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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001

Now that Fulton County voters said yes to an additional tax levy to fund the emergency medical system, it’s up to the Fulton County Commissioners and the communities with fire departments to work out the details.

Chris Bejarano, Caleb Burke, and Roman Canales attended the park board meeting Monday to ask that the board consider building a skateboard area in the village.

Frank Randall, Angola, Ind., was in serious condition Tuesday morning after he fell 45 feet from scaffolding at the Rupp Furniture building about 1:45 pm, Monday.

Archbold businesses host a holiday open house, Saturday Nov. 17, 10 am to 4 pm.

“Two or three years down the road, Fairlawn Haven may have a new area for persons suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia problems,” said Steve Ringenberg, executive director. He said his waiting lists indicate there is great need for more assisted living units at Fairlawn. He believes 25 more units are needed.

Deaths– Irene L. Savage, 79, Wauseon; Elsie Klopfenstein, 87, Archbold; Marguerite H. Falor, 94, Wauseon

50th Wedding Anniversary– Carl and Charlotte Rosebrock, Nov. 18.

Helen Leu was one of 11 United States educators who gave presentations at the Sino-American Conference for the accreditation and development of private schools in Beijing, China.

Council gave a first reading to an ordinance amending the village ordinance relating to vicious dogs.

The Pettisville fourth grade took a class trip to the statehouse in Columbus recently to visit with Hope Taft, wife of the governor, and tour the capitol building.

Gary Esterline was honored with the ARCA merit award at a banquet Saturday night in Toledo. Esterline is the crew chief for his son Tully.

Justine Riegsecker, PHS ‘00, is playing basketball for the Huntington College Foresters.

Jill Evans was named to the First Team Division III All-Ohio volleyball squad.

Twenty-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1986

Garbage service will cost Archbold residents $2 a month on their sewer and water bills if a plan proposed by the Municipal Services Committee and Utilities Committee passes village council.

The Beech Street project is complete “except for a few minor details.” Nolan Tuckerman, village administrator, told council.

The application for the Army Corps of Engineers 404 permit for drainage work on the Tiffin River will again be filed before Dec. 1.

Newly installed traffic lights at the Barre and Lugbill Road intersections with South Defiance Street have been turned on.

Joe Mack, an AHS grad, traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland, in October to help CBS News cover the president Reagan and secretary general Gorbachev summit meeting.

Mack is the RF manager for Midwest Communications Corporation, a company specializing in satellite and television communications equipment.

The home of Tim and Linda Rutledge, 208 Middle St., was sold at public auction Saturday for $39,000 to Bruce and Marcy Whiteman.

Joanne and Robert Bowman, Hamler, plan to open a Radio Shack store in the former Henry-Wheeler Shoe building, 202 North Defi- ance St.

A 13-inch sycamore leaf found in the Floyd Crossgrove yard now has competition.

Lloyd Armstrong and grandson, Andy, 8, found one 17 inches. Lloyd lives in Manor Park and said he planted his sycamore in 1955.

Bob Frey and Jon Ebersole ran in the American Marathon in Chicago, Oct. 26. Running in the Columbus Marathon were Neil Rupp, Craig Rufenacht, Brad Rufenacht, and Fred Richer.

Fifty Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1961

Over 2,600,000 pounds of dressed turkeys and over 4,000,000 pounds of live turkeys, approximately a total of seven million pounds, have been marketed from the Archbold community for the 1962 Thanksgiving trade.

Eicher & Son, Inc., and Archbold Refrigeration, Inc., have dressed and marketed 2,610,000 pounds of turkey or approximately 145,000 birds.

A light crowd attended the basketball game Saturday when the Texas Cowgirls defeated a team of Lions and coaches, 58-53, in a benefit game that netted $300 for park improvements.

George Kramer, chief of police of Archbold, was elected president of the Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police for 1962.

Military addresses appear for Gerald A. Hoffman and Howard J. Grime.

Over 600 persons attended an open house Sunday at Happi-Time School, at Wauseon.

Miller Bros., Inc., won the bid to relocate the Defiance- Napoleon bypass of US. Route 24.

Pete Seiler, a 175-lb. AHS football player, was named the most valuable player in the NWOAL. Defense has been his specialty.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–Many people have turned to relief and living off the government into a way of life…. I don’t believe I could stay in a fallout shelter while my neighbor had no protection, said Billy Graham…. Sometimes people do the wrong thing because it pays better–temporarily…. Between a dream and ultimate success, one must anticipate a lot of drudgery…. A lot of nations have gone down the Communistic drain because they listened to a siren song…. The passing of the razor strop and the woodshed contributed to juvenile delinquency…. Inventor Charles Kettering says an expert is a fellow who will tell you what can’t be done.

Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1936

Dedication of the new Central Mennonite Church takes place Sunday, Nov. 15. The new, modern, and remarkably adequate building that has long been the hope of the membership, and the object of intense construction the past few months, is a reality.

T.J. Klaudt, pastor of the St. John’s Reformed Church, will be the speaker at the Thursday night meeting of the Community Commercial Club.

W.G. Theobald and S.D. Nofziger, justices of the peace in German Township, say they are ready to cooperate in stopping the great dangers caused by drunken drivers piloting motor cars.

When Mrs. H.W. Stotzer was baking pastry in her home, she opened what appeared to be a double-yolk egg, but it turned out to be three. This is the first time such a thing been reported in this community.

The egg was from a flock of chickens on the Stotzer farm operated by Ezra Short.

Because of increased business, the Nofzinger Brothers, Clarence and John, are completing construction of a 14×32 addition to the south side of their garage building on Mechanic Street.

They have been crowded for room to take care of the growing demands for repair work and their new car agency. 100 Years Ago Not Available



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