Archbold, OH

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, May 27, 1998

Eleven members of the graduating class are honored for academic achievement: Tad Aschliman, Melissa Beck, Nichole Dominique, Joseph Emch, Traci Erbskorn, Adriane Huffman, Bridget Moon, Rebekah Rychener, Tricia Short, Heather Thompson,

A Toledo engineering firm will have fifty percent of the plans completed by Aug. 1 for the Clyde’s Way Underpass.

Three Archbold women were honored at the April 23 meeting of Financial Women International: Barbara Britenriker, Debra Kauffman, Rachel Ulrich.

LuAnn Boyer received a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from BGSU.

Barbara J. Britenriker was promoted to vice president chief financial officer and comptroller at the F&M State Bank.

Joshua C. Boger, PHS ’97, graduated as airman first class at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Nikki Stannard, AHS senior, earned a trip to track and field regionals at Lexington in the shot put.

Mindy Jo Holsopple received the PHS citizenship award at graduation Sunday afternoon.

Joyce Klingelsmith, library director, told the board she has heard nothing from the general contractor, F.P. Bucher & Sons, Inc., Toledo, about the building’s leaking roof.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, June 1, 1983

“What’s your favorite: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry? A photograph shows Jack Stover dishing up ice cream for his son, Christopher, at the band booster social in Ruihley Park.

Just a few farmers in Fulton County have dodged the raindrops and finished spring planting.

Grant Gooding helps Don Short pile dirty dishes on an overflowing tray at the ice cream social.

Pettisville honor graduates are Shirley Duvall, Cindy Lantz, Jolene Moden, Kay Nofziger, Nedra Rufenacht, Marty Rupp, Dawn Schrock, Larry Schrock, Craig Yoder

Pettisville Legion sends two to Buckeye State: Kevin Anderson and Anne Zehr.

After 36 years in the classroom, George Clark will put his pencils and rulers in the drawer for the last time. He will retire.

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church will dedicate its new Rodgers 825 church organ Sunday.

Margaret Beck stands on the porch of the Lauber cabin watching Gary Frazier portray Joseph Bates, the man who led the first settlers to the Black Swamp.

Richard Weires holds two Illinois grandchildren on his lap at the Memorial Day program. They are David and Casey Simmons.

Archbold’s 3,200-meter relay team of Benet Lauber, Maria Smith, Kim Roth, and Susan Horst placed fourth at the BGSU regional. They go to Class A state track meet this week.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- If you remember when toilet paper sold at 2¢ a roll you have lived a long, long time…. Remember the good old days before air conditioning when smoke and cinders rolled through open windows of the train coaches?… The Archbold Buckeye is one of 7,625 weekly newspapers published in the United States.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, May 28, 1958

Scholastic honors of the Pettisville graduating class go to Vincent Rupp Jr., Rebecca Ruetz, Jeanette Frey.

Arthur C. Fagley and son James, 13, fishing in Brush Creek, one mile from Archbold, Sunday afternoon, caught five pounds of fish in two hours: bullheads, carp, and suckers. The catch was verified by Marvin Fether and Alonzo Sword.

Tom Vitello, swimming pool manager, said the Ruihley Park pool will open Sunday afternoon.

The Memorial Day address in Ruihley Park will be given by Richard B. McQuade, Swanton.

Pettisville Memorial Day program will feature an address by Delbert L. Latta, state senator, Bowling Green.

David Ruffer, AHS grad, was reelected by Defiance College students to be president of the Student Council.

Merle Short and Dale Leininger will receive the State Farmer Degree June 5 in Columbus during the state FFA convention.

Five students will graduate from eighth grade at the Elmira School May 22. They are Nancy Sue Grime, Diane Kaye Rupp, Peter Marcus Seiler, Ronald Gene Weber, Dean Allen Zaerr

Firemen responded to the Willard King farm, Wauseon, where a defective chimney caused damage to the first floor.

Open house was held at Metamora’s new filtration plant Sunday afternoon.

William E. Tanner was graduated Friday from Riddle Aeronautical Institute, Miami, Fla.

Kenneth Cassell, manager of contract crops, at La Choy Food Products. will work for a company in Pittsburgh.

Walter Sherman, county game protector, will release 1,200 pheasants in the county. They were received from the Urbanna Game Farm.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, May 31, 1933

Archbold has one factory that is enjoying an unusual run of business. The Archbold Ladder Co., owned by Wm. M., and C.L. Wyse is running on a fulltime schedule. Orders for hundreds of steamer and summer chairs arrive daily. The Wyse brothers ship most products by truck to nearby cities, making immediate delivery to large stores possible.

Reports from far and near tell about valuable horses dying in fields or in stables after being worked. The animals, unused to hard spring work become stricken and die. One fertilizer company has been busy hauling dead horses to the works.

After June 1, Archbold Public Library will be open every Saturday afternoon and evening.

Henry County relief commission quickly filled the county quota of 20 men for the Job Army.

The Fulton County quota for the emergency conservation workers was increased from 25 to 30 Monday, according to George Geer, chairman of the county relief committee

Teachers of vacation Bible school are Osee Buehrer, Mabel Nofziger, Beverly Bacon, Gertrude Schlatter, Mary Kathryn Grime.

Friday night was the first time in many months the wanderer’s hotel went unused, according to E.P. Tanner, night watchman.

Before the government guarantees all bank deposits it might be well for congress to pass a bill compelling all men to be honest.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, May 26, 1908

It was in front of George Lindau’s that Jonas Rupp met an automobile. The auto stopped quite a distance from Jonas, but Jonas’ horse backed the buggy into the ditch and broke a wheel, bent an axle, and broke several dozens of eggs. Jonas was unhurt. The auto was from Defiance.

Aaron and Ezra Frey were in Elmira the fore part of last week, helping to place the machinery in running order at the new glove factory.

Rudy Gigax was picking dandelion blossoms last week to make dandelion cordial.

The authorities are having high times with great gangs of foreigner who break open and rob freight cars in Toledo rail yards. Man and boys in knee pants raid the cars and fight the police. They all are willing to be taken to jail where they are sure of something to eat.

The 20th annual convention of the Sunday Schools of Fulton County will be held at the First Christian Church, of Wauseon, Thursday and Friday, June 4- 5.

Two men are in jail at Napoleon for having stolen a farmer’s hen to save themselves from starving.

Archbold is becoming quite a restaurant and hotel town. A large number of people are fed in Archbold especially on Sunday.

Think of it. There is an ashery in operation in Edgerton. The ash man offers to furnish boxes to people who wish to save their ashes to be made into black salts. Thirty years ago the ashery closed in Archbold. It is some twenty years since the Archbold tannery quit buying tan bark. The tailor that went from house to house is dead. The wagon maker quit making wagons and carriages some thirty years ago. One by one the village industries are swallowed up by the city.

Friday, May 29, 1908

Jeff Nofziger, of near Lena, has been having serious trouble with his heart.

Twenty saloon licenses have been granted in Williams County.

The board of health cleaned up Miss Adella Pickard’s chicken yard Tuesday. Four wagon loads of loud-smelling trash were removed.

They are now receiving 120,000 pounds of milk each day at the station in Bryan. The milk is shipped to Wauseon. They are paying dairy farmers $1.10 the hundred for May milk.

There will be no Memorial Day ceremonies in Archbold. A few veterans plan to visit the cemetery.

Quite a number of Archbold citizens lost their money in the Barber Bank of Wauseon. If it is true that the bank took deposits a few hours before closing its doors, it is probable that someone will have trouble.

Doctors Kendall & Baker, dentists, will be at Hotel Norton, on North Defiance Street, every Tuesday.- adv.

Edwin Lauber was home from college at Toledo Wednesday. He is studying medicine.

Stryker will have three new saloons.

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