August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Band Camp Underway

A sure sign that summer vacation is coming to an end is the start of the Archbold High School band camp. Band members teach rookies how to march and develop their show for the coming season. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Woodbridge James Silhavy

Woodbridge James Silhavy, 88, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2011, in Traverse City, Mich., following a protracted battle with heart disease.–Posted 8.14, 3 pm More...

Daniel W. Nafziger

Daniel W. Nafziger, age 61 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011, in his home from PML.  He was born April 10, 1950, at Wauseon, the son of Vern J. More...

DEATH NOTICES

Lucy C. Velez, 70, Archbold, died Aug. 3, 2011.   More...

Public Record

Archbold Police Log

Aug. 1   12:06 am: Domestic dispute, 1100 block N. Buehrer St.  12:20 am: Auto crash, 502 E. Holland St.  8 am: Abandoned BMX bike found, 100 block S. Defi ance St.  Aug. 2   6:59 pm: Burglary, Colony Meadows.  Aug. More...

Investigate Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Archbold police released a report stating officers are investigating an alleged case of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.  The victim is a 15-year-old girl with an Archbold address.  Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said there is More...

Theft Cases Reported

Three theft reports were reported to Archbold police recently.  Veronica Zamora, Colony Meadows Trailer Court, told police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, someone stole her laptop computer from her residence.  More...

Sports

AHS Girls Tennis Swings Into Action

The Archbold girls tennis team, under Amanda Auzins, third-year head coach, will look to a host of returning players to provide leadership for the 2011 season.  The Streaks finished last season with a 3-11 record.  Back are Erin Nafziger, R More...

Tennis, Anyone?

Chandler Tinsman, an AHS senior, plays tennis Monday, Aug. 8, in Ruihley Park.– photo by David Pugh More...

AHS Girls Soccer Looks Strong

The Archbold girls soccer team returns 16 athletes from a team that finished 15-2-3 last season.  James Kidder, head coach, has spent the last seven years at the helm of the Blue and Gold and has amassed a 64-9-20 record.  He said speed, st More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: prelude; worship leader, prayer, Wayne Gropp; offertory, Kim Rosales, “All Things New.” Message, “James,” Trey Sonnenberg. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center   July 28: Tasha & Thomas Simpson, Swanton, boy.  July 31: Kamilla & Justin Houk, Montpelier, girl.  Aug. 2: Keri & Chad Grooms, Ridgeville Corners, boy.  Aug. More...

AHS Class Of 1945 Holds Reunion

  The Archbold High School Class of 1945 held its 66th class reunion, Saturday, June 4, at the Home Restaurant. Front row, from left: Gertrude (Seiler) Hitt, Anna Rose (Nafziger) Kiesow, Corrine (Ziegler) Gaylord, Margaret (Gigax) Detter.  More...

AHS Football Players Cope With Heat Wave

Practice Schedule Differs From Wauseon

Bryan Miller, Archbold High School head football coach, said an evening practice schedule is the main reason his team hasn’t had a problem with the heat.  Football teams across the area have been practicing in the midst of one of the hotte More...

Chinese Immigant Learns To Grill, Relax After Moving To Pettisville

Chao Cui’s hometown has more people in its municipal area than the entire state of Ohio.  A native of Beijing, China (population 19 million), Chao is quick to comment on a few local activities that he never experienced in his home country. More...

 

News

Barber Appointed To NSCC Board

Sandra K. Barber, Wauseon, has been appointed to the Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees. John Kasich, Ohio governor, appointed Barber to the board for a term beginning July 28, 2011, and ending June 9, 2017. More...

Traffic Down At Archbold Turnpike Interchange In 2010

The number of vehicles passing through the Archbold Fayette interchange on the Ohio turnpike was down by about 1.4% in 2010, information from the Ohio Turnpike Commission said.  More...

Morton, Wyse, Pleased With Lafayette Street Opening

Kevin Morton was first elected to Archbold Village Council in 1999.  As part of his campaign, he said he wanted to see the village complete the extension of Lafayette Street to Co. Rd. 24.  More...

Business

Locals Urge Caution As Stock Market Tumbles

Even with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the most common gauges of America’s financial markets, falling 1,000 points in three trading days, two members of the local financial community urged calm.  More...

People

Couple Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Steve and Judi Gongwer, Elkhart, Ind., are celebrating their 30th anniversary.  Steve Gongwer and Judi Beck (AHS ‘75) were married Aug. 15, 1981, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., by Rev. More...

Bly, Newman To Wed August 20

Doug and Roxy Newman, Archbold, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dani, to Zach Bly, son of Bruce and Pam, Archbold.  The bride-elect is a 2008 Archbold High School graduate. More...

A&B Farms Named Cooperator Of Year

A&B Farms, owned by Andrew and Bruce Lauber, rural Archbold, was named the 2011 Cooperator of the Year by the Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District.  The award is presented to the cooperator that puts into practice the best va More...

Opinion

Decades Of Planning Improves Archbold

The road is open!  An official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Friday, Aug. 5, marked the opening of the Lafayette Street extension, connecting the street to Co. Rd. 24.   More...

Freedom Of Information Important To US Citizens

Other Editors Say...

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, a crucial, if sometimes sluggish, vehicle through which journalists can demand greater government openness and accountability.  More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. More...