Ten Years Ago
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
Steve Buehrer, state senator, was critical of the state budget bills, including workers compensation, rail transportation, and video slot machines, when he talked to Chamber members, Monday.
Seagoing Cowboys reminisced at a reunion at Sauder Heritage Inn, Monday, Sept. 14. About 64 years ago, the men helped deliver farm animals to Europe to replace animals lost during World War II. Loyal Nofziger and Glen Nafziger, Archbold, were among the group.
A total of 262,072 persons visited the 2009 Fulton County Fair, down just 71 from the 2008 figure of 262,143.
The Pettisville School Board approved general fund appropriations of just over $4.2 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year at the Monday, Sept. 14 meeting.
Chris Lee, treasurer, said the new appropriations are about $100,000 more than last year.
The Pettisville School Board approved the first bid for the new school, Monday, Sept. 14, accepting a bid from Miller Bros. Construction, Archbold, for early site work.
Proceeds from the 2009 Fulton County Junior Fair Livestock Sale were down about 7% from 2008, according to the Junior Fair sale committee.
The 45th class reunion of the AHS Class of 1964 met over the weekend. Of the 54 living classmates, 27 attended.
Deaths–Miranda Lyn Irene Rice, infant daughter of Valerie (Rupp) and Nicholas Rice, Pettisville; Alberta Marie Lauber, 83, Archbold
50th Wedding Anniversary– Darrell and Joanne (Stamm) Miller, Oct. 4, 1959
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1994
Attendance at the sevenday Fulton County Fair reached an all-time high of 212,109 in perfect fair weather.
In mid-October, the Fulton County Juvenile Court system will be almost $100,000 richer. In an effort to rehabilitate juvenile offenders in their home counties, a new state program will transfer portions of the Ohio Department of Youth Services budget to each of the 88 counties in Ohio.
The Archbold village income tax so far this year has collected more than $1.9 million.
Archbold police are still giving verbal warnings to motorists who misuse the drop-off zone in front of the Archbold Elementary School.
“If we play up to the level we are capable of, we should have an exciting football season,” said John Downey, AHS head coach.
Lena Gigax and Lucille Rupp appear in a photograph standing beside the huge tomato plants at the Fairlawn Haven residents’ garden.
The Archbold Planning Commission approved additional lots for two southwest Archbold subdivisions.
The fifth extension of the Lugbill subdivision includes three lots. Also approved were 10 lots in the Meadowland subdivision of Harley and Donna Burkholder.
Students at AHS now have access to more information because of a gift from the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce. A satellite dish now connects with nearly every classroom in the high school.
Deaths–Ralph “Jersey” Aeschliman, 85, Archbold; Wesley P. Liechty, 71, Archbold
Degree – Paul J. Grime, West Allis, Wis., PhD. in theology, Marquette University, son of Arden and Mary Grime.
Fifty Years Ago
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1969
Archbold Village Council accepted the bid of Clark, Dodge & Co., Toledo, for $1,000,000. in one-year notes at 6 7/8% for the new sanitary sewer.
Detwiler Memorial Hospital accepted a new member to its medical staff: Murray S. Renfrew, a qualified general surgeon who is associated with Murbach, Ebersole, Neal and Stotzer in Archbold.
The glass collection of the late Emil D. Rupp appears in a photograph in his basement, which is now in storage by the committee of the Erie J. Sauder Museum. The exhibit will be a memorial to the late Mr. and Mrs. Emil D. Rupp and their daughter, Mrs. Elzina Brinkman, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Jacob W. Rupp, Stryker, brother to Emil, washed, polished and packed the exhibit when he was 88 years old, and did not break one piece. It took Emil 16 years to collect the glass from all over the world. No two pieces are alike. Emil is a former Fulton County commissioner.
Wayne E. Shaffer, Bryan, president of the National Association of State Boards of Education, will preside at the convention in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 21-24.
Attendance records were shattered during the 112th Fulton County Fair. An estimated attendance of 97,139 poured through the gates. Premiums paid reached an all-time high of $4,023.11.
Students in the upper grades who have the urge to read great works of literature are given a challenge in a new course offering entitled “Great Books.” It is designed to challenge students to pursue reading. A photograph shows Miss Sandra Nofziger, Mrs. Cheri Short, Jeff Cornet and James Couch.
Roy Schneider, 20, Stryker, was taken to Detwiler Hospital, Sunday evening, by Archbold Rescue after he was found one-half mile south of Route 2 on Co. Rd. 26 at about 4:55 pm, Sunday. He had massive bruises and abrasions, which he suffered in a beating.
The home of Mr. and Ms. Paul (Mike) Christy, 304 Vine Street, was sold at public auction, Saturday morning, for $18,000 to Mr. and Mrs. John Baer.
Lawrence S. Nofziger has been named to the Board of Resident Directors, Independence National Corporation, a Columbus-based financial holding company.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1944
R.M. Gearing, who recently purchased the plumbing and tinning business of the late Peter S. Nofziger, received induction instructions Thursday and will go to Toledo, Monday, where he will enter the US Navy.
Mr. Gearing enlisted in February and passed an examination as Coppersmith, 2nd Class, with instructions he might be called sooner or later for military service. He closed his plumbing service, and plans to reopen when his military duties are completed.
M.H. Kingsbury has accepted the position of superintendent of grounds at Maranatha Bible Conference, near Muskegon, Mich., and assumes duties Nov. 1. There are 350 acres in the enterprise and the buildings include a large dining hall, cafeteria, tabernacle, hotels and cottages.
Most of the 40,000 Ohio 4- H club members, along with many thousands of schoolchildren, have begun gathering milkweed pods from which floss will be harvested to make lifesaver jackets for the navy. Twenty-nine states have organized campaigns to collect the floss.
Civilian motorists were informed by the OPA yesterday that they should not expect an increase in gasoline rationing for the next several months– at least not before the end of the war with Germany.
Over 500 absent voter soldier ballots have been mailed to Fulton County men and women in the armed forces, and over 200 have already been returned.
100 Years Ago
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1919
While Paul Tadsen and family of near Napoleon were away, thieves broke in their house and stole $100 in liberty bonds and $100 in savings stamps. It is believed they got away in an automobile.
The eight head of Holstein stock of Hinderer Brothers & King of Elmira took four first prizes and the championship.
Attendance at the Fulton County Fair last week was the largest in the history of the fair.
When the airplane flew over Archbold to advertise the Fulton County Fair, Jacob S. Buehrer’s chickens became terribly excited. They tried to break through the wire fence and crawl into things, and when the pilot dropped paper advertising matter, some fell on the hen coop. The birds headed to the coop and would not come out under any inducements. When the Buehrers gathered the fruits, it was discovered each hen had laid an egg.
The farmer and the farmer’s wife of the future will need education more than their fathers and mothers. Education is no longer an ornament; it is a necessity.
At a Republican caucus held at Swanton Friday evening, L.R. Baker was endorsed to run for mayor. It is difficult to get men to run for public office. Men who are coaxed to be candidates seldom vote for themselves.
Over 2,000 newspapers in the United States quit publication last year because of lack of help.
Friday, Sept. 12, 1919
Mr. Thomas Leavy has resigned as foreman of the section crew of the New York Central Railroad because of failing health. He worked for the company over 40 years. Mr. John Griffith has been appointed foreman. John recently returned from overseas and has had years of experience.
Four prisoners in the Bryan jail charged with breaking into a car at Elkhart made a break for liberty, Sunday, when they were taken to the jail yard for a photograph.
They were recaptured. One was chased through fields and woods and was located in a tree.
A heifer sold for $215 at the Charles H. Gaiman sale in Pettisville, Tuesday. Standing corn sold for $1.48 per shock.
The Riley Elevator burned at Montpelier, Thursday morning. The elevator was filled with wheat because of the lack of railroad shipping cars. Loss is estimated at $25,000.
William Hibscher writes from Camp Montor, France, he expects to leave for home Sept. 28, when the 90-day law is reached. He says there are 100,000 American soldiers in France waiting to be shipped home.
Mr. Adam Miller has purchased the property of Mrs. S.C. Schantz last week and plans to construct a new building. The new building will close one more gap in the skyline on North Defiance Street. Mr. Miller hopes to open a garage before the snow flies.