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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In a place that commemorates and celebrates the past, 42 men and women took a giant step toward their future, becoming citizens of the United States of America. They were sworn in on the shady lawn of the Sauder Village Green.

After more than 20 years away from Archbold, Nanette Buehrer returned and began work at a new job: director of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce.

John Jemmott, Pettisville, addressed an audience of about 150 when 42 persons became new U.S. citizens.

He told the group, “We in America are obliged to live by the rules set forth by the founders of the country. You may be shy because you don’t speak the language well or for whatever reason, but don’t be afraid to reach out. You’ll be surprised how friendly people are once you show you’re a nice person.”

Laura L. Schrock, daughter of Theron J. Short and the late Mary E. Short, has been elected president of the Ohio Speech-Language- Hearing Association. She, her husband, Merv, and two children live in Findlay.

Thieves again plundered unlocked vehicles last week in the village. Five persons reported thefts from vehicles.

The Acme baseball team downed Evergreen 12-2, Friday, July 3, to win the Fulton County sectional tournament.

The Archbold Junior Acme baseball team won the Fulton-Henry County tourney by compiling a 3-0 mark, and advanced to the district tournament at Patrick Henry.

Deaths–Robert B. Parnell, Jr., 60, Archbold; L. Cornell Lederman, 80, Leo, Ind.; Lowneta M. Shady, 87, Markle, Ind.; Marvin W. “Wayne” Nofziger, 84, Wauseon; Florence I. Cochrane, 78, Wauseon, formerly of South Toledo

Honor Students–Mindy Lersch, Indiana Wesleyan University; Adrianne Lange, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio

70th Wedding Anniversary– Lester and Majorie (Wyse) Nafziger, July 11, 1939

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, July 6, 1994

The Lions Club is preparing for the 15th annual Carp Festival beginning Thursday, July 14.

Sidewalk Sales will start the Festival July 14 until 9 pm in downtown and south Archbold. The featured activity Friday is the Fish Fry in the Ruihley Park Pavilion. The Glass City Dixieland Band will stroll with the Northwesternaires Barbershop Chorus featuring Just The Ticket Quartet. Both events are free.

Fulton County Commissioners signed an agreement June 30 with the negotiators for the union representing the employees at the Detwiler Manor Nursing Home. Workers at the county-operated home are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 20.

A bicycle and hiking trail will stretch from east to west across Northern Ohio, eventually covering 180 miles, 90% of which are isolated from vehicle traffic. That’s the ultimate goal of the Northwest Ohio Greenway Coalition.

After 10 years of trying to get permission, Sauder Woodworking truck-trains are now hauling particle board all the way from their point of manufacture in Gaylord, Mich., to Archbold.

The truck-trains are made up of one semi-tractor pulling two trailers.

40th Wedding Anniversary– Milo and Jean (Schmucker) Graber, July 18, 1954

Philip Hoverman, AHS band director, attended the 42nd annual American School Band Directors Association national convention in Hot Springs, Ark., June 14-18.

Although some young parents regard Social Security taxes as an unwelcome deduction from the family’s income, the taxes they pay can help with immediate concerns if tragedy strikes, such as a serious illness or a parent’s injury or death.

Northwest State Community College will offer health information management, a new associate degree program, which was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Deaths – Dorothy Hartman, 78, Archbold; Ralph W. Rupp, 87, Pettisville

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, July 9, 1969

Preliminary judging in the annual Miss Ohio Pageant will begin tomorrow evening at Cedar Point. Jill Dominique, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dominique, will represent Northwest Ohio as Miss Top of Ohio.

A huge pile of rubbish and rubble remains from the large hip roof barn struck by lightning on the Lowell Short farm, east on Murbach Street, July 4 at about 12:15 pm. A tractor and new convertible were destroyed.

Delbert Latta, congressman, announced a $290,000 grant from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, for developing additional facilities at the Harrison Lake State Park, northwest of Archbold.

Duane E. Sauder. admissions counselor at Hesston (Kan.) College, has been appointed executive secretary of the Alumni Association. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Sauder, Pettisville.

Mr. Marvin Storrer and family recently returned from three years in the Belgian Congo, Africa. He related his experiences at the Monday Noontide Luncheon of Commercial Club. He spent two years teaching the mechanics of repairing automobiles and trucks.

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Beck and sons, Kirk and Bill, returned last week from a four-week tour of the western states.

Miss Vicky Erbskorn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Erbskorn, has accepted a position teaching English in the Evergreen school system. She is a ‘69 graduate of Adrian (Mich.) College.

Dean’s List–Sandra Sue Bertsche, Taylor University; Kathy Hoblet, BGSU

Degree–Judith Springer, Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Elden Badenhop, president of the Archbold Athletic Boosters Club, appears in a photograph with the new spectator stands that were purchased with profits from last year’s Booster Carnival in Ruihley Park.

Pvt. Jack C. Graf appears in a photograph receiving a certificate of achievement as outstanding graduate of the Personnel Specialist Course at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, July 12, 1944

New OPA ceiling prices on used cars are now in effect. Fulton County dealers have sold 1,200 since Jan. 1. For many months, the prices of used cars have been advancing as much as $50 a month.

When a sale is made, the buyer and seller must file a transfer certificate with the local ration board.

Sgt. Louis C. Lehman, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Lehman, was one of a group of Ohio soldiers honored on radio broadcasts throughout Ohio on Sunday.

Many people of this community listened to the program, which told of the exploits of 12 Ohioans who earned special recognition “for their excellent performance of duty and diligence” with the China Burma-India Air Force Command, under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Hanley.

Boy Scout Troop 63, of Archbold, is going on its first camping trip Sunday to Shawnee Camp on the Auglaize River near Defiance.

Cpl. Robert Stotzer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Stotzer, is in England with the Signal Corps. He writes of the beautiful green meadows and flowers:

“All the buildings are brick, stone or stucco. Even the barns and sheds are masonry. The farms are clean and well kept. It seems instead of using fields for raising grain and other crops, most are used for pasture.”

Richard Oberlin, 20, West Unity, is reported missing in action over in France, according to the War Department. The boy served as a waist-gunner and flight engineer, and was in the Air Force about 16 months.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, July 1, 1919

The Acme Level and Manufacturing Company of Toledo will move its plant to Archbold in October.

Two lots near the New York Central Depot have been purchased for the site, and the erection of a suitable factory building will be built at once.

Messrs. Benjamin and Eli Schrenk have purchased the John Kutzli property together with the residence and the open lot on the corner. The property comprises 2 1/2 lots. Upon the site, a tile block building 38×100 will be erected with two floors. The lower floor is to carry the machinery and office, and the upper floor will be used for stock and storage.

Mr. Eli Schrenk intends to give his entire time to the inside of the factory, while Mr. O.E. Waldvogel will give attention to the outside of the business.

The factory employs about ten men, with great possibilities of development. Mr. O.E. Waldvogel, born and raised in Archbold, will be heartily welcomed to the old hometown. Archbold needs just such men.

Opening of the new industry will help raise the general real estate value in Archbold, and increase the sum of money in circulation here.

Peter Lugbill shipped a carload of milch cows from Archbold, Saturday. They are probably intended for export.

Quite a lot of young stock is coming to this vicinity, but the demand for cows is so great that prices are always advancing.

Workmen are busy erecting the fine new bungalow of Mr. G.Q. Morgan.

Hard coal for next winter is coming to town slowly. Shortage of labor at the mines and the crowded condition of the railroads has something to do with the difficulty in getting coal.

Friday, July 4, 1919

The farmers of Fayette have organized a cooperative grain and elevator company with the intention of marketing their produce.

A company of $25,000 is being organized to put up an elevator and engage in the selling of grain, feed, fuel, and fertilizers.

Air mail service between New York and Chicago is in full service since July 1. Six new airplanes are bidding for the service. They will have compartments for mail so it can be dropped from the planes without the risk of landing. In a trial flight last week, a plane traveled 745 miles in eight hours.

Wheat harvest begins today. On the high ground some wheat is ready to cut now. During the next two weeks, there will be demand for help from about every wheat field.

All town men who can stand the work and have time should offer to help the farmers.

Victor Ruffer returned to his home in Ridgeville Corners, Sunday, having been discharged after almost three years of military service. He was a member of the Old Sixth Regiment Band.

Quite a few Archbold people will witness the Willard- Dempsey fight in Toledo, Friday afternoon.

The dairymen of Fulton County are perfecting an organization with the intention of having a representative from the farmers organization present in the testing of milk at the condensories. They hope by this method to get more satisfactory tests and better rates for their milk.

In the weighing and testing of the milk, they believe a representative from the dai-rymen’s association will offer them better protection in the weighing and testing of the milk.