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Ground Broken For Sauder Village Main Street Project

Sauder Village managers and contractors broke ground, Thursday, Dec. More...

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Obituaries

Dolores P. Welke

Dolores P. Welke, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. More...

Evelyn M. Weber

Evelyn M. Weber, age 76, of Wauseon, passed away early Saturday, Dec. More...

Loretta Lavonne Bertsche

Loretta Lavonne Bertsche celebrated her 90th birthday with family and that same day in Heaven with the Lord.  “Letty” was born on Nov. 27, 1927 to Roscoe “Roudy” and Anna Roudebush in Indianapolis, Ind., and died on Nov. More...

People

Ripkes Celebrate 50th Anniversary

David and Marilynn Ripke, Pettisville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  David Ripke and Marilynn Bowditch were married Dec. 23, 1967, at First Church of God, Defiance, by Rev. Russell Bowditch, the father of the bride.  More...

Couple Observes 50th Anniversary

Juan and Odette Rolón, Archbold, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Juan Rolón and Odette Leininger were married Oct. 28, 1967, at the chapel in St. More...

Opinion

Christmas Message

We are but days away from Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the man Christians believe was the Son of God. More...

The Joys Of Local Holiday Shopping

Other Editors Say...

Admit it: You’re lazy.  Why go through the hassle of shopping for holiday gifts at a brick-and-mortar store when you can just buy them online?  You can skip the crowds, the lines, the traffic, the packed parking lots. More...

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago  Wednesday, Dec. More...

Recipe Corner

Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups

1/2 cup Ranch veggie dip 36 wonton wrappers 36 teaspoons hot sauce, divided (1 teaspoon per cup) 2 cups diced and cooked chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh jalapeño pepper 1/3 cup chopped green onion 1/2 cup Finely diced More...

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Festival Of Lights Tampered With

Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said light displays in the Festival of Lights in Ruihley Park have been tampered with.  “Somebody, or some group of somebodies, has been going into the park and unplugging the d More...

Fire Department Contract Draft Okayed By Council

Archbold Village Council has approved a draft agreement for the operation of the Archbold Fire Department that will be presented to the German Township Trustees.  Council approved the measure at its Monday, Dec. More...

Christmas Program Puts Second Grade On Stage

Second grade students at Archbold Elementary School put on their annual Christmas musical at the Archbold High School auditorium. There was an afternoon dress rehearsal for school mates, then a 7pm show for relatives and friends. More...

 

News

Park Board 2018 Budget Up .6%

The Archbold Park Board budget for 2018 is up $7,000 from 2017, said Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation.  Based on an annual budget of more than $1 million, the increase works out to sixtenths (.6) of one percent.  More...

New Library Director Talks About Plans

Sonya Huser, the new director of the Archbold Community Library, outlined several ideas she plans to implement.  Speaking to the Library Board during its Wednesday, Dec. More...

Singer

Reece Bunke, an Archbold second grade student, performed during the second grade Christmas musical, Thursday, Dec. 14.– photo by David Pugh   More...

Public Record

Arrested On Assault Charge

Heather L. Liechty, 34, Stryker, was arrested Saturday, Dec. More...

No Charges After Abuse Complaint

Brian Banister, Fulton County dog warden, said there will be no charges filed against Theresa Taylor.  A complaint filed with Archbold police, Wednesday, Nov. 22, alleged someone at Taylor’s dog grooming facility had abused a dog. More...

Vehicles Collide Downtown

A two-vehicle collision in downtown Archbold sent three persons to the Fulton County Health Center, Sunday, Dec. 3, at about 3:29 pm, an Archbold police report states.  A vehicle, driven by Terry L. More...

Sports

Streaks Keep Holgate In Single Digits

Archbold prevented Holgate from scoring in double digits as the Streaks (3-1) thumped the Tigers (0-5) 61- 9, Saturday, Dec. More...

Streaks Fall To Defiance In Dpt Classic Finals

Going for its eighth Defiance Physical Therapy Classic title and sixth in the past seven years, Archbold slammed into a Defiance team that shot 48% in the semifinals and 51% in the championship game, falling 58-48, Tuesday, Dec. More...

Wrestlers Seventh At Frickers Duals

Archbold hosted the sixth annual Frickers Duals at Defiance College, Friday and Saturday, Dec. More...

Religion

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Advent Three  Archbold Evangelical   Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Emmanuel As Inheritance,” Jesse Kahler.  Central Mennonite   More...

Crosses At Christmas

The cross is the symbol of Christianity. It can be found in many places, including the tops of church steeples. Jesus Christ, who Christians believe was the son of God, was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. More...

Births

Fulton Co. Health Center Dec. 8: Kriesten & Chase Smith, Archbold, boy. Dec. 10: Shelby & Spencer Graber, Archbold, girl. Dec. 13: Joanne Ferguson, Defiance, girl; Amie Jo Stites, Wauseon, girl. More...