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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002

From now on, Clyde’s Way north of the Norfolk Southern underpass, will be known as North Clyde’s Way, while the south half of the road will be South Clyde’s Way, according to council.

There’s a new wrinkle in the proposal to provide fulltime paramedic service in Fulton County. York Township Trustees propose hiring a private company to provide the service.

Mickey Britenriker is standing on the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The 11-year-old from rural Stryker said standing on the field is an awesome feeling. Mickey is pretty awesome himself, having won the Cleveland Punt, Pass, Kick competition in his age group at Cleveland on Sunday, Nov. 25.

Archbold Character Council has received a $5,000 grant from the state general revenue fund.

Bil-jax officials and other village officials gather to raise the ISO 9001 certification flag at the Archbold plant, according to a photograph.

Snow Monday morning did not stop workers from putting finishing touches on the brickwork of the industrial arts building of the Archbold High School building.

Tracy Kitchel was appointed to the National FFA Alumni Council as the Eastern Region representative.

Earns Degree– Meredith Neff, Wheeling Jesuit University

Deaths– Juan M. Beltran, Jr., 27, Archbold; Esther Drittler, 88, Archbold; Eileen Hughes, 78, Pulaski

The Archbold Community Library ended 2001 with money in the bank. Circulation of materials was up signifi cantly from a year ago.

Zion Mennonite Church Choir presented “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the high school auditorium, Friday and Saturday. Cast members were Jennifer Ruth, Joyce Yoder, John Yoder, Kevin Sauder, Mark Nafziger, Larry Wyse.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1987

Banner Headlines– Archbold Industries Sets Record; Sauder Woodworking Hires 150

Virgil Miller, president of Sauder Manufacturing Co., said, “it was a pretty good year.” Next year will be better, Miller said. They employ 130.

Bruce Lauber, vice president, Lauber Manufacturing, said, “We were up.” The company manufactures dimension stock and employs 30 persons.

John Wilson, industrial relations director of the Sauder family of companies, said, “Our maintenance crews did yeoman work getting us back in production, despite a fire on the finishing line.” They employ 1,150.

After six hours of rocking, young ladies of the Pettisville Brownie Troop raised money for camping and other activities. A photograph shows Jennie Buckenmeyer, troop leader; Rachel Rupp, Amanda Jemmott, Aubrey Wonsetler, Julia Speck, Roxanne and Krystal Peabody, Chrissy Rodriguez.

Dean Miller was elected to the board of directors of the Farmers & Merchants State Bank.

Gene J. LaNeve was named internal auditor at First National Bank Northwest Ohio.

Craig and Cindy Grieser have opened a new business, 1st Choice Catering, in Archbold. The Griesers wanted to start a delicatessen in Archbold but could not find a proper location. They live in Fayette.

Deaths– Matilda Miller, 96, Archbold; Eliza Nofzinger, 90, Archbold

Gary Nafziger, AHS tenor saxophonist, attended the 29th annual Band Music

Reading Clinic at BGSU, Jan. 23-24.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1962

Robert Ebersole, Lions Club president, presents the first dry-powder fire extinguisher sold by his club to Arthur C. Fagley, fire chief, according to a photograph.

Don Wolfe, assistant managing editor of Toledo Blade, will be the ladies night speaker at the Community Commercial Club Banquet, Thursday evening, Feb. 8.

The Greater Ohio Science Fair, an all-state fair under Science Service, Washington, D.C., will be held at Archbold on March 30-31, in conjunction with the 12th Quadri-County Science Fair of Northwestern Ohio.

Dean’s List–Thomas J. Gallaway, Ohio State University

James S. Osuga, pastor of Fayette Church of Christ, was installed as president of Fulton County Migrant Association.

John Drescher, evangelist, will conduct services at West Clinton Mennonite Church Feb. 4-11.

Edward A. Buehrer, 77, was killed in a head-on collision near Clarksville, Tenn. His wife Meade is in critical condition. They were en route to a vacation at Harlingen, Texas.

Appearing in a photograph are Luann Gearig, Pettisville homecoming queen, and court: Joyce Graber, junior; Mary Helen Liechty, sophomore; Doreen Lantz, sophomore; Becky Nofziger, junior.

Miss Lois Friesen broke her leg while skiing near Flint, Mich., Sunday afternoon.

Pettisville American Legion Post 445 is sponsoring a stag fish supper Friday evening.

The northbound car driven by Tom Fankhauser en route to Toledo and the southbound pickup driven by Mrs. Don L. Grime collided on Route 66 Monday morning.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1937

Archbold is finally getting some of the cold weather it has been asking for.

Archbold Library with 10,354 books on its shelves circulated 33,697 books during 1936.

Burglars have been blowing safes and breaking in business places in nearby towns, with discouraging results.

Slot machines and gambling devices have disappeared from Henry County business places due to the action of the grand jury.

The Pioneer & Fayette Railroad, the shortest road with less than 14 miles of track, last year handled 1,025 carloads of freight.

A postal card from Robert, son of Bert Short, on an auto trip west with three other boys, writes, “We have been seeing so many things that one never dreamed of. We have been in San Diego one week. It is cool, but comfortable.”

Lloyd Myers has purchased the 195-acre farm belonging to the Schmucker heirs in Williams County, on Route 2 just north of Stryker. Arthur Schmucker, who resides on the farm, will continue making his home there.

Women of Archbold and vicinity are planning a cooking school in the American Legion Hall in the Town & Township Hall, Jan. 22.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lindau heard a tremendous explosion that came from the cellar, Wednesday evening. A pressure boiler exploded, tearing off a large oak joist, raising the kitchen floor six inches, damaging built-in furniture, stoves and the ceiling above the kitchen. A wall was pushed out next to the spot where the explosion occurred.

Zone Community Institute will be held at the Grange Hall in Zone, Friday and Saturday.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1912

Butter now 58¢ and 60¢ a pound in New York City. They are still trying to find whom to blame for the advance. Some say it is the cow, others the trusts, railroads, middleman, grocers, etc.; anyway, butter is higher.

There will be enough ice next season as both icehouses are full. It is much better ice than has been put up for a number of years.

Ervin and Frank Drehot are camping in the Wickey place, cutting timber for Gotshall Lumber Co. They have 40 acres to cut.

The Archbold Telephone Co., will vote to increase the capital stock from $20,000 to $35,000 at the next meeting, to be held on Feb. 9.

Jacob Johlin and Chris. Ockerman, of Toledo, were here yesterday looking for horses to purchase.

Thos. Mickesel, of Wauseon, says his self-registering government thermometer showed 19 degrees below zero Friday night.

We are to have all that wet and dry trouble over again if the petition is circulated in this county.

Those who want liquor can get it now at about half what it cost them over a bar, but still some are not satisfied.

California has a nine-hour law for women. Some day there will be laws prohibiting the employment of women or else the race of Americans will disappear.

What we want is an administration that can make times good when crops are short without raising the tariff or kicking up a war.

Friday, Jan. 26, 1912

August Ruihley, the receiver for The Archbold Grain Separator Co., is bringing suit against each and every one of the persons that ever held stock in The Archbold Grain Separator Co., to collect on their stockholders liability.

The law says that a person taking stock in a corporation shall pay for same at the rate of 100 cents on the dollar, and when a corporation becomes insolvent, the creditors have a right to demand that all stock shall be fully paid up.

Swanton had a fire early Tuesday morning that for some time threatened to wipe out the town. The loss is roughly estimated at $60,000 with about half as much insurance.

Andrew Carnegie has promised Kendallville a $12,000 public library.

A huge enclosed motor car passed through Archbold Tuesday evening. The people inside looked quite comfortable.

Next Tuesday’s Buckeye will contain a piece of news of greatest importance to Archbold taxpayers. The news is good.

The old brewery property at the intersection of Williams and Ditto streets is to be sold at public auction Feb. 17, 1 pm. Here’s a chance to go in business at your own price. Why not start a soft drink factory? The water is fine.

Uncle Sam should be first to recognize the Chinese republic. Do it now Uncle while the doing is good. It means much to America’s future.

Sometimes we feel discouraged about working endlessly to get out two good newspapers a week, but when our old subscribers renew promptly and new ones keep coming in with the cash, we take new courage and dig in.

As spring approaches there is some activity in the hoe market. There are more young horses than usual in the hands of the breeders this year. The demand for big mules is greater than the supply, and farmers are taking notice of the fact.



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