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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, July 17, 2002

New attendance records were set last week when the Ohio Chautauqua was part of Carp Festival. Guests totaled 3,400.

Retail merchants reported great success at sidewalk sales during Carp Festival. “We had a record-breaking day,” said Carolyn Bowers of Peaches’ Little People. Tim Smith of Lauber Clothing shared the same sentiments. Marv Lantz, The Unique Little Gift Shop and Candy Cane Christmas Shoppe, said this year’s sale was “the best we’ve ever known.”

Michael Lane was named the new principal of the junior high and high school at Pettisville. There were 15 candidates for Kathy Link’s replacement. Lane is the seventh junior high and high school principal to serve the district in its 73- year history.

Brad Stamm, professor of economics at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich., recently returned from 17 days in China. He taught managerial economics at the Sichuan Economics Management Institute in Chengdu and at Congqing Petroleum College in Chongqing.

His students were Chinese University professors and senior business managers.

Girl Scout Troop 330 donated gift baskets valued at more than $250 to Friendship House, on South Defi- ance Street. Participants were Paige Rone, Emily Fredrich, Jackie Bell, Tiffany Poorman, Janelle Homier, Belana Antar, Deena Lowell, Rachel Krueger.

Council approved a $27 million package of insurance coverage for village-owned property.

Archbold Community Library has circulated one million items since opening it doors in August 1995.

Deaths– Charles E. Helvoigt, 86, Toledo; Marvin Merillat, 59, Las Vegas, Nev.

Laub Food Mart reported to police a picnic table had been set on fire.

60th Wedding Anniversary– Lewis and Betty Blair, Oct. 18, 1942

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, July 22, 1987

School board opted to accept the $33,000 bid of Bo Dec Fiberglassing, Inc., for a one- or two-ply rubber membrane roof, which will replace areas of the middle school and high school-elementary building.

School board took the first step toward putting a bond issue for a new $8 million high school on the November ballot. The board agreed to purchase an option on 40 acres of land near Memorial Park in Archbold for the proposed structure.

Don Kleck, Ridgeville Corners, who is considering running for school board, said he would like to see the Archbold Area School District “rejuvenate” the Archbold school facilities and continue to operate the Elmira and Ridgeville Corners facilities.

Chief Supermarket sets Archbold on the back burner for the time being. “We are excited about the possibility of coming to Archbold someday, but for the near future, we’re not planning anything,” said Eric Hench, chief operating officer.

Construction began this week on a festival building at Sauder Village, with completion in time for the 1988 season.

Jeremy M. Paterson joins Sauder Woodworking Co., as director of international sales for the Sauder and Foremost lines of readyto assemble furniture, according to Gene Metz, vice president of sales and marketing.

When it comes to the proposed northwest Ohio regional jail facility and its pending location in Wauseon, playing the waiting game appears the order of the day.

Deaths – Anna Ringenberg, 82, Hillsdale, Mich.; Sandra Kainass, 49, Syracuse, N.Y.

The most frequent thing you hear about Michael “Max” Nofziger is that a street corner flower salesman got elected to the council of the City of Austin, Texas.

The Ohio State Fair and the Loretta Lynn show will soon be realities for Dawn Marie Burkholder, of Stryker, who began to sing at the age of eight.

“I told the audience my goal is to sing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. I was on before governor Celeste. In his speech he mentioned me and my goals.”

Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, July 25, 1962

The Junior American Legion baseball team will play in the state tournament the second year in a row. Teammates are Mike Sanford, Bob Brown, Bob Leu, Fred Stamm, Larry Christy, Tom Dominique, Paul Buehrer, Dave Pratt, Dexter Wyse, Gene Bridges, Dean Miller, Phillip Rychener, Ron Lovejoy, Larry Holland, Gale Franks, Bill Arthur, coach.

The strike which Bil-Jax, Inc., employees started May 29 has been settled and the men returned to work Monday morning, July 23.

Mrs. Lawrence Mahler and Mrs. William Grisier attended the 42nd annual American Legion and Auxiliary convention in Columbus last week.

Sauder’s TV & Appliance will celebrate its first anniversary during Old Fashioned Sale Days, according to an advertisement.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lantz and Charlotte attended the International Gideon convention in Pittsburgh last week.

Stryker citizens will vote upon the sale of their municipal light plant at the Nov. 6 election.

Mr. and Mrs. Sterling King returned from a tenday motor trip through the South.

Harold Stotzer, Robert and Lady Stotzer were in Chicago to attend the 65th annual stockholders meeting, where Harold was reelected to the Board of Directors of Beatrice Foods Co.

A heavy rain hit Archbold Sunday evening.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, July 14, 1937

According to reports from the clerk of court office at Wauseon, 619 automobiles were sold in June in Fulton County.

This issue of the Archbold Buckeye celebrates its 33rd year. The newspaper has earned a number of first place awards in national competition.

The board of education has named new officers for the coming year: E.A. Murbach, president; John Leupp, vice president; A.T. Desboeufs, clerk.

Statements of condition of the two Archbold banks as of June 30 show the institutions have reached the highest point in resources since they began business.

Archbold Special School district and the German Township school district no longer exist. They are now known as the Archbold-German Township Consolidated School District.

Starting in September, school students in German Township will be transported in busses to the consolidated school in Archbold.

Three automobiles collided in front of the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Monday afternoon.

All the buildings in beautiful Ruihley Park have been painted for the coming season of picnics and family reunions.

Under the direction of O.P. Kluepfel, the town band is ready for summer concerts on the main street.

West Unity officials are to sink a test water well for their proposed municipal water system to be constructed under the WPA.

About 600 people attended the 15th annual Leininger family reunion, Sunday, July 11, at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

William J., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Murbach, is making preparations to enter the University of Michigan next fall.

100 Years Ago
Tuesday, July 9, 1912

Some citizens suggest that a statue of George Ditto, founder of Archbold, be placed on the terrace in front of the new Town & Township Hall.

Jacob W. Winzeler and Wellington Armstrong were beaten up by thugs at Lafayette and Superior streets in Toledo, at 1 am., Friday morning. Armstrong was unconscious for a period of time and Winzeler’s face is a sight. No money was taken from them.

The T&I trolley line brings many beggars to town. Every day there are from one to a dozen wandering throughout the village. Businessmen are starting to refuse them into their stores.

Archbold Telephone Co., is making arrangements to enlarge the company by issuing more stock. The company has been paying dividends of about ten percent.

A court of domestic relations in Chicago has decided that a wife is not obliged “to follow her husband and hold out her hand like a monkey for money,” but is entitled legally to her share of his means.

Twelve persons were killed in airplanes last week. Still the possibility of flying goes on. Science is never discouraged.

The public often wonders why so many actors and actresses seek divorce. They become celebrities through free newspaper coverage, which causes many problems in home life.

Friday, July 12, 1912

Edgerton farmers are chartering a special train car to take them to the Ohio Experiment Station at Wooster. They want to learn more about successful farming.

Young men who think merchants make all kinds of easy money may now try it for themselves. There is an empty storefront in downtown Archbold, ready and waiting for the next businessman.

The big automobile containing three tons of soap that attracted so much attention in Archbold reached Chicago on time and is on its way to San Francisco. It will become the first transcontinental shipment of merchandise.

A theatrical promoter of Toledo has been dickering with the Archbold fire company to put on a home talent play in the village for the benefit of the fire company. The man was here Monday evening and the fire bell was tolled to call the firemen together to decide the matter.

A group of fresh-air children from a charitable institution in Chicago are to be cared for by people in Stryker for the rest of summer.

It is believed the children bring no objectionable features with them.

If all boys and girls who attended Archbold schools returned at the same time, it would be the biggest crowd the town ever hosted.

W.G. Dimke, a music professor, reports the Community Band is about ready to make a public appearance. He is hoping that with more practice of particular music pieces, the public will loosen up with more change when the hat is passed at concerts.

A heavy storm of lightning, rain, hail, and wind struck Ridgeville Corners, Tuesday afternoon. About 30 telephones were burned out. It hardly sprinkled in Archbold.



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