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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It was just shy of a year that information broke there were big problems in billing at the Fulton County Emergency Medical Service.

The situation was so bad, county commissioners fired Bob Hartman, county emergency director.

Jared Leininger, AHS ‘09, will attend the United States Air Force Academy. After four years of study, he hopes to fly jet fighters.

Winning regional championships at the Division III regional track and field meet, Friday, May 29, were Haley Nofziger, PHS senior, long jump; AHS boys 4×200 relay team of Garrett Waidelich, Breon Price, Nate Hammersmith, and Jake Fidler; AHS girls 4×100 relay team of Haley Nemcik, Katherine Moody, Melinda Sauder, Autumn Lantz.

Leon Smith, Archbold, has been named one of three Northwest State Community College Distinguished Alumni for 2009.

Members of the Archbold girls 4×400 team that placed second at the Ohio Middle School State Track Meet and set a school record were Rachel Brader, Kinsey Smith, Tressa Parsley, Jennifer Gerken.

Jim Wyse, mayor, announced that Archbold Park Board has received a $5,000 grant through the local ConAgra plant. Wyse said ConAgra received an award in a company-wide recycling contest, and was allowed to select where the $5,000 grant will be directed.

In one of the closest finishes ever, Archbold emerged as the 2008-09 Northwest Ohio Athletic League allsports boys champion with 48 points. Wauseon won the girls championship with 37 points, 4.5 points more than second-place Archbold.

Council approved street reconstruction for South Lincoln Street. Another bid was awarded for the extension of Nolan Parkway from near the Napoleon-Lynx factory to Co. Rd. 24.

Deaths–Evelyn L. Eberly, 74, Archbold; Hugo Miller, Coldwater, Lake, Mich.; Eugene R. Benner, 76, Bryan; Pam F. Short, Archbold; John R. Dawson, 95, Louisa, Ky.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, June 1, 1994

Eighty-seven students will take part in the 103rd Archbold High School Commencement in ceremonies in the high school gymnasium, Sunday afternoon.

Speaking for the Class of 1994 are Hope Grieser and Jonathan Rich. The welcome is given by Megan Dominique, class president. Joseph Przybysz, pastor at St. Peter Catholic Church, will offer reflections.

Kenneth Cline, superintendent, and Lynn Aschliman, president of school board, will respond to student speaker remarks. Marc Fruth, principal, will present the class. Lynn Aschliman, Robert E. Aschliman, and Donald G. Kleck, board members, will present the diplomas.

Honor the people on Memorial Day, and don’t glorify war. “Nobody died alone in the hospital where I served. Nobody should die alone, regardless of the circumstances,” said Sylvia Holland, Archbold, a nurse who served for a year in the 312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai, Vietnam. Holland said, “I saw many young men die.” She was 21 that year, October 1968-October 1969. The average age of those who died in service was 19 years. “I don’t remember the names,” said the Archbold resident, “but I do remember the faces.”

Mary Helen Richer, daughter of Allen and Siegrid, a graduate student at the University of North Dakota, will present a research paper at the National Speech Communication Association Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 15-20.

The work examines feminine and masculine communication patterns.

College Degrees–Chila Tijerina, University of Findlay; Trevor Crossgrove, Jacob Nafziger, Wendell Nofziger, Hesston College

Honor Student – Anna Schrock, University of Evansville

Frank Isaacs, of Delaware, is serving as interim pastor at St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Tony Wyse, Pettisville, will compete at the Division III State Track Meet this weekend at Columbus.

Deaths–Arnd Schmidt, 68, Archbold; Vern L. Gisel, 80, Archbold; Beulah Armstrong, 72, Archbold

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, June 4, 1969

La Choy Chinese Food products has purchased the Allied Mills poultry processing and freezing plant in Archbold, according to Gordon Swaney, general manager of La Choy.

The purchase represents the 12th expansion of La Choy facilities here in less than six years.

Fulton County Commissioners will open bids, June 19, for $3,087,500 in bonds for the new hospital on Route 108, near Detwiler Memorial Hospital. It is hopeful construction will begin in December.

Fifteen members of American Legion Post 311 will be honored in the high school, May 10, for 50 years of service. All members are World War I Veterans: Ivan Werder, Harold Stotzer, Clarence Murbach, Clark Swisher, T.L. Parker, Warren Fetters, Theodore Buehrer, William DeVries, W.B. Swisher, William Bruns, Lawrence Mahler, Delmara Page, Victor G. Ruffer, Garold Spoerle, Owen Rice.

Workmen began tearing down the large home on the corner of West Williams and Ditto streets Friday for the site of the new Archbold Post Office. By nightfall, the building was down and most of the debris hauled away.

The public will have an opportunity to tour the Four County Joint Vocational and Technical Institute for the next two Sundays in the afternoon.

Dalynn Badenhop, All- State senior basketball center, was awarded an All-American basketball certificate from Coach & Athlete magazine.

Mrs. Lyle Van Doozer appears in a photograph with the Family Fun Booklets the Archbold Twigs Junior Auxiliary sold to the public. All proceeds went to Detwiler Memorial Hospital.

Deaths– Emil D. Rupp, 90, Archbold; Samuel S. Richer, 82, Wauseon

College Degree–Janis Ann Dean, Ohio Northern University

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, June 7, 1944

Archbold’s main business street and Stryker Street are to be resurfaced this summer, as soon as the necessary legal provisions can be made.

Monday evening, George Clair, mayor, and council met with Paul Eckert, Napoleon, state highway division engineer, to further discuss the project.

The 40-year-old brick pavement– the first between Toledo and Elkhart along the New York Central Railroad– is to undergo a modern facelifting process and be turned into a modern black-top thoroughfare as soon as the state highway crew can launch and complete the work.

D-Day, that long-anticipated event when the American and Allied troops were to storm the fortresses of Nazi Europe, became history early Tuesday morning, when the English channel was crossed and the invasion really began.

The three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Nofziger fell from the car while riding to Archbold with his father and grandfather, Mr. Myron Nofziger.

William Heer, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Heer, suffered injuries to his arm and hand while working at the King- Wyse Mfg., Co., Friday. He was confined to the Wauseon Hospital for several days.

It is rumored that the famous and talented Archbold Band may give a public concert in Ruihley Park, Wednesday evenings this summer.

While working in the field at his farm near Pettisville, Mr. Oliver Rupp was surprised to see a female deer standing a few hundred feet away, watching him.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, May 27, 1919

Miss Sarah Levy was surprised to receive three letters from Alsace, which had been written in August 1914. The letters had been mailed from Archbold and Toledo to her while on a visit to Europe. They did not reach her in Europe and were returned to her American address because of the war conditions.

Quite a large number of interested citizens attended the meeting at the Town Hall Thursday evening. Mr. O.E. Waldvogel freely told about the facts and conditions of his manufacturing plant in Toledo. He would like to move it here to his hometown if citizens so desire.

His plant is a growing business and is in its infancy. His products are in steady demand in all parts of the world.

The prospects for domestic and export trade were never as bright as now.

The A.D. Baker Plant at Swanton is rushed with orders that will keep it busy for several months. Swanton’s two manufacturing plants pay more taxes than the total taxes paid by Archbold citizens.

The commissioners of Fulton and Henry counties authorized the county surveyor of Fulton County to remove the sewer on the county line road south of section 9, German Township, and replace the same with a larger size. They will go 50-50 on the expense.