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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past




Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, June 17, 1998

Matt Hines and Duane Beck, fire department firefighters, took the 1934 Howe pumper truck on a test drive Sunday evening.

Two members of school board voted against a new three-year contract for Ken Cline, district superintendent. The board approved the agreement in a 3-2 vote. In favor were Tim Yoder, Bob Aschliman, Lynn Aschliman. Against, Cheryl Storrer and Scott Miller.

Nicole Fortier was the last person in the world to find out she was accepted into medical school. She was in Africa when her mother called from their Ridgeville Corners home to tell her she would be enrolled in the Medical College of Ohio.

Planning Commission approved a Sauder Woodworking request to convert a private home at 603 Sauder Street to medical offices.

Mrs. Michael (Danielle) Childs was a model in the recent Toledo Opera Guild fashion show. Also modeling was former Archbold resident, Laurie Amos.

Mike Runyon, Fayette, Sauder Village tinsmith, was named one of the top craftsmen in the country by Early American Homes magazine.

Park board estimates it will spend $547,232.92 this year. The park board budget is funded through an income tax. Vaughn Bentz, board member, said that volunteer funds are being raised in Defiance for new playground equipment, and suggests park board members keep an eye on that progression.

Deaths- Agnes M. Balser, 76, Wauseon; Arlene Hess, 79, Oregon, Ohio; Marian Elizabeth Morris, 80, Waterville; Susan L. Zehr, 37, Bryan.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, June 22, 1983

There are 21 sites in and around Archbold that could be used to attract new industry to the community, the Archbold Planning Commission was told. Richard Weires, councilman and chairman of the Industrial Development Committee, presented a community profile done by Toledo Edison Co., and a map showing the various sites considered adequate for industry.

Steve Brown, county planner, said the county is considered a depressed area because of its high unemployment. He said federal funds are available for industrial development and Nolan Tuckerman will submit a request for the funds.

Marvin and Sharon Lantz, owners of The Unique Little Gift Shop, are hosting the grand opening of their new business Friday and Saturday.- adv.

Deaths- Harold Emmerich, 51, Archbold; Lena Peugeot, 55, Archbold; Goldie Moyer, 91, Archbold.

Mary Lou Roth, a former Archbold resident, directed a large mass choir and orchestra in California May 30.

Jon Lugbill, 22, Fairfax, Va., won his sixth World Whitewater Kayak and Canoe championship on the Passer River in Merano, Italy, Sunday.

Cathy Rupp, a member of the University of Pittsburgh women’s volleyball team, has been chosen to join the Athletes in Action International women’s volleyball team that will tour Latin America this summer.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- Two wonderful and useful home gadgets were invented within a span of 50 years. The first bathtub was used in 1850 and in 1875 the telephone was invented. But the chickenegg business still hasn’t been solved…. Many people never become “the best” because they do not want to pay the price…. The eyes of Texas are filled with tears because the oil industry is trying to cope with a domestic, state, and worldwide overabundance of crude oil.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, June 18, 1958

Construction will begin on the new factory building of Fulton Tubing Co. It will be 60×490, located on East Lugbill Road, built of block and steel, on 15 acres of land sold by Lloyd Myers.

Connie Horr has been chosen by Ridgeville Corners Legion Auxiliary to attend Buckeye Girls State. Patricia Gerken was named alternate.

Maurice Zaerr, of the Elmira Cement Tile & Block Co., was named secretary-treasurer Saturday of The Ohio Concrete Drain Tile Association, Findlay.

Myles Schlatter, working at La Choy Food Products, saw a rocket housing of Russia’s Sputnik III at 4:35 Saturday morning. He said the housing that follows the little manmade satellite by a hundred miles or more was visible to the naked eye, appearing like an ordinary bright star. It was headed southwest to northeast. It orbits about 150 miles from earth.

Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin King: Terry, 4; Patsy, 2; and Rhonda Sue, 1, were playing and decided to crawl into the trunk of the car and closed the door and pretended to be sleeping. About an hour later Mrs. King heard Terry say, “Get me out of here.” She opened the trunk and found the missing children.

William B. Walters, AHS grad, will graduate June 6 from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Ralph H. Burkholder graduated from OSU in veterinary medicine.

Continental Trailways is operating a bus line through Archbold with four stops daily, two each way.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, June 21, 1933

The hunger strikers of Swan Creek Township are still active and making township and county officials troubled by their union-labor methods.

Every day and evening of last week Ruihley Park was the scene of picnics and family reunions. The park in June is at its best, when trees, flowers, and shrubs, as well as the wellkept grass are beautiful.

Figures show that more than 170 farm horses in this area have died from the unseasonable intense tropical heat. It seems impossible.

More than 29,000 Ohio and Michigan farmers have seeded in excess of 224,000 acres to sugar beets.

Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Klaudt and daughter Doris left Monday for Parkston, South Dakota, to visit his mother.

The T&I electric railroad is replacing 16,000 new cedar ties to cover 52 miles of track from Toledo to Bryan.

The house on the Charles Grisier farm, on U.S. Rt. 20, near Lyons, was destroyed by fire.

Arthur Otto, 10, while working in the mill at Ridgeville Corners Monday, fell 19 feet, and broke several bones.

Glen Rupp came home from Washington, D.C., Monday, where he spent six months as a page in the House of Representatives.

Last week, Otto Vonier painted the steel poles carrying the street lights in the business district.

Giving the devil his due share is no task. Keeping him from getting more than his share is what takes energy.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, June 16, 1908

The Dunkards in Conference at Des Moines, Iowa, have taken the name of the German Baptist Brethren. The church is about to split over wearing bonnets. The young people do not want to wear them while the older members insist on it. Several congregations in Ohio have eliminated the custom and may be dropped from the Dunkard rolls.

Two women with a banjo and mandolin sang songs and took up collections on the main street Saturday. One bystander thought they would do more good in someone’s kitchen than on the street.

Tomorrow every fellow and his girl will be at the Firemen’s Convention in Napoleon. Fortyseven bands will make music.

German Township has more churches to the population than any township in the county.

A petition is circulating throughout the village to sewer both sides of Defiance Street.

A public well will be put down in front of the People’s State Bank building. At present there is no public place where a visitor may water a horse.

Friday, June 19, 1908

The new German Township road specifications call for a ten-ton road roller.

A contract has been signed and the Van Camp company will begin building a condensory at Bryan next fall.

C.J. Wyse filed a petition for four miles of gravel and stone road. Adolph Stamm has filed two petitions for one mile each of gravel and stone roads.

Repairs and an addition are being added to the Methodist Episcopal Church. The building is being raised and a foundation of cement blocks placed. An addition for a choir room is being built in the rear. In the front of the church the spire will be eliminated. Improvements will cost about $1,200.

Citizens are repairing the Evansport grade which recent high water destroyed.

Napoleon turned into one vast beer garden when 30,000 visitors attended the Firemen’s Convention.


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