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DIV. IV GIRLS SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT

Birds Beat North Central 52-29 In Sectional Semifinal

The Pettisville girls basketball team defeated North Central 52-29 in a Division IV sectional semifinal at Bryan High School, Wednesday, Feb. 25. More...

Governor Visits Archbold Thurs.

Ted Strickland, Ohio governor, is scheduled to visit Archbold High School, Thursday, Feb. 26. David Deskins, Archbold Area School District superintendent, said he was contacted by members of Strickland's staff late last week about the visit. More...

Archbold Scouts Race To Klondike Derby Title

It's part dog sled race (without the dogs), part skills test, and this year, partly a test of cold-weather survival. It's the Boy Scouts' annual Klondike Derby, and this year, a team of Archbold boys won in bitter cold temperatures and deep snow. More...

No Livestock Kissing For Right To Read Week

Elementary school principals have done some pretty whacky things over the years to encourage students to read, from eating worms to kissing pigs. This year, Dorothy Lambert, Archbold Elementary School principal, won't have to kiss any livestock. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Gregory Alan Bontrager

Gregory Alan Bontrager, age 43 years, of Wauseon, passed away suddently Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2009, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born Oct. 1, 1965, in Kokomo, Ind., the son of Emery and Emma Maxine (Mast) Bontrager. More...

Herman J. Liechty

Herman J. Liechty, age 88 years, of Archbold, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1920, near Pettisville, the son of Joseph and Emma (Frey) Liechty. More...

Death Notices

Charles A. "Til" Schnitkey, 84, Archbold, died Feb. 19, 2009, in his home. More...

People

Parents Announce April 25 Wedding

Tom and Sharon Heckel, Stryker, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby, Findlay, to Jason Bower, Findlay, son of Roger and Amy Bower, Findlay. The bride-elect is a Stryker High School graduate. More...

Couple To Marry In Fairlawn, Ohio

Andrea Marie Raabe, Hilliard, and David Andrew Kaufmann, Hilliard, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mary Ann Raabe, Fairlawn, Ohio, and Donald and Mary Dee Raabe, Medina. More...

Six Pettisville Students Receive Perfect Scores At Feb. 21 Science Fair

Six Pettisville students received perfect scores at the annual Pettisville Science Fair, Saturday, Feb. 21. More...

Opinion

Nothing Is Wrong With Kids Today

It's the eternal question of adults. As Paul Lynde asked in the 1963 musical, Bye Bye Birdie, "What's the matter with kids today?" Answer: nothing. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999 A United States Department of Agriculture official told hog farmers they can expect a tough year in 1999. Six officials from the USDA and Marcy Kaptur, US representative, visited Archbold Wednesday, Feb. More...

Old Photo Corner

Storefronts in downtown Archbold in the 1940s housed a variety of businesses. Rupp's Hatchery, owned and operated by Elmer Rupp, brought farmers to town to buy chicks and chicken feed. Kroger, a national grocer, was popular with residents. More...

DIV. III BOYS SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL

Blue Streaks Beat Fairview 72-67 In Double Overtime, Advance To Sectional Final

Christian Goering hit a three-pointer with 2.9 seconds left in double overtime to lead the Archbold boys basketball team to a 72-67 win over Fairview, last night, Tuesday, March 3, in a Division III sectional semifinal at Defiance High School. More...

DIV. III DISTRICT WRESTLING

Rufenacht, Cowell Wrestle Way To State

Chad Rufenacht, an Archbold High School senior, and Jordan Cowell, an AHS freshman, advanced to the Division III state tournament next weekend in Columbus. More...

DIV. IV GIRLS SECTIONAL FINAL

Birds Beat Edgerton 44-34

The Pettisville girls basketball team (18-4) defeated Edgerton 44-34 in a Division IV sectional final at Bryan, Saturday, Feb. 28. More...

DIV. III GIRLS SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT

Streaks Beat Delta 72-27 In Sectional Semifinal

The Archbold girls basketball team outscored Delta 35-12 in the second half to win their Division III sectional semifinal 72-27, Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Defiance High School. More...

Archbold To Have Fun-Filled July

Chautauqua, Carp Fest

July is shaping up to be a busy month in Archbold, with Chautauqua from July 7-11 and the 30th annual Carp Festival on July 17-18. Archbold Community Theatre will present The Sound of Music the same weekend as Carp Festival. More...

Pettisville Grain Co. Turns To Wind Power

While area school and government officials study wind turbine energy, Pettisville Grain Company has started. More...

 

News

Library, Senior Center, Township Ask For Levies

The Fulton County Senior Center, Archbold Community Library, and German Township will ask voters to approve property tax levies in May. More...

Mock Trial Winners

Three Archbold High School students won individual awards during the Mock Trial regional competition, Friday, Feb. 20, at the Allen County Courthouse, Lima. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Feb. 15 12:53 am: Domestic, 200 block Church St., subjects separated for the night. 10:16 pm: Domestic, Colony Meadows, turned over to Fulton County Department of Job and Family Services. Feb. 16 4:18 pm: Trespassing, 811 Stryker St. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court Debra McCullough, Archbold, and John McCullough, Delta, petitioners. Dissolution. Donald Rison, Delta, plaintiff vs. Jennifer Rison, Delta, defendant. Divorce. Nancy Smith, Delta, plaintiff vs. More...

Archbold EMS Log

Feb. 7 7:52 am: 1800 block S. Defi- ance St., medical, transported to Fulton County Health Center. 9:51 pm: Archbold Villas, trauma, transported to Archbold Hospital. Feb. 8 12:43 pm: 300 block W. Holland St., ill, transported to FCHC. More...

Sports

Streaks Beat Delta 72-27, Advance To Sectional Final

The Archbold girls basketeball team defeated Delta 72-27, last night, Tuesday, Feb. 24 in a Division III sectional semifinal at Defiance High School. Seeded second, the Streaks (17-4) play Liberty Center in a sectional final, Saturday, Feb. More...

AHS Cheerleaders Win Title

Archbold High School cheerleaders won the varsity division in the North Central Cupid Extreme Cheer-Off, Saturday, Feb. 14. More...

Liberty Center Wins Sectional Wrestling Title

Liberty Center claimed the Division III sectional wrestling title at Archbold High School last weekend with 209 points. Wrestling started on Friday, Feb. 20 and concluded on Saturday, Feb. 21. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: CD prelude; choir, Grace Greater Than Our Sin; Anna Ridley, offertory. Message, "The Cross and Christian Growth," Stuart Rex. More...

Organizations

Community CPR Learn adult CPR, AED and clearing airway obstructions. Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.; Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m., Archbold Fire Department, E. Mechanic St. Taught by AFD personnel. Free. More...

Sixth Bible Quiz Meet Held At North Clinton

For 40 years, area Bible quiz has been a fun, family activity. Younger children grow up watching older youth, often their siblings, study the scriptures and compete at meets. More...