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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002

Steve Switzer, Pettisville superintendent, said he will be pleased if the district can go two more years without asking voters for a new operating levy.

He said making a fiveyear forecast is like trying to say how a team will play the final few minutes of a game based on the first few minutes of play.

Vernon and Mary Lou Nemire recently opened Unity Self Storage, in West Unity.

A 1 1/2-story home at 505 South Street owned by the Floyd Becker trust sold at public auction, Nov. 9, to Richard Wyse for $82,250.

Marilyn Yoder, the 2002 Citizen of the Year, was presented the award by Frieda Sauder, a friend and coworker at Care and Share, according to a photograph.

Deaths– Mary Lopez, 58, Stryker; Paul L. Meyer, 79, Wauseon; Harold Yoder, 59, Archbold; Edward L. Rohrs, 90, Wauseon

50th Wedding Anniversary– Kenneth and Shirley Paison, Dec. 6, 1952

Sipsem Maldonado, Pettisville, and Erica Wyse, Archbold, appeared in the Bluffton College play “The Visit.”

Benjamin Rosebrock appeared in the Adrian College musical “The Robber Bridegroom.”

Jake Manz, a 28-year veteran of the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, is now interim director of the organization.

Dale Leu tells youngsters about the Sauder Village horses, of which he is in charge, according to a photograph.

Danielle Wyse, a PHS senior, was named Third Team All-Ohio in Division IV by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1987

Pettisville has been selected for the site of a new group home for mentally retarded individuals.

The Sunshine Children’s Home, Maumee, operator of the Archbold Family Care Home, has made an offer of $76,900 on the Marvin Good/ Dennis and Joyce Leinbach home, located on Co. Rd. D across from the bus garage of Pettisville Local Schools.

Larry Brandt, AHS ‘86, received the FFA Electrifi- cation Proficiency award at the national convention in Kansas City, Mo., Friday evening.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brandt, Ridgeville Corners.

There is again a call for a water advisory board for Fulton County, and a move is afoot that could result in bringing Archbold water to Pettisville. Fund-raising events by the Community Commercial Club grossed $4,216 to provide funds for an Archbold video promotional film.

Harold Meyer, 200 Ditto Street, asked council why the village did not measure the alley to determine exactly where property lines extend.

Meyer has previously attended council meetings concerning the parking lot of the Russ Watson Insurance Building. Meyers’ contention is that the parking lot extends into the alley.

Deaths– Hertis L. Watson, 75, Baton Rouge, La.; John J. Petersohn, 62, Wauseon; Wilma Neuhauser, 93, Napoleon

Rick Stotzer, a park trustee, asked board members if they should start thinking about the extension of Lafayette Street from Memorial Park west to Co. Rd. 24.

Sauder Village broke previous attendance records the past season when doors closed Oct. 31. A total of 97,374 visited the village, an increase of 3,078 over 1986.

Mutterings– It may be diffi cult to prove, but two years ago, a survey indicated more than 60 million Americans had tried marijuana.

Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1962

Walter Treadway, educational guidance instructor at the local school, will speak on vocations at a teacher’s association meeting, Nov. 26.

Larry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wheeler, was assigned to the US Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. He will study machinery and equipment for 12 weeks.

Elaine Nofziger, with five other delegates from Adrian College, attended the Michigan convention for the Association of Women Students at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Nofziger.

Mr. and Mrs. Cal Short and Miss Clara Nofziger of the Elmira Community Garden Club attended the meeting of Region 1, Ohio Association of Garden Clubs at Anthony Wayne School, Toledo, Nov. 17. The Elmira Garden Club received first place for its 1962 yearbook.

Mrs. Harriet Goetz, daughter of Mr. and Mr. J.H. Spengler, was recently honored for having an article published in the October issue of R.N., a professional magazine for nurses. Her husband is a seminary student at Northwestern University. They have three children.

Cook Drilling Company, Allegan, Mich., report striking its best gas well in the North Morenci-Seneca area. It was a strong pocket of gas at about 642 feet, south of the Wabash tracks at the north edge of Morenci. It is the 12th successful gasproducing well found by the Cook Company in that area.

Over 2,800,000 pounds of dressed turkeys and approximately 2,000,000 pounds of live turkeys– almost five million pounds– have been marketed from the Archbold community for the 1962 Thanksgiving season, according to Virgil Rupp of Fulton Foods, Inc.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– Nudists are not new or unusual. They were born that way…. Tomorrow is today’s labor-saving device…. New postal rates go into effect Jan. 7, which will add to the cost of doing business.

Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1937

Edgar Frey has called a meeting at the high school building to organize a Community Chorus to present a special Christmas program.

Alva J. Edgar, now of Wauseon but recently of Edgar

Corners, routes 20 and 109, has purchased the old Michael Leininger 80 acres in German Township.

Excavating for two basements for new homes being built by Archbold Ladder Co. is underway. The lots were purchased from Willard Miller on Middle Street.

The Teresa Grime house on Stryker Street was sold at auction Saturday to Allen Kleck for $2,630.

The Eicher ditch, south of Pettisville, will be sold at auction Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Earl Bernath has purchased the dairy business of H.D. Slagle and will take possession Monday, Nov. 15.

Following are the names of country schools sold at auction, and the buyers: Spiess School, District 16 bought by Charles Spiess for $145; Spiess School Dist. 13, Philip Weber, $310; Schantz School, M.J. Hayden, $305; Moine School, Bert Grime, $177; Bourquin School, Ben Bowers, $400; Claire School, Alva Grime, $326; Stutzman School, Roy Stutzman, $300; Stamm School, William DeVries, $400.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Werder and daughter Barbara, Marilyn Swisher, and Mr. and Mrs. John Schlapfer attended the first district conference of the American Legion at Ottawa, Sunday.

The Nofzinger Brother’s place of business on East Mechanic Street has been improved. The building has been repainted, the lot beside it filled in, and old cars parked in order over the leveled ground.

100 Years Ago
Friday, Nov. 15, 1912

Archbold businessmen are thinking of holding an indoor carnival sometime this winter. Such entertainment would be a novelty in this village and may be a successful trade boomer.

Wabash train No. 15 was in a wreck with a freight train at Topeka, Ind., Monday. The fireman was killed and the engineer may die.

There was a large crowd at the opening of the skating rink in Archbold, Tuesday evening. It is the largest skating rink in Northwestern Ohio outside of Toledo.

Nine men left Bryan to fight the Turks.

German Township farmers claim the corn is about half husked. If the usual good weather prevails until after Thanksgiving, the corn will be well on its way to shelter.

Citizens along Stryker Street are becoming impatient because the paving work has been delayed so long. Businessmen also think they have lost some business because the street has been impassable.

“Golden Gulch,” a realistic play of the west, will be given at the Opera House, Nov. 25, by a clever cast from Archbold High School.

Everyone hopes the Balkan War does not reach Bohemia. We need the beet weeders here in German Township.

A Fulton County man who recently visited Dowie’s Dream, Zion City, Ill., is of the opinion the city needs a coat of paint and someone to cut down the weeds.



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