April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Rufenacht Spends $11,000 To Win Commissioner Race

William “Bill” Rufenacht, Archbold, spent more than $11,000 in his successful campaign to win the Republican primary race for county commissioner in the March 6 election.  He spent $4,490.77 more than incumbent Dean Genter, who spent More...

Council Okays Water Rate Hike

For an average family of four using 7,500 gallons of water each month, a 2% increase in Archbold water rates will cost about 58 cents additional each month.  Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said Archbold’s largest water cust More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Jane Elizabeth Friesen

Jane Elizabeth Friesen, age 55, of Archbold, passed on surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 22, 2012, after a 2 1/2-year struggle with breast cancer.–Posted 4.23, 4:45 pm More...

Lorraine M. Wyse

Lorraine M. More...

LaVon Eschhofen

LaVon Eschhofen, age 83, of Bryan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in his home, with the help of the Bryan Hospital Hospice team.  He was born on Oct. More...

People

Rupps Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wayne and Ruth Rupp, Pettisville, are celebrating their 60th anniversary. Wayne Rupp and Ruth Hayes were married April 20, 1952, at the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite Church by Rev. H.E. Bertsche. More...

NSCC Academic Honors

Linda Kidston, Archbold, was one of 58 students recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Northwest State Community College. More...

4-H News

The Countryside Clovers 4- H Club met Tuesday, April 10. After the pledges, Taylor Dickman, president, asked to have a moment of silence for the kids in the 4-H club that died in Archbold the last couple of days. More...

Opinion

Ohio Soldiers Pay Ultimate Price In Afghanistan

Earlier this month, on April 4, a man rode a motorcycle into a park in Afghanistan and set off a bomb, killing himself and a dozen others.  Among the dead were three soldiers from an Ohio National Guard unit. More...

Hydroponics Great Archbold Opportunity?

Hydroponics, the art and science of growing crops without soil, is modern technology. It could be a key to the future needs of food production. More...

Other Editors Say...

Winds Of Change: Rule Will Evolve As Turbines Sprout On Land And Water

The fights over wind turbines in rural Ohio and elsewhere are part of the growing pains of a young industry.  Figuring out the best solutions could make it more likely that Ohio will benefi t from one of the cleanest known energy sources.  More...

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Cranberry Mustard Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon brown sugar Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl, whisking until smooth. Serve hot or at room temperature as a dip with chicken fingers. More...

“Phantom Of The Opera” Theme Of 2012 PHS Prom

After years of having the Pettisville High School Prom at PHS, the 2012 edition, Saturday, April 14, was moved to Nazareth Hall, near Grand Rapids. The theme was “Phantom Of The Opera.”   More...

Rare Split Vote At School Board

Downey Questions Policy Changes

The Archbold School Board had a rare split vote at its Monday, April 16 meeting.  John Downey, who was elected to the board in November and took his seat in January, first attempted to stop a vote on policy changes proposed by NEOLA, then was th More...

AHS Musical Cast Deals With Loss Of Fellow Actor

The staff and students who put on Archbold High School stage productions were impacted by the death of one of their cast members.  As cast members prepare for the musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Anthony & More...

 

News

School Board Okays Personnel Actions

The Archbold Area School Board approved several personnel actions during its Monday, April 16 meeting. John Downey, school board member, abstained on voting on two of the issues because of family connections. More...

Beck Retires From FCHC; Finn To Be Administrator

Dean Beck, Fulton County Health Center administrator since 1975, will retire Sept. 1.  Beck joined FCHC, Sept. More...

Spring Choral Festival Set for Sunday, April 22

Select choirs of Pettisville High School, Wauseon High School, and the Zion Mennonite Church present a free Spring Choral Festival, Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m., in the Pettisville High School auditorium.  More...

Public Record

Boy Sentenced To House Arrest In Shooting Case

Felipe Villanueva, Jr., 14, Wauseon, was sentenced to house arrest for the Wednesday, March 14 shooting death of Michael J. More...

Just Delivered

The newest addition at the Archbold Fire Department, a new Engine 102, arrived Friday, April 13. More...

Theft Foiled; Plate Stolen

An apparent attempted theft from an auto was thwarted about 12:58 am, Saturday, March 31.  Brandon Grime, 18, 404 Brussel St., told police as he was returning to his residence at about 12:30 am, he observed a subject walking down the sidewalk, l More...

Sports

Pitching Leads The Way For AHS Softball In 5-1 Week

The Archbold softball team won three games by the score of 1-0 while winning five of six contests last week.  The Streaks defeated Liberty Center, Fairview, and Lima Bath by 1-0 counts; were victorious over Delta 13-3 and Findlay 11-3, and lost More...

Blue Streak Boys Tennis Sweeps Week

The Archbold boys tennis team raised its record to 8-1 with three road victories last week.  The Streaks traveled to Maumee Valley Country Day, Monday, April 9, and came home with a 3-2 win.  AHS was back on the road, Thursday, April 12, to More...

AHS Boys Track Wins Napoleon Invite

The Archbold boys track team won six events on its way to capturing the Napoleon Wildcat Track & Field Invitational title, Saturday, April 14.  The Streaks finished with 175 points. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Archbold Evangelical  More...

Prize Winner

Amya Coulon, 7, Archbold, is shocked to discover she won a prize during the annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Archbold Parks & Recreation, Saturday, March 31, in Ruihley Park. More...

Egg Goes Here

Canyon Brown, 2, Wauseon, gathers Easter eggs with his mother, Wendy, at the Pettisville Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31.– photo by _________________________David Pugh More...