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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002

Ken Cline, school superintendent, said the academic wing addition to the Archbold High School won’t be ready for occupancy until mid-April.

Three persons were appointed to council subcommittees. Jeff Coressel and Ed Leininger were named to the Archbold Development Committee, replacing Nolan Tuckerman, who resigned, and the late Lowell Rupp.

Marvin Nafziger was named to replace Rupp on the Fulton County Community Improvement Corporation.

Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the last year of their terms, are Bonnie Lauber, 2002; Tim Smith, 2003; John Grieser, 2004; Eugene Winfield, 2004; Roger Pinkleman, 2005.

Sky Bank announced the retirement of William G. Rupp as one of its regional bank directors.

Alysa Sauder, daughter of Warren and Jane, will participate in the Bluffton College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity spring break project in Waynesburg, Pa., March 3-9.

Deaths– Leola Wyse, 96, Stryker

A thief took an undisclosed amount of cash from The Nurses Edge in a break-in discovered Thursday, Feb. 21.

Joshua Adam Lugo, eighth grade, son of Hector and Lori, earned Eagle Scout. He completed 25 merit badges, including the 12 badges required to become an Eagle Scout.

Don Meck discusses the electrical generator that is based on the same theory he researched for his high school science fair project in the early 1970s. A photograph shows him talking to Lynn Short and Randy Nofzinger. Meck was surprised to learn that a company intends to set up one of the generators on his property.

ProMusica Northwest Ohio joins the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Founder’s Hall, March 7. Local members of the a cappella vocal group are Debbie Sauder, David and Brian Pinkelman.

Headline– Young, Rufenacht State-Bound In Wrestling

Brian Meyer, an AHS grad, is on the 2002 baseball roster at Ball State University.

Wyse Commons Recreation Center, at the Fairlawn Community, will mark its fifth anniversary on Friday, March 1.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, March 4, 1987

Nolan Tuckerman, village administrator, said Nofziger Door Sales agreed to purchase 4 1/2 acres in the Industrial Park.

The cornice on the Municipal Building is coming loose and needs repair.

Delta Public Library has withdrawn its application for a change to county district library status and the inclusion of Pettisville in its district.

Wauseon Council is making an effort to lure the regional jail to Wauseon.

Grace Amstutz will retire March 6 as Fulton County treasurer after 31 years.

County commissioners sent a letter protesting the scheduled closing of St. Rt. 108 for repairs to two Ohio Turnpike bridges.

Archie Stamm, son of Duane, passed the November CPA examination of the Accountancy Board of Ohio.

Deaths– Leon Lugbill 65, Archbold; Joyce Clark, 52, Stryker; Oscea Britsch, 94, Archbold; Lawrence Canter, 74, Bryan; Charles A. Short, 58, Stryker; Dale E. Rychener, 69, Archbold; John U. Fauster, Jr., 86, Defiance

Rebuilding of Archbold police car unit 8 has come none too soon.

Rocky Miller, Pettisville, and a group of local investors formed Dove Aviation, Inc., to provide air transportation for area citizens.

Nine Archbold area girls took honors in the World Twirling Association competition, Feb. 21: Tracy Christy, Lisa Burkholder, Jenny Sauder, Kim Phelps, Sara Miller, Jodi Genter, Stephanie Rupp, Katie Buehrer, Trudy Coopman.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, March 7, 1962

The Adolph Grime farm of 60 acres sold at public auction Saturday afternoon to Walter Breniser for $540 per acre.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, south of Archbold, is being remodeled.

Gary Wayne, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baus, recently enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

A major project this summer is the relocation and widening of 0.94 miles of State Route 191, northwest of Stryker, and replacement of a Tiffin River Bridge to cost $250,000.

Virgil Roth was the first place winner in the school classification of the Kunkle Community Institute talent show.

John Couch and son Jim drove to Los Angeles. They visited in the home of Kenneth Nofziger. Except for about 100 miles of snow in the mountains, they reported fine traveling over the southern route.

A.C. Fischer, mayor, is planning a clean-up, fix-up, and paint-up program for the month of May that will make a glistening jewel of beauty of the village of Archbold.

George Clark, local high school science teacher and director of three science fairs in Ohio, will speak to Archbold Rotary Club Friday noon.

A seven-inch snowfall plastered Archbold Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. The street department hauled away 60 loads of snow from the streets.

Total pledges for Fairlawn Haven, Inc., Tuesday morning, totaled $400,235, according to Erie J. Sauder, chairman, and Olen L. Britsch, co-chairman of the fund drive.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, March 3, 1937

Arriving home after church, Sunday noon, Harvey Grieser and family, who live northeast of Archbold on the Chicago Pike, found their house broken in and robbed. The boys’ banks had been opened and contents taken. A new razor, tube of shaving cream, shaving brush, and fountain pen were stolen. The robber ate about two pounds of cheese and doughnuts before leaving.

Edwin Rychener has bought the two lots of Sam. Wiederkehr in the Bassinger Addition on South Defi- ance Street, and is preparing to build a house on the property.

The Ridgeville Corners High School basketball team, known as the Falcons, won the Henry County tournament last week, defeating Hamler, 33-30.

Farmers are good spenders. Last year they spent $200,000,000 of their income for interest and family farm needs.

Burglars broke in the Ehrat hardware store in Wauseon, Tuesday night, and took $2 in cash and a check protector.

Elias H. Frey, auctioneer, will hold a community sale in the Lauber Mercantile building, Saturday evening. He hopes to establish a regular auction business in Archbold.

Work has been started on the new restroom in the Town & Township Hall. Mayor Theodore Dimke reported collecting $128 from landowners abutting Flat Run, recently cleaned as a CCC project.

Jacob E. Gnagey recently moved to the Albert E. Rupp farm, east of the Spiess School, at Brush Creek, southwest of Archbold.

Carabelle Lauber and Rhonda Bacon, eighth grade girls of the domestic science class, prepared a birthday party for their teacher, Miss McCordy.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1912

Saturday was a mild day for a change and Archbold merchants and clerks who bemoaned the storm, found themselves busy enough to suit their taste.

Archbold does the business and the young man who is looking for a chance in the world ought to look here first.

It is claimed an earthquake changed the warm Japan gulf stream so that it flows along the coast of Alaska where no snow has fallen since Christmas, and straw hats and umbrellas are being worn in Alaska in February. Uncle Sam is the boy for luck.

In Washington they are talking seriously of loaning money to new farmers in new territories at such low interest rates that people from the cities may start tilling the soil.

The high prices of eggs and the strict candling of eggs are cause and effect. If the farmer can sell only the good eggs the public must pay the farmer for the bad ones he can’t sell, that is why eggs are high. It doesn’t take an attorney to figure out that one.

If the snow goes off in a rush, they’ll be hunting timber along the Maumee.

Baptism services were held at the Amish-Mennonite Church Sunday.

Members of the Lutheran Sunday School called on George Mahler Thursday evening to remind him of his and Washington’s birthday.

The Hirsch business room vacated by the Ohio Art. Co., is to be beautifully redecorated and the front rearranged. New shelving and fixtures are to be made and when completed, it will be one of the finest business rooms in town. It is believed a haberdashery will occupy the property.

Friday, March 1, 1912

Last Thursday, in spite of the severe snowstorm and cars being snowbound, one Archbold teacher mustered enough courage to walk a mile and be at her post of duty in time for the school bell. She is evidently a lioness in sheep’s clothing.

Living together as man and wife for half a century is a privilege accorded few couples. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kleck had been husband and wife for 50 years on Tuesday evening, and the unusual event was celebrated with a six o’clock dinner and appropriate devotional exercises.

Now that Mr. Roosevelt has decided to run, everybody else clear the track.

Mr. Taft may yet sit upon the Supreme bench, but by that time the bench will be considerably lowered. He may be compelled to place a pile of old law books between him and the bench before he can sit plumb.

Jacob Leatherman’s 15- passenger auto bus will carry passengers from Edgerton to Hamilton Lake next summer.

We understand that some parties have been circulating the rumor that the Hub Grocery will take in no produce after March 1. Such reports are false, and we are still at the old stand to take in all your butter and eggs at the highest market prices. All eggs to be candled after March 1.–The Hub Grocery–adv.

An excellent spring tonic, after several months of hovering around the fireside, is a good saw buck, sharp saw blade, and a pile of hardwood. We know for a fact.

If a man is to lead a contented life, he must keep on the best of terms with his stomach, his conscience, and his wife.



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