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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007

Students from Archbold High School carried on the community’s long tradition of volunteerism and service to others by assisting flood victims in Ottawa, Friday, Aug. 31.

A total of 36 AHS students traveled to the Ottawa area to assist families in need. A photograph shows Sara Davis, Dani Weigand and Chelsea Giesige, seniors, removing water-soaked wallboard from interior walls of a damaged house.

The 150th anniversary of the Fulton County Fair set five attendance records according to information provided by the Fulton County Fair Board.

Backers of the Fulton County Junior Fair Board were generous with donations, putting up $198,740 to purchase animals. Total number of market animals sold was 553.

The Farmers & Merchants State Bank said Monday it will acquire Knisely Bank, with offices in Butler, Auburn, and St. Joe, Ind.

Keith J. Lehman, a local physician, received the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Award

Middle school students enjoy recess on a beautiful fall day. Friends Darryn Thomas and Ryan Trevino enjoy the jungle gym on the playground.

50th Wedding Anniversary– Virgil and Carol (Buehrer) Schroeder, Sept. 15, 1957

Deaths–Donald L. Grime, 78, Archbold

Jenni Beck scrambles to defend the Blue Streak goal. Archbold upped its soccer record to 4-0-1 with a victory over Otsego.

The Fayette boys cross country team and the Wauseon girls team won the Archbold Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 6.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1992

There’s been a lot of building going on in Archbold, and there will be more in the future.

Nolan Tuckerman, village administrator, estimated there were 19 or 20 new homes under construction in the village this year.

Steve Ringenberg at Fairlawn Haven said by the end of the year, the Fairlawn campus will have added 10 assisted living and 10 apartments which are now under construction.

Fulton County has the highest average income in the surrounding four counties. The Williams County ranking in 1985 was 37th; it fell to 41st in 1990.

In honor of its founding 10 years ago, Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, asks anyone who stayed at the home to return Sept. 13 for an open house.

Toni Roth, Archbold FFA Chapter Sweetheart, represented the local FFA chapter at many events during the 1992 Fulton County Fair. She is a senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Roth.

Three Boy Scouts of Troop 63 earned awards. Trevor Hudgens, 13, Ridgeville Corners, received awards in swimming, snorkling, and woodcarving; D.G. Hubbard, 14, Stryker, swimming, canoeing, snorkling, and CPR; Jay Smitt, 11, Archbold, canoeing.

25th Wedding Anniversary– Roger and Pamela (Rupp) Snow

Eldon and Lydia Rupp, Archbold, were crowned Fulton County Fair king and queen at the 34th Golden Wedding Anniversary Party.

Robert Sanford, Goll Woods Nature Preserve manager, will lead a walk, Sunday, Sept 17.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor, who is 95–A Dutchman was explaining the red, white and blue flag to an American friend. “Our flag is symbolic of our taxes,” said the Dutchman. “We get red when we talk about them, white when we get the tax bill, and blue after we pay them.”

The American nodded, “I know what you mean. It’s the same in the United States, only we see stars, too.

Deaths–Gladys O. Winzeler, 91, Archbold.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1967

Charles F. Kurfess, Speaker of the House, State of Ohio and Fred B. Hadley representative, said today that Martin W. Essex will recommend to the State Board of Education on Monday a grant of $1,089,500 in federal funds be made available to the Four County Joint Vocational School District. The funds are to be used to assist equipping the new school now under construction.

Linda M. Leininger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Leininger, appears in a photograph receiving first lieutenant bars at a hospital in Yokahoma, Japan, Sept. 3.

James R. Gleason, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Gleason, is attending the 34th biannual convention in the Bahamas representing his Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity chapter at Bowling Green State University.

Scott Theatre, the only indoor theatre in Fulton County, is reopening Friday, Sept. 15, featuring the Walt Disney film “Snow White.”

Maureen Reagan Sills, daughter of Ronald Reagan, governor of California, will speak at a banquet in the Archbold High School gymnasium, Saturday evening, Sept. 30.

Suzanne Klinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Klinger, graduated July 28 from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing, Fort Wayne, Ind. She has been employed at Parkview.

Dennis Roth appears in a photograph with two horseshoe pitching trophies received in competition at the Fulton County Fair.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–The perfect symbol of today’s gracious lady is trying to sit down in a sheath dress in a contemporary design chair with a buffet dinner in her hands…. Hippies are not guilty of contributing to the water shortage…. Many people spend a lifetime fighting temptation and play a losing game.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1942

La Choy Food Products will expend more than $250,000 to construct a new building. Already it has paid $50,000 to carpenters, masons, roofers and plumbers in this community.

Mr. French Jenkins, president and general manager, is pleased with the progress, but is having trouble securing building materials because of the war emergency situation.

The soy sauce department has been running several days, with many large orders completed. More orders keep coming in from all parts of United States.

School begins in Archbold, Sept. 14. Bus routes will be the same as last year. Two additional buses will be used to transport students from Elmira Special District and Franklin Township Centralized.

Buses are being thoroughly overhauled, renovated and repaired, and will go on the road in excellent condition.

The heirs of Margaret Rice sold the fine home on Brussels Street at auction Saturday. Mr. Clarence Wyse paid $4,000 for the property with mature shade trees, shrubs, fruit trees, and an extra lot.

Francisco Zoto Rios was driving alone east of Burlington, Sunday, when he smashed into a truck, ruining his car and driving the front axle of the tomato truck back against the rear axle. He was taken to Wauseon Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Stotzer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, Sept. 8, and will observe the event with a family dinner.

Remember, Archbold business places will be closed Thursday afternoon because of the Fulton County Fair.

Based on the state total of 700,000 votes cast in the recent election, it is estimated it cost state taxpayers 95¢ for every vote cast.

Robert L. Rupp is an aviator cadet in the 3rd Cadet Battalion, at Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Harold Smith, of Edon, enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve Signal Corps in Toledo, and is taking a three-month course in radio technology. He and his wife Marilyn will live in Toledo.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1917

It is estimated the frost of last Sunday night did $100,000 damage to vegetable crops in Muskegon County, Mich.

Rabbits may be killed for sport between Nov. 15 and Jan. 1. Not more than ten may be killed in one day. Farmers may kill them, however, to save their crops.

Defiance has a checker club of 15 members. Checker players are rich in leisure time….. Hillsdale Chautauque was a financial failure.

Fifty-seven men comprise the 40 percent of the Fulton County quota of conscripted men who are to report for service at Wauseon, Wednesday morning, and to travel from Toledo on a special train to Camp Sherman at Chillicothe.

Men called from Archbold are Ora Rupp, Solomon Schrag, Lawrence Leavy, Clark Swisher, Eli Shibler.

Dozens of people have been viewing the new Archbold sugar beet dump at the end of Holland Street.

The contrivance is about ready for the cars and farmers. Each wagonload of beets will be backed close to the dump. Then iron rings will be placed on the front hubs of the wagon. The machine raises the front end of the wagon so the beets will slide off the rear into a hopper that is sunken into a pit.

The hopper will be raised high enough for the beets to slide into a railroad car that stands on the adjoining railroad track. The beets slide over a screen, which allows much of the dirt to drop from the beets. The dirt falls into a hopper and from the hopper the dirt is dropped back onto the farm wagon so it can be returned to the farmer’s field.

If the dirt were not returned, farmers would lose much soil, and there would soon be a mountain at the dump. Some citizens want to buy the dirt to level their yards.

Friday, Sept. 21, 1917

Habib Kaliffe, of Archbold, has a wife, three daughters, one son and a sister in Syria. He has been unable to reach her in the last year and a half.

The entire country of Syria is at war. Mr Kaliffe has small hope of ever seeing any of his family.

A crowd of several hundred people gathered at the railroad depot in Wauseon, Wednesday, to say farewell to the drafted men who were leaving for camp at Chillicothe.

Many of the partings were extremely sad, and well wishes were plentifully showered upon the young men who must do military duty. From Archbold: Eli Shibler, Clark Swisher, Ora Rupp, Lawrence Levy and Solomon Schrag.

Whenever the fire bell rings, operators at telephone central receive calls wanting to know what has happened. The girls at central can do nothing but close up until things calm down.

When the fire bell rings, hold your curiosity. The fire may get along without having your curiosity satisfied.

The American Woodworking Co., of Archbold, is constructing cabinets for the public schools at Ridgeville Corners.

Two of the local saloons have furnished men for the army, and two others are expecting to have men called from behind the bar to military service. Each saloon in Archbold and German Township may furnish a man.

Lloyd Schantz pinched off the end of a finger while moving the machinery of the glove factory from Elmira to Wauseon.

Wet interests have posted several large billboards around town with sentiments intending to prevent Ohio from going bone dry.

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