December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Lights Parade Route Succeeds, Officials Pleased

Archbold’s 13th annual Parade of Lights, with its new route through the village, worked well, officials say. More...

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Obituaries

Martha Jean Oyer

Martha Jean Oyer, 82, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Wauseon, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2009, after a long illness. –Posted 12.7, 5:10 p.m. More...

Wilmet B. Rupp

Wilmet B. Rupp, 95, of Wauseon, passed away early Monday November 30, 2009 at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold.–Posted 12.1, 4:30 p.m. More...

Kenneth E. Stamm

Kenneth E. Stamm, 89 years, of Archbold, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. More...

Sports

Ziegler Welcomes Back Eight Letterwinners To AHS Girls Basketball

Brian Ziegler, second-year Archbold head girls basketball coach, welcomes back eight letterwinners that went 18-5 last year and finished second in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League with a 7-1 record. More...

Eight Return For AHS Boys Basketball

Five returning starters on a basketball team would make any coach grin.   But what if you had seven starters back?   That’s just what Doug Krauss, Archbold head coach, has when the 2009-10 boys basketball season starts.   More...

Becher Returns Young Team For 2009-10 Season

“Most of our lineup will consist of freshmen and sophomores. We have very little post-season experience, with just two returning district qualifiers on our roster,” said Brian Becher, Archbold head wrestling coach. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: String quartet prelude, offertory. Message, “No Adultery–No Looks,” Jesse Kahler. More...

Ridgeville Community Choir Christmas Concert

The Ridgeville Community Choir presents a Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Henry County roads U and 16, Napoleon.   The concert features a presentation of familiar Christmas carols and holiday music. More...

Organizations

Blood Drive   Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross blood draw: Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Harley Davidson, 862 American Rd., Napoleon; Monday, Dec. 7, 1-7 p.m., Ridgeville American Legion, Co. Rd. 19, Ridgeville Corners. More...

ConAgra Closes Texas Factory; Share Of Work Coming Here

The Archbold ConAgra plant will benefit from the closing of a company facility in Fort Worth, Texas, said Dave Jackson, company spokesman.   Jackson said ConAgra decided to close the Ft. More...

Wind Power Money Comes To Archbold, Pettisville Schools

The Archbold and Pettisville school districts will receive $750,000 each in grant money to install electricitygenerating wind turbines.   The grants were announced Monday by Ted Strickland, Ohio governor. More...

 

News

Fulton County Budget: Good News, Bad News

The Fulton County general fund budget is good newsbad news.   The general fund budget, which pays for much of the day-to-day operation of Fulton County, was the topic of much discussion in the past few months. More...

County Unemployment Up For October: ODJFS

The Fulton County unemployment rate for October was 12.3%, up from the September figure of 12.1%, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported.   It is the second-highest rate in the four-county area for the month. More...

Village Assistant Position Filled From Within

Deb Volkman, a Village of Archbold employee for five years, has been transferred from her former position in the income tax department to become an administrative assistant.   The change went into effect during the second week of November. More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Nov. 23   6:26 am: Vandalism to school buses, Archbold Area Schools.   9:55 am: Unwanted subject, Beck Insurance.   10:30 am: Unknown vehicle struck pole, Archbold Main Stop. More...

Fulton County Court News

Common Pleas Court   National City Bank, Miamisburg, plaintiff vs Kevin Hinkle, Wauseon, defendant. Foreclosure.   James Joy, Williamston, Mich., plaintiff vs John Baumgartner, Archbold, defendant. Other tort. More...

Western Dist. Court News

(Note: In the list of speeding offenses, the first number is illegal speed; the second is legal speed. The first dollar amount is the fine; the second, costs.) Traffic Justin L. Aeschliman, rural Archbold, insecure load, Co. Rd. 17, $37, $80. More...

Opinion

Welcome Christmastide

When the first float in the Archbold Parade of Lights went past the first person in the crowd Friday night, Nov. 27, it heralded the arrival of the Christmas season in the Archbold area.   More...

Carrots For The Hungry

Because of area farmers, there are fellow Americans who will go to sleep with full stomachs, rather than go hungry.   Fulton County Farm Bureau teamed with Fulton County farmers to make carrots available to food banks across the state. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago   Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999   Thousands of guests lined Archbold streets to view the second annual Festival of Lights: 5,000 to 6,600 people watched the parade.   More...

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 broccoli top, cut into bitesize pieces 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 3 yellow squashes, blanched and sliced (or 2 small zucchini, chopped) 1 cup fresh basil, torn 1 p More...

Recipe Corner

Wild Thyme Summer Salad

3 cups cooked rice 2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1- inch cubes 1 8 1/2 ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained, chopped 1/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives 1/2 cup prepared vinaigrette 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme leaves In large b More...