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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past




Ten Years Ago

Wednesday April 8, 1998

Seven local pastors reflect on the meaning of Easter. Participating were Erich Christman, Ron Guengerich, Thomas McLennan, Mark Miller, Kent Jaquette, Wayne Pipkin, Wendy Miller. The feature article was written by Jackie Wyse, staff writer of the Archbold Buckeye.

The general manager of La Choy Food Products protested the proposed rate increase in water and wastewater. They asked the village council to delay a decision.

Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary auction grossed more than $35,000, according to Pat Yoder, president and chairman of the auction.

A 16-unit condominium project planned on land east of Ruihley Park, owned by James “Bummer” Dominique, is moving forward. Joe Duff, village administrator, said Dominique would begin by opening a gravel drive from West Williams Street north into the property.

Napoleon-Lynx asked council for an enterprise zone agreement on a total investment of about $13 million.

Once a new franchise agreement is in place, the Archbold Cable television system could be rebuilt in two years.

Pettisville says farewell to seven basketball players: Jason Horning, Scott King, Travis Leatherman, Rustin Nyce, Chad Aeschliman, Chad Grieser, Nathan Wonsetler.

The village of Archbold and the Archbold Medical Group are negotiating an agreement to purchase the medical building on East Lutz Road. Joe Duff, village administrator, is negotiating the purchase.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday April 13, 1983

Jubilation and pride filled the Archbold High School corridors Monday while students and faculty talked about the second place honor the AHS marching band received at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

Ara Parseghian, who coached football at Notre Dame, Northwestern, and Miami University, spoke to the annual stockholder assembly of First National Bank Northwest Ohio April 6 at Stryker High School.

Deaths- Robert J. Lohse, Wauseon; Edwin P. Tanner, 84, Wauseon

Archbold has five juniors competing in the District American History Day Competition in Cleveland May 14. Competing are Jane Foor, Heidi Lauber, Clark Skinner, Jackie Springer, Jenni Werder. They are students of Joy Link.

New harness was tested on the draft horses Monday afternoon at Sauder Village. Steve Sauder and Lawrence Smucker hitched the horses to the farm wagon and put them through several trots around the barnyard.

Todd A. Parnell has graduated from the Air Force avionics communications systems course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

Michael Nofziger placed third with 8,697 votes in the Austin, Texas, mayor race. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Nofziger. Nofziger is a 1966 graduate of AHS, and a former council member of Austin.

David G. Ruffer, AHS 55, will speak at the Defiance College annual honors convocation April 24.

Brenda Pursel Schleunes has written and directed the play “Many Moons.” Her husband is a professor at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Brenda works at a day school. Their daughter, Anna, is 13.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- A woman walks four miles a year making up the bed…. Motorists in Great Britain pay almost $1.55 per gallon in taxes on gasoline…. About 300,000 wagon train travelers died on the trail west, from illness mostly. Only an estimated 362 were killed by Indians.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, April 9, 1958

A classic photograph shows two lifetime friends in action on the bowling alley in Archbold. Bert Short, 82, and Fred Grime, 81, are regular Tuesday afternoon bowlers. Every week other recruits join: Jacob Schlatter, Wendell Grisier, and Alvin Stamm.

The industry of Robinair Manufacturing Company, on U.S. 6, one mile east of Edgerton, was destroyed in a $500,000 fire early Friday morning. Firemen from five towns battled the blaze: Edgerton, Edon, Blakeslee, Hicksville, and Bryan.

A state corporation charter was issued to Nofziger Silo Co., of Clinton Township. Incorporators are Clifford, Wayne, and Denver Nofziger.

Herman Britsch was honored for safety by Socony Mobil Oil Co.- adv.

Ordinance 762 authorizes the mayor to designate through highways, stop streets, and erect stop signs. Council continues trying to convince the state to install a traffic light at Stryker and N. Defiance streets.

Remodeling of the Town & Township Hall is considered. They want more room to store fire equipment in the building.

Council wants property owners to repair sidewalks and build new ones. Council discussed parking problems on the main street.

Archbold may be without passenger service on the New York Central. The first Lake Shore train steamed into town in 1854. If the Ohio Public Utilities Commission approves, Archbold will be without westbound passenger service in the morning and eastbound in the evening.

Tests were run on the new equipment at the enlarged municipal water plant Tuesday.

Gary Lehman, Defiance, formerly of Archbold and district Boy Scout executive, spoke to Commercial Club Monday noon.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, April 12, 1933

W.J. Weber was appointed conservator of the Pettisville Savings Bank Monday. Weber thinks he will be able to comply with all of the requirements of the State Banking Department.

Controller of the Currency, Washington, D.C., appointed A.L. Gebhardt, attorney, as conservator of the Farmers National Bank, at Bryan.

D.A. Webster, Bryan attorney, has been upheld by the court of appeals in his contention that he has a right to proceed with further investigation of the affairs of the defunct Exchange Bank, of Stryker.

German Township Trustees have made arrangements to comply with the customs of the entire county in conjunction with the county commissioners in paying relief laborers 20¢ an hour in supplies. Other townships in the county have also agreed to pay only in supplies, and German Township trustees will comply, therefore no part of the relief wages will be paid in money.

Four terms for county recorders and clerks of common pleas courts are in prospect in Ohio. Bills designed to lengthen the terms from two to four years have been introduced in the Ohio legislature and are believed to be certain of enactment.

Allen M. Barber, probate judge, who is in charge of the relief in Fulton County, reports that the last car load of government flour has been shipped to Wauseon from Minneapolis, Minn., and should arrive shortly.

Good government is the product of well-informed citizenship.

Evidence of the success of the Buy American movement is shown by the decreases in imports of matches and rubber soled shoes.

About 100 persons will be baptised Easter Day at Central, Lockport, and Clinton Amish- Mennonite Churches.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, April 7, 1908

Four big, bold, bad burglar boys held up the country home of John Lawler, north of Delta, Thursday night. They dynamited the family safe.

A house belonging to Charles Kline, south of Pettisville, and occupied by Samuel Lantz, burned to the ground Thursday.

Passengers may now go from New York to Jerusalem for $32.

A grocery store will occupy the south room of the new People’s State Bank building.

If you have any potatoes for sale, see Peter Eicher at once. Phone 19.- adv.

The Chicago alderman candidate who preaches that there is no such thing as an honest man certainly advertises his own natural instincts.

ELMIRA- Jacob Nofziger Sr., sold his farm to Andrew Weber and Jacob Nofziger Jr. Now lots may be bought on the west side of the street, and we hope that this will be the means of building up the town.

The glove and hose factory is sure to come here. Mr. Seth Wyse will put up the building to rent.

C.C. Roth drove his thirteen steers to town Saturday for Mr. Pugh, of Wauseon. He received 5 1/2 cents a pound.

Friday, April 10, 1908

Jacob Ehrat is considering erecting a new residence on the north side this summer.

Editorial- It would be cheaper and much more effective for the council to buy a two-horse street sweeper and hire a team to sweep the pavement an hour each morning.

A sweeper will scratch the filth from between the bricks where the flies and disease germs thrive.

Get a sweeper.

Since the money scare in the East, half a million foreigners have returned to Europe. Few dollars are going with them.

Steamship rates from this country to Europe are now so low that one can travel cheaper than board.

A new front is being replaced on the Stuckey restaurant. The Kutzli meat market is to have a new iron front.

The Bryan Building & Loan foreclosed on a brewery and was compelled to operate it. A number of temperance people have withdrawn their money from the association.

The Lake Shore Railroad will use telephones instead of telegraph instruments in the future. The experiment has proven successful.

Don’t complain about the advertisements in this newspaper. Were it not for them, the hometown newspaper would cost you $7 a year, rather than $1.50.- adv.

One of the latest and most sensible fads of the rich is to send daughters to a school of housewifery. They learn to cook, make beds, take care of babies and entertain, as well as learn good manners, taste in dress, and make and apply home remedies. It is believed that after graduation, girls are held in higher esteem by wealthy young men.

A teacher in the Archbold schools was trying to make a class understand the meaning of an incomplete verb. And by way of illustration said that a fried egg was incomplete without salt and pepper.

Then she asked the meaning of an incomplete verb. One boy shook his hand high and shouted, “A incomplete verb is one without salt or pepper on it.”


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