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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pam Sauder and her husband, Mike, were riding separate motorcycles on Henry Co. Rd. U, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, when the wind caught Pam’s bike and slammed it into a guardrail.

The crash broke two bones in her lower leg. Almost a year after the crash, she still uses crutches to get around.

A special dog with a special story visited Archbold Elementary School, Friday, March 27. Andrea Christenson, Fayette, brought her service dog, Coco.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has allocated $240,000 in federal stimulus money to repave South Defiance Street.

Dennis Howell, village administrator, said last week Archbold officials had made several applications for stimulus funds, but South Defiance Street was the only one that qualified.

A total of 79 Bible quiz teams from as far away as Pennsylvania and Virginia poured into Archbold High School, Saturday morning, March 28, for the Northwest Ohio Bible Quiz Invitational. Lockport won the final to claim the 2009 championship.

Nate Addington, AHS ‘05, spent spring break in Italy, but he wasn’t on vacation. He was part of an Ashland University study tour to Florence, Assisi, and Rome.

“I went with the group last year to Greece and it was simply amazing,” he said.

50th Wedding Anniversary– Rex and Dorothy (Troyer) Short

Alena Burke’s art exhibit was chosen along with 56 other artists at the BGSU School of Art, to be part of the BGSU 2009 Thesis Exhibition.

Deaths – Marguerite Yvonne Krause, 89, formerly of Ridgeville Corners; Paul G. Schaffner, 85, Fayette; Lowell E. Short, 84, Archbold; Evelyn L. Wolken, 78, Archbold; George R. Emmons, 87, Fayette; Garold D. Beck, 70, Archbold

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1994

Independent oil and gas companies are targeting Fulton County, hoping to find underground deposits of natural gas.

An official of one Michiganbased company contacted by the Archbold Buckeye asked not to be quoted for publication, but John Murdy, of MW Energy, Jackson, Mich., said his firm is planning on doing some exploratory drilling in the area starting this summer. “We bought some oil and gas leases,” he said.

Caught in competition with state basketball tournaments, a wrestling tournament, and a community play, the Fairlawn Benefit Auction found itself the loser.

The weekend event grossed $28,164, down by $4,500 last year’s recordbreaker of $32,619.

Donna Miller, Fairlawn Auxiliary president, said, “Yes we were down in numbers, but it really went well, especially since we had a lot of conflicts.”

After years of negotiation, opposition, and one lawsuit, ownership of the abandoned Maumee-to-Montpelier and Maumee-to-Liberty Center railroad corridors was officially transferred March 24.

The buyers were a partnership of Lucas County communities and government entities, and the Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association, which will own the land in Fulton, Williams, and Henry counties.

4-H Camp Palmer will be granted a food service license which will allow it to open this year, said Hans Schmalzried, county health commissioner.

Mrs. Tracy (Diana) Ziegler was presented the Black Swamp Area Boy Scout Council 1993 District Award of Merit.

She is the cubmaster of Archbold Cub Scout Pack 263. It was presented at the first annual awards banquet of the new Chinquapin District.

Zendra Stamm, daughter of Michael and Phyllis, was initiated into Delta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Bowling Green State University, March 3.

Honor Student– Tamara Winzeler, Otterbein College

Sarah Hostetler, daughter of Phyllis, presented a vocal recital at Goshen College March 27.

Anita S. Nafziger, daughter of Leslie and Annemarie, is one of six winners in the Goshen College Concerto- Aria annual competition.

50th Wedding Anniversary– Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bahler, April 9, 1944

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, April 2, 1969

Mrs. Gayle Bourquin and Mr. Don Hornish were awarded 35-year pins by the Fulton County Education Association.

The Archbold Community Good Friday Service of Worship will be held in the high school auditorium, April 4. C.M. Higgins, Jr., pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ, will deliver the sermon on the subject “Crucifixion Truths.” Lawrence E. Short, mayor, suggests local business places be closed from 1-3 pm for the Good Friday observance.

Ceaphus C. Schrock, general manager of Sauder Manufacturing Co., was elected president of the Church Furniture Manufacturers Association, a division of the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers, at Marco Island. Fla.

Pfc. Charles Rychener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rychener of Pettisville, received burns from a flash bomb while serving in Saigon, Vietnam, March 7.

He was flown to Japan, March 7, then to Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, March 17.

Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rich, was elected secretary of the Student Christian Association at Goshen College.

Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crossgrove, was elected vice chairman of the Cultural Commission of Community Government at Goshen College.

Jack Lauber, assistant professor of history at Wisconsin State University, is with a tour group of 146 professors and students from nine state universities on a two-week tour of Russia.

Deaths–Alfred J. Wendt, 77, Ridgeville Corners

College Degrees–Beth Ann Rupp, Sharon Beck, University of Toledo

Seventy-Five Years Ago Wednesday, April 5, 1944

Pfc. Orval J. Beck, son of Mrs. Fannie Beck, has been awarded a Purple Heart and a medal for bravery in action. Both citations arrived by mail from the hospital where Orval has been recuperating after being wounded in action Feb. 6. He was wounded in the vicinity of Cassino, Italy.

Miss Lois Gunden, a missionary who was held in a German prison camp, now released, will speak at Central Mennonite Church, Sunday evening, April 9.

Mayor George E. Clair and council ask business places to close, Friday afternoon from 12-3 pm for Good Friday observance at the high school auditorium.–adv.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brehm, Delta, were surprised upon the arrival of their 22-year-old son, Leland from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he has been stationed for over a year.

An increase of 10% in the number and size of Victory Gardens is needed in 1944 to meet the food requirement of citizens in the United States, according to the Agricultural Extension office in Wauseon.

A recent ruling was made to all county selective service boards that the names of men inducted into military service may not be released by the county boards until the men have left their community and inducted into military service.

When and when not to stand at attention as the national anthem is sung or played has often puzzled many citizens.

How will we Americanize the entire world when it takes from two to five generations to partly Americanize foreigners in this country?

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, March 25, 1919

Four persons were instantly killed and the fifth died shortly after their auto was struck by New York Central fast train No. 10, at a crossing west of Delta, Sunday afternoon.

One train had just passed on the other track, and they evidently did not see the fast train approaching and drove on the track just in time to be struck and killed.

The Continental Sugar Co. will build four or five fourroom houses in Archbold for employees of the company.

Fayette Savings Bank makes a statement of $290,000.

Wauseon council is preparing to establish a municipal water plant.

At 2 pm, March 30, clocks will be set ahead one hour to comply with an act of Congress.

The battle of Winchester was celebrated by Civil War Veterans at Ottokee last week. A dinner was served by the Gleaners.

The Noah Zimmerman sale, which was held Friday, was a success in every way. Everything offered was sold, and the prices bid were satisfactory.

Archbold is going to build this summer. Very few houses are planned, but plenty of barns and straw barns shall be constructed.

The Toledo Sugar Co. has turned all contracts and property in this territory over to The Continental Sugar Co. Mr. George H. Smith of Bryan and Mr. Charles Graber of Archbold have charge of all the territory between Bryan and Toledo.

Friday, March 28, 1919

Poultry raising on the farm is no longer a little thing. The time has come when poultry are as important in the general plan of farming as livestock and field crops, or any other division of farming.

There are greater possibilities for poultry raising now since poultry products are high.

Doctor Snugman, in a speech before a medical society at Copenhagen, declared he had discovered a sure cure for tuberculosis.

The operation, he said, consists of removing some of the ribs on the diseased side, causing a partial collapse of the chest and stopping action of the diseased portion of the lungs. He claims to have affected several cures in this way.

Archbold City Drugs go to Pioneer tonight to meet the fast Titan five. Archbold won from them on the local floor earlier in the season by a decisive margin. Pioneer will pit its old team against Archbold tonight, hoping to give it a battle.

Thieves entered two stores and the New York Central depot at Edgerton last Monday night and helped themselves to what little change was left in the cash drawers overnight. Some jewelry was taken from one store. About 130 tickets were taken from the depot, and the greater part of them was for the destination to Butler.

Mr. Sam Heer purchased a team of horses at Noah Zimmerman’s sale Friday. Mr. Heer has traded his store for a farm with Mr. Ervin Grime and will take possession at once.



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