February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

DIVISION III SECTIONAL BOYS BASKETBALL

Archbold 42, Evergreen 40

Archbold defeated Evergreen 42-40 for a Division III sectional boys basketball title at Anthony Wayne, Friday, March 2.–Posted 3.3, 9:35 pm More...

DIVISION III STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Cowell Advances To Championship Finals; Ripke Finishes 7th, Coffey 8th

Jordan Cowell will wrestle for the Division III 152-lb. state championship, Saturday, March 4, in Columbus. More...

iPads For Every Student At Archbold High School?

Archbold school administrators are looking into a plan that would put tablet computers into the hands of every high school student. More...

Gautsche Celebrates 15th Birthday

60- Year- Old Born On Leap Day, 1952, Saved Family $250 On Their First Television Set

If you see Luther Gautsche today, wish him a happy birthday. It’s something you can do only once every four years. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Alice Mae Rowe

Alice Mae Rowe, age 94, of Archbold, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. More...

James E. Graber

James E. Graber, age 69 years, of Stryker, passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2012. He was born May 7, 1942, near Stryker, the son of Clarence and Wilma (Yoder) Graber, and married Gloria Frey on Feb. 29, 1964. More...

People

Newmans Celebrate 50th

Wayne and Ruth (Searcy) Newman, Archbold, are cele- brating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 3, 1962, in Perrysburg. More...

Meller Named Ohio FFA Alumni Association Outstanding Member

Donna Meller, of the Pettisville FFA Alumni affiliate, was named the Outstanding Member of the Ohio FFA Alumni Association during the Ohio FFA Alumni Convention in Columbus, Saturday, Jan. 28. She was awarded a clock trophy for the honor. More...

Locals Serve As Delegates At FFA Alumni Convention

Mick Weber and Jan Weber, Jeff, Cathy and Vickie Nofziger, Gene and Donna Meller, and John, Lexie and Jessie Poulson of the Pettisville FFA Alumni affiliate served as official delegates at the 40th Ohio FFA Alumni Convention in Columbus, Saturday, Ja More...

Opinion

Hodges Gets Message From Pioneer Mayor: Don't Lease The Turnpike!

Rick Hodges, executive director of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, former state representative, and Archbold High School graduate, visited Fulton County with a mission Friday, Feb. 17. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 Ken Cline, school superintendent, said the academic wing addition to the Archbold High School won’t be ready for occupancy until mid-April. More...

OLD PHOTO CORNER

OLD PHOTO CORNER: Here comes the next generation of outdoorsmen who were on a family picnic at Lost Nations in the 1950s. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Kingdom Heirs CD prelude; Wayne Gropp, worship leader; man camp video. Message, “Living for that Day,” Jesse Kahler. Kindinger family and worship team band, praiselude and offertory. More...

Team Spirit Dresses Up Bible Quiz Meet

Area teams had fun highlighting their team names during spirit week at the fifth Bible quiz meet, Sunday, Feb. 26 at Central Mennonite Church. Four teams were chosen by the staff to receive awards for their creativity. More...

Wagner, Richardson Are Kids That Care

Myah Wagner and Lexa Richardson are the February Kids That Care at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Myah, a sixth grader, is the daughter of Michael and Maria, Archbold. More...

DIVISION IV GIRLS DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

Stryker 64, Pettisville 53

Stryker outscored Pettisville 15-3 in the third quarter on its way to a 64-53 district championship, Saturday, March 3, at Archbold.–Updated 3.3, 11 pm More...

COWELL WINS STATE

Jordan Cowell Wins D-III 152-Lb. Weight Class

Jordan Cowell won the Div. III state championship in the 152-lb. weight class, Saturday night, March 3. Cowell won a 7-4 decision over Apple Creek Waynedale's Brenden Stanley in the championship finals to take the title.–Updated 3.3, 11 pm More...

DIVISION IV SECTIONAL BOYS BASKETBALL

Pettisville 44, Fayette 31

Pettisville defeated Fayette 44-31 for a Division IV sectional boys basketball title, Friday, March 2, at Bryan.–Updated 3.3, 11:30 pm More...

STATE-BOUND!

Four Blue Streaks will wrestle at the Division III state meet, Thursday, March 1-Saturday, March 3. Above, Austin Ripke, a senior, works to tilt Elmwood's Jake Wise in the district semifinals. More...

Turnpike Worth At Least $6 Billion, Kidston Says

If the Ohio Turnpike is leased to a private firm for less than $6 billion, it’s a fire sale. More...

No Changes In Polling Places For March 6 Primary Election

When area voters go to the polls to cast ballots in the Tuesday, March 6 primary election, they will find no changes in their polling places. More...

News

Carnival Fun

Hollyn Klopfenstein, 6, Pettisville, plays a ball-tossing game at the Pettisville Elementary School carnival, Saturday, Feb. 25. Assisting Klopfenstein is Amber Loar, a PHS junior. More...

School Tax Rates Increase As District Valuation Drops

Christine Ziegler, treasurer of the Archbold Area School District, told board members at their Monday, Feb. 27 meeting that the total property tax valuation of the Archbold Area School District had decreased. More...

Judges Award 20 Superiors At Pettisville Science Fair

Judges at the Pettisville Schools local science fair awarded 20 superior ratings, including four to high school students and 16 to junior high school students. The Science Fair, held Saturday, Feb. 11, featured 61 projects. More...

Public Record

Fire Drill

Ridgeville Fire Department members conducted a training drill Saturday, Feb. 25, at a former restaurant at the intersection of St. Rts. 66 and 34. The building is scheduled for demolition. More...

Disorderly Conduct Charge Follows Reported Car Chase

Mark E. Baer, 56, Colony Meadows, was issued a summons to appear in Western District Court on a charge of disorderly conduct. The charge stems from a 7:30 pm, Friday, Feb. More...

Prosecutor Declines To Prosecute Man

Tera Rodgers, an Archbold police officer, said the Fulton County prosecutor office has declined to prosecute a person on a charge of assault. More...

Sports

AHS Wrestlers Win District

Archbold grapplers continued to flex their muscles, winning the Division III district wrestling championship at Owens Community College, Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25. The Streaks tallied 115 points to claim the title. More...

Cowell, Ripke District Champs

Coffey, Jaramillo Finish Second

Jordan Cowell and Austin Ripke wrestled their way to district championships at the Division III district wrestling meet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at Owens Community College. More...

Seven Wrestle At Districts, Don’t Qualify For State

Archbold advanced 12 individuals to the Division III district tournament at Owens Community College, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25. Seven competed but did not advance to state. More...