Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Soon-to-be-graduates who represent the top 10 percent of the Class of 2006: Whitney Fricke, Andrea Bowman, Haley Sauder, Lara Gautsche, Randi Meyer, Ryan Volkman, Lindsay Rohrs, Britney Gericke, Emily Grisez, Dan Higginbotham, Darin King.
Haley Marie Sauder, 17, will wear the mortarboard cap and gown of a graduate twice in just a few weeks. She will pick up an AHS diploma, Sunday, June 4, completing four years of high school in just three years; May 13, she receives an associate of arts degree from Northwest State Community College.
Ken Cline, superintendent, said while additional cost savings have been found in the budget, a $2.4 million five-year emergency property tax levy still is needed.
Cline said in the last few months, school board members held 41 meetings with community members, ranging in size from a handful of people to a crowd of over 300.
In the eyes of the federal government, the Pettisville Local School District is now officially considered a rural school district.
The mix-up apparently started five or six years ago and resulted from the school’s official address, which is Post Office Box 1, Switzer said.
Amy Kiesow, Austin, earned an associate in applied science degree with distinction at Pueblo (Colorado) Community College. She is a PHS graduate and is the daughter of Peter and Anna Rose.
Deaths–C. Elaine Beck, 66, Camden, Mich.; Robert S. Partee, 91, Bryan; Janice Kay ReBeau, 54, Napoleon, Albert R. Roggeman, 71, Stryker
Bob Priest, AHS government teacher, has been selected to participate in the United States Supreme Court John Marshall Institute in Washington, D.C. He will spend five days at Georgetown University. He is one of 30 teachers across the nation attending the institute.
Collin Penrod, Jonny Lantz, and Dylan Wyse, 12-year-old Archbold boys, helped letter carriers from the post office with the National Letter Carriers Food Drive. George Emmons of the post office said 1,272 pounds of food items will be delivered to the Archbold FISH Pantry.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, May 15, 1991
School board passed a motion calling on the village of Archbold to maintain the village parking lot at 201 Stryker Street as a parking lot. The site has been discussed as a location for a new north side fire station.
Peter D. Short, school board member and village solicitor, said the school district has a vested interest in maintaining the parking lot as-is for public and school employee parking.
The Fulton County Senior Center Board will hold off on making a decision about constructing a new building or renovating the existing facility. It also will look at one option that could change its space requirements.
Jeff Buehrer presented his proposal for renovations to the old Memorial Auditorium building, located at 240 Clinton Street, Wauseon. The renovations will cost about $800,000.
Archbold High School named seven honor graduates for the Class of 1991. The seniors represent the top 10% of the class. Honored seniors and parents: Jill Crossgrove, daughter of Roger and Mabelann; Jennifer Dieringer, daughter of Jeanie and the late Greg; Rachel Hostetler, daughter of Phyllis; Tu Nguyen, daughter of Mrs. Tinh Pham; Carrie Roth, daughter of Tom and Sally; Cathy Rufenacht, daughter of Lowell and Velda; Deborah Sengupta, daughter of Dipak and Heather.
Deaths– Dorothy Lantz, 79, Archbold
Earns Degree–Jonathan Ulrich Baer, University of Nebraska, son of John and Kathy.
Dean’s List–Jill Schnitkey, Ohio University, daughter of David and Elaine. She was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball.
Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–It’s not only that the ozone layer is being eroded, but the process is apparently going much faster than anyone previously predicted.
Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, May 11, 1966
Arthur Godfrey, a radio star, gave the Archbold Area Centennial a boost, Tuesday, May 10, in his presentation of La Choy products. He said, “All the good gentlemen of Archbold, Ohio, are sprouting beards these days.
“The occasion is its centennial. The town is 100 years old, but don’t worry, La Choy foods are all good and fresh.” No hundred-year-old eggs in our chow mein noodles, he said.
Randy Buehrer, Stuart Short, and Terry Stuckey will enter the State Livestock Judging Contest, Saturday, May 14, in Columbus.
Mr. Raymond Short found an odd mushroom that was red and like the petals of a flower. It may be seen in the front display window of the Archbold Buckeye.
Fulton Tubing is building its fifth addition to its manufacturing facility on Lugbill Road in Archbold. The expansion will be 120×360 feet according to Leon H. Neis, general manager.
The new section is needed to meet the increasing demand for refrigeration tubing, and when completed will have such equipment as transverse cranes and will facilitate the handling of 100-foot lengths of tubing.
John Fraas broke the AHS 120-yard high hurdles record with a time of 16.1 seconds. The previous record, 16.3, was set by Lowell Spiess, in 1950. Two other AHS runners set records: Jim Cox broke his old record in the 440 at 53.45, and Dan Grieser in the 2:20 with a time of 24.4, breaking the record of 24.65 held by Dave Bowman since 1964. Greg Wlasiuk threw the shot put 49-5 1/2, breaking his old record of 48-8 1/2.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, May 28, 1941
Ten men from Fulton County have been called to military duty on Tuesday, June 10. Four are from Archbold: Gerald E. Smith, Clarence E. Hoover, Clyde W. Rice, and Jack Christy.
The President of the United States, in an address that was awaited by the whole world, made a declaration last night, Tuesday, May 27, that “an unlimited national emergency exists.”
President Roosevelt declared that trouble between capital and capital, labor and labor, capital and labor would no longer interfere with defense preparations, and indicated that machinery was in motion to reach down into the lives of all in this effort for national defense.
The founder of the Archbold Buckeye, W.O. Taylor, reaches his 75th year on Saturday, May 31. He works every day in the newspaper office. He started the Archbold Buckeye in 1905, which has been published by his family for 36 years.
Eight locomotives have passed over the New York Central Railroad through Archbold en-route from Lima, where they are made. The giants will do duty for the Southern Pacific in the mountain areas of the west.
Logs and brush 12 to 15 feet square have been laid on what will be the bottom of Harrison Lake. The shelters will be breeding places for fish. State conservation department workers have securely anchored the piles.
A severe storm struck the Charles Terrill farm, two miles west of Archbold, Wednesday, at about 9:30 pm. It lifted a wood silo onto the barnyard, leaving the silage standing unharmed. Directly west at the Guy Graber farm, the wind wrecked the wood silo and uprooted several apple trees.
Miss Esther Bock was a member of the committee that planned the annual Hesperian Literary Society banquet, a coed organization, at Heidelberg College, Tiffin.
100 Years Ago
Tuesday, May 16, 1916
Archbold School Board has hired local teachers for the coming school year.
M.A. Beecher, of Ottokee, is a hero at 96. When the old gentleman’s house caught fire and burned Wednesday, he saved the life of a sleeping baby. In the rescue, the patriarch was badly burned on the hands and face.
The aged hero is as proud of his wounds and his accomplishments as could be any adventurous youth.
Beulah, 6-year-old daughter of H.M. Bonnough, of near Liberty Center, was probably fatally wounded Sunday when accidentally shot in the head by her 8- year-old brother while he was playing with a target gun.
The bullet entered her right temple. She was taken to the Wauseon Hospital.
W.S. Rader, of McComb, has pulled eight automobiles out of mud this spring with his team of oxen.
The mayor of Defiance intends to enforce the spitting ordinance in that town.
Wauseon has a civic committee, which is offering premiums for the best-kept lawns.
Napoleon merchants are sponsoring liberal advertisements in the local newspaper to encourage citizens to trade at home.
In the country, a man is known by name for five miles around. In the city, he is not known by name even next door.
In the country, all men are considered honest until proven otherwise. In the city, all men are believed dishonest until proven otherwise.
Council hopes to repair the catch basin in the alley cross from the T&I station.
Friday, May 19, 1916
William Ruffer, of the waterworks department, asked council if engines and tanks could be filled from the water hydrants. Council said when the water is used for the public of the village, there is no charge, but when the water is for private purposes the user must surely pay.
Mr. Deutchman asked for a permit to erect a building on the corner of North Defiance and Stryker streets to parallel the garage. The building is to be 12×25 and nine feet high.
Harvey King appeared before the council and requested permission to put up a sign at the corner of North Defiance and Mill streets.
Carl Zimmerman, a wandering tinkerer who is wellknown in this vicinity, was probably fatally injured at Stop 61 on the T&I railroad, Tuesday evening. He was sitting on the rail when the 8:00 car struck him. He was thrown some distance.
His right leg was broken above the knee and his right arm at the elbow. There were other severe bruises, which the physicians think will be too much for a man of 65. He was taken to the Wauseon Hospital, where he died yesterday.
He has no known relatives hereabout. He often drank too much.
A brakeman actually cut a freight in two and let the crowd that had been stopped to pass. It was such an unusual event that we tried to get the brakeman’s name. It all happened Tuesday noon.
Fayette School Board is considering the purchase of several acres of land adjoining the present school grounds. Fayette will then have the largest campus of any school in Northwestern Ohio.
Mr. William Beaverson is building a new straw barn.
Council and German Township Trustees met to make final arrangements for material for the comfort station at the Town & Township Hall.