The grandchildren of Orrin and Blanch Spiess and Davis and Lillian Tressler Johnson of Wauseon made a substantial donation to the Fulton County Historical Society in the memory of their grandparents on the afternoon of October 29. The $50,000 check was received on behalf of the organization by Fulton County Historical Society Trustee President, Mr. Carl Buehrer. Amongst the grandchildren presenting the check was Mr. Tom Spiess of Fayette. The former Village Administrator of the Village of Fayette, Mr. Spiess is a well recognized authority on the history of the village. His research and knowledge of the history of Fayette’s own Ginnivan Dramatic Company, the Fayette Normal Music and Business College, the Fayette Normal University, and the famous ‘Fayette Fire of 1908’ is both thorough and extensive, and often called upon for reference. Pictured at the check presentation are Mr. Buehrer, Mr. Tom Spiess, Mr. Gary Spiess, Mrs. Mary Spiess Bendea, and Mr. Paul Spiess.
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