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Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past




Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997

The addition of a turn late at the St. Rt. 66 and 34 intersection appears to have addressed the problem of auto accidents. There are some funds set aside to work on safety-related projects.

When it comes to the construction of a bridge over the Tiffin River, at Lockport, only one thing is certain as of Tuesday, no new bridge will be built this year.

Dean Genter, Pettisville, has been named to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee for 1997.

Linda Brader was named to the first edition of Who’s Who in media and communications 1998-99.

When Valetta Werder, Pettisville, was awarded a master’s degree in 1980, she didn’t think she would ever go back to school.

Groundbreaking for the new Westfield Medical Center took place Sunday, Sept. 28.

Deaths- Christina Gomez, infant daughter of Ryan T. Gomez and Emily Chapa, Wauseon; Kenneth W. Leupp, 80, Archbold; Mildred L. Peters, 88, Archbold; Donovan G. Short, 66, Archbold; Melvin Short, 85, Archbold; Carl Wyse, 86, Archbold.

Amanda Jemmott was named a semi-finalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

John Emch, Lions Club member, transported three bushels of eyeglasses to Columbus Sept. 20.

50th Anniversary- Wesley and Joan Eash, Oct. 5;

40th anniversary- Duane and Mary Alice Eash, Oct. 5; Richard and Linda Phillips, Oct. 6.

Tiffany Short was elected to the Four County Vocational School student council.

An advertisement announces Schatzer’s Jewel Shop, owned by Sally Schatzer is going out of business.

Josh Fruchey and Kurt Brodbeck fired rounds of 85 and 83 to earn second-team all- NWOAL status.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1982

A 24×70 silo on the Ervin Rupp farm, on 20A, collapsed Tuesday dumping 700 to 800 tons of ensilage on the ground.

Homecoming queen and court appear in a photograph: Laura Nafziger, queen; Amy Reed, senior attendant; Lori Beck, junior attendant; Susan Horst, sophomore attendant, and Michelle Laub, freshman attendant.

Gross receipts from the luncheon and bazaar, sponsored by the Archbold Hospital Auxiliary, were near $2,000.

The Winona Whipple home, 205 Stryker St., sold at auction Saturday for $20,000 to William G. Rupp.

Harold Smith sported the only solid silver back in Archbold Monday afternoon. He was applying a silver coating of paint to the roof of the Hen House when he slipped and fell on his back. He was without a shirt.

Children’s Story Hour begins at the library Oct. 8, sponsored by the Jaycee Women.

Newly selected district one pork queen, Jane Trowbridge, received the honor at Bryan Saturday evening. She was crowned by the outgoing queen, Barbara Maag, Leipsic. Jodi Short, Ohio pork queen, presented flowers.

Brent D. Gnagey, PHS grad, was elected queen’s escort of the Bluffton College homecoming court.

Mutterings, by Orrin R. Taylor- The recently discovered Tasaday tribe in the Philippines has no word for hate or war…. Uncle Sam, like the head of every household, has seen his responsibilities grow with the years…. Men, like the weather, are unpredictable. The only sure prediction is they will survive in space or on solid Earth.

Fifty Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1957

The Booster Club is sponsoring its annual “Meet the Coaches” banquet at the new Community Room in the Peoples Band building Wednesday evening. Speaker is Emil Sitko, Fort Wayne, All-American fullback at Notre Dame in 1947-48. He played with the San Francisco ’49ers in 1949-50 and the Chicago Cardinals in 1951.

Orrin R. Taylor of the Archbold Buckeye was guest speaker at a meeting of the Lions Club in Whiting, Ind., Thursday evening, honoring Newspaper Week.

The 106-acre farm and buildings of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Burkholder were sold at auction Saturday and brought $529 per acre. Wilson Leu, Archbold, who has a farm nearby, was the final bidder. It is one of the best farms to be found in a wide area. There were five bidders.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Fahringer, Morenci, Mich., were final bidders for the 92- acre Henry Nofzinger farm sold at auction. They paid $441 an acre for the farm, 42 acres of which are in the village of Archbold and the balance in German Township.

Elias Frey was the final bidder for 13 lots of the Nofzinger farm paying $3,178. The lots have been platted and accepted by the village for home sites.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Riegsecker and Beth entertained Thursday evening at a birthday party honoring their twoyear old daughter, Kathy. Mr. and Mrs. William Storrer, Munson, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Alden Storrer and Steven, Miss Dorothy Leu, and Jacob Schenk were guests.

Wesley Liechty and family called in the Paul Meyers home Sunday afternoon . . . Billie E. Stuckey, farmer, Archbold, and Valetta M. Beck, teller, Archbold, applied for a marriage license.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1932

J.C. Liechty has leased ground from the New York Central at the corner of Mechanic and South Defiance streets and plans to erect a modern filling station. He plans rest rooms and every convenience for motorists. Nearby he also plans to construct a warehouse for oils and greases.

The honest hobo has been found. A hobo was waiting for the local dentist, H.T. Brown, when he opened his office on North Defiance Street Thursday morning. Several months earlier the hobo had a swollen jaw and Brown helped him by pulling several diseased teeth. He said he always pays his bills and offered the dentist $1 for payment of the service.

Archbold Legion Post is sponsoring the play Ghost House at the high school auditorium Friday evening, Oct 14.- adv.

The odor of burned fish fills the air between Delta and Wauseon. The truck carrying the fish turned over on a detour and burned.

Victor Ruffer and his wife are moving their house to a location on South Defiance Street, from Ridgeville Corners.

H.T. Brown came upon a horrible car wreck when returning from Angola Tuesday afternoon. Near Pleasant Lake he came upon a head-on collision on the crest of a hill. One car passed another near the crest and collided. Four persons were killed.

It is predicted that over 300 train carloads of onions will be shipped from Williams County this year.

Plan now to do your fall trading in Archbold stores. Money spent here stays here and circulates from hand-to-hand endlessly.

What has become of the oldfashioned farmer who had a public sale listing twelve head of horses, thirty-five head of cattle, and about $3,000 of farm implements, grain and feed.

100 Years Ago

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1907

Total money in circulation Sept. 1, as estimated by the Treasury Department is $2,789,201,620. Population of the country is 86,311,000. Per capita everyone should have $32.32.

The Teddy Bear craze is believed to be robbing the rag doll of its honors.

While on his way to deliver a horse to Joseph Vonier, four miles north of Pettisville, Joel Gerig was injured. He was discovered by the roadside with three broken ribs, arm fractured, and head badly bruised. At last report he is unconscious.

Harvey Nofzinger, of Lauber Hill, bought fifty acres in Dover Township for about $100 an acre.

Mayor Fauster and I.W. Gotshall returned Saturday from an automobile trip to New York City. The men said no one can begin to grasp the idea of the amount of wealth and power of the Yankees until you travel there and see the public roads. There are scores of towns and villages, which are laid out like parks and have everything that money can buy.

100 Years Ago

Friday, Oct. 11, 1907

During the past few days the town has been visited by a large number of ministers who are attending a conference at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.

Thomas A. Edison, inventor, says, “Fully eighty percent of the illness of mankind comes from eating improper food or too much food; people are inclined to overindulge themselves.”

The Peoples State Bank Co., was organized in Archbold yesterday afternoon with L.P. Vernier, president, and Sam Schantz, cashier. Board members are L.P. Vernier, G.D. Wyse, John Baumgartner, Joel Rupp, A.M. Buehrer, S.M. Nofzinger, and E. E. Hallett. The bank will be open for business Oct. 19.


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