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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006

Betty Young, president of Northwest State Community College is a finalist for the presidency of Parkland College, Champaign, Ill.

Andy Brodbeck, Archbold fire chief, said 129 persons have been added to the list of those who have the ability to save a life.

He was speaking of those who completed cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes during the AFD three-day community CPR event.

The Archbold boys basketball team defeated Patrick Henry 59-46, to claim the Division III district championship at Toledo Waite High School, Saturday, March 11. Appearing in a photograph, David Borcherdt, Josh Johnson, and Ryan Knox display the championship trophy to their loyal supporters in the stands. Another photo shows a group of young fans going wild as the Streaks take an insurmountable lead late in the game.

The workers at the Archbold Young Spring & Wire plant have a high level of expertise, winning several excellence awards, said Mike Stamm, president of United Auto Workers Local 2089.

Jacob Hartman, Chandler Tinsman, Jesse Felix, and Nick Cassidy, cub and boy scouts from Archbold, load gathered items for the Boy Scout Troop 63 annual Scouting For Food Drive.

Beth and Kent Liechty, children of Allen and Virginia, are involved in the Bluffton University Investment Club for the 2005-06 academic year.

Deaths–Ronald Edward Springer, 80, Mt. Vernon, Ill; Joyce E. Hartman, 62, Montpelier; Arlene R. Horst, 64, Goshen; Hermine D. Winseman, 92, Swanton

Josh Wyse gets a hug from his mom, Janet, according to a photograph, after the AHS boys basketball team won the Division III district championship. The Streaks play Gibsonburg tonight in the regional semifinal.

Gene Goering, a 6-2 AHS sophomore, was named Division III Player of the Year by the Northwest Ohio District 7 Basketball Coaches Association.

Archbold will pay off $500,000 it has borrowed so far to cover the cost of last year’s North Defiance Street reconstruction.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 1991

The Archbold Area School District bond retirement fund will drop from 6.5 mills for Tax Year 1990, Payable 1991 to six mills for Tax Year 1991, Payable 1992, according to David Lersch, superintendent.

Fulton County is holding up work on the Pettisville water project for official and unofficial reasons. Officially, the project is being delayed because county officials say it is difficult for them to administer both the two major waterline projects (Burlington – Elmira and Assumption) and the design of a third.

School board said it expects to have a new superintendent on the job by Aug. 1.

Over the past couple of weeks, readers of the Archbold Buckeye have had the opportunity to read about people who have become involved in drugs and what it has done to their lives.

The question becomes, how do we keep young people off drugs in the first place.

Future plans for a Quadco benefit program are in limbo after the organization lost about $40,000 on the Tony Bennett benefit concert nearly a year ago.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff Department, Arley Bernard Cross, III, and Roger L. Burdine, Archbold, reported they were assaulted at the Archbold Elevator about 11:30 the morning of March 5.

The Archbold High School Marching Band qualified for state-level competition in Toledo over the weekend.

Jennifer, daughter of Mr. and Mr. David F. Schrock, is appearing with the 89-member Otterbein College Concert

Band during its annual spring tour.

Teresa Storrer, AHS ‘88, will play spring softball for the Bluffton College Beavers.

Archbold Middle School students will have a chance to see a play designed to help prevent teen pregnancy, according to David Rex, principal.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 1966

Capt. William R. Ruffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Ruffer, has been presented two awards for achievement as a B-57 Canberra pilot at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

He received the US Air Force Combat Readiness Medal for sustained professional performance as a combat crew member for more than four years, and he had been decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal for distinguished services in Vietnam.

Clarence McAtee, AHS ‘61, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Orval Fricke and family, is a guest in the home of the Frickes, having arrived Feb. 20 after a year of active duty in Vietnam.

Earns Degree – Gordon, son of Mrs. Edward Becker, Bradley University.

While the Ralph Walker family was attending Sunday church at West Unity, two escapees from the Indiana prison stole their car.

It was found in Louisville, Ky., where the men backed the vehicle into a police car.

After the Walker car was stolen, West Unity police found an abandoned car in the same block, which the escapees had stolen in Michigan City, Ind.

Someone sent in an unnecessary alarm and the Archbold Fire Department responded Saturday at about 10 am. A brush fire was burning near the Pettisville Garage.

Paul Liechty will be one of 50 area high school students taking part in a special five-week chemistry program at Bowling Green State University this semester.

About one-fourth of the world’s wheat trade moves from developed to underdeveloped countries under special programs such as Food for Peace, according to OSU Extension economists.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–Senator Dirkson, of Illinois, said, “I can see no evil in children who want to sing that God is great and thank Him for their blessings. Isn’t it strange that in this country, as prayer goes down, crime goes up?”

Seventy-Five Yeas Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 26, 1941

The largest class in the history of the school will be presented at graduation exercises, May 21, when 32 girls and 14 boys receive diplomas.

Fulton County commissioners have signed an application to permit the county to participate in the Federal Surplus Commodity Food Stamp Plan.

Before it can be adopted, it must receive approval of bankers and food stores, and indications are that the banks will handle the stamps without cost and food dealers will welcome the program.

The plan will involve hiring one man to handle the stamps. Orange stamps will be issued in the amount of present relief checks; an additional 50% will be added in blue stamps.

Harrison Lake, northwest of Archbold, received the planting of 1,700 trees, Saturday, April 12. It is intended to have the lake filled with water by summertime.

By eliminating a partition, the F&M Bank will add another cashier window and other bookkeeping machinery. About 100 square feet more will be added to serve customers.

Three Archbold men will be in the draft call from Fulton County, April 2: Victor Eash, Robert James Hayes, Kenneth William Schilt.

Roscoe Zimmerman will leave for army camp on Saturday with the Williams County contingent.

Mr. Grover C. Merillat, Mr. John Schlapfer, Mr. Theodore Buehrer, and Mr. Ivan Werder attended the Fulton County council of the American Legion in Delta, last Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Buehrer returned Thursday from a three-week trip to Florida. Their daughter, Virginia, is home from college in Columbus.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, March 14, 1916

Stryker council has passed an ordinance making it compulsory for anyone who wishes to keep pigs in the village to first receive a permit from the Board of Health.

Neighboring towns are talking of having a trolley league composed of teams representing towns along the T&I and are planning on Archbold as one of the teams in the league.

There are quite a number of baseball fans that would like to see Archbold in such a league, but the difficulty is in finding someone to act as an angel to finance a team.

Through the influence of E.H. Rorick, a member of the state board of education, Eugene Miller, a former Archbold boy, has been appointed as teacher in the boys reformatory at Lancaster.

About 50 men are on strike at the Heller-Aller Windmill Factory at Napoleon. They want an increase of 50¢ a day. Both sides are stubborn. It is probable the plant will remain idle for some time, as there is a shortage of materials.

If all the goods bought by people who live within four miles of Archbold would be bought in Archbold, each business place in the village would be three times as large as what it is now.

Mr. G.H. Probeck intends to build a new home on the lot he recently purchased on South Defiance Street.

The proceeds from the basketball games Thursday evening will be used for improvements in the Town & Township Hall.

Frank Rupp has seven sick horses at present.

The undersigned will sell at public auction Wednesday, March 29, at 9 am, at the place known as Jacob Riegsecker farm, better known as the old Jacob Kibler place, 2 1/4 miles east of Elmira or 4 miles north and 1 3/4 miles west of Pettisville.

Friday, March 17, 1916

Oswald Goebel, 16, while helping to buzz wood on a farm near Edgerton, lost his balance and fell into the saw. The boy was nearly sawed in two at the hips. Surgeons did what they could, but he died shortly. He was one of a family of 12.

Wilson Andre, 70, finished his trading in Montpelier, Monday, and told the dealer that it was the last money he would spend.

Andre went to his farm home, took a shotgun and emptied both barrels into the back of his deaf old wife. Then he put fresh shells into the gun, and pushing the triggers with a stick, discharged both barrels into his stomach. The bodies were found by his brother.

Oliver Nofzinger, son of David of Pettisville, left for western Canada to look at land. His uncle Joseph Lantz is there. In spite of the war, thousands of American farmers are going to the Canadian Northwest.

Michael Kaisar was thrown out of his buggy but not seriously injured, Tuesday, when his horse took a run from Elmira to Archbold.

The governor of Ohio telegraphed the president that there are 800 state soldiers, members of the National Guard, ready to invade Mexico.

I beg permission to announce that I shall be a candidate for the nomination to the Office of Auditor of Fulton County subject to the will of the Republican primary, Aug. 8.–Emanuel Rupp, of German Township.– adv.

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