Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, May 8, 2002
Headline– Hoverman Lays Down Baton After 23 Years Directing AHS Music
A paperwork problem has surfaced in the Archbold High School addition project, but it shouldn’t delay the date when teachers and students begin moving in, according to Ken Cline, district superintendent.
Having the time of their lives at the AHS prom: Chad Stuckey and Ashley Beck; Jake Doehrmann and Beth Liechty; Eric Tijerina and Leah Solarik; A.J. Bumgardner and Melisa Zapien; Israel Lerma and Megan Shaffer; Danielle Nofziger and Jerry Labert
Headline– DD Board Levies Defeated; Fayette School Levy Passes
A ribboncutting at the new office of Royal Images Photography, East Lutz Road, took place Monday morning.
Dielman, Inc. has purchased the assets of Saneholtz Supply, Napoleon, effective May 1.
The S.E. Johnson Company, Maumee, had the winning bid of $300,087.19 to resurface the paved runway and other paved areas at the Fulton County Airport, according to Vond Hall, county administrator.
Construction has begun on the one-story Farmers & Merchants State Bank operations center southeast of Archbold.
Deaths– Harold E. Burkholder, 100, Archbold
Jennifer Thompson, an Archbold native, was named director of the Friendship House.
Cecily Rohrs, project chairman, said, “We are calling her the ‘house mom.’ Her mission is to love them.” The house will serve as a temporary home for three types of people: residents of Fulton County who are homeless because of fire or storm, and persons without shelter because of poor decision-making, are eligible to live in the house.
Twenty-Five Years Ago Wednesday, May 13, 1987
Donald Young, 23, a parttime police officer and parttime seventh grade football coach, is considering running for the Archbold mayor post.
Archbold is one of four districts suggested as the site of four new classrooms for hearing impaired students.
School board again discussed the possibility of passing a bond issue to pay for the construction of a new high school. Gary Hodges, board member, said there are two variables: the design of the building and the location.
Last month school board learned renovations of the Ridgeville Corners school building would run $1,832,100.
School board decided to spend $112,805 to finish replacing windows in the Archbold school buildings.
They’re still working to finalize the details of the inside, but on May 24, ground will be broken for the expansion of Northwest Technical College. “We’ve got the shovels,” said James Miller, college president.
A drainage ditch problem along C. Rd. B, southwest of Archbold, should soon be improved if German Township Trustees can secure tile-cleaning equipment.
A three column advertisement announces Chrysler Motors presented the Quality Service Award to Liechty Motors. Wes Liechty is the owner.
John W. Fraas, an AHS grad and professor and chairman of the Ashland College Economics Department, received the 1987 Ellis Award for the fifth time.
Deaths– Gertrude Rupp, 82, Archbold; Jan Wlasiuk, 81, Archbold; Beverly Yarbro, 39, Fayette
Cline Brothers qualified for a state tournament bid by winning three of four games last weekend in Defi- ance.
Craig Rath was presented the president’s seniorathlete award, April 28, at Findlay College.
Persons opposing the construction of a regional jail in the Wauseon area have presented a petition and hired an attorney to stop the project.
Fifty Years Ago Wednesday, May 16, 1962
Diplomas will be presented by Mr. Kenneth Lauber, president of Elmira School Board, to Julie Aldrich, Gerald Bridges, Sandra Dilyard, David L. Graber, Linda Haynes, Clarence Riegsecker, David Ruger, Nelson Rychener Jr., Dean Seiler, Marva Wyse.
Sheila, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schmucker, and Bette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Benien, were selected by the Archbold Business and Professional Women’s Club as delegates to Buckeye Girls’ State, Columbus, June 16- 24.
Three Ohio courthouses are lookalikes. The Henry County courthouse at Napoleon and the county seat buildings at Delaware and Marysville are all lookalikes. They were built in 1883 by the same contractor at the same time over identical plans and specifications.
David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Grieser, injured his foot in a power mower last week and is a patient in Detwiler Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sauer, Methodist missionaries in Korea for the past 40 years, arrived May 10 on the SS Iberville, in Seattle, from Pusan, Korea, en route to Ohio, where they will retire.
Archbold blistered in a new all-time record May 15 heat wave when temperatures soared as high as 92 degrees. It was the hottest May 15 since 1932.
Seventy seniors will graduate from Archbold High School, Tuesday.
Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– Remember the gay 90s girl and her hourglass figure and how it was accomplished…. Home is where a man goes when he’s tired of being nice to everyone…. Don’t find too much fault because a man has a hobby and pursues it.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, May 6, 1937
Ed. Rebeau bought the I. Zaerr farm, 2 1/2 miles east and 2 miles north of Archbold.
Edwin Murbach left Sunday for Ann Arbor to take a six-month course at University of Michigan.
The Wyse Brothers bought the Sam. Swihart property on Lincoln Street, and the Swiharts are moving to Wauseon. Mrs. Ivah Wyse and children, of Elmira, will occupy the home.
B.F. Oldenburg has resigned his position as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, five miles south of Archbold, after serving the congregation for 25 years.
Fire destroyed the house occupied by the Floyd Dominique family on the Al Acker place, two miles west of Darby’s Corners, Sunday afternoon.
The Sewing Circle of the Amish-Mennonite Church has done most of the sewing for the Wauseon hospital during the past year.
In a second trial to recover $25,000 damages for injuries suffered when he fell on a sidewalk in Montpelier, Alva G. Nofziger of that village received a verdict of $3,000 damages in a jury trial at Bryan, Thursday.
Miss Helen L. Walter won fourth place at the scholarship examinations held at Heidelberg College, April 24, in the violin division.
Thirty-five seniors will graduate from Archbold High School, May 24. working for wages, taking men’s places, brother seems to have a hard time finding profitable employment. The war of the sexes has not yet developed, but the matter is brewing.
100 Years Ago
Tuesday, April 30, 1912
Council appointed George Champ, Toledo, has been appointed engineer and August Ruihley, legal advisor, of the Stryker Street paving. The plan is to pave the street 24 feet to William Buehrer’s property. The idea is to use the same materials used on North Defiance Street. Such a pavement should last until airships are in general use by farmers.
Hotel deTree has enlarged his official palace at the town dump with pieces of wood and sheet metal he has gleaned from the debris. He also has seized as his royal perquisites such as abandoned boxes, barrels and junk that suits his fancy. His palace grounds he keeps neat and well-ordered. He keeps a few chickens and a small garden. The old man seems to get a little joy out of his lonesome existence.
Professor Tubbs will read a paper on “How to Teach Music in the Schools” at the meeting of the State Teachers Association in June.
It is believed that 100 Bohemian sugar beet weeders bound for this vicinity went down in the steamer Titanic.
W.H. Rychener, of the Rychener Brothers firm of Pettisville, was in town Wednesday fixing up his papers as he has been appointed postmaster at Pettisville. The Rychener business occupies the old Meister building and is on the road to success.
Mayor Munro says he doesn’t know what to do with the old town hall building. He hopes someone will buy it. Employees are making a big hole in the pile of logs at Gotshall Saw Mill.
Friday, May 3, 1912
Three babies were born on the train from Cincinnati to Bryan. The group of about 100 Bohemian sugar beet weeders will work in the fields in this area. One man lost his wife on the trip over and was left with two small children. The group had some alcohol.
Henry D. Meister, Pettisville, has bought the Wauseon Expositor. Mr. Meister has had newspaper experience on the Swanton Enterprise.
While speeding north Saturday, Charles and Earl Hodge, of Wauseon, ran their automobile into a ditch a mile south of Pettisville. Several fence posts were broken off and the victims were entangled in the wire fence.
A Pennsylvania judge has decided that a girl is entitled to keep an engagement ring if the engagement is broken.
Mrs. Jacob Reinhardt who was Miss Katie Keiser, of Archbold, saved her life April 20 by taking refuge in a cyclone cellar while a storm destroyed their home at Bison, Kans.
Since food is high priced, many city residents have quit drinking liquor and hundreds of saloons are going out of business.
Peter Short died at Elmira Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services and burial, Saturday at Lockport Amish-Mennonite Church.
The Bryan Brewery has been sold to the wreckers.
John Theobald’s best hen hatched 16 chicks from 15 eggs. He is trying to figure out how it happened.