebration. The peak crowd came at about 11 p.m., Thursday evening, when estimated attendance varied from 15,000 to 20,000.

The new hospital at Bryan to be built by Don Cameron, Fort Wayne and Angola, Ind., is to be underway in a short time. An Auburn, Ind., contractor will build the hospital.

Municipal judge Rogers, of Akron, rendered a decision that the sales tax now in operation in Ohio is unconstitutional.

Many from this community motored to Sherwood Sunday to see the results of a wreck on the B&O Railroad, where 34 cars piled up after the first freight car was struck by an automobile.

William O. Poole, 21, and William Tuggle, 25, who held up and robbed the restaurant in Wauseon, Monday, were caught by Toledo police in that city two hours after the Wauseon hold-up.

Special attractions are booked for the opening of the Fulton County Fair on Labor Day with fireworks three nights.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1910

Sunday was a beautiful day and the collection at the Mission Feast of the Leininger Lutheran Church was $80. A large and interested crowd was present.

They are trying to hire aeroplanes as an attraction for their fair at Hillsdale. Mich.

Sylvanus Rupp, Pettisville, is the new clerk at Rowe & Rupp Co. He has had some experience.

Because it has not paid the interest on $50,000 bonds, the Napoleon Telephone Company is in the hands of a receiver. This is one of the results of the troubles of the Napoleon Bank and defunct Ohio German Insurance Company.

After the automobile had been in his barn a week, Israel Salesberry, of Pike Township, notified the sheriff, who was looking for an auto that had been stolen in Detroit from a Mr. Siber.

It was a $2,000 machine. The thief left the machine in the farmer’s barn and took the trolley car for Toledo. Offi cers are looking for him.

The Lake Shore Railroad is adding 5,000 new and repaired cars to its equipment.

Friday, Aug. 26, 1910

Tuesday, two young men were engaged in a life and death duel in a Lake Shore boxcar going east. One Leo Long was bleeding from a knife cut to the hand and a bad gash on the left side, the knife blade of his opponent having struck the hip bone and ranged downward.

Long flagged the freight, got off east of town, and was brought to Archbold on the T&I.

He lay helpless on the depot floor until he was removed to the firehouse, where a local physician dressed his wounds.

If land in Illinois is worth $400 an acre for milk-raising, then land around Archbold is worth more than present prices for the same purpose. This is really better milk land than that in Illinois.

J.B. Bond purchased the West Unity Creamery of Horace M. Zook. Mr. Bond says he, God willing, intends, God willing, to pay the highest price for butterfat in milk.

One day last week, Emery Bayliss was walking over his farm when he heard a noise in the earth.

Wondering what it could be, he dug down to a tile drain and found a small dog belonging to the family. It had been missing for over a week. The dog was about 60 rods from the outlet and was nearly dead, but will get over it.


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