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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

The village of Archbold is offering up to $240,000 to the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to build a new office building in the Archbold Industrial Park.

Darren Jenkins, superintendent of the service center, said the NwOESC board voted to accept the incentive offered by the village, but has not firmly committed to construct the building.

The word “sustainability” is a noun meaning the property of being sustained. John Krochmalny, an instructor at Northwest State Community College, said it can be boiled down to “living within your means.”

He is a member of an NSCC campus committee called Education for Sustainability. The group looks at sustainability issues for the campus and the fivecounty area.

They look at the way people interact with their environment, and whether the interaction can be sustained indefinitely.

Helen Row was elected president of the Archbold Community Library Board of Trustees. Jed Grisez is the new vice president.

Dean’s List­– Alicia Buckenmeyer, Ohio University; Brooks Wagler, University of Akron; Aimee Genter, Hillsdale College

Deaths–Eva G. Flores, 82, Archbold

Brooke Hines is honored as Kid of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home.

Youngsters at St. John’s Christian Preschool had Camping Day last week. They had the chance to pretend camp in the church multipurpose room. According to a photograph, youngsters ages four and five pretend to warm their hands at the campfire: Walker Wyse, Montana Stamm, Emily Hines, Skyler Day, Mikayla Welch, Reed Krueger, Josie Grieser, Emma Yaney, Andrew Frances, Landon Nicely, Josee Grime, Keaton Brodbeck, Mackenzie Piercefield, and Kylie Sauder. In another photograph, Emma Yaney and Montana Stamm are pretend explorers traveling down a wild rapids in a raft, protected by their life preservers.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1993

The heirs of the estate of Orrin R. Taylor, publisher emeritus of the Archbold Buckeye, have offered the Taylor home at the corner of North Defiance and West Williams streets as a site for the new McLaughlin Memorial Library.

The library board learned of the donation at its Jan. 12 meeting. Joyce Klingelsmith, head librarian, read a letter from the Taylor family, signed by Marilyn Smith, Madalyn Stanforth, O. Roger Taylor, and Ross Wm. Taylor, which offered the Orrin R. Taylor home, originally the Joe Lauber home, on the condition that adjoining properties could be purchased.

The Fulton County Board of Health will officially notify the county commissioners tomorrow, Jan. 28, they want to put a proposed halfmill levy before voters on the May ballot.

It will be the fourth time Fulton County voters have been asked to approve the new levy, which is estimated to bring in $230,000.

Industries around Archbold report 1992 was a good year. For some, it was better than anticipated.

Kevin Sauder, vice president of sales and marketing at Sauder Woodworking, said when company officials started in 1992, they planned for conservative growth.

“We had a good March and April. We were building inventory over the summer, then it all came in the middle of October.

For La Choy, now La Choy-Rosarita Foods Company, things were not as exciting. The year went fine, although it was not one of La Choy’s best years.

La Choy-Rosarita is one of the four independent operating companies of Hunt Wesson, which in turn, is a division of Con-Agra.

Overall it was a very good year, very strong, but La Choy did not grow like was hoped for, said Kay Carpenter, spokesman for Hunt-Wesson.

After ten quiz rounds, Archbold fourth grader Taylor Lewis came out on top as the winner of the second annual Archbold Fourth Grade Geography Bee. Runner-up was Adam McMahon, who lost by one question. Class winner was Dawn Walsh’s class, who, with 82 correct answers to 112 questions, earned a class pizza party.

Deaths–Frieda L. Yoder, 88, Pettisville; Lowell T. Beaverson, 90, Fayette; Flossie G. (Todd) Wallace, 83, Wauseon; Eleanor J. Bower, 72, Holgate; Earl A. Hensal, 78, Akron

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1968

Dr. Clarence F. Murbach, 82, has been selected Citizen of The Year. When he was told that he had been chosen, he said, “I haven’t done anything for several years. I’m retired.”

David Cox, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Giles G. Cox, Lambertville, Mich., was killed in a two-car accident during heavy fog at the intersection of Ohio Routes 109 and 120 at 3:45 pm, Sunday. David was a passenger in the automobile driven by his father, Giles.

Fulton County banks made substantial gains in resources, deposits and loans in 1967, according to their published statements.

Pfc. Irvin H. Carter last week sent his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Carter, the Purple Heart he had been awarded for military merit.

Guest speaker for the annual Farmer’s Night of Community Commercial Club Feb. 8, is Edward E. Darrow, assistant dean of fiscal affairs of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at The Ohio State University.

Leonard Miller Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Miller, Sr., has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He left Detroit Jan. 23 for training at San Diego, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Taylor and daughter, Lynn, and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell F. Rupp attended the Ohio State Township Trustees and Clerks convention in Columbus, Thursday and Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Olley C. Lauber leave New York, Saturday, Feb. 3, for a 28-day cruise to three continents on the S.S. United States.

College Degree–Diane (Hoffman) Weires, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Hoffman, Bowling Green State University.

New officers of the Archbold Booster Club are William Lovejoy, president; Eldon Badenhop, vice president; Rollie Britsch, secretary; Roger Grieser, treasurer; Larry Miller, sergeant at arms.

The bald eagle was adopted as the national emblem of the United States in 1782. Its numbers are waning, and fewer than 500 pairs survive south of Canada today. The birds were hunted for bounty for years, but are protected by federal law now.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor–The word gospel is said to have derived from Old English. It means good news…… Old timers like to remember the importance educators placed on the three Rs: reading, writing, arithmetic.

Today the Republicans have plenty of Rs from which to choose: Romney, Rockefeller, Reagan, and now some are proposing Rhodes….. Ohio’s promotion of industry through the efforts of Gov. James A. Rhodes and his cabinet have increased jobs in Ohio by 506,800 in five years.

Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1943

Beginning Feb. 1, next Monday, local distributors of milk will raise the price of milk from 11¢ per quart to 13¢, a difference of two cents.

The Archbold Civic Symphony Orchestra presented its first public concert in the American Legion Hall, Sunday. Thirty musicians are from Archbold. Others came from Pettisville, Ridgeville Corners, and Chesterfield.

Henry J. Walter, Archbold postmaster, has been named Man of the Month for December by the War Bond Committee.

The Chesterfield High School basketball team defeated Archbold, 29-18.

Rev. Reuben Short was informed Tuesday of the death of Rev. D.C. Stuckey, who for many years was in charge of the Detroit Rescue Mission. Mr. Stuckey spoke at a Sunday morning service in the local Defenseless Mennonite Church in November.

Come war or pestilence, one institution must be kept firmly established or all the worthwhile works of man become valueless, so members of the Home Economics Department at Ohio State University have prepared a Farmers’ Week program stressing the importance of preserving family ties.

As rapidly mounting truck traffic continues to pound Ohio highways to keep pace with the all-out war effort, a survey by the Ohio Department of Highways revealed today that the 35-mile-an hour speed limit is being observed chiefly by passenger drivers.

Joe E. Brown, a Hollywood movie comedian who was born in Holgate, never forgets his hometown roots. Recently, two Holgate soldiers, Howard Overhauls and Richard Shaw, were in Hollywood and called on Joe, who came off the set in full makeup to chat with the boys from home, and he posed for a picture with them.

General Douglas McArthur, commander of the United Nations forces in Southwest Pacific, was 63 years of age on Jan. 26. Last year this day, he still held strategic positions on Luzon Island, Philippines. General MacArthur was the youngest division commander in the first AEF.

Mutterings by Orrin R. Taylor–With less fuel to heat the home and no gas to get away from home–this has been a difficult winter for many people…. Asking Americans to eat more and more oleo to permit shipping of butter to foreign nations does not make sense here in the butter and egg-growing area.

100 Years Ago

Because W.O. Taylor’s son, Orrin, is confined at home suffering with small pox, all family members are quarantined, so the Archbold Buckeye will not be published until Tuesday, Feb. 19.



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