August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fairgrounds Become A City Overnight

Some Camping Spaces End Up In Divorce Court

With the 154th Fulton County Fair just days away, what once appeared to be “a nice, quiet campground looks like a city being built,” said Sue Whitaker, incoming secretary of the Fulton County Fair Board.  More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Frederick William Schmidt

Frederick William Schmidt, age 56, of Pettisville, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Care Center.  Mr. Schmidt had been employed by IAC in Wauseon as a maintenance mechanic.  Mr. More...

Kathryn A. Grieser

Kathryn A. Grieser, age 90 years, of Archbold, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 28, 2011, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.  She was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Archbold, the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Roth) Wyse. More...

Lawrence Sharp

Lawrence Sharp, 91, of Liberty Center, Ohio passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Henry County Hospital.  Lawrence was born on Dec. 31, 1919, in Henry County to the late Homer & Helen (Overmier) Sharp. More...

People

Rotary Buys Computer

Jeff Coressel, Archbold Rotary Club treasurer, presented a check of $1,125 to Joyce Klingelsmith, director of the Archbold Community Library, Friday, Aug. 26. More...

Melissa Felix Six-Time Grand Champion At Henry County Fair

Melissa Felix, 18, Archbold, and her horse, Silky Story, were six-time grand champions and three-time reserve grand champions at the Henry County Fair, Aug. 12-18, in Napoleon.  More...

4-H News

The Countryside Clovers’ last meeting was Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Mark Ballmer’s house.  Fair passes were turned in to Jackie Ballmer. Volunteers are still needed to watch the club booth in the Junior Fair building. More...

Opinion

Archbold Schools Reach Top Report Card Rating

Parents in the Archbold Area School District ought to be convinced children are receiving an outstanding education, and taxpayers should be happy they’re getting great value for their money.   More...

Children Are Everywhere, Stop For School Busses

Archbold youngsters have started the 2010-11 school year, which means it’s time for everyone to rededicate themselves to driving safely and paying close attention.  Give special care around school buses. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001   More...

Flores Requests Early Release

Convicted Sex Offender Learns Judge's Ruling By End Of Week

The attorney for convicted sex offender Mario Flores tried to lay some of the blame on the underage female victim during a court hearing, Tuesday, Aug. More...

Archbold Picked Best Hometown

Ohio Magazine named Archbold one of its Best Hometowns for 2012.  It is the fifth year the magazine has issued the award.  Archbold will be featured in the November issue, and in subsequent issues throughout the year.  Ilona Westfall, More...

Moving In

Barb Stahl, a first grade teacher at Pettisville, sorts through boxes as she moves into her classroom in the new Pettisville School, Thursday, Aug. 25. More...

 

News

Archbold Schools Add 22 Students

A preliminary first-day count of students shows 22 more children attending the Archbold Area School district, said David Deskins, district superintendent.  On the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. More...

Hard At Work

Employees of Gerken Paving roll the new asphalt parking lots at the new Pettisville School, Saturday, Aug. 27. More...

Open House At New Pettisville School

The public has its first opportunity to visit the new Pettisville School tomorrow, Thursday, from 7 to 9 pm. School district officials are billing the event as a “First Look” open house. More...

Public Record

Two-Year-Old Falls From Second Story Window

Kanon Ryan, a two-year old boy, fell from a second story window of his home at 409 West Street about 1:30 pm, Thursday, Aug. 25. The Archbold police report on the incident states the boy was discovered by a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier. More...

Archbold Man Pleads Guilty In Shooting Case

James D. Gonzales, Jr., 24, Archbold, has entered guilty pleas to two counts of a four-count indictment stemming from a June incident in which shots were fired from a car in Archbold. More...

Bow, Arrows Stolen Aug. 19

Richard Cook, 941 West Barre Rd., told Archbold police on Friday, Aug. 19, almost $400 in hunting equipment was stolen from his garage. Items taken included a compound bow valued at $300 and $68 in arrows. More...

Sports

Jr. High SPORTS DIGEST

Pettisville Cross Country  Defiance Early Bird Invitational, Aug. 27 Girls  1. Alexa Leppelmeier 14:31.59; 29. Krystine Davis 16:48.06; 42. Jaelyn Rufenacht 17:35.81; 47. Becky Tilley 17:54.34; 51. Hannah Herring 18:20.31. Boys  More...

Archbold Trumps Aces 43-37 In OT

The high school football season got in full swing last week as teams squared off on the gridiron.  Archbold made the long trek to Hicksville to face a very talented Aces squad, Friday, Aug. 26, in a nonleague contest.  More...

Blue Streak Girls Soccer Wins First Two Games

The Archbold girls soccer team defeated Springfield and Rossford to start its season with a 2-0 record.  The Streaks defeated the Blue Devils 5-1, Tuesday, Aug. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Lockport Mennonite   Sunday: Chris Keiser, prelude; Pat Nafziger, worship leader; Nancy Nofziger, chorister, special music; Hannah Wheeler, offertory. Message, “Earth Shaking,” Gloria Beck.  Wednesday: MYF. More...

Ladies Bible Study To Begin

The non-denominational Ladies Bible Study at Lockport Mennonite Church begins Tuesday, Sept 13, 9:30 a.m. The study is on Men of the Bible.   More...

Organizations

Nursing Mom’s Group   Nursing Mom’s Group, Thursday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m., Crossroads Church, 845 E. Leggett St., Wauseon.  Cancer Support   Living With Cancer support group, Thursday, Sept. More...