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State To Pay 84% Of Cost Of Pettisville School Bldg.

District Taxpayers Must Okay Levies

A new school building for the Pettisville Local School District moved closer to reality last week, as the school board voted to accept almost $17.6 million in state money. More...

Local School Board Hires Two Teachers

The Archbold Area School Board approved the hiring of Anne Main and Amy Johnson during a special meeting Thursday, June 26. One-year contracts were approved for both. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Marvin F. Radabaugh

Marvin F. Radabaugh, age 76, of Edgerton, died at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in his home after an illness of one year. Mr. More...

Ruby Yoder Wyse

Ruby Yoder Wyse was born in Elkhart County, Ind. on Aug. 30, 1921, and died June 25, 2008 at the age of 86. She was the fifth child in a close-knit family of 10 born to Daniel and Magdalena Bontrager Yoder. More...

Walter A. Gisel

Walter A. Gisel, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away Thursday night, June 26, 2008, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center near Defiance. He was born July 5, 1918, at rural Wauseon, a son of Albert and Amanda (Lehman) Gisel. More...

People

Parents Announce Upcoming Wedding

Duane and Cindy Higginbotham, Pioneer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellisha Noel, to Mark Wesley Andre, son of Paul and Debbie, Wauseon. The bride-elect is a 2002 home school graduate. More...

Crossgrove, Murillo Announce Wedding

Jill Crossgrove, Archbold, and Chuck Murillo, Holland, Mich., announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and Mabelann Crossgrove, Archbold. More...

Parents Announce July 12 Wedding

Gary and Robin Wyse, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea, to Brett Cordy, son of Sharon and the late Albert Cordy, Archbold. More...

Opinion

The Glorious Fourth

Friday is the most important American holiday. The Fourth of July will be observed throughout this great nation in every imaginable way. We became a free nation on July 4, 1776. More...

Pettisville Friendship Days Builds Community

Caring, supportive residents are essential building blocks in successful communities. Remove their support, and the community crumbles. Nurture it, and it thrives. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, July 1, 1998 A temporary income tax hike of .5 would put the community near the middle of rates collected in communities in the four county area. More...

29th Carp Fest Adds Biz Expo

Local businesses, from homebased operations to Archbold's industrial giants, will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services in the Biz Expo, the newest addition to Archbold's annual Carp Festival. More...

Villagers Turn Carp Insult Into An Asset

Why does Archbold hold a festival named after a fish? Cal Short has been a lifelong resident of the Archbold area. He said he will be 84 years old on Saturday, July 5. He's seen a lot of history. More...

Friendship Days Dodges Rain; Gross Proceeds Down $11,000

Pettisville Friendship Days events experienced very few problems, despite weather forecasts that called for a chance of rain during nearly every event. Friendship Days were held over the weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 27- 29. More...

No Decision Yet On New NWOESC Office Building

The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board has not made a decision on whether to build an approximately 50,000 square-foot office building in the Archbold Industrial Park. More...

 

News

Administrator Happy With Sales Tax Revenue

Hall: People Are Shopping Closer To Home

In the first six months of 2008, the Fulton County share of sales tax revenue brought in $2,077,555.72, possibly the highest amount ever for the first half of a year. More...

Church Sells At Auction

The Living Waters International Church, Stryker, sold for $280,000 at absolute auction, Friday, June 27. The fivebedroom ranch house sold for $74,000. Sales figures are unofficial until closing in 30-45 days. More...

Recommend Local Firm For Village Insurance

In a special Tuesday morning, July 1, meeting, Archbold Village Council finance committee met to consider bids for the village property and casualty insurance. Two firms submitted bids for the village's insurance business. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

June 22 4:12 am: Noise, Brussel St. at Oak St., advised to keep it down. 7:58 am: Breaking and entering, Colony Meadows. June 23 4:25 pm: Signs damaged, 200 block South St. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Elizabeth Carroll, Swanton, plaintiff vs. Odene Carroll, Toledo, defendant. Divorce. SFJV 2005, plaintiff vs. Jeremy Huffman, Lyons, defendant. Foreclosure. More...

Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Imposition Incident

Archbold Police are investigating a sexual imposition case that allegedly occurred at the Circle K convenience store, Friday, June 27. More...

Sports

Snider, Hostetler Win Friendship Days 5K Race

A Pettisville student and a graduate were the first female and male across the finish line in the Pettisville Friendship Days 5K race. Tyson Snider, PHS '04, was the first to finish the 3.1 miles in 16 minutes, 50 seconds. More...

Nofziger Wins Kart Race In Tech Shed

Vance Nofziger, Pandora, formerly of Archbold, crossed the finish line second, but ended with the win in senior heavy class kart racing at Jackson, Mich., Thursday, June 19. More...

Grand Champion

Courtney Miller, left, coordinator of the Pettisville Friendship Days Fishing Derby, holds the 6 pound, 2 1/2 ounce catfish that Stetson Aeschliman, Pettiville, caught. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Andy Wilhelm, prelude and piano offertory; Deb Neuenschwander, children's challenge. Message, "The Beginnings of Belief: In The Beginning," by Brad Bame. More...

They Shoot, They Score?

Jordyn Pursel, 11, Kendal Pursel, 8, and Taylor Herschberger, 10, Pettisville, hoist a giant basketball to make a basket during Pettisville Friendship Days, Friday, June 27. It was one of a number of inflatable games at the festival. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center June 21: Lexi Reynolds, Napoleon, girl; Heather Montague, Bryan, girl; Alyssa Ruiz, Wauseon, girl. June 22: Jennifer and Kris Heiney, Montpelier, boy; Sarah and Jason Rickenberg, Defi- ance, boy. More...