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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2006

Betty Young, president of Northwest State Community College, will remain at NSCC after the Parkland College Board of Trustees selected an Iowa man as its president.

Young, president of NSCC since 2003, was one of five finalists for the presidency of Parkland College, Champaign, Ill.

The Archbold Area School Board broke 13 years of tradition, approving open enrollment at its Monday, March 27 meeting.

The Archbold High School football team will play home games at a downsized AHS sports complex next fall.

Marcia Rozevink, AHS principal, said after meeting with student council, she agreed to amend the dress code to allow ripped jeans in the school, so long as rips are limited to the knee or below.

Ziad Musallam, county sanitary engineer, said some persons attending an informational meeting on the Burlington-Elmira sanitary sewer project want a change in the way they are billed for sewer service.

Clayton Matthews, a PHS student, plays Joseph in the school production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

The Pettisville softball team has a new face in the dugout when the season kicks off. Kelly Vanderhorst takes over a program and team that finished 5-17 last year, 4-5 in the Buckeye Border Conference.

Members of the Fulton County Livestock Sale Committee recently agreed to require all dairy steers, market steers, born and raised steers, and dairy and beef feeder calves to be electronically ear-tagged to participate in 2006 Fulton County Fair judging.

Top quizzers of the 2006 Northwest Ohio Bible Quiz year were Eliot Nofziger and Sarah Schoenhals.

Headline–Wrestling Community Wants School Board To Hire Teachers With Wrestling Background

The Archbold Community Library hosted an All Join In program titled “Maple Sugaring,” Monday night, March 27, and it was a sweet success.

Headline–Trojans Defeat Archbold 49-34 In Division III State Semifinal

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 1991

The Fulton County Board of Mental Retardation-Developmental Disabilities has voted to short the Quadco Rehabilitation Center by $13,000 on the $45,000 1990 reconciliation bill.

Responding to a need for increased higher education opportunities in Northwest Ohio, officials at Northwest Technical College are planning to ask to become a state community college this spring.

Maynard L. Sauder was named Executive of the Year by the Toledo Chapter of the Planning Forum.

Jodi Stuckey recently represented the Archbold Business & Professional Women organization at the regional BPW Young Careerist Speak-Off in Defiance.

At the regional level of the speak-off, she discussed women’s rights, equal treatment of women in the workforce, and discrimination.

The Archbold Recycling Shed is now taking some types of plastics and tin cans, but containers must be washed out, de-capped, and clean. No types of oil containers are accepted.

It took about an hour, but the Archbold Planning Commission, working with Harley Burkholder and about 12 residents of the Meadowfield subdivision, worked out something that could be called “The Gooding-Rupp Compromise” at its March 19 meeting.

Just in time for another crop season, the state treasury doled out low-interest business loans to Ohio farmers. Of the $100 million loan, over $5.048 million is split among 65 Fulton County farmers.

Kelli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ehrman, is a featured soloist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at Sauder Village, Thursday, April 4.

An electric paint heater is suspected as the cause of a March 20 fire that did $15,000 damage at Liechty Specialties.

Luck was with Angel Paxson after she fell out of her father’s car and ended up with a leg stuck under the right rear tire at 12:34 the afternoon of March 20.

When school starts next fall, all Pettisville school buildings will meet federal mandates for handicapped access.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 1966

Archie Fielitz was appointed a member of council to complete the unexpired four-year term of Leslie Neuenschwander, who was elected in November.

Buehrer Welding & Supply will hold an open house for its new building and large showroom, Saturday, March 26.

Leroy J. Rhodeback, pastor of New Lexington Methodist Church since 1960, will become pastor of the Archbold Methodist Church, April 24.

The 5th Greater Ohio Science Fair, embracing over 60 counties of Ohio in the International Science Fair system, will be held simultaneously with the 16th Quadri-County Science Fair that has served Northwest Ohio since 1951, embracing the counties of Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Williams, Paulding and Putnam.

It will be held in the Archbold High School gymnasium, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2-3.

Two local girls will attend Buckeye Girls State, June 18-26. They are Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hahn, and Phyllis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Grisier.

L.L. Leu is raising some fancy chin whiskers to encourage others to join “Brothers of the Brush,” in honor of the Archbold Centennial. Lloyd dyed his whiskers a lovely green and paraded around the business district showing his friends the results.

Pete, son of Mrs. Henry A. Seiler, a senior at Wisconsin State University, has lettered a fourth time in wrestling. He placed second in conference standings all four years. The first three years were in the 177-pound category, and this year was in the 191-pound weight class.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor– Spring began Monday. Time for sassafras tea, sulfur molasses, rhubarb, and dandelion greens. And, “batter up.”…The popular chicken pie supper at Ridgeville Corners was first held in 1880 by the Ridgeville Memorial Association.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, April 9, 1941

The annual Easter service held on Good Friday afternoon will be held in the high school auditorium, April 11, at 1:15 p.m.

Business places will close from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday afternoon, to allow business people and citizens to attend the service.

Early Saturday evening, a young man flying a Waco airplane weighing about 900 pounds from Fort Wayne, Ind., became bewildered in the fog and circled Archbold several times looking for the airport. Failing, he landed on the Edwin B. Wyse farm and left the airplane until Sunday morning, when he reappeared with a woman, taxied to position, headed into the wind and disappeared in the sky. The pilot refused to give his name.

There has been no call for military draftees since April 2. There has been one replacement call for Dale Gigax, who was injured in a glider accident.

Mayor Victor G. Ruffer received a letter Monday from the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Aid Society asking to donate $11.25 to purchase books for the library at Camp Shelby, Miss.

In Lytle’s Bakery Wednesday evening, while everyone was listening to radio news, a thundering noise came from the rear of the building. Upon investigation, Messrs. Robert Hayes and Lytle discovered the big pile of 98-lb. flour sacks behind the ovens crashed through the floor, about 12 tons. Only two bags were broken open.

Tommy Polite was made a sergeant in the army recently at Camp Shelby, Miss. Paul Short received corporal stripes last week. Ralph Short is working in Philadelphia, Pa.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, March 28, 1916

The old lime shed on the Whitehorne lot at the rear of the hotel has been torn down. It is said John Frey is to build a 40×60 brick-walled shop on the lot, probably not more than one story high.

The Spelling School, which was held at the Town & Township Hall Thursday evening, was well attended. There are persons who can spell, without fail, hundreds of words of which they do not know the meaning.

Mrs. H. W. Stotzer won the contest of 35 and over. Jesse Wyse was victor in the Archbold village and township eighth grade contest. Bert Seigel, of Pettisville, won a $2 cash prize in the free-for-all.

The quartet from Taylor University, Upland, Ind., has consented to assist the Town & Township Hall improvements by rendering a concert at the hall Friday night.

Proceeds over and above actual expenses will be donated to the Restroom fund.

One hundred freight trains of 50 cars each will be required to haul this season’s raw sugar crop from the Pacific Coast to New York City. The first train arrived in Philadelphia, March 8. It will require 5,000 freight cars to haul the sugar.

New shipping rates went into effect on all national railroads yesterday, according to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The government sends warning that the supply of papermaking material is running short, and it is the duty of each citizen to save old papers and rags.

Friday, March 31, 1916

Mr. Martin Bernath, who lives alone, found his coal fire low. To revive the flames he added kerosene. The explosion singed the old gentleman’s eyebrows and blew out some windows. Mr. Bernath thinks there is always a chance to learn.

The Ridgeville Corners Commercial Club is preparing a campaign it hopes will bring people to that thriving community. It is offering a fresh cow, free, to visitors, together with 15 other prizes.

The village of Lorain, Ohio, is all excited about Jonah and the whale. One preacher said it is just a fish story and was told to illustrate a point. Another preacher is vexed that anyone should doubt a word of the Bible. He says it all actually happened. The whale swallowed Jonah but could not keep the good man down, so it heaved him up on dry land. The people of Lorain have taken sides and the argument is at fever heat.

Notice–All persons knowing themselves indebted to the Cement Block & Tile Company are requested to settle their debts.–adv.

There will be township, county, and state spelling contests. The best three spellers in each rural school in each township will compete in the township spelling contest. The Archbold village school will have two representatives, one from the high school and one from the grades.

Ernest Huber, 25, a theology student at the Mission House, Cheboygan, Wis., died following an appendectomy. His parents live in Pettisville.

Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m., all the conductors and motormen on the Toledo street car lines left their cars wherever they were and struck for more pay. For the remainder of the afternoon, not a car moved in Toledo.



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