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Trustees Wait On Estimates

German Township Trustees are waiting for estimates from contractors for repair of their building, damaged by thunderstorms, July 1.

Keith Short, German Township fiscal officer, said the insurance agency that covers the building has made a settlement offer of about $78,000.

The trustees are obtaining estimates to determine if the insurance company’s proposed settlement is in line with repair costs.


A National Weather Service meteorologist said a line of disorganized thunderstorms rolled through the area, Sunday July 1, spawning high winds.

The storms hit the Archbold area around 5:30 pm. About half of the roof of the German Township building was torn off. Also damaged was a pole barn owned by Chris and Jessica Buehrer, near the intersection of Co. Rds. F & 25.

Several trees were damaged or destroyed, including one in front of the Fairlawn Haven Retirement Community.

Since the storm, debris from the township garage has been removed. Walls that remain standing are “fairly secure,” Short said.

Old Trucks

In other trustee news, an old fire truck and a step van used by the department dive team were sold at auction, Monday, Aug. 13.

Former truck No. 102, a 1978 commercial-chassis pumper truck was retired from service after it was replaced by a new custom-built engine.

It was sold for $7,000 to Dale Kunkle, rural Fayette.

Three D Communications, Bryan, purchased the step van for $3,500.

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