2016-06-29

Freedom Train Arrives In Archbold In 1975



(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July 10, 1991 Quasquicentennial edition.) At 12:05 a.m., June 13, 1975, a train arrived in Archbold. It consisted of 26 cars, pulled by an old steam locomotive, now a relic in era of diesel power. And even though it arrived late at night, in the rain, people turned out to meet it. […]

Sauder Village Hosts Special Ceremony To Celebrate 40th Anniversary



A special ceremony was held at Sauder Village, Tuesday, June 14, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living history destination. Special guests, members, employees and visitors to Sauder Village gathered on the Village Green to commemorate the milestone anniversary. Dean Spangler, chairman of the Sauder Village Board, welcomed everyone to the ceremony and took time to […]

Earn Degrees



Several area students were awarded degrees during the annual commencement ceremony at Bluffton University, Sunday, May 8. •Adrian Ramirez, Archbold, earned bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and social work. •AdrianeBruner,Pettisville, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a business administration minor. Bruner was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar of Mathematics Award and is a member of the 2015-16 Pi […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past



Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Scheduling conflicts and a lack of funds have resulted in the cancellation of this year’s village fireworks show. Mari Yoder, Archbold Chamber of Commerce director, said the fireworks will be postponed until the 2007 Carp Festival. When Tonya Gomez, Archbold, met a Wisconsin family for the first time, she was slightly nervous. The […]

North Defiance Street When There Were Shade Trees Along The Curb



This is one of the oldest photos of North Defiance Street. It was taken between 1880 and 1897, and shows shade trees along the curbs on the west side of North Defiance Street.

Village Income Tax Yields Many Benefits, Collects $115 Million



Since 1967, more than $115 million in income tax monies have been collected in Archbold. The village has benefitted from the income tax, which is currently 1.5%, with improved and new storm sewers, street improvements and the operation of its park system. Out of the 1.5%, the village receives 1.25%, which goes to sewers, curbs and gutters, street improvements, and […]

Honor Students



Tyson Lersch and Lyndsey Rupp, both of Archbold, and Chandler Tuckerman, Wauseon, were named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill. Students must earn at least a 3.5 gpa to qualify.

Happy 150th, Archbold



Readers will find our special 20- page Archbold Sesquicentennial souvenir special section in today’s edition, celebrating the 150th birthday of Archbold. Before there was a village, strong, determined men and women from Europe abandoned everything they knew and set out to find new land to call their own. They settled in a heavily forested swamp that many others had passed […]

Churches Play Major Roll In Community



(Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted for the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye. Since that date, many of these congregations have remodeled or built additions. Several also added parsonages.) The first church in Archbold was that of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran, which started in 1868. The first building, a frame structure, was erected the same year of […]

Hydrogen Tanker Crash On Ohio Turnpike Kills One, Snarls Area Traffic




A Thursday night, June 23 crash on the Ohio Turnpike involving a tanker truck carrying 3,000 gallons of pressurized liquid hydrogen claimed one life, and snarled traffic in Fulton County for about 27 hours. The crash at the 32-mile marker of the eastbound lanes, described as the first of its kind worldwide, occurred at 8:49 pm. It resulted in a […]


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