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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past




Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997

Headline- Council Buys Land For New Reservoir, Approve Motion To Spend $1,148,400 For 198 Acres On Northeast Side, Plan To Build Reservoir Within 15 Years

Following the sale of the Elmira School building Sept. 18, members of Archbold Area School Board presented a plaque from the building to Sanford Nofziger, rural Archbold, the only surviving member of the school board that authorized the original construction of the building. Appearing in a photograph are Nofziger and school board members, Lynn Aschliman, board president; Peter D. Short, and Scott Miller.

Sauder Woodworking Co., seeks tax abatement. They plan to spend $25.7 million on building additions and equipment.

Council looked at its proposed snow removal ordinance, which calls for $25 tickets for illegal parking. Council has been working on the snow removal ordinance for some time said Joe Duff, administrator.

The railroad crossing on Township Road 17 in rural Fulton County is one of several crossings in Ohio to get safety lights and lane barrier gates. There was a fatality there in September 1996.

Bill Mapes and Ed Springer spent five weeks in Osaka, Japan, on a house building project.

Deaths- Olga Barrera, 46, Melbern; Walter Crossgrove, 81, Archbold; Beatrice G. Lero, 71, Bryan; Robert Knotek, 74, Sandusky

Betsy Stotzer had 14 points and Crystal Huffman seven when seventh grade varsity defeated Delta 15-8, 15-8.

Library board is interested in naming the community room in honor of Erie J. Sauder. Sauder paid the building costs of the new library after voters approved funds to operate the facility which opened in 1995.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1982

Anyone 65 or older and handicapped citizens will have free leaf pick-up this fall, village councilmen learned Monday evening. Council also heard a report on the new owners of the local cable tv system and voted to sell water treatment construction notes at 8.59 percent.

William Lovejoy regained his title as champion trap shooter of Fulton County mayors.

A new state law relating to licensing and regulation of auctioneers and auction houses was recently signed by James A. Rhodes.

Although auctioneers have been required to be licensed by the state since 1964, the new auctioneer licensing act contains several new provisions to bolster public confidence in auctioneers by setting forth required standards and procedures.

Deaths- Lydia Graber Jacquin, 102; Viola L. Keith, 69; Norma M. Rupp, 48; Max Covert, 63

Homecoming Day Sunday celebrates the continuing 75th anniversary of the Pettisville Missionary Church.

Cider season is hear. Harold Smith says “I can drink all I want and it doesn’t affect me.”

Sarah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Nafziger, held a show of Chinese watercolor paintings at a hotel, in Manila, Philippines Sept. 24-26.

John J. Chick, marine sgt., was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He is the son of Patricia A. Davis.

Jon. R., son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Trudel, has completed the naval basic avionics technical course.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- Chicago is known as the nation’s No. 1 convention city…. Michigan taxpayers subsidize the Pontiac Silverdome to the tune of $800,000 a year…. Harold Plassman visited his father in Napoleon recently and his father told him, “I’m getting stronger and stronger as I get older. It used to be I couldn’t carry $5 worth of groceries. Now I’m older and it doesn’t bother me a bit.”

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1957

Duane E. Penrod, seaman apprentice, son of Mrs. Lois Penrod, is now at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Va., awaiting transfer to USS BEARSS DD-654. The receiving station processes approximately 8,000 men a month on their way to and from all over the world.

Jack Lauber arrived home Wednesday evening after receiving a discharge from the U.S. Navy in Patouxet River, Md. Lauber served four years with the Navy and will enter BGSU this month. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lauber.

Monday evening, members of the Girl Scout and Brownie Troop committees held their September meeting and elected the following officers: Mrs. Ed Neel, chairman; Mrs. Lawrence Ruffer, vice president; Mrs. Ralph Jones, secretary-treasurer; and Mrs. James Barger, program chairman. Program committee members are Mr. John Couch and Mrs. John Grime. The committee voted to establish a separate Senior Girl Scout Troop for high school girls in the future. Mrs. A. R. Goethals will be the troop leader.

Reserve champion of the Lugbill Bros. Fat Cattle Show was shown by Rex Short, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Short. It was purchased for $520 by the F&M State Bank, represented by Alvin J. Stamm, executive vice president.

Riegsecker Bros., were successful bidders for the new public library building in Montpelier. They plan to start construction this week.

G. Arthur Valentine, 74, Adrian, will be honored for his 32 years of pastoral service at the homecoming of the Winameg Church of Christ Sunday at the 3 pm. Service is in the school gymnasium near the church. He was a cousin of the late W. O. Taylor, founder of the Archbold Buckeye.

Valetta Beck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beck, and Bill E. Stuckey, son of Mrs. Mary Stuckey, were married Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 pm in the home of Rev. Jesse Short. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Short.

In observance of the birthdays of William Short, Mrs. J. E. Nofziger and Mary Alice Nofziger, the following were entertained at a birthday dinner in the Dale Short home Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nofziger and Norma and Mary Alice Nofziger of Goshen. Evening visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Short, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Short, and Mr. Ben Short and family.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1932

Unpaid taxes in Fulton County are $84,700.74. It is the largest delinquent amount in the history of the county. Archbold and German Township had only $270 unpaid to county government, an enviable amount.

Stryker Labor Day celebration profited $407.84 for the village and its citizens.

It took 500 quarts of solidified nitroglycerine to shoot the well on the Ray and Ellsworth Wagner farm, near Hoytville, last week.

As evidence the world is getting better we call attention to the fact that it has been some time since we have seen four drunken men trying to pass each other on the sidewalk in Archbold at the same time.

Ministers Eli Oyer, Woodburn, Ind., R.F. Sherrard, Gibsonburg, and E.M. Slagle, Archbold, left Tuesday morning on a two-week missionary tour through Kentucky and Tennessee.

Married- Clyde J. Miller, Lagrange, Ind., and Bertha Liechty, Leo, Ind. married Sunday.

Chief Sunrise, a Sioux Indian, will give a special program Wednesday evening in Ruihley Park. He will lecture on Indian customs, sing, and dance in native costume.

After being defeated in their first attempt to stop further investigation into the affairs of the Stryker Exchange Bank, attorneys have filed a petition asking for the prohibition of further investigation.

If you have something to sell you may find a ready market in the advertising columns of the Archbold Buckeye.

100 Years Ago

Friday, Oct. 1, 1907

Joseph Nofzinger, living northeast of Archbold, has an unusual and successful way to pick apples. His trees are old, the limbs are long. Joseph is no spring chicken and his limbs are not as supple.

Instead of using his climbers, Joseph used his head. He fixed a stick of dynamite with a fuse, placed it near the tree and retired. There was a terrific explosion and a thundering sound of falling fruit.

When Joseph returned to the tree, lo! all his apples were on the ground ready for the basket and the cider mill.

The Heupel Decorating Co., has replaced the Sosman & Landis curtain in place of the advertising drop in Archbold Opera House.

The Ohio pastoral conference of the Lutheran synod of Iowa will meet at the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church here Oct. 8-9. Ministers attending will be entertained by members of the local congregation.

Man has Arizona fever and wants to sell his 4.63 acres in Archbold, with five-room house, big barn, well, cistern, cellar, fruit trees, grape arbor, etc. Price, $1,600. Terms to suit. Snap for quick buyer. See Taylor.- adv.

Politicians who try to make political speeches at the county fairs are learning a few valuable lessons. Old men are enthusiastic to hear them, but young men who do the voting, working, and paying do not stop to listen.

100 Years Ago

Friday, Oct. 4, 1907

Henry Zeller’s teams are busy hauling crushed stone for the three bridge jobs which he has over the Tiffin River.

Daniel Roth lost his fine Scotch collie dog while in town last Tuesday. He said he misses the big yellow dog.

Flory brothers gathered 16 bushels of nuts Sunday,

Hinderer’s store at Burlington has a new coat of paint and looks fine.

Three valuable horses of Hugh Harrison, living east of Wauseon, were cut to pieces by a fast freight. They broke out of the pasture.

Next spring the lighting contract between the village and the Walders will expire. Would it be a good idea for the town to buy the plant and install a municipal electric and waterworks plant.

Mothers of marriageable daughters will help the daughter to settle her life’s affairs quicker by teaching them the arts of the kitchen than allowing them to roam the streets.

The president of the United States has made it clear to all his callers. The naval fleet is going to the Pacific. No if, ands, or buts about it.


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