Elliot Mealer... your post reminded me of his name. I actually worked at Cook's in Wauseon years ago. It was a hard thing to read about for that town.
As an aside, if it is anything like it was in the good ol' days, if you haven't been to downtown Archibold for the holiday decorations, you are missing out. When I was in the Navy living in the Bay Area, it actually appeared on a news segment as a small time USA Xmas town.