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The Pettisville girls track team has nine letterwinners back for the 2008 season. Front row, from left: Emily Short, Chelsea Schmucker, Haley Nofziger, Laura Rochefort. Back row: Nicole Stetten, Alisha Rupp, Jordyn Brakefield, Morgan Lantz. Absent: Rachel Beck.- photo courtesy A New Image Photography 052p1_xlg.jpg
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PHS Girls Track Letterwinners

   The Pettisville girls track team has nine letterwinners back for the 2008 season. Front row, from left: Emily Short, Chelsea Schmucker, Haley Nofziger, Laura Rochefort. Back row: Nicole Stetten, Alisha Rupp, Jordyn Brakefield, Morgan Lantz. Full Story

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The Pettisville boys track team has nine returning lettermen. Front row, from left: Brandon Hamilton, Kevin York, Austin Borton, Jacob Nofziger. Back row: Lincoln Frey, Alex Frey, Josh Villalovos, Chase Proudfoot, Chris Matthews.- photo courtesy A New Image Photography 054p1_xlg.jpg
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PHS Boys Track Letterwinners

   The Pettisville boys track team has nine returning lettermen. Front row, from left: Brandon Hamilton, Kevin York, Austin Borton, Jacob Nofziger. Full Story

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Ten letterwinners are back to lead the Pettisville softball team. Front row, from left: Ellen Roth, Jordan Riegsecker, Ashley Eicher, Lauren Bontrager. Back row: Karina Rohrer-Meck, Alexa Short, Brittany Weber, Katie Weber, Lauren Roth. Absent: Erica King.- photo courtesy A New Image Photography 055p1_xlg.jpg
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Ten Letterwinners Return For Pettisville Softball

    Kelly Fulmer, Pettisville head softball coach, looks for 10 returning letterwinners to lead the Blackbirds to a productive season. Full Story

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The Pettisville baseball team has 10 letterwinners returning this season. Front row, from left: Jordan Klopfenstein, Clay Norris, Zane Miller, Jared Avina, Quinn Nofziger. Back row: Aaron Rupp, Harris King, Josh Bruner, Andy Switzer, Logan Frey.- photo courtesy A New Photography 056p1_xlg.jpg
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Returning Experience Key For Pettisville Baseball

    The Pettisville baseball team looks to 10 returning letterwinners to lead the team under Paul Bishop, third-year head coach. Last season the Birds posted a 13-11 record and finished second in the Buckeye Border Conference at 7-3. Full Story

COLLEGIATE CONNECTION

    Justin Rufenacht, a 2005 Pettisville High School graduate, recently finished the 2007-08 men's basketball season at Bluffton University. He played in all 25 games and hit 36/68 from the field and 27/47 at the charity stripe. Full Story

COLLEGIATE CONNECTION

    Ben Ulrich, a 2004 Archbold High School graduate, shot a 180 for George Fox (Ore.) University at the Pacific University Mens Golf Invitational, Sunday and Monday, March 9-10. The Bruins finished sixth with a two-day team score of 705. Full Story

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It may have been Easter weekend, but these two sets of brothers were bundled up as they played outside, Saturday, March 22. In the jogger is Carson Ramirez, 7. Pushing him are, from left: Will Collins, 10; Sid Ramirez, 10; and Cameron Collins, 7. Will and Sid are good friends, as are Cameron and Carson. All are from Archbold.- photo by Mary Huber 059p1_xlg.jpg
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Rolling Along

   It may have been Easter weekend, but these two sets of brothers were bundled up as they played outside, Saturday, March 22. In the jogger is Carson Ramirez, 7. Pushing him are, from left: Will Collins, 10; Sid Ramirez, 10; and Cameron Collins, 7. Full Story

Improve Intersection At Co. Rd. 22 - St. Rt. 2

    The intersection of St. Rt. 2 and Co. Rd. 22 is a concern. It is highly dangerous. Many years ago, Co. Rd. 22 was designated as a village truck bypass. Full Story

Criticize Us Please, All Criticism Is Constructive

    How many businesses or industries do you know that publish letters critical of itself? We do. The Archbold Buckeye welcomes letters that criticize the newspaper. We are happy to publish them, free of charge. Full Story

Golden Notes Of Archbold's Memorable Past

    Ten Years Ago Wednesday, March 25, 1998 Carolyn Snyder, Pettisville, appears in a photograph displaying the 1998 Fairlawn Auxiliary quilt she designed and pieced. She started quilting at 15 and has pieced 50-60 quilts. Full Story

News from the Pew & Pulpit

    Archbold Evan. Mennonite Sunday: Vicki Gramling, prelude; One Holy Morning, church choir; piano and organ duet, offertory. Message, "The Road To Calvary: The Victory Over Death," Brad Bame. Baptism and receiving of new members. Full Story

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Will Bernath, 6, Zanesville, holds one of the many Easter eggs he gathered during the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 22 in Ruihley Park. Will is the son of Ryan and Theresa Bernath, Zanesville, and the grandson of Sharon Bernath and Grant Bernath, Archbold. The plastic eggs held small pieces of candy, or a slip of paper redeemable for a special prize.- photo by David Pugh 042p1_xlg.jpg
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Egg-cellent!

   Will Bernath, 6, Zanesville, holds one of the many Easter eggs he gathered during the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 22 in Ruihley Park. Full Story

Births

    Fulton Co. Health Center March 14: Heather and Andrew Carpenter, Malinta, girl; Natasha Bailey, Liberty Center, girl; Jessica and Rodney Hunt, Delta, girl. March 15: Heidi and David Goehmann, Wauseon, girl. Full Story

Organizations

    Divorce DivorceCare, a help seminar and support group, and DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 in families of divorce, Tuesday April 1,8,15,22,29, 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 810 Scott Street, Napoleon. Full Story

Developing News

Sauder Woodworking Announces Plans To Streamline, Simplify Business

   Sauder Woodworking Company, Archbold's largest employer, announced a plan to simplify and streamline its operations, Friday, March 21, a plan that will result in fewer employees at the furniture manufacturer. Full Story

Ridgeville Egg Hunt Postponed

   The Easter Egg Hunt at Ridgeville Corners, originally scheduled for today, Saturday, at 1 p.m., has been postponed until next Saturday, March 29, 1 p.m. at Christ Community Church. Full Story

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Photo of the Day

This Snow Is For The Birds!

   This robin was pretty confused, Saturday, March 22, as it was looking for a worm. Full Story

School Administrators Here Get Pay Raises Up To 2.8%

    Administrators in the Archbold Area School District got raises ranging from 1.75% to 2.86% for school years 2007-08 and 2008-09. Full Story

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Anthony Rodriguez, 12, Wauseon, carrying the cross, leads members of the Archbold New Life Church and Wauseon's Latter Rain Worship Center when they passed through Archbold Saturday morning, March 15. Congregations from the two churches were on their way to Bryan, following St. Rt. 2.002p1_xlg.jpg
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Carrying The Cross

   Anthony Rodriguez, 12, Wauseon, carrying the cross, leads members of the Archbold New Life Church and Wauseon's Latter Rain Worship Center when they passed through Archbold Saturday morning, March 15. Full Story

$500 To Change A Light Bulb? County Commissioners Say No

    The Fulton County Commissioners won't pay a $500 bill presented to them for changing a standard, common light bulb inside the Burlington-Elmira sewer system pump station. "We're not paying it. Full Story

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Maurice Nafziger displays two of his hand-crafted, painstakingly-realistic scale replica birdhouses. Nafziger has been building the models for several years and donating them to benefit auctions. He has created two of the former St. John's Lutheran Church buildings for this year's Fairlawn Auxiliary Auction. Over the years, the birdhouses have raised about $9,000 for organizations.004p1_xlg.jpg
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Fairlawn Auction Bidders Flock To Nafziger's Special Birdhouses

    For Maurice Nafziger, creating amazingly accurate replica birdhouses began by accident when he retired. Having an interest in architecture, he made several from scrap wood. Full Story