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Betty Grieser, rural Archbold, recently became a great-grandmother twice in less than 12 hours. Above, Betty holds Casin Loyal Nofziger, a Leap Year baby, who was born at 4:15 p.m., Feb. 29, 2008. Standing are Casin's father, Jon Curtis Nofziger, and grandmother, Judy Nofziger. They live less than a half-mile from each other on the south side at the Ohio Turnpike exit 25.022p2_xlg.jpg
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Four Generations Times Two

   Betty Grieser, rural Archbold, recently became a great-grandmother twice in less than 12 hours. Above, Betty holds Casin Loyal Nofziger, a Leap Year baby, who was born at 4:15 p.m., Feb. 29, 2008. Full Story

4-H News

    The first meeting of the year for the Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club was Monday, Feb. 25. Outstanding 4-Hers and 10- and 11-year members were recognized. 4-Hers who participated in the junior fair parade last year received gift cards. Full Story

Earn Degrees

    Archbold and Archbold area residents received degrees from the University of Toledo during December, 2007. •Krystina Elise Bowerman; bachelor of education, multi-age education (pre K-12), and bachelor of arts, Spanish. Full Story

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Gene Goering, Archbold's all-time leading boys basketball scorer, received First Team All-Ohio recognition in Div. III last week. He finished his high school career with 1,612 points.- photo by Scott Schultz 053p1_xlg.jpg
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Gene Goering Named First Team All-Ohio

    Gene Goering was named First Team All-Ohio on the Associated Press Division III boys basketball team last week. A senior at Archbold High School, Goering is the school's all-time leading scorer in boys basketball. Full Story

COLLEGIATE CONNECTION

    Danielle Rychener, a 2004 Archbold High School graduate, is a second baseman for the Ashland University softball team. The daughter of Dan and Jan Rychener, she is majoring in computer art. The Eagles are 3-3 this season. Full Story

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Chase Schultz, a 2005 Archbold High School graduate, scored three goals in the United States Coast Guard opening lacrosse match with Mitchell College, Wednesday, March 5. The Coast Guard Bears trounced the visiting Pequots 20-5. A third class Cadet, he is the son of Scott and June, Archbold. The Bears lost 9-5 to George Washington University, Sunday, March 9. Schultz had one assist in the loss. 055p1_xlg.jpg
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Scores Three Goals

   Chase Schultz, a 2005 Archbold High School graduate, scored three goals in the United States Coast Guard opening lacrosse match with Mitchell College, Wednesday, March 5. The Coast Guard Bears trounced the visiting Pequots 20-5. Full Story

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State Boys Basketball Tourney

Ottawa-Glandorf Wins Div. III Championship

    After Ottawa-Glandorf defeated Archbold 69-58 to win the Division III regional championship at Bowling Green, Sunday, March 9, many Blue Streak fans hoped that the Titans would win the state crown. OG did just that. Full Story

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Alex Frey, Pettisville High School senior, signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Tiffin University. Seated with Frey are his parents, Carol and Jack. Standing, from left, are Marty Rupp and Tom Wagner, PHS cross country and track coaches. - courtesy photo 057p1_xlg.jpg
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Frey Signs Letter Of Intent

   Alex Frey, Pettisville High School senior, signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track at Tiffin University. Seated with Frey are his parents, Carol and Jack. Full Story

Lantz Sets School Records At Indoor Track Meet

    Autumn Lantz, sophomore at Archbold High School, competed in the Division II/III Ohio State Indoor Track Meet at the University of Akron, Saturday, March 15. Full Story

Boating Course

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft offers a one-day Ohio Boating Education Course, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Wauseon Public Library, downtown Wauseon. Full Story

COLLEGE CONNECTION

    Dan Borcherdt, a 2005 AHS graduate and son of Bob and Judy Borcherdt, is one of five members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team recognized by the American Mideast Conference South Division. Full Story

Commissioner Frustrated By Environmental Agency

    Trees near the Fulton County airport are proving difficult to cut down. It's not because they're a particularly hard wood. No, what's keeping the trees standing is mere paper. Full Story

Sunshine Week About You, Information, Secrets

    It is Sunshine Week, a weeklong celebration and call to action to support open government at the local, state, and national level. Sunshine Week is a project of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and other information groups. Full Story

Goodwin's Handgun Legislation Needed

    Is an 18-year-old member of the United States military old enough to own a handgun? Bruce Goodwin, Republican State Representative from Defiance, says 18- to 21-year-olds in the military should be allowed to own hand guns, if properly trained. Full Story

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

    Ten Years Ago Wednesday, March 18, 1998 Clark Forward (135 lbs.) was crowned state wrestler champion for the second year in a row. He is the first Blue Streak in history to repeat the honor. Full Story

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Old Photo Corner: East side of downtown Archbold (looking south) before the 1912 fire that wiped out a block of buildings. The Aungst Grist Mill appears on the horizon in the center of the photo.- Antique photograph from the collection of Kenneth Stamm 046p1_xlg.jpg
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Old Photo Corner:

   Old Photo Corner: East side of downtown Archbold (looking south) before the 1912 fire that wiped out a block of buildings. Full Story

News from the Pew & Pulpit

    Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: Nancy Roth, prelude; Choral offertory, Fairest Lord Jesus, by the Childrens Choir; Deb Neuenschwander, childrens challenge. Messsage, "The Road To Calvary: Execution and Burial," Brad Bame. Full Story

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Births

    Fulton Co. Health Center March 8: Lisa and Thomas Moore, Napoleon, boy. March 9: Audrey and Donald Sacks, Napoleon, girl. March 13: Jessica and Zach Gericke, Archbold, girl. Full Story

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Maria Tijerina, secretary of Iglesia Mennonita Del Buen Pastor- Good Shepherd Mennonite Church, adjusts the cross in the church sanctuary, which is decorated for the Easter Season. The cross is draped with two sashes: white, which signifies the purity of Jesus, who was born into the world without sin, and the purple, which signifies royalty.- photo by David Pugh 049p1_xlg.jpg
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Easter Preparations

   Maria Tijerina, secretary of Iglesia Mennonita Del Buen Pastor- Good Shepherd Mennonite Church, adjusts the cross in the church sanctuary, which is decorated for the Easter Season. Full Story

Organizations

    NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Four County, Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, St. Rt. 66, south of Archbold. Full Story

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Andrew Thatcher, a boy scout of Archbold Troop 63, sorts food items at the Archbold FISH food pantry during "Scouting for Food," Saturday, March 8. - photo by David Pugh 052p1_xlg.jpg