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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past




Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997

Archbold schools have 1,526 students enrolled and Pettisville 552.

Beginning Jan. 1, 1998, the seven-community United Way fund drive will unite to form one countywide organization. Until then, the Archbold campaign appeal was $40,130.

Joseph Emch has been named a national merit semi-fi- nalist in the 43rd annual merit scholarship competition.

Lowell Rupp, county commissioner, was one of three men recently appointed to the Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.

Deaths- Helen Barbara Schroeder, 88, Wauseon; Kathryn M. Short, 81, Archbold; Lawrence Smucker, 88, Archbold

50th Anniversary- Marlin and Virginia Wyse Sept. 20

Tiffany Short recently participated in the Ohio Vocational Industrial Clubs of America summer camp.

In a recent congregational vote, Living Word Fellowship voted to change its name to Kingdom Life Christian Center.

There are 2,267 students enrolled at Northwest State Community College, seven percent more than last year.

Andrea Genter, Pettisville, received top honors in the county junior fair showman of showmen competition.

Pettisville residents installed part of the new playground equipment in Friendship Park Saturday.

Jamie Selgo sends a spike past a pair of Patrick Henry defenders, according to a photograph.

Headline – Number Of Car-Deer Crashes Up 2.5% Throughout State

Two busloads of OSU faculty will visit Sauder Village and Sauder Manufacturing on Sept. 18.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1982

Headline- Board Sets Basketball Ticket Policy; Tickets Renewable Every Four Years

Officers and directors of Archbold United Way are Tom Roth, director; Barb Dominique, secretary; Russ Watson, director; Bruce Lauber, director; Tom Rogers, vice-president and treasurer; Tony Rupp, president; and Larry Holland, director.

There were 36 volleyball teams that took part in the church league, four softball tournaments, and the park board sponsored four free programs throughout the summer, according to Judy Furko and Jack Spotts, board members.

Deaths- Mini D. Wyse, 86, Archbold; Sophia Buehrer, 77, Napoleon; Harold J. Baumgartner, 78, Morenci; E. Gayle Bourquin, 74, Archbold; Dewey V. Rupp, 83, Wauseon

Beth Wyse is serving one year voluntary service as a secretary in Elmira, N.Y.

Karen Clark, AHS 73, is in Germany looking for a full-time job in opera. She will audition in several cities.

Renee Roth, field commander of the AHS marching band, strikes up the band at football games.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- They tell us we are in the midst of a recession, and the leaders in Washington are trying to unstick our economy, reduce spending, increase taxes, and get government off our backs…. The state religion of Switzerland is banking, according to George Mikes…. In ten years 250,000 have lost their lives through alcohol-related automobile crashes.

William Lorton visited his hometown in July, traveling in a motor home.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1957

Charles Sauder left from New York for Europe on the SS Zuiderkruis. He and 18 other men are entering a house construction program for refugees who flee from East Germany to West Germany. The project is sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee of Akron. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sauder, rural Archbold.

O. Pursel and J. Nofzinger received five-year service awards at an appreciation dinner in Toledo Tuesday evening given by Sohio’s Toledo sales division.

Larry Bourquin, who makes his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Menno Traut, completed four years in the U.S. Navy, enrolled at Ohio State University last March and attended summer school. He has returned for the fall and winter semester and is majoring in geology.

James Nagel, graduate of Ridgeville Corners High School, entered the business administration school of International College in Fort Wayne Sept. 16.

Mike Holian will return to his sophomore year at BGSU Sept. 26 where he will major in music supervision. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Holian.

Gary Storrer is enrolled at Central Michigan College where he will study Forestry and Conservation. He is a 1957 AHS graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Storrer.

Dorothy Gearig, who completed a course at Omaha, Neb., is employed as clerk-typist with the Navy Dept. in Washington D.C., since December. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gearig.

Lugbill Bros., Inc., will hold its 20th annual 4-H, FFA, and Fat Cattle Show & Sale today, Thursday, and Friday.

Much interest has been shown in the sale of 92 acres of the Henry Nofziger farm in the northeast section of Archbold village. Bulk of the 92 acres is in the village and includes a fine home, excellent barn, and other buildings. Included in the sale are 13 lots, which have been platted as an addition to the village. The farm will be sold Sept. 21.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1932

Fulton County grade and high schools are now in operation, with the total enrollment reaching the figure of over 5,000.

The name of C.W. Kimble, Defiance independent wet candidate for congress, was ruled off the ballots in the fifth congressional district Monday.

St. Peter parochial school opened Monday Sept. 1, with sister Mary Gregory in charge of the lower grades and sister Mary Alphonsus teaching the upper grades 6, 7, 8.

The weatherman smiled on the Ruihley Park Festival to raise funds for upkeep. The three-night program closed during an excellent rain.

W.G. Fisher real estate of 40 acres was sold at auction to Wm. A. Leininger for $33.50 an acre.

Alice Buehrer will be an assistant teacher in the art department at Ohio State University this year. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Buehrer, she will graduate in 1933, completing a course in music, art, and kindergarten work.

Napoleon will hold a two-day celebration today and tomorrow, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the town.

Part of the improvements being made by the highway department west of Archbold on Rt. 2, near the Schmucker corner, has been completed.

Oftentimes, the sky is blackened by starlings and blackbirds going south. Some say that many birds make good crops. Others say good crops make many birds.

Billy Sunday says, “I stand firm for the eighteenth amendment as the safeguard of American homes, American families and American business. If the amendment is the cause of our depression, why are not Germany and Russia and Great Britain rolling in prosperity, for they are swimming in booze?”

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1907

Frank Nofzinger thinks S.S. Wyse is champion wheat man in German Township this year. Wyse will thresh from 1,300 to 1,400 bushels from forty-six acres.

Members of the sect calling themselves Parhomites are under arrest in Chicago, for killing a rheumatic woman whom they were attempting to cure by twisting and bending her crooked limbs.

The crowds increase year after year at the popular Fulton County Fair. The grandstand was filled with spectators to watch productions. As a crowdgetter, the fair is a grand success.

A number of Archbold citizens are thinking about attending the unveiling of the McKinley monument at Canton next Monday.

All the secrets of the Standard Oil Company are being laid bare by the U.S. courts. It develops that John D. Rockefeller owns one-fourth of the stock, that in twenty-five years it paid him nine hundred million dollars in dividends, and although the company was ousted from Texas, the company is again doing business there under the name of the Corsican Oil Company.

If teachers in public schools did all that is expected of them, they would be compelled to work about eighteen months each year.

100 Years Ago

Friday, Sept. 27, 1907

Someone brought two stalks of corn and stood them in the entrance to the Buckeye office. The taller stalk measured twelve feet six inches and had two ears. The shorter one measured twelve feet and had two well-developed ears. Saturday evening, a crowd of young men said that was good high corn.

H.C. Warren, the new manager of the T&I, has issued an order against the use of liquor by employees, on or off duty.

Patrick Hirsch, who built the T&I Railroad, was arrested in New York by his wife, who found him living with the daughter of a hairdresser.

Daniel Roth has been nursing a sick cow for nearly two weeks.

There was a frost Wednesday night, and corn began jackrabbiting in the city markets. Corn probably will stay way up.

From everywhere comes the cry that potatoes are rotting in the ground. Dig them early to save some of the crop.

People become busier all the time. More people than ever decide from the advertising of their hometown newspaper, what they are going to buy before they go to town. It saves time and money for the buyer and the seller.

Of the 5,000 people who went to the county fair Friday, it was the livestock they went to see on exhibition.


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