August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy Children, And Parents, At School Open House

Archbold elementary and middle schools held open houses, Monday, Aug. 18, to jump-start the new school year. Top left: Keaton Brodbeck, a kindergartener, and his mom, Tara, practice writing his name. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Evelyn Gae Pittman Watkins

Evelyn Gae Pittman Watkins was born April 15, 1924 in Damascus Township, Henry County, to Francis and Jewell (Johnson) Pittman, and died Aug. 14, 2008 at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold. She married Richard (Dick) Watkins on Dec. 10, 1944. More...

Lois R. Friesen

Lois R. Friesen, age 73 years, of Archbold, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2008, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided since November 2006. She was born Feb. More...

Death Notices

Neal M. Burkholder, 50, Wauseon, died Aug. 18, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Survivors include his wife, Paula. Arrangements are pending at Short Funeral Home, Archbold. More...

Business

Lehman Elected President Of Ohio Physicians Group

Keith J. Lehman, Archbold, family physician since 1982 at the Archbold Medical Group, a division of Midwest Community Health Associates, has been elected president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He was installed on Aug. More...

Stella Blue Has Urban Feel; Chef Using Locally-Grown Produce, Meats In Dishes

"This feels like Chicago without the city prices," was a comment echoed by several customers at the recently opened Stella Blue restaurant in Archbold. More...

Cooper Standard Plant Still Going Strong In Archbold

The closure of Archbold's Cooper Standard plant may wait until 2009, a company offi cial said this week. More...

Sports

Pop Tabs For Tyler Priest

Questions: email Laurie Rufenacht, lrufenacht@aol.com

Remember to take your pop tabs to the football games every Friday night for the Ronald McDonald House, which has been such a blessing to the Priest family! More...

Streak Golfers 4th In Defiance Invitational

The Archbold High School golf team opened its season with a fourth-place finish in the Defiance High School Invitational at Auglaize Country Club, Monday, Aug. 11. Bryan won the invite with a team score of 295. More...

18 Letterwinners Return To AHS Gridiron

Eighteen letterwinners return to John Downey, Archbold head coach, when the football season kicks off, Friday, Aug. 22 as the Streaks host Ayersville. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: JoAnne Rupp, prelude, Lori Yoder, offertory. Message, "How God Chooses," Jesse Kahler. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center Aug 8: Kelly and Shawn Wade, Napoleon, girl; Elizabeth and Kevin Seibert, Archbold, girl; Tonya and Brian Brown, Delta, girl. Aug. 9: Stephanie Agullana, Delta, boy; Miranda Belcher, Napoleon, boy. More...

Organizations

Mood Disorders Women's Mood Disorders support group, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m., Four County ADAMhs Board office, T-761 St. Rt. 66 south of Archbold. More...

Kevin "Scoop" Miller Out As Girls Basketball Coach

Archbold School Board Denies New Contract

The Archbold Area School Board chose not to offer the girls varsity basketball coaching contract to Kevin "Scoop" Miller, who has held the slot for 10 years. The board took the action at its Monday night, Aug. More...

Council Okays Beer Tent For Chili Cookoff

Archbold Village Council approved a temporary liquor permit that will allow the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce to operate a beer tent. Council approved the request at its Monday night, Aug. 18 meeting. More...

Roger Crossgrove Honored By Agriculture Hall Of Fame

Roger Crossgrove, Robert Carroll, Maury Callender, and the late Paul W. Robinson were inducted into the Fulton County Agriculture Hall of Fame 2008, Monday night, Aug. 18. More...

 

News

Archbold Schools To Roll Back Millage

The Archbold Area School Board authorized David Deskins, district superintendent, and Christine Ziegler, district treasurer, to start the process to roll back some of the millage the district collects, a move that could save the owner of a $100,000 More...

Parks & Recreation Plans Scholarship Program

The Archbold Parks and Recreation Department is looking into a scholarship program to assist families with the cost of participation in some programs. "With the economy the way it is, lots of people are struggling. More...

Village Storage Bldg. Over Estimated Price

Archbold Village Council approved a bid for a new 4,900 square-foot storage building that was $37,989 over the engineer's estimated price. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 10 12:27 pm: Barking dog, 200 block Farmington Rd., advised owner of ordinance. 5:15 pm: Citations to Vashti M. Bowers, 20, Archbold, for speeding and driving while license suspended. Aug. 11 1:12 am: Dog bite, 200 block of Vine St. More...

Bicycle Rider Strikes, Injures Local Woman

Ila Storrer, 62, Archbold, suffered a broken foot after a boy on a bicycle struck her about 1:30 pm, Monday, Aug. 11. More...

K Of C Checks Stolen, Cashed

The Archbold chapter of the Knights of Columbus was the victim of a theft that has cost the organization about $1,580. The Archbold police report states Michael S. Coressel, chapter treasurer, said sometime between May 20 and Aug. More...

People

Honeymoon In Hawaii

Eric Fletcher, Archbold, and Jamie Crnkovic, Mentor, exchanged wedding vows at 2 p.m., July 12, 2008 at Advent Lutheran Church, Mentor. Joseph Kovitch was the officiating pastor. Liz Sumeiski was the organist. More...

Parents Announce Summer Wedding

Dan and Sandy Burkholder, Delta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon, to Benjamin Grime, son of Roger and Beth, Archbold. The bride-elect is a 2000 Delta High School graduate and a 2004 Bowling Green State University graduate. More...

Rupps Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Charles Rupp and Jeanette Balzer were married on Aug. 21, 1948 at the Burns Avenue Baptist Church, Detroit, Mich., by Reuben Short, the officiating pastor. More...

Opinion

Opportunity Knocks At Pettisville

Remember the old saying about opportunity knocks- but you must open the door? For residents of the Pettisville School District, opportunity is knocking, in the form of a $17.6 million grant to build a new $21.4 million school building. More...

Other Editors Say...

A Dangerous Brew...

Two cups of iced McDonald's coffee sit prominently on the anchor's desk of the local Fox affiliate's morning news and entertainment program. No one ever mentions them or drinks from them- the cups are madefor TV models. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998 Kristi Bloomer, Beth Yoder, and Jenneken Buschur, AHS students, were grand champions at a marching band field commander competition at a camp in Illinois. More...

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Sweet Georgia Peach Salsa

2 cups peeled and chopped Georgia peaches 3.4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1.4 cup seeded, chopped cucumber 1. More...