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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002

Ed Grime and Stuart Schnitkey protested to council about sidewalks in connection with a street reconstruction in the Lugbill Addition.

Brad Grime, councilman, said, “My preference would be to put sidewalks on every street, and in every new street and subdivision.” If we put them in later, we spend more money, said councilman Baus.

Jim Wyse, councilman, said he believes not building sidewalks in North Pointe was a mistake.

David Nicholls, former Stryker superintendent of schools, was named Four County Career Center superintendent. He begins duties Aug. 1.

Gordon Swaney, 77, said he and his wife, Irene, have returned to Ohio from living in Sarasota, Fla. They bought a home on the Maumee River in Perrysburg.

Jim Couch and his wife, Maryann, and children John, 9, Katherine 7, and Laura, 5, visited his mother, Betty Couch, Wednesday through Sunday. The Couches live in Princeton, N.J.

50th Wedding Anniversary– Lawrence and Margaret Beck, Feb. 22, 1952; Rex and Jean Wallace, Aug. 22, 1952; 40th Wedding Anniversary– Edwin and Martha Blosser, Aug. 11, 1962

Deaths– Joan G. Eash, 77, Archbold; Roger G. Alexander, 78, Napoleon; William Ries, 69, Archbold; Robin Breier-Wood, 36, Bryan

Chuck Lugbill scored his first hole-in-one in a dozen or more years of golf, Monday, July 29.

School board turned down a chance to receive lifting equipment valued at $155,000.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1987

Voters in German Township will find a half-mill renewal levy for firefighting equipment on the November ballot. The existing levy expires this year.

Twenty-one agencies are slated to benefit by the 1987 Archbold United Way fund drive of $22,100. “United Way, it brings out the best in all of us,” is the theme for 1987.

Former pupils came from California, Vermont, and Florida, to attend the first reunion of Schantz Country School, Sunday.

Paul Schweinhagen has filed a petition for election to the Archbold Area School Board.

With representatives of the Committee for Ridgeville Community Concerns looking on, the Archbold Area School Board decided to put a south side high school on the ballot.

Teachers, administrators, and non-certified personnel of the Archbold Area School Board will receive raises of 4.75 percent over the next three years.

Many people were on hand Aug. 4 for the ribbon cutting of Archbold’s newest business, McDonald’s.

Deaths– Charlotte Baumgartner, 80, Wauseon; Renata Meyer, 88, Ridgeville Corners

“I saw a Black Panther. I didn’t imagine I saw it, I know I saw it,” said Earl Hopkins, county dog warden.

“I saw the panther last winter, sometime after Christmas. It crossed the road in front of my truck,” he said.

50th Anniversary– Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rhodes

Mutterings– Holy Wars, according to historians, always have been the cruelest…. Voters should not be too critical. Political leaders are much like those who vote and put them into office of great responsibility.

Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 1962

Mary Sue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Fiser, is studying the effect of hormones on high tumor strain mice at Jackson Memorial Laboratory’s annual summer training session at Bar Harbor, Maine.

Plans for construction of the Fairlawn Haven, Inc., home for the aged to be built in Archbold, were approved by the Ohio State Department of Health, Division of Hospital Facilities, Tuesday.

Luona Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gisel, graduated from West Suburban School of Nursing, Oak Park, Ill., Aug. 10.

Construction plans are under way for the relocation of US24 beginning at the intersection of the proposed relocated US 6 and existing US24, northwest of Napoleon.

Many members of the eight Mennonite churches in the Archbold community attended the seventh Mennonite World Conference, Aug. 1-7, at Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Charles Dominique, army lieutenant colonel who was stationed in Thailand the past year with the US Army, returned home last week.

T.L. Parker will talk on the proposed school consolidation, Aug. 20, at the Commercial Club Monday noon meeting.

Linda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Leininger, was awarded a $200 scholarship from the Medical Advancement Trust of DeEtte Harrison Detwiler Memorial Hospital. She will study nursing at Flower Hospital, Toledo.

The Fulton County Cattle Feeders Association will again sponsor a beef barbecue at the fair, Sunday, Sept. 2.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– Ex-president Herbert Hoover observed his 88th birthday last week. He has one simple word for longevity: work.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1937

Archbold’s popular band is getting in full swing for tonight’s concert and the heavy Homecoming Program.

The interior of the Peoples’ State Bank Company has been redecorated, the walls repainted, and all woodwork varnished. This is a valuable improvement to the business room of this Archbold financial institution.

The Stryker Garden Club will present a program, Friday evening, Aug. 6, in the Stryker Mineral Springs Hotel, to which the public is welcome.

Cass Cullis, editor of the Bryan Democrat weekly newspaper, has purchased the half interest of his partner Leo Cooney.

The bank barn on the Harry Bernath farm near Tedrow burned to the ground yesterday afternoon. It was stocked with 550 bushels of wheat, 650 bushels of oats, 400 bushels of corn, one full mow of alfalfa hay, and one mow about half full of alfalfa.

The sale of the Jacob Gype real estate at the Wauseon courthouse, Tuesday, at 1:30, brought only a few bidders. The farm was bought by Elnora Gype Buehrer for $6,125. The business building was purchased by Otto C. Gype for $4,095, southeast of Archbold, and the business building in Archbold is occupied by the Fankhauser Barber Shop and the Baker Recreation Parlor.

Within the next two weeks, the Lugbill Brothers hope to open the modern slaughterhouse on the livestock property, one-half mile south of Archbold.

The annual festival of the Lutheran Orphan’s Home in Toledo will be held on the grounds of the home next Sunday.

Engines never fail in a child’s handmade soapbox auto. In a photograph, Miriam Eash is guiding and Wesley Eash pushing, and Glen Erbskorn is guiding the other with brother Corky furnishing the zip. The autos were constructed by the two young owners.

100 Years Ago
Tuesday, July 30, 1912

Bankers believe that our farmers are money ahead because of the wheat failure. The crop of oats sown on wheat land will bring more money than wheat.

A man in Jefferson Township voted for the first time in 30 years. Another voted for the first time in 50 years.

Moving picture producers are taking views of farm life along Bean Creek. They also are looking for the worst piece of road to show the old way of making roads.

S.A. Luthy, of Swancreek Township, is getting up the film of old and modern farm life, which is to be exhibited in the cities.

A soldier in Uncle Sam’s army has been sentenced to one year in prison and dishonorable discharge because he refused to be vaccinated.

Most soldiers and sailors allow the vaccination, but then wash the wound with strong tobacco juice so it doesn’t take.

Henry Harris fell back upon the saw while working at Yoder’s Mill, Thursday.

A gash about seven inches was cut in his back. One rib was nearly sawed in two.

The doctor thinks he will pull through. Had the wound been a trifle deeper, it would have been a different story to tell.

Mrs. C. Pappe had an unusual runaway Thursday. While driving home from town a young man volunteered to lead the horse past a threshing rig.

The bit broke and the young man jumped into the rig to help but could do nothing with the lines. The horse turned and ran like mad toward town. They could do nothing but let it run. The animal kept to the road and ran to the other side of the railroad tracks where it stopped behind a wagon.

The horse was white with foam. Neither the lady, child, or young man were injured.

It is estimated there are about 300,000 acres of abandoned farmland in Ohio.

Wednesday was the hottest day of the year, when the thermometer stopped at 91 degrees in the shade.

Friday, Aug. 2, 1912

For accepting bribes from the Wabash Railroad, three Detroit councilmen are in jail and seven others are being looked after.

Probably the reason Stryker went wet is so they might get some of the Archbold beer money.

German Township is likely to be short of enough teachers to fill the schools. Several students have tried the teacher examination but failed to pass. And the salary teachers are paid is small.

It is evident reform is necessary in our school system. The charge against the American school system is that they try to fit the pupils to the school instead of fitting the schools to the pupils.

The aim of the school is to fit the pupils to become useful citizens, and to prepare them for college, when only five in 100 ever get to college.

The charge that the schoolhouse spoils farmers and housewives is not without foundation. The teachers are not to blame for the condition. It is the system that needs overhauling.

Lightning damaged the grist mill at Wauseon twice on Tuesday.

The young ladies of St. Peter Catholic Church realized about $80 from the ice cream social Tuesday evening.

Uncle Lucius P. Taylor, of Pike Township, will be 95 years old Aug. 15. It is believed he is the oldest resident of Fulton County.

The Elmira Band will furnish music at the ice cream social, which will be held at the home of M.A. Seiler, 2 miles west of Tedrow, Friday evening, Aug. 9, 1912.



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