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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

The Fairlawn Auxiliary Benefit Auction set a record of $37,037.97. Donations for the two meals were $7,500.

Money will be left over when the new addition to the school is completed this month.

“When you merge, great things happen.” That is the philosophy of Cecily Rohrs, project chairman for the Friendship House of Archbold, which will open by June 1.

Calvin Britsch was reelected president of the Fairlawn Haven Board of Trustees, April 2.

Fulton County unemployment of 6.1% is the lowest in the four-county area.

Deaths– Blaine Allison, 77, Archbold; Arlene F. Spangler, 83, Archbold

Goll Woods Nature Preserve is rated one of Ohio’s 10 best parks and preserves for viewing spring wildflowers.

Archbold municipal income tax is up over 8% in three months.

Bill Gigax writes from California he is happy to see the Archbold Buckeye will honor the men and women who served the nation in uniform.

Chuck Forward retires this year after 28 years as head coach of the Archbold wresting program. He finishes his career with 308 dual victories

Roseanna Wyse, staff member of Sauder Village, leads a class of young students in the District 16 school, Saturday morning, April 6, according to a photograph.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, April 15, 1987

Maury Graham, the king of hoboes, surprised A.C. Fischer on his 89th birthday, April 10. The surprise was organized by Fischer’s neighbors on Pleasant Street, including Suzette and Larry Short, and Allen and Ginny Liechty. They managed to keep the secret from his wife Arvada.

Two subjects dominating the school board meeting included the possible addition of more classrooms for hearing impaired students and concerns of Ridgeville Corners residents relating to the school system and the school building located in Ridgeville Corners.

Steve Kovar, Wauseon, is the new owner of Fabric Care, 506 Stryker St. The business was sold April 1 by Joan and Bob Corkle and Mike Dominique, who operated the business approximately two years.

Deaths– Maria Taut, 87, Archbold; Kevin Beck, 29, Pettisville; Edward Liechty, 85, Toledo; Louella Ebright, 77, Fayette

National Honor Society Inductees: Vicki Davis, Teresa Storrer, Carolyn Avers, Julie Kinsey, Diane Fry, Jodi Miller; Joyce Geiger, Rachel Eicher, Kathy Beck, Mark Frey, Brian Miller, Chris Ehrman, David Crossgrove, Dave Beck, John Beck

Randy, Ross, and Roger Nelson reported 18-plus inches of snow at Salesville, last week.

Shelly Rupp, daughter of Ralph and June, Stryker, plays one of the lead roles in Camelot at Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, Ky., April 23-25.

Ricky Poorman, 8th grade, received a superior rating at the 22nd annual North District Science Day on Saturday in Defiance.

Jill Schnitkey, an AHS senior and daughter of David and Elaine, signs a letter of intent and a full scholarship to play volleyball and softball at Ohio University, Athens, according to a photograph.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– Historically, Bostonians have favored brown eggs while New Yorkers insist on buying white eggs…. Tyson Jay Smith, who will be three in July, has joined his great-grandfather, Orrin R. Taylor, in the photo heading this Mutterings column.

50 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 18, 1962

James Fagley, who has been interested in railroads and trains, had the pleasure of riding the Twentieth Century Limited with his mother, Mrs. A.C. Fagley, to New York City, Thursday evening.

A farewell reception was held in the Social Room, F&M Bank, Tuesday evening, in honor of Kazmiriez Marculewicz, who leaves this week en route to his home in Warsaw, Poland, after a year of study at Lugbill Bros., Inc.

Mary Sue Fiser, an AHS senior, has been awarded a scholarship to the Memorial Laboratory at Bar Harbor, Maine.

Military address appears for Howard J. Grime

Charles M. Ham, Wauseon, was guest speaker at Rotary Club, Friday. He spoke on The Trial of Christ.

Fulton County teachers were honored for service: Mabel Nofziger, 50 years; T.L. Parker 53 years; Mrs. Carlos (Joyce) Bernath received a pin for her father’s (J.B. Burkholder) years of service in Archbold.

“Number 999,” the old Empire State railroad engine that stopped on a New York Central siding in Archbold on the rainy night of April 5, is one of the most famous locomotives in the world.

It was on its way to its permanent home in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Archbold people visiting Chicago will be able to see the engine all shined up and in a well-lit setting.

Lilies will grow on the streets of Archbold, Saturday, when the first annual Lily Day is held in the district, sponsored by Fulton County Crippled Children and Adults Society to help raise funds for the crippled.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, April 7, 1937

Ralph Roth is improving after being kicked by a horse two weeks ago. His family hopes to take him home from the Wauseon hospital sometime this week.

Earl Bernath, owner of Bernath’s Market, is establishing a new type of doorto door rural service. Using a truck stocked with groceries, he travels a route to customer doors. Henry Lovejoy is the driver/operator.

W.O. Taylor, publisher of the Archbold Buckeye, was the guest speaker at the newly-organized Fayette Service Club, Tuesday evening. They have 34 businessmen members.

Earl Steensen has purchased the Stryker Mineral Springs property, including the buildings and six lots, taking immediate possession. It was owned by Dunten & Dunten, attorneys in Lagrange, Ind.

The woman who complained that the village has no old-time dry goods store is the same one heard to boast that she made one dress last a whole year.

It is reported that Italian soldiers have butchered thousands of blacks to subdue the new country Italy has taken in Africa. America cannot say a word, however, or Italy will ask us what we did to the Indians.

With the bumper rice crop this year, thrifty housewives are looking for as many ways as possible to use the oriental staff of life.

Solomon Wyse says that if pa would farm today the same way grandpap farmed 50 years ago, pa would make more money than grandpap ever made. The trouble with farming is pa.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, April 9, 1912

No thaw in January. No winds in March. No showers so far in April. Wonder if there will be any summer in July.

The ice went out on the Maumee River without causing a flood. Some who went from Archbold to see the sight only got as far as Ridgeville Corners.

Mayor Munro says there is a good stone road under the foot or more of mud on the street past the Grist Mill. He thinks if the mud were removed, the stone would do its duty.

Swisher & Ehrat shipped an unusually fine carload of hogs Thursday. The prices ranged from $7.25 to $7.35.

Ed. Nofzinger hauled a load of $18 hay to F. Wetzel’s Tuesday.

W.H. Standish, of Fulton County, refused $25,000 for 11 of his cows. He says they pay interest on more than that.

An eight-dollar audience greeted the impersonator at the Opera House Saturday evening. Guests said the entertainment was good.

Indianapolis ministers denounce motor racing as being as vicious as bullfighting. Indianapolis has had more than its share of tragedies of the game.

The German doctor who predicts that American women will have fewer toes a thousand years hence seems bound to scare the life out of us some way.



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