105 years ago - 1908 The Meilink Manufacturing Co. of Toledo was trying to interest Napoleon businessmen in their plant which manufactured iron staves.

105 years ago - 1908 The Meilink Manufacturing Co. of Toledo was trying to interest Napoleon businessmen in their plant which manufactured iron staves.

Woods on the Mowery farm in Harrison Townships was partially destroyed by fire.

Bert Samsel purchased the Elmer Smith farm near Grelton.

Walter Pentious, one of Liberty Township’s oldest citizens, died at the age of 88.

A.E. Augenstein was remodeling his furniture store of Napoleon.

95 years ago - 1918

It was planned by Henry County to have a war chest.

Dr. Henry Rohrs of Napoleon was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

The Gustwiller garage in Holgate burned to the ground.

James Ragen of Napoleon was elected president of the Henry County Bar Association.

The Liberty Center Indians football team was defeated by the Imperial Indians of Toledo 6-0.

Fred Gerken of Freedom Township was high rural purchaser of Liberty Bonds worth $5,000.

85 years ago - 1928

A butcher shop, a tire shop and the Napoleon Post Office was moved across the river to make room for a new post office.

Napoleon voters were asked to support a new three mill levy.

The Napoleon football team was defeated by Montpelier 18-0.

75 years ago - 1938

A lightning bolt struck a linotype in the Henry County Signal newspaper and editor Nat Belknap blamed it on politicians.

Clem and Ryke Suydam took over the Napoleon Auto Sales agency.

The Wellington Hotel in Napoleon was the talk of the area when a new dance floor was installed.

Ted Daman was installed as president of the Napoleon Kiwanis Club.

Dr. J.J. Harrison of Napoleon was the junior champion at the Northwest Ohio Medical Association Golf Tournament in Defiance.

65 years ago - 1948

Three young jail breakers escaped from the bull pen the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, but were later captured by Fostoria police.

Leo Shepard purchased the Idle Hour Resturant in Napoleon.

A polio outbreak canceled the Napoleon-Defiance football game.

Ray Bernicke was the new manager of the Napoleon Ramus Store.

55 years ago - 1958

The FBI was on the lookout in three states for three men who held up the Farmers State Bank in McClure and made off with nearly $5,000.

Directors of the Napoleon Chamber of Commerce approved the hiring of a full-time secretary.

The Napoleon Board of Public Affairs approved the fluoridation of the city’s water supply.

John V. Cuff, a member of the Napoleon High School faculty, passed the Ohio Bar Exam.

Napoleon High School’s football team defeated Holland 38-6. Larry Saneholtz scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats.

Gary Ricker, Tom Hogrefe and Tom Sharpe led Liberty Center’s football team to a 46-24 victory over Delta.

James Stewart was starring in “Winchester 73” at Napoleon’s State Theater.

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